We knew that we wanted some type of livestock on our land. We considered alpacas, llamas, or horses, to name a few. One day, John saw a picture of a young bull for sale on Craig's List. We were immediately hooked when we saw the picture, and put our fence-building project in overdrive, and we brought little Chet home to live on our farm in October, 2015. When Chet was born, the farmer had to rescue him soon after his birth. In doing so, the farmer's scent made the mother think Chet was not hers, and so she rejected him. Chet was bottle fed until he was about 8 months old. Since he was bottle fed, he is very friendly toward humans. In fact, he is like a large dog. Chet will always have a special place in our hearts and is the cornerstone of Buck and Bull Cattle Ranch.
Chet as a baby on the left and below as a full grown bull.
Farmer John loves auctions and recently bought and restored this old Sinclair gas pump. He enjoys farms projects and playing his trumpet. Teresa loves the cows and photography and takes lots of photos at every opportunity.
Our cattle eat pelletized beef feed, typically twice a day, purchased from the local co-op. They graze on grass, but their favorite is hay or alfalfa treats. Pictured above is our recent "grocery run" for their winter food, purchased from a local farm. This is as fresh as we can get, just seconds removed from the hay baler.
If you have a bull, you need a heifer. We decided Chet needed a friend, so we acquired Prissy from Illinois around February of 2016. Prissy is a very contented cow, and will almost eat of your hand.
On January 4, 2019 in the middle of the night and in the rain little Bella was born! She is the off-spring of Chet and Prissy. She is a sweet little calf and she enjoys visitors.
Some of the cows that have called Buck and Bull Cattle Ranch home have moved on to other local ranches. These ranchers are growing their own mini hereford breeding operations . We enjoyed taking care of Rosie, Maggie, and Gracie while they were ours.