After the awesome sale at Perks Ranch which averaged $6,197 and saw our heifer selling to Mallorie Phelps it was back to the tractor for me. Driving the tractor and pulling the grain cart is where I remained well into November.
I’ll tell you what you can get a heck of a lot of thinking done when you spend that much time driving around in a corn field at an average of 6 mph. I probably rethought the whole direction of this operation a couple dozen times. It can be maddening but is a job that needs to be done. The crop was much better then we expected as our rain shut off almost completely in July. Our own corn crop wasn’t great and got burnt up before we could even get it cut for silage but luckily we were able to get some from our neighbor. The cows are currently munching on that silage and loving it.
Building this herd obviously isn’t going to be cheap with not only purebred prices being high but we are also going to be paying more for bred recipients next year… No one said it would be easy, only that it’d be worth it.