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Alabama doesn't give a rat's tail?
by zirlottkim (Posted Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:14:07 GMT+5)
Son of Butch wrote:Jones won.
You were right in your original post.
Put 'er down
by boondocks (Posted Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:08:45 GMT+5)
Lucky_P wrote:They missed the brainstem. plain and simple.
I see 'em brought in from time to time 'shot between the eyes', but still alive and kicking... well, all they manage to do is give them a bloody nose, or, perhaps mess up their sense of smell, since, in some cases, the bullet does hit the brain... but barely...passing through the olfactory lobes of the cerebrum... not fatal.
With proper bullet placement and angulation, they drop like a rock.
https://vetmed.iastate.edu/sites/defaul ... anasia.pdf
Thanks, Lucky P (and others). The linked diagram is helpful. The area shown is roughly where the shots that I got a good look at were going, but must've just missed by a hair each time. They stood right over her--perhaps angle was a bit high. Am a bit chagrined. (And, more self-centeredly, hoping the ordeal doesn't affect the meat).
This is animal abuse IMO....not mine.........
by D2Cat (Posted Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:41:06 GMT+5)
Isn't it amazing how the quality of our lives (and critters around us) is greatly determined by the amount of control we take of small situations!
The picture is an example of life is one bite at a time!
I officially agree that the world's crazy
by zirlottkim (Posted Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:40:21 GMT+5)
True Grit Farms wrote:greybeard wrote:Yeah, you don't want to buying shrimp off a 'Fresh shrimp' truck parked on the side of a West Texas road and the truck has Minnesota plates on it.. I saw that once out near San Angelo..
I know first hand you don't want to eat any shrimp cocktail in Mexico. I was hoping someone would shoot me behind the ear for two days.
90% of domestic shrimp are frozen on boats right after they are caught. Very few actual "fresh" shrimp hit the docks to be sold directly to the public. Many of the "side of the road" guys buy frozen shrimp, thaw, bag them and sell as "fresh off the boat". Frozen shrimp has got a bad name. Shrimp are better when frozen onboard. Freezing fish changes the flavor. Freezing Shrimp does not change the flavor.
Grit, people from south of the border have stomachs of iron.
Keeping my first bull
by Ky hills (Posted Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:21:40 GMT+5)
I'm not opposed to keeping a bull, especially for a cleanup or limited use. Used a Beefmaster X Angus this year with 6 head. For me it's hard to justify paying 3000-5000 for a bull just for a few head, and if it is a home raised bull he can be sold at about any point and not have to loose money on him. I do prefer to use purebred bulls, but this year one of the prospects didn't pass a BSE and we had the crossbred bull around still so he was turned out.
by callmefence (Posted Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:08:22 GMT+5)
hillbillyhammer wrote:Fence, did you cast a yay or nay?
Nay. we got enough fence builders round here
Calf buy back
by Cucumber35 (Posted Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:58:29 GMT+5)
There is or at least was a place around here doing that, but rumor is they aren?t doing so good I guess. You use their bulls and they guarantee to buy your feeders. There were some other stipulations also, no implants, dewormer or antibiotics. SubQ injections and other basic BQA type stuff. Not my cup of tea but several guys around were doing it apparently.
Well Pump Issue
by Farm Fence Solutions (Posted Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:56:21 GMT+5)
Makes my shoulders burn to think about pulling one that deep, but it sure sounds like the right thing to do. Wiring around it smells a lot like money on fire. I'll second the motion to call the pros.
Brailsford not guilty. Video released
by True Grit Farms (Posted Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:56:14 GMT+5)
Bigfoot wrote:There's another video floating around of a recent shooting. An officer is wrestling with a young man. The young man grabs something from the officers belt. The officer draws his weapon, and gets up. Squares up with the guy, and shoots him a half dozen times. That one looks justified to me (most disagree). It's not a choice, if your going to get arrested or not. The guy should have given in. Some say he grabbed a clip, and it was harmless. Could have just as easily been something harmful. Cop didn't have time to decide. Poor guy looks like he's dancing the cotton eyed joe while the shots are going off.
If you're scuffing with a cop you need killing. Why someone would fight back is beyond me....unless their planning on killing the cop. We got caught poaching in a state park and the guy I was with knocked the ranger out. I asked him what would of happened if you hadn't knocked him out, and didn't care for the answer. People are crazy.
Fall AI Breeding Who are you using?
by Baldie Maker (Posted Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:55:00 GMT+5)
Bred most of the heifers (high % RA) to WS High Stakes. We calved in a small sample of his percentage daughters this year and I believe he's going to work alright so with that being said we used our remaining inventory.
Low percentage simmental (1/4 to 3/8) were bred to GW Predestined 701T, with a select few remaining heifers being bred to semen that we've collected on bulls that we own; both of which are Red Angus.
links to sires for those interested.
http://genex.crinet.com/beef/index.php? ... 43&lang=EN
http://www.accelgen.com/catalog/beef-ca ... tined-701t
Gripple contractor tool
by Farm Fence Solutions (Posted Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:42:49 GMT+5)
callmefence wrote:Farm Fence Solutions wrote:
Same view that Fence posted, but with Goucho.
