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First time mommy has huge bag and hard nipples
by garnetann (Posted Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:13:04 GMT+5)
I have a 3 YO heifer, this will be her first calf. She is swelled up on her lady parts, her bag is huge and her nipples are hard, but not like they have milk in them. The calf is moving, and other than being uncomfortable, mom is eating and doing cow stuff. I don't know when she was bred, the calendar said the girls could start calving after March 16th based on 280 days. So I would not really consider them over due or anything. Noramlly I feel their nipples and they feel empty. These feel harder than that. But her bag is full and hard too. I think she is going to go any time. Are those hard nipples a worry or just peculiar to her...
so im gonna throw this out there .....
by crop hail (Posted Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:06:26 GMT+5)
Heres the biggest problem with the id tags. The average calf changes ownership numerous times between weaning and slaughter. Your average rancher, at least around here, weans his calves at the sale barn and that's the last he knows about them. Then an order buyer buys them, takes them to his place sorts them into groups of other like cattle for different orders and gets em "straight". Then they go on grass or wheat till for a while, then they end up at the feedlot. They change hand so many times its hard for the tag to not get cut out along the way or a tag to get put in midway.
feeding calves on leftover winter feed
by callmefence (Posted Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:00:12 GMT+5)
Gotta group of 16 that I will wean in the next few weeks.
I have left over from what I bought for winter.
Several rolls of Milo stalks. Pretty poor quality.
Several rolls of haygrazer. Pretty good quality
A few rolls of very good Klein grass.
Approximately a ton of wcs
Also they will be in a paddock. 10 acres of well fertilized rye grass with some red clover.
What would be your strategy. And should I buy corn?
All advice appreciated. Fence
What would you do?
by 5S Cattle (Posted Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:45:47 GMT+5)
Rafter S wrote:5S Cattle wrote:bmcdonald wrote:Lesson learned but ever buy private treaty with a guarantee from vet that there bred. Your best bet would have probably been the special sales in brenham caldwell or navasota.
I got in a hurry. First mistake of many
Others will disagree, but borrowing money to buy cattle was one of them. With that being said, I'm sorry it happened to you. Maybe you can sell enough of them to make the loan payment and keep the rest?
Thank God I have an awesome banker. Helps when you bank at the same place since you have been able to walk up to the counter.
Small scale solar
by slick4591 (Posted Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:30:29 GMT+5)
hdrockn wrote:I hate to baby sit another gas powered engine that sits unused most of the time so I bought a generac portable LP gas unit that uses the portable propane tanks. Got it at Lowe's for about $800. Now I don't have to worry about the gas going bad in the unit and not cranking when I need it.
I looked hard at those and decided to bite. Thanks for the suggestion and all of the suggestions in this thread! The only bad feedback I got was from a warranty repair shop and he said they were sometime hard to deal with on warranty work. Others said they had no problems. After a little assembly this is her.
Facebook for farm purposes?
by TCRanch (Posted Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:06:52 GMT+5)
Agree with BK9954. Kansas Farmers/Ranchers is a closed group on Facebook & I've had good luck selling bred heifers (and getting rid of barn cats); I suspect there's something similar in your area. Additionally, if you "like" Drovers, Beef Mag, etc you'll receive updates on your news feed & click on the link or you can go directly to that page. Facebook will also suggest additional sites to follow.
Calf split down the middle
by Fire Sweep Ranch (Posted Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:03:20 GMT+5)
Just because he has "two scrotums" does not mean 4 testis. If you looked up the label Lucky put on here, the information and pictures show a single scrotum that is split, with one testicle on each side. The problem lies with the urethra, and how the calf can urinate. I hope Fate reports back with what the vet said, interesting situation here. I would like to see a picture of the underside, from the scrotum to the sheath...
What is the diff between a 400 lb calf and a 600 lb?
by dieselbeef (Posted Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:47:05 GMT+5)
that's a lot of what they do and he doesn't have to truck them far to get them on a good program...
he told us he would prefer a 9 mo old steer..that'd be a premium calf
calves are tough
by TCRanch (Posted Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:46:44 GMT+5)
He is a tough little bugger and well done. I suspect he busted out of prison looking for his mama. Keep us posted.
Safety Chains on a Gooseneck trailer
by dieselbeef (Posted Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:07:35 GMT+5)
that would be a 5/8 then
Chev Truck Center Console?
by Stocker Steve (Posted Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:07:21 GMT+5)
Popped ur open with a tuned hammer, and then laid on the WD40.
by mncowboy (Posted Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:38:49 GMT+5)
I'm looking at three of the St Genetics bulls, like you said they all appear pretty new and unproven but most come from sires and MGS's that have been around for quite sometime.
S Foundation -Vision unanimous /Chisum
http://www.stgen.com/sire-directory/bee ... eef-cattle
Stone Cutter - Black granite/ Right answer
http://www.stgen.com/sire-directory/bee ... eef-cattle
Sitz Dividend - Bastow cash /Ten X
http://www.stgen.com/sire-directory/bee ... eef-cattle
I'm leaning towards Stone Cutter with Right Answer and Black granite and Bismarck, I would anticipate he'd produce good commercial working females.
by 1wlimo (Posted Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:38:10 GMT+5)
Clodhopper wrote:1wlimo wrote:jedstivers wrote:You down understand what your trying to talk about.
Your in Canada. He's in IL. The works isn't the same all over.
We run N in late Jan or February on winter wheat. If we don't it won't yield.
Do you need to run then? Prol not.
Yes timing here would be very different, but water logged soil is water logged soil, and frozen is frozen.
So what's your advice? Tear the heck out of it when it's waterlogged, or put a safe, stable product on when we can minimize damage and maximize efficiency? Plant no winter wheat or similar hay crops at all? Please enlighten us.
