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Soapweed

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While sitting in a salebarn today, seven head of nice looking bred two-year-old heifers entered the ring. They weighed 1050 pounds each. Five were black and the other two were black baldies. Had they been bred on time with their mates, they should have been done calving about three weeks ago. Evidently they got bred by neighbor's bulls later in the season, and these bulls could have been any breed including Charolais. The heifers had been pelvic measured at some point before being kept as replacements. Anyway, they should calve sometime in the next month, and they were for sale. I only bid once, but ended up bringing them home at the $1135 per head figure. Nice replacement yearling heifers a year younger were bringing almost that much, and they won't be bred until this summer and won't calve for another year. It remains to be seen how this little experiment will turn out. (I might keep you all informed, but then again I might not.) :wink:
 

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I don't know Soap, your walking on the wild side. :?

For a guy that lost the grocery store lottery and won't spend a dollar on a lottery ticket. :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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Big Muddy rancher said:
I don't know Soap, your walking on the wild side. :?

For a guy that lost the grocery store lottery and won't spend a dollar on a lottery ticket. :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Sale barns are more fun than casinos, and you don't have to listen to all the bells, whistles, and other unnatural computerized arcade-type noises. :wink: :)
 

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Even if you have to C-section a couple of them Soap I don't think you are gambling much.

Opportunity knocked and you were sharp enough to open the door. :wink:

Good luck with them.
 

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Well I know it's a little late for this bit of timeless wisdom, but I was always of the mind that you shouldn't gamble more than you can afford to loose.

So, as long as you still got a few extra chips on the table you should be O.K. on those 7 head.

Should be . . .

:wink:

:lol: :lol:
 

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I always figured you wanted to be a May/June pasture calving kind of guy. Congratulations on coming out of the closet. :wink: :lol:
 

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Big Swede said:
I always figured you wanted to be a May/June pasture calving kind of guy. Congratulations on coming out of the closet. :wink: :lol:

Next thing you know we'll see pictures of his shadow with the shadow of a cowdog following along. :D :D
 

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Soapweed said:
Big Muddy rancher said:
I don't know Soap, your walking on the wild side. :?

For a guy that lost the grocery store lottery and won't spend a dollar on a lottery ticket. :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Sale barns are more fun than casinos, and you don't have to listen to all the bells, whistles, and other unnatural computerized arcade-type noises. :wink: :)

No, but you have to listen to an auctioneer babbling on and on and on... That's just as annoying in my book :? :) .

Good luck with your purchase, I think it should work good for you :D .
 

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Big Muddy rancher said:
Big Swede said:
I always figured you wanted to be a May/June pasture calving kind of guy. Congratulations on coming out of the closet. :wink: :lol:

Next thing you know we'll see pictures of his shadow with the shadow of a cowdog following along. :D :D

. . . or the cowdog laying in the shade of a calf table . . . :D

Or roping from a Ranger! :shock:

All things considered, Soap might find these heifers rather costly.

:lol:
 

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Life must be getting boring on the Spearhead ranch :) I'm bett'n you'd been better or in the coffee shop with a piece of hot mince pie :lol:
Anyway good luck.
 

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Look at it this way...
If you took those same funds and went to Vegas your fun would be over in 15 minutes. This way you get to enjoy the ride for a while longer...
 

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I have always thought calving sale barn cattle was like opening Christmas presents, ya never know what your gonna get. To steal a line from Haymaker: GOOD LUCK :D :D :D :D
 

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Here is a little update. As of bright and early this morning, Sunday May 27th, 2012, one day less than three weeks after purchasing the heifers,
the last one calved unassisted. All seven had nice Charolais-sired calves, and only one needed a pull. The heifers are all considerably quieter than
they were coming home fresh from the sale barn. Here is a photo of the last one:

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Newest arrival
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Can Charlie come play with us? Yes, when he gets a little older.
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Newest project. This very pregnant 625 pound heifer cost me 81 cents per pound at the last sale. For a mere $506.25, I get to throw
the dice and gamble again. :)
 

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You are REALLY feeling lucky, Soap.

I think you have "jumpd the shark" this time.

Time to look into Gamblers Anonymous
 

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katrina said:
I'm glad I'm not your help.... I work to darn hard around here and have things not go right, to deal with other peolpes' screw ups...

Ditto to gamblers anonymous

I'm hoping this little gentle heifer will have a nice live calf. Then I just need to find a buyer such as a petting zoo. :)
 

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Soapweed said:
katrina said:
I'm glad I'm not your help.... I work to darn hard around here and have things not go right, to deal with other peolpes' screw ups...

Ditto to gamblers anonymous

I'm hoping this little gentle heifer will have a nice live calf. Then I just need to find a buyer such as a petting zoo. :)

:D :D Let me know when ya want to sell, cuz I got one to go with yours.. :D :D :wink:
 

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These look like pretty good investments to me. Moderate risk for a fairly good upside and it all fits into what you and your staff are good at; Calving out and raising cattle. This has potential to be a profitable exercise.
 

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