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Well that was a new one for me - think you could figure it out?
by wbvs58 (Posted Fri, 20 Jan 2017 02:48:01 GMT+5)
How soon after calving did you notice her? I take it your Red Water must have a different meaning to what we refer to it. Our Red Water is from the tick borne intracellular parasite Babesia bigemina and B bovis and Immazole is the only current treatment for it.
Did you have to roll her to treat her?
Interesting voting facts.
by boondocks (Posted Fri, 20 Jan 2017 02:18:55 GMT+5)
No. But ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and FOX all live in the 487 counties. No one in those networks can relate to people living in the 2, 626 counties. They're out of touch.
Hollywierd intended for Duck Dynasty to be another Beverly Hills type sitcom. They do not understand why the heartland likes the Robertson family. They do not understand a man's word being his bond. That is the people informing America and they think we are idiots.
Superbowl commercials are going to cost a whole lot more than Oscar commercials. There is reasoning behind that.
I'm not a Duck Dynasty fan (I like my ignorance served straight up, without a homophobe chaser), but I do agree that it's hard for people who work in the cities to fully understand rural folks (and of course vice versa). Do you feel that boards like this help? What about community chat rooms/message boards?
Anyone else have a local Topix online community? We do but it's pretty rank. What are some of the other, new media serving rural areas and small towns--wasn't there a thing called Dogpatch? I don't think that's the right name but it was/is a (small n) network of online local news...
Tennessee Walking Horses Find Relief!
by sim.-ang.king (Posted Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:39:24 GMT+5)
callmefence wrote:I don't know a thing about walking horses. But I'm going to go ahead and say I don't consider a horse safe until it has been properly broken.
Many modern horse breaking methods imo. Do not accomplish this.
If you won't a horse to be safe in a extreme situation, you must first take it There. And it's often not pleasant or pretty.
People 150 years ago knew horses way better than we do.
They knew all animals better. Animals are not human and shouldn't be treated as such.
Also Chuckie, I don't consider animals my friends, and I'm not a criminal.
3 week old calf drinking water
by sim.-ang.king (Posted Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:28:36 GMT+5)
Son of Butch wrote:Sounds like she may be a water drinker for life; once they start drinking water it's darn hard to train them to stop.
Reminds me of what grandma always said..."If they drink, they won't stop, and if they won't work, they won't start!"
by sim.-ang.king (Posted Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:25:21 GMT+5)
I have a Belgium made sweet sixteen, plus a WW2 STL 20ga. My dad has a 60's 12ga. My grandpa had a Belgian 12ga he picked up at the FN factory itself.
Here's my latest Browning to add to the collection. Citori White Lightning 20 ga 26"
To tell the truth I have only ever shot a 12 ga one time. Shot 3 rounds at some clays, and that was enough to know that the 16 and 20 were better guns. 16 for geese and deer, 20 for everything else.
by reeler (Posted Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:02:17 GMT+5)
Thanks for posting, Extremely informative
New family member
by reeler (Posted Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:42:51 GMT+5)
Congrats on Jip, adorable! I also have a heeler family member. Fantastic breed.
Freezing Rain Forecast
by reeler (Posted Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:30:00 GMT+5)
[quote="D2Cat"]Been muddy here. Had an electric line give up. Had the man who runs the oil field lease locate the open for me. I dug it so it can be spliced. I looked like I had been in a fight with a pig and lost[quote]
Could have qualified for that show 'Dirty Jobs'
What are you eating today?
by Jogeephus (Posted Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:51:01 GMT+5)
Steve that looks really really good.
trapping with snares?
by Jogeephus (Posted Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:49:29 GMT+5)
Yes. Debris in flowing water can cause problems though.
Show your calf pictures.
by Brute 23 (Posted Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:26:46 GMT+5)
What's something you've done, 99% of us haven't?
by ohiosteve (Posted Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:51:24 GMT+5)
True Grit Farms wrote:
Better you than me. I don't think anyone on here has built a furnace like yours. Heavy Duty
I never thought of that, I figured Jed or Nesikep or Backhoeboogie or M5 or Dieselbeef or Greybeard or any other of the hillbillies I forgot to mention had probably built their own woodburner. I'm almost positive that Skyhightree will be building one as soon as he's done with welding school.
Sold 4 feeders
by RanchMan90 (Posted Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:54:32 GMT+5)
BK9954 wrote:3 year old black brangus 1st calf heifer, 1050lb., $.68 a pound. Lost on that girl. Just wouldnt breed back. She looked good.
