Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Buckin' the Babies

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!

9 comments:

Kimberley said...

I have been around rodeo for awhile now but I had no idea about the roughstock part of it, especially the bulls. I think it is so cool to read about what you do with the bulls in their early stages before they make it to the rodeos, it's a lot more than the 8 seconds (or less) we see of them in the arena!

Gail said...

I couldn't stay on any of those!

Beautiful.

Linda said...

Oooo you got some good ones coming up!

LindaG said...

You have a really interesting life-style.
Glad you have so many good ones!

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

Enjoyed the videos - they just know what to do! -- One lucky guy found a replacement for his momma -- the gal who feeds him hay by hand! Have a great rest of the week - it is almost friday!

fernvalley01 said...

wow some movers and shakers there! looked like that last one did a back flip!

the Goodwife said...

Girl you look amazing!

Those last two videos look like they are goin' to really be good! Do they ever buck real good as babies and then get too laid back and disappoint as they grow?

Nicole said...

Does the husband call you the calf whisperer :) haha

CTG Ponies said...

Look at them go!! The last pic is really cute.