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On ‎11‎/‎30‎/‎2019 at 3:06 PM, sandhiller said:

Mike, I see you have a few with the "coyote killer" option. What do you have for predators over there that would bother a calving cow or young calf?

...no , not really........Pigs will deal   to lambs   , especially early lambs on high country, as the ewes lambing, the pigs are getting a mite hungry.....thus the  after birth leads to the bloody pigs chewing up the lambs....Have shot quite a few , usually   large  old boars   ,  using spotlight  and a 264   Winchester.......(my spotlighting calibre   when I could easily   heft the weight of that rifle. spotlight   etc    :) ),,,now, times have changed .......as have my "go to "   rifle

WE don't have any  predators in NZ ..like you folk have over there.......(apart from the Greens    and Labour Socialists    party...)..in fact all  mammals    in New Zealand    have been introduced..........and , yes, those   horns should  have been removed earlier ...sigh

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Sounds like your most dangerous "predators" are of the two legged variety. Too bad you can't................well better not go there. Just have to take it out on the pigs, they are bad enough. I am glad that is one thing we do not have in big numbers. 

Like usual I think you taught me something. I take it ewes don't eat their "cleanings" like most cows do. Never having had anything but cows, never thought about other critters. With cows I am sure it is a part of their survival instinct that goes back a long ways. 

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Finished fall vaccination's last weekend and weaned the spring calves weather has cooperated and they all look good. We went to banding at weaning 6 years ago and it has bumped up weaning weights on the steers about 30 pounds . It doesn't seem to stress them near as much as the knife did , they mope around the first day and by the second day they are at the trough eating, been pretty happy with it so far.

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Think there was a thread about Burger kings all grass burger or some such nonsense. Couldn't find it so I thought I would throw this up on the cattle thread😃

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2 hours ago, sandhiller said:

Think there was a thread about Burger kings all grass burger or some such nonsense. Couldn't find it so I thought I would throw this up on the cattle thread😃

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....well ......I guess consumption of the  "Impossible Whopper..... will ramp up the "whopper "   stats........Obesity is a rapidly    ''growing ''   issue ....even here in NZ......so anyone chewing on those  ''pseudo  pretend ''burgers will  see a few extra wrinkles on the belly.........Whoopee    do!!.........another victory for stupidity...sigh

Mike

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3 hours ago, sandhiller said:

Think there was a thread about Burger kings all grass burger or some such nonsense. Couldn't find it so I thought I would throw this up on the cattle thread😃

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Well ain't that a fine cauldron of chemicals!

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I had a calf born yesterday that I never did get to see nurse. Of course I couldn't be out there all day.  Checked on him when I fed hay this afternoon and his gut felt drawn up and empty. Decided I had better intervene. I put momma in the chute and the calf didnt have any idea what to do. Wound up milking her some and put it in a bottle. Eventually got him to take it and he drank all I milked. I turned him back to momma and he found a teat and went to town. It's nice when things workout. 20191215_170825.thumb.jpg.26445f5eea107ebd29f1d4e40e5287fb.jpg

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On 12/10/2019 at 4:23 PM, sandhiller said:

Think there was a thread about Burger kings all grass burger or some such nonsense. Couldn't find it so I thought I would throw this up on the cattle thread😃

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Pick of the pops at the UN Madrid conference

"UN bureaucrats chow down on burgers – while attacking meat"

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/12/16/un-bureaucrats-chow-down-on-burgers-while-attacking-meat/

" So ban meat, it is, especially beef. But what do you suppose was the big seller for anyone looking for lunch at the UN climate conference? Burger King! Delicious all-meat American burgers, with not a single one of Burger King’s latest meatless Whoppers in sight. "

"The Hypocritical Oath" on full display

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....youngest   grandson....with one of the calves..........could never eat that one...sigh

 

Mike

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On ‎12‎/‎16‎/‎2019 at 3:59 PM, Rusty shackleford said:

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...one of Rusty's   psychedelic   cattle.........What did you feed it on ???........uranium    enriched hippy nuts ??........(No, not ''hippy's nuts ")....first up thought you might have skinned it with a hand grenade....weird eh

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6 hours ago, mike_newman said:

...one of Rusty's   psychedelic   cattle.........What did you feed it on ???........uranium    enriched hippy nuts ??........(No, not ''hippy's nuts ")....first up thought you might have skinned it with a hand grenade....weird eh

Mike

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The latest "surprise" we had here a couple days ago. Supposed to be done calving but had to have one on the coldest night of the year lol. She was sure loving it in the hotbox that night

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Anticipation!!! These girls are getting impatient waiting for the crippled cow to come down the hill before I cake them. Gotta make sure the old girl gets her share too. 

 

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This is the outfit I'm using now. Feeding 650# a day. Hope to get a motor swapped into another pickup before Christmas so I can use the 1000# caker on a dedicated cakin' pickup.

