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Apologies
by Caustic Burno (Posted Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:49:38 GMT+5)
inyati13 wrote:bball wrote:My humblest apologies for my role in getting the thread erased. Forest for the trees...forest for the trees.

I forgive you, however, I am disappointed. I was in the waiting room of my Doctor reading the exchange between you and CF. I was excited that it might provide the inspiration for my salvation. BTW: As I expected, Doctor is treating me for Lyme disease. Got it in Missouri, tick capital of the world. I was getting 6 ticks a day off of me. One little bugger got me on the leg. Developed a perfect rosette. Then the telltale bullseye. I knew the signs. Lyme disease is caused by a spirochaete. Same bacteria that causes syphilis.

Tell me, what happened? I enjoyed that thread. More fun than a barrel of blacksnakes.

I can send you a five gallon bucket of fire ants and your tick problem will be gone. You will have to learn the fire ant shuffle though see people dancing to it quite regular around here.



What are you eating today?
by NECowboy (Posted Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:31:32 GMT+5)
Enchiladas with homemade red sauce (not pictured: homemade refried beans using bacon fat and pinto beans; and homemade Mexican rice using toasted long grain rice, spices, Rotel, etc).






Truck Shopping
by Caustic Burno (Posted Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:29:54 GMT+5)
The truck that has gotten real popular here is the Toyota see them pulling long goosenecks every week at the barn.
Haven't heard anyone brag on mpg but a lot about pulling.



What are you willing to PAY ??
by NECowboy (Posted Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:17:59 GMT+5)
M-5 wrote:It's official , I own this little piece of land now. I still can not believe it did not get out in the community that I was buying it.

Haha totally that way in my area too. Congratulations enjoy it, gotta love ur own ground and the possibilities with cattle it opens up for ya! Also how awesome is that that you got to buy the tractor too.



How do I get into your shoes(boots)?
by Caustic Burno (Posted Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:07:27 GMT+5)
backhoeboogie wrote:If you can find land with payments low enough for cows to make payments, you can edge by. Build equity in the land but no income or very little. Keeping a cow has expenses. The more cows you have the more you can share expenses amongst them for things like bulls, working pens, and maintenance costs.

Lots of it is "danged if you do and then danged if you don't". What might work this year can bite you in the tail next. There are no sure bets. But good judgment comes from experience. You can get some experience working with your uncle.

Swallow an elephant one bite at a time.
The land is still reasonable in Polk, Angelina, Trinity and Tyler counties as long as you stay away from the lakes



Cattle Prices
by Stocker Steve (Posted Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:01:07 GMT+5)
A lot of small scale cow/calf expansion recently in this area, and a bumper crop of hay this summer. Grain prices are below cost of production and there are rumors of $80/T for alfalfa hay. So, I think folks will be tempted to retain more heifers and continue the expansion.

I have trouble going with the flow... I have been thinking about getting another bird dog.



Sick Bull Sex ?
by Kingfisher (Posted Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:53:53 GMT+5)
What's his temp?



To cull or not to cull?
by Stocker Steve (Posted Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:51:11 GMT+5)
ANAZAZI wrote:There are not many excuses to keep an animal that could not handle the first time calving. Is there really such a shortage of heifers? Keep more of the young ones.

Freezer beef!



Construction at the Lazy Bar B
by Oldtimer (Posted Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:47:13 GMT+5)
Ryder wrote:Looks good Oldtimer.
You are going to have to turn up the heat in that tub pretty high come winter where you are.
Haven't seen you around much lately.
You still packing that Charter Arms I believe it was? What caliber is it?

No- one of my daughters has the Charter Arms now - I have a little Smith & Wesson Airweight 638 I pack most of the time anymore..
My neighbor (and old schoolmate) claims he's went hottubbing when it was -27... I'll have to try the same..



Hey Guy's and Gal's, I need
by backhoeboogie (Posted Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:45:42 GMT+5)
#2 has a bit of super baldy look to her. She'd be my pick.



Castrate or Not?
by Muddy (Posted Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:45:30 GMT+5)
Here if you have a group of intact bull calves, they will be 10-20 cents less than steers even if the bulls are high quality.



11 Dallas police officers shot
by CJC (Posted Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:36:54 GMT+5)
Commercialfarmer wrote:CJC wrote:Commercialfarmer wrote:The lady has a point. If blind justice, and just rule of law aren't being carried out, the name and geography won't make it the place it was. Continuing down an ill path isn't going to end well.

If Canada had chose better the last time around, and we get stuck with the worst of two bad options, well... Canada sure might of been a better option.

But with who they crowned, it's as bad as what we have now.

