Kokosa Cattle and Harvesting Vegetables for Sale
July 27th, 2010 Shashamene-Kokosa - Adami Tulu
This morning after a smashed banana and peanut butter sandwich I went out to work the cattle with Mulgeta. He already had the ones that we needed separated out so it was easy for us to process them.
|One of our Jersey cross calves enjoying her breakfast.|
|The bulls that we are fattening at Kokosa|
We dropped the vegetables off at the Arsi Negele office for them to sell for us. Mekonen said that everyone was harvesting at this time so the prices were depressed. We shouldn’t use the results we get from this trial to base our future plans. The vegetables must have looked good to them because several of the staff were offering to buy them.
|The central office complex at Adami Tulu with their mission statement on the far wall|
We met with Dr.Hailu and Ato Taha to discuss our plans for the recipient animals. I offered to synchronize them and breed them on Friday to Holstein bulls. They thanked me for the offer but declined saying that they needed to set up their own plan and they could use their own technicians for the breeding. I was very happy that they took the initiative of doing their own project. Now I will have more time on Friday to do other things and I won’t feel like I left them hanging with the recipients. Abera did a great job setting the stage for our discussion.
|Mideksa and Joseph at an earlier visit to Adami Tulu|
Abera drove me back to the Lilly Valley. I had a head ache and needed to rest. I showered and felt much better so I spent the afternoon doing emails and chatting with my sweetheart on Skype.