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by A.J. (Posted Fri, 26 Aug 2016 23:52:37 GMT+5)
Fall yearling Hereford Bulls
by A.J. (Posted Fri, 26 Aug 2016 23:51:18 GMT+5)
Great looking bulls as always.
Show your calf pictures.
by A.J. (Posted Fri, 26 Aug 2016 23:50:09 GMT+5)
Few of the newer ones out of black Simangus bull I got last fall. Shows what you can get if bull isn't homo black. Not as uniform as I'd like, but they seem to be growing ok so far.
Did a double take when I saw this momma walk up with her new calf.
This is more the color I'm used to.
2015 Ford F250 problem
by Brute 23 (Posted Fri, 26 Aug 2016 23:29:29 GMT+5)
I had a mechanic tell me one time on my dodge when the motor was lugging down that my clutch was slipping. It had the exact opposite symptoms of a clutch slipping. They wanted to charge me $3500 for a clutch. I drove straight over there loaded up the mechanic, service manager, and the guy that worked the front desk. We didn't even make it out of the parking lot and every one but the mechanic knew it wasn't the clutch. The manager was POed.
I ripped that mechanic to pieces. The mechanic literally got out of the truck and started walking back. I was driving beside him literally yelling out the window at him... I wouldn't trust you to put air in my tires... just keep walking to McDonald's you got no business here LOL The manager tried to get smart with me and say that it was not necessary for me to talk to him like that. I tore in to him because the guy had been working there for 4 years already. I told the manager if he didn't like it I would let him out and he could walk with his mechanic.
Searching for Record Books for Treatments/Shots
by Whatnow (Posted Fri, 26 Aug 2016 22:36:59 GMT+5)
JMJ Farms wrote:I use a composition book inside of a zip up folder. Works pretty good. And I pack all kind of papers and such in the pockets in the folder.
Thanks! I had not thought of a zip up folder, but have to be careful or my folder would look like an episode of hoarders.
very 1st play of 2016 college football season is
by Alan (Posted Fri, 26 Aug 2016 22:32:56 GMT+5)
Yes it is here, it's alway a long off season. The ducks just released their two deep depth chart. Big surprise a true freshman has been named the back up QB over a couple of other very talented kids. Looking forward to the season.
Market not that bad
by Margonme (Posted Fri, 26 Aug 2016 22:28:53 GMT+5)
js1234 wrote:Caustic Burno wrote:Bigfoot wrote:I'm fairly pleased with the prices I'm getting (assuming the calf matches what the market demands). I'm not getting rich, but I am operating above expenses.
Prime 4 wts should be in the 2 dollar range to match the economy and operating cost.
Bigfoot yes I am meeting cost as well we should be entitled to make a fair profit like any other business. We are heading the way of the dinosaurs read awhile back in Beef I think our type of operations will be gone by 2035.
Good thing about it so will I
We buy retail and sale wholesale.
4wts. are bringing about $180 pretty handy right now (I'm on our Wyoming ranch at the moment), bought a load of steers for Fall delivery today, $180 at 440. What are you seeing down in that East Texas country?
Also, what sort of operation do you have that won't be here by 2035?
Outlooks and strategies are of great interest to me.
180 looks pretty good!
I agree with CB maybe not for the same reason. It is difficult for me to imagine that small operations will continue to exist in the next 20 years. Lots of small operations exist because of the lifestyle, not the income. The average producer in Kentucky has only 20 cows. Even an experienced producer at that scale is only making beer money. The fascination with having a few cattle will fade. With changes in demographics and the frustrations of putting a lot in and not getting much out, the novelty of having 20 beef cows will become tired.
by greybeard (Posted Fri, 26 Aug 2016 22:15:43 GMT+5)
For future reference, don't drink apple shine and watch Olympic gymnastics. I can attest that doing a back flip off a picnic table is much harder than they make it out to be. The last half of the flip anyways.
Who's house will I pass
by Alan (Posted Fri, 26 Aug 2016 22:04:04 GMT+5)
Ky hills reminded me that our dog (Bo) was also a wanderer when he was younger. We are basically surrounded by BLM forest, he was gone on a few occasions for two or three days but always came back. Never had a complaint from a neighbor so I have no idea were he was, his bowl wasn't touched while he was gone and never saw him for that short period. After he turned three or maybe a little older he never left the place again. He has three or four favorite spots to sleep these days and always an easy find. But like KY hills he did disappear for a few days at a time.
by JMJ Farms (Posted Fri, 26 Aug 2016 21:59:24 GMT+5)
Good for you Rob. I hope mama and baby are doing well. I wish you continued success in your endeavor. It appears you have a nice place judging from the picture. May the man upstairs continue to bless you and your family and I too would like to thank you for your service to this country
Red clover delimia
by Ky cowboy (Posted Fri, 26 Aug 2016 21:57:42 GMT+5)
Walked thru the field yesterday,it's been 3 weeks since we cut it and there's not much clover in it mostly crabgrass going to spray it soon and very lightly disk to add more orchard grass and fescue
by cfpinz (Posted Fri, 26 Aug 2016 21:55:42 GMT+5)
Never understood mini cattle, til now...
