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  1. ranchwabble

    Share in a bull, Heifer, steer.

    BTW... found this online http://www.extension.iastate.edu/bfc/pu ... haring.pdf It explains a little, but you're right... not that good of an idea unless it's managed very closely
  2. ranchwabble

    Share in a bull, Heifer, steer.

    Oh I know...
  3. ranchwabble

    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...
  4. ranchwabble

    A couple easy questions...

    That would be nice... Low-line Angus. The yearling is about 500 lbs. already so she is probably close at about 800 lbs.
  5. ranchwabble

    A couple easy questions...

    Well I've got one that's 12 months old and another that just had a calf (3 Year old w/ second calf). I'd like to IA them at the same time, but I don't want it to be to early for the younger one. Thanks, Bret
  6. ranchwabble

    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:
  7. ranchwabble

    Dilemma selling beef quarters or halves

    I think you answered my question any way. Thanks so much. Bret
  8. ranchwabble

    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...
  9. ranchwabble

    New to farm equipment and need some advice...

    That would be great. I don't know of anything like that around Colorado though. I am going to ask some farmers around my place. Maybe I can pay them for some extra work. Thanks, Bret :cboy:
  10. ranchwabble

    New to farm equipment and need some advice...

    From what I hear you end up paying the same 'cause the mainenance on a used tractor. Maybe a slightly used tractor would be best. I was looking at the chisle and the disc too. If I end up with one of them, are they still good for regular plowing? Maybe it would be more cost affective to pay...
  11. ranchwabble

    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...
  12. ranchwabble

    working cowhorse ranch

    :cboy: There are a few new sites online that specialize in AG jobs http://www.agriculturalcrossing.com/lcj ... b11ec88599 I do think that you would still have to have some experience.
  13. ranchwabble

    Lowline Angus

    She was worse when we got them (felt like we rescued them). She has gained a little wieght. I haven't wormed her though so I'll go ahead and do that. That calf is dragging her down too but she is still gaining slowly.
  14. ranchwabble

    Lowline Angus

    Well I haven't had a change the get the tape out to mesure them but here is a little video so you can see. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KE6jTXBGfE[youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KE6jTXBGfE
  15. ranchwabble

    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?
  16. ranchwabble

    Antibiotics, good or bad ?

    I agree with that.
  17. ranchwabble

    Lowline Angus

    She's a Lowline. The photo is from the 6 month old Tarentaise. They said she didn't have any trouble with birth. That was her first. The next one coming this spring is bread exactly the same so I guess we'll see. I plan on only breeding lowline with her from this point on. I'll get exact...
  18. ranchwabble

    Antibiotics, good or bad ?

    That is from this article http://www.cattlenetwork.com/Pressure-R ... TEST_NEWS_ I've never heard of antibiotics making an animal grow faster... Can someone shed some light on this subject? :help:
  19. ranchwabble

    Lowline Angus

    Thanks everyone - all good ideas Here is a photo of the 1/2 Tarentaise X Lowline 6 month old hiefer
  20. ranchwabble

    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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