April 13, 2015


Yesterday I posted this picture on my instagram account, of a first-calf, "close-up/heavy pregnant" heifer. This is a high quality heifer! 

Her conformation is beautiful. The heifer's udder and teat placement is textbook...she is an all around gorgeous animal, that we've hand raised since birth. 

It takes 2 years to see a return on one of your heifers you've been raising and feeding everyday; that's a long time!

*A heifer starts paying for themselves when they have their first calf, and starts adding milk to the tank.

What I am trying to get at is this, you work-work-work for 2 years, no matter the weather or how your feeling (rainy, soaking wet, hot, sweaty, sick...etc.). Everyday you try your best, show up, implement what you know, keep your head down, work hard, have a little fun, laugh!  And one day, one day it will stop you in your tracks, and you'll see the fruits of ALL of our labor. Everyone that had a hand in raising this cow can say, "Man...we did a good job!" 


-Sometimes it takes a while to see it, but eventually you will and when you feel like giving up, that is when you have to try a little harder. 

-Remember tomorrow is always a new day!

Have a great Monday, a great start to a new week :)


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