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    Barbed Wire vs. High Tensile Electric

    And there you have it, Pure. A high tensile electric fence, when installed and powered properly will be every bit as wild critter proof as barbed wire. More so, in my opinion. I've watched bears tear up barbed wire fence, but get zapped hard by electric and turn tail and run. I always run...
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    Nikon D50 and lenses...

    :lol: I know, I was already eyeballing one of these. I only paid $350 for the D50 and two G lenses (28 - 80mm, 70 - 300 mm). Cheapest price I could find on the 18-200 VR was 800 bucks. :lol: So you have a VR macro lense that you don't use anymore and would be willing to sell?
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    Hulu

    Its time to get rid of the CRTC....
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    Nikon D50 and lenses...

    Sooo, I did ok on my calves this spring, my finger got a little itchy while I was eBaying and I ended up with a Nikon D50 with 28-80mm Nikkor AF-S lens and a 70mm - 300mm AF-S lens at a decent price. I was just curious if anyone had used either of those lens and what they're like, or if I...
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    steers vs. heifers...

    <chuckle> I'm a little lost too FH. When I'm shipping my yearling feeders, I decide which heifers are a little too nice to give away at the barn, boot them out with the cow herd, and they start dropping calves right along side the older cows. This is so true. My feeder bunch were heifer...
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    One of those mornings!

    I've decided over the years that cattle are manic-depressive: If they're not running and bucking all over the pasture, they're busy trying to find all new ways to kill themselves. :lol: :lol: Glad things worked out for you, but you realize now that I've got to walk my bluffs and cut down...
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    Camera help needed..

    This is also pretty good advice. I'd add Fuji to that list. While they've got their fingers in other pies, they've been in cameras and film for decades... There weren't any Nikons in your rewards program, huh? D40, D40x and D60s are all excellent D-SLRs. Rod
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    Camera help needed..

    The Canon is a full sized D-SLR, only for serious amateur photographers and hobbyists. Good camera, although I've never been especially impressed by Canon's softer images. I find myself changing the white color balance to "cloudy day" just to get some extra punch. If you're a "Automatic" mode...
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    ? for Canadians...

    I would have liked to have seen a few more weeks of mud this year. She's gunna be a dry old year this year, I'm afraid...
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    Calf catcher

    Yeah, when I was expanding and buying cattle at auctions I ended up with a few of those. The worst was one that calved in February in the cold. Long story, short, she ended up striking the loader tractor full tilt several times while I was grabbing her calf and loading it in the bucket to get...
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    Calf catcher

    I agree on the genetics side, however when cows that have been around here for 7 or 8 years suddenly decide that they don't like seeing their calves handled, when in the past they were just fine with it, I'd say genetics isn't playing a part in it and it has something to do with environment...
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    Calf catcher

    <chuckle> I get a kick out of "cowboys" that look down on people who use the best tool for the job. Using a welder or a squeeze doesn't make one less "cowboy". If a rope's the best tool, use it. If a welder works for you, use it. I'm with Pure on the cattle side. I've watched my band of old...
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    Sometimes you're the Louisville Slugger...

    Yeah, likely should have been banded at birth. High birthweight, hard calving and not all that bright... :lol: Andy, I'll get a pic of it up as soon as I can. Nothing special about it. Just a gooseneck trailer with a converter so I can pull it behind the tractor. Soon to have 10 ton...
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    The Tough Breaks

    Sorry to hear about the missus. Hopefully shes a-ok. I dunno what its been this year, but I've been run more times this year than in the past 10 years. Even a couple of my really quiet cows have taken a shot at me. I was bale grazing right up until a couple weeks before calving season this...
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    Sometimes you're the Louisville Slugger...

    Well now, theres no need to be nasty :P Nope, but I will be soon. Found 4 axles from old army trucks. Next weekend, I'll have enough axle under that trailer that I can break the frame in half. :lol: Every year I lose one of those doggoned wheels. Why they ever built that style of dual...
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