Barbs stripped off of the Goucho fine. I did need to hold the barb in the pocket until it was started.
Goucho 15.5 vs Tornado 14. Shameless plug.
Last two pics are close ups of Tornado and Goucho barbs. The attention to detail is evident. Not a shot at Goucho, but we have to compare ours to something.
Bigfoot, It'll probably be the week after Christmas, but I'm going to see to it that we get some Tornado Barb in your hands. I'd like to know your honest opinion of it.
You get to strip wire in the house???
That'd be in the barn.
.308 Did some work the past couple of days
by greybeard (Posted Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:39:31 GMT+5)
How many times you been able to say you went hog hunting in the snow Brute23?
by Caustic Burno (Posted Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:37:40 GMT+5)
I just leave mine on fire and half cock as safety that has served the lever guns for over a hundred years.
It?s a dang lawyer feature
Here is a link to the gunsmith that makes the plug.
https://store.stevesgunz.com/index.php? ... ducts_id=7
Working pen materials
by Caustic Burno (Posted Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:33:42 GMT+5)
If I had it to do over again I would use my layout but my neighbors design.
He used drill stem welded in the shape
and the portable panels fit right in.
It has lots of strength and easy to repair if you get an idiot.
Gets a panel tore up unpin it and replace with a new one.
Some Simmi stuff
by Jeanne - Simme Valley (Posted Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:33:10 GMT+5)
There can be major differences between embryo sibs.
This is a Upper Class heifer. She was 13 months old in this picture. She was a class winner at Keystone Int'l
I have some full sib heifers, as of now do not look like her. We'll see how they develop.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- CONSUMER IMPLICATIONS GROW WITH CARCASS SIZE
For as much as steaks bolster carcass value and consumer beef demand, their growing size is costing the industry lots of jingle.
ANGUS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF VERIFIED BEEF
American Angus Association announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Verified Beef, including its proprietary Reputation Feeder Cattle® program.
INAUGURAL GENETIX CATTLE PLUS SALE HELD
Eighty-nine registered buyers from 14 states made their way to Grantville, Ga. for the inaugural Genetix Cattle Plus Sale hosted by The Oaks Farm.
NCBA LEADERS CALL FOR REPEAL OF FEDERAL ESTATE TAX
You cannot blame folks in Washington, D.C. for misconstruing how the U.S. Tax code impacts agricultural producers. With the number of Americans directly involved in agriculture at historic lows, the voices of farmers and ranchers are often missing in national tax policy debates.
DEMAND STRONG AT CIRCLE A ANGUS FALL SALE
Circle A Angus Ranch, headquartered in Iberia, Mo., was proud to host their 11th annual Fall Bull & Heifer sale in conjunction with the Dispersal of their Spring-calving Registered cowherd offering 647 head sold on October 21st. The demand for all classes of cattle was strong and prices were very steady.
FORAGE ANALYSIS CAN BE VALUABLE TO OPERATION
Focusing on pasture and grazing management is undoubtedly one of the most economical means of extending the grazing season and decreasing hay feeding requirements.
CHAMPIONS NAMED AT THE AMERICAN ROYAL GELBVIEH SHOW
The Gelbvieh and Balancer® Show at the 2017 American Royal took place on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at the American Royal Complex in Kansas City, Mo. Brigham Stewart, Washington, Kansas, evaluated the Gelbvieh and Balancer cattle.
BLACK INK -- DON'T MISS THE MIRACLES
After a couple of licks, the baby calf got up, wobbled ever so slightly and then confidently turned its attention to nursing.
A GOOD VACCINATION PROGRAM IS ONLY AS GOOD AS TECHNIQUES USED
"Shoot, I messed up the vaccines." If these words have ever been uttered while processing cows and calves, it may be time for implementation of some simple chute side organization tips.
PRODUCERS SHOULD SEEK EFFICIENCY IN THEIR COWS
What do we know about efficiency within the beef cattle business? A lot. What do we know about understanding beef cattle efficiency? A little.
IT'S THE PITTS -- VISITING DIGNITARIES
Like chuck-line riding cowboys of yesteryear, they go from ranch to ranch, carrying the news and performing a job no one else wants, let alone can do. Other than a few cowboy poets and purebred bull auctioneers, they are the only celebrities we have in the cow business.
GENETIC STRENGTH SHOWN AT TOWN CREEK FARM SALE
One of the largest crowds ever participated in-person and on-line in the Town Creek Farm Sale, at the ranch near West Point, Mississippi on Saturday, October 21, 2017.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- SELF-SNOOKERED
Stay friends or family with someone long enough and you see every side of each other, good bad and in between.
BE PREPARED TO HANDLE CATTLE DURING WINTER
Winter weather if finally arriving and when it gets here for good we need to be prepared to handle and transport cattle appropriately.
GELBVIEH ASSOCIATION TO HOST SYMPOSIUM
All cattlemen and women are invited to attend the American Gelbvieh Association's (AGA) third annual commercial cattlemen's educational symposium titled Cattlemen's Profit Roundup.