Fall – Such a Busy Time on a Ranch

Fall is a busy time for farmers and ranchers – harvest, fall shipping, preg checking, taking feed inventory and the list goes on and on. But of course we try to sneak in a little fun when we can!

Always time for riding during the fall with friends!

Always time for riding during the fall with friends!

The view during a ride around the lake with a good friend.

The view during a ride around the lake with a good friend.

Our good friend Drew and his puppy helping move cows!

Our good friend Drew and his puppy helping move cows!

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Trucks pulling into the pasture to load cows.

My little buddy and I helping load cows

My little buddy and I helping load cows

We recently worked all the cows.  This means they go through the chute, are preg checked, given a vaccination and wormed for internal and external parasites.  They are then moved to corn stalk pastures, where they will graze till they are brought home before they calve the middle of March.  All our cows were sent between 40-70 miles away because corn stalk pastures are hard to find in our area.  We keep our heifers near home so we can give them a little extra TLC.

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Giving a cow her dewormer, it goes on her back and soaks through the skin

Giving a cow her dewormer, it goes on her back and soaks through the skin

GIving a cow her vaccination. Our chute has a neck injection access area, so its easy to give her the vaccine. We use the neck because its good quality assurance practices. The good cuts of meat arent in the neck, so it is a practical place to give an injection

GIving a cow her vaccination. Our chute has a neck injection access area, so its easy to give her the vaccine. We use the neck because its good quality assurance practices. The good cuts of meat arent in the neck, so it is a practical place to give an injection

Bringing cows up the alley to the chute.

Bringing cows up the alley to the chute.

Troy in his preg checking get up :)

Troy in his preg checking get up 🙂

Love the colors of fall!

Love the colors of fall!

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About Husker Cowgirl

I am a ranchers wife, regional sales manager for Turnkey Computer Systems feedyard accounting software and an avid Husker fan. I am passionate about agriculture and especially beef cattle. My husband and I do things on our ranch the old fashioned way - using horses. I also enjoy taking my horses to town and competing with them at local, state and national events on the weekends.
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One Response to Fall – Such a Busy Time on a Ranch

  1. Seasonsgirl says:

    I love that puppy… what bread is he?
    Also you and your little man on the horse are so cute 🙂
    Hope your having a nice fall 🙂

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