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Crossbow
by OklaBrangusBreeder (Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:50:05 GMT+5)
I've never used Crossbow....

Is this the stuff you are talking about?:
https://www.google.com/shopping/product ... hgodECsLoQ


Safe around cows?



Bees
by callmefence (Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:43:22 GMT+5)
We had a Beehive a couple years back. It was in a old water heater in the back pasture. Boys roped it and drug it home. Cut it open with a axe and got a pretty good haul of honeycomb.........not the same kinda thing I guess.



The Best Genex sire???
by frieghttrain (Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:39:23 GMT+5)
Nice.



Don't know what to charge??
by callmefence (Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:38:36 GMT+5)
Going rate here for truck and trailer is 3.00 per loaded miles. (3.00 per mile one way)



New here.....
by justacowfan (Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:27:01 GMT+5)
I am new here and looking for contacts to share ideas and thoughts.



Favorite Lines
by Jackson (Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:20:59 GMT+5)
I don't know why they call this stuff hamburger helper. It does just fine by itself. I like it better than tuna helper myself, don't you, Clark?

I think you're all bleeped in the head! We're ten hours from the bleepin fun park and you want to bail out. Well I'll tell you something, this is no longer a vacation, it's a quest. It's a quest for fun, I'm gonna have fun and you're gonna have fun, we're all gonna have so much bleepin fun we'll need plastic surgery to remove our gd smiles! You'll be whistling Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah out of your ars*****! I gotta be crazy; I'm on a pilgrimage to see a moose! Praise Marty Moose! Oh, sh**!



Pictures of my pairs
by xbredcattle (Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:16:38 GMT+5)
Snapped a few pictures of the heifers I'm keeping
Southeast La








Board activity
by Alan (Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:10:33 GMT+5)
inyati13 wrote:Alan wrote:This is not meant to get anyone upset. I know for a fact there are plenty of members like me that come here for light conversation and entertainment, to get away from politics and other world problems, they are broadcast 24/7. I know of folks that have left partly because of the near non stop political topics, the repeated locked and deleted thread only for someone to start another asking why it was locked....... The mods have provided the answer to why many times and suggested ranchers many time. yea I know if you don't want to see it don't open the thread. Just my two cents and thoughts on lost members. Not going to get into a pizzing match with anyone over it, just my opinion. It's not why I come here, I enjoy cattle, sports, guns, the recipe board and photo contest...... that's what brings me here.

I am not sure why that should bother anyone. Using a forum is selective. I go to the active topics and read what ever amuses me at the moment. I read a lot of the politics. It is boring for the simple reason that there are rarely opposing views. Like going to a basketball game and there is only one team on the floor doing layups.



Good point Ron.



Chiggers
by Dogs and Cows (Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:05:03 GMT+5)
For ticks and chiggers I spray all my clothes down with permethrin. Then I rub all my skin down with deet cream...and so far it has worked great. I shower as soon as I get home...mostly to get all the chemicals off me...then, I sit down with a six pack...I don't need chigger bites for a six pack...

Tim



Pictures From Yesterday
by frieghttrain (Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:04:59 GMT+5)
Nesikep wrote:Such TERRIBLE colouration!!! Though in my books it's the black that's the problem not the white She oughtta be red

I wish I had the luxury of getting that nit-picky.. I'm still working on function, and a little on conformation
+ 1 She looks great!



What the heck is going on here
by frieghttrain (Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:59:37 GMT+5)
That's weird never seen anything like that.



Euro Mounts
by Jogeephus (Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:54:19 GMT+5)
I like that a lot.



Real ranching house wives
by justacowfan (Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:54:07 GMT+5)
Wouldn't a real housewives of ranchers make for more interesting TV than the Bravo series? I would find them much more real, sexy, and dealing with real life....Nothing better than women in agriculture!



Hay feud!
by aaroninga (Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:45:12 GMT+5)
Sounds like an uncomfortable situation because he didn't come see you before telling others what he thinks.
If it were me I'll go see him face to face and discuss it, after a smile and handshake.
It might not change his mind but may quiet him down from talking about you behind your back.

People that gossip and spread negative stuff about others behind their back usually reveal more about themselves than who their talking about and dogging.

I learned that long ago.....



