This morning I had two cows to send down the road. With our drought getting worse and worse every day and cattle prices continued strong, there is no reason to carry over a cow who has or might have a problem.
Two days previous I had sorted off the two cows and one calf (of one of the cows) at the gate. Auction morning I easily and quickly brought all three into the corral, sorted the two cows into the Bud Box (leaving the calf in the corral), and handily loaded them. Then I brought the rest of the cows around to the corral, opened the gate, the calf mixed right in, and the process was finished with no fuss at all.
Before I learned Stockmanship I’m not sure I would even have considered sorting off and loading cattle so easily and quickly. What a great management tool!