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Ag on Instagram: The best farm photos from July 26

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We bring you some of the best farm photos on Instagram for July 26. Want to get listed in this daily feature? Be sure to hashtag your pics with #agdaily!

“Although there were thousands of African American cowboys who helped to shape the history of the American West, their stories have largely been left out of accounts of that time… known as the ‘Dusky Demon,’ Bill Pickett (1870-1932) was the best-known African American rodeo performer of all time.” (Biography.com) . This past weekend, we gathered together with family and friends to take the kids to their first rodeo! The Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo Tour travels nationwide to display horsemanship and share the history of the black cowboy and cowgirl. A large portion of the ticket sales fund their memorial scholarship, providing educational and cultural enrichment experiences for youth in underrepresented communities. . . The show is full of beautiful animals and nail-biting competitions, which the kids loved joining in with the shouting crowd. Afterwards, with the help of handlers, they were able to ride one of the horses from the show! Check to see when the next rodeo is coming to your town! . . #westayout #westayoutfamilies #tellyouwhere2go #billpickettrodeo #rodeo #horsesofinstagram #stayloCAL

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After a couple of days in the calf barn, the calves move to the hutches. These individual hutches help us keep track of each calf and how they are doing. If a calf doesn't finish her bottle, we see that right away and check on her. In the hutches, the calves also receive grain and water in addition to their two bottles. The hutches really protect the calves from any predators like wild dogs or coyotes and from the weather. We are able to close these hutches up in the winter and open them in the summer. On each hutch, we have the calf's wellness and shot record. The calves are in these hutches for about 2 and a half months before moving out. This girl is about to be moved out. Where as if you swipe ⬅️, you can see a calf that just moved in. You might recognize this beautiful girl from my post yesterday! Or maybe you don't? I get a lot of questions about the ear tags our cows wear. Well if you look at my post from yesterday, you can tell in a second that it's the same cow because of the ear tag. And that's really why we have those tags. That way everyone on the dairy has a universal name for each cow. Every person needs to be able to identify each cow and these bright colored tags are easy to spot and to read.

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