Cows 
The cows lounging around the water hole.  It's kind of funny, the cows travel together in bigger herds once the calves are weaned off of them.  There sure was a lot here.  Taken 10/11/2007.
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The cows lounging around the water hole. It's kind of funny, the cows travel together in bigger herds once the calves are weaned off of them. There sure was a lot here. Taken 10/11/2007.(Sarpy Sam)
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The grass was so tall here that it almost looked like these were calves grazing, but that would be a wrong answer.  These are cows with grass up to and over their backs.  Taken 10/8/2007.
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The grass was so tall here that it almost looked like these were calves grazing, but that would be a wrong answer. These are cows with grass up to and over their backs. Taken 10/8/2007.(Sarpy Sam)
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This was taken earlier while sorting cattle for shipping.  The cattle were highlighted against the sun and the flies were filling the air.  I was hoping to get a picture that would show the flies buzzing around in the early morning light.  It didn't work out but I liked the results anyway.  Taken 9/21/2007.
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This was taken earlier while sorting cattle for shipping. The cattle were highlighted against the sun and the flies were filling the air. I was hoping to get a picture that would show the flies buzzing around in the early morning light. It didn't work out but I liked the results anyway. Taken 9/21/2007.(Sarpy Sam)
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//The cows, minus calves, waiting in the orral to get worked.  I vaccinate and pour them all then run them out to the hills.  We got it done in good order.  Taken 9/29/2007.
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//The cows, minus calves, waiting in the orral to get worked. I vaccinate and pour them all then run them out to the hills. We got it done in good order. Taken 9/29/2007.(Sarpy Sam)
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Trailing these steer pairs in to their shipping pasture the other day sure shows the difference in grass between my pastures and my neighbors pastures.  Can you say overgrazed?  Taken 9/26/2007.
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Trailing these steer pairs in to their shipping pasture the other day sure shows the difference in grass between my pastures and my neighbors pastures. Can you say overgrazed? Taken 9/26/2007.(Sarpy Sam)
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One of these days I really need to consider getting rid of my old cows.  I Let cows go to the hills if they are in good shape.  I noted while cutting this cow is 17 years old.  She is in pretty good shape for being in the hills all summer but her calf is a little below par.  It will sell with the rest but it's just not great.  No surprise there.  Instead of getting rid of my old cows maybe I need to start a new breed of long lived cows that are capable of sustained production.  What a plan.  Taken 9/23/2007.
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One of these days I really need to consider getting rid of my old cows. I Let cows go to the hills if they are in good shape. I noted while cutting this cow is 17 years old. She is in pretty good shape for being in the hills all summer but her calf is a little below par. It will sell with the rest but it's just not great. No surprise there. Instead of getting rid of my old cows maybe I need to start a new breed of long lived cows that are capable of sustained production. What a plan. Taken 9/23/2007.(Sarpy Sam)
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I spent the weekend sorting steer pairs from heifer pairs in preparation for shipping.  We will finish the job today.  I've heard it rained quite a bit in Billings and other parts of the state.  We weren't so fortunate.  The dry parched ground could really use a good drink right now.  Taken 9/22/2007.
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I spent the weekend sorting steer pairs from heifer pairs in preparation for shipping. We will finish the job today. I've heard it rained quite a bit in Billings and other parts of the state. We weren't so fortunate. The dry parched ground could really use a good drink right now. Taken 9/22/2007.(Sarpy Sam)
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I swear the closer we get the cattle to home, the larger the calves look and this is an example.  Truthfully though i am a little unhappy with the unevenness of the calves.  My calving was to spread out this year.  Taken 9/18/2007.
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I swear the closer we get the cattle to home, the larger the calves look and this is an example. Truthfully though i am a little unhappy with the unevenness of the calves. My calving was to spread out this year. Taken 9/18/2007.(Sarpy Sam)
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Some fine grazing here.  The funny thing is they are just moving through this pasture on the way home for ship[ping.  I think I will put the cows back out here after shipping to graze this off.  It's nice to have lots of grass for a change.  Taken 9/12/2007.
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Some fine grazing here. The funny thing is they are just moving through this pasture on the way home for ship[ping. I think I will put the cows back out here after shipping to graze this off. It's nice to have lots of grass for a change. Taken 9/12/2007.(Sarpy Sam)
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We gathered the far, rough pasture yesterday to get the cows closer to home for shipping.  Here we are trailing them up the raod on the way out.  You might remember earlier in the summer i said I lost a cow to lightning.  The dinky calf in the back is her calf.  That's what happens to calves that lose their mothers.  Taken 9/7/3007.
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We gathered the far, rough pasture yesterday to get the cows closer to home for shipping. Here we are trailing them up the raod on the way out. You might remember earlier in the summer i said I lost a cow to lightning. The dinky calf in the back is her calf. That's what happens to calves that lose their mothers. Taken 9/7/3007. (Sarpy Sam)
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I was spraying some knapweed when this cow wandered up and wondered what I was doing.  Sometimes they are so curious it is funny.  Taken 8/1/2007.
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I was spraying some knapweed when this cow wandered up and wondered what I was doing. Sometimes they are so curious it is funny. Taken 8/1/2007.(Sarpy Sam)
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Some cows laying around content early in the morning.  The cows have been much happier this year with the feed and are more content than last year.  I take this as a good thing.  Taken 8/21/2007.
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Some cows laying around content early in the morning. The cows have been much happier this year with the feed and are more content than last year. I take this as a good thing. Taken 8/21/2007.(Sarpy Sam)
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I got this picture the other day and thought I would pose a question.  I know the picture isn't the best in the world, damn smoke, but I still think you can make it out.  I use an Angus base in the cows but this calf is a throwback to some breeding my dad did almost 40 years ago.  Can anybody tell by looking at this calf what bulls he was using at that time?  Taken 8/16/2007.
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I got this picture the other day and thought I would pose a question. I know the picture isn't the best in the world, damn smoke, but I still think you can make it out. I use an Angus base in the cows but this calf is a throwback to some breeding my dad did almost 40 years ago. Can anybody tell by looking at this calf what bulls he was using at that time? Taken 8/16/2007.(Sarpy Sam)
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With all the smoke from the fires in the area, the lighting for taking pictures has been horrible.  You can see this here.  There is a cow and two calves standing under the tree.  I cleaned it up as best I could.  Taken 8/16/2007.
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With all the smoke from the fires in the area, the lighting for taking pictures has been horrible. You can see this here. There is a cow and two calves standing under the tree. I cleaned it up as best I could. Taken 8/16/2007.(Sarpy Sam)
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Getting a drink early in the morning.  It's gotten dry enough the cattle are taking a little more water but it's holding up like a champ.  Taken 7/22/2007.
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Getting a drink early in the morning. It's gotten dry enough the cattle are taking a little more water but it's holding up like a champ. Taken 7/22/2007.(Sarpy Sam)
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