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New from Texas

Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:24 pm
by Splash
Hi All,

I'm new to the board and new to the cattle industry. I've been lurking here for a couple of weeks and I hope I can learn from the experience(s) of the members here and maybe avoid some of the mistakes that will happen when anyone tries something new and without training. Wish me luck!

I'm from east central Texas, just purchased a small piece of heaven and look forward to getting started. Not exactly a city boy but also haven't had any real experience in the ranching world. Over the next few months I'll be working towards getting the place ready for cattle - mending the fences, getting the fields and pastures in better shape, handling pens and equipment needs. All of which I will gladly take helpful advise for.

Look forward to getting to know some of you...............

Re: New from Texas

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:05 am
by msplmtneer
Howdy and :welcome: to the board :tiphat:

Re: New from Texas

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:24 am
by Son of Butch
:welcome:
Seems you will be getting in when prices are low... don't forget to sell high and you should do okay.
Best of Luck.

Re: New from Texas

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:25 am
by Splash
Thanks for the welcome msplmtneer and Son of Butch

Re: New from Texas

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 6:19 am
by callmefence
Splash wrote:Hi All,

I'm new to the board and new to the cattle industry. I've been lurking here for a couple of weeks and I hope I can learn from the experience(s) of the members here and maybe avoid some of the mistakes that will happen when anyone tries something new and without training. Wish me luck!

I'm from east central Texas, just purchased a small piece of heaven and look forward to getting started. Not exactly a city boy but also haven't had any real experience in the ranching world. Over the next few months I'll be working towards getting the place ready for cattle - mending the fences, getting the fields and pastures in better shape, handling pens and equipment needs. All of which I will gladly take helpful advise for.

Look forward to getting to know some of you...............


Welcome splash :welcome:

Re: New from Texas

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:15 am
by Rafter S
Welcome. You're probably pretty close to me (maybe a little north?).

Re: New from Texas

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:02 am
by slick4591
:welcome:

Re: New from Texas

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:55 pm
by Splash
Thanks for the welcome Fence, Slick.

Hey Rafter, thanks also for the welcome. My house/home is actually in Grimes County. Just off of HWY 30. new place is about an hour north in Robertson County.

Re: New from Texas

Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:03 pm
by greybeard
:welcome:
you probably aren't far from BarbedWire either--his place is in Shiro.

Re: New from Texas

Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:07 am
by Splash
Thanks greybeard,

Shiro's not too far away. I'm further west - closer to the Navasota River.

Re: New from Texas

Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:34 am
by Rafter S
Splash wrote:Thanks greybeard,

Shiro's not too far away. I'm further west - closer to the Navasota River.


I'm down near the southwest corner of the county, in the Whitehall, Courtney, Lynn Grove area.

Re: New from Texas

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:07 pm
by BC
Welcome. There are several on the boards from the eastern half of Texas.

Re: New from Texas

Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:54 pm
by Milk Maid
Hi, I'm in Texas as well, Southwest of Ft. Worth in Stephenville. Been breeding cattle for over 35 years and all I can say is when you buy a bull, buy a young one so you can halter break it and teach it manners. Bette if it is bought that way. Fencing for a bull has to be the best and higher in my opinion if there are cows on the other side of the fence. Bulls don't have to go over a fence, they can get their heads under it and pick it up. Are you wanting cross bred cattle or registered? What breeds are you interested in? www.milkmaidranch.com