Labor Day family teamwork to prepare our calves for their trip to Nebraska and Illinois in two weeks. Vaccinations work best administered when an animal is not stressed, and allowed time to work in the body before they’re really needed. (Think of the vaccines we give children before they start school.)
David applied the electronic identification ear tags to each animal- they can be used to trace the meat produced from our calves all the way back to our farm.
Corrine correlated the records of the electronic ear tag applied to our farm ear tag applied the day the calves were born.
Kelli worked the gates to sort steers from heifers into separate pastures.
Michael worked the head catch to safely and quietly restrain each animal.
Nancy administered each vaccine always following BQA protocols.
Gary brought the calves from the pen to the chute, working slowly and quietly to limit stress on the calves.
Ava and Silas worked the sliding gate in the alleyway to prevent calves from turning around.