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by @fivemarysfarms

Four girls feeding alfalfa off the back of the feed wagon really draws a crowd - cows first and then the sheep follow close behind!
We feed the cows twice a day in fall/winter when there isn’t enough grass growing in the pastures anymore. It’s a lot of work but something I always look forward to at the end of the day - either together as a family or just Brian and I. (The morning feedings, especially in the dead of winter, take a bit more motivation!)
Last year we figured we threw 1.3 million pounds of alfalfa flake by flake to our herds, most of which we grew right here on the ranch during the spring/summer. (I shorted us, Brian corrected me it was 1.8 million pounds!!)
🖤🌿🖤🌿🖤
#m5feedingtime #ranchlife #winterranchlife #m5cattle #myfourmarys #pasturedeverything

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by @fivemarysfarms

Feels like fall around here! Calving is going well, we had another set of twins born yesterday and the mom is taking to both calves pretty well so far. The first born were also twins but the mom was NOT having her second baby so we took it in as a bottle baby. We are about a third of the way through calving and it’s so much fun to see all those babies out there with their mommas!
🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤
#m5calvingseason #fallcalving #m5cattle #fivemaryscows

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by @morsecode1

This is Emilee....she plays volleyball, golfs, sews, bakes, and can fix a mean fence. Did I mention that she’s beautiful too? #ilovebeinghermomma #m5cattle #girlscandoittoo


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by @morsecode1

Hard work at M5 ranch this weekend. Momma, Daddy, and kiddos working hard to make dreams come true for our little Ranchito! As always we were blessed with help from our extended family. God is good. #M5Cattle #simmangus #prayforrain


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by @morsecode1

So far Austin has been really awesome! The people are so friendly, the weather is beautiful, and the food has been fabulous! God is good! #blessed #makingmemories #M5cattle


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by @morsecode1

Looks like the neighbors Bull snuck in for some hanky panky! He’s beautiful! Unfortunately he had a twin that didn’t make it. 😢 #m5cattle #latespringcalf #welcomebaby


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by @morsecode1

Oooh weee! It’s Christmas at the Maestas house. We’re gunna impregnate some cows! 🐄 #bovineelite #M5cattle #artificialinsemination #simmangus


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by @fivemarysfarms

Starting out in ranching is a very daunting endeavor. We are lucky to have Donald (who married Brian’s youngest sister Katherine), a 5th generation cattle rancher who is well versed and knowledgeable in all aspects of raising cattle for beef in the western states. He helped us start out in our operation and he continues to advise us all the time. Brian has him on speed dial and talks to him at least a couple times a week about obstacles that come up and optimizing our operation. (While Katherine and I talk just as often comparing recipes and notes on ranch life!)
These steers were born on their ranch in Burns, Oregon and joined our herd earlier this year.
Donald and Katherine and their family raise some of the best reputation Black Angus cattle in the West - with a little Hereford line somewhere, hence the white or “bald” faces on some of them.
Most of our cattle are breed and born on our ranch, we want to raise them from start to finish and focus on building our herd with superior genetics for breeding and meat quality - things like ease of calving and marbling on a rib eye. They have the same objectives.
This year to expand our herd we bought 60 of their yearling cattle since we know their program is much like ours, all-natural, no antibiotics or hormones, great genetics and raised ethically and humanely from the start. You don’t always know this when you rely on third parties, so just like when we sell our meats - when we buy cattle, we want to know our farmer/rancher.
Their last name is Doverspike so we call these the Heffer-spike steers!
Swipe for a great picture of their family night calving heifers (watching for first time moms to labor through the night in case they need help) at their “Cow Palace” barn right next to the calving heifers. 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤
#m5cattle #doverspikelivestock #hefferspikecattle #steers #cowpalace #blackangus #fivemarys

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by @fivemarysfarms

Girls on wheels today... we loaded up on our four-wheelers this morning after church to move some steers to a new pasture.
Francie, Maisie and JJ were each on their own rig and did a great job driving and knowing where to be to move the cattle to the right place without incident (it doesn’t always go that smoothly!) and then, not-to-be-outdone, Tess drove the big Dodge feed truck herself while Brian threw hay off the back - successfully steering around an old fence post and honking at a “naughty cow” to get out of the way. 😂 (*swipe for the Tessa driving video - I should have strung them together in one video)
I don’t know what we’d do around here without these helpful and capable girls. 💪🏼
#ranchlife #myfourmarys #movingcattle #m5cattle #sunday #ranchwork #fivemarys

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by @fivemarysfarms

Pretty steers waiting on dinner this afternoon, basking in the last few rays of sunshine. ☀️
#ranchlife #m5cattle #sunshine #march #mountainlife #fivemarysfarms #fivemarys

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by @morsecode1

This is the 2017 Rio Arriba County Grand Champion heifer, she’s just as pretty as ever. Her babies are going to blow your mind! 💥 #simmangus #smokinghot #m5cattle #oneeyedjackdaughter #genetics #upgradegranddaughter


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by @morsecode1

Oh hey, baby girl! Welcome to our first calf of 2018! #M5Cattle #Simmental #Angus #farmraisedandloved


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by @fivemarysfarms

Feeding cows up in the trees this morning and JJ was hand feeding them the “snack bar” extras that fall off the bales of alfalfa. She’s gonna love this picture she sees those ears perfectly placed behind her! 😜
#ranchkids #ranchlife #morningchores #ohjjstyle #m5maryjane #m5cattle #fivemarys

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by @fivemarysfarms

I love the big ole ears on the little tiny calves. These calves were all born this fall and are still in their awkward stages but it makes them even cuter out there. 🖤
This photo was from a couple days ago when we had some sunshine, it’s dreary and grey today with a storm headed our way!
#ranchlife #m5cattle #pasturedeverything #fivemarys

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by @morsecode1

Sooo much cuteness! I can't stand it! 😩 #M5Cattle #simmangus


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by @morsecode1

Congratulations Mama, you have a beautiful baby bull calf! What a great weekend, it must be the 🌙! #M5Cattle #simmangus #babybullcalf #Godsblessings


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by @morsecode1

This will be Andres's last year showing animals in 4-H and I believe it will be his best year! The coolest part about it is that he's showing animals from his herd, using hand picked genetics and from cows that he bought with his USDA youth grant. Pretty cool stuff! #simmangus #M5Cattle #senioryear🎓


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by @morsecode1

Representing the M5 Cattle Brand 🔥#m5cattle #fallfires


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by @morsecode1

This beautiful animal here was the first calf born to our herd. We almost lost his Mama after she gave birth to him and had to bottle feed him the first night. We called him "Lucky." Turns out we were the lucky ones, he blessed us so much by the learning experience we all got raising him to be this perfectly finished animal. All the glory goes to God! #TheMaestasFamily #M5Cattle #SimmAngus #GrandChampion


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by @mirengarzone

Sometimes the grass really is greener on the other side of the fence. #dontfencemein #m5cattle #escaped


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by @mirengarzone

She wasn't wanting to move from the shade! #perfection #firstcalfheiferscalf #m5cattle #cowbos #livinright #idahocattle


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by @mirengarzone

Came home to this sweet little heifer! First baby of 2015. #m5cattle #livinright #cowbos #idahocattle


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by @mirengarzone

Lovin all the tall green grass! #cowbos #m5cattle #happycowscomefromidaho


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by @mirengarzone

These gals are happy as can be! #m5cattle #cowbos #happycowscomefromidaho


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