I haven’t clipped that many hogs in one evening in a lot of years. I will be sore tomorrow. I think back to when I taught at Waynoka. We normally had a 100+ hogs on feed. I don’t want to go back to those kind of days. Shattuck feeds a lot of animals now, but nothing like that crew at Waynoka fed. Lots of hogs and calves, a few sheep and later on several goats then throw in some really big pens of chickens. And most of the hogs and cattle were home-raised and were really good.
This set of hogs is not what I thought/hoped that they would be. And most of these kids only feed one or two hogs, so there isn’t much room for error. Between growing too fast, not growing, getting crippled or just turning out crap-sorry, a person needs a fleet to make that they got a good one. And that fleet takes a lot of cash for feed, wood chips and additives. All of a sudden, a $2,500 wether goat looks cheap. If you are buying the right kind and working them properly.
Speaking of sore, send a prayer or two Rick Barnthouse’s way. He’s run into a medical deal and needs some help for a speedy recovery.
And I have figured out WTH happened to a blog post or two. I haven’t been clicking the right buttons when I sit down to unleash some more worthless knowledge. There is a proper format and I was not following it. I like to call this screw up “operator error”.
Woodward District show starts Friday. By the time we have the premium sale next Thursday night, I will be real sore. I’m too old for this crap.
Have a good one and a better tomorrow.