Our IT guy, Mike, came out to the ranch to work on Kevin's scanner. Before Mike got to the 2S, the Ranch Manager (Jerry) of the 101 Ranch came by to put his eyes on a bull we had purchased from him. We thought the bull was favoring his left hip. After seeing the bull, Jerry agreed to exchange and bring a new bull by later in the week. After Jerry left, Kevin worked some calves, worming, castrating and putting new ear tags on too. After washing up, Kevin poured us a cup of coffee. We sat down in the kitchen of the ranch office and talked cattle. We discussing stocking rates and our plans to increase the herd without stressing the land. We still need to burn one more field before spring, Kevin mentioned that he had already plowed around it, setting up a buffer. Unfortunately, wind conditions have not been working in our favor to get it done before Spring. Kevin also mentioned wanting to plant Sudan grass this year. We've had a lot of success with it in the past. Sudan was always made great hay for us.
Mike got to the ranch around 10:30 AM. He got the scanner working, Kevin tested it out by scanning a page from his spiral to our Dallas operation. While they worked and tested the scanner, I was on the phone with our partners in our Pecos County ranch. We have been resting the Pecos Ranch for several years. Kevin and I are planning to head down there in April. Before Mike left for the Metroplex.......we road the ranch looking for new calves on the ground. We headed up to the oak savanna. I wanted to see the results of our controlled burn that we did several weeks ago. While we scoped out the savanna, Kevin loaded the calves up and took them over to our FM 4 fields.