Tag Archives: Calves

Helping Other Ranches with Artificial Insemination

by Tammy Taylor

 

We utilize Artificial Insemination on our ranch when we want to mix up our herd pedigrees, blend breeds, or perhaps have a special cow deliver an extra-high-quality calf, etc.   I’ve written before about various ways AI is very beneficial to the rancher, especially for smaller ranches where it’s often more difficult to buy & maintain a high-quality bull for just a few cows.  RancherMan is a certified A.I. technician and we also have all our own AI equipment including medications, nitrogen tank, bull semen straws, etc. so we also perform A.I. jobs for local ranches from time to time.  We recently received an email asking for help with a local man’s heifers & after a few emails & phone calls the schedule was set to begin in a few weeks.  We prefer to use a 10-day timed synchronization program & we wanted to follow the heifer protocol to offer the highest possibility for successful breeding.

RancherMan's a certified A.I. tech & we have our own AI equipment so we perform A.I. jobs for local ranches when requested. #TaylorMadeHomestead

 

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Come With Me For A Day At The Ranch

by Tammy Taylor

I’ve had many people tell me they wonder what a typical day at a Texas ranch might be like.  So last year I published a post detailing a day in our lives here in our NE Texas paradise.  But that was during the heat & drought of summer, a very different kind of day than in the cold of winter.  So I thought it would be fun to let you walk around with us today to see what a day at the ranch is like when it’s c-c-c-cold outside!  C’mon, put on your mud boots, bundle up in your heaviest coveralls, grab your gloves & follow me – it’ll be a blast!

Walk around with us today to see what a day at the ranch is like!  Put on your mud boots, grab your gloves & follow me - it'll be a blast! #TaylorMadeHomestead

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Failed Fences, GOOD NEIGHBORS!

by Tammy Taylor

 

Panic sat in when RancherMan came rushing into the house saying he found the pasture gate open and the two weaning heifers were missing.  We frantically searched the barn paddock and the south pasture, tree lines, creeks, etc. but they were nowhere to be found. Apparently they had nosed the chain enough to unlatch the gate and simply walked down our driveway, out to the road and disappeared.  With our hearts pounding we jumped in the car and started down our county road, quickly looking in the open pastures as we drove along.  As my head throbbed, visions of potential outcomes were going through my mind.  What if they went toward the highway?  Or they got hit by a car?  What if someone got hurt?  Where do we even start to look?  What if we can’t find them?

What a blessing when good neighbors come to your aid in times of need. Read what happened when we experienced Failed Fences But GOOD NEIGHBORS! #TaylorMadeHomestead

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