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What I do to get ready for this year's feedlot cattle. Pics of the calves will be in a few days.

 

Fill the silo in September, clean the silo off in November, get the hay ready for the first few days, vaccinate and implant on Wednesday, and then hope they do well on regular feed.

I apologize for some pics out of order. The last three should be between the two videos to be in chronological order.

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We kept a steer over that wasn’t quite ready for slaughter. Cattle don’t feed well by themselves so I went to the Sylvan Grove salebarn. It is definitely not in the same league as Valentine!! I bought 5 critters, ranging from 390 to 825 pounds. Paid $1425 for the entire bunch. The only steer in the bunch turned into coyote bait. Paid $10 for him, but added to that with 30ml of Resflor. 
The rest of the bunch are doing great!

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46 minutes ago, Lazy WP said:

The only steer in the bunch turned into coyote bait. Paid $10 for him, but added to that with 30ml of Resflor. 

Curious if the coyotes ate him.

I've had chronics that coyotes wouldn't touch.

Coulda been the drugs, I dunno?!?

Buzzards were not that picky, ever.

Speaking of and assuming you were gone in the truck, did Lisa get to shoot any coyotes off him?

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38 minutes ago, sandhiller said:

Curious if the coyotes ate him.

I've had chronics that coyotes wouldn't touch.

Coulda been the drugs, I dunno?!?

Buzzards were not that picky, ever.

Speaking of and assuming you were gone in the truck, did Lisa get to shoot any coyotes off him?

She took him out Saturday afternoon. I told her to put him where it was a safe shot. Not like in the hills, we have to watch for the neighbors! Anyway I wasn’t paying attention, setting panels up and sorting other critters. That night, after DARK, I said what do you suppose the distance is to the bait? Ummm, 350 to 400 yards she says. Dang woman! The only riffle I have, that I am comfortable with that distance, is my 7mm Rem mag! 
So, no!

The blaze faced pony came from Shane Wobbig. 

This calf got knocked down in the truck and had a hip out for sure, if I would have saved the drugs, they would have gone after him. Hopefully we have enough ‘yote dogs around that are hungry to clean him up before the pooches from the house find him. 

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26 minutes ago, mike newman said:

...self explanatory  !!!

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Well they do eat the same stuff and it looks like dinner is on the table sooooooooooooo😄😆🤠

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1 hour ago, mike newman said:

...self explanatory  !!!

Mike

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I find that somewhat fitting tonight. Snow gets deep around here hence my cows have a barn to go in in winter. It makes it easier for me to feed. We got about 6 in last night another 5-8 forecast tonight and over a foot tomorrow. And it’s nothing but mud underneath 

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43 minutes ago, 1256pickett said:

I find that somewhat fitting tonight. Snow gets deep around here hence my cows have a barn to go in in winter. It makes it easier for me to feed. We got about 6 in last night another 5-8 forecast tonight and over a foot tomorrow. And it’s nothing but mud underneath 

...yeah....I belive  you   pickett !!!  ..in direct contrast to the heat down under, whilst rolling seed in, yesterday in the green machine.....

..although its the bloody pricks that want cattle numbers reduced that gets to me.....

Mike

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12 minutes ago, mike newman said:

although its the bloody pricks that want cattle numbers reduced that gets to me...

Most lately have been preaching ‘green house gas’. My argument for them is compare today with the late 1700s/early 1800s. Some historians  have buffalo numbering 60 million or more. Todays cattle herd is around 88 million. But todays cattle (based on diet and genetics) produce less ‘green house gas’ than a buffalo would have. So realistically we are even, but why is ‘green house gas’ a modern problem?

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3 hours ago, mike newman said:

...self explanatory  !!!

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I was at a feed lot building fence when a van load of the fools showed up. It got ugly real quick. They decided they needed to be somewhere else real fast.

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...I persuaded my brother in law, John Locke, to go for a ride on the Hereford's back....                                                               .....this was  quite some time gone...and he found the exercise  a lot less amusing  than  I did

...It was a good effort....just bareback, but I doubt that he lasted 8 seconds

..he is pictured,..... leaving .........