It's not even close to as bad haha. Looking at the current election from another countries perspective it makes "y'all" as you like to say look a bit silly. The scary part is that Donald Trump may actually be the best choice here. I never came here to pick any fights but a lot of your views have left a pretty nasty taste in my mouth. It's no wonder things are the way they are right now down there. Say what you want about our leader but I don't think I have ever been so proud to be a Canadian. You all hate on our values so much yet look at the disaster that's going on right now. It's this high and mighty attitude that goes into the entire thing. You all just have to win the fight. Learn to back off and respect your neighbours, not come full force firing at them like you all suggest, likes it's your god given right to be an a$$hole.

But like I said build the wall I'll gladly chip in some of my tax dollars to let you build it. I'm apparently going to be the one in fear from what you all have to say but you will be begging to climb over that wall.


Ma'am, I'd like for you to tell me what i said to you that i deserve to called an a$$h^&*?

I've laughed at our options myself, so i'm not following the attitude your laying down.





And the clown you all elected would come in right behind donny and right in front of the foundation owner and neck and neck with the guy that's in currently. Plus, i think after he divorces Michelle they might be a couple.

P.S. I didn't know we were fighting.

I pretty much second what the man above said about staying on topics and off of individuals.

Hope you have a nice evening.

Sorry, I was ranting in general didn't point that a$$hole comment at you but I see how it was read that way. Wasn't intended was a general statement.

I didn't vote for Trudeau. But there are almost close to the same number of conservative seats in the house then there is liberal. Although I didn't vote for him I think he will bring forth some positive change.



Tractor House price data ?
by Stocker Steve (Posted Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:36:48 GMT+5)
jkwilson wrote:Stuff that goes through the auction is the stuff dealers just want off the lot. Some of it doesn't even work.

I have bought some to that kind.

What benefit makes net wrap a must have ?



Long Gone Cowboy Legends
by JMJ Farms (Posted Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:14:25 GMT+5)
Thanks js1234. I'd love to see it.

Yeah I wasn't even really saying Lane was the absolute best. Maybe I used that quotation a little too loosely. But he's definitely right up there and may have gotten even better had he lived longer. That we will never know. By all accounts I've read he was also a very fine person, but I never knew him. I did read that his mother was a little unhappy with his portrayal in 8 seconds bc some of the incidents such as his having an affair were supposedly not true.



Feral Hogs
by Caustic Burno (Posted Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:11:22 GMT+5)
TB they had a video of some of the bait stations they had put down Port Aransas. They started out with 10 weighted doors coons can bench press ten pounds for their buddies to get a snack.
I can't remember if they finally settled on 15 or 20 lbs before they quit killing coons.
They were even trying ones the door was sound activated to a hog it
was an entertaining workshop on feral control methods.





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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.
FOUNDATION WILL FUND ABBA YOUTH IN 2016
At the December 17, 2015 meeting the Brahman Foundation Board agreed to distribute funds to expand opportunities for Brahman youth. In an effort to support youth programs and developing leaders in agriculture, the group allocated $30,000 for use in scholarships, educational opportunities, showmanship and more for the year 2016.
E6 & REGISTERED BEEFMASTER REPLACEMENT FEMALE SALE HELD
The E6 and Registered Beefmaster Replacement Female Sale was held April 24, 2016 in Columbus, Texas.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- ADDING CALF VALUE
“In times of declining cow-calf margins, it is important for producers to evaluate opportunities to enhance calf value while simultaneously managing cost of production,” says Derrell Peel, Extension livestock marketing specialist at Oklahoma State University, in his early-June market comments. Peel uses a variety of surveys and studies to underscore his point.
IT'S THE PITTS -- MY LAST MEAL
Have you ever thought about what you'd like to eat for your last meal?
BRAHMAN "ALL AMERICAN" TO BE HELD IN LOUISIANA
Every year, members of the American Junior Brahman Association gather to compete in a variety of contests, showcasing their skills and their cattle. This year, 250 members from nine states will show off their more than 650 entries. The All American will be held in West Monroe, La., at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center, July 4-9, 2016.
TOOLS ARE AVAILABLE TO IMPROVE FORAGE DIGESTION
At the cow/calf and stocker cattle level, production systems are generally built on forage production, pastures, hay, etc. For these operations forages provide the bulk of the nutrients needed for the animals. In many cases because of inadequate management or simply uncooperative weather patterns, forage quality is not suitable for the pasture and hays to maintain the type of digestibility needed for the animal to extract the needed nutrients.
OCHSNER TO JOIN RED ANGUS TEAM
Red Angus Association of America CEO Tom Brink announced that Katie Ochsner, a native of Torrington, Wyoming, has been hired as a commercial marketing specialist.

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