Wow! What a day! Yesterday, we pregnancy checked our cows. What this means is that we worked them through the chute and our veterinarian checked if they were pregnant, and thier estimated due date.
WELL, the news was great! We checked 65 of our spring calving cows and only had 4 open cows! That is pretty good! Especially considering that 2 of the open cows were 14 and 12 years old.
This means that Lenny, IS a great bull, he bred all of the cows possible, and made them pregnant!! We did try to Artifically Inseminate about 45 of these cows, but the rate of conception with AI is usally about 70-80% so Lenny had the opportunity to breed lots of cows this summer.
This also means that our cows were healthy and happy, so they were ready to breed, while nursing large calves.
So, I'm glad to say that we won't have too much extra hamburger, and we will have ots of beef calves growing for next year.
If you think you might be interested in beef next summer and fall, drop me a line, and we'll save a calf to finish just for you!
You can get pictures or stories about your calf.
Hope you have a day as happy as mine is! (I don't have to sell too many cows because they're open!!) I'm still trying to find a little pasture to keep our old cows, and let them live out their life because they've been so productive and helpful for the Ebersole Cattle Co and our family!
Shanen - Momma to the Mama cows at the Ebersole Cattle Co
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