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Re: Shot in the Dark

Posted: Sun May 13, 2018 4:23 pm
by slick4591
Do you think Nesi would pay my air fare? ;)

Re: Shot in the Dark

Posted: Sun May 13, 2018 8:40 pm
by kenny thomas
Or I could just pick them up for you. I'm closer plus they would be going north so it should be cooler.

Re: Shot in the Dark

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 7:19 am
by slick4591
kenny thomas wrote:Or I could just pick them up for you. I'm closer plus they would be going north so it should be cooler.


Now that's a great offer! Guess I'll stay with the night plan tho as I still want to go thru them myself. They have not all been bred to the same bull and I want a say in the choices. Thanks for the offer, Kenny!

Re: Shot in the Dark

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 7:29 pm
by Boot Jack Bulls
I agree with running at night. Bring a cheapo box fan, ext cord and adapter with. If you need to stop for more than a few minutes, put the fan on to at least move the air a bit. FYI, any person in the show cattle world will advise against hauling with a wet hide. There is a reason they always blow cattle dry after washing, and it's not just to train hair. A wet hair coat will actually trap heat and cause a rise in body temp.

Re: Shot in the Dark

Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:19 am
by slick4591
Still trying to gear up for this trip and it looks like it'll be after the first of August. I'm now looking at four heifers instead of the two as a former customer of mine want me to haul two for him. Around Jackson, MS is about the halfway point and I've found two stock yards that'll overnight my heifers, so I'm looking at two days on the return trip. Anyone have any experience with Tadlock Stock Yard in Forest, MS or Meridian Stock Yard?

Re: Shot in the Dark

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:09 am
by Supa Dexta
You're picking up cattle where its already hot? They'll be cooler in the shade of a trailer with the air moving. I don't follow.

Re: Shot in the Dark

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:26 pm
by slick4591
Supa Dexta wrote:You're picking up cattle where its already hot? They'll be cooler in the shade of a trailer with the air moving. I don't follow.


I'll pick these heifers up pretty soon after they are confirmed bred, so I'm doing my best to lessen the amount of stress.