Wow, it is hard to believe that it is the 5th of Febuary already!! Calving is getting closer, and closer. The first of the herd is due to calve around Feb 26, and I expect we will have some before that. Well, we already do have a couple, but they were out of some heifers that we bought last fall.
Last weekend we went up to a bull sale, we needed to pick up 3 bulls, and we were able to do that. 1 Black Angus x Simm and 2 Black Angus. So providing we have no unpleasant surprises at vet check time we should be done with that fiasco. I really hate having to deal with bulls, but with our pastures, they are a bit of a necessity.
I am on a number of groups that are for horse lovers. Now there is talk of banning the horse slaughter industry in Canada!! Talk about a disaster waiting to happen!! I really don't understand what these people think should (or will) happen to all the extra horses. I know, that I can't afford to keep horses around that are not doing something to pull their weight. Starving, or being left to suffer because no-one can afford to call a vet out would be worse that being sent out to a slaughter facility!!