by Tammy Taylor
In November 2010 my husband Stacy became a certified A.I. technician. Our plan was to sell our registered black Angus bull and start producing our calves using A.I. instead. In April 2011 we began to A.I. our registered Hereford cows. Good ole’ Miss Just Rite Victor took her first time and the result was our very first A.I. calf, this pretty girl born in February 2012.
We were so proud of her and of ourselves for accomplishing this task. Her mama is a good cow – attentive and nurturing. She helped this little girl grow healthy & strong.
Since her dam was Miss Just Rite Victor and her A.I. sire was Huth Prospector, we had her registered with the American Hereford Association as TMR Rite Prospect. We made sure she had all her immunizations then took her to the vet to receive her permanent ID and BANGS vaccination. Our little girl was growing up!
We recently received a call from a local rancher wishing to purchase her. He exclaimed as he drove off with her in his trailer “Wow, she sure is pretty – what a great addition to my herd”. And THAT my friends is the full circle of why we do what we do. I’ve been asked many times how I can keep myself unattached enough to be able to raise and then sell these animals, especially since so much input is necessary to just produce the calf. I’m proud of this girl, the job her mama did, and the hand we played in getting her to this point.
Goodbye girl – you’ve gotten a great start!