Sunday, February 16, 2014

Staying Goodbye to our Cows

For those that have been following my blog, Instagram or Crystal Cattle Facebook page know that this past week it was the time to sell Parker the Hereford bull and our Hereford heifer Honey Love. No offense to Honey Love, but Parker has always been the favorite. We were there when he was born and have watched him grow into a 1,400-plus pound bull ready to go breed so cows.

Parker and Honey Love were sold in an auction on Thursday, called the Iowa Beef Expo, and we are really excited about their new owners. Parker is going to Arkansas to another family that has Hereford cattle. They are so excited to get him, and I can tell that he is going to be a great new farm. Before the Arkansas family receives Parker the Boy first took him to what we call a stud. Here they will collect semen and freeze it so we can artificially inseminate (A.I.) some cows this spring. This is just one of the technologies we use on our farm. Even though Parker will be in Arkansas we will still have some of his baby's on our farm in Spring 2015.

Parker and Honey Love waiting for the sale to start. 

Our heifer Honey Love sold to North Carolina. She is going to a family that has kids and will likely be shown. I think she is going to become someone's favorite very quickly. Honey Love gets to stay at our house for a bit longer until the family makes it to Iowa to pick her up.

Honey Love shares her name with one of my favorite MAC lipsticks

One of the reasons why I love our cattle and agriculture so much is because we have the opportunity to make friends with people from all over the country. When you are as passionate as we are about our cows it forms a strong bond.

Now on another completely different note it is time share your Beauty Swap posts if you participated. I will have a post up on Tuesday and you can link you posts to it throughout the week. There will even be a little giveaway going on.

1 comment:

  1. It’s nice to hear about your agricultural passion, Crystal! Selling cow is indeed an effective business, and it’s really great that you love and care for them. Anyway, they have lovely names and they really look healthy, so I'm not surprised that lots of buyers are interested. Thanks for sharing that! All the best!

    Kevin Kelley @ Ronald Harris Ravens Worth


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