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  1. Bob Kinford

    Ragweed

    There are a lot of plants ranchers used to depend on for winter browse which they gradually quit eating with advent of tubs and cake. Kathy Voth of On Pasture gives classes on how to teach your cows to eat weeds. She basically does it by top dressing feed with the weeds you want them to eat. But...
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    Ragweed

    Very seldom. My trailer is set up as a mobile cow camp, so if I usually sleep where my horses are when on the road. If I'm traveling for a conference, or schools out of the country, I stay where Very seldom. When I'm traveling for schools, I generally stay in my trailer. I'f I'm going abroad or...
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    Ragweed

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    Possible snake bite

    Need to be giving him an anti inflammatory steroid everyday for several days. Had a horse got bit in the nose and it was two weeks of an IV cocktail of Dexamethasone, furicin ointment and DMSO
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    Ragweed

    Nope, supplements tend to get cattle to ignore plants they should be consuming. Bad stockmanship just adds to that plus a lot of behavioral things that most people consider cattle to do naturally. Been watching this for 60 years so, like Farmers Insurance, "I've seen a thing or two."
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    We may all be missing the boat, by not raising Corrientes!

    Start doing a true regenerative program and you will take care of the weeds without sprays while building your grass. Red Angus bulls tend to take the horns off (not sure why it doesn't work quite as well with Black Angus.) That breeding will give you heavier calves as well, Only problem is...
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    Slight Runny Nose - When to Be Concerned?

    Clear snot is a sign of IBR.
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    Ragweed

    If your cattle aren't eating it, you are either feeding too many supplements, need to change your stockmanship, or both.
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    Ragweed

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    Ragweed

    shows you need a higher density on the ragweed. Hit it hard enough and the grass will come back. All has to do with changing your soil quality
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    Ragweed

    Not joking in the least. If your cattle refuse to eat ragweed you have a problem with too many supplements, bad stockmanship, or both.
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    Ragweed

    You'd be amazed at the number of cattle that won't eat ragweed and a whole host of other things. New it was bad, but didn't really realize how bad we have screwed up the diet diversity in cattle until I started teaching IMG principles.
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    Ragweed

    At 67, I have yet to see anyone successfully eradicate any weeds using sprays. However proper grazing will change your soil biology so that they don't come back. If your cattle are so messed up they don't eat it pack them in on it until they bed down. Between the trampling and fertilization when...
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    Should I get back in?

    Better yet, sub lease with full care to someone with stockers or cull cows.
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