Silver wrote: ↑
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:15 pm
You're not getting it Brookhill. You are all caught up in the emotion, commotion and promotion. You are forgetting that these bulls reason for being is to produce beef that ends up on the hook. You need to understand that there are plenty of options for astute commercial breeders to attain cattle that are profitable. A high priced highly promoted bull is possibly a way, but is certainly not the only way. I think you need to get out and tour around a bit. Come up here and I can show you herds of commercial cattle that will open your eyes to a whole reality that you don't seem to know exists.
I get it Silver.
I'm all caught up in that PEDIGREE my friend, and what it can do for my operation.
Touring other operations is always important, when you think that you cannot learn anything, disaster usually strikes. However, SAV does run a big operation, and America is their best effort. I can get that best effort for $80 bucks. THAT's PEANUTS my friend. I could sell 50 America daughters in a blink of an eye at a premium right now if I had them to offer, I can't say that for 50 no name heifers. Selling is the name of the game, if you don't sell, what are you doing in the business?
I have a lot of other names in my herd that have never been mentioned here and that are NOT SAV. I just happen to like what SAV is doing the best.
As for real world cattle, ask anyone in Kentucky right now if their cattle are taking a BEATING and they will surely tell you yes. Our cattle are sitting out in deep mud, eating hay like crazy to stay warm, soaked for days on end, sometimes a week or more, with no let up, and temps in the low 30's I would be ecstatic if it were to go to 0 degrees and sunny, I would think we were finally getting relief. The weather we are dealing with right now is testing the Kentucky herd (all breeds) as they have probably not been tested before. I can only speak for my cattle, which are holding up like champs, they take anything that is thrown at them, they deal and adapt.
I guess that I have somehow painted a picture that our cattle live in a barn with a foot of straw and a pink bandana around their necks, with their own Youtube channel, that's not the case my friend, they get the crap beat out of them day in and day out, just like everyone else's cattle here in the Commonwealth, only difference is that I make sure they have good nutrition to deal with it, can't say that for some other producers here who are now feeding moldy hay to keep them alive.
"When someone tells you it can't be done, it's more a reflection of their limitations, not yours"