So it’s spring, which means it’s time to buy more calves. Last year’s babies are now 600 pounds, and will be 900 or so pounds in the fall. We love having steers around.
Has the price of beef in the store been going up? If not, it’s headed that way. Last year we paid $35 for each calf, about 10 days old. This year the price is $100 apiece, and the dairy farmer gave us a break. He could sell them at the livestock barn for nearly $200. Holy smokes. I don’t know what’s going on, but when farmers are willing to pay $200 for a calf barely a week old, it’s only because they expect to make lots of money on the finished animal.
Here’s one of the little cuties.
And we’re finally learning how to make videos, and I posted our first one on youtube this morning. I feel so proud, yet it was ridiculously easy, so I don’t know why we haven’t done it before. Below is the link to a very short video Melissa filmed this morning.
We have to keep the calves separate for awhile…otherwise they will suck on each other’s… boy parts…. When it warms up mid-morning, we open the barn door and let the sun in. I can’t wait until a week from now, when I start letting them out to play. Another opportunity for video!