Simangus, Balancer, Limflex , or BraunAngus bulls on heifers?
by cfpinz (Posted Fri, 26 Aug 2016 21:40:13 GMT+5)
I'm sure lots of folks do it, but I can't see it being a good idea. Why add another set of variables to the equation when you don't have to. Crossbreeding has some interesting results, both good and bad at times. I want the calves from our heifers as predictable as reasonably possible.
I don't get the whole crossbred bull fad, and I think it's just that, a fad. We've owned some half-blood bulls and the offspring are seldom as impressive as the bull. I love 2 and 3 way cross cows, but feel a mongrel bull doesn't have the potential heterosis boost of a purebred bull of another breed. And that opinion is based solely off my weigh slips and bank account, with no breed sponsorships or university bias.
sale barn cattle
by Caustic Burno (Posted Fri, 26 Aug 2016 21:14:09 GMT+5)
There is always some good heavies come through along with the wore out girls. Just have to be willing to come home with an empty trailer there is always next week.
The majority of my girls come out of the barn I will put them up against any commercial bunch.
Houston, we may have a problem
by M-5 (Posted Fri, 26 Aug 2016 21:04:37 GMT+5)
Jogeephus wrote:One of the little things. I honestly don't think I could have done a neater job had I tried.
BLACK INK -- HIGH TECH FITS MARKETING, TOO
Recently my family bought a camper. I was on the phone describing it to my mom, as she asked, You mean, there's a wall right there? The bed folds down how?
BEEF CATTLE SHORT COURSE HELD AUGUST 1-3
After two years of historic high cattle prices, a record 1,900 producers attending the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course in College Station learned more about the current decline in prices and maintaining profitability despite declining profit margins.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- THE FUTURE OF CATTLE FUTURES
It is almost certain that finished cattle have put in their summer lows as prices have found support, explained Andrew P. Griffith, agricultural economist at the University of Tennessee.
IT'S THE PITTS -- 10 PLACES NOT TO FIND A COWBOY
If you want to catch a glimpse of a real cowboy here are ten places NOT to look.
SOUND MARKETING PROGRAM IS CRITICAL FOR SUCCESS
A sound marketing program is an integral part of any cattle production operation. Too many producers engage in cattle production without ever establishing a well thought out marketing and sales system.
ETHEREDGE ELECTED LIVESTOCK MARKETING ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT
Jerry Etheredge, Montgomery, Ala., was elected president of the Livestock Marketing Association (LMA). In this role, Etheredge will complete a two-year term leading the nation's largest livestock marketing trade association that represents more than 800 local livestock auction markets and allied businesses.
PRECONDITIONING VITAL PART OF CALF HEALTH PROGRAM
If you have sold a calf recently, I don't have to tell you that calf prices have dropped significantly from 2015. Last year, you could sell about anything and get good money for it; but now, you have to have a good calf to bring the best price. In the right market, preconditioned calves still bring the most money, and there is a good return on healthy calves. Besides a health premium, farmers also sell a heavier calf.
CONSUMER TRENDS HEADLINE BIF CONFERENCE
The prosperity of this entire industry lies with the consumer. Ag economist Ted Schroeder made that statement during the recent Beef Improvement Federation meetings in Manhattan, Kan., June 15-17, but it summed up the theme of the opening session.
WINNER NAMED IN LMA AUCTIONEER CHAMPIONSHIP
Andy White, Ashland, Ohio, proved his world-class talent as a livestock auctioneer at the 53rd anniversary of Livestock Marketing Association's (LMA) World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC). Paris Stockyards in Paris, Ky. hosted the contest on Saturday, June 18.
TAKE STEPS TO MANAGE EFFECTS OF SUMMER HEAT
As we approach the heat of the summer months, many producers are battling the heat and humidity that is an integral part of life in the south. Summer brings with it rising temperatures and typically decreasing animal performance.
GENETRUST@CAVENDER'S NECHES RIVER RANCH SALE HELD
Green grass, blue skies and good cattle greeted buyers and bidders alike at the beautiful Neches River Ranch west of Jacksonville, Texas on April 23, 2016 for the annual spring GENETRUST Registered and Commercial Brangus Female Sale hosted by Cavender Ranches.
IT'S THE PITTS -- HUH?
In the May 30 edition of the Auction Exchange there was an ad celebrating the Midwest Auctioneer Roundup contest in Shipshewana, Indiana. There were pictures of the winners, contestants and one precious little three or four year old girl with her hands covering her ears.
DEVELOPING REPLACEMENTS FROM HERD TAKES DEDICATION
Maintenance and development of a quality purebred cow herd requires selection of proper genetics and an ongoing input of new breeding females. One of the most important questions the producer must ask is: do I buy my replacements or do I develop them from within my own herd?
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- COST, COST, COST
At the risk of sounding like the proverbial busted record, while revenue matters to the fortunes of cow-calf operations, cost matters more.
CRIMSON CLASSIC SALE AVERAGES $4,015
The Crimson Classic Santa Gertrudis Sale was held April 30, 2016 in Cullman, Ala.