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What makes you a better cattleman?

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:55 pm
by tdc_cattle
What are steps your taking to make yourself a better cattleman? One of the steps I've taken recently is planting more warm season grasses and cover crops to graze.

Re: What makes you a better cattleman?

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:59 pm
by ALACOWMAN
I'll let you know, when I'm on my death bed... :D

Re: What makes you a better cattleman?

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:12 pm
by cowgirl8
You get on a forum, like this one, and do everything these guys tell you to do because there is more wisdom in here than most of us have in our little finger....................lol

Re: What makes you a better cattleman?

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:20 pm
by Brute 23
Keeping good records and spreadsheets on costs. Not just talling what came in and what went out. I think you are in the minority if you do that.

Re: What makes you a better cattleman?

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:23 pm
by True Grit Farms
A working wife.

Re: What makes you a better cattleman?

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:39 pm
by Rafter S
cowgirl8 wrote:You get on a forum, like this one, and do everything these guys tell you to do because there is more wisdom in here than most of us have in our little finger....................lol


And more bull**** than they have at the OKC stockyards.

Re: What makes you a better cattleman?

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:39 pm
by slick4591
Losing money.

Re: What makes you a better cattleman?

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:44 pm
by Bright Raven
cowgirl8 wrote:You get on a forum, like this one, and do everything these guys tell you to do because there is more wisdom in here than most of us have in our little finger....................lol


I had to laugh at that. But you should behave.

Bad Linda. Bad Linda.

Re: What makes you a better cattleman?

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:26 pm
by Dave
Winning the lottery.

But reality is finding your unfair advantage and exploiting it. Everybody, every area has one. So figuring out what yours is and taking advantage of it is what will pay.

Re: What makes you a better cattleman?

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:29 pm
by cow pollinater
Being a better cattleman is easy. Go watch your cows. Figure out what you should do next based on what you see.
Being a better businessman in the cow business is a little more complicated.
I've known lots and lots of managers that were fantastic at giving the cows what they need but couldn't make it pencil out to save their azz and that's why they were managers and not owners. If you're going to be in the business for yourself you have to make the cows happy AND make it pencil.

Re: What makes you a better cattleman?

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:08 pm
by Ol' 243
cowgirl8 wrote:You get on a forum, like this one, and do everything these guys tell you to do because there is more wisdom in here than most of us have in our little finger....................lol


You are a _____!

Re: What makes you a better cattleman?

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:45 pm
by callmefence
Dangedest thing. I keep hearing a baby crying.

Re: What makes you a better cattleman?

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:27 pm
by 5S Cattle
Learning the hard way

Re: What makes you a better cattleman?

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:39 pm
by A.J.
Learning from my mistakes and the mistakes of others. I try not to make the same mistake twice. I'm pretty good at making all new ones on a regular basis!

Re: What makes you a better cattleman?

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:04 am
by tdc_cattle
I was hoping for some more specific things.