October 11 , 2015
We hope that all of you had a great Thanksgiving weekend. Recently, the fall weather has been mild with a heavy dose of moisture as well. Fortunately, grazing is still in really nice shape and a green tinge has persisted longer than normal. Fall has been productive with the straw/hay bales stacked and cattle work well underway. Weaning, vaccinating, and marketing calves have all been recent tasks. A large group of cows were merchandised late August/early September, which has proven to be lucky considering some recent market volatility.
On October 3rd, we hosted the 5th Big Gully Farm Youth Cattle Judging Clinic & Contest. The day was cool and breezy, but 3 Cloverbuds and 27 juniors aged 9-21 persisted throughout the day. Young cattle enthusiasts from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba were present. Thanks to Doreen Coolidge of Coolidge Country Catering for your sponsorship and assistance with supper.
Preparations for the second on-farm bull and heifer sale are underway. The sale will occur on Thursday, December 10th at 5:30 PM. Advertising, footnotes and cattle preparation have been mostly completed, with the pictures/video component still to come. We are planning to slightly and responsibly increase the number of bulls available, while constraining the number of females to be offered.
If you have any questions regarding the upcoming sale or if we can be of assistance in any way, please do not hesitate to contact us. Moreover, visitors are always welcome to stop in and view the cattle.