I started the day at 5:45 shipping 9 loads of cattle to Tyson. We don’t often ship that many animals at a time, but June is our busiest month to ship animals ready for slaughter because of the natural weather cycle in Nebraska. The last truck left the feed yard about 8:00am. I am excited to see the beef quality data. We are closely tracking performance this summer after switching to a new all natural feed additive known as Natursafe to both reduce the antibiotic footprint of the feed yard and also to provide a pre-harvest food safety mechanism to further reduce ecoli and salmonella on the farm.
- After shipping cattle, I had two pens of newly arrived fall calves to exercise and acclimate.
- I landed at the pool to coach swim team by 11:15 and spent a couple of hours sweating while mentoring about 40 of Cozad’s talented youth.
- The afternoon brought paperwork at the office in preparation for our annual 3rd party feed yard audit that starts at 7:00 this morning.
- At 5:30 I headed back out to the feed yard to unload another set of newly arrived fall calves.
We sat down to a meatloaf dinner about 7:15 and greatly enjoyed the delicious chocolate cake that my favorite blonde cowgirl made. I think that I sweated several buckets over the course of the 90+ degree day, but all ended well. It was a great day to be reminded that marriage is a journey, not a single event to decorate a calendar.
Cheers to my favorite farmer for 20 years of awesomeness — We certainly have built something special 🙂