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You ever think about cutting back?
by bball (Posted Sat, 20 Jan 2018 20:44:33 GMT+5)
Bigfoot wrote:I seem to get the thought every year about this time. I think it's a product of winter, and organizing my receipts.

Thoughts I have, on cutting it in half:
1. CON.......I don't think cutting my herd in half, would reduce my expenses but by 1/4th.
2. PRO........I could make enough hay here to feed half as many
3. PRO........More free time
4. CON........As long as the ground aint saturated, I'm perfectly happy out working.
5. PRO.......I got to this size, to stay busy in retirement (that's in 2 years)
6. CON.......The opposite is I could change to a new profession, and work 15-20 more years
7. PRO........Keeps the kids plenty
8. CON........There just kids, maybe they need more free time


Thoughts about cutting way back. To like 25 cows, and 1 bull, and just buy 100 rolls of hay every year:
1. CON......Thats going to generate some gross income there. Be shame to give that away.
2. CON.......I'll have quit a bit of unused equipment, and under utilized land.
3. PRO......Possible pure enjoyment. Just set out hay a couple times a week in the winter.


It was a long road to get to here. Tough decision to actually cut back.

I don't farm with my father, but me or the kids do all of his physical work. He rides through my herd once a day, while I'm at work. It's not a bad arrangement actually. He swears he's selling out by winter of 2018. I'm not sure what percent of my/our time is spent on his place. Just seeing to my own stuff, may sweeten me up a bit. I actually hate to see him quit. I'll probably try and get him to partner on some stockers and run them at his place, from April-October.

You and I are about the same age. Kind of in the sweet spot really. Old enough to finally have your stuff together financially and young enough to have your health to still enjoy doing things as you like. If you cut back, you won't know how to act. Probably go stir crazy when you think about all that free time you will have to kill if you cut back. Shoot, you should be expanding! (Kidding about the expanding). In all seriousness, i work 3 days a week and have the rest week to do as I please at my place or my father in laws. It ain't bad, but if you're accustomed to being your own boss, working for someone else may take some adjustment. As far as kids go, kids that learn how to work early and hard are going to do very well later in the 'real world' when competing with the peers from their generation. Seeing it already firsthand.

Ron, my kids like to pretend like they're being attacked by EPA agents!



Need help with Cattle prices in 2017
by Allenw (Posted Sat, 20 Jan 2018 20:41:35 GMT+5)
Sounds pretty close to me for a 200lb calf in April depending on the calf and where you are. I'll admit though I never seen a 200lb newborn steer calf.



Thought this was a joke but it's real. Sexbots coming to a store near you.
by hillbilly beef man (Posted Sat, 20 Jan 2018 20:37:21 GMT+5)
I was listening to a radio show last week that warned that these were a major threat to the survival of the human race. At first I thought that they were crazy but after his point was explained it made a little more sense. He explained "It is believed that with 10 years you will not be able to tell one of these bots from a human. Besides providing intimate relationships they will be capable of simple household tasks such as cleaning, laundry, and cooking. If you could get a robot that looked how you wanted, cooked what you wanted, cleaned your house without complaints, and was in the mood when and only when your were, why would you want a human for a spouse?" While I believe I would never want a bot, any one who has been married can see some value in his argument.



Florida Bull Test Roll Call
by jscunn (Posted Sat, 20 Jan 2018 20:32:28 GMT+5)
Daryl it was nice to say hello, I wish I could have chatted with you for longer but I wanted you to be able to eat lunch in peace. Did you get your dessert bought?

Vince,
If you made, I missed seeing you. Maybe next time.



automatic waterers are now froze
by bball (Posted Sat, 20 Jan 2018 20:23:33 GMT+5)
I think the fella that invented those did so over in Iowa.. I know it gets dam cold in the northern half of that state come winter...one year in Iowa was more than enough for me.



Raw Peanuts
by hillbilly beef man (Posted Sat, 20 Jan 2018 20:16:11 GMT+5)
ga.prime wrote:People saying they don't like boiled peanuts I think can be mostly attributed to how they were cooked and specifically to how salty they are. They are almost always too salty when you buy them at a roadside stand. That comes from leaving them in the brine too long. It's just about impossible to get them too salty on first cooking them.
They were an acquired taste for me. The first hand full I ever ate I hated, the second was not too bad, by the third I loved them. Now I can eat half a gallon at one sitting.



Trailer lights
by Caustic Burno (Posted Sat, 20 Jan 2018 20:02:14 GMT+5)
That was the reason I was thinking RV plug it is grounded. It comes on all the trucks now wired from the factory.



Bred heifers
by Son of Butch (Posted Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:56:33 GMT+5)
You got them bought right and should do well with them.
Late May/June calving = probably selected for sale because they were observed as repeat breeders, so under $2250
for the pair is getting them bought right in my opinion. Treat 'em well and there's a solid chance both will calve
a month earlier next year.



Is this a sign
by Midtenn (Posted Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:43:44 GMT+5)
cowgirl8 wrote:Midtenn wrote:My hats off to you ballsy enough to work with Bo dock. Better have lots of sharp blades and plenty of hp on that planer. Be sure its dried really good it's prone for twisting and bowing. it will be one of a kind for sure I hope you let us know how it turns out (with pics)
We've used it for many things. An end grain cutting board will be so durable...Its actually not that hard to work with.

I may have to try it on some things. About all I've ever done with it was big gate posts and floored trailers. Lasts forever. Sawmills around here won't hardly saw it anymore. As far as finish work like countertops and furniture, do you have it all kiln dried ? Seems you would have to. Just seems it would dull the heck out of everything. I cut up about 5 trees yesterday and dulled 2 chains for MAYBE a half Rick of wood. Had plenty of easier trees to cut for firewood but I hate bodocks and want them gone.



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Bought Four of These
by Caustic Burno (Posted Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:12:54 GMT+5)
Had 48 come through today in pens of four. They started at 1300 and ran out of buyers. Paid 850 for these sold two to my neighbor.






Best Clean-Fronted Angus Bull
by Son of Butch (Posted Sat, 20 Jan 2018 18:49:14 GMT+5)
Only in towns where he was also the district agriculture supervisor and didn't select each individual sire, but approved
which A.I. sires of each breed provided by the ministery of agriculture would be allowed for use in the district.



Cow staggering around?
by TCRanch (Posted Sat, 20 Jan 2018 18:43:09 GMT+5)
Is she doing any better? Wish I had some insight but the only time I've seen staggering was anaplasmosis and a calf that had an aneurysm.



Lost first calf of season
by TCRanch (Posted Sat, 20 Jan 2018 18:40:29 GMT+5)
Tbrake wrote:Around 75 more springs. Ai due feb 12th. Hope things go a little more smoothly for the rest
Wow! Sending good wishes for the rest of spring calving - you're definitely due for some good luck!



Anybody got their walnuts in yet?
by sim.-ang.king (Posted Sat, 20 Jan 2018 18:24:15 GMT+5)
Wish I could find a nice grove of large mature walnuts...so I could lay waste them, and haul off their remains.





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