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    Calf pre-conditioning...

    Stocker Cattle Forum: Nevil Speer - Why Buy Preconditioned Calves? Why purchase preconditioned calves? Namely, preconditioning programs strategize to address both sides of morbidity: they are designed to reduce the incidence of Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) by increasing resistance while...
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    How do you compare on costs and why....

    News Update May 2, 2007 Cattle Producers Can Prioritize Managing Costs and Making Wise Investments Priorities First: Identifying Management Priorities in the Commercial Cow-Calf Business by Tom Field, Fort Collins, Colo., and sponsored by the American Angus Association, is the first...
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    Soil testing

    Do you soil test with the Extension service/private lab or do it yourself? Why? What brand of unit do you have and would you recommend it for ph and macro nutrient testing?
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    Spring hay seeding

    We prefer and practice fall seeding. However, we recently acquired 480 additional acres of river bottom land which has laid dormant for 3 years. Very little noxius weed cover probably because of the herbicides last used. What would be the best seeding for hay this year?
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    Bees....serious.....help....

    ...take care of the little fellows. We need them. http://news.aol.com/topnews/articles/_a ... 2109990001
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    VAc. for scours...?

    From Drovers; "Supplement and vaccinate to prevent calf scours The immediate impacts of this winter's snow storms, including widespread death loss among stranded cattle, have been widely reported. Continuing problems, however, could emerge this spring as calving season approaches across...
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    Remote spring w/solar pump

    We want to install a solar pump at a remote surface spring. Our plans call for pumping up to a raised fiberglass tank(about 10' high)located inside the tree line for shade and gravity feed to the waterer. The solar panel would be located outside the shaded area for obvious reasons. Freezing...
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    Storing colostrum

    "Cattle Update: Storing Colostrum for Optimum Passive Immunity Colostrum is the first milk delivered by the cow after calving. Cow calf producers are aware that natural colostrum must be ingested by baby calves within 6 hours of birth to acquire optimum passive immunity and disease...
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    Grass Tetany... alive and .....

    ...real as a concern. "Grass Tetany May Occur in Mature Cows on Wheat Pasture A few, very fortunate, cow calf producers received rain after the wheat was planted in early or mid September. If a few more showers come along, they may have wheat pasture available this winter. Because other...
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    Avoid Nitrate Toxicity......

    ...analysis and info. "Avoid Nitrate Toxicity in the First Snow/Ice Storm Almost as predictable as the coming of the winter season, will be the quickly spread horror story of the death of several cows from a herd that was fed "the good hay" for the first time after snow storm. Ranchers that...
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    ACLU and Christams....

    I like this idea!!!!!!!! How about you? ===================== "Yes, Christmas cards. This is coming early (really early) so that you can get ready to include an important address to your list. Read on........ What a GREAT idea! Fun with the ACLU..... Wanna have some fun this CHRISTMAS? Send...
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    To funny....you gotta..

    ...see this clip.......Urban vs Rural....ROFL..LOL http://us.video.aol.com/video.index.adp ... id=1640820
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    Seems a little high...comments?

    From cow calf weekly 5/12 "U.S. Cow Costs Increased By $36/Head In 2005 Cattle-Fax(R) says its 2005 cow-calf survey revealed cash costs/cow averaged $351 in 2005 - $36/head more than the 2004 average of $315/head. In the past decade, annual cow costs have ranged from $292 to $351/head, with a...
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    AMEN on this one...and pass...

    ...the ammunition. Many good points here...... "Dear President Bush: > > I'm about to plan a little trip with my family and > > extended family, and I would like to ask you to > > assist me. I'm going to walk across the border from > > the U.S. into Mexico, and I need to make a few > >...
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    New(?) round bailer wraper...

    Does anyone know of or, better yet, have experience with this attachment? http://www.binderwrap.dk/us/ramme.htm Click on ..."in the bailer"....next to the pic. