Sunday, January 26, 2014

Square and Not

Call me too conventional, out-of-date, even “square”, and you’d be right—at least when it comes to tattoos. I don’t have any. But I can’t say the same for my cows.

In this area, heifers are vaccinated at a young age for brucellosis (aka bangs), a serious and highly contagious disease that causes abortion, infertility, and sick calves. Since the free-roaming elk and bison from Yellowstone National Park are infected with brucellosis, cows from Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho, in particular, are not only vaccinated but also given official ear tags and tattoos to prove it.

Fashionably (not geometrically) speaking, I may be a square, but at least my cows aren’t!

Wings and Izzy sporting their new orange tags and green tattoos

“Thy hands have made me and fashioned me….” –PSALM 119:73 (KJ21)

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