1 - Vaccine and Health supplies - Just like calving time there are medical supplies you hope to never need to use but always glad you have it when you need it. In my last post I talked about the vaccination protocol we use at weaning time. We have consulted our veterinarian, the veterinarian the feedlot we sell our calves to uses, internet research, and other tools to put together what we feel is the best combination of vaccines and wormers to achieve our goals. Goal number 1 is alway Prevent as much illness and disease as possible. Goal number 2 is use the right antibiotic properly (according to BQA guidelines, FDA regulations, and recommendations of our Vet) to get the best and fastest recovery if a calf gets sick.
2 - Fixing Fence - We have an on going project to replace our exhisting facilities with new, better, stronger, safer fences and handling facilities. This is a project that will probably never be over after 1 stretch of fence is rebuilt there will always be another spot that needs help. We have started with some of the worse fence that is located in the areas that tend to get used the most. Fence is expensive so we only put up as much as we can afford at a time.
|Newly hung gate and section of continous fence!!|
|Mineral Tub used at weaning|
We weaned the first bunch on Saturday. Next post will have pictures and Part III of weaning!