Checking on bulls with a drone

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Checking on bulls with a drone

Post by Brookhill Angus » Tue May 14, 2019 1:48 pm

Today I was out having a look around the drone, and shot video of some of our bulls.

Disclaimer, I expect these bulls to be ripped on hard, because it's impossible to satisfy the purists on CT. So with that said, they are from Stone Gate, McCumber, and Frei Angus in SD. We only developed them. They are all under 2 years old.

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Re: Checking on bulls with a drone

Post by ALACOWMAN » Tue May 14, 2019 3:08 pm

They Look nice to me,,only problem is, that bubble gum music you keep attaching to your videos... :cowboy:
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Re: Checking on bulls with a drone

Post by Brookhill Angus » Tue May 14, 2019 3:27 pm

ALACOWMAN wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 3:08 pm
They Look nice to me,,only problem is, that bubble gum music you keep attaching to your videos... :cowboy:
Thank you

I would like to have music from big names, but for now it is YouTube royalty free music. Otherwise you would have silence. These videos don’t make money, much less make enough for me to justify $1k or more per video for professional music. Some music could run 5-6 figures.
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Re: Checking on bulls with a drone

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Tue May 14, 2019 4:08 pm

Nice bulls. Get them some fly tags, it looks like the flies are bothering them.

And I agree, the music on this one is weak.
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Re: Checking on bulls with a drone

Post by Lazy M » Tue May 14, 2019 4:13 pm

Really nice thick bulls

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Re: Checking on bulls with a drone

Post by Brookhill Angus » Tue May 14, 2019 4:26 pm

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 4:08 pm
Nice bulls. Get them some fly tags, it looks like the flies are bothering them.

And I agree, the music on this one is weak.
Just changed the music, you all are a tough crowd, LOL! Give it about 15 minutes or so
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Re: Checking on bulls with a drone

Post by Brookhill Angus » Tue May 14, 2019 4:39 pm

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 4:08 pm
Nice bulls. Get them some fly tags, it looks like the flies are bothering them.

And I agree, the music on this one is weak.
Fixed
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Re: Checking on bulls with a drone

Post by plumber_greg » Tue May 14, 2019 4:44 pm

Do you put a freeze brand on all your bulls and cows? I have a complete set of 4" numbers and letters, just takes so much time to do it!! What do you use to freeze them? Now that I'm retired i hope to have time to do it again. Of course, as my wife says, "Gotta' learn to say no, or you're not retired ". Thanks, GS
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Re: Checking on bulls with a drone

Post by Brookhill Angus » Tue May 14, 2019 10:52 pm

plumber_greg wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 4:44 pm
Do you put a freeze brand on all your bulls and cows? I have a complete set of 4" numbers and letters, just takes so much time to do it!! What do you use to freeze them? Now that I'm retired i hope to have time to do it again. Of course, as my wife says, "Gotta' learn to say no, or you're not retired ". Thanks, GS
All of the bulls, most of the cows. As you said, it can take a lot of time to get them all done, and do it right.

I use a Yeti 65 cooler, put in about 7 gallons of 99% alcohol and about 80 pounds of dry ice. The irons get extremely cold and it lasts for a long time so if you are running through a bunch. We use 5 inch irons.

We bought them here:

https://www.pittsburgfoundry.com/

They have a great product, excellent service.

Freeze branding is the best ID in my opinion. We never sell a bull without our brand.
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Re: Checking on bulls with a drone

Post by Ky hills » Wed May 15, 2019 8:29 am

Real good looking bulls Brookhill. :tiphat: . I can’t hear so the music was not an issue for me.

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Re: Checking on bulls with a drone

Post by Davemk » Wed May 15, 2019 10:52 am

There are days I wish that my hearing was not so good. Married almost 20 yrs😁

Nice looking cattle Brookhill

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Re: Checking on bulls with a drone

Post by elkwc » Wed May 15, 2019 3:36 pm

Nice bulls.

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Re: Checking on bulls with a drone

Post by 76 Bar » Wed May 15, 2019 4:50 pm

Freeze branding is the best ID in my opinion. We never sell a bull without our brand.
Is a freeze brand legal proof of ownership with the Kentucky Dept of Ag/Brand Inspection Dept. ?

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Re: Checking on bulls with a drone

Post by Brookhill Angus » Wed May 15, 2019 5:46 pm

76 Bar wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 4:50 pm
Freeze branding is the best ID in my opinion. We never sell a bull without our brand.
Is a freeze brand legal proof of ownership with the Kentucky Dept of Ag/Brand Inspection Dept. ?
That’s a good question, I’ve never called to find out. We tattoo, tag, freeze brand and DNA test the entire herd, so ID’ng them is covered every which way. Freeze brands however are the ultimate ID in my opinion, they last forever. Of course ear tattoos do as well.
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Re: Checking on bulls with a drone

Post by CreekAngus » Wed May 15, 2019 7:28 pm

If I had a bigger place, having a drone would be ideal. Sometimes opening, closing, mucking through the field is just bit much for the moment. Nice to run it out there if you don't want to disturb them, sometimes it's easier to tell how a cow is really feeling when she ain't eye balling you.
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