So now we know dates. The 20 and 22 they are gonna haul them away and kill them. Just the reactors and the one traceback cow that didn't react. One did and one didn't. The vets even sound like they don't think any have TB but they are just doing what they are told. And sounds like they are gonna use the meat cause it only affects the lungs....if they have it. So that's good at least they will be somewhat useful.
And ya we are getting paid decent money for them. More than you thought Mrs Shoes, we haven't gotten the check yet but we will before the cows come out. So it will buy back those cows in the fall and we will just run a few less this summer.
And ya, through milk is the easiest way to get TB, that's one of the big reasons they pasteurize, and evry load of milk out of a dairy gets tested and then that's a big issue for dairies but they haven't had a case of TB in milk for a really long time, I used to work at a dairy and we could drink all the raw milk we wanted but only could sell it to people using for animals, such as calves, they are pretty picky about it, kinda annoying but I guess they gotta have rules to protect the stupid.
And as much as I woulda liked to stay home in bed it just isn't a good week for it, after helping Thursday and not feeling great then resting Friday I headed up to Stoney Plain for the tack sale up there, didn't do as good as last fall cause it seemed like same amount of people but twice as many booths, but I still sold more than I bought so that's always a bonus!
Then last night was out Annual Homestead Coulee $1000 draw dance. I didn't drink as I am taking cold medications but still ended up visiting till 4 in the morning. Stupid time change, shoulda been 3 lol. Oh well today's a rest day for me and then the ponies get a massage Monday when the weather is supposed to be so much nicer, yay!!!
Was kinda funny when I started coughing Wednesday Neil laughs and "says is it TB?" haha then last night a neighbor who helped us all week said "maybe its TB", his wife says "that's mean!" then I told them Neil suggested the same thing and we all got a good laugh about it. I said I'm just allergic to winter lol