Dirty Decisions

Dirty Decision

Will this cow pay her winter?

Feed and care ain’t free.

We raised her Mom from newborn.

Nothing wrong I see.

 

Good teeth, slick coat, and

Breeding hard to find.

She raised a calf this summer,

Calm, got a good mind.

 

Doing my best to know

If she tried and found love

Left arm protected by

A disposable glove.

 

I’m probing and hoping

An embryo to find

I’m up to my earlobe

In a bovine behind.

 

Maternity in question

Or hamburger packing?

Her Fate is determined

If future calf is lacking.

 

We’re in the cow/calf business.

Oil don’t pay our bills.

“Cowboy up!” ain’t enough

We need financial skills.

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Done thousands of these, even certified by NM Board of Veterinary Examiners

Most of ours were black baldy, but this cow shows the general tail qualities I remember.