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by Brute 23 (Posted Sun, 22 Oct 2017 09:02:18 GMT+5)
TexasBred wrote:Brute 23 wrote:Jogeephus wrote:
How is it welfare for her? She's paid into social security her entire life. That was the rules and right or wrong that was the deal. It is HER money and its not her fault the politicians mishandled it.
It may or may not be for her, we don't know how much she put in vs how much she got back.
There are only 2 kinds of people with social security... the person who got screwed because you never saw your money or the person who got welfare because they got more than they put in.
Show me some research backing this claim. Gotta real split hairs to make that an accurate comment Brute.
I'm not sure what your asking? Look at my math you can see the getting screwed part. Then look at the quote posted early on how the first person took more than they put in. You can go read how to qualify for social security and see they are countless ways how to draw more than you put in. It's a junk insurance plan. Some will put in their whole lives and never see a dime. Some will put in very little and receive benefits their whole life.
Howdy from Washington
by msplmtneer (Posted Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:59:08 GMT+5)
Howdy and to the board
Hello from Maryland
by slick4591 (Posted Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:53:26 GMT+5)
Soil Sample Results
by tom4018 (Posted Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:47:44 GMT+5)
ddd75 wrote:4k in fert on 30 acres is an awful lot dumped at one time.
I'd lime it now and not put any fert on it until spring. then i'd only do 1/2 the rate they said.
I have good luck putting P and K on in the fall. It helps to build the roots up.
Trump to Release Remaining JFK Files
by sim.-ang.king (Posted Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:46:32 GMT+5)
Trump was the grassy knoll shooter.
How 'bout them Astros?
by greybeard (Posted Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:46:05 GMT+5)
CC Sabitica was definitely off his usual mark, and I'm glad of it. That throw to home plate tho...the 2nd of 2 great fielding plays by the Astros in the series. That throw had to be perfect and it was.
Yeah, 'straight down 59'..till it becomes one long skinny parking lot... (wife has a Dr appt every month off 59 near 610 on the south west side.)
by msplmtneer (Posted Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:40:13 GMT+5)
Happy Happy Birthday May God Bless You and Jesus Christ Guide You and Keep You and Yours Safe
I need an old truck
by ddd75 (Posted Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:38:31 GMT+5)
Bigfoot wrote:ddd75 wrote:i have a 1969 scout with a pretty cool front end, it's blue with a real nice patina.
My first vehicle when I turned 16 was a '69 International Scout. Top would come off, I guess it did on all the models idk. Used to love to drive that old thing, especially with the top off.
they look pretty fun.. this one is AWD with the V8 option.
I guess guys take chevy 350's and put them in them
by cowgirl8 (Posted Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:32:27 GMT+5)
No more free ice cream there for me, I saw flies all over it one day.
Loading your tires
by skyhightree1 (Posted Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:14:33 GMT+5)
kenny thomas wrote:Most here use an alcohol based product now. Not sure what it is but is not corrosive like the calcium chloride.
Thanks I am going to research what that is and see how readily available it is here.
Saving bean seed
by BRYANT (Posted Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:02:17 GMT+5)
when they are fully mature pick them and hang them with string to dry, where frost will not hurt them.
Dodgers vs Astro's
by Cross-7 (Posted Sun, 22 Oct 2017 07:57:36 GMT+5)
Dallas Keuchel vs Clayton Kershaw
I'd be tempted to throw someone else against Kershaw and save Keuchel.
Should be a good series but the Dodgers have out spent the Astros, so on paper it looks like the Dodgers are favored
SAV Resource or SAV Renown
by gizmom (Posted Sun, 22 Oct 2017 07:17:27 GMT+5)
My favorite bull in the yearling bull group is a Recharge out of our 811 cow.
Weight gain/loss in first two weeks?
by Till-Hill (Posted Sun, 22 Oct 2017 06:06:26 GMT+5)
Supa Dexta wrote:When were they born, and how did you wean?
Born 2/27-4/17 on my group (top ones), averaged 204 days old.
Buddies group (bottom) born 3/5-5/26
They were pulled off cow and put in the lot, shots 3-4 weeks before weaning. Buddies were fence line weaned I guess you could call it. Cows were in adjacent lot. My calves momma's were 10-12 miles away.