 

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8 hours ago, sandhiller said:

 

Anticipation!!! These girls are getting impatient waiting for the crippled cow to come down the hill before I cake them. Gotta make sure the old girl gets her share too. 

 

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This is the outfit I'm using now. Feeding 650# a day. Hope to get a motor swapped into another pickup before Christmas so I can use the 1000# caker on a dedicated cakin' pickup.

 

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Cakin? Is that a pellet mix? I've never heard that term before. Pellets are a popular option for guys short on feed, and cheaper option than grain

Nice looking girls too lol

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3 hours ago, db1486 said:

Cakin? Is that a pellet mix? I've never heard that term before. Pellets are a popular option for guys short on feed, and cheaper option than grain

Nice looking girls too lol

May be a local term. All I've ever heard it called. We feed a protein supplement to help cows digest the winter grass and/or hay fed when the snow gets too deep to graze alone. It comes in a 7/8 or 1 inch "cube". Our grass is pretty good but needs a little help to balance out the cows needs. I am breeding fall calving cows now so they are getting spoiled a bit😁

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Now, my replacement heifers are up on South Dakota winter range and that grass is so damn good all they need is salt and a little mineral and they are fat and shiny growin like weeds. Love that SD grass!

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I give them a little cake when I see them just too keep them coming around and to prepare them for life in the cow herd in Nebraska.

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...down under we call those supplements   "nuts "...be it for sheep/goat /horse  or cattle/calf etc

...hence my polite query to Rusty, re his technicolour  'non -vegan'    food bank...

....BTW  sandhiller......summer down under........month into it.......woke up this early am   (at the Station ).......fresh snow on the mountains......

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3 minutes ago, mike_newman said:

...down under we call those supplements   "nuts "...be it for sheep/goat /horse  or cattle/calf etc

...hence my polite query to Rusty, re his technicolour  'non -vegan'    food bank...

....BTW  sandhiller......summer down under........month into it.......woke up this early am   (at the Station ).......fresh snow on the mountains......

Mike

Ya we're going to have a white Christmas here too!

Been one helluva a year but can't complain about winter so far, been pretty mild and not feeding near the hay I thought I might be. Should be good traveling for the holidays in my neck of the woods.😀

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On 12/12/2019 at 7:36 AM, lorenzo said:

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It’s that on i65 in ky

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17 hours ago, sandhiller said:

May be a local term. All I've ever heard it called. We feed a protein supplement to help cows digest the winter grass and/or hay fed when the snow gets too deep to graze alone. It comes in a 7/8 or 1 inch "cube". Our grass is pretty good but needs a little help to balance out the cows needs. I am breeding fall calving cows now so they are getting spoiled a bit😁

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Now, my replacement heifers are up on South Dakota winter range and that grass is so damn good all they need is salt and a little mineral and they are fat and shiny growin like weeds. Love that SD grass!

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I give them a little cake when I see them just too keep them coming around and to prepare them for life in the cow herd in Nebraska.

Ok we've never used anything like that but I'm pretty sure it's like the pellets here. We just give free choice molasses and molasses/mineral tubs to supplement the feed. Boy it would sure be nice to be able to still graze in winter. Only place our cows graze now is where we spread out the hay lol

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I believe the term "cake" comes from the days of feeding cottonseed meal as a protein supplement. I have never feed cottonseed meal by itself but have seen it at the feed mill. A bit sticky from the oil content even though finely ground, sticks together in lumps. I think when stacked in sack in the old days,they broke off pieces from block the feed in the sack became. Thuse a cake or lump.

Bigger storms out of the Pacific this weekend.More on Christmas,then for most of a week. A little colder than last week's storm. Snow level 2000 or just a little higher.That could leave a little white stuff behind here. The storms circling down over Hawaii are nicer, 😉 I prefer the 50 degree rain.  

 

Mike thanks for the further explanation of "hippy nuts".

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11 hours ago, ray54 said:

I believe the term "cake" comes from the days of feeding cottonseed meal as a protein supplement. I have never feed cottonseed meal by itself but have seen it at the feed mill. A bit sticky from the oil content even though finely ground, sticks together in lumps. I think when stacked in sack in the old days,they broke off pieces from block the feed in the sack became. Thuse a cake or lump.

Bigger storms out of the Pacific this weekend.More on Christmas,then for most of a week. A little colder than last week's storm. Snow level 2000 or just a little higher.That could leave a little white stuff behind here. The storms circling down over Hawaii are nicer, 😉 I prefer the 50 degree rain.  

 

Mike thanks for the further explanation of "hippy nuts".

Never heard it explained that way but makes perfect sense. A lot of cotton seed cake was fed in the sandhills before my time. It came in 100# burlap bags and could have been fed as you say. 

They used to take the empty bags then and roll them up and put them in a bucket with water and carry around in pickups or on tractors to put out grass fires. 

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