We sold the largest of the short yearlings last week. After last summer’s drought, we needed to get some animals off the hay, and off the green-up when it comes. We had buyers for them, so we could get them custom-butched and make a little profit. That money is the boys’, who won’t spend it as fast as Mom and Dad would. They hung in about 150 pounds each, which was about what we’d guessed, and the customers seem very satisfied.
Bought thirty bales today to help get us through the winter — there would have been plenty of hay for all the animals this winter if we hadn’t had to start haying them in the late summer. After July the rain just gave up, and the fields had no more forage than the barn roof.