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Why some people move
by slick4591 (Posted Sun, 25 Jun 2017 19:56:55 GMT+5)
I'll just leave this right here.





Borrowed bull
by Alan (Posted Sun, 25 Jun 2017 19:55:53 GMT+5)
Very decent/nice bull! Lots better than a bunch have posted here. Good muscle and well balanced..... nice bull you have a borrowed/ wondering bull.



Note to self:
by Aaron (Posted Sun, 25 Jun 2017 19:49:53 GMT+5)
Nesikep wrote:I gotta remember that.. Picking on Ford trucks will get a topic deleted

If that is the worst that can happen to you for beating on Ford, than you are a lucky fella.



Baleage vs dry hay
by Workinonit Farm (Posted Sun, 25 Jun 2017 19:43:57 GMT+5)
TexasBred wrote:Hogtiming wrote:Is it possible to get a baleage sample to make sure it isn't going to be harmful for the cattle?
What in the world would they test for and how??

My guess would be testing for toxins, of various types and at what levels?????



crushing blow from the left.
by Clod Hopper (Posted Sun, 25 Jun 2017 19:41:10 GMT+5)
I do like it in KY but I got the chance to work in Dallas A few years ago. I loved it but it was a challenge for old country to get around!



Re: New Call
by Tomcolvin (Posted Sun, 25 Jun 2017 19:22:36 GMT+5)
Update on Betsy Sue, I milked her for a week. She seem to have dropped in bag size. Her calf Stormy (remember, born in a tarrintal down pour with lighting and all) is doing fine. Thank GOD for his hand on it because mind could do nothing.



A (seemingly) novel idea
by WalnutCrest (Posted Sun, 25 Jun 2017 19:21:05 GMT+5)
Dave wrote:Back in college I went with a guy who lived next door to help brand. His folks ran about 1,000 momma cows. Dad was 3rd generation on a huge ranch put together in the in the late 1800's. Dad told me they hadn't run any outside cattle since 1911. This was the spring of 1970. So it was a closed herd for nearly 60 years. And I can tell you that the cattle sure didn't impress me at all. When my neighbor took over the ranch he started buying outside bulls.
I don't see the advantages to a totally closed herd. But I see big advantages to bring in the best genetic you can afford. Want to raise your own bulls. Fine. Pick a string of the best cows. Breed them to the best bull you can afford or AI them and keep the bulls.

Same bulls for everyone. After the first year, they'll all be 12-16 (ish) months old.

He's not planning on calving year round ... 45 days.

And yes, if he starts with bad cattle, he'll have a brutal time succeeding.



Bronze streak
by Tomcolvin (Posted Sun, 25 Jun 2017 19:14:31 GMT+5)
Do you think I should give her about 8 grams of copper bolus? I give a grown goat 4 grams. ?



Brewers grain
by TexasBred (Posted Sun, 25 Jun 2017 19:11:56 GMT+5)
BK9954 wrote:TexasBred wrote:5S Cattle wrote:Thanks TB. I kinda fell into this deal, talked to the brewer at lunch and by 5:30 had a ton on the back of my flatbed headed to the ranch haha. Was just curious how everyone did it because I didn't know anyone who had experience with it. Dad said they talked about it when he was at A&M for about 30 seconds because back then there wasn't as many breweries around.
Aggieland would have been the perfect location for a brewery. (Gig'em)
TX A&M will do a protien test for $5 at their labratory. There was a distillery offering it by the gallon for .08 up there last week on craigs list. I am getting some from a moonshine distillery and getting another one lined up for 4 tons a week. Free this time.
Different product BK. You're talking distillers co-products. Brewers grain comes from manufacture of beer. Wet brewers grain normally will test well over 20% crude protein on a 100% dry matter basis.



what are you listening to right now
by Cross-7 (Posted Sun, 25 Jun 2017 19:06:06 GMT+5)




Automatic sprayer
by TexasBred (Posted Sun, 25 Jun 2017 19:02:46 GMT+5)
zirlottkim wrote:https://youtu.be/AaA9hWVbP6o https://youtu.be/eqIFAF6XNHA Anyone use either of these or build anything similar? First one has a stiff price tag.
Had one on each exit lane in my dairy barn. Worked great too but cattle went through it twice a day everyday.



