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by Chocolate Cow2 (Posted Sun, 18 Feb 2018 13:51:31 GMT+5)
I've used Meloxican for several years on bull calves. Give it when castrating. I also give it to a baby calf if it's experienced a difficult birth. I use rarely use Banamine and it's always administered orally. Canada has Meloxican approved orally and I really wish it was available in the U.S. that way.
25-30 years ago, a local veterinarian me told Banamine was nothing more than 'liquid cattle aspirin' and could be freely administered-no amount or time frame was too much or too frequent.
Cdir or no Cidr?
by ez14. (Posted Sun, 18 Feb 2018 13:49:48 GMT+5)
On the dairy we will give heifers a cidr but cows just got the 7 2 1 protocol (no cidr)
Y'all been spraying?
by hurleyjd (Posted Sun, 18 Feb 2018 13:45:56 GMT+5)
ClinchValley wrote:Would now be a good time to spray in hopes of having some clover come hay time? I cut one field too short last summer, getting lots of weed sprouts. Giving good weather here first of the week. Warm Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. Thought about spraying Sunday if it will dry off a bit. If not, Monday. Which would give a full day to two before rain might return.
Y'all been spraying yet?
Forage has gotten a lot better the last couple years. Hoping that soon i will be able to spray ever other year. (Pipe dream?) I really don't like the stuff.
Better look close you will have clover and weeds at the same time. I have crimson, yuchia,and Persian clover coming up now along with a yellow weed that I think might be called buttercup.
Large Hanging Tumor on Heifer
by Lucky_P (Posted Sun, 18 Feb 2018 13:41:02 GMT+5)
New shop toy
by ez14. (Posted Sun, 18 Feb 2018 13:37:04 GMT+5)
As far as I'm concerned the best way to set it up is to run are lines all over the shop so that you can tap into it with your hose where ever you want
Farm Tank w/ Old Gas ?
by Nesikep (Posted Sun, 18 Feb 2018 13:32:38 GMT+5)
Some engines are much more intolerant of lousy fuel than others.. Adding some acetone to it helps a little.. I'd probably burn it with a 50/50 mix of non ethanol fuel in something that'll run alright with it
by Kingfisher (Posted Sun, 18 Feb 2018 13:30:23 GMT+5)
ALACOWMAN wrote:http://www.cattletoday.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=58220 He's still young...but right now ,he don't have the look.
Was there ever an update on this bull calf posted?
by hurleyjd (Posted Sun, 18 Feb 2018 13:18:00 GMT+5)
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ancient- ... 00196.html
Really amazing what technology has came up with to view the history of the world.
by Alan (Posted Sun, 18 Feb 2018 13:08:34 GMT+5)
Another school shooting
by Bright Raven (Posted Sun, 18 Feb 2018 12:55:40 GMT+5)
True Grit Farms wrote:and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.
Counsel? Nothing there says that the people have to supply you a Lawyer, or that a Lawyer has to give counsel. A judge always ask if you understand the charges brought against you, then the amended parts of the Constitution by Lawyers starts. You've been brain washed into thinking what the Lawyers want you to think.
Grit are you making a joke? Lawyer/counsel/solicitor/attorney etc etc are all the same profession.
When the Constitution uses counsel it means you have the right to be represented by an attorney or whatever you choose to call it.
How to: embed YouTube video in post
by Aaron (Posted Sun, 18 Feb 2018 12:34:22 GMT+5)
Nesikep wrote:Aaron wrote:The YouTube button hasn't worked for me for years. If I type in 'youtu.be' it works. Type in 'youtube' with no period, it doesn't. I see majority of people just list the address, so button must not have been working for them either.
I'm not sure about how it works from mobile apps, butyou want the URL to the video, not the video page.. so on the youtube website, the address in the address bar isn't the one, you need to right click the video and copy that address.. It took me a while to figure it out, with MUCH frustration!
I did that before and it still didn't work.
SimAngus or Simbrah Bulls
by SIMMGAL (Posted Sun, 18 Feb 2018 12:26:49 GMT+5)
Gators Rule wrote:I?d use a Purebred Simmental bull over angus cows. It would also depend on what you?re seeking to gain....replacements or steers, and your environment, either of which a purebred can deliver for you. Looking for terminal or maternal? Also would depend on what improvement your cows need.
Agreed, we run PB or 3/4 Simmis on our Angus/Simangus cows and have been for years. Results have been optimal for us with both steers and replacement heifers.
I?d think the Simangus v. Simbrah would also depend on your area. Not many sale barns in my area would like the extra ear that the Brahman would bring to the table! It?s hard enough to sell reds and anything labeled ?exotic? for a decent price around here!
by Bright Raven (Posted Sun, 18 Feb 2018 12:23:26 GMT+5)
True Grit Farms wrote:Bright Raven wrote:True Grit Farms wrote:I think state rights are going to play a major part in gun control. Montana has already proven that you have gun rights as a citizen of that state. I think a few states will succeed from the union over gun control.
