Due to the recent rain we have been unable to get into the fields and took advantage of this extra time to put a few pairs out to pasture. We utilize AI (artificial insemination) on many of the cows in the herd and do this prior to sending them our to pasture. We plan on starting to AI in a couple weeks so the cows we sent to pasture today are the ones who most recently calved and will not come in heat(be fertile) by the time we are ready to AI. We also took out to pasture the cows who are of lesser quality and we wouldn't use AI on and just let the herd bull breed them. Here are a few pictures of some cute one's as they waited to go out to pasture.
|Snowball, my daughter Mary's favorite cow|
|Snowman, Snowball's steer calf this year|