That's pretty good for a lightweight packer cow right now honestly.
Heifer Eye Discharge Sick
by BK9954 (Posted Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:23:30 GMT+5)
5S Cattle wrote:BK9954 wrote:BK9954 wrote:Probably, he is heading for the feezer after he is done. Tender steaks. Getting him dehorned when I go to the vet. Never turn my back on him. He isnt too big yet.
Needs a step stool
He worked each heifer for about a day. He made it. My last jersey bred some big tall herefords he could barely reach. My neighbor said he would do back flips to get the job done. Never saw him but guess he did back flips.
Wagyu f1 using black angus
by farmerjan (Posted Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:11:53 GMT+5)
Sorry, don't have any pictures, almost all of it is gone, will have some more to go in March and will try to remember to take some pictures, but will have to find a digital camera to take them since I don't have one and I have a VERY old fashioned flip phone. We grass finish so they don't have the same marbling as a grain finished one but I will honestly see if I can get some pictures.
IBBA ANNUAL MEETING TO BE HELD FEBRUARY 10-11, 2017
The International Brangus Breeders Association's (IBBA) 2017 Annual Meeting & Convention is scheduled for February 10-11 in San Antonio, Texas.
DEBTER HEREFORD FARM HOLDS 44TH ANNUAL SALE
Debter Hereford Farm's 44th Annual Production Bull Sale was held, October 22nd, at the farm in Horton, Alabama.
TAKING A LOOK AT 2017 FOR CATTLE PRODUCERS
It's time to drag out the trusty crystal ball and take a look at what 2017 has in store for the beef cattle industry. For this to make sense we need to consider where we came from and how we got to where we are.
IT'S THE PITTS -- CATTLE TRAITING
Expected progeny differences (EPD's) have done wonders in improving the quality of our cattle. My only problem with EPD's is there aren't enough of them for traits that I'm most interested in.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- FEWER AND BIGGER
Whether the proverbial chicken or egg, another round of agricultural consolidation appears to be spurred along by suppliers dealing with narrow margins.
BLACK INK -- MAKING THE MOST OF IT
Suppose we could only make 1 million cars. If the auto industry was limited for some reason, what would they do? Would they make small, cheap vehicles or big, premium, expensive cars? An industry observer asked that question at a cattle feeders meeting this summer.
LATE WEANING HELPS AVOID EFFECTS OF HARSH WINTER
A growing number of stockmen are calving later in the year (April, May or June) rather than early, to be more in tune with nature. They have green grass at calving time and less need for harvested forage when the cow's nutritional needs are peaking during lactation.
NEW VETERINARY FEED DIRECTIVE TAKE EFFECT JANUARY 1, 2017
As of January 1, 2017, beef producers must comply with the new rule regarding use of antibiotics in feed. This rule is aimed at better management of certain antibiotics considered medically important to humansputting them under more veterinary supervision. This is part of a larger movement to minimize development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
HEALTHY SOIL AIDS GRASS AND ANIMAL VIGOR
Dung beetles, earthworms and pollinators are the good guys when it comes to the health of soil and grassland resources.
RESEARCHERS DEVELOP NEW WHITE CLOVER
Researchers at The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation and University of Georgia (UGA) have developed a new white clover variety called Renovation to help agricultural producers improve and maintain healthy, productive pastures.
IT'S THE PITTS -- WISE BEYOND HIS YEARS
My shrewd buddy Everett came by for a visit today. I haven't seen him for awhile because he's been hauling stock, driving his John Deere and learning how to operate a backhoe.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- MOM'S CHRISTMAS MEMORIES
Christmas Eve was always celebrated at a little two-room country school called Bethel School House out in the middle of Greggs' pasture.
CALVING IS VERY IMPORTANT TIME IN PRODUCTION YEAR
For the cow-calf operation, the main goal is for each breeding female to produce a healthy calve once per year. That said, in the typical cow-calf operation, calving is, without a doubt one of the most important periods of the entire production year.
EPDS PROVIDE THE MOST ACCURATE SELECTION METHOD
Selecting beef cattle based on expected progeny difference (EPD) values provides the most accurate selection method currently available to beef producers for economically important traits.
WILL IONOPHORES BE AFFECTED BY REGULATION CHANGES?
An ionophore is a feed additive used in beef cattle rations to improve feed efficiency and animal gains.