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Fall 2016 Beef Pack

  Our beef is without added hormones, steroids, or antibiotics.  Our beef is grass fed and finished. Fall Beef Pack $100 plus tax 9 pounds hamburger 2 pounds tenderized ground round 5 pounds steak (sirloin/T-bone or rib steak)   We also have individual cuts of beef.  Pricing is as follows: Hamburger $7.00/lb Sirloin steak $8.00/lb T-bone steak $9.00/lb Tenderized round…

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Dexter calf pics and lesson on cattle terminology

Dexter cattle are a tri-purpose cattle that originated in Ireland.  They arrived in the US in the early 1900’s.  They are used for meat, milk, and drafting.  Since they are smaller they require less feed, which makes them great for a small farm like ours.  They are not miniature cattle. A two year old steer can provide 200-300 pounds of…

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Current animals on the farm

We are officially on summer break, which means we have more time to just lollygag around the barnyard.  Between all the animals and the mud puddles, the girls can play until the sun goes down.  Good times! Our barnyard is ever evolving as far as animals go. Here is a brief breakdown of what we currently have: 5 baby turkeys,…

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Beef for Sale

Our cows are getting bigger every day.  We measured one today and according to the formula, he weighs close to 800 pounds!  We will start taking the cows to the butcher at the end of October/early November.  Here is how it will work. We will sell the cows by halves at $3.25/lb, based on hanging weight.  The average hanging weight…

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Scotty Scours

Remember those two bottle fed calves we bought back in February?  We have a black and white one who is growing like a champ.  We also have a brown and white one, which has struggled from the first week of ownership.  He has had several bouts of diarhea, which is called scours in calves.  We have had the vet…

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Because two cows weren’t enough

Craig’s list is a dangerous website.   Why?  Because you find things you never knew you (didn’t) need.  Then you want to buy them.  Pigs, bottle calves, tractor, horses, farm truck; we’ve purchased all these things on Craig’s list (and more). Hubby found these 5 cows listed at a great price.  So here we are with 7 cows total!  We…

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Separating the Calves/Vaccinating against Tetanus

  One Saturday morning I was cleaning out the cow pen when the black one escaped into the barn.  He jumped around the barn for five minutes before I was able to lure him back into his pen.  Trouble maker!  As I was luring him back in with a bottle, I noticed his ear looked bloody.  Oh gosh, the vet…

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Cow milk replacer lesson

We brought our bottle fed calves home about three weeks ago.  They were very skinny to start.  The lady who sold them told us several times to not overfeed them.  “It’s hard to starve a cow to death, it’s easy to kill them with scours”.  She showed us how much milk replacer she gave.  She told us to feed them…

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Moooove over, we’ve got cows!

  I sent the above picture to several family and friends on our way home from acquiring our cows.  My brother called me immediately and asked, “Why do you have cows in your van?”.  “How else was I supposed to get them home?”.  We’ve gotten a lot of chuckles from transporting cows in our van and we are chuckling along…

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