Cattle goals for the new yr and future

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Re: Cattle goals for the new yr and future

Post by Stocker Steve » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:48 am

[quote="True Grit Farms" Make no excuses for your cattle and before long you won't have to worry about making any.[/quote]

I was worried about not having any cattle left. :nod: So I went to the two strike rule.

Open is one strike, 7 years old is two strikes, so she is atta there w/o doing a hole bunch of fancy feed cost figurin. :cowboy:


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Re: Cattle goals for the new yr and future

Post by Bfields30 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:32 pm

My 4yr old brangus I got at the end of last yr calved a tigerstripe bull calf wish a heifer but happy for a calf on the ground second calf this yr.

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Re: Cattle goals for the new yr and future

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:42 am

Bfields30 wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:32 pm
My 4yr old brangus I got at the end of last yr calved a tigerstripe bull calf wish a heifer but happy for a calf on the ground second calf this yr.
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Re: Cattle goals for the new yr and future

Post by Bfields30 » Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:49 am

Had another cow calf last night brangus mom had a grey ish calf bought from sale barn as well as it’s another bull calf only bad thing has a white spot on its left side of his back. Guess i have to be grateful that the calf is healthy

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Re: Cattle goals for the new yr and future

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:19 am

Bfields30 wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:49 am
Had another cow calf last night brangus mom had a grey ish calf bought from sale barn as well as it’s another bull calf only bad thing has a white spot on its left side of his back. Guess i have to be grateful that the calf is healthy
Healthy is always a good thing. Congrats!
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Re: Cattle goals for the new yr and future

Post by Bfields30 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:27 am

So that cow the vet told me was open in February I woke up this morning and she had a calf little baldie about 55lbs maybe 60. Didn’t get to check it but hoping for a heifer check on after work but man I’m happy I almost sold her this weekend until I seen she was bagging up out of nowhere and this morning her bag is super nice looking full of milk.

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Re: Cattle goals for the new yr and future

Post by BC » Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:37 am

Bfields, you are wanting heifers and you need steers. From an economic stance it makes more sense to buy replacements. If you are a small breeder and save heifers , you are having to swap out bulls too often.

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Re: Cattle goals for the new yr and future

Post by Bfields30 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:40 am

I’ve had 3 bull calfs so far but this calf crop isn’t from my bull I just got. But I understand what you are saying.

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Re: Cattle goals for the new yr and future

Post by Bfields30 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:23 pm

My crazy tigerstripe heifer is going to the barn this week she likes to jump the fence when I’m not home and when I get home she jumps back in. So I have a guy from Emory sale barn coming to rope her this week she’s gonna be a good cow one day just not for me

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Re: Cattle goals for the new yr and future

Post by Stocker Steve » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:32 pm

Bfields30 My crazy tigerstripe heifer is going to the barn this week she likes to jump the fence when I’m not home and when I get home she jumps back in. [/quote wrote:
Sounds like you have her trained. :cowboy:

I had one that was only partially trained. She would jump out when I was gone, then walk over to the gate when she saw the truck coming. She never learned how to open the gate on her own...
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Re: Cattle goals for the new yr and future

Post by Bfields30 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:43 pm

Stocker Steve wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:32 pm
Bfields30 My crazy tigerstripe heifer is going to the barn this week she likes to jump the fence when I’m not home and when I get home she jumps back in. [/quote wrote:
Sounds like you have her trained. :cowboy:

I had one that was only partially trained. She would jump out when I was gone, then walk over to the gate when she saw the truck coming. She never learned how to open the gate on her own...
lol yeah right I’ll let someone else have fun with her she been exposed to my bull for two months as well but she prolly have even crazier calf lol. I’ll be happy when I get that check for her

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Re: Cattle goals for the new yr and future

Post by Bfields30 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:34 am

Bought a 3 yr old Hereford bred to Brahman bull morning from a guy dad I work with raised from headlines he was taking them to sell got lucky to grab one they were nice wish I coulda took them all home lol.

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Re: Cattle goals for the new yr and future

Post by Bfields30 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:43 am

Thoughts 4 month old today f1 bull calf thoughts debating on selling at 6 -8 months as bull . Or do I steer him and sell around 9-10 months. Born in feb nice calf he is on creep feed.
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Re: Cattle goals for the new yr and future

Post by Hippie Rancher » Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:24 pm

depends on your market. around here he would bring way more as a steer.

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Re: Cattle goals for the new yr and future

Post by Bfields30 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:30 pm

What’s latest age people steer ?

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