Most years we have kept most of our heifer calves till spring when we would do a final selection of heifers before breeding. Finding new homes for the most promising calves in the fall greatly reduces our winter work load and has become goal for us. So here is a look at some of this year’s group.
Paige’s sire is Equinox and Dam is Princess 31W – a King Arthur daughter. She is polled. SOLD! Thank-you Dwayne Horst / Dwayann Simmentals!
Leona is sired by Guerrero and her dam is Leah 74Z – an Equinox daughter. She is polled.
Ava is a Jackson calf out of Adeline – an Eclipse daughter. She is polled.
Cora is sired by Dora Lee’s Jackson 75G and her dam is Courtney 22X -a Scorpio daughter. She is polled.
These 2 calves are twins sired by Guererro and out of Janine 75Y – a Canadian Siegfried daughter. They are polled.
Just a quick update to let everyone know we are still breeding cattle. As life becomes more challenging, we don’t get to all the cattle events that we have in past years. Despite the ongoing pandemic, we were blessed with a great summer – lots of heat, enough moisture and a most enjoyable time with our family. We had a great visit when everyone from Alberta to Scotland and in between were home to Dora Lee in August!
Our cows have done well for us this year. Everything is polled now (except for our one King Arthur cow) which makes for less management, and we continue to right-size our herd to what is workable for us. Our genetics are being made available by private treaty as we look to reduce our numbers. Having our heifer calves go to New Brunswick as a package in the fall of 2020 certainly made for fewer chores last winter.
The old cowboy and I are truly blessed to have the wonderful support of our family and are able to continue to enjoy farm life with our Fleckviehs here at Dora Lee.