Monday, March 2, 2009

Busy day

So today was a great day here on our ranch!! Hubby decided today was the day for halter breaking DD's steer that she will show at the 4H Fair in August. We got the steer about a month to a month and a half ago and he has never been halter broke but has been handled. So early this morning Hubby and DD loaded Midnight up in the trailer to go weigh him. When we got him he was 800 lbs, today's weight was 900 lbs!!! Then they put him in the cattle chute and got his halter on him.

He was left tied to the railing for a couple of hours to get used to it all. And then we went back out and DD did some warming up to him to try and teach him not to be afraid of us. She did a great job, with some Hubby assist as well.

Then they led him around the pen a bit. He was trying to restrain at first and then finally he gave in. So he did good considering this was his first time. So then DD and Hubby did some more loving and scratching on him, which he really loves!!

J came out and he is such a great help for us, he came over and did an evaluation of him and believes that he will show pretty well at the fair. He says he has a couple of flaws that may be corrected by fair time and that the judges don't pay much attention to one flaw that he seen. So overall he gives Midnight a passing grade!! It is so awesome to me that my 14 year old son is so knowledgeable about livestock, it's great!!

We finished our day with a run to town to get some much needed sports equipment for the kids' sports. Tomorrow is a big day!!! My sister-in-law and I have a meeting with a Regional Manager who is very paramount to our business success!!!

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