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confused on killed vaccines
by RanchMan90 (Posted Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:29:48 GMT+5)
4 shots total. 2 rounds of the 2 shots



Poll - 'Wheels'
by TexasBred (Posted Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:13:39 GMT+5)
cattlecreek wrote:Well then I want to disqualify myself. When I entered my photo (Amish)I was going off Alisonb March 2nd post announcing the wheels contest. No rules were stated on the page. My world doesn't evolve around this website and was unaware that a photo couldn't be enhanced. My Gosh, some of you on here acted like there were thousands of dollars on the line or that I was suspected of doping and riding in the Tour de France! So chill out crybabies, you will survive this... It's just a little CT photo contest
Suck it up snowflake. Maybe you read the rules, maybe you didn't. Either way you ignored them (much like the Tour de France riders).



Sad state of our society
by TexasBred (Posted Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:07:46 GMT+5)
ChrisB wrote:Yea, should have been a million. But I have a feeling they won't be able to come up with the 15,000 to post bail, so hopefully it won't matter.
Some sob lawyer will come up with the $1,500 and taxpapers will pay for his public defender fee.



Picture Day
by gizmom (Posted Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:03:56 GMT+5)
Hit the road this morning with the C37 bull. Met up with our partner on the bull at the Montgomery Stock yard. Decided to have lunch at the stockyard diner. Lordy it was worth the trip for the lunch! If I lived near that place I would gain another 50 pounds! This is the first time our partner has seen the bull since he was a calf, he said he turned out every bit as good as he had hoped he would. I can't wait to see the babies out of this young bull I think they are going to be pretty darn good. Enjoyed getting to talk cow with Scott today ( and eat a great lunch)

Gizmom



Schu-Lar On Target
by SPH (Posted Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:24:31 GMT+5)
We've used a son of his that has done really well for a lot of folks in On Target 936 who is in use at Rausch's in South Dakota and AI in quite a few herds across the country now. I know that Knoll Crest Farm in VA has used 22S and has some sons too I believe. Our current herd bull is a 936 son we bred out of a cow we bought from Schu-lar. We only have 2 females sired by 936 that are full sisters from when we were using him AI. The older one had one of our top bull calves last year as a heifer and her full sister calved about a month ago and both have nice looking udders. 936 has added some muscle, the son we kept out of him probably is one of thickest bulls we've raised and pretty happy with the calves we're getting by him so far.

We visited a big Hereford operation in Idaho last summer that has used 22S in the past some and is currently using 936, they told us they like 936 better as they felt 22S sired a little larger frame than they wanted and 936 moderated frame size better. Both those bulls are pretty proven performers at this point, I doubt you'd be disappointed if you used either of them. Not sure what semen on 22S costs but 936 is a reasonable $50 non-certificate sire if you were to use him for registered purebreds.



Pregnant Wedding
by dieselbeef (Posted Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:16:14 GMT+5)
TexasBred wrote:dieselbeef wrote:hey man no reason why they shouldn't celebrate and be proud of their union..kid or no kid..would it help if it was a second marriage and they both already had kids..

good for them if they can swing it..go for it..celebrate what should be ome of the happiest days of their life..

bunch o crabby old farts on here..im as old school as anyone but hey man...be happy theyre getting married
Go back and read original post. Noone is unhappy they are getting married. Just amazed that she still thinks she's the virgin Mary instead of an unwed mother.

oopsie..cuz she was in white..meh..traditional..values aint what they used to be anymore



What's your zip code
by Dave (Posted Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:15:41 GMT+5)
Why? And the next question would be are you planning on sending me money?



Vaginal prolapse
by lithuanian farmer (Posted Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:52:20 GMT+5)
Nesikep wrote:I can't speak much for the sire, but his daughters have never before had a problem.. Kama is 5 years old, and really big and floppy this year, but hasn't really bagged up yet.. I'm wondering if she's going to have twins (Her full sister did this year)
We've a dam of the first cow, which is 14 years old and no such problems. The second cow got that from the 1st one's son.
You never know with twins. There was time when I thought that cow might have twins and she had, but for example, last year one pretty slim cow had twins, ~70lbs each calf. Last weekend one cow calved which had a huge belly, but only one normal size calf. You never know.



