Meanwhile…back on the ranch

By Rayford Pullen

If you’ve been living in a cave the past few months, let me be the first to let you know that the cattle market has softened quite a bit and that’s the bad news.  The good news is the market is still good and we can make a decent living, but our margins will be slimmer and we will have to more careful managing our overhead.

Here at Pullen Angus we have completed our fall calving, both cows and first calf heifers, and we have gotten along fairly well, but despite our effort, we still lose the occasional calf to dystocia or being still-born.  Our birth weight were fairly low, most being in the 65-75 pound range, but the calves with the bad presentations, where feet and or heads are turned the wrong way, will also present a challenge. To read more pick up the November issue of NTFR.