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We raise American Aberdeen Cattle
Babydoll Southdown Sheep.
Covid was a problem this spring.
Marylou got it and spent time in hospital.
She is home, but not able to do what she wants and needs to.
She was quarantined through April 25.
Hopefully things will get better soon.
The virus made us need to change things.
We have had to down size our already little farm.
We were in the middle of lambing season when Covid hit.
We had some really beautiful lambs,
all available for sale were sold.
We sold our black ram, Jacob
to a family who moved to Rolla, Missouri
from New Jersey.
We also had to send Caedmon's black
ram lamb, Kintore to fill an order.
That left us without a black sire for
November 2021 breeding season.
So. . . We are bought a new black RR ram
from Iowa. We bought Drake from Jolyn Meehan.
He was bred by Harland's Top of the Town Downs.
OUR LAMB RESERVATIONS LIST IS FULL FOR 2021!If you would like to be put on our
buyers list for 2022 Lambs, you can
email us by clicking here:
Our registered Aberdeens included Dixie and her progeny,
NutMeg, had bull calf 2021; Pepper had heifer calf, Sage,
and a Fullblood heifer, Emerald had a nice fullblood bull calf we are still
debating if we will use for our new herd sire. . .
Dixie's first calf, Marjoram recently died,
but she gave us a beautiful little cow cow we call Coriander.
Coriander's bull calf from 2020 will be put in the freezer in 2022.
Coriander had a nice reddish heifer calf in May
we are calling Cinnamon.
We bought a registered fullblood American Aberdeen bull,
Rambling Red we call "Red Bull".
He did a great job for us.
Marjoram, NutMeg and Pepper's calves
were steered last year, and we have
already put meat from NutMeg's
calves in the freezer.
With the difficulty finding a butcher,
we had to travel 2 hours both ways to
get out meat processed. We will have
2 more processed mid October.
February 20th, 2021 Dixie had a nice heifer calf.
Dixie and NutMeg had really nice 2019 calves sired by him.
Covid really hit us hard. We got so weak. It was
difficult to do thd chores, and then about the same
time Marylou was in hospital with covid, Terry had
some stress in his back muscles that restricted his
movement for a while.
We made the difficult decision to sell a percentage
of Ramblin Red, and cut our cow herd down to 2 cows.
We decided to sell all but Coriander and Pepper.
It was a pretty emotionally stressful day when the
trailer came to pick up Dixie and NutMeg and their
calves. But is what had to happen.
We then had an offer on Emerald if we could haul
her to her new home. We agreed.
When we hauled Red Bull to his new home in
Tennessee, a drunk driver rear-ended us just a mile
from our destination, totally destroyed the trailer,
knocked it over backwards, tore up the floor, and
disengaged the center gate.
Miraculously, when I got back to where the
trailer was laying on it's side, looked inside,
and Red Bull was standing, looking a bit confused.
The end gate had to be cut off in order to get the
bull out safely when his new caretaker arrived and
backed his trailer up to ours, emergencyworkers
and sherriff personnel all helped to get the bull from
one trailer to the other. Red bull was amazing. He
even started his new job the very next morning.
Pretty good for a bull that was liberally thrown
But we are left without a trailer as we wait for
a settlement from the drunk driver's insurance.
We were supposedto deluver Emerald to her new
home in July, but we are still waiting for a
settlement in order to get a replacement trailer and
Chris to get his pickup repaired. Terry ended up
with a broken 7th rib from the impact.
I, like Red Bull, was uninjured.
If you are looking for an Aberdeen cow, email LT Livestock.
Check out our Aberdeen Breed Standards
Ranch Aussies My faithful Aussies, Lily, and Cedar.
and now, King who fits nicely into our farm family.
OUR FARM, LT LIVESTOCK HOBBY FARM
is hoping to put together and sponsor another ShowFest.
If you are interested in supporting future
National Babydoll Southdown ShowFest,
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