We moved the cow/calf pairs into the barn and picked out the four oldest calves of the season to attach eartags. At this age, the calves are fairly easy to wrangle so we did not have to worry that it would turn into a rodeo, it was a quick catch, clip and release. We did not put tags in all the calves because the weight of the tags is enough to permanently droop tender ears.
The yellow tags are numbered and we will be on the lookout to see which baby nurses from which mother so we can document the number to verify lineage. This is important both for our registration records and because we already have a cow/calf pair that is sold and will be picked up next week to go to a farm by Hood River.