In puts are expensive so applying them where there can be run off is simply inefficient.
Waterlogged soil is bad for root and microbial life so needs to be avoided. It is certainly not a good time to apply nutrients, or to expect the soil to make them available to plants. Avoiding water logging by improving soil structure, use of drainage etc reduces these issues.
Application can be made with lighter machines, with a lower ground pressure without excessive damage earlier than with many of the heavy machines marketed today.
With pasture, unless you live in a high rainfall area I would have to ask if applying nitrogen pencils at all. Compared to a high legume pasture, you need to have a lot of growth before the nitrogen fixated by the root nodule's is fully utilised by the pasture as a whole. Here certainly the addition of nitrogen to a mixed pasture is wasteful.
Winter wheat is a useful crop, and when I grew up many thought that the application of a small amount of fall applied N was of use. it has been proven in the UK that it is not. There is more than sufficient nutrients to carry a crop thru the fall and into the spring. Yes early as possible application is required, but the soil needs to be bioactive prior to nutrients being available. So water logged soils are not a good time to apply nutrients.
Pay no attention to this post
by TexasBred (Posted Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:35:34 GMT+5)
slick4591 wrote:skeeter swatter wrote: Reminds me of the old joke about a woman and the MN towns of Fertile, Climax and Moorhead.
The turn off to the farm is only 3 miles from Climax. If I wanted to take the long way to the farm I could go thru Climax at least twice a day.
I'd have to skip it the second time through. Don't think I could stand it.
2017 Bull Sales
by Dsteim (Posted Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:33:30 GMT+5)
Yeah I just went to look I'm buying a Gamechanger bull next month and I wanted to look at some of his progeny that he had in the sale. Prices didn't seem down there at all the UB stuff overall definitely sold for more then the brangus bulls.
RIGOROUS CULLING HELPS MAINTAIN EFFICIENT HERD
Which cows in your herd are making you money and who is losing you money? Every year, the cow-calf producer needs to critically evaluate each animal in the herd and decide if she is paying her upkeep
NOT TOO EARLY TO START "HEAT STRESS" DISCUSSION
A couple of weeks ago, here in Texas as well as numerous other locations across the US, temperatures bumped up into the 70's and even the 80's in some areas. This was in FEBRUARY! Granted, it has cooled back down but nonetheless it's already gotten warm in lots of locales across the country and will again very soon. That in mind, it's not too early to start the heat stress discussion and how this can affect animal performance. Heat stress is a major contributor to animal and production losses each year.
RESEARCH LAUNCHED TO IMPROVE BEEF SUSTAINABILITY
Environmental, social and economic sustainability is a long-held objective of the United States beef industry and the focus of a new, national research project.
BULL MANAGEMENT IS A KEY TO SUCCESSFUL BREEDING SEASONS
Bull management before and during breeding season can improve producers' chances for reproductive success, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.
RESEARCH TRIALS FOCUS ON WINTER PASTURE STOCKING
Profits in stocker production can be as green as winter pastures when conditions are right and producers apply correct stocking strategies, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research expert.
IT'S THE PITTS -- SHE SAID WHAT?
I remember learning early in life that humans should use all five of their senses, but darn it, mine don't work anymore.
INTERNAL PARASITE CONTROL SAVES PRODUCERS SIGNIFICANTLY EVERY YEAR
Since man has managed and produced cattle, control of internal parasites (worms, flukes) has been an issue. And while the industry seems to repeatedly discuss and address the problem, given the implications on animal health and performance, revisiting the subject is a necessity.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- WHERE THE COWS ARE
Whether you're looking to buy or sell calves, feeders, breeding cows or bulls, it's always worth pondering the relative volume of inventory and where it exists.
FORAGE AND RUMINANT LAB HELPS RESEARCHERS
The Forage and Ruminant Nutrition Lab at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Stephenville explores ways to improve ruminant diets and mitigate negative environmental impacts for researchers around the state, nation and globe, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research expert.
BEEF EXPORTS INCREASE U.S. CARCASS VALUES
Mouthwatering steaks, juicy burgers and delectable roasts. That's what consumers here in the U.S. love. But what about the underutilized parts of the beef animal? If we don't consume them here in the U.S., where do they go, and who uses them?
CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF STUDY SHOWS MARBLING STILL MATTERS
Just missed it. Just missing a flight, a deadline for a major rebate, or watching your child's winning shot at a ball game. The feeling is much the same.
BULL IS BEEF HERD'S ULTIMATE ATHLETE
LeBron James. Tom Brady. Usain Bolt. These names bring with them a certain performance standard. Each season, fans expect these athletes to be in top form, to perform and to achieve results no one else is capable of. You expect the same of your breeding bulls each season, but are you treating them like the athletes that they are?
GENETRUST AT CAVENDER'S SALE AVERAGES $5,038
A tremendous crowd gathered at Cavender's Neches River Ranch to appraise the largest Brangus and Ultrablack bull sale in the state of Texas on November 19, 2016 and based upon the demand throughout the day, they liked what they saw.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- DIFFERENT STRIPES
Hooter was feeling lucky. He bought the set of calves because they were cheap enough, and he had some wheat pasture for them. But being able to sell them into an up market with solid gain as the grazing ran thin was more chance than plan. He knew that, but he also couldn't help feeling just a tiny bit proud.
A.I. CAN CATAPULT BEEF BREEDING PROGRAMS FORWARD
The first use of artificial insemination was accomplished by Arab Sheiks who wanted to utilize bloodlines of tribal enemies. They would sneak up to the other tribe's herd at night with a mare in heat secretly collect semen from the stallion into a leather pouch and take it back to their own camp to inseminate a prize mare.