Sassy, my blue heeler, and I took a beautiful drive up north to look at three Angus bull calves. The day was crisp and clear. All of the trees above the snow line were flocked. I enjoyed the drive - Sassy slept. We are in need of getting our cows bred and with the price of cattle right now it makes sense to buy a bull. I met some nice folks and looked at some nice bull calves. When my dad comes up later this week we will go see them together and see if we can make a deal for a bull. People like my dad. He has a twinkle in his eye and a happy, energetic way about him. And he knows cows.
On the adventure today, I stopped and picked up a couple of bales of straw for bedding. We are going to pick up several round bales of straw this weekend but that doesn't help me with bedding for the next couple of nights. I also picked up some non-GMO Mega Layer to give to the ducks. This Mega Layer has 17% protein content. The protein is bumped up by camelina meal. We shall see if they like it and how it affects their egg production, if any.
Once I got home, I spread the straw out in the goat barns and huts, checked to make sure all the heated wateres were working and put out extra hay. On cold nights I like to make sure the goats have lots of roughage available. Everyone comfortably tucked in. It was a good day.