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by jkwilson (Posted Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:33:00 GMT+5)
Nesikep wrote:It also does nothing if you get the flies from the neighbors
I have a neighbor about a half mile away who basically spends as little money as possible on his cows. The diesel to dig a hole when they die is an unnecessary expense to him.
Fly control is kind of futile for me. I can keep them from hatching, but struggle to keep them off my cows.
how much is to much.
by callmefence (Posted Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:06:28 GMT+5)
It's a big deal for me in several ways. Mostly knowing how proud old Red would be right now.......priceless
I want to apologize
by Nesikep (Posted Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:51:19 GMT+5)
but did you get your free cell phone?
Should I sell Him
by Supa Dexta (Posted Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:50:48 GMT+5)
It will be fine.
Southerners ain't got nothin' on us!
by Smoothy (Posted Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:45:48 GMT+5)
Haha the rotor tiller races are nuts! I seen some crazy stuff but that takes the Cake. What happens when they get out of control and fly into the stands?? I'm a thinking I wouldn't wanna be standing there!
Back Pasture Pictures
by pdfangus (Posted Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:25:28 GMT+5)
i just posted some photos from over the weekend of my little place on my blog.
I don't have this years heifers yet...I normally raise a few for the neighbor.
by gizmom (Posted Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:19:36 GMT+5)
I wonder if they have done any studies on long range and conception in heifers? We are palpating our heifers tomorrow and I suspect more opens than normal. We used long range on our heifers last year for the first time, had not considered it until I read this thread. Like CC the only management change was the long range. I will have a better idea after tomorrow but I know some are open we saw them standing after we pulled the bull.
What are you eating today?
by Jogeephus (Posted Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:17:46 GMT+5)
millstreaminn wrote:Looks good. Better than what I passed on in South Africa. I wouldn't even know how to cook them.
Bonus with that is you wouldn't need a tooth pick.
Um, how would they eat them? In a soup or stew?
So ashamed. I forgot all about Earth Day.
by Jogeephus (Posted Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:14:14 GMT+5)
In the early 90's Weyerhauser had the largest nursery operation in the country. Don't know if that is still the case.
I don't know of any laws that require replanting trees but all the companies here do it. Only law I know of is one where the landowner has to clearcut all their trees to give the government their half so they can fund the government and fund agencies to regulate and encourage people to plant trees.
Versatile Bi Directional Feeding Tractor ?
by Stocker Steve (Posted Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:11:17 GMT+5)
What do you think of using a Versatile 150 or 160 as a low cost feeding tractor? I have run across a 160 that has a Perkins 236 cid put into it.
Wye Breed that way ?
by Stocker Steve (Posted Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:05:24 GMT+5)
KNERSIE wrote:They should be OK. I'd much rather use that than most modern BA genetics
Moderns have negative $EN -- so you are estimating an average annual feed cost difference of 40 to 70 U$S to get the higher weaning weight.
I am considering old timey wf cows with a terminal Simi or Limi sire. How much of a change in fertility and longevity would you expect with old time Wye x herf breeding vs. modern straight bred?
Help!! Clipped steer too short!
by Nesikep (Posted Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:46:47 GMT+5)
I"d work on evening the bad parts out... what grows back grows back, and will at least be uniform to deal with.
Overhead Electric Fence
by Nesikep (Posted Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:43:40 GMT+5)
Around here I use fir railings and drive them into the post with some 6" or 8" spikes.. I've actually given up on running wire here though, the deer just keep tangling up in it and wrapping it up with the barbed wire or snapping it.. I just have a battery powered fencer now and bring it where I need it.
Another reason to hate fireants
by TexasBred (Posted Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:41:05 GMT+5)
jedstivers wrote:halfbean wrote:Dried molasses sprinkled in an area around mounds will make them move and vacate an area. I use it in my garden. Liquid molasses works too. It doesn't kill them but makes them move away.
Why move them when you can kill them?
Takes the same effort to sprinkle molasses as orthene.
I've used that for years. Stinks to he// and back but kills too. If you can't find the Orthene then get Surrender. Same stuff, different company.
by Nesikep (Posted Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:38:49 GMT+5)
Post a picture of those flies!
NEBRASKA STUDY SHOWS NO ILL EFFECTS FROM CROP RESIDUE GRAZING
It makes sense that a 1,200 pound Angus cow would place quite a lot of pressure on the ground on which it walks. But a new study shows that even these heavy beasts can't do much to compact common soilsif they're grazed responsibly.
