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Fixing crooked H-Frame
by hurleyjd (Posted Sat, 30 Jul 2016 12:06:58 GMT+5)
Always leave the stick or what ever you used to tighten the brace wires in place twist the wire and let the stick rest on the cross member. I usually nail the stick to the cross brace.
historical Hereford and Angus photos
by creekdrive (Posted Sat, 30 Jul 2016 12:01:09 GMT+5)
I liked looking at these - thank you for sharing!
What are you eating today?
by skyhightree1 (Posted Sat, 30 Jul 2016 11:54:13 GMT+5)
Craig Miller wrote:What's the name of them yell a maters? I'd like to grow some.
Craig I prefer yellow ones over red actually and Those were both Yellow boy and Golden Jubilee plants that I planted.
LRAF wrote:skyhightree1 wrote:LRAF wrote:Dang Sky you ate 4 of them???
Yep I was hungry but didn't eat lunch though I was still full.
I would've too. Looked good! I had two this morning one with some bacon egg and cheese yum yum.
Those tomato sandwiches will make you want to slap someone.
I met a girl! (named Cinnamon on Craigslist)
by greybeard (Posted Sat, 30 Jul 2016 11:53:39 GMT+5)
She does look like she's crying.....must be allergic to cigars..
Or realized she's got something staining her new red dress........
The right thing to do.
by Commercialfarmer (Posted Sat, 30 Jul 2016 11:42:08 GMT+5)
I think this is something that we can all agree is just the right thing to do.
WHEREAS, Secretary of State John F. Kerry has suggested that air conditioners are as big a threat as ISIS, and
WHEREAS, it is the duty of our elected and appointed government officials to lead by example,
THEREFORE, we call upon the U.S. Department of State to remove air conditioning from all property that the Department owns, rents, or otherwise employs, including but not limited to embassies, consulates, office buildings, etc., all vehicles owned and/or operated by the Department, and any other property, real or movable, owned, rented, or otherwise employed by the Department.
https://www.change.org/p/remove-air-con ... t-property
Pictures from work
by TCRanch (Posted Sat, 30 Jul 2016 11:27:06 GMT+5)
callmefence wrote:hillbilly beef man wrote:I try to keep this crap working.w
My oldest is a lineman, I'm quite proud of what he does. He goes out in extremely bad weather to restore power..I actually started a thread on it once. A little bitty fella got it deleted.
Here's to ya.
Here's to Hillbilly, Fenceman's son and all the linemen! We were hit by either straight-line winds or a tornado in the middle of the night, live lines down, barns completely destroyed, debris everywhere, it was surreal. The electric Coop that services our house is actually in another county, we're their furthest customer; we called them shortly after 2:00 a.m., there were here by 4:00 and had power back on at the house by 6:30, the barnyard the following morning. It takes a special kind of courage for that kind of job!
Spot spraying grazon next?
by Cross-7 (Posted Sat, 30 Jul 2016 10:35:04 GMT+5)
Close to it
32 ounces in a quart
@ 1.2 = 40 oz to a 100 gallons
by greybeard (Posted Sat, 30 Jul 2016 10:34:44 GMT+5)
Yep, a great deal of what is posted in 'off topic' type sections of internet boards is just rhetoric.
by greybeard (Posted Sat, 30 Jul 2016 10:30:22 GMT+5)
Dave wrote:I have a friend who has a sign in his office that says, "What does love require of me...... today". I don't have the sign but I try to live that way. I fail miserably on a regular basis but I try to remember to do it. Treating family and friends that way is easy most of the time. Strangers are a little difficult to treat that way everyday. People who rub me the wrong way for what ever reason are a challenge. But I try. Back when I coached little league I had a philosophy that everyone of those kids did something right. So I highlighted the positive. It made them better players and eventually better people. It made me a better coach. So when that person comes along and rubs me wrong, I try my hardest to find the positive in them. I try to remember, "What does love require of me..... today".
Good stuff Dave, but nowadays, it has been taken to the extremes. Everybody gets a trophy--everybody brings something to the table--everybody is a unique little snowflake, and it's not only applied to kids.
First Calf Heifer
by inyati13 (Posted Sat, 30 Jul 2016 10:16:05 GMT+5)
Lazy M wrote:inyati13 wrote:callmefence wrote:They're dreaming about being the prince's cattle, pretending to graze in the royal forest
Who's Bob. Why has he been assigned a tree.
Is Bob's tree an ash (can't tell from pic)? If so better get it treated for that #&$!ing ash borer beetle. Just treated some here, and it isn't cheap..
Sycamore. Every white ash on the farm is now dead.
by True Grit Farms (Posted Sat, 30 Jul 2016 09:35:11 GMT+5)
dun wrote:Flip a dam coin and get on with it
Best advice ever right there.
What are you seeing?
by shaz (Posted Sat, 30 Jul 2016 09:16:07 GMT+5)
Yeah, I went Tuesday. 1.40 for 7 weights. Sold my 6 year old bull too. He brought 1770 and weighed 1960.
