Man, I like seeing photos of big cows, just like I like riding in a corvette, even though it's useless on my farm. Also, I learn from the posts, good, bad, different whatever.Brookhill Angus wrote: ↑Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:30 amOk, I get it now, you all have cleared up everything for me, especially the “bless his heart” comment, I know the translation of that phrase.
Here is what I should “theoretically” do with my herd if I’m correct.
First, stick by the textbook. I should head over to the stockyards, or perhaps borrow the neighbor’s bull, even though his pedigree is dubious at best, and take what I’ve built and breed them all to a non Angus bull?
Then I stand back in awe of the explosive, growth and fertility that I have produced.
Then I wonder to myself, how are you ever going to fix this mess you have created, LOL!
I mentioned a while back that I would like, as an experiment to have a Shorthorn/Angus mix commercial group, and several people on here said that I would get “killed” when I went to sell them, even my ABS rep said, get that nonsense out of your head. That told me a lot, because I consider Shorthorns to be very fine cattle.
I think I will stick with my plan, there seems to be a fair amount of interest and demand for Angus, especially fully backgrounded, healthy, and uniform Angus.
BUT, you gotta start figuring out that condemning a proven science, and fellow ranchers, because you are successful at something different, makes NO logical sense. It's the same as me saying, I'm 6'4" tall, so there's no one who can't reach the top shelf at walmart.
Or maybe even, I don't wear a seat belt, and I'm still alive, so seat belts are stupid.
You came in here and said, "I'm successful, therefore other methods aren't effective" and now you're trying to dig yourself out by saying "Then I wonder to myself, how are you ever going to fix this mess you have created, LOL!" You blamed everyone else for being wrong, and now you act like we all started it.
I made some rookie mistakes when I first joined the forum, but I learned my lesson. and as entertaining as some of these posts become...you might consider doing the same.