Especially if you are a border collie :)
It was time for my brother to move the cows to another piece of property and we went along to help if needed.
My son had a great time warming the dogs up by playing a little ‘fetch’ with them.
Newt is Rose’s brother and is just as obsessed with retrieving as she is.
Time to go to work!
The goal was to move the 120 mama cows and their calves to the working pens and separate them, so they could be trailered to the new property. My brother parked his truck and trailer across the road and we were to block the holes and convince the cows to go into the pens.
Here they come!
I just love the little guys!
Kate wasn’t sure what we were doing…these big things didn’t look like sheep or geese or anything else she has worked before.
She was happy to bring up the rear with the other dogs though.
The cows were very cooperative and it went a lot smoother than my brother was anticipating.
Next, the calves had to be separated into a different pen. This is for their safety while in the trailer. The cows are moved first and then the babies are brought over later and everybody is paired back up.
There was a lot of bellowing going on.
The dogs were very eager to help, unfortunately they weren’t really needed for this job, so they had to sit back and watch.
In no time at all…
the calves were all in one pen and it was time to get the trailer.
The dogs could feel that the job was done and this guy took advantage to roll in something REALLY good ;)
Kate thinks she would like to do this again very soon.