March 12, 2019 Newsletter

Think Spring!

What a winter we have experienced this year. Bone chilling temperatures at times with daily snowfall have reminded all of us what a true Michigan winter can be. With our daylight increasing and the warmth of the sun this time of year we know that spring is just around the corner.

Late winter, early spring calving has been a challenge at times preventing frozen ears and getting that new calf off to a good start. This time of year can be challenging with getting up to go out and check cows throughout the night (or get up to check barn cameras), either way it can be tiring. Even so spring is an exciting time of year having those new calves on the ground after waiting to see what your breeding choices were.

Be sure to check out this year’s Hereford consignments at Michigan Beef Expo on March 29-30th. We have a nice offering that would make a great addition to your herd. Catalogs will be in the mail.

Our annual meeting will be held Friday March 29th 6:30 pm at Okemos Conference Center @ I-96 exit 110 Okemos/Mason Exit. Some of this year’s events, we will be auctioning off advertising pages for our new directory, having a silent auction, election of new board members and an update of what is happening with the Hereford Association by John Meents.


Jim Steketee