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Re: Gizmom and the Boss great adventure

Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:20 pm
by True Grit Farms
That's a very powerful video.

Re: Gizmom and the Boss great adventure

Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:10 pm
by elkwc
Thanks for the video. That was great.

Re: Gizmom and the Boss great adventure

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:19 am
by gizmom
There is another thread asking if you can make it in the cattle business. I think Aaron and his family is the perfect example that yes you can. It isn't easy it takes hard work and dedication, you sure can't be a snowflake and expect to survive in the cattle business. But the lifestyle is worth the sacrifices. I highly recommend a stop at Strommen if your in ND.


Gizmom

Re: Gizmom and the Boss great adventure

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:01 pm
by wildcat2154
Gizmon,

How was SAV?

Also sent you a PM on 2 bulls you mentioned at origen

Re: Gizmom and the Boss great adventure

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:30 pm
by gizmom
Wildcat

I didn't get your PM. We spent 7 hours looking at cattle today, I can honestly say I didn't see a bad one. IMPRESSIVE!

Gizmom

Re: Gizmom and the Boss great adventure

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:18 pm
by wildcat2154
No worries, I resent it.

That's a lot of cattle to go through. Glad it went well.

Re: Gizmom and the Boss great adventure

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:44 pm
by elkwc
I've liked the SAV bred cattle I've seen but there isn't too many of them in this area yet. Not sure why. It seems most every breeder around here must order semen from the same source and when they head north to buy bulls they often buy from other sources. And some of them are real good cattle also. I just like the soundness, depth and muscling I've seen on their cattle.

Re: Gizmom and the Boss great adventure

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:07 pm
by gizmom
I will post just a few photos that we took today. I admit most of the I can't tell you much other than nice cow, I just about got tired of saying wow I really like her! That is a pretty darn good problem to have. the

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Boss looking at I think President

Some folks get real excited about meeting artist my Rock Star is a good bull! I met my Rock Star today got to tell him thanks for all those really nice babies I have running around at Gizmo, and also thank him for the ones that will be arriving in the next 6 weeks! I do believe I made the old man blush

Not every day you get to give your hero a back rub! This is SAV Reource 1441

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This ole girl was in happy cow land!

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He is a stud!

gizmom

Re: Gizmom and the Boss great adventure

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:26 am
by wbvs58
Gizmon, what is the arrangement with visiting these farms? Do you join a group tour or just ring up and make an appointment. They must get very busy showing people around. I know many people from Australia visit and have their photo taken at the SAV sign at the gate.

I don't think I could handle it, my brain would get so confused with all the bulls to look at.

Ken

Re: Gizmom and the Boss great adventure

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:57 am
by gizmom
When we planned this trip we called each of the ranches we visited to schedule a tour. We know how busy we get at the farm so wanted to be sure we scheduled and didn't just pop in. The AI studs we did the same thing. Bottom line showing cattle to potential customers is just good business. Bob told us yesterday that this time of year he was giving tours 5 to 6 days a week. My brain was fried last night I had so many numbers running through my head. This was the last of our planned farm visits, it has been awesome.

Gizmom

Re: Gizmom and the Boss great adventure

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:03 am
by elkwc
Again thanks for the info and pics. Really like the bulls. The kind that are hard to find around here. Great cow country also.

Re: Gizmom and the Boss great adventure

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:37 pm
by farmboy80
:clap: just watched video on strromen ranch you posted. Awesome video from a awesome family! He really summed it up at the end, by saying that our kids are the best products we will ever produce. That really puts everything into prospective. Life gets busy and we get caught up in it, but we just need to remember our kids/family are the most important thing in our lives. Job well done on the video! !

Re: Gizmom and the Boss great adventure

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:09 pm
by gizmom
I found the video on their web site and felt the same, he and his wife just put it into words better than I would ever be able to do.

Gizmom

Re: Gizmom and the Boss great adventure

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:20 am
by Dogs and Cows
Gizmom...thanks for the trip reports and photos. I have enjoyed looking at them.

Tim

Re: Gizmom and the Boss great adventure

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:24 am
by talltimber
Yes. Thank you