No offense Vince but IMO this falls in the category of "fear mongering". States are not going to secede over banning assault rifles. Maybe over a complete ban of firearms but not over restrictions.
The Lawyers and Politicians hope it plays out that way, I personally can't see everyone giving up their 2nd Amendment rights, and a few others that go hand in hand with gun ownership. That's a dumb statement in bold, isn't any gun an assault weapon if it's used to assault someone? The gun doesn't even need to be loaded to assault someone with it.
Obviously, it goes without saying, a proper definition of gun control would be needed but that is not my point. You are dragging this out into the weeds.
I was responding to the link provided by HD suggesting that a Republican who is a noteworthy fund raiser for the party is demanding stricter gun control regulations. My point is that stricter gun control laws is not going to cause states to secede.
Belted Galloway heifers vs cows
by SIMMGAL (Posted Sun, 18 Feb 2018 12:16:46 GMT+5)
These are my bulls
Nice! Who?s your Dun bull out of?
Tipping aside from restaurants
by farmerjan (Posted Sun, 18 Feb 2018 12:09:33 GMT+5)
Farm Fence Solutions wrote:It's pretty well common knowledge that fence builders generally get a 25% tip. Hopefully that'll stick, now that it's on the internet.
PLANNED BREEDING SCHEDULE PAYS DIVIDENDS
Financial opportunities can be found in designing strong breeding and forage/ pasture plans for beef cattle herds, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist.
BEEFMASTER BULLS INCLUDED IN BEEF ALLIANCE PROGRAM
Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) is excited to announce a new partnership with the Integrity Beef Alliance. In December 2017 Beefmaster bulls became the most recent bull breed approved by the Integrity Beef's board of directors for inclusion in the program.
RANCHERS HOPE TO ERADICATE DISEASE CARRYING TICK
In the late 1800s and early 1900s a disease termed cattle fever caused enormous economic losses to the cattle industry. It is deadly to cattle that have not developed an immunity, and the mortality rate is estimated to be up to 90 percent in these naive cattle.
BLACK INK -- EXCELLENCE CAN CUT COSTS
Working as a waitress throughout high school, I hated the sight of an empty table. It meant one less chance to make a tip.
HOW WILL NEW TAX LAW AFFECT LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY?
The new tax law signed by President Trump, called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), has several provisions beneficial to owners and breeders in the horse and livestock industries.
TAKE STEPS TO GUARD AGAINST LAMENESS WITH HOOF CARE
If you raise cattle, at some point in time you will have to deal with lameness issues. Some causes of lameness, such as foot rot, can be easily treated on-farm if caught early. Other lamenesses can be more severe, requiring veterinary intervention and long-term follow-up.
USE BODY CONDITION AS A MANAGEMENT TOOL
Body condition of cows determines whether they give birth to strong, healthy calves, and rebreed on schedule. Keeping track of body condition can help a rancher determine the nutritional needs of cows through winter and spring until they are safely rebred.
MINERAL NUTRITION IS IMPORTANT PART OF MANAGEMENT
Is mineral nutrition the magic bullet for reproductive success in your beef operation? The number of mineral products for sale may give the impression that the answer is yes. However, in reality, mineral nutrition is just a part of a good nutrition and management plan.
IT'S THE PITTS -- A HOUSE IS NOT A HOME
I read somewhere that people move every seven years; I think mostly to show their friends that they're moving up in the world.
TREAT BLOAT SYMPTOMS IN CALVES IMMEDIATELY
In some herds, calves die nearly every year from enterotoxemia caused by bacterial toxins. The calves are usually about a month old, but may be as young as a few days or as old as two to three months.
TJB SIXTH ANNUAL GELBVIEH BULL SALE AVERAGES $3,525
TJB Gelbvieh hosted their Sixth Annual Bull Sale at the farm in Chickamauga, Ga. on November 4th, 2017.
SALACOA VALLEY FALL BRANGUS SALE HELD
Crisp fall weather, ideal temperatures, great cattle and excellent hospitality greeted 109 buyers from nine states, Mexico and Australia at the recent Salacoa Valley Brangus Sale.
IT'S THE PITTS -- AH-CHOO!
Warning: This article was written as a research paper but was rejected by the Journal of Animal Science, New England Journal of Medicine, Mayo Clinical Proceedings, European Medical Journal, Journal of Experimental Medicine and The Nance County Journal.
MAKE SURE VACCINES ARE STORED AND HANDLED PROPERLY
A herd vaccination program is only as good as the techniques used in each step of vaccine storage, handling, and administration.
ENERGY REQUIREMENTS FOR HERD CHANGE THROUGHOUT YEAR
Cow energy requirements change throughout the year. With the start of a new year it is important to remember that the nutritional needs of the cow herd is a dynamic situation that operates as a yearly production cycle.