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Is it just me
by Son of Butch (Posted Tue, 23 May 2017 20:38:41 GMT+5)
Rich guy that loves to see his brand on everything including caps... you're related to Trump!
Jealousy is part of the human condition... that's what I tell myself whenever I look at Melania



Share cropping cattle. Is this a fair deal?
by RanchMan90 (Posted Tue, 23 May 2017 20:33:23 GMT+5)
The going rate here is 80 per day per cow= $292 per year for full lease and care, customer covers all consumables. I think y'all would both come out ahead with you paying him lease and care while covering consumables. He gets paid and you should be able to cover the note and make maybe $100 per cow



Weaning Day is coming up.
by gizmom (Posted Tue, 23 May 2017 20:31:51 GMT+5)
Jscunn

Jacob and his family moved into their camper last week due to the renovations on their house. Carla complained that the rain was so loud she wasn't able to sleep. I didn't have the heart to tell her how loud it was going to be Thursday night! Sometimes it's best to just keep my mouth shut lol!

Gizmom



It Wasn't Ringworm - What Breed Though?
by Walking W (Posted Tue, 23 May 2017 20:21:34 GMT+5)
Rafter S wrote:All we can do is guess, but maybe Red Angus x Charolais?
I understand. This guy came from around Gainesville, TX. Probably nothing exotic. I do know there are red and black angus in the herd as well as at least one Santa Gertrudis cow. The guy sells a few from the herd of about 200 every month. I guess that's his monthly paycheck. I'll assume it's an angus cross and start feeding out at 750 lbs then shoot for finishing to about 1200 lbs live weight.



Heat cycle
by Fire Sweep Ranch (Posted Tue, 23 May 2017 20:19:57 GMT+5)
1. Depends on the age of the calf when she aborted; the further along she was, the longer it will take for her to come in heat. However, it can be just a few days to a few weeks if she is not nursing, even with a full term calf. We had a first calf heifer have a dead calf, and she came in 7 days later. Obviously, her uterus is not healed that soon, but we put an embryo in her at 30 days post calving and she stuck it.



The World's A Changing
by Bright Raven (Posted Tue, 23 May 2017 20:11:17 GMT+5)
I read a book 20 years ago about confederate soldiers who deserted and hid in the Appalachian mountains of eastern Kentucky. They formed into gangs to evade local law enforcement. The book portrayed them as the lowest sum of the earth. According the book, they lacked rudimentary dignity and civility. They murdered, raped, stole, mistreated and lived without any form of morals. As True Grit would say, they all deserved a bullet behind the ear.



Lakota trailers
by Bigfoot (Posted Tue, 23 May 2017 19:59:04 GMT+5)
uplandnut wrote:Ok thanks for the heads up on the construction of it. Have you ever had split doors in the back? doesn't have a full swing with a slider like most do.

Split doors vs swinging is kind of a personal preference thing. I have had both, and currently own one of each. The big advantage to saloon doors, may not even be of benefit to you. If your going to a load a cow, that's swung on the end of a rope, saloon doors are the only way to go.



Kids and farm equipment, how old? -poll
by Bright Raven (Posted Tue, 23 May 2017 19:53:54 GMT+5)
sim.-ang.king wrote:Son of Butch wrote:sim.-ang.king wrote:My Grandpa was driving a 1 ton dump truck for hire when he was 12 years old.
Soo ya come from a long line of criminals... eh?
He probably drove past my Grandpa walking to and from school up hill both ways and you should've seen the size
of the fish he caught..... (because nobody else ever did.)
Some folks collect huge dividends when making withdrawals from their memory banks.

Wow! I had no clue we had a late 1910's Illinois law expert on CT.
I bet you are also an expert on the Inca Tribal Law, and know who is buried in Grant's tomb.


Sim: I have a law degree in Inca Tribal Law. It is illegal to come onto this forum and perpetuate untruths about what your grandpa did.



My deep though of the day (Dinosaurs)
by Bright Raven (Posted Tue, 23 May 2017 19:50:22 GMT+5)
red angus 2010 wrote:Lazy M wrote:What a waste of time, I thought this thread was supposed to be about dinosaurs?

It is, the dinosaurs were also very meticulous about counting their heads exploded and that's what killed the dinosaurs

I see a change in this forum! Everyone is a comedian.



New calf
by callmefence (Posted Tue, 23 May 2017 19:28:44 GMT+5)
They can take getting rained on. Its usually best to give em space in my opinion. As long as the cow seems to looking after it. Sometimes to much meddling will do more harm than good. Try to observe from a distance. A calf that gets up and stretches when you approach is a good sign. A calf that frantically tires to nurse all the wrong places is a bad sign. Though as long as mom cooperates they usually get it figured out.
With a brand new calf look for just one teat nursed down.
I would rather one be born in the rain than in 90 degree heat and rained on a week later.



NI vs. NH discbines ?
by Cucumber35 (Posted Tue, 23 May 2017 18:51:54 GMT+5)
Son of Butch wrote:Cucumber35 wrote: I was amazed it didn't do any damage that time though.

Maybe you found a new way to straighten old gates!

