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Re: Back Pasture Pictures

Postby greybeard » Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:06 pm

Do you have any problem with the fixed-in-place barrels collecting rainwater?
I hang mine so the opening is at an angle and they rarely get any rain in them, but when I had them sat down and stored last winter, they all filled up with rain.

I've seen trees killed by mineral that the cows dropped on the ground over time. Salt content I suspect.
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Re: Back Pasture Pictures

Postby pdfangus » Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:48 pm

Like greybeard, I used to hang mine and hung them with a cant toward the opening and out of the prevailing winds direction. that worked pretty well for us for several years...
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Re: Back Pasture Pictures

Postby Bright Raven » Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:59 pm

TT: If you want a feeder, I can bring you one back in the trailer when I take my bulls out to Fire Sweep.

GB: I don't have problems with the rain. I have them with their back toward where we get most of our weather - SW to NW.

Regarding trees. I could stand to lose a few. The white salt blocks are also an issue if not more so than the Vitaferm. Vitaferm has most of the minerals in a salt but probably not as bad as NaCl salt.
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Re: Back Pasture Pictures

Postby RanchMan90 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:43 pm

Bright Raven wrote: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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I see these feeders for sale locally for $75 mounted upright in a tire for more portable redneckery. May have to start building a few to supplement my income :D
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Re: Back Pasture Pictures

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:18 pm

Ron, great pictures. Cattle look really good. I used to use the 50 gal drum, but I had it hanging from a limb on the trees. Of course, I didn't really see any limbs to hang off. Doesn't seem to hurt the tree. Love that oak feeder.
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Re: Back Pasture Pictures

Postby cowgirl8 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:42 pm

Why do your trees have no leaves? Are these winter pictures?
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Re: Back Pasture Pictures

Postby Bright Raven » Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:50 pm

cowgirl8 wrote:Why do your trees have no leaves? Are these winter pictures?


Those were early spring. About April 1.
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Re: Back Pasture Pictures

Postby Bright Raven » Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:52 pm

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:Ron, great pictures. Cattle look really good. I used to use the 50 gal drum, but I had it hanging from a limb on the trees. Of course, I didn't really see any limbs to hang off. Doesn't seem to hurt the tree. Love that oak feeder.


Thanks Jeanne. My cows came through a mild winter. Good hay. Good pasture.
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