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Been buying calves

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:12 pm
by redrobin
I'm buying calves that have some age to them and are thin. Some plain ones included. I'll graze crab grass then wheat then ground ear corn. Here's today's example.

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Re: Been buying calves

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:20 pm
by Soapweed
Should work. Good luck.

Re: Been buying calves

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:29 pm
by redrobin
Thanks soap

Re: Been buying calves

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:57 pm
by Faster horses
If they don't work, what will? Looks good to me!

Re: Been buying calves

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:59 pm
by 4Diamond
Buyers market currently with this heat. IDK why but i enjoy buying calves and getting them going. On a side note i could of used you today about 4 as we were throwing squares in a barn loft...

Re: Been buying calves

Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:43 am
by redrobin
I like starting calves too. I'll keep these awhile.
I have stuffed a few squares in lofts but alas I'm mostly used up. In the end you'd just as soon that I wasn't there. Pretty nice in the comb of a loft though yesterday I figure lol.

Re: Been buying calves

Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:52 am
by gcreekrch
I like getting a bunch on their way also. Been a long time since we've bought any real light ones.

Re: Been buying calves

Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:56 am
by Big Muddy rancher
gcreekrch wrote:I like getting a bunch on their way also. Been a long time since we've bought any real light ones.


If it doesn't rain soon I might have a load or two I can sell you. :?

How's the fires around you?

Re: Been buying calves

Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:56 pm
by redrobin
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Nice surprise this morning. Unloaded last night at dusk. All was good . No hard breathing. No slobbering. No mouths open. 18 head unloaded and they all looked fine.

Re: Been buying calves

Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:57 pm
by redrobin
Then one of my daughters sends me this tonight while she's checking calves. It's blurry but a nicer scene.
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Re: Been buying calves

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:33 am
by Texan
redrobin wrote:Image

Nice surprise this morning. Unloaded last night at dusk. All was good . No hard breathing. No slobbering. No mouths open. 18 head unloaded and they all looked fine.


SDBS - Sudden Dead Bovine Syndrome. I always consider it a plus when I can lose one before I get vaccine and other processing expenses in him. Not to mention saving the Draxxin, Excede or whatever else you would have wasted on him if you had caught him sick. Good job controlling costs on that one, cowboy.

Re: Been buying calves

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:01 am
by redrobin
lol you're a real good friend. He's a wonderment. It was hot but he sure didn't show heat stress. Could have got pinched in a gate. Who knows.