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Postby 3words » Thu Mar 24, 2005 8:59 am

Good to hear!!

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Postby katrina » Thu Mar 24, 2005 9:05 am

We have hereford and angus. I love our black baldies they have been very profitable for us. The last prolapse was 5 years ago and it was an angus. We have no pinkeye, no hoofrot, no problems. We calf in the pasture and have had great calving percentages. The kids and I can tag all the herefords by ourselves. Roscoe goes with us on most of the angus, some we tag by ourselves. Our terantaise are gentle I don't blink and eye with tagging them by myself. They are all proven older cows. My husband does the farming,so I check cows and keep track of the books. It's to me gentics, genetics, genetics. We buy hereford bulls with the darker pigment skin on there scrotum and proven genetics in our angus. We have mostly New trend breeding in our herd. Bottom line it's balls and disposition on the angus. You will not succeed without either...IMHO......

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Postby Jinglebob » Thu Mar 24, 2005 9:29 am

Balls???????? Did that young lady just say balls??????????????? Oh my goodness! :shock: :shock: :shock:

And to think, my grandmother refered to them as "he cattle." :lol:
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Postby katrina » Thu Mar 24, 2005 10:12 am

SORRY!!! I will go wash my mouth out with soap and from now on they are called thing-ma-jingles... :wink:

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Postby Soapweed » Thu Mar 24, 2005 11:11 am

Mrs. Bowring was a dignified lady rancher neighbor. She was appointed to take over as a United States senator representing Nebraska when the regular elected one died. Later she was appointed to be on the Federal Parol Board. When she retired from national government jobs, she continued to ranch until her death.

One time, a local veterinarian received a phone call from Mrs. Bowring. She explained, "Doctor, I have a bull that is not romancing the cows properly." :-)

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Postby katrina » Thu Mar 24, 2005 11:19 am

Soapweed, Do you know what the bull was doing that wasn't proper?? :lol:

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Postby Soapweed » Thu Mar 24, 2005 11:25 am

Probably cavorting with too many females. Maybe he didn't use a clean napkin when he ate dinner. He was a Hereford, so the possibilities are endless. :-)

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Postby Maple Leaf Angus » Thu Mar 24, 2005 1:56 pm

katrina wrote:Soapweed, Do you know what the bull was doing that wasn't proper?? :lol:


Whoa back, Katrina. Did you forget that curiosity killed the cat. (I almost said kat....)

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Postby katrina » Thu Mar 24, 2005 5:22 pm

Okay!!!! I just thought it was something I should know..... :wink: Geez ...

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Postby BevM » Sun Mar 27, 2005 3:25 pm

Hi to everyone this is Bev in Wwest Dakota and this is a hereford ranch with black bulls on teh young stuff fopr more profit in the fall and don't know who mentioned only getting light calves from hereford cows but they must have had bad bulls and not good cows as we alsways have hereford calves over 500 and this last fall our steers came within 3 lbs of the baldy steers so you can get good ones if you want.
We kept most of the hereford heifers but of what was sold they hit 400 and that was the lighter ones.
We are the third generation family on this ranch and only went to balcks when the markets got really bad and then herefords weren't wanted at ll. Some on said the year of 73 they sold some for 30cents and dont' understand that as that was a good year for us and then down hill from then again and not back on top again. Haven't even had to deal with teh banker for teh last 4 years and that is good news all around.
My this is a beautiful Easter sunday and we got a little moisture on thursday and can use more but we don't want any big storm with this calving going on/ We started on teh 19th and are doing fairly well. No backwards ones yet and teh hereford heifers are having theirs pretty well by themselves so guess we got good low birth weight bulls on them this year.
Mangen angus would be glad to hear that. We have used his bulls for teh past 10 years.
I will admit their are problems with herefords but there are never to many you have to worry about running you down when trying to earmark a calf. We do get bad eyes yes but out of 300 head not that many.
My husband and his brother are doing it alone this year and both are getting older so don't want any big storms as then have to bring in teh big herd and lock them up and then have sickness. Lost one to scors from just this little storm but kind of out own fault as thought the calve had sucked and he hadn't. Will say when a hereford calf gets cold they don't get up and suck like a black one.
MRJ we had alot of backwards calves one year also and now we haven't had any for quite sometime and some cows can have them but never ahve seen a life one i dont' think.
Ok everyon ahve a good spring. Rain in May would be really nice. :lol:

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Postby Oldtimer » Sun Mar 27, 2005 4:00 pm

Everybody could have got in the Wagayu business cheap yesterday-- Sold some bulls from Marchi Angus, Kalispell on Superior Video for around $1000 or less-- but even many of the angus bulls sold for less than $1000-- I think the top seller while I was watching was $2000... A couple of the Wagayu's had birthweights down in the 54 lb range- should be easy calvers.....

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Postby Faster horses » Tue Mar 29, 2005 12:19 am

OT, who owns Marchi Angus? Are they new? I don't think I have ever heard of them before.

Lund's B-Bar Angus had their sale here on Saturday and had a great sale. Haven't heard the average but I think it could be over $2500. I had to leave before the sale was over, but when I left the average was over $3000 at that point. The bulls looked good. Fit, but not fat. Lots of repeat buyers.


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