Not quite, but I think I found a way to make it fit in the dumpster! It was mangled up pretty good.



It's here
by Nesikep (Posted Tue, 23 May 2017 18:51:37 GMT+5)
if you can milk her and give it to the calf to make sure it's got a belly full, it'll probably be set to figure it out on it's own as hunger kicks in later!



Weak Calf
by Koffi Babone (Posted Tue, 23 May 2017 18:50:12 GMT+5)
If your calf is not dehydrated, it does not need electrolytes.

Milk or milk replacer is better as it contains more energy and building blocks (sugar, fat and protein). You need to give about 10% of it body weight in milk, i.e. 5 lbs of milk...



Mucus always mean heat?
by Tomcolvin (Posted Tue, 23 May 2017 18:50:09 GMT+5)
You sound like me. Doing what I like and not minding the hard work and willing to seek advice when we need reassuring. Nothing wrong with that, and I appreciate when people are willing to help. Keep on keeping on, I'm listening and watching. Syncing, now I make need to investigate this my self. Thanks.



Udder development in non pregnant underbreeding heifers PROBLEM
by Koffi Babone (Posted Tue, 23 May 2017 18:38:37 GMT+5)
Are you sure of your breeding dates?
Is there a bull among your heifers or do you use AI?
I would get that heifer preg checked to guesstimate how far along she is or you could do an ultra sound.
3 months along = about size of a rat
4 months along = about size of a cat
5 months along = about size of a large cat
6 month = about size of a beagle dog

http://animal.ifas.ufl.edu/ans3319/lab_ ... rectal.pdf



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THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- SQUIRRELED AWAY
Hooter's old friend, Uncas Bingelmeyer was usually more carefree than the owner of a new credit card at a discount store. Today, though, he watched the scenery speed by as if they were approaching doom instead of Tulsa.
PLAN PROPERLY TO MANAGE YEARLING HEIFER BREEDING
Developing and breeding yearling heifers can be equally rewarding and frustrating. The process is too timely and costly to land anywhere short of success. The technology around estrus synchronization continues to evolve and improve. However, the best protocols alone are not enough to create high pregnancy rates. It requires meticulous planning to properly execute the synchronization protocol and nutrition programs. It all matters when fighting for a few percentage points.
WELL-DESIGNED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM REQUIRES PLANNING
Every business has (or should have) a means of measuring and analyzing the various factors that play a role in overall performance and profitability as well as to help in decision making. Cattle operations are no different.
LOOK FOR SIGNS TO REDUCE AND HANDLE HEAT STRESS
Warmer temperatures are quickly approaching, and that means livestock producers should start considering how to help their animals handle the heat.
BLACK INK -- ARE WE THERE YET?
We were bringing a little preschool friend out to our house for the afternoon. She was a town kid and about every three miles, she'd ask, “Are we ALMOST there?”
IT'S THE PITTS -- HOW TO LOAD A HORSE
Here is the correct way to load a horse.
GIVE YOUNG WILDLIFE SPACE TO GROW
Spring is a glorious time of year. Flowers and leaves are not the only signs of new life. Plenty of food and warmer weather make this the perfect time for wildlife to mate and raise their offspring.
BLACK INK -- ARE YOU ON TRACK?
Biology says it takes two years from the day you breed cows till their calves can be harvested for beef or join the breeding herd to calve as two-year-olds. Decisions before, after and during any two-year span can make a big difference.
NATIONAL JUNIOR ANGUS SHOW TO BE HELD IN DES MOINES
Come win with the Angus team in Des Moines, Iowa, at this year's National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.
ALABAMA BCIA ANNOUNCES PUREBRED PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Clanton, Ala. – The Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association (BCIA) named Hillside Angus Farm, Dale and Judy Parris of Albertville as the 2016 Purebred Producer of the Year at the Alabama BCIA 2017 Annual Meeting held in Jemison on March 11.
LAST YEAR'S DROUGHT MAY AFFECT THIS YEAR'S HAY
Starkville, Miss. -- Last year's drought will likely affect this year's hay acreage in Mississippi.
IT'S THE PITTS -- MY FAVORITE FIRES
First, let me state for the record that I am NOT a cowboy poet. I don't have the mustache or the wardrobe for it.
HAVE PLAN IN PLACE WHEN UNEXPECTED COW LOSS OCCURS
It happens. If you own cattle, at some point you will drive out in the pasture and you'll find one with all four feet in the air, or maybe very close to it.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- CONSUMERS ARE DRIVING PACKER CHANGES
Ultimately, consumers determine what enters and exits the harvest facilities of the nation's largest meat packers. Consumer demand determines which meats they'll consume in terms of quantity and price, or if they'll consume meat at all.
CONTROL FLIES TO AVOID PINKEYE PROBLEMS
We were fortunate this year to have quite a mild winter in the southeast. The grass is growing and we are getting some much-needed rain to fill the ponds that dried up during last year's drought. Unfortunately, along with warmer weather come the flies and various problems associated with the little pests. Severe fly infestations have been associated with increased incidence of pinkeye, or infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis (IBK).

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