Herding Styles
by TexasBred (Posted Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:51:52 GMT+5)
Caustic Burno wrote:Jdwest wrote:How many dogs would I one person need to work 30-60 pairs? I wouldn't think more than two, but maybe even just one, however I'm not really sure.
Bag of range cubes is the best thing ever invented. A well trained dog is priceless a poor one will cost you till the day you get rid of it.
One of the few times I've ever been kicked hard by a cow a damed half trained blue heeler decided to nip at a cow's foot after she was already in the chute and I had my hand up her rear. Dang near killed me and I dang near killed him after I got up off my knees and quit puking. No more dogs !!!!!



Nurse cow won't dry up?
by TexasBred (Posted Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:46:21 GMT+5)
RanchMan90 wrote:TexasBred wrote:Supa Dexta wrote:What is she doing that you say she won't dry up? what have you done so far? need more info.
Remove all supplemental feed and pull all calves off. She should dry up pretty quickly.
Could I just turn her out on grass? She's not an easy keeper.
Sure. Main thing though it no more feed. She'll stick bag up a bit but just leave her alone. She'll dry up. After a week or so you might pen her and milk out the old milk.



Some trivia for CT member Chrisy
by sim.-ang.king (Posted Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:43:05 GMT+5)
Nesikep wrote:I have a great dislike for wolf spiders.. especially the 3 I always find in the bathtub

I could send my house cat over, he likes to kill spiders and crickets he finds in the basement.



Interesting ways to sell bulls
by RanchMan90 (Posted Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:36:25 GMT+5)
Diamonds in the rough



House distance from road
by Txpiney (Posted Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:36:00 GMT+5)
The trash from Wiergate and burkville don't venture back in here, one way in, one way out. Everybody knows the few people that are out in this neck of the woods are well armed and will defend.



Get ready for another hit on beef prices
by greybeard (Posted Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:56:23 GMT+5)
My saying is that margarine is nothing better than "glorified penzoil" and everyone laughed.

Hardly. Nothing wrong with butter and nothing wrong with margarine. This whole "all natural--chemicals are killing us" kick is laughable and I've never met a single person willing to put their lives where their words are and get rid of their cars, their phones, their computers, their books, radios, TVs, tractors or any of the the other things they use every single day. Just a bunch of Jerry "Moonbeam" Brown followers screaming "the sky is falling--the sky is falling" that need to spend their days hiding under their corn shuck filled mattresses so nothing 'bad' happens to them.
It reminds me of the sensationalist meme that was circulating around the internet a couple of years ago claiming "Margarine is just one molecule away from plastic!"
Oh NO!!
(I wonder how many of those moonbeamers died of thirst when they discovered one of the most reactive,volatile and explosive elements in the universe is just one oxygen atom away from water?)



Squirts
by TexasBred (Posted Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:50:23 GMT+5)
angus9259 wrote:BigBear wrote:Thanks TB. I always have hay available but the grass awful green these days and they are primarily grazing pasture. I believe that is the culprit

That'll get them the squirts but I still find it odd that he wasn't eating. Or was he just not eating grain but was still grazing well?
Depending on amt of grain intake he could have had a bit of acidosis.



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SIRE SELECTION IS FOUNDATION FOR PROFITABLE HERD
Bull selection is the foundation for building a profitable beef herd. Approximately 88 percent of the genetic makeup of a herd after 10 years of breeding will have come from the bulls used.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- CIRCULAR CHATS
Hooter hated driving anywhere with lots of traffic, which was about anywhere on I-45, from about Sherman to south of Houston; anywhere on I-35 from South of San Antonio to Oklahoma City; anywhere on I-20 from…you get the notion.
ULTRASOUND PROVIDES PRODUCERS MEANS TO PREDICT CARCASS MERIT
Ultrasound found its first applications in livestock research in the 1950s. Since that time, the great strides that have been made in ultrasound research have benefited both human medicine and the livestock industry.
IT'S THE PITTS -- PUTTING THE HORSE OUT TO PASTURE
I read an article by an economist that suggested in order to make a greater profit you should get rid of your horses and buy an ATV.
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.

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