M Bar Shorthorns

Troy Sommer Faye & Clayton Smith


It's been a crazy summer!

Posted by mbarshorthorns on September 24, 2009 at 10:55 AM

Troy had a blog entry ready for me way back in the summer that didn't make it to the top of the "to do" pile... I've got to teach him how to do this!


Upon my return from California in May we started full blast to get ready for Jr. Nationals.  Faye took her first calf heifer with an angus cross calf at side and two heifers.  The Cow/Calf pair won as you can see below and she took first place in the speech contest and salesmanship.  Her little heifer was 4th in class behind some spectacular calves and the big heifer was a little less than cooperative, so she stayed in the stalls.  Faye was second high individual in the P1 age group.  Clayton had a great time too and talks about the trip to Illinois on a daily basis and is ready to go to Indiana in two years so he can compete.


The cows have basically done their job of taking care of themselves and their calves, less the continuous battle with pink eye.  It has been BAD this year and we are continuing to battle it in the calves even here at the house.  Everything is weaned and the cows are happily enjoying a couple months on grass getting FAT.  The steers are going on the "great state feedout" in a few weeks and it looks like most of the heifers have found new homes with local 4-H kids.  Faye has picked out 2 and she has quite an eye, so we will see how that turns out.


We just returned from the Kansas State Fair.  "Fathead" (M Bar Castlerock 722T) was champion bull and Faye's K-Kim heifer was reserve in her division.  It was a long tour of five days and our digestive systems have about recovered from the constant diet of pronto pups.



This weekend is yet another Jr. Show, the last until December.  We have brome to plant, the last cutting of alfalfa is ready to put down and then it will time to bring the cows home.  Take care...


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