This week at Farnash Creek Ranch we noticed one of our male calves sucking on a heifer’s titty. We DO NOT allow breastfeeding in public so we immediately figured that he was sucking that titty because he really wanted to be a female calf instead of a male. We grabbed our gloves and equipment as fast as we could and threw him/her into the chute! Popi grabbed the scalpel, I grabbed the leg, and Gramita held the tail. Popi then cut off his/her’s testicles! It seemed painless for him/her! We could see the happiness in this calves eyes, because finally he was a she!
We have decided that at Farnash Creek Ranch our cows will tell us what gender they are and we will respect that 100% and do our best to accommodate our cattle! This coming up week we are doing at least 5 more ‘gender reassignment’ male to female! (Would be 6, but but one calve licked a ball and we guessed that meant that he wanted to keep his!)
It’s a hard life for cattle these days, but we feel that our herd will be happier picking there own genders!
For everyone that is still reading: We did our 1st castration this week! Hopefully everyone got that I was joking throughout this post! We named him Cookie!
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Baby Buttons got her first ear tag today! She was very timid, but she will get used to it soon! This is the first time we’ve used our Priefert shoot on the calves! It worked great!
We may have been a little underdressed for our impromptu tagging session, but at least the job got done!
Gramita even had time to mow with Baby Seydi on the mower! Future rancher right here!
All in all, it’s been a great week here at Farnash Creek Ranch! Right now we are getting our rain water collection system set up, having one of our steers processed, and getting the barn apartment finished up. I’ll give updates and pictures when our when we get it all finished! Updates are every Wednesday! Subscribe to our blog and follow us on Instagram! #opentochange #alwaysmovingforward