Winter. We are in the thick of winter. It is cold, windy, wet, and really no fun is being had on the farm, unless you are the bull. Despite all the negatives, we are very fortunate in North Carolina because generally we do not see harsh winters like other states do. It may get down … Continue reading Winter on the Farm
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
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
Did you know that cattle sometimes need a pedicure too? Last week, at our cattlemen's field day we had a hoof trimmer do a demonstration on a few beef cows. If you have never seen a hoof trimmer in action, it is quite the site to see! It all starts with understanding basic hoof anatomy. Take … Continue reading Let’s Talk Bovine Pedis
Let me introduce myself, my name is Lauren Langley and together with my family we own 3B Cattle Company in Snow Camp, NC. I like to think of myself as the "brains" of the farm but dad likes to think of me as the annoying manager calling him all the time! A little bit about … Continue reading My First Blog Post!