Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Happy Herefords!

A happy momma cow!
I've always liked cows. When J-Boy and I started dating, one of the things I fell in love with was how passionate he was about cattle - particularly his Herefords. J-Boy and his family raise Hereford replacement heifers and quality bulls that they market to other purebred and commercial producers. Most of their customers use the bulls they buy to breed to black or red cattle, and raise black or red white face calves. 
(Side note - these pictures were taken last fall - South Dakota is a LOT greener now!!)

Grazing by the pasture
In the past year, I have gone to Hereford meetings, Hereford sales, helped with branding, sorting, acquired a Hereford necklace and learned more about this breed than I ever thought I would need to know. And I have to admit - they are some of the cutest calves and quietest, kindest cows I have worked with. I have also enjoyed taking pictures of his especially photogenic cows!!

For more information on Myers Herefords, contact Jay Myers at 605-842-6771 (and tell him Sarah sent you!)

Aren't they pretty?
A bull prospect 

J-Boy and his heifers during 2012 drought

Monday, June 24, 2013

New Job, New Faces, New Places!!

Well its been a while since I last posted here on a Sample of SD Life!! In the past year, I have gone many places and done many things - including graduating from SDSU and taking a full time position with Rural Community Insurance Services as a Crop Adjuster. Because of this, I have moved across the state from Brookings to Pierre, South Dakota's Capitol. I am still in training, and really enjoy my job!

My new goal is to update my blog once a week about various agriculture related topics that am interested in, so stay tuned!