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Re: Green as it gets

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:01 pm
by kd4au
ALACOWMAN wrote:
Craig Miller wrote:
kd4au wrote:Just out of curiosity how many acres per pair do you run and what time of year do you calf?


Me and dad were at a pair per acre. I have sold most of mine off for different reasons and the grass looks great this year. We are probably at a pair to and acre and 3/4.
I'm not at full potential,,couple hundred acres, 45 head.. 50 I use for hay and weaned heifers....

I'm running about a pair per two acres. In a wet year like this summer I have more than enough grass to graze and make hay. Last year and the first of this year it was a few to many and grass got short. I have both fall and spring(late winter) calving seasons. I guess there is no set per acre rate we can go by, just have to adjust with the rainfall. Thanks for the responses.

Re: Green as it gets

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:01 pm
by Caustic Burno
Ol' 243 wrote:
Caustic Burno wrote:Looks like the OP was one and done on this one.


Isn't that annoying? Must be out brimmer chasin'.


Probably if he had bought Angus all he would have to do is find the nearest water hole. :lol:

Re: Green as it gets

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:07 pm
by 1982vett
Caustic Burno wrote:Looks like the OP was one and done on this one.

Not sure I'd want to continue either...... :lol2:

Re: Green as it gets

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:09 pm
by ALACOWMAN
Never had any luck chasin them... But They had no trouble chasing me.... :cowboy:

Re: Green as it gets

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:28 pm
by snoopdog
Caustic Burno wrote:
Ol' 243 wrote:
Caustic Burno wrote:Looks like the OP was one and done on this one.


Isn't that annoying? Must be out brimmer chasin'.


Probably if he had bought Angus all he would have to do is find the nearest water hole. :lol:

You two sackdraggin cotton pickers crack me up!

Re: Green as it gets

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:52 am
by BigBear
Rafter S wrote:
HDRider wrote:
Rafter S wrote:



I like these for mineral... Cows like them too...


Thank you for posting that. I have some of those too, but clean forgot to mention it this morning.


Where do you guys get those? I'm looking for something better than a chopped up 55 gal plastic barrel and I like the way those are designed.

Re: Green as it gets

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:20 pm
by Rafter S
I got mine at Producers Co-op in Bryan. It's a feed store, but it's a big one.

Re: Green as it gets

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:20 pm
by HDRider
BB,
I see them at different places that sell cattle panels and stuff like that. I see them at feed stores. Some cost more than others. Some are better than others. I think Tractor Supply has them.

Looks like Amazon sells them...
https://www.amazon.com/Behlen-Country-2 ... for+cattle

Re: Green as it gets

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:48 pm
by BigBear
HDRider wrote:BB,
I see them at different places that sell cattle panels and stuff like that. I see them at feed stores. Some cost more than others. Some are better than others. I think Tractor Supply has them.

Looks like Amazon sells them...
https://www.amazon.com/Behlen-Country-2 ... for+cattle


Thanks HD!

Re: Green as it gets

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:43 am
by boondocks
BigBear wrote:
HDRider wrote:BB,
I see them at different places that sell cattle panels and stuff like that. I see them at feed stores. Some cost more than others. Some are better than others. I think Tractor Supply has them.

Looks like Amazon sells them...
https://www.amazon.com/Behlen-Country-2 ... for+cattle


Thanks HD!

Some like that style come with a container on top to pour fly stuff (permethrin eg) in, then it wicks to a pad on the underside of the lid. (SO when the cows bump the lid up with their heads, the treatment gets on them and decreases face flies). It ups the price and they break off or stop working quickly so don't bother upgrading to that style.

Re: Green as it gets

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:39 pm
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
Great mineral feeders. Several different companies make similar product.
Get/make FACILITIES first. Sell some/most/all of cattle you have. Hopefully, your "buddy" will be a lot of help. He should know if they are worth "building up".