Here at the Equity Angus Farm, there are numerous activities to participate in regardless of the time of year you visit. Angus cattle do not take weekends off or have vacations. They need and expect care every single day of the year.
Of course there are the obvious tasks such as daily feeding and watering. Feeding a large herd requires dedicating much of the land to feed crops like hay and corn, which include tilling, planting, harvesting and storage.
Lesser realized, but equally important jobs on the farm include watching out for and attending to sick or injured animals, assisting with cows / heifers having problems birthing calves, raising orphan calves or assisting with getting a cow or heifer to accept her own, or an orphan calf, putting the bulls in with the cows at the right time of the year, then separating the bulls from the cows when the breeding season ends, weaning both the cows and the calves, manure management, pasture management (rotating pastures, keeping an eye on grassland health, etc.), financial management, repairing farm machinery, cutting, raking and baling hay, maintaining the barns, outbuildings and fences, culling undesirable animals from the herd, and a multitude of other associated jobs connected with the industry - everything from cutting firewood to following annual herd health programs for cows, calves and bulls.
Cattle also do not punch out at 5:00 at the end of the day. Many of the tasks described above simply cannot be accomplished between 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. In reality it's more like 5:00 am to 9:00 pm - 7 days a week.
You are cordially invited to visit us and take part in the day to day activities with us. But it's not all work! We also take time to smell the flowers. We enjoy 4 wheeling, back yard BBQs, hunting and fishing, and just relaxing on the back porch visiting with good company and watching the sunsets.