The past few days have been an emotional roller coaster for our family. Just when you think you can handle the hard truth about owning animals, you realize you can't because they are family and it is just hard when they get old. Our farm dog and sweetest family member Tipper is 15+ years old … Continue reading The BEST Farm Dog Ever.
Did you know that water is the most important nutrient for beef cattle? Cattle must consume high quality water each day to remain in good health. As you can imagine, providing water year round can be quite the chore, from cleaning water tanks to thawing frozen water in the winter. For several years now we … Continue reading High Quality H2O
Calving time is definitely the most exciting time on the farm each year. Not far behind that is weaning and selling time. That is when we can really see how well the calves are performing and more what they will look like as mature cattle. I get excited about what their future holds. Some calves … Continue reading From Newborn to Weanling
We have been so busy on the farm lately! This is the time of year when calves are weaned and sold, cattle are grazing, cows are pregnancy checked, and so so much more. This past weekend we gave the calves a second round of vaccinations (to boost their immune response), checked their weight (to see … Continue reading #farmlife
May is National (and North Carolina) Beef Month! How are you going to be celebrating? I know for my family we are going to eat beef and lots of it! Now that the weather is warm we are firing up the grill each week with hamburgers and steak. I still love a good slow cooker … Continue reading May is National Beef Month!
The herd made their way back over to the land of green about a week ago. The photo above shows what everyone did as soon as they crossed back over to the "old" side of the farm. They have been wintering on the "new" side of the farm where we are working to clear land … Continue reading Working Calves
It is almost April and we just received snow just a few days ago. I think everyone is ready for winter to be over and spring to really arrive. The pastures are coming in really well and will grow more once the temperatures can remain warm. The cows have spent the winter on the "new" … Continue reading Wrapping Up Winter
This year has been exciting and full of firsts for us! Payton was born in March and she is the first grandchild born on Lauren's side of the family (and the 8th born on Ryan's side). HelenAnn also moved back home from Missouri! It has been exciting to have her back in NC (she had … Continue reading Goodbye 2017!
We hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing Memorial Day weekend! We are thankful for those that serve or have served our country so we can do what we love! May for us means pregnancy checking. Yesterday, we had our veterinarian come out and palpate eight brood cows and three heifers to check for pregnancy … Continue reading Eleven
A lot of excitement has been surrounding the newest arrival, Payton Elizabeth Langley, born on March 22, 2017. Payton is Ryan and Lauren's first child and Jimmy's (Lauren's Dad and owner of 3B Cattle Co.) first grandchild. Payton had everyone waiting on her being 9 days overdue, but she was well worth the wait! She … Continue reading Baby Payton Arrives!