How do I get into your shoes(boots)?
by papavillars (Posted Sat, 30 Jul 2016 08:59:37 GMT+5)
What I was trying to point out, don't be in a hurry. Put out feelers in the area in which you are looking. Like at the co-op, feed store. Pick up a local paper, or thrifty nickel paper for free. When your in a hurry , you usually don't find quite as a good buy. Look at it as a job/ adventure. One that might pay rewards for the rest of your life. Good buys are out there. Good luck
cow coming to milk, not ready to have calf
by dun (Posted Sat, 30 Jul 2016 08:53:40 GMT+5)
Sounds like you didn;t compeltely clear the mastitis the last time. Trailer ride time!
What do you feed your dogs
by TexasBred (Posted Sat, 30 Jul 2016 08:24:55 GMT+5)
skyhightree1 wrote:Whatever yall feed do not I repeat do NOT use ol roy walmarts brand I had some dogs die from eating it ... I only use this now
Ol' Roy was actually rated above Purina One at one time. Don't know about now. Most anything made by PMI is junk. They all drop the ball occasionally just like cattle feed manufacturers.
CONSUMER TRENDS HEADLINE BIF CONFERENCE
The prosperity of this entire industry lies with the consumer. Ag economist Ted Schroeder made that statement during the recent Beef Improvement Federation meetings in Manhattan, Kan., June 15-17, but it summed up the theme of the opening session.
WINNER NAMED IN LMA AUCTIONEER CHAMPIONSHIP
Andy White, Ashland, Ohio, proved his world-class talent as a livestock auctioneer at the 53rd anniversary of Livestock Marketing Association's (LMA) World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC). Paris Stockyards in Paris, Ky. hosted the contest on Saturday, June 18.
TAKE STEPS TO MANAGE EFFECTS OF SUMMER HEAT
As we approach the heat of the summer months, many producers are battling the heat and humidity that is an integral part of life in the south. Summer brings with it rising temperatures and typically decreasing animal performance.
GENETRUST@CAVENDER'S NECHES RIVER RANCH SALE HELD
Green grass, blue skies and good cattle greeted buyers and bidders alike at the beautiful Neches River Ranch west of Jacksonville, Texas on April 23, 2016 for the annual spring GENETRUST Registered and Commercial Brangus Female Sale hosted by Cavender Ranches.
IT'S THE PITTS -- HUH?
In the May 30 edition of the Auction Exchange there was an ad celebrating the Midwest Auctioneer Roundup contest in Shipshewana, Indiana. There were pictures of the winners, contestants and one precious little three or four year old girl with her hands covering her ears.
DEVELOPING REPLACEMENTS FROM HERD TAKES DEDICATION
Maintenance and development of a quality purebred cow herd requires selection of proper genetics and an ongoing input of new breeding females. One of the most important questions the producer must ask is: do I buy my replacements or do I develop them from within my own herd?
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- COST, COST, COST
At the risk of sounding like the proverbial busted record, while revenue matters to the fortunes of cow-calf operations, cost matters more.
CRIMSON CLASSIC SALE AVERAGES $4,015
The Crimson Classic Santa Gertrudis Sale was held April 30, 2016 in Cullman, Ala.
FOUNDATION WILL FUND ABBA YOUTH IN 2016
At the December 17, 2015 meeting the Brahman Foundation Board agreed to distribute funds to expand opportunities for Brahman youth. In an effort to support youth programs and developing leaders in agriculture, the group allocated $30,000 for use in scholarships, educational opportunities, showmanship and more for the year 2016.
E6 & REGISTERED BEEFMASTER REPLACEMENT FEMALE SALE HELD
The E6 and Registered Beefmaster Replacement Female Sale was held April 24, 2016 in Columbus, Texas.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- ADDING CALF VALUE
In times of declining cow-calf margins, it is important for producers to evaluate opportunities to enhance calf value while simultaneously managing cost of production, says Derrell Peel, Extension livestock marketing specialist at Oklahoma State University, in his early-June market comments. Peel uses a variety of surveys and studies to underscore his point.
IT'S THE PITTS -- MY LAST MEAL
Have you ever thought about what you'd like to eat for your last meal?
BRAHMAN "ALL AMERICAN" TO BE HELD IN LOUISIANA
Every year, members of the American Junior Brahman Association gather to compete in a variety of contests, showcasing their skills and their cattle. This year, 250 members from nine states will show off their more than 650 entries. The All American will be held in West Monroe, La., at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center, July 4-9, 2016.
TOOLS ARE AVAILABLE TO IMPROVE FORAGE DIGESTION
At the cow/calf and stocker cattle level, production systems are generally built on forage production, pastures, hay, etc. For these operations forages provide the bulk of the nutrients needed for the animals. In many cases because of inadequate management or simply uncooperative weather patterns, forage quality is not suitable for the pasture and hays to maintain the type of digestibility needed for the animal to extract the needed nutrients.
OCHSNER TO JOIN RED ANGUS TEAM
Red Angus Association of America CEO Tom Brink announced that Katie Ochsner, a native of Torrington, Wyoming, has been hired as a commercial marketing specialist.