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Postby msscamp » Sun Mar 19, 2006 12:51 am

I have at least heard of Santa Cruz, don't remember when, where or in what context, though. Barzona's were completely new to me.
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Postby buckaroo_bif » Sun Mar 19, 2006 7:09 am

dun wrote:Decide how and where you'll market your calves, then check in those markets to see what sells the best. Do eared calves take a dock, does black outsell other colors, is one breed discriminated against? After all of that, decide what breed you personally would like to raise, mix in the market information and go from there.

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Postby Bez! » Sun Mar 19, 2006 8:08 am

You know one of these days I am actually going to learn the names of all those warm weather breeds. :lol:

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Postby buckaroo_bif » Sun Mar 19, 2006 9:19 am

what do you raise way up yonder Bez!?
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Postby Bez! » Sun Mar 19, 2006 9:23 am

buckaroo_bif wrote:what do you raise way up yonder Bez!?


Red white faces with the dreaded horn disease - horns reduce the taste by 30% but increase the tenderness you know. :lol:

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Postby buckaroo_bif » Sun Mar 19, 2006 9:25 am

Bez! wrote:
buckaroo_bif wrote:what do you raise way up yonder Bez!?


Red white faces with the dreaded horn disease - horns reduce the taste by 30% but increase the tenderness you know. :lol:

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:lol: well no Bez! I didn't know that?
How is your weather situation up there have you had much moisture this winter???
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Postby Bez! » Sun Mar 19, 2006 9:28 am

buckaroo_bif wrote:
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buckaroo_bif wrote:what do you raise way up yonder Bez!?


Red white faces with the dreaded horn disease - horns reduce the taste by 30% but increase the tenderness you know. :lol:

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:lol: well no Bez! I didn't know that?
How is your weather situation up there have you had much moisture this winter???


It is about zero degrees F and snowing at present. The cows are laying out in the middle of the field on the snow and I am watching them - coffee in hand.

We have to do a little sorting today and then I might have to go over to a neighbour to help him with his animals - he is in the middle of calving and some of the girls got out - they are all in a fairly large bush - about 4 miles by 3 miles - give or take. He figures there will be at least 8 pairs in there and about 10 that could have popped over the past week.

Fortunately the weather has not dropped below minus 20 so calves will likely be fine.

Gonna' bait them with hay.

Another day in deep snow - yahoo. 8)

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Postby buckaroo_bif » Sun Mar 19, 2006 9:33 am

well at least you are getting some snow. we have had .40 inch precip since last october. the rain just circles around us and goes east north and south evertime.
glad to hear your calves are doing good. let me know if you need a hand and i'll come up and help you tag some ears on em.
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Postby Bez! » Sun Mar 19, 2006 9:37 am

buckaroo_bif wrote:well at least you are getting some snow. we have had .40 inch precip since last october. the rain just circles around us and goes east north and south evertime.
glad to hear your calves are doing good. let me know if you need a hand and i'll come up and help you tag some ears on em.


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Postby buckaroo_bif » Sun Mar 19, 2006 9:38 am

i got a few black calves now but i am having trouble finding some matching ears for em. you got any black ears?
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Postby Bez! » Sun Mar 19, 2006 9:43 am

buckaroo_bif wrote:i got a few black calves now but i am having trouble finding some matching ears for em. you got any black ears?


In fact I am almost afraid to admit this - but there are a few with black on them. Daughter number one likes her animals to be crossed with those dreaded and ohhhh so famous Black Angus.

So we tend to have a few pasture magpies in the herd. :lol:

Some day I will get her converted over to the true cattle breeds :lol: and out of the black stuff.

I am off to Yuma this coming April for a month and intend to hit a couple of the larger outfits down there. Ran across some horse and cattle folks when I met up with them at a penning demonstration late one night.

I look forward to seeing how the folks in the desert make a living on cactus and dead grass. All I ever see when I am working down there is donkeys, wild horses and really small coyotes.

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Postby buckaroo_bif » Sun Mar 19, 2006 9:48 am

I would like to know what they raise in Yuma too. Last time i was in Yuma me and a guy was sitting in a bar and the building started shaking and glasses and bottles went to rattling around. Next thing we knew everbody was running outside. So we looked at each other in amazement and followed them. Turned out it was an earthquake! heck I never been in an earthquake. El Centro California got hit pretty hard and we could feel it there in Yuma some 60 miles away. We were driving to Sand Diego the next day and portions of the freeway had just fell in the ground and sunk!
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Postby warpaint » Sun Mar 19, 2006 10:49 am

Heck, the last time I was in Yuma, was for desert training. Lived in a puptent for a month. Talk about gettin back to nature! 8)
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Postby buckaroo_bif » Sun Mar 19, 2006 10:50 am

warpaint wrote:Heck, the last time I was in Yuma, was for desert training. Lived in a puptent for a month. Talk about gettin back to nature! 8)


:shock: any earthquakes?
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Postby just learning » Sun Mar 19, 2006 11:55 am

thanks everyone for there advice muchly appreciated i will take a look at things and start small to see what happens and keep my fingers crossed this is something always wanted to try so i'll giver a go thanks again
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