A producer I work with has hogs and cattle. He’s been learning stockmanship for his cattle and invited me over to help load some fat hogs.
They work exactly the same as cattle, sheep and alpacas!
In one week I’ve had the opportunity to drive cattle, sheep, alpacas, and hogs; it doesn’t get much better than that!
I had a chance this afternoon to drive these six alpaca geldings.
Remember those “wild calves” I described in the following weblog entries:
here’s “the rest of the story.”
The owners decided they really weren’t the right type of cattle for their operation and decided to sell them. They called the auction owner to come over and haul them to the auction. Today they told me they were easily able to get them into the corral and load them, three groups at a time, into the trailer. The auction owner commented on how easily they loaded! These were animals you couldn’t even get within a quarter of a mile of six weeks earlier!
I had the chance to drive this flock of about 60 ewes and lambs today.
We were asked to put on a demonstration as part of a fundraising afternoon for Horses of Hope Therapeutic Riding Center.
This was my last walk with the (formerly) wild calves.
Through the gate nicely.