Rain, we need rain. The drought has affected all kinds of things in this state
Flys, extremely sunny days, heat, dust, short dry grass, tall weeds and humidity have caused many of the herd to get pink eye.
Haven't had a case in 10 years. The worst ones were vaccinated about 3 weeks ago and I have been spraying the herd every 3 days. They see me coming and they run now. One of my young Simmental cows has it the worst in one eye. I want to put a patch on her and need to move the whole herd back to the farm so I can treat the new worst ones. Frustrating situation. The cloudy day today gave them some relief.
Any of you cattle ranchers have any good ideas for pink eye? Unusual methods welcomed.
Anyhow, here is the herd yesterday at sundown as I circled them up to spray them down.
The newest calf and a proud heavy milking mom. Gotta love those Simmentals!
Tails Tails as far as I see
A sea of tails "waving" at me.
Red ones, white ones, black and brown
Stampeding away as the sun goes down
Spray them, chute them, get rid of the flys
Pray for cool weather to protect their eyes
To help the herd, need clouds and rain
Keep down the dust and stop the pain
Cows are a blessing, some work and a laugh
Especially cows very moody with calf
Watch those tails a swinging by
A parade of a herd with runny eyes.