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Re: Rehoming

Postby Boot Jack Bulls » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:41 pm

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Son of Butch wrote:Rehoming is for Hippies.
When I buy or sell cattle it's for business reasons.



I see it as a term used by animal rights activist, by using it one is helping to support and spread their agenda. Since they are against animal agriculture I question why one involved in raising cattle would use the term, or support it's use.


I think more than anything, it is a carry over from Facebook. Since they do not allow the sale of animals on the program, any posts with certain words about sales and photos of animals will be flagged and removed. People who rely on it heavily for selling various livestock have gotten creative and now use term like "rehome" and "adopt" in place of "for sale" to circumvent the algorithm that will cause their post to go poof. Some people even sell ear tags or halters that come with free livestock, or saddles that come with free horses, or list horses or goats as lawn mowers, ect.
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Re: Rehoming

Postby boondocks » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:22 am

Allenw wrote:
Son of Butch wrote:Rehoming is for Hippies.
When I buy or sell cattle it's for business reasons.



I see it as a term used by animal rights activist, by using it one is helping to support and spread their agenda. Since they are against animal agriculture I question why one involved in raising cattle would use the term, or support it's use.


:lol: :lol: :lol: Oh please. It was meant as a lighthearted subject line. Honestly...
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Re: Rehoming

Postby boondocks » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:27 am

Boot Jack Bulls wrote:
Allenw wrote:
Son of Butch wrote:Rehoming is for Hippies.
When I buy or sell cattle it's for business reasons.



I see it as a term used by animal rights activist, by using it one is helping to support and spread their agenda. Since they are against animal agriculture I question why one involved in raising cattle would use the term, or support it's use.


I think more than anything, it is a carry over from Facebook. Since they do not allow the sale of animals on the program, any posts with certain words about sales and photos of animals will be flagged and removed. People who rely on it heavily for selling various livestock have gotten creative and now use term like "rehome" and "adopt" in place of "for sale" to circumvent the algorithm that will cause their post to go poof. Some people even sell ear tags or halters that come with free livestock, or saddles that come with free horses, or list horses or goats as lawn mowers, ect.


I don't ever look at FB sales (and have never listed anything there; wouldn't know how to), but I do see it used on Craigslist. I used it tongue in cheek here, just as a pithy subject line. Didn't intend to start a firestorm. Or any kind of storm. Hail, wind, rain, sheet.... :lol: Too many storms lately. I'm def anti-storm! ;-)
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Re: Rehoming

Postby wbvs58 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:28 am

I think it is a very appropriate term Boondocks. I have used it for my surplus cows. I am rolling over my cow herd very fast these days to make way for heifers coming through and I am often replacing cows after their 3rd calf. It gives me a young cow to sell and I hope that they find their way into another cow herd to live a long and productive life. I sell my best cows relying on my heifers and 2nd calvers to step up to the plate and produce the top calves. If you are going to improve I think you have to have faith in what is coming through rather than hanging on to the old girls. In a commercial operation I can see the reason in hanging onto the older reliable ones but when you are trying to improve your genetics I think you have to roll them over and have the nerve to see what you get.

Just looking at this group of calves mostly born in July, I have some ripper calves developing from my 2nd calvers.

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Re: Rehoming

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:08 am

"Ripper", not good, conjures up images of a guy named Jack.
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Re: Rehoming

Postby boondocks » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:53 pm

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:"Ripper", not good, conjures up images of a guy named Jack.

"Jack", not good, can be used in off-color jokes. :)
Anyone else playing?
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Re: Rehoming

Postby Nesikep » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:27 pm

Ken, I do think that your BEST cows probably won't be genetically outdated in their natural lifetime, that said, any average cow might as well get replaced with a younger cow. Also, sometimes it takes a while to find out what bull or breed works best with a particular cow, One of my best thankfully started off with a bull that really worked with her, so she was proven by the time I got a bull that didn't work with her, had it been the other way around I might have culled her and lost out in the long run
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Re: Rehoming

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:15 pm

boondocks wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:"Ripper", not good, conjures up images of a guy named Jack.

"Jack", not good, can be used in off-color jokes. :)
Anyone else playing?


Good catch, scratch Jack.
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Re: Rehoming

Postby callmefence » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:21 pm

boondocks wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:"Ripper", not good, conjures up images of a guy named Jack.

"Jack", not good, can be used in off-color jokes. :)
Anyone else playing?


I think you crossed the line with "off-color"
Wtf is that supposed to mean. You be lucky if your not banned.
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Re: Rehoming

Postby boondocks » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:41 pm

callmefence wrote:
boondocks wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:"Ripper", not good, conjures up images of a guy named Jack.

"Jack", not good, can be used in off-color jokes. :)
Anyone else playing?


I think you crossed the line with "off-color"
Wtf is that supposed to mean. You be lucky if your not banned.

I didn't give you much to work with. Well-played ;)
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