There is a never a lack of things to do! LoL!
When cattle are on a "hollistic grazing" program we are constantly moving them. And that is when we do most of our doctoring. The sick ones will fall to the back and we will rope and doctor while we are moving them or as soon as they go through the gate. And with approx. 5000 yearlings during the summer months there is always doctoring and "cleaning" out pastures. When there is only a couple of us it may take a couple of days to get all the cattle moved. Some cattle we get are pretty wild and run through fences so we do a lot of roping and trailer loading outside. We pretty much leave the cows alone to calve, but when we move them we doctor calves same as the steers. Spring time is busy that is when all the steers come in and we process them through the chute then turn them out and it is also when we brand calves. Summer is slower but not by much. Moving everything around, putting out salt and mineral. Also we work out dry cows about July and turn out bulls. Come Fall we get all of the steers gathered, sorted and ready to ship. This a long process since Mexican steers like to travel and we have found them 30 miles off the ranch before.lol. After the steers are gone we start gathering the cows to get them closer to HQ. We wean on diesel smoke so they get shipped the same day. Then we usually have some leftover calves that didn't make the cut that we have to doctor, keep the coyotes out of and feed until sold. Then the cows get sorted and the young cows get shipped to the other ranch and the old broken mouths stay close to the headquarters to keep an eye on through the winter. The winter we get dry cows in to feed and sell in the spring. So we are busy processing drys and turning them out and checking feed. It takes about a half a day to feed all the cows and horses. In the afternoon we might mess with some colts. We don't do much fencing they the jaw crew for that and the haying, so our job is strictly a riding job.
That's a summary,never a lack of something to do...not much of sitting around the bunkhouse telling lies..tee he.
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