Well, got to go in the wood shop last night to get the air compressor fired up, get the hose, nozzle and digital tire gauge. I always check air in trailer tires before heading out as well as airing up the air bags on the pickup. Set the airbags at only 50#s as I was hauling just 6 head of cattle.
Here is the rig. '03 Dodge with 24' stock trailer. Notice shop manager #1 in the bed. She loves to ride and even though I don't take her off of the farm, don't think she would leave that bed unless someone drug her out or bothered one of the family members!
Didn't take long, these calves have been moved in the trailer before (I do that on purpose, they soon learn the trailer means new pasture). This time it means a permanent pasture. This has been a great bunch of calves to be around, easy to work with, move, feed and were very healthy.
Here they are at the processing plant, lined up watching cars go by on a side street (this processing plant is in town!).
This is the gal that didn't have a calf this spring. Either provide a calf or meat. She is a real showy calf, but after getting her off of the trailer, she validated my decision for her to be there.
Here is another shot of the group watching cars. This gives a side profile and an idea of the size. They were approximately 1400# on the hoof. 60% should be their dress weight. This group of 6 calves will feed over 10 families this coming winter.