We just brought the cattle into the barn to weigh them and have a good look at their condition. Great news! The average yearling weight was 77 pounds over projections. And no wonder, the baleage had a rich fermented smell, as would inspire hearty eating. The calves were a little lighter than expected, but then we’ve just weaned them, which is stressful. Still they look bright eyed and energetic. Special thanks to our neighbors Fred and Erin who helped us persuade the cattle to enter the handling facility and stand in the squeeze chute. Erin is amazing, she has such a way with animals. I understand she is a horse whisperer as well and speaks chicken.