Cow Limping / Favoring Rear Leg - Hoof Problems?
by emxmagnum (Posted Sun, 22 Oct 2017 05:53:46 GMT+5)
Understood, TC. And thanks again for the guidance. You?re probably right, just tough to make some of these calls. That whole head vs heart thing...
I?ll check her for infection and then go from there. Thanks to everyone for the tips, suggestions and wise words.
TAKES STEPS TO MAKE SURE CALVES NEVER HAVE A BAD DAY
You've heard that the key to beef quality could lie in making sure a calf never has a bad day. A paper in the Journal of Dairy Science adds validity-and before you quit reading because the work didn't come from the beef side, think for a minute about the dairy cow.
KEEP TRACK OF WITHDRAWAL TIMES IN CATTLE
When a food animal is given medication systemically (such as injection of antibiotic), it takes a certain amount of time for the body to break down and eliminate it. During that period the animal should not enter the food chain. Different drugs and medications have different withdrawal times before the animal can be slaughtered.
THOMAS AND SONS BRANGUS SALE HELD
Fifty-six registered buyers from 10 states participated in a stellar offering of registered and commercial cattle at the recent Don Thomas and Sons Cadillac of Brangus Sales.
BURDOCK CAN CAUSE EYE IRRITATION IN CATTLE
Eye problems in cattle and horses can be caused by burdock slivers. This plant has seeds that stick to fur or clothing. When ripe, the burrs release hundreds of microscopic barbed slivers. If a sliver gets into the eye, it can cause inflammation and infection that may puzzle your veterinarian, since the microscopic sliver is not easily seen. The cornea of the eye may become inflamed and ulcerated; the eye may turn cloudy and have a white spot or bulge on it.
CHANGING WEATHER AFFECTS HEALTH OF CALVES
Experience tells us that fall can be a treacherous season for keeping calves healthy. Calves come into the season stout, thrifty and with the expectation of doing well. But changing weather conditions, management systems and nutritional programs can catch the calves off guard and send them into a tail spin of poor health and performance.
PARASITE RESISTANCE IN CATTLE AT CRITICAL LEVEL
Controlling internal parasites in cattle is challenging these days.
BEWARE OF POTENTIAL THREAT TO DEER POPULATIONS
Diseases are a big concern for deer biologists and managers. Since the reestablishment of white-tailed deer across the Southeast, hemorrhagic disease has had a negative impact on their populations. Hemorrhagic disease in deer can be caused by epizootic hemorrhagic disease viruses, or bluetongue viruses, and is spread by black gnats.
SVF CATTLE COUNTRY COMMERCIAL REPLACEMENT SALE HELD AUG. 31ST
One thousand, one hundred and eleven commercial females from Florida's leading ranchers found ready acceptance at the recent Cattle Country Sale in Brighton, Fla.
IT'S THE PITTS -- A MOTHER'S PLEA
I'm not in the mood today to try and be funny. And normally I don't believe writers should use their podium to preach to people. In most cases I don't have the qualifications or the credentials.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- DEMAND-AGGRESSIVE MARKETING BUOY CATTLE PRICES
Cattle numbers continue to grow with national cowherd expansion, and various data suggest herd expansion is continuing this year.
CHUTE-SIDE VACCINE COOLER IS A USEFUL TOOL
A few simple steps can help cattle producers become more effective in battling respiratory disease in their herd, get full value of any vaccine they purchase, and possibly increase their operational profit in the process.
PRODUCERS BENEFIT FROM YEAR-ROUND HERD HEALTH PROGRAM
Many times a producer does not consider or appreciate the value of a good year-round herd health program until confronted with a difficult calving season or an unacceptable level of calf loss from health challenges.
GET CALVES STARTED ON THE RIGHT FOOT AT WEANING
During this time of the year, some producers may consider preconditioning beef calves prior to sale. This involves a multi-step process including weaning, a defined health protocol, nutrition, and marketing plan. The following article describes a few helpful tips for weaning and getting calves started on the right foot:
EARLY WEANING BENEFITS FIRST-CALF COWS
Summer heat can be hard on pastures, cows and calves, especially first-calf cows. These cows are in a special class as they are still trying to maintain body condition, actively grow, support reproduction by gestating with her second calf, and lactating.
PRODUCT HANDLING IS CRITICAL TO HERD HEALTH SUCCESS
The cow-calf production unit is the basis for the entire beef industry. The production of quality calves requires strict attention to the health of all calves, cows and bulls in the facility.