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Rectal prolapse opinions.
by Lucasbranham (Posted Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:16:56 GMT+5)
It looked worse than the top picture by the time the vet came and put it back. That was when I first saw it. The second picture is the day after he put it back. The sun was really bright or I may have gotten a better picture.



Defined Breeding Season (or not)
by Nesikep (Posted Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:14:00 GMT+5)
Bigfoot wrote:I take my bulls out March 1st, and they go right back to work May 15th. I do that to avoid calving in the dead of winter. I see the benefit of a defined season, but I'm missing something on having any cow open?
I could have been a little more clear, My bulls are out for calving season until the start of breeding season, then they're with the cows for the rest of the year



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by wbvs58 (Posted Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:33:55 GMT+5)
The Hollywood West sure made entertaining viewing though.

Ken



inept burglars in Shanghai
by wacocowboy (Posted Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:26:25 GMT+5)
I saw that on the news with my mom we laughed pretty hard



Texas Proposition 1
by wacocowboy (Posted Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:24:09 GMT+5)
Caustic Burno wrote:Lucky wrote:Can you explain how the consumption tax would work and how it would benifit us. Not trying to get smart with you but don't the land taxes help pay for the up keep of county roads and keeping the peace around here? I'm all for paying less taxes but the county I live in is broke as it is and has a terrible time keeping the roads up and keeping the county safe. I also spend the bulk of my money in a neighboring county as this one doesn't have much to offer. Now the school tax I definitely think they could do something different on. I also wonder if the amount of tax I pay would go up on the consumption tax. Honestly I'm more worried about them upping the land value and then doing away with the ag exemption on land, now that would hurt allot of folks.

Sounds like Trinity county.

And Falls county.



Pregnant Heifer
by AngusHeifer (Posted Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:10:47 GMT+5)
Hi, I am from George, a small town in South Africa. We have a 2 year 4 month old Angus cross Jersey heifer who is pregnant. Vulva is swollen and she is developing a bag,but not very large. She was hand raised( bottle fed). She is more Angus than Jersey. We had 2 bulls as well,but they were slaughtered on the 10th of July 2017. One of them is the father. The problem is I have no idea how far along she is. I am going to try and post pics of her . The last 2 days she has been mooing constantly. She has always been very vocal,but this is carrying on all day and all night. Does anyone know what the problem could be? She is alone and hears cows from down the road so maybe its that? I am worried that she may be in pain. Any advice would be great.Thanks
PS. The first pic was on the 18th January and last pic was 15th February, just for comparison











What I'm seeing today
by skyhightree1 (Posted Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:09:06 GMT+5)
TexasBred wrote:skyhightree1 wrote:


Woke up and everybody was gone home.

It sucks when that happens



Loan or grow?
by Nesikep (Posted Wed, 21 Feb 2018 02:06:27 GMT+5)
years ago I bought a car, but since it was older, no one would give me a payment plan on it.. I had a good job at the time so I just got a line of credit from my bank for $20k.. Paid it off in a year, then bought my truck on it... Interest may be a little higher than a loan, but there's no set repayment time, and you can just "shuffle" money around to make a payment if you need to.. and meanwhile you're also building up credit rating.. I had to provide proof of income (paychecks), but didn't need to put up collateral.



Poll - 'Close up'
by Nesikep (Posted Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:44:21 GMT+5)
Bigfoot wrote:Member the big gash on my head I posted once? Shoulda ran that one.
How about a mash, bashed and smashed finger?



Quit being so nosy!



Pretty flower


Jumping spider (they're cool to watch)


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New From S.W. Wisconsin
by msplmtneer (Posted Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:04:42 GMT+5)
Howdy and .



Working/Loading pen suggestions
by Lucky (Posted Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:48:28 GMT+5)
I looked it up again. I based it off of Prieferts Rough Stock 200 hd design. I did size it down some but built so I can add on fairly easy. I left off the big trap around the chute too.



So Long, My Old Friend
by greybeard (Posted Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:45:37 GMT+5)
Seemed apropriate, even tho the name at the end didn't fit.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZd-AE16gVw



Bottle calf wants to drink but can't
by farmerjan (Posted Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:35:48 GMT+5)
Yes, check the nipple. It should not have too big a hole in it.
Also, make sure you don't hold the bottle up too high. If it is too high, the milk will go into the airway instead of into the stomach. The calf should have a bit of a U in her neck. Think of a calf under a cow. It has to bend down a little then angle it's head up to the teats. Too many people think as a calf gets older they have to hold the bottle higher. NO keep it low so the airway naturally closes off and the milk runs down into the stomach.



