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Ringing a 2nd year show bull help
by herefordhandler16 (Posted Fri, 27 May 2016 10:48:04 GMT+5)
I have a Hereford bull I showed last year that was a January calf so he was just a baby and I did not put a ring in him. I am showing him this year and he is pretty good sized for his age. I've never used a perminant ring before and I was hoping for some this on how this is going to work out.
How long will it take the ring to heal?
Is it going to be harder for me to work with him with a ring at this age?
Is it okay for me to halter him/wash him and the usual daily grind while the ring is healing?
I'm a little nervous about this. My little baby is not little at all anymore.
Time for a side by side/UTV
by millstreaminn (Posted Fri, 27 May 2016 10:47:37 GMT+5)
Lifted golf carts with ATV wheels run about 3K around here. I paid less than 6K for my Kubota used. Is the Kubota twice the machine my golf cart is? Yes.
Is the middle class gone and am I poor?
by red angus 2010 (Posted Fri, 27 May 2016 10:45:56 GMT+5)
Watch the big short, good example of how it works or Matthew McConaughey's explanation of wall street in "Wolf of Wall Street' even with algorithms it is still "fairy dust". If you don't think it is all smoke and mirrors read the history of Facebook's IPO. As daddy said the rich keep getting rich and the poor poorer
Convince me Vaccinations are/are not necessary
by SteppedInIt (Posted Fri, 27 May 2016 10:38:55 GMT+5)
Cross-7 wrote:Cross-7 wrote:Perfect scenario for intervention, rules, regulations and red tape.
You see it in every aspect of life.
The powers in place want things done a certain way. They can't control millions so they put rules in place that make it tough on the small guy and benefit the corp farms they can control.
Corps get breaks the individual doesn't benefitting the corp and putting the little guy out.
Look around at th number of mom and pop businesses compared to 50 years ago or even 20 yrs ago
An example of what I'm talking about
It's not government but it applies the same.
The big green tractor stores.
Have you noticed they are building big super type stores every 30-60 miles.
You don't see many mom and pop type dealerships. The new dealerships now own multiple dealerships.
The green guys help the guys that play ball with them and dictate how they want the dealership run.
If a guy won't play ball they will pull the dealership.
I can give several examples.
Government works the same way.
They get the big boys such as Tyson, JBS, Cactus and etc and dictate how things are done and can control them.
By allowing packers to own ( feed) cattle killing the cash market.
Its just a matter of time before cattle are like hogs and chicken.
Vertically integrated they call it but basically eliminating the small farmer/rancher.
If your lucky you'll get a contract to sell your cattle to them if your big enough to supply the numbers they require.
Because you don't raise quality cattle, vaccinate or prepare your cattle for the next phase.
They can buy all the ground hamburger they want overseas without the headache of feeding them.
Healthy antibiotic free cattle is what the consumer wants
Pretty simple concept but people have to be regulated and policed or they'll be feeding chicken be nice and animal byproducts to save a dollar. Rules/regulations is about money and control not health and quality. Like anything else, conditions vary year to year. People's operations vary and change each year. The question to vaccinate and for what/with, is solely on the manager of that specific operation. I tend to believe the environment my cattle are in has much more to do with sickness/health than vaccinations.
Should this qualify as charity
by callmefence (Posted Fri, 27 May 2016 10:29:12 GMT+5)
Caustic Burno wrote:The state of Texas won't as they will want to collect tax on title transfer.
They will assign a value to the vehicle.
This is incorrect. You can gift a vehicle it requires jumping through some hoops but I've done it.
What does not work is a low ball bill is sales. They will use book value. But you can gift a vehicle by going through the proper channels.
With no sales tax on title transfer
by Caustic Burno (Posted Fri, 27 May 2016 10:20:08 GMT+5)
Y'all ok? Got power back yet?
Small twister came through here right before daylight rained all night like pouring it out of a bucket. Electrical crews out trying to restore power.
NOAA predicting more of the same today and tomorrow.
by Caustic Burno (Posted Fri, 27 May 2016 10:14:47 GMT+5)
I stare at a Model 94 commerative everyday does that qualify and I watched True Grit last week.
http://www.cabelas.com/product/Winchest ... 628183.uts
by skyhightree1 (Posted Fri, 27 May 2016 10:14:15 GMT+5)
jltrent wrote:With the price of cattle going down creep feeding is getting more costly. Around here the creep feed is so full of Gluten and low quality feed that it is not worth much.
What do you put in your creep JL ?
by skyhightree1 (Posted Fri, 27 May 2016 10:10:11 GMT+5)
I think I have a craigslist cattle thread out there and flying its funny for us to read cause we know its ridiculous. I think you are taking this thread too personal and feelings are too involved. Maybe you posted yours and had a bad experience or something but chill out we like looking at these and having a good laugh.
by RiverHills (Posted Fri, 27 May 2016 09:55:54 GMT+5)
TB with loose salt out do you think they eat enough mineral and igr?
A tough story and a sign of things to come
by Caustic Burno (Posted Fri, 27 May 2016 09:43:48 GMT+5)
True Grit Farms wrote:I was with ya, but I couldnt justify selling out my cow herd. It took too long to build.
