Calves - Yanni and Yzanomma (aka Cinder) waiting for dinner to arrive. They are wearing fly collars in lime green. While we're not sure how truly effective the collars might be, it sure makes for wonderful smelling heifers!
Pregnancy tests from BioPryn! Thanks to our wonderful vet and his patient lessons, we've learned to draw blood ourselves so that we can do our preg testing through BioPryn. 30 days from breeding to Yes! she's pregnant on heifers. 90 days from the last calf (and 30 days post breeding) on cows. Fast, simple and accurate.
Feeders from GoBob. These are the Hay Monsters and we expect that they are going to help us conserve a LOT of hay this winter. Prior to ordering these guys, we'd been feeding bales without feeders. Lots of waste - and at the price of hay this year, we believe that our payback will be under a year. We can attest to the durability of the Hay Monster, having watched one fall from the back of a flatbed to a paved parking lot.....not even a dent! The third feeder is in the corral where we've been carefully watching girls with horns using it. They figured out quickly how to get their heads in and out. Very little wasted hay anywhere.
It's still really hot, but we are grateful for our cooler evenings and the bit of rain this week.