IT'S THE PITTS -- ASK THE STYLEMASTER
It's been awhile (30 years) since I, the god of good taste, answered your many questions regarding what's in style. It's quite natural that you'd seek guidance from such a fashion forward expert as myself.
PASTURE RECOVERY AFTER DROUGHT CAN BE DIFFICULT
Maintaining a healthy pasture can be challenging, even in years with average rainfall. Drought affected the southeastern US from July to December of 2016. Drought conditions can impact pasture productivity further into next season.
PRIORITIZATION IS IMPORTANT TO NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT
Most cattle producers have a nutrition program of one type or another. Some are very well structured, perhaps even having been designed working with a nutritionist. Others are less sophisticated and are the results of getting recommendations at the local feed store or coffee shop. Some are very simple and include grazing on pasture, feeding some hay in winter and throwing out some range cubes when you want to call the cows up to gather calves (this is the program I grew up with).
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- HOW THEY'RE RAISED
It was what I would call a life-affirming experience, maybe even a life-altering one, Peetie Womack said with a solemnity seldom heard. He was addressing the monthly meeting of the Rio Rojo Cattlemen's Association (RRCA), talking about a brief journey to Kansas where recent wildfires had done some of the broadest and worst damage.
DEBTER RECOGNIZED BY ALABAMA BCIA
The Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association (BCIA) recently awarded the 2016 Richard Deese Award to Glynn Debter of Debter Hereford Farm in Horton, at the 2017 Alabama BCIA Annual Meeting held in Jemison on March 11.
SALACOA VALLEY BRANGUS SALE HELD MARCH 25
Eighty-nine registered buyers from 11 states and Australia participated in the recent Salacoa Valley Customer Appreciation Sale in at Salacoa Valley Farms in Fairmont, Ga.
IT'S THE PITTS -- MY EMPTY-BUCKET LIST
Other than becoming the first billion dollar lotto winner, my bucket-list is empty. I've already jumped in a pool fully clothed, made soap, worked a potter's wheel and been lost in the smoke at 6,000 feet over Donner Pass in a small airplane.
NUTRITIONAL TOOLS ENHANCE HERD PERFORMANCE
In more recent history, cattle producers are beginning to focus more on production efficiency. What is the most economical way I can produce a calf or a pound of gain on the bulls and heifers I sell? With every production parameter there is an efficiency measurement that comes with it. Cattle producers are in a constant search for ways to save money or improve productivity and profits. Producers who are in the business to be profitable and to maximize profits should review all avenues that can improve efficiency and help the productivity and performance of their herds. Since the largest single input for most herds is nutrition this article will focus on this aspect.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- TRADING UP IN HERD REVENUE
Although still discounted relative to fed cattle, resurgent calf and feeder cattle prices continued to lift hopes through March.
CONSIDER USING BALEAGE TO CONSERVE FORAGE
In many county Cattlemen's meetings and trainings held of late, I have strongly encouraged producers to consider taking full advantage of spring rains and growing conditions. Included in that discussion is usually an encouragement to use baleage to harvest and store any excess winter forage production. In this article, we will dive a little deeper into the management and use of baleage.
CLOVER SPECIES CAN COMPLEMENT FORAGE PRODUCTION
Most of the forage production in Mississippi targeting livestock is dominated by warm-season perennial grasses (bermudagrass and bahiagrass) and cool-season annual grasses (annual ryegrass and small grains). However, there is a number of clover species that can complement forage production to improve yields, reduce nitrogen inputs, improve forage quality, and extend the grazing season.
BRAHMAN FIELD DAY HELD AT LANGDALE FARMS
Education, fellowship and fun were on the program for the Brahman Field Day held at Langdale Farms in Avast, Georgia January 19-20. Langdale Farms hosted and sponsored the event; additional sponsors included the Wire Grass Cattleman Association and the Florida Brahman Association (FBA).
SIRE SELECTION IS FOUNDATION FOR PROFITABLE HERD
Bull selection is the foundation for building a profitable beef herd. Approximately 88 percent of the genetic makeup of a herd after 10 years of breeding will have come from the bulls used.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- CIRCULAR CHATS
Hooter hated driving anywhere with lots of traffic, which was about anywhere on I-45, from about Sherman to south of Houston; anywhere on I-35 from South of San Antonio to Oklahoma City; anywhere on I-20 from
you get the notion.