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    Share in a bull, Heifer, steer.

    We are on 160 acres and we oly have a few heifers right now. I have a freind that would go in on a percentage of a bull, hiefer or steer. How does this work? If we split the perchase cost then how do we divide the cost for everything else? How does everything get paid out in the end? Bret...
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    A couple easy questions...

    We always bought yearlings to finish out but now we are starting to breed our own. Here are a few questions: 1. How long should I wait to breed back our heifers? 2. At what age should I band the bulls? 3. At what age can I breed a cow for the first time? Thanks, Bret :cowboy:
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    Dilemma selling beef quarters or halves

    I am just starting out the last couple years selling beef. The problem is that I have more customers than I have cattle ready for slaughter. Of course I don't want to send them away so I am trying to figure out how I can get the beef to the customer and still make a profit. I was thinking...
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    New to farm equipment and need some advice...

    We rum mostly cattle but I'm thinking about plowing up about 60 acres and planting alfalfa, corn or potatoes. What type of tractor do you think would be ideal? What would be the smallest that I can get away with? What types of implements do you think I'll need? The ground is really hard and...
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    Cold weather cure phenomenon

    :???: – Yesterday I was talking to fellow rancher who was saying that cattle will cure themselves of sickness if there is a cold snap for more that a few days. Has anyone heard about this? Is there any information out there or is this just an old wives’ tail?
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    Lowline Angus

    We run a small beef opporation on 160 acres in Simla, Colorado. We just got a lowline heifer with a heifer calf (6 months) and bread back. The 6 month old and calf to be are half Tarentine. Do you think we should stick with purebreads or keep the cross. Would it be better for marketing...
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    RENTING A BULL

    :stop: Does anyone know if there is a place where I can go to see if people are renting thier bulls. I'll be looking for a Low-Line Angus after my heifers calve out. (next spring) I was planning on just asking around, but if anyone has some ideas I would appreciate it. Thanks, Bret
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    What Should I Be Selling Freezer Beef For?

    I have a Holstein steer that I'm going to slaughter this fall. He is about 850 lbs right now. We only want to keep one half because of freezer space. I want to sell 2 split halfs. What is the going price? What is the easiest way to do it? I would like it if it would at least pay for the...
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    Where do you sell your cattle?

    I am new to running cattle. I have asked a ton of ranchers in our area where they sell their cattle. Some go to the feed lot, some go to the auction, some sell online and some do private sales. Is there a best place or is it just preference? I would be looking for the best price per pound of...
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    ...and the Best Online tool is?

    What do you think is the best online tool? There are so many tools online. There's auctions, social networking sites, classified ads, forums, blogs, video, news and on and on... What do you think is the most useful or use our poll. http://ranchwabble.wordpress.com/2009/0 ... d-farmers/ Bret...
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    Mini Brahma bulls... do you have some info?

    My son recently got into bull riding. (I know...) Anyway, I was checking out these Mini-Brahma's and I was wondering if anyone had any info on them. I was thinking about maybe raising a few and trying to contract them out. How many do you think I would need? Is there a market? I am...
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    Any one herd of this? Sounds like gosip to me...

    Feedlot cattle fattened on stale gummy bears It came from this site http://www.eatwild.com/healthbenefits.htm Sounds crazy to me. Have you heard of any stories like this or know of someone that does it? Does it help? I don't really care either way... We grow most of our own beef. What...
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    Taking them in to casterate...

    We have 2 holstien bulls and they have been pretty calm. They are about 600 lbs now and they are getting a little crazy. I was told I need to get them casterated, so we are taking them in to have the vet do it next week. I heard we should have banded them. When would I normaly do that? Bret
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