Farming can be so unstable. No matter what we are doing, the final result is usually out of our hands. Although the Farmer is a very hard worker, everything he does around here depends on the weather, the seasons, or the money 🙂
Last year we informed our beef customers that we would have meat around April or May, but had to push back the date because the calves weren’t gaining quickly enough.
This year we slacked off of weighing them–mostly because it was so wet and we didn’t want to have to swim to the scales. But we went out and weighed them this past weekend and they are ready to go!
We have one topping out at 1200 pounds, which is really the max weight of what we like to get them to. Another one weighed 1,180 pounds, so these two can go to the processors today!
Fortunately, the rest of them are just right, weighing 1,035-1,075 pounds. We have an appointment at the processors set for the end of May and these calves should be ready to harvest at that time. I guess I should give an honorable mention to the two calves that are still in the 900 lb. range. We seem to always have a couple of late bloomers.
So bottom line…we will be taking orders for the next two weeks. If you would like homegrown, naturally raised, grass-fed, grain-finished beef, we’ve got some available.