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Why we do it

Postby Smallpotatoes » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:00 pm

I love seeing everyone's pictures. The view out my backdoor is why I enjoy having cattle. What picture shows why you love what we do?

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Re: Why we do it

Postby Smallpotatoes » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:04 pm

Ps. I had no idea where to put this. Figured my cows ate grass. That's why it ended up here...
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Re: Why we do it

Postby BrangusUSA » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:15 pm

:tiphat: Beautiful picture Smallpotatoes! Thanks for the post!!
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Re: Why we do it

Postby Jogeephus » Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:12 pm

Nice view.
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Re: Why we do it

Postby Txpiney » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:25 pm

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Here is a loafing area behind the house. The pasture is just outside the tree's.


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This is a look out the front :lol2:
Hope you enjoy the pics Smallpotatoes
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Re: Why we do it

Postby HDRider » Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:34 pm

Last time we got rain, almost a month ago.

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Postby skyhightree1 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:45 pm

HDRider wrote:Last time we got rain, almost a month ago.

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Looks like photobucket has got you too HD
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Re: Why we do it

Postby Bright Raven » Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:47 pm

My fall calves. Two/three weeks old. I enjoy my cattle.

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Re: Why we do it

Postby TCRanch » Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:17 pm

Because I love happy, docile cows and I love that complete strangers can walk through my cattle with no fear. This is a marketing group from a restaurant that is all "Farm to Table" and the Director of Purchasing for a premium beef company that was out for a marketing photo shoot. This was part of the herd at the south pasture last year.
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The Director of Marketing for the restaurant; she had never even been near a cow.
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And I love curious calves!
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Re: Why we do it

Postby Workinonit Farm » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:07 pm

TCRanch, it is nice when you have cooperative animals. In those situations you had, there was definitely and advantage to having "tame" cows. With all those "happy cows" commercials for California dairy products, people look for "happy cows". ;-)

Did it go well with those individuals? were you able to make & close any deals?
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Postby skyhightree1 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:12 pm

Because I love hide n seek with new borns


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Re: Why we do it

Postby TCRanch » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:10 pm

Workinonit Farm wrote:TCRanch, it is nice when you have cooperative animals. In those situations you had, there was definitely and advantage to having "tame" cows. With all those "happy cows" commercials for California dairy products, people look for "happy cows". ;-)

Did it go well with those individuals? were you able to make & close any deals?

The Director of Purchasing for Creekstone buys our calves for his family operation. I suspect Creekstone purchases the finished feeders. Interesting, they pay a premium for the heifers but steers are pretty much market value, sometimes a little above (they may retain the heifers? They do a lot of ET). He even brought out a group (6 vans) of chefs from various resorts in Mexico (a couple from Australia) in May and one of the K-State Extension Agents brought out a group of Agents from U of Tenn in April. Farm-to-Table is a big thing now. I don't mind my girls being used for marketing purposes because I want to promote good animal husbandry. My herd is small, right now 50 cow/calf pair, 5 bred replacement heifers, 3 bulls & a couple misfits but it's a manageable size and makes me happy. :heart:
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