Tuesday, June 02, 2009

These charlet cross find a new home

Last Fall, Wes brought these charlet cross home from Fort Pierre, South Dakota, or West River as everyone in the state says. They came right off grass and were taken from their mothers that same day, so they bawled for about 3 days after their arrival at their new home west of Elkton. They might have enjoyed the new home in East River if they had not been weaned at the same time.

Charlet cattle in the feedlot

These charlet feeder cattle are the same ones you saw in the picture above. It's just that they have been on feed for about 4 and half months. They have been eating well and gaining about 3 and a half pounds a day. In a few months they will be sold and shipped off to market.