We finally got the last of the ear tags put into this years calves. Eleven of them had been without the bright yellow ID tags and now every calf has a way to be identified.
By watching which tagged calf is nursing, we can match up the correct mother to the correct baby. Since I don’t seem to be able to remember a number from the field to the house, I have to make sure that I carry my phone or a note pad when I go out by the herd and make notes.
This task will take several weeks to accomplish. You know the old saying, you can lead a calf to the mother but you can’t make him drink. Or something along those lines.