Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Sorting Bulls

After dinner on Friday, the boys gathered the bulls in Headquarters Pasture and brought them to the pens.

 I tried to take a few photos and all the while this fella:

was snorting at the back of my neck. By the time I  got out there, they had already sorted off the beef bulls which DH and Dane hauled out on Monday, and DH was culling through the Corrientes:

There are 80 bulls in this pasture and DH sorted off the ones that were going to be put into the various pastures with heifers and cows:

The crew kept the bulls from turning back into the herd

Our bulls are rather gentle, as bulls go, and DH works them slow and easy.

Nothing gets roped or chased. DH was just recoiling his rope:

This was a long day for everyone

DH gives instructions for where a set of bulls needs to go:

And 2 or 3 fellas will walk the bulls out:

It was a long day, but it was a pretty day

They didn't finish up until 7 that evening and when your morning starts at 3 am, that makes for an awfully long day. We worked on Saturday too and again on Monday. A few of the guys came back to help gather a pasture of 196 steers and send them out on trucks so we had one more early morning. Make that 2, because DH is helping the neighbors today and we rolled out of bed at 3.You would think I would get used to these early morning wake up calls, but I am dragging and no time for a nap today.


Sherrill said...

Ummmm, YIKES!! 3am?! whoa

Janet O. said...

Wow--I'm exhausted thinking about that much work on such a schedule!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

You do start early--our starting time was 4:00 a.m. Slow and easy is a good way to work bulls

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