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Shepherd note: April 7, 2014 by Byron Palmer

  • DATE: April 7, 2014
  • GRID UNITS: 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b

Byron: Receiving Day. The Day began at 5:30 AM. The cattle that were dropped off where fairly small with several in the 300+ pound range. They also were not trained well to the fence. We had quite a few getting out. Additionally the alley in the corrals was too wide for many of the small animals and most of them turned around while trying to weigh which caused quite a rukus. One animal we think green 210, took off after walking under the line and being shocked. She remains somewhere likely on the property. We got 90% of the animals weighed. It was definitely a long day but good to get cattle on the ground. We had the first paddock set up pretty big between 4A, 5A, 5B in unit 2. The ground was still a little wet from past rains. We want to get to the front driveway areas as fast as possible so as to graze the viewshed there first.