Monthly Archives: November 2013

El Herradero – Handling, bumbling and branding

The last 10 days or so have been packed with different kinds of events on the estate, some of which are singular and some of which are ongoing. Today I want to focus on an event in the singular category: … Continue reading

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Baby steps: Handling calves in the corrals

This is going to be a very hard week of corralling and putting stock in the crush for the vets to check for Tb. Nevertheless, things have got off to a good start as today I was designated the noisy … Continue reading

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Opening moves: Getting things wrong in the field

It’s been a very busy week, with lots of interesting things happening at Partido de Resina. However, the most important thing I have observed and learned about this week is not how newborn calves are caught and tagged. Nor was … Continue reading

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