Mike

 

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On 11/17/2022 at 5:08 PM, 1256pickett said:

Most lately have been preaching ‘green house gas’. My argument for them is compare today with the late 1700s/early 1800s. Some historians  have buffalo numbering 60 million or more. Todays cattle herd is around 88 million. But todays cattle (based on diet and genetics) produce less ‘green house gas’ than a buffalo would have. So realistically we are even, but why is ‘green house gas’ a modern problem?

The problem is the UN, WEF and many others need to create a platform to brainwash the sheeple to obtain their great reset target, your assessment is correct

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13 hours ago, hardtail said:

The problem is the UN, WEF and many others need to create a platform to brainwash the sheeple to obtain their great reset target, your assessment is correct

Yes indeed, and INCLUDING those who proclaim themselves to be "EXPERTS ON EVERYTHING", along with L-word dominated academia, who depend on government funding to form their government approved opinions.

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A cowboy named Bud was overseeing his herd in a remote mountainous pasture in Montana when suddenly a brand-new BMW advanced toward him out of a cloud of dust.
The driver, a young man in a Brioni® suit, Gucci® shoes, RayBan® sunglasses and YSL® tie, leaned out the window and asked the cowboy, "If I tell you exactly how many cows and calves you have in your herd, will you give me a calf?"
Bud looks at the man, who obviously is a yuppie, then looks at his peacefully grazing herd and calmly answers, "Sure, why not?"
The yuppie parks his car, whips out his Dell® notebook computer, connects it to his Cingular RAZR V3® cell phone, and surfs to a NASA page on the Internet, where he calls up a GPS satellite to get an exact fix on his location which he then feeds to another NASA satellite that scans the area in an ultra-high-resolution photo.
The young man then opens the digital photo in Adobe Photoshop® and exports it to an image processing facility in Hamburg, Germany ...Within seconds, he receives an email on his Palm Pilot® that the image has been processed and the data stored. He then accesses an MS-SQL® database through an ODBC connected Excel® spreadsheet with email on his Blackberry® and, after a few minutes, receives a response.
Finally, he prints out a full-color, 150-page report on his hi-tech, miniaturized HP LaserJet® printer, turns to the cowboy and says, "You have exactly 1,586 cows and calves."
"That's right. Well, I guess you can take one of my calves," says Bud.
He watches the young man select one of the animals and looks on with amusement as the young man stuffs it into the trunk of his car.
Then Bud says to the young man, "Hey, if I can tell you exactly what your business is, will you give me back my calf?"
The young man thinks about it for a second and then says, "Okay, why not?"
"You're a Congressman for the U.S. Government", says Bud.
"Wow! That's correct," says the yuppie, "but how did you guess that?"
"No guessing required." answered the cowboy. "You showed up here even though nobody called you; you want to get paid for an answer I already knew, to a question I never asked. You used millions of dollars worth of equipment trying to show me how much smarter than me you are; and you don't know a thing about how working people make a living - or about cows, for that matter.
This is a herd of sheep. Now give me back my dog.
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...went out the back, today....totally unrelated job  to the stockmen .....who mustered in, over the last two days, 400 odd cows plus calves...Calf  marking  etc etc starts tomorrow,..Great weather...very warm  and after a wet spring you can see the girls have plenty of tucker.....as they are    ( 400 plus calves ...) all in the Stockyard holding paddock  ...although there is only a few pictured .....

Mike

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14 hours ago, sandhiller said:

"calf marking"

Anything like our branding?

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...No Jeff...fifty odd years  ago friend and I used to hunt deer on a remote West coast   beach type station....We used to help ''brand '' his calves...the old fashioned way

..that is  no longer acceptable in NZ

Yesterday   was  farm ear tag      NAIT  ear tag....Vitamin  B  injection....ring on the cobblers.... and a ''general ' drench.....

I believe that in your great country ..the word  ''cobblers ''  invokes thoughts of a bunch  of shoe makers......well we have moved on  with our lingual  evolution....and what we call cobblers ..I believe  you would say  ''balls ''

If in doubt  discuss this  development  , in depth, with @iowaboy1965  ...Thankyou ...:ph34r:

Mike

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35 minutes ago, mike newman said:

and what we call cobblers ..I believe  you would say  ''balls ''

Welp, beins we are exercising our linguistic muscles...........

What you call "cobblers", here is the Sandhills are "nuts"

"Balls" would be reserved for someone with temerity. 

Here also we still "cut with a knife" although some have experimented with "banding" what you call "ring around the cobblers"  😄     🤠

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