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week 4 "cattle"

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3%
#2
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#3
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#4
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#5
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#6
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Postby rancher » Fri Nov 11, 2005 7:25 pm

Nice work Lil, now will you teach us all how to do that. I have a picture I would like to doctor up for a Christmas card. PLEASE!!!!!
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Postby the_jersey_lilly_2000 » Fri Nov 11, 2005 10:50 pm

I private messaged you rancher, but for anyone else..it all starts with a photo program that will let you edit. I use photoshop elements. Takes a while to figure out.....I'm still learnin, doubtful that I'll ever master all it will let you do to photos. but if I can help I'll sure give it a shot
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Postby Jinglebob » Sat Nov 12, 2005 8:25 am

Soapweed wrote:So, Jinglebob, how did you recognize her? She looks like she's incowgnito to me. :wink:


I think I remember watching her REAL close, when we were branding at Tumbleweeds. I sold him a couple calves, of this breed, and they were REAL good momma's, as I recall. :-)

By the way, hios sister can take some great pictures. she is very talented. And married to a real nice guy, who fly's airplanes. he's the one who taught me to appreciate dark beer. He claimed if you learned to drink it and aquired a taste for it, the kids wouldn't take it out of the fridge! :lol:
My kids all like dark beer now! :shock: :lol:
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Postby Soapweed » Sat Nov 12, 2005 12:55 pm

This puts to mind a branding on a local ranch quite a few years ago. It had been a long-time Hereford outfit, that was cross-breeding with Salers to keep the color red.

The branding corral was typical for the time-period, about a four-foot high affair made from barbed wire and woven chicken wire. It worked fine for Herefords but wasn't quite what you would call "Saler-proof".

The whole herd was corraled, and cows were being sorted out a gate. More cows were going over the top of the fence than were going out the gate, and the boss was getting quite distraught with the situation. It didn't help when one of his best friends kept talking about the "Saler let-downs" allowing the cows to go over the top. This same "friend" coined a whole new phrase before the day was over. It was, "Friends don't let friends buy Salers." For the most part, the advice is still followed to this day in this neighborhood. :wink: :)

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Postby Big Muddy rancher » Sat Nov 12, 2005 1:10 pm

A old fellow I know out west near mankota SK. was telling a story about going to help some friends gather their Salers. He said it didn't take long we unloaded the horse troted to the far side of the pasture, loped back and watch as the cows ran in the corral and "SAILED" over the other side. :cowboy:
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Postby Tumbleweed » Sat Nov 12, 2005 6:12 pm

Jinglebob wrote:
Soapweed wrote:So, Jinglebob, how did you recognize her? She looks like she's incowgnito to me. :wink:


I think I remember watching her REAL close, when we were branding at Tumbleweeds. I sold him a couple calves, of this breed, and they were REAL good momma's, as I recall. :-)

By the way, hios sister can take some great pictures. she is very talented. And married to a real nice guy, who fly's airplanes. he's the one who taught me to appreciate dark beer. He claimed if you learned to drink it and aquired a taste for it, the kids wouldn't take it out of the fridge! :lol:
My kids all like dark beer now! :shock: :lol:


That cow had a lot of Tarentaise in her and they don't seem to be as big or get as wild as the salers I've been around. One of those heifers Jinglebob sold me after she got a few years on her would leave the herd if I got within a couple hundred yards of her and take my horse.

Had another cow onetime I was going to sell that had a pretty bad attitude. She took my horse and hit him hard several times and sored him up a little but I finally got her corraled and sorted off. Hauled her in to the sale barn at Sturgis and left her for the sale next day. Jinglebob was working at the sale barn at the time horseback in the ring. He said later when she came in he seen she was one of mine then she took his horse and he had a hard time getting away from her. Guess she didn't want to leave the ring either, just wanted to stay and fight. :-) :cowboy:

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Postby Jinglebob » Sat Nov 12, 2005 9:57 pm

But they sure raised good calves! :lol:
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Postby Northern Rancher » Sat Nov 12, 2005 10:05 pm

Jinglebob what years did you work at the Sturgis Sale Barn-I'm good friends with Brad Severson who used to work there-and of course Doc Ismay.

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Postby Tumbleweed » Sun Nov 13, 2005 2:35 am

Jinglebob wrote:But they sure raised good calves! :lol:


Yup, they were good cows and raised good calves. Just didn't wan't anybody gettin to close or messin with there calves.

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Postby Shelly » Sun Nov 13, 2005 7:30 am

When I first moved here, there was one Saler cow in the herd. That was one too many!!! She was one crazy b****!

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Postby Jinglebob » Sun Nov 13, 2005 9:28 am

Northern Rancher wrote:Jinglebob what years did you work at the Sturgis Sale Barn-I'm good friends with Brad Severson who used to work there-and of course Doc Ismay.

NR, you must have had too many shots around your ears lately as I think you have forgotten that we already went thru' all of this! :lol:
Early 90's until the new ownership. The feller from Mont. I can't remember what year I quit. Must have worked there 5 or 6 years I guess. Started out back and finished in the ring. Finally quit when what I made a day almost wouldn't pay for the chiropracter fee! :lol:
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Postby Red Robin » Sun Nov 13, 2005 9:33 am

Jinglebob wrote:But they sure raised good calves! :lol:
This is an interesting Saler disucssion. I have raised Salers for several years but the damage done to the breed early on is the reason I am sliding out of the breed and more into Red Angus. They are good cattle that do a good job raising calves , marble and muscle well. There is the ocassional stupid one but I don't find them to be any worse (especially the last 5 or 10 years ) than any other . Mine are gentle. Perception is something you need on your side . Marketing against the grain is too expensive . Here is a pic of a couple of mine. The bull is a fullblood. 2700lbs frame 7 at turnout. The cow to his left is a heifer that had a 56# bw and 580lb ww calf this year . Not bad for her maiden voyage.
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