After we gathered and sorted on Saturday, we bucked the calves on Sunday morning. Just like their bigger counterparts, we use the dummy. We buck them young to see if there is any potential. If they don't show any at all, we go ahead and send them to the sale barn. Don't want to feed them longer than necessary.
This year's calf crop did really well. Had some awesome ones, few crappy ones and a bunch of good ones. So we were pretty pleased with what we saw. Here's a few videos... **No babies were hurt in the making of these videos.**
Some we will not buck again because they showed us enough the first time. A few others will be tried again in a few months. And a few other ones will be headed to the sale barn. It's better to get rid of them now before I get attached. It doesn't take long when they are right outside my back door.
Look, I already found a new friend...
This was the first day of weaning. The husband put out hay and returned to find this. Husband just shook his head. Lil guy was eating out of my hand!! Good thing he bucked well. I get to keep him a little longer. Gotta love the babies!
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