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Ranchers was started by Jody Brown out of Faith South Dakota if I remember correctly.
Kind of went on in a never ending configuration, sometimes hard to follow conversation but it was a lively place. Think it was Macon that changed it over to closer to what we have today with changes along the way.
 
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I drifted over to Ranchers from CattleToday. The level of respect the members here have for each other is admirable.
Yes, pictures are always welcome and fun. One of the members here helped me realize how important minerals can be/are.
Me and Itty Bitty will always be grateful for the knowledge that individual was willing to take time to share.

Some of us may have to push ourselves a little harder, and respond with more than a "blue thumb" :)

I don't think Ranchers should be headed for a burial.
 
I drifted over to Ranchers from CattleToday. The level of respect the members here have for each other is admirable.
Yes, pictures are always welcome and fun. One of the members here helped me realize how important minerals can be/are.
Me and Itty Bitty will always be grateful for the knowledge that individual was willing to take time to share.

Some of us may have to push ourselves a little harder, and respond with more than a "blue thumb" :)

I don't think Ranchers should be headed for a burial.
You are so right! Everyone here is so helpful, kind and considerate. Even when they disagree!
 
I drifted over to Ranchers from CattleToday. The level of respect the members here have for each other is admirable.
Yes, pictures are always welcome and fun. One of the members here helped me realize how important minerals can be/are.
Me and Itty Bitty will always be grateful for the knowledge that individual was willing to take time to share.

Some of us may have to push ourselves a little harder, and respond with more than a "blue thumb" :)

I don't think Ranchers should be headed for a burial.
Lets see a current picture of Itty Bitty when you have time!
 
Itty Bitty doesn't have a calf on her yet this year, due September/October. Not her fault she is late, the two year old Murray Grey
bull was a bit big to put with her. So she had to wait for me to locate a yearling angus.

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No shortage of grass. I wanted to give it a bit of a head start, but when it took off, they could not eat it fast enough.
Trying to rotate them through it, then maybe mow some of it behind them.

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They were eating a lot of mineral, especially the new Angus bull. Have slowed up a little in the last week or so.
 
Itty Bitty doesn't have a calf on her yet this year, due September/October. Not her fault she is late, the two year old Murray Grey
bull was a bit big to put with her. So she had to wait for me to locate a yearling angus.

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No shortage of grass. I wanted to give it a bit of a head start, but when it took off, they could not eat it fast enough.
Trying to rotate them through it, then maybe mow some of it behind them.

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They were eating a lot of mineral, especially the new Angus bull. Have slowed up a little in the last week or so.
She doesn't look like the same Itty Bitty! Good for you! If the grass is lush and green in the spring, it is full of moisture. Cattle have dry matter requirements and if their requirements aren't met, they will over consume mineral to satisfy their dry matter requirements. Your grass looks lush, for sure. If they don't slow down on the mineral, put an old bale of junk hay, straw, anything like that. They won't eat it like they do when being fed in winter, but they will eat it eventually. Anyhow, you've treated her well!
 
She doesn't look like the same Itty Bitty! Good for you! If the grass is lush and green in the spring, it is full of moisture. Cattle have dry matter requirements and if their requirements aren't met, they will over consume mineral to satisfy their dry matter requirements. Your grass looks lush, for sure. If they don't slow down on the mineral, put an old bale of junk hay, straw, anything like that. They won't eat it like they do when being fed in winter, but they will eat it eventually. Anyhow, you've treated her well!
I tried feeding them hay as long as possible because of what the lush grass was doing to them. I did not realize they might over consume minerals due to the condition of the grass. There is a period of time here when the moisture content is very high.
Thank you, me and the cows appreciate that info :)
 
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