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    Poem from Dad

    It's been 25 years. Or was it just yesterday? The sting wont go away.
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    There is money being made in the beef cattle profession

    All good replies! Thanks guys! Before I go, I will share one guys approach on shrink. We all understand shrink, what is normal what is excessive but some of us (me), have to methodically go through the process in our minds each time to understand it. I watched this guy for years and I am...
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    There is money being made in the beef cattle profession

    I have been in connected to cows for a long long, long time in one form or another, either owning them or doing business with those that own them. In all those years, the prevailing coffee shop banter has been how we are all losing our shirts. I don’t believe that. My buddy, who doesn’t own a...
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    Tom T Hall

    The Homecoming. Always takes me back to the woodshed as a kid and gramma making my breakfast on the woodstove. Thanks Tom.
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    I have a steel Corn Pro rotting away out in the yard.
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    100 Dead Crows

    I'm losin' it. Read most of the first paragraph of this article about "100 Dead COWS" Cut me some slack, this is a forum with a bovine focus right??
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    Selling Out - Planning to Move

    Ya, you might want to rethink that 45 minutes to a hospital.We are 40 minutes. You can bleed out an awful lot in 40 minutes.
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    Rockers who died at "27": Jimi Hendrix Janis Joplin Brian Jones (original leader of the Rolling Stones Alan “Blind Owl” Wilson (Canned Heat frontman) Jim Morrison Kurt Cobain Good thing she calved on the 26th.
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    What is your opinion on trying to broadcast alfalfa into established grass?

    I tried something similar back in Ontario, but I used trefoil. It has a similar seed size / weight to alfalfa so it should work. I think it is key that in the fall you graze the grass right down to the wood. Great if you can see some dirt. Some guys would do a burndown with glyphosate but then I...
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    Most Disgusting Ranch Experience

    Well, since you asked, I suppose it was just this morning. My gut tolerance is usually pretty high but I guess the bar was lowered a bit today. In the calving shed, pitching the cow schmidt out. My big Pyrenees dog always likes to sneak out some placenta and gnaw on that while I tend to mom and...
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    Pretty way to end the day

    I'd love to take the credit for both, but, the verse is from the song "The Gift" and the sunset, well thats the Big Guy's doing! All I did was stand there in awe.................
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    Pretty way to end the day

    When the Lord called Charlie to his home up yonder, He said, "Kid Russell, I got a job for you. You're in charge of sunsets up in old Montana, 'Cause I can't paint them quite as good as you...... , Up here in Alberta the night before last.......
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    A normal shrink could be 1-5% which is usually just the emptying of the digestive tract. 8% and over is dehydration and actual tissue loss. My experience had been on an average 36 hour haul from western Canada to Ontario was around 5% + on calves, less on yearlings. A lot of money has been made...
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    How to not get the yearlings checked

    ya, if I need to change a light bulb in the house, I like to allow myself at least 4 hours.....
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    Can anyone cash in on this?

    Free trip to the ER?? Not trying to tell you how to run yer business but I think your leaving money on the table. I might suggest, um, $0.50 per loaded mile?
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    Life's reflections................

    So, with the arrival of the last calf safe and sound down by the crick, one more calving season draws to a close. As I was stuffing my raunchy, vile, stinking, stiff, putrid Carhart calving overalls, that for some reason I never get washed until calving is done, into the Maytag, I had a brief...
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    Infectious Bovine Keratoconjunctivitis

    (Thought if I just called it pinkeye nobody would read my post.) We've been pretty fortunate this year so far, but I just turned them in to the big pasture with lots of tall grass and now just watching and waiting. Over the years it seemed that most (not all), the cases were in the left eye...
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    Another Vet Story.

    I think I know that rancher....
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    Bred cows cycling

    Had one years ago. Bred around April, "stood" mid summer, calved January. Did it a few years. Got one now, 8 year old, will stand before calving, after calving, before breakfast etc.... I would describe it as recreational reproduction. Sometimes ya gotta just look the other way....
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    2AM calving night watch reading.........

    I mentioned this book to my wife and she was able to find a copy for me. I first read this about 20 years ago but with my memory as good as it is, it's all new to me!! Cool story!