You did the right thing. Jumping in and out is simply flipping cattle not building for the future.[/quote]
Y'all must have alot better stock than I have. Or you don't go to many registered sales. I sold some old good looking broken mouth cows that came off ryegrass, for what I can buy good registered 6-7 year old AI bred cows for now. We're going into registered cattle more and more, and the next couple of years is going to be a buyers market. It's better to be lucky than good.[/quote]
Lot of people have made money flipping cattle for years.
Bunch on here that buy SS heavies do it every year.
There is always a better cow to be had
A cow is nothing but cost and liability until sold.
All no matter paper or not have an appointment with the hamburger grinder.
Big shakeup at Baylor
by TexasBred (Posted Fri, 27 May 2016 09:40:48 GMT+5)
Hopefully they'll clean house before it's all said and done and strive for a fresh start. This is a pretty good example of what happens when athletics, especially football, is the most important thing on campus.
by TexasBred (Posted Fri, 27 May 2016 09:36:51 GMT+5)
Sounds almost as strange as this one that was going around a few years ago. Was false but still funny as he//.
A woman sitting in a car is convinced she's been shot when a loud bang is immediately followed by an impact to her head, producing a sticky mass on her cranium. The 'brains' she tries to hold in turn out to be biscuit dough from an exploded can.
They finally let me slip in and buy some
by cattle60 (Posted Fri, 27 May 2016 09:36:01 GMT+5)
TT was that at a Show Me Select sale? Glad you got a few hope they do you good. Can't see pictures so don't know what they are.
by skyhightree1 (Posted Fri, 27 May 2016 09:33:04 GMT+5)
Looks good ... Id take that corn off your hands.
PRODUCERS SHOULD EVALUATE VALUE OF CREEP FEEDING
n the last issue we started a discussion concerning creep feeding and an ongoing evaluation of the value of this practice in cow-calf production. The main question the producer has to ask is if I decide to creep feed my calves will this result in higher weaning weights and will it be profitable?
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- WINDSHIELD ECONOMICS
Hooter was riding shotgun with Peetie Womack on the way back home from a feedlot where Peetie was checking on some of his cattle.
GENETRUST AT SUHN CATTLE COMPANY BULLS AVERAGE $5,863
Blue skies, blustery winds and Brangus bulls welcomed customers and friends of GENETRUST to the Flint Hills in Eureka, Kansas, on March 22, 2016 for the 24th annual installment of the event hosted by the Suhn family, in what has become one of the premier Brangus events of the year.
BLACK INK -- BEYOND THE BURNING HAIR
Our electric branding iron hangs high on a barn wall, bought on impulse 35 years ago but not used in 30. We freeze brand our replacement heifers though.
IT'S THE PITTS -- MOTHER NATURE, FATHER TIME
Women are nature, men are time. Women are beautiful like a Maui sunset or a forest of pine wearing a fresh blanket of snow, while men are as timeless as Shakespeare, Michelangelo and Da Vinci.
GRASS-FED BEEF CONFERENCE TO BE HELD MAY 26-27, 2016
With consumer interest heightening about where their food comes from, grass-fed beef producers will have the opportunity to learn more about marketing opportunities and production trends during a May 26-27 conference in College Station.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT - DECLINING PRICES MAGNIFY COST FOCUS
Expenses won't come down as fast as commodity prices, says Stan Bevers, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. Cow-calf expenses won't come down as fast as cow-calf prices. 2016 will have lower calf prices but not to the extent it will affect these higher expenses. During 2017, expenses still will not be coming down, where calf prices will be in their second year of decline. That's what concerns me.
CONSIDER PROS AND CONS BEFORE CREEP FEEDING
Creep feeding of calves while still on the cow has been a management tool used for years by the cow-calf producer. The value and profitability of this practice has been long debated as well. So when producers ask if it is something worth considering, I give them the stock nutritionist's answer: well, it depends.
LITTLE W CHAROLAIS HOLDS PRODUCTION SALE
Little W Charolais held their 6th annual production sale on March 26, 2016 at the farm in Lebanon, Tenn.
EGYPTIAN VET STUDIES AT MISSISSIPPI STATE
New research techniques learned at Mississippi State University through a scholar exchange program will help a cattle veterinarian from Egypt as she pursues a doctoral education in food safety.
DEER ANTLERS MAY HOLD HEALTH SECRETS
Each spring the woods are littered with antlers as deer shed their old racks to make way for new sets, and these sheds may reveal hidden health problems in the bucks that drop them.
CLEMSON EXTENSION OFFERS CATTLEMEN'S BOOT CAMP
Gaven and April Hammett want to expand their cattle operation and are looking to Clemson University for the information they need.
EARLY SPRING CAN BE A CHALLENGING NUTRITIONAL TIME FOR SPRING CALVING
Late winter and early spring is the most challenging time of the year for the nutrition of the spring-calving beef cows.
SALACOA VALLEY FARM'S SALE HELD MARCH 24TH
Balmy spring weather and multidimensional cattle were on hand for the Salacoa Valley Farm Customer Appreciation Sale.
IT'S THE PITTS -- THE TRIPLICATE THEORY
Have you ever noticed how bad luck always travels in threes? I'm warning you, if the cows get out on the road and then the water well goes dry I'd stay in the house, pull your shades and not answer the phone if I were you. Be very, very careful.