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    Cows Basic info - Part II

    Thank you for sharing, Jeanne! Really good info to know and remember.
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    Banding Problem?

    I find it much easier to band when a few days/weeks old. Last bull calf I had born wasn’t super healthy, so I gave him more time to gain strength and banded him at about 3 weeks. I used the small cheerio banding sort of type. I kept track and it fell off in about a month. Hardest part was making...
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    Help with registering Angus

    Thank you Ken. You are right, they are two nice heifers added to my herd. I am happy about that for sure!
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    Help with registering Angus

    Yes I agree, Kenny. I have a enjoyed every minute of raising cattle. It is a way of life for myself for sure!
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    Help with registering Angus

    Thank you. I kick myself but I know that when mistakes are made, boy do I sure learn from them!
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    Help with registering Angus

    A BIG thank you to those who have helped me with this and educated me more on the registration process.
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    Help with registering Angus

    Lol no excuses here, thank you for the positive comment. I thought we were supposed to build people up not shoot them down. I’m not looking for criticism on my lack of ignorance. You don’t know all of the circumstances. Basically I trusted someone who I thought knew about his cattle. I was...
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    Help with registering Angus

    Since this is all new to me, I’m uneducated with the process and he made it sound like it would be an easy process. Little did I know that he didn’t know who the sires... nor the birthdates now. UGH. I’m learning the hard way. I think I’ve concluded that theses heifers will stay commercial and...
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    Help with registering Angus

    Yes that’s the issue I ran into when I called Angus Assoc. He doesn’t have a membership. I’m now wondering if I should just not bother with registering these heifers.... I’m learning from my mistakes!
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    Help with registering Angus

    Can you please explain what “tattoo” means?
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    Bottle calf! Some say I'm crazy...

    Here’s my miss June bottle baby. Just over 4 months old and just weaned. They have 24/7 green grass. Makes for messy rear ends but some happy calves! The best part is my brother lives next-door and for fun I lead her over to say hi on his outdoor patio.
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    Help with registering Angus

    That is basically what he relayed to me is that for him, the hassle of registering is not worth it. I just would like to see more potential in my small herd so that I do have the option to register other offspring. Yes that part was difficult because he doesn't know the dams, just a guess as to...
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    Help with registering Angus

    Honestly, I’ve had cattle for almost 2 years now and so far, I’ve only raised and finished out feeder steers, and have a few Herefords and now these angus. I’ve always wanted some really good registered Angus stock. It’s just always been a dream of mine. But I understand your point, much more...
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    Help with registering Angus

    Thank you for all that great info! I did call Angus Assoc and I gave her the information on the 3 possible cows (that are registered). She said that 2 of the 3 have DNA on file so it would be process of elimination on what heifer belongs to what cow. The gentleman I got them from has registered...
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    Help with registering Angus

    I will for sure do that tomorrow. Thanks for the help!
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