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The Victor Domino Line
by 3waycross (Posted Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:24:00 GMT+5)
I like that 663 bull.
Purina Accuration...any comments?
by etmountianman71 (Posted Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:23:23 GMT+5)
We have been using the Purina Accuration Tubs (25% protein, 5% fat) along with the Purina Wind and Rain minerals for two years now. I have been very satisfied with my results on my cattle. Going to switch to the 10% fat this year now that is is available here in ET.
They averaged about 2lbs per day per head, it really did depend on the quality of hay i had to feed as well. The drought hit me hard last year and I lost my pasture real quick, so had to start feeding hay in September. I knew in order to keep a good body score on my cows going into winter and that it would take time to do that vs waiting till it was too late, I would need to supplement, that would also stretch my hay out. They come in a 200lb tub or a 500lb block depending on how many cattle you are putting it in with.
I worked with Purina (they came for a farm visit with Coop) and they looked at my cattle and agreed that in the best option was Tubs over the liquid. It came down to convenience for me with tubs vs liquid when moving cows and providing the nutrition.
First set of Tubs was like putting a straw in a cup, they consumed real fast, then they slowed down and would utilize them the same as minerals. Also moved them further away from water, so the cows had to make a special trip to consume. Calves also utilized the tubs. Now as I start creep feeding calves I put the tub in there especially for the calves and they love it.
I liked that the tubs were poured and not baked, made them easier to consume and last longer without waste or souring. It kept my cattle with a good body score and helped out when calving and breeding season came into play.
Would definitely reach out to them and have a person provide you with what works for your farm and cattle, because it is different for each location.
The accuration feed is also available, a bit pricey, if you want to self feed. I hand feed each day to keep contact with my cattle, especially bulls.
Is it realistic to expect one (1) bale of Timothy/Alfalfa to feed on cow per ...
by Son of Butch (Posted Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:17:03 GMT+5)
gweaver202 wrote:Is it realistic to expect one (1) bale of Timothy/Alfalfa to feed one cow per day.
YES, very realistic... especially if you are buying large rounds.
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Welcome Tropical Storm Harvey
by RanchMan90 (Posted Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:08:17 GMT+5)
callmefence wrote:I'm torn on trying to get one of of my oat fields in a few weeks early. Done it a couple times before. Won and lost
How much per acre do you think that'll cost to gamble or seed, fertilizer and fuel?
Broadway AI bull.
by Franke (Posted Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:07:30 GMT+5)
Son of Butch wrote:Till-Hill wrote:Son of Butch wrote:Calving ease is sooo overrated.
I looked up Broadway's progeny report.... over 500 calves registered in 2 calf crops.
If only 2 deads and a couple hard pulls I'd take them odds.
IF Only then we are talking a new world record for any breed.... 2 out of over 500 = less than 0.04% death loss.
Obviously it's not the whole story if one guy reports 2 cut out (in addition to hard pulls) in his herd alone.
How many calves did this 1 fellow have sired by this bull? Was it 2 out of 10? 20? 50?
We don't know as that part was not stated.
I didn't ask who it was or how many calves they had out of him. I'm sure if you call Tom or Ed they will give you some straight answers on him.
by Son of Butch (Posted Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:01:44 GMT+5)
Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:$600??? How small is your cow? What is your kill market? I just checked out local market and it is $0.78.
Even a small cow of 1250# would bring nearly $1000
Yesterday kill cows here were mostly .63 - 74 with 1 extreme top cow at .76
1250 lb at .70 = $875 before commission, beef check off and trucking
thin/shelly cows were .30 - .59
On a side note.... yesterday I bought a group of 299 lb BWF bull calves for $475 hd
(I shoulda had 'em at $445 but the other bidder wouldn't let go)
by Caustic Burno (Posted Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:53:21 GMT+5)
Again a bunch of horseshyt being spewed no matter where you
live in Texas it is considered a threatened and protected species.
https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wild/sp ... ttlesnake/
by Cross-7 (Posted Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:49:21 GMT+5)
I build my little building nearly a half mile from the county road, spent a bunch to run water and electric all for privacy.
What I didn't take into consideration is that Altus Air Force base would be flying maneuvers right above me or that fort sill has bombing range where they train soldiers
Just for the record
The people that talk about a revolution and fighting the government.
That is a really bad idea.
Enjoyed the quiet
by cowboy43 (Posted Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:24:00 GMT+5)
I remember how quiet it was on 911 when there was no planes flying.
Winter rye, oats, turnip mix ?
by 5S Cattle (Posted Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:08:53 GMT+5)
True Grit Farms wrote:5S Cattle wrote:I mix turnips in with my wildlife food plots for their soil building properties but never thought about them for cattle. Deer won't eat them until after a good frost, and then they're definitely not preferred. What is the nutritional value?
Your results and mine differ greatly. Turnips grow best in the lower spots around here.
theres one of my food plots from December 9th last year. Was a mix of Austrian winter peas, wheat, elbon rye, crimson clover, chicory, turnips, rape and radishes. Deer keep everything but the turnips and rape grazed down. Still can't tell if the deer, or the hogs are the ones eating the turnips really
by JW IN VA (Posted Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:50:21 GMT+5)
Flying45.com or something like that has links to states
End Rot/yellowing plants = calcium issue
by skyhightree1 (Posted Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:29:45 GMT+5)
3waycross wrote:there is a liquid supplement call Cal-Mag that fixes most tomato problems.....they sell it here at the Pot growing store. They also sell some of the best liquid fertilizers I have seen. Apparently what is good for weed is also good for tomatos
Yea I have some but what I have also found is using milk and water to water them helps a great deal too.
Somebody needed it more than me
by Nesikep (Posted Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:26:52 GMT+5)
Your eyes look glazed, have you been eating donuts?
Show your calf pictures.
by callmefence (Posted Tue, 22 Aug 2017 11:49:14 GMT+5)
Lazy M wrote:callmefence wrote:
That girl has an ideal udder
She says thanks a bunch..
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