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Postby Bright Raven » Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:37 pm

I got the sixteen bred cows on the back 30. Each one AI bred to calve Sept/October 2017.

I rough clipped them yesterday, and poured them with Ultra Boss. Calves were pulled off last week via fenceline weaning. Their body condition scores are high now, but grass back there is nothing as good as it has been in previous springs.

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Postby Bright Raven » Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:51 pm

I have two of the barrel mineral feeders out back there and an oaken trough feeder covered with a tin roof on skids. I use Vitafirm Conceptaid. So they have 3 stations where they can lick. At each station, I also put out white salt blocks. I was having trouble keeping the lower strap on the barrel until I slotted the barrel. I know what you are thinking. The cows will rub on these and tear them off the tree. It hasn't happened and this is my second year using the barrels. I do put up those 2x6 boards to add support.

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Re: Back Pasture Pictures

Postby RanchMan90 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:10 pm

I like the feeders, that's a good idea. Cows look a little thin though :lol: jk
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Postby ddd75 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:59 pm

lookin good
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Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:33 pm

I'm glad that's your back 30 if you're going to distribute minerals in such a fashion.
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Postby Bigfoot » Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:16 pm

I always enjoy when you post pictures.

I talked the Vitaferm guy this week on the phone for about 30 minutes. It kinda sounds high in a way, but probably only breaks down to an extra $30 per cow. That's cheap, if my cows aren't getting what they need.

I did my mineral feeders the same way for year. I think the foot traffic is what did it, but I killed every tree I ever strapped one to. I still think about going back to that way though.
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Re: Back Pasture Pictures

Postby Bright Raven » Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:38 pm

Bigfoot wrote:I always enjoy when you post pictures.

I talked the Vitaferm guy this week on the phone for about 30 minutes. It kinda sounds high in a way, but probably only breaks down to an extra $30 per cow. That's cheap, if my cows aren't getting what they need.

I did my mineral feeders the same way for year. I think the foot traffic is what did it, but I killed every tree I ever strapped one to. I still think about going back to that way though.


Thanks. I like natural cattle pictures. I was very happy today watching my cows all in a line walking that path. It amazes me how mankind has domesticated cows, horses, dogs, cats, chickens, pigs, etc. It thrills me to manage the lives of these big animals. I don't think there is much I would rather do at this point in my life.
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Re: Back Pasture Pictures

Postby FlyingLSimmentals » Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:55 am

Pretty Place and the Cows look Good, Ron. Needing a new Mineral Feeder, I might just hillbilly one up as well :) . Having a hard time finding the one I like. Most of the low profile bull mineral feeders our cows keep finding ways to take the clip off.
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Postby Bigfoot » Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:04 am

FlyingLSimmentals wrote:Pretty Place and the Cows look Good, Ron. Needing a new Mineral Feeder, I might just hillbilly one up as well :) . Having a hard time finding the one I like. Most of the low profile bull mineral feeders our cows keep finding ways to take the clip off.


Same barrel with about 120 pounds of concrete in it works good to. Hadn't had one turned over yet.
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Re: Back Pasture Pictures

Postby talltimber » Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:47 am

Probably cost someone quite a bit of time/money to get/keep it looking like that, but I swear there is not much prettier than a nice woods pasture like that. Good job.

Around here there would be more limbs/stumps than you could pick up or clean out, or at least than I'm willing to take care of.
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Re: Back Pasture Pictures

Postby Bright Raven » Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:54 am

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:I'm glad that's your back 30 if you're going to distribute minerals in such a fashion.


TT. I got this too. I put the barrels out to provide some mineral when the cows are lounging in the trees. Kinda of a "fast food concept".

Here is my mineral feeder. I hauled that fro Monet Missouri, Main Street Feeds. Made of OAK. Built like a battle ship. $250 bucks. I am going to get another one when I go back out.

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Re: Back Pasture Pictures

Postby Dogs and Cows » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:26 am

Wow...that is really pretty in those woods!!!

I've been using the same mineral feeder style for 3 years with great results.
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Re: Back Pasture Pictures

Postby gizmom » Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:03 am

Cattle look good and you have a beautiful place. I sure wish we had a few of those trees!
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Re: Back Pasture Pictures

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:14 am

Bright Raven wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:I'm glad that's your back 30 if you're going to distribute minerals in such a fashion.


TT. I got this too. I put the barrels out to provide some mineral when the cows are lounging in the trees. Kinda of a "fast food concept".

Here is my mineral feeder. I hauled that fro Monet Missouri, Main Street Feeds. Made of OAK. Built like a battle ship. $250 bucks. I am going to get another one when I go back out.

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Think you might want to bring me one? Not the blue barrel, the oak feeder.
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Re: Back Pasture Pictures

Postby pdfangus » Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:25 am

i just posted some photos from over the weekend of my little place on my blog.

I don't have this years heifers yet...I normally raise a few for the neighbor.

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