Molasses Alternatives ?
by TexasBred (Posted Sun, 25 Jun 2017 19:01:27 GMT+5)
lms0229 wrote:Are there other natural alternatives to providing molasses? If there are alternatives to molasses; do they affect the cattle differently? Do some people never have to provide molasses? Thank you!
Why do you feed molasses and why are you looking for an alternative??



vermeer 505 super I
by pricefarm (Posted Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:58:03 GMT+5)
The belts on my 554 xl are twisted. So far they have been ok.



Preventing Bloat - naturally?
by turklilley (Posted Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:56:59 GMT+5)
As long as your pasture is mostly grass they won't bloat. I would not turn hungry cows on pure alfalfa, but grass won't be a problem.



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TENNESSEE FIELD DAY TO BE HELD JUNE 22
Whether you're a beef cattle producer or a tobacco producer, you can learn useful strategies to make your operation more productive at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture's Tobacco, Beef and More Field Day.
ABBA NATIONAL BRAHMAN SHOW TO BE HELD IN HATTIESBURG, MISS.
The ABBA National Brahman Show will be held in Hattiesburg, Miss., October 2-7, 2017 at the Forest County Multi-Purpose Center.
ABBA HOLDS ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
The American Brahman Breeders Association (ABBA) held its 93rd Annual Membership Meeting March 8 in Houston where they initiated a new president, board members, and officers, and recognized outstanding members of the Brahman breed.
BE VIGILANT TO PREVENT HERD HEALTH RISKS
Beef cattle producers should be observant when conducting annual health vaccination protocols on their cattle, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts.
TAKE MEASURES TO PREVENT FOOT PROBLEMS IN HERD
As is common every year about this time, I have been getting calls and emails regarding hoof problems producers are seeing in their cattle. Generally this starts with “I've been having several cases of foot rot over the last few weeks. . . . ,” and the follow up discussion covers potential treatment and prevention.
IT'S THE PITTS -- PROCRASTINATE NOW
Today or not today, that is the question. Will you finally fix the toilet your wife has been nagging you about, or will you man-up, offer up a flimsy excuse and live to plunge another day?
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- FUNDAMENTALS REMAIN STRONG AT MID-YEAR
“There is no guarantee prices will remain this strong, but there is also no information suggesting prices should decline,” says Andrew P. Griffith, agricultural economist at the University of Tennessee in his early-June market comments.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- SQUIRRELED AWAY
Hooter's old friend, Uncas Bingelmeyer was usually more carefree than the owner of a new credit card at a discount store. Today, though, he watched the scenery speed by as if they were approaching doom instead of Tulsa.
PLAN PROPERLY TO MANAGE YEARLING HEIFER BREEDING
Developing and breeding yearling heifers can be equally rewarding and frustrating. The process is too timely and costly to land anywhere short of success. The technology around estrus synchronization continues to evolve and improve. However, the best protocols alone are not enough to create high pregnancy rates. It requires meticulous planning to properly execute the synchronization protocol and nutrition programs. It all matters when fighting for a few percentage points.
WELL-DESIGNED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM REQUIRES PLANNING
Every business has (or should have) a means of measuring and analyzing the various factors that play a role in overall performance and profitability as well as to help in decision making. Cattle operations are no different.
LOOK FOR SIGNS TO REDUCE AND HANDLE HEAT STRESS
Warmer temperatures are quickly approaching, and that means livestock producers should start considering how to help their animals handle the heat.
BLACK INK -- ARE WE THERE YET?
We were bringing a little preschool friend out to our house for the afternoon. She was a town kid and about every three miles, she'd ask, “Are we ALMOST there?”
IT'S THE PITTS -- HOW TO LOAD A HORSE
Here is the correct way to load a horse.
GIVE YOUNG WILDLIFE SPACE TO GROW
Spring is a glorious time of year. Flowers and leaves are not the only signs of new life. Plenty of food and warmer weather make this the perfect time for wildlife to mate and raise their offspring.
BLACK INK -- ARE YOU ON TRACK?
Biology says it takes two years from the day you breed cows till their calves can be harvested for beef or join the breeding herd to calve as two-year-olds. Decisions before, after and during any two-year span can make a big difference.

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