New from Minnesota!
by Red Boots Farm (Posted Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:24:32 GMT+5)
Hello, I'm from MN and new on these boards. I've read a few encouraging postings and already I can tell this is a great community. We had 1 bottle 4H calf last year and have 4 this year (January & February born) and enjoying it. Looking forward to learning more!

Stephanie

(3) Angus x Holstein - 2 bulls 1 heifer
(1) British White x Holstein heifer



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MANAGE PAIN IN HERD TO INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY
Cattle experience pain. Even though they can be very good at disguising it, they do. Pain can come from injury, age (arthritis), natural activity (calving), disease or common management practices.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- TRANSITIONAL YEAR AHEAD
Arguably, this year is shaping up to be a year of transition from market realignment and balancing to what passes for normalcy in the modern age.
PLANNED BREEDING SCHEDULE PAYS DIVIDENDS
Financial opportunities can be found in designing strong breeding and forage/ pasture plans for beef cattle herds, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist.
BEEFMASTER BULLS INCLUDED IN BEEF ALLIANCE PROGRAM
Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) is excited to announce a new partnership with the Integrity Beef Alliance. In December 2017 Beefmaster bulls became the most recent bull breed approved by the Integrity Beef's board of directors for inclusion in the program.
RANCHERS HOPE TO ERADICATE DISEASE CARRYING TICK
In the late 1800s and early 1900s a disease termed cattle fever caused enormous economic losses to the cattle industry. It is deadly to cattle that have not developed an immunity, and the mortality rate is estimated to be up to 90 percent in these “naive” cattle.
BLACK INK -- EXCELLENCE CAN CUT COSTS
Working as a waitress throughout high school, I hated the sight of an empty table. It meant one less chance to make a tip.
HOW WILL NEW TAX LAW AFFECT LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY?
The new tax law signed by President Trump, called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), has several provisions beneficial to owners and breeders in the horse and livestock industries.
TAKE STEPS TO GUARD AGAINST LAMENESS WITH HOOF CARE
If you raise cattle, at some point in time you will have to deal with lameness issues. Some causes of lameness, such as foot rot, can be easily treated on-farm if caught early. Other lamenesses can be more severe, requiring veterinary intervention and long-term follow-up.
USE BODY CONDITION AS A MANAGEMENT TOOL
Body condition of cows determines whether they give birth to strong, healthy calves, and rebreed on schedule. Keeping track of body condition can help a rancher determine the nutritional needs of cows through winter and spring until they are safely rebred.
MINERAL NUTRITION IS IMPORTANT PART OF MANAGEMENT
Is mineral nutrition the magic bullet for reproductive success in your beef operation? The number of mineral products for sale may give the impression that the answer is yes. However, in reality, mineral nutrition is just a part of a good nutrition and management plan.
IT'S THE PITTS -- A HOUSE IS NOT A HOME
I read somewhere that people move every seven years; I think mostly to show their friends that they're moving up in the world.
TREAT BLOAT SYMPTOMS IN CALVES IMMEDIATELY
In some herds, calves die nearly every year from enterotoxemia caused by bacterial toxins. The calves are usually about a month old, but may be as young as a few days or as old as two to three months.
TJB SIXTH ANNUAL GELBVIEH BULL SALE AVERAGES $3,525
TJB Gelbvieh hosted their Sixth Annual Bull Sale at the farm in Chickamauga, Ga. on November 4th, 2017.
SALACOA VALLEY FALL BRANGUS SALE HELD
Crisp fall weather, ideal temperatures, great cattle and excellent hospitality greeted 109 buyers from nine states, Mexico and Australia at the recent Salacoa Valley Brangus Sale.
IT'S THE PITTS -- AH-CHOO!
Warning: This article was written as a research paper but was rejected by the Journal of Animal Science, New England Journal of Medicine, Mayo Clinical Proceedings, European Medical Journal, Journal of Experimental Medicine and The Nance County Journal.

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