An inside look at mother cows and their calves – and another reminder that mothers rock! … More A Mothers Guide to Calving
The tractors are safety stored away in the barn and the cows are munching away on veggies and corn stocks but that hasn’t allowed farmer hubs any downtime. The new year marks the official start of calving season for Sawyer Land & Cattle. Like most years, we’ve had a few momma cows jump the gun … More Calving season is here!
The waiting game is over, for me at least. Our new bundle of joy, Owen Douglas, arrived Tuesday (Jan. 5) and is a healthy and happy baby boy. He hasn’t met much of the outside world yet given its been at or below freezing since his arrival and well, no need to venture out when … More New Additions
My husband and I are in a perpetual state of waiting. On a baby, on calves and on the unofficial start to winter on our farm. With the fall crops harvested, wheat dormant for the winter and equipment tucked away from the elements, my husband now spends his days preparing for the arrival of several … More The Waiting Game
My husband could spend all day watching his momma cows graze on green Kansas Flint Hills grass while the calves run and play at their mothers’ feet. He has raised cattle most of his life and each year improving his end product. Raising cattle is expensive, time-consuming work. They need fed twice a day, every day of … More How We Raise Great Beef
Calving season is in full swing! We welcome a handful of new calves each day and with a 7-day forecast of warm temps and clear skies, I’m predicting plenty of action in the calving barn. There is a lot that goes into welcoming a new calf to the world and ensuring it remains healthy. We … More Cows In The Yard
Owning animals – specifically cattle – completely changes the meaning of a snow day. For most, snow is a welcomed sight as it means a day at home – away from the office or classroom – in their sweats enjoying daytime television and a warm fire. But for cattle owners, snow days are some of … More Snow Days