These big babies were taken to the auction. It was time.
Past time actually.
Only one was castrated and the other, well, he needed to be.
Plus they were almost-cows in size, they were getting so big.
We had been waiting for cattle prices to go up. So, last week when they were going for as much as $1.15 per pound, we knew it was time.
But, it didn't make it any less difficult for G.
He called me about 10 times asking me if I wanted to take photos, but I was eating lunch, so that was out of the question. Chimichanga with pico de gallo or 30-degree weather and a foul-smell? Hmmm....let me think.
So, G documented with his iPhone.
Bubba came with the trailer and backed it up.
In they went. Dad waved good-bye.
And, they were off.
Off to the auction. Where they sold for about $0.93 per pound. Not bad for calves.
Oh, and I neglected to mention we sold #8. She was our only heifer who had the calf who we had to bottle-feed who ultimately didn't make it. Well, her udder didn't drop, which was the main problem, so the calf didn't get the nutrition he needed.
Well, #8 is a Big cow, with a capital "B".
Big cows are generally good, but they eat a lot.
And, if it's big, it needs to produce.
Produce calves that is.
And, so far, she wasn't doing so hot in that department and she was eating us dry.
She didn't sell for that much, but in all, we now have moolah in our farm account, which makes me happy.
Our first auction is behind us. Hopefully it will be easier for G next time.