MCCURRY ANGUS ARCHIVES
Andy and Mary McCurry surrounded by
Emily (L), her husband Tyson Mullen and
daughters Avery and Hallie Sue, and son
John and his wife, Melody, and their three
children; Aubree, Molly, and Drew ).
Aubree & Avery
MCCURRY ANGUS ARCHIVES
diagrams for penning and penning
sheet developed. Tagged new baby
calves. 8 p.m. dark outside but everyone
still in barn working! Decision
made to fi nish the 20+ bulls for
semen checking tomorrow.
TUESDAY, MARCH 12TH
48 hours ‘til sale day! RAIN/
checking with vet continues this a.m.
Updated supplement sheet with scrotal
measurements and sent copy to
Superior Productions. Made copies of
all that information/penning sheets
to hand out with catalog.
Sale day food supplies delivered
and staged. American and Angus
fl ags hung in sale barn. Bleachers
staged. Banners put up. Auctioneer
area readied. Phone company did
some work to make sure two phone
lines available & working for on-line
Everyone running around like
crazy! Reinforcements arrive: daughter
Emily and her family.
Because the weather forecast is
not good for sale day, lots of adjustments
and subsequent planning is
occurring for locations of things.
Bruce Young, a nutritionist with
Cargill, brings the Cargill cooker for
set up to cook prime rib sale day…
we serve over 300 people sale day! It
is the Angus prime rib meal that is the
draw! Bruce picks up the meat Melody
has ordered from Cargill, marinates/
rubs it and gets it ready to put in the
cooker early on sale day.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13TH
Rain and wind. Final set-up of the
sale ring. All the last minute things
Andy drives to Hutchinson to pick
up tables/folding chairs for the sale
area. Returns and everyone pitches in
to unload, set up and wipe off/clean
bleachers. Cover tables and food
prep area. Visitors still coming in off/
on all day long to look at the bulls.
John has a phone attached to his ear…
permanently… answering questions/
taking calls and talking to those visiting
as well as directing what needs
to be done next. Thank goodness for
neighbors helping to feed silage and
feed hay to cows all over.
Borrowed quite a few large square
bales of straw from a neighbor to create
a windbreak in front of walk-thru
door to machine shed… will have to
keep the roll-up door closed sale day…
a fi rst. Just too windy.
Need to be able to hear
the auctioneer over the
rumble of the wind
I have all the food
prepared for the meal
tonight… green bean casseroles,
corn pudding (my
Southern heritage coming
through), deviled eggs, 3
desserts and tossed salad.
Melody is doing a yummy
potato dish, a neighbor
is cooking a few loins for
tonight and cookies and
homemade beer bread (from
“The Barn”). Big turnout and
there are only crumbs left
after the 7 p.m. meal. Several
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