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A tough story and a sign of things to come
by Cross-7 (Posted Thu, 26 May 2016 00:26:39 GMT+5)
I recently heard someone say
" if you cant stand a 100k loss then you don't need to be in the cattle business"

I've been thinking about that and there is a lot of truth in that.
That doesn't hold true for guys like me that just play with a few cows or calves.

But a guy that's in the cattle business fulltime making a living and a 100k is the difference between prosperity and bankruptcy then your cutting awful close.



remember when you had imagination like this?
by Cross-7 (Posted Thu, 26 May 2016 00:14:51 GMT+5)
Heck I still do
Ought see me on the weekends out on the range driving cattle to the Kansas railroad heading off stampedes, rustlers and keeping my scalp through Indian territory.
Going to the saloon at night with the wheeligo girls



I'm about to give up.
by mooo (Posted Wed, 25 May 2016 23:52:30 GMT+5)
I said it in another post ,Swamp grass looks good here some did get in fields last few days though!



Just Realized
by mooo (Posted Wed, 25 May 2016 23:49:08 GMT+5)
Nice pic,s
Had simis 80s an 90s
Had my share calveing problems too .but im still in love with them .guess thats my down fall ! just not crazzy about all the black hype going on these days .Keep them pic,s comming



Email etiquette
by Jogeephus (Posted Wed, 25 May 2016 23:19:29 GMT+5)
Ryder wrote:Jogeephus wrote:I don't do e-mails unless I have to. I still prefer the phone. Everyone should have one and they are really easy to use. Much easier than texting or e-mailing people. I'm afraid this next generation is going to face some tremendous neck problems when they get older after all those years of walking around staring at their feet.
What phone?
Did you finally get your obummer phone

Not yet but I'm working on it. Bernie has promised me yours.



Baler Recomendations
by cowski (Posted Wed, 25 May 2016 23:15:33 GMT+5)
dun wrote:cowski wrote:in a older baler i would recommend a jd 535. not sure about net wrap in that older model.
After using a JD x35 series baler for years and switching to a x66, The x66 baler is 10 times the baler the x35 series are. Easier to use, much more reliable, net wrap works far smoother. Also bales too wet hay with aplomb compared to the x35 series. The x35 plugs fairly easy, the only time the x66 plugged was when the bale starter roller drive chain broke.
i sure would not disagree with you dunn. but you can still bale up to 35 bales an hour with a 535 with string.yesterday i got 146 bales out of mine with out a break down. one of my kinfolks gets a new baler every 2 or 3 years,it seems to me every new model of john deere has improvement. but the improvements come with cost. i think my 535 bale weight is equal to a 567 it just wont bale as fast. didn't hesston made the john deere 535 ?



Asking for prayers.
by R V (Posted Wed, 25 May 2016 23:04:46 GMT+5)
Will do and I am glad that she stuck it out. Will pray for wisdom and guidance.



Long Term Investment
by Cross-7 (Posted Wed, 25 May 2016 22:56:47 GMT+5)
js1234 wrote:Calving heifers isn't that hard.
Horror stories are more fun to tell.
Expensive is a relative term. What will the marketing plan be for these F1's and/or their calves? How much of a premium are they over other heifers and how much better is the rate of return?

That was my question
On leased pasture what's the benefit of expensive heifers
If the plan was to sell fancy first calf pairs for a premium I'd sure be cautious in the current market
If the plan is to hang on to them, then I see no real benefit to starting with top of the line cattle
As JS asked
What's the rate of return on high dollar heifers
Of course there are lots a folks smarter than me cashing big checks too



Bathroom dilemma for the wife or daughter.
by Ryder (Posted Wed, 25 May 2016 22:54:58 GMT+5)
JMJ Farms wrote:For me it ain't about being angry or scared. It's about something called principle. Too many folks don't even know what principles are anymore.
+1



fence row spray
by cowski (Posted Wed, 25 May 2016 22:47:21 GMT+5)
if you really want it dead spike.



bull down
by talltimber (Posted Wed, 25 May 2016 22:21:35 GMT+5)
Tail is operable. Temp is 102.7.
He is moving more than I thought. I saw an area out about twenty feet from the canopy that he had picked. It's raining some here and these were fresh tracks. The last shower big enough to wash them out/fill them was right after I fed/checked him this morning.
I would try to load him if the pasture was on fire, but I don't think I'll stress him that much otherwise. He seems comfortable enough standing, and is apparently moving more than I thought. Cautiously optimistic. Once hot weather hits again, it may be a different ball game, although he's figured out quick what that pop up canopy is.



Who started from nothing?
by tdc_cattle (Posted Wed, 25 May 2016 22:03:49 GMT+5)
In 1998 I inherited 240 acres and 100 head of crazy cattle. Some long lost relative contested the will and I ended up with nothing. That's the closest I've came to having anything given to me.



TexasBred, what's your advice on this mineral?
by Pointer1160 (Posted Wed, 25 May 2016 22:03:14 GMT+5)
Not a lot of choices near where I live. I go with the Purina Wind and Rain Fly Control. What do you think of it? Very good post and information.



Craigslist Cattle
by tom4018 (Posted Wed, 25 May 2016 21:52:07 GMT+5)
SmokinM wrote:Wish I knew how to do links. Look on the Richmond VA craigslist for the angus starter herd. If you search cattle in for sale it should come up. That guy is related to P T Barnum.

Is this it?
http://richmond.craigslist.org/grd/5602593875.html

He has a nice fence.



Memorial Day
by greybeard (Posted Wed, 25 May 2016 21:51:07 GMT+5)
TN Cattle Man wrote:You are correct... most people do not know! It's pretty simple if someone would just think about the name "Memorial" Day! Being a veteran, it always amazes me when people don't know the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day. This weekend is set aside to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to their country. Veterans day is to remember all those who served!

I'm having this very discussion with one of the deacons at my church. They want to recognize all the veterans this Sunday and I refused to go along with being recognized. When they pushed and asked why, I just told them "I ain't dead and if you want me to stand in the front you can do it in November. You wouldn't observe Easter on Christmas Day would you?"





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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.

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