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Re: Why we do it

Postby Workinonit Farm » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:46 pm

TCRanch wrote:
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:
https://tupelohoneycafe.com/blog/creeks ... t-in-beef/


Very nice. :)
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Re: Why we do it

Postby TCRanch » Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:14 am

Bright Raven wrote:My fall calves. Two/three weeks old. I enjoy my cattle.

https://youtu.be/CZ09raqs3Ow

Look at those babies run!
A side note on keeping the bale rings upright: had a bull we referred to as the Village Idiot. One day he decided to re-purpose a bale ring into a giant exercise wheel (channeling his inner gerbil?). The fun lasted all of one minute before he got his enormous neck stuck between the rings. Sometimes the most innocuous things are really an accident waiting to happen.
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Re: Why we do it

Postby Bright Raven » Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:38 am

TCRanch wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:My fall calves. Two/three weeks old. I enjoy my cattle.

https://youtu.be/CZ09raqs3Ow

Look at those babies run!
A side note on keeping the bale rings upright: had a bull we referred to as the Village Idiot. One day he decided to re-purpose a bale ring into a giant exercise wheel (channeling his inner gerbil?). The fun lasted all of one minute before he got his enormous neck stuck between the rings. Sometimes the most innocuous things are really an accident waiting to happen.


Thanks for that side note. I can see that happening.
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Re: Why we do it

Postby herofan » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:52 pm

Here are a few of mine.
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Re: Why we do it

Postby Highpoint » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:26 pm

Great pictures and videos. By the way TCRanch son's father in law also sales to Creekstone and he too is very good to raise them like you on larger basis. That is probably why their beef tastes so good. The Brewery advertises they sale creekstone beef.
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