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Re: Pretty quiet

Postby redrobin » Sat May 19, 2018 2:20 pm

Beats me. Give more than it's worth to others I guess.

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Re: Pretty quiet

Postby gcreekrch » Sat May 19, 2018 7:28 pm

About 20 left to calve, have had better years, irrigation water on, first bunch branded, second bunch tomorrow. Damn bears and wolves everywhere.

Leaves are out 10 days early here. Went from winter to summer in 2 weeks here.
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Re: Pretty quiet

Postby Texan » Sun May 20, 2018 4:22 am

redrobin wrote:I wintered some steers that were to be sold in march. I leased some brushy ground and decided to summer them on grass only. Might be a mistake.

Focus on opportunities rather than second-guessing what appear to be mistakes. For example, you're very fortunate to have the opportunity now to cheapen those cattle up. Pack your satchel, kiss homegirl goodbye, do six sales a week for a few weeks, and you might be able to back them up enough to get back into break-even territory.

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Re: Pretty quiet

Postby redrobin » Sun May 20, 2018 5:12 am

lol exactly. What could go wrong.

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Re: Pretty quiet

Postby redrobin » Sun May 20, 2018 11:45 am

gcreekrch wrote:About 20 left to calve, have had better years, irrigation water on, first bunch branded, second bunch tomorrow. Damn bears and wolves everywhere.

Leaves are out 10 days early here. Went from winter to summer in 2 weeks here.
Dave how did your heifers gain?

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Re: Pretty quiet

Postby gcreekrch » Sun May 20, 2018 12:03 pm

redrobin wrote:
gcreekrch wrote:About 20 left to calve, have had better years, irrigation water on, first bunch branded, second bunch tomorrow. Damn bears and wolves everywhere.

Leaves are out 10 days early here. Went from winter to summer in 2 weeks here.
Dave how did your heifers gain?



Bought weight to shrunk weight after 220 mile haul, weighed off truck, no pencil shink. 200 lbs in 120 days.

Not bad for here.

I concur with Texan.
Don't tell people your problems, half of em' don't care and the other half are glad you got em' We can all run the neighbors better'n our own

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Re: Pretty quiet

Postby redrobin » Sun May 20, 2018 1:47 pm

Sounds good. Do you use barley?
It'd take a thousand head to cheapen them up to a break even. Lol

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Re: Pretty quiet

Postby redrobin » Sun May 20, 2018 1:50 pm

If you and Texan are my partners we can make it work. I'd imagine there's 2500 acres laying around up there and with all the pump jacks in Texas he probably has an extra million he's not using. I'll line up some trucks.

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Re: Pretty quiet

Postby gcreekrch » Mon May 21, 2018 7:35 am

redrobin wrote:Sounds good. Do you use barley?
It'd take a thousand head to cheapen them up to a break even. Lol


They got chopped hay, 5 lbs barley and 3 lbs screenings pellets.

You don't have to gain it all back at once, you can spread your gain back over a period of years. Easier on taxes that way.
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