The Replacement Heifers and Herd Bull

The past months (April thru July) have been exciting bringing the future cow herd of Rancho Aguas Vivas into Sonora, MX.  Thirty Limousin/Red Angus females and a herd bull were trucked from a ranch in Nebraska to their new home near Magdalena de Kino, SON.

 

APRIL

 The cattle arrived to a holding facility near the border.

The cattle arrived to a holding facility near the border.

 The herd bull, "Brackish"

The herd bull, "Brackish"

 Troy (trucker), Duane, and Joel talk with the ranch hand at the holding pens.

Troy (trucker), Duane, and Joel talk with the ranch hand at the holding pens.

MAY

  The females are corralled for the night and fed hay and pastured during the day to graze.

The females are corralled for the night and fed hay and pastured during the day to graze.

JUNE

 A night under the beautiful sky of Sonora.

A night under the beautiful sky of Sonora.

JULY

 The cattle are run through the chute and poured-on for flies.

The cattle are run through the chute and poured-on for flies.

BRANDING TIME!

 Joel and ranch employees get ready to vaccinate and brand the cattle

Joel and ranch employees get ready to vaccinate and brand the cattle

 Using the RAV branding iron.

Using the RAV branding iron.