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Re: What makes you a better cattleman?

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:00 am
by snoopdog
Spending time watching them, while they graze, nurse, drinking , eating hay . Observing their piles and what grasses did they eat and what they passed over. Where are they in the field and at what time. Don't fall into the shiny paint or brand loyalty syndrome, shop smart and buy undervalued equipment . Add all the value to your product you can, as inexpensively as you can. Keep records of EVERYTHING .

Re: What makes you a better cattleman?

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:24 pm
by Ridgefarmer63
True Grit Farms wrote:A working wife.

LOL

Re: What makes you a better cattleman?

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:07 am
by backhoeboogie
tdc_cattle wrote:I was hoping for some more specific things.


We all were too. You see things work, then they don't work for you.

You can do these right, work your tail off, and still fail at some things. You can have an accident and come out smelling like a rose too.

I've always made money on land. Every piece I have bought has been sold for profit.

I've won some and lost some with cattle. You cannot control weather and your destiny, but you can take measures.

People have said experience. Experience will always be the best teacher.

There is also luck.

Re: What makes you a better cattleman?

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:58 pm
by Dave
A fast horse, a good rope, and a hot branding iron..... oops, maybe 150 years too late for that to work. :D