A day at the livestock auction | Living the Country Life

A day at the livestock auction

October 27, 2015

Bob and I took a load of 23 lambs to Colfax (IA) Livestock Sales last Saturday. The barns were as full as I've seen them in months. Lots of sheep and goats are going to market for the holiday season.

Our lambs averaged 135 pounds and brought $1.51 a pound.

Before touring the barns, one must eat breakfast. We started with homemade black raspberry pie.

It was 10:00, so we will call this brunch. Hey, we were up at dawn to weigh and sort lambs!

The Colfax police were checking for cattle rustlers. Actually, this "Mayberry" car was heading to a parade.

Time to walk the barn and see what's for sale today.

It's unusual to see pigs at the auction anymore. These are probably culls from a show-pig farm. Many were heavily muscled.

Nice horns.

Our lambs heading out of the sale ring. We have 17 more left at home.


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lothringen wrote:
'Love these picture essays into the goodness of the earth. And that camera of yours is kicking butt right now!

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