It's that time of the year again when we begin to wean our calves from their (hopefully) pregnant mothers. We are going to do two weanings in the next couple of months. The first mob are the cows that we have decided to cull because of age, colour or conformation. The calves are being weaned a little earlier because the prices that the meat works are offering for cows are at record highs. We definitely made the right decision because the fourteen cows that we sold brought twice as much money as they did last year. Thank goodness for small mercies!
The weaners that we have in the yards are extremely quiet. Their mums were trucked out the day after the calves were weaned so we didn't have the usual racket of the cows calling to the calves and vice a versa. This can cause many a sleepless night.
I took these photos yesterday and it shows how incredibly quiet they really are. They never moved a muscle while I took these photos.