With Thanksgiving coming up tomorrow, I cannot help but feel very thankful. We have had a busy fall on the farm with new calves, good grass, rain, and a new hay shed (we lost ours to a bad storm this summer). As I reflect on the past couple of months, I thought I would share … Continue reading Thankful- Tales from an exciting calving season!
I cannot tell you how happy I am to see green grass! The pairs have officially been moved off of winter feeding ground and are grazing again. Spring is such an exciting time here at the farm. We will be weaning and processing (vaccinating, deworming, etc.) calves this weekend. Toro, our new Hereford bull was … Continue reading Spring at 3B Cattle Co!
From our family to yours, we hope you had a very Merry Christmas and wish you a Happy New Year! We have been very busy with various farm projects and holiday gatherings lately...it is hard to believe the year is almost over. Our family also lost a very special lady over the holidays, my MeeMaw … Continue reading Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
Bulls are part of any cow-calf operation. Even if a farm chooses to use artificial insemination to breed their cows they will still have a "clean-up" bull on-site to breed any remaining open cows. What makes a good bull? How do you go about purchasing a bull? A lot depends on your farm's goals. A … Continue reading All About The Bull
I once had a professor that said there is nothing more beautiful than a newborn baby calf and I think he was right. There is just something about going out to check cows and finding a newborn calf that is so exciting. It is God's work and our hands taking care of the cattle … Continue reading Calving Season is Among Us!
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 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!
I am not sure where the rest of 2016 went, but it has flown by! Here on the farm, we have been very busy this fall with building a hay shed, new fencing, cleaning up land for new pastures, calving, and working cattle! I documented most of the excitement so I can share what … Continue reading 3B Cattle Company Update!
What exactly happens to a baby calf when it grows up? Some calves go on to be breeding bulls, replacement heifers, or finished for beef. This story will follow one of our steer calves that we kept to provide beef for our family. Did you know Americans eat about 50 billion hamburgers annually? I don't … Continue reading One Steer’s Journey