Learning How

Miss G is learning one of Grampie’s techniques for checking hay. Grab a handful of barley hay and twist until it breaks. How many turns does it take? Does the hay feel and look dry? How much moisture will the…

Water Sensors In

Water sensors are going in, thanks Charlie Kessler! These record soil moisture, soil temperature, switch positions, and rain gauge counts for an accurate record of the performance of an irrigation schedule.

Wonderful Rain!

Wasn’t that rain a welcome sight! We were able to get some barley seed in the ground before the nice rain made a visit last week. We are hoping to make hay for the cattle this summer out of the…

Hybrid Vigor

Crossing an Angus bull onto Hereford cows or a Hereford bull onto Angus cows is a powerful and productive way to breed cattle. The hybrid vigor that results is a characteristic that pays dividends from birth to the end of…

Choices for Calves

What to offer calves comes down to personal choice.    Salt or Mineral Choosing a mineral that can be fed free choice is one option for calves. As many areas are low in some trace minerals you can offer a…

Angus Calves

The Angus calves were born with flashy looks and a stylish appearance. MAR Double XL gave us two powerfully built bull calves that show great promise and a lot of style. These calves look good enough that we are considering using…

Polled Hereford Calves

The 2019 calf crop is looking outstanding. The Polled Hereford bull calves out of R Leader are beautifully marked with red eyes, wide hip structure, and a definite herd sire look. Add to that birth weights of  78, 83, and…

Fancy Cows Have a New Home at HCH

On September 21, 2018, we attended the Churchill World Class Female Sale in Manhattan, Montana. We found two really good cows, a five and a six-year-old. We like to buy proven cows whenever possible to help reduce the risk of…

I’ve Been Tagged!

Lorren and I were at Beus Feedlot with other volunteers from the WCA Bull Test and Sale this past Saturday. We were putting in RFID tags in each bull’s ear. Also known as Electronic ID, EID (Electronic Identification), or RFID…

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