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Daughter's herd

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:27 pm
by Boot Jack Bulls
This is the herd I have assembled so far for my daughter. The middle one pictured is Carrousel Roxy, a 13 year old pb Limi daughter of Wulfs Fanfare. To the right is her daughter, Boot Jack Camaro, a 4 year old pb Limi sired by my Titan bull. The one on the left is JFCC Judy, a yearling pb Red Angus sired by my Silverado bull. All three came in for a rare snack before getting turned in with a lim-flex bull. I think for a 4 year-old, my daughter has quite a nice herd started!
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Re: Daughter's herd

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:43 pm
by ALACOWMAN
Hope she don't sell em , and blow it all at Walmart..

Re: Daughter's herd

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:05 pm
by Boot Jack Bulls
ALACOWMAN wrote:Hope she don't sell em , and blow it all at Walmart..
Luckily, I don't think that will ever be an issue! She also has two good rope horses (albeit old ones!), a pair of Boer goats and has laid claim to one of my cattle dogs. She wants to get some chickens next. She spends more time with her stock than most adults who earn a living at farming! I always joke she is my little future NALF board president!

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Re: Daughter's herd

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:48 pm
by Son of Butch
Boot Jack Bulls wrote:She spends more time with her stock than most adults who earn a living at farming!
I always joke she is my little future NALF board president!

Having had everything handed to her, she'll probably grow up to be P.E.T.A. fundraiser for life. :banana:

Re: Daughter's herd

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:52 am
by greatgerts
Son of Butch wrote:
Boot Jack Bulls wrote:She spends more time with her stock than most adults who earn a living at farming!
I always joke she is my little future NALF board president!

Having had everything handed to her, she'll probably grow up to be P.E.T.A. fundraiser for life. :banana:


Then I guess he needs to send her out to get a job to pay him for those animals.

Re: Daughter's herd

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:55 am
by Boot Jack Bulls
greatgerts wrote:
Son of Butch wrote:
Boot Jack Bulls wrote:She spends more time with her stock than most adults who earn a living at farming!
I always joke she is my little future NALF board president!

Having had everything handed to her, she'll probably grow up to be P.E.T.A. fundraiser for life. :banana:


Then I guess he needs to send her out to get a job to pay him for those animals.

Not sure if you all are joking or not, but to clear up a couple of things.... She is four, those pictures were all taken in the last six months. If you can't tell from them that she earns her stock, I can't help you.

Re: Daughter's herd

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:20 am
by slick4591
Boot Jack Bulls wrote:
greatgerts wrote:
Son of Butch wrote:Having had everything handed to her, she'll probably grow up to be P.E.T.A. fundraiser for life. :banana:


Then I guess he needs to send her out to get a job to pay him for those animals.

Not sure if you all are joking or not, but to clear up a couple of things.... She is four, those pictures were all taken in the last six months. If you can't tell from them that she earns her stock, I can't help you.


I have grand kids that haven't taken any interest in the cows so far, but if and when they do I'll make sure they have an animal of their own as long as they stay with the program.

Re: Daughter's herd

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:25 am
by farmerjan
I think you are doing a good job, with, and for her. At 4 there are some things that a parent is supposed to help them with. Getting started with a couple of cows is one that I admire. I like that you aren't spending thousands on a "show animal" that will get sold for a crazy high price and not teaching her anything about the realities of farming. I am assuming that she realizes that some get eaten, and that some die. a 13 yr old cow is one that will have to be culled sooner rather than later, maybe for non breeding. I think that you are giving her a start while I don't think you are sugar coating what life is all about. If she has to help take care of them, and sees the day to day of it, then you are giving her a priceless part of yourself and a life she should always respect.

Buying her or letting her inherit a good cow, or a roping horse or something is alot better than the electronic crap that the kids are all so "into" nowadays. I am sure that you will teach her the money aspect of it and maybe even make her "contibute" to their room and board; by making her pay with a steer calf sold, or totaling her "work" as part payment for their upkeep. There are alot of ways to teach a child that things are not free and still give them a healthy start to their own future.

Re: Daughter's herd

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:37 am
by Farm Fence Solutions
As long as my kid keeps it up, the purpose of my existence is to help her get to where she wants to go. I’d like for her to have the opportunity to be successful from a young age, and I’d like for her to define what that success is....not fall in line with popular opinion.
Nothing wrong with giving a kid a start. My dad gave me the gift of a strong work ethic, and I’m also blessed that my father in law gave me a $10k equipment upgrade for Christmas nearly 15 years ago. Both of those gifts set us on a path to what I see as success.

Re: Daughter's herd

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:59 am
by ALACOWMAN
Boot Jack Bulls wrote:
greatgerts wrote:
Son of Butch wrote:Having had everything handed to her, she'll probably grow up to be P.E.T.A. fundraiser for life. :banana:


Then I guess he needs to send her out to get a job to pay him for those animals.

Not sure if you all are joking or not, but to clear up a couple of things.... She is four, those pictures were all taken in the last six months. If you can't tell from them that she earns her stock, I can't help you.
my post was kidding for sure...I think y'all are doing great...bringing her up right..

Re: Daughter's herd

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:06 am
by True Grit Farms
Helping and giving is one thing, but to think a 4 year-old can earn something is beyond me.

Re: Daughter's herd

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:05 pm
by Son of Butch
Boot Jack Bulls wrote:
ALACOWMAN wrote:Hope she don't sell em , and blow it all at Walmart..

She also...... has laid claim to one of my cattle dogs.

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Well it does appear she's into rescuing dogs that she must think is from an unfit owner. :)
P.E.T.A. could be in her future when she sets them all free.

Just bustin' your chops a little... 4 year olds can do no wrong.

Re: Daughter's herd

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:07 pm
by Boot Jack Bulls
Thanks for all the comments! As most of you can tell, this little lady is my world and I'm am beyond blessed that she loves her livestock. I will do whatever I can to ensure she becomes a confident, well rounded woman. She is more help than most can fathom of some one her age. If I move stock, she is on horseback helping. She has her own small pails to use at feeding time. She follows the goats on the chariot to keep them moving lap after lap. She has been in the barn every day since she was about a week old. My parents gave me similar stock to start with, and I am happy to give her this starter herd. Again, thanks for all your insightful and kind words!

Re: Daughter's herd

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:51 am
by Franke
Great way to start her off. Get them hooked young and they will stay with it for life.

Re: Daughter's herd

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:10 am
by ddd75
very nice.

my 5 yr olds cow just had a calf so he has 2 now.. my 3 year old has a heifer now.