What are you eating today?
by Jogeephus (Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:43:38 GMT+5)
I'm impressed. I can't say I know anyone who has their own malt making machine. You gotta be a serious malt maker to own one I suspect. I be they are good. I used to work in a restaurant that had one of those and when we would clean up at night we had to dump all the extra and that's when my experiments began. That was fun and delicious as well.



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CRIMSON CLASSIC SALE AVERAGES $4,015
The Crimson Classic Santa Gertrudis Sale was held April 30, 2016 in Cullman, Ala.
FOUNDATION WILL FUND ABBA YOUTH IN 2016
At the December 17, 2015 meeting the Brahman Foundation Board agreed to distribute funds to expand opportunities for Brahman youth. In an effort to support youth programs and developing leaders in agriculture, the group allocated $30,000 for use in scholarships, educational opportunities, showmanship and more for the year 2016.
E6 & REGISTERED BEEFMASTER REPLACEMENT FEMALE SALE HELD
The E6 and Registered Beefmaster Replacement Female Sale was held April 24, 2016 in Columbus, Texas.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- ADDING CALF VALUE
“In times of declining cow-calf margins, it is important for producers to evaluate opportunities to enhance calf value while simultaneously managing cost of production,” says Derrell Peel, Extension livestock marketing specialist at Oklahoma State University, in his early-June market comments. Peel uses a variety of surveys and studies to underscore his point.
IT'S THE PITTS -- MY LAST MEAL
Have you ever thought about what you'd like to eat for your last meal?
BRAHMAN "ALL AMERICAN" TO BE HELD IN LOUISIANA
Every year, members of the American Junior Brahman Association gather to compete in a variety of contests, showcasing their skills and their cattle. This year, 250 members from nine states will show off their more than 650 entries. The All American will be held in West Monroe, La., at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center, July 4-9, 2016.
TOOLS ARE AVAILABLE TO IMPROVE FORAGE DIGESTION
At the cow/calf and stocker cattle level, production systems are generally built on forage production, pastures, hay, etc. For these operations forages provide the bulk of the nutrients needed for the animals. In many cases because of inadequate management or simply uncooperative weather patterns, forage quality is not suitable for the pasture and hays to maintain the type of digestibility needed for the animal to extract the needed nutrients.
OCHSNER TO JOIN RED ANGUS TEAM
Red Angus Association of America CEO Tom Brink announced that Katie Ochsner, a native of Torrington, Wyoming, has been hired as a commercial marketing specialist.
CIRCLE A RANCH ANGUS SALE HELD MARCH 19 IN MISSOURI
Circle A Angus Ranch, headquartered in Iberia, Mo., was proud to host their 22nd annual Spring Bull and Heifer sale offering 403 head sold on March 19th.
SPRING WEATHER CONDITIONS CREATE A CHALLENGE FOR FORAGES
A cool, wet spring delayed growth of several summer grasses, but not the weeds that compete for space in fields and pastures across Mississippi.
IT'S THE PITTS -- UNIDENTIFIED FRUITY OBJECT
Besides being a great-granddaughter of the former President, Laura Eisenhower is a professional clairvoyant and spiritual healer who reads Tarot cards and gives astrology readings for a living. In an interview with Fox News Laura said that vegetarians are more apt to see UFO's than meat-eaters because, "we are multidimensional beings and based on our frequency, perceptions and our vibratory levels that we are functioning from, we are going to see things differently."
PRODUCERS SHOULD EVALUATE VALUE OF CREEP FEEDING
n the last issue we started a discussion concerning creep feeding and an ongoing evaluation of the value of this practice in cow-calf production. The main question the producer has to ask is “if I decide to creep feed my calves will this result in higher weaning weights and will it be profitable?”
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- WINDSHIELD ECONOMICS
Hooter was riding shotgun with Peetie Womack on the way back home from a feedlot where Peetie was checking on some of his cattle.
GENETRUST AT SUHN CATTLE COMPANY BULLS AVERAGE $5,863
Blue skies, blustery winds and Brangus bulls welcomed customers and friends of GENETRUST to the Flint Hills in Eureka, Kansas, on March 22, 2016 for the 24th annual installment of the event hosted by the Suhn family, in what has become one of the premier Brangus events of the year.
BLACK INK -- BEYOND THE BURNING HAIR
Our electric branding iron hangs high on a barn wall, bought on impulse 35 years ago but not used in 30. We freeze brand our replacement heifers though.

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