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What makes you a better cattleman?

Postby tdc_cattle » Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:55 pm

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.
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Re: What makes you a better cattleman?

Postby ALACOWMAN » Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:59 pm

I'll let you know, when I'm on my death bed... :D
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Re: What makes you a better cattleman?

Postby cowgirl8 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:12 pm

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
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Re: What makes you a better cattleman?

Postby Brute 23 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:20 pm

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.
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Re: What makes you a better cattleman?

Postby True Grit Farms » Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:23 pm

A working wife.
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Re: What makes you a better cattleman?

Postby Rafter S » Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:39 pm

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.
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Re: What makes you a better cattleman?

Postby slick4591 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:39 pm

Losing money.
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Re: What makes you a better cattleman?

Postby Bright Raven » Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:44 pm

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.

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Re: What makes you a better cattleman?

Postby Dave » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:26 pm

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.
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Re: What makes you a better cattleman?

Postby cow pollinater » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:29 pm

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.
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Re: What makes you a better cattleman?

Postby Ol' 243 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:08 pm

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 _____!
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Re: What makes you a better cattleman?

Postby callmefence » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:45 pm

Dangedest thing. I keep hearing a baby crying.
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Re: What makes you a better cattleman?

Postby 5S Cattle » Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:27 pm

Learning the hard way
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Re: What makes you a better cattleman?

Postby A.J. » Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:39 pm

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!
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Re: What makes you a better cattleman?

Postby tdc_cattle » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:04 am

I was hoping for some more specific things.
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