Cowboy with horse was on time. Everything went smoothly except one calf didn't like John bossing her around so she kicked him hard. Broke the skin a little and looks like there is going to be a bruise. Crazy cow was sent to the auction along with about six others. Two has bad bags (udders) so they can't raise babies. I guess the others are getting too old. Shelly Marie's calf was sold. It is getting big and still nursing. John said Shelly needs a rest. You didn't sell her did you I ask? She is still there but I know one of these days it's coming. I understand if you start keeping cows as pets you will soon be out of business. They got all the young calves their shots. As for the questions about blackleg. I'll tell you what I know and that isn't much. It is something that is in the ground and when the young calves eat grass that has been growing in it, it makes them very sick and is a sure death sentence but the shots will take care of it. The original owner told John when he leased the place that the disease is present on that place and to be sure to always vacinate his young calves so he always does and then there is no problem. It isn't contagious to other cows just something the young pick up in the digestive system. Why they call it blackleg is beyond me. John didn't seem to know either.