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Re: What kind of issues do you deal with in your area?

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:33 pm
by bball
Well, i feel pretty good after reading this... all I have trouble with is the occasional warm Coors light, not enough time for fishing, and the random stray cat!

Re: What kind of issues do you deal with in your area?

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:58 pm
by Dave
bball wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:33 pm
Well, i feel pretty good after reading this... all I have trouble with is the occasional warm Coors light, not enough time for fishing, and the random stray cat!
Not enough time to go fishing is a big one here. Too much work and not being as young as I once was is another. But all in all life is great. Living the dream.

Re: What kind of issues do you deal with in your area?

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:39 am
by greybeard
gcreekrch wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:10 pm
cowgal604 wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:11 pm

Have you been affected at all with the recent change with buying medicine for your herd? We can now only get a few things without seeing a vet. I can go and buy some selenium and some other vitamin like things but all drugs, antibiotics and such require a prescription from a vet. We used Resflour off label often, now I have to try and come up with some round about lie to get my hands on it. We actually use it to treat foot rot which is off label.

Time to get a different vet.
Sometimes, that doesn't change anything, as all the vets down in the US are all supposed to be following the same rules as of 2014 when the VFD thing came out..

Re: What kind of issues do you deal with in your area?

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:59 am
by gcreekrch
greybeard wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:39 am
gcreekrch wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:10 pm
cowgal604 wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:11 pm

Have you been affected at all with the recent change with buying medicine for your herd? We can now only get a few things without seeing a vet. I can go and buy some selenium and some other vitamin like things but all drugs, antibiotics and such require a prescription from a vet. We used Resflour off label often, now I have to try and come up with some round about lie to get my hands on it. We actually use it to treat foot rot which is off label.

Time to get a different vet.
Sometimes, that doesn't change anything, as all the vets down in the US are all supposed to be following the same rules as of 2014 when the VFD thing came out..
As they are here. Some carry their importance too far in order to charge their customers more.

Re: What kind of issues do you deal with in your area?

Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:44 pm
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
Yes, makes me appreciate my Upstate NY farm even more. No wolves, no bears (close), no Mexican buzzards, no feral hogs close by. Lots of large animal vets since we are 3rd largest dairy state. Just had retirement party for my "regular" vet since 1985. Many lg animal vets are in the same practice, and I will be having one of the partners as my "regular" vet - whom I have had here many, many times. Just stop in & get anything I ask for - except dog meds unless my dogs and been examined in past 12 months. I have gotten around that. When Paul, my reg vet has visited, I have asked him to "examine" my dog. He pet him & said he was healthy, and reported it to the small animal vet.
I do have occasional problem with Listeria because of my baleage. Know the signs and can save them if caught early.
Complaints: Long winter feeding - at least 6 months.
But, life is good. Play a lot more than I used to. Rarely do much "work" after dinner and try not to have "projects" on weekends.

Re: What kind of issues do you deal with in your area?

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:14 am
by TexasBred
HEAT and then HEAT but it probably affects me more than the cattle. They have grass, water and shade and a little "brimmer" in them so they handle it ok. Haven't lost a cow/calf to sickness of any kind in several years....the same for newborns. Buzzards are about the only concern when a cow is calving but I'm here during the daylight hours to try and ensure that they don't bother the cow and new calf. My heard is small so I'm sure that is one reason for the lack of problems.

Re: What kind of issues do you deal with in your area?

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:03 pm
by Foz682
Short grazing season, Usually feeding for 8+ months.
High trucking costs, includes high mileage costs for vets, mechanics, other services.
3+ hours to nearest sale barn, 6+ after that
Mud
Getting close to having a vet shortage, ours is 83.


Not really any big issues with disease or predators. Theft is not much of a problem. Weather is decent most of the year, pretty harsh in Feb/March though. We have a great farming community that helps each other out as much as possible.

Definitely not the most productive or efficient place to raise cattle, but wouldn't want to be anywhere different.

Re: What kind of issues do you deal with in your area?

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:52 pm
by cowgal604
Nesikep wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:43 am
Redgully wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:22 am
It's gone a bit silly here too, if i want a bottle of lutylise i have to get from vet. Used to be able to get from a.i. tech but they also have to get it from vet. Our biggest issue here is land prices, good productive country is around 20 000 an acre, just not worth it for cattle. Can go three hours east and pick it up for 1500 an acre but need 20 times as much land to run the same head IF you get rain. Better cropping and sheep country out there.
Land prices here aren't lower for sure, the best land in the area where you could conceivably make a living is probably in the 50K/ac range, which make it so you can't make a living on it!
Land here is insane. We just put in an offer for 19 acres in Langley, 2.4M. They declined the offer and want 2.5M. There isn't a single foot of fencing, not a driveway and a huge creek that runs down the middle. We have been making offers for weeks and nothing concrete yet. I don't know who they expect to but this 3M land off them.

Re: What kind of issues do you deal with in your area?

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:54 pm
by Caustic Burno
250 acres across the road from me just sold for 1900 an acre. Take another 1k an acre to clean it up. It’s clear cut pine plantation.

Re: What kind of issues do you deal with in your area?

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:05 pm
by cowgal604
gcreekrch wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:21 pm
Grizzlies
Wolves
Govt. Cockroaches and rules.
Distance to markets.
Packers who control us.
Help.
Weather. ( Not much we can do about that but work with it!)
Age
Hoarding cows...…………
Bleeding heart liberals and bunny huggers.

Can likely come up with more in time.

All but one of my neighbors is good but he likely thinks the same of me so we are even...……..
Hoarding cows is legit my biggest issue....

Re: What kind of issues do you deal with in your area?

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:26 pm
by Nesikep
cowgal604 wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:52 pm
Nesikep wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:43 am
Redgully wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:22 am
It's gone a bit silly here too, if i want a bottle of lutylise i have to get from vet. Used to be able to get from a.i. tech but they also have to get it from vet. Our biggest issue here is land prices, good productive country is around 20 000 an acre, just not worth it for cattle. Can go three hours east and pick it up for 1500 an acre but need 20 times as much land to run the same head IF you get rain. Better cropping and sheep country out there.
Land prices here aren't lower for sure, the best land in the area where you could conceivably make a living is probably in the 50K/ac range, which make it so you can't make a living on it!
Land here is insane. We just put in an offer for 19 acres in Langley, 2.4M. They declined the offer and want 2.5M. There isn't a single foot of fencing, not a driveway and a huge creek that runs down the middle. We have been making offers for weeks and nothing concrete yet. I don't know who they expect to but this 3M land off them.
I guess you're tied to that area for work?

Re: What kind of issues do you deal with in your area?

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:59 pm
by cowgal604
Nesikep wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:26 pm
cowgal604 wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:52 pm
Nesikep wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:43 am

Land prices here aren't lower for sure, the best land in the area where you could conceivably make a living is probably in the 50K/ac range, which make it so you can't make a living on it!
Land here is insane. We just put in an offer for 19 acres in Langley, 2.4M. They declined the offer and want 2.5M. There isn't a single foot of fencing, not a driveway and a huge creek that runs down the middle. We have been making offers for weeks and nothing concrete yet. I don't know who they expect to but this 3M land off them.
I guess you're tied to that area for work?
Yes. Work and family. I didn't marry a farmer, quiet the opposite. Surprised myself and my family and really put a kink in my 100 acres up north plan :lol: