December 2002 Issue 9
Purebred Tarentaise Cattle
Miami, Oklahoma
Thank you for your interest in our Tarentaise Cattle, our operation, and the business of ranching in general.

This UPDATE will include the following:

1. Turn the Bulls Out!
2. New Hydraulic Chute
3. Historic Barn Continues Restoration
4. Herd Bulls Photos & Semen Available
5. Bull Battery and Heifer Brigade Continues

1. Turn the Bulls Out!

Since we calve in both the Spring and the Fall, the bulls are turned out to the cows twice a year. We all know large herd bulls so the equipment better be stout and the help better be paying attention (and the photographer better stay out of the way!)

How much do you guess this bull weighs?
Don't miss the collage of gathering, weighing and delivery the herd bulls.

2. New Hydraulic Chute

Heaven....this is heaven! The newest equipment to our place came in October as a new "Silencer" Hydraulic chute. Safety, accuracy, and efficiency have all gone up.

By the way, how do you install a chute that is EXTREMELY heavy and wider than the gates, without tipping over the new tractor and tearing out part of the pipe corral? click here

3. Historic Barn Restoration Continues

Painting the roof was the next step in the restoration of the 100 years plus McNaugton Barn on our place.

Necessary equipment...a mountain climbing harness, lots of old clothes and a good chiropractor.

See the before and after pictures. Guess how many 5-gallon buckets were needed?

4. Herd Bulls Photos & Semen Available

New herd bull photos taken this fall. Our top lineup is deep, young and Ankenman Ranch raised.

Semen available on two of our AA Extra Good brothers

5. Bull Battery and Heifer Brigade Continues.

Need a bull? Check out our selection fall yearling bulls.

Ankenman Ranch has a good selection of Spring born heifers.

Have a great holiday season,

Chris and Sandy Ankenman
1-800-218-4583 (00)

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