Olivia & Ava, about a month ago
Olivia sold her bottle calves to our neighbor this past weekend. We had told her any money she made she could keep. We didn’t, however, tell her that we didn’t actually expect her to make any money, considering we’ve never managed to make anything on bottle calves.
So imagine Matt’s surprise when he sat down and ran the numbers to find that she actually made quite the profit! She made as much on 3 bottle calves as we did on 7 hogs in the same time period. She made more per head than Matt has per head on the feeder calves.
She’s proven herself quite the “cowgirl”, and I think has earned the right to do some horse shopping. We’ll let her keep $100 of the money to put towards a horse, the rest goes into her college savings account.
Maybe we should make her business manager of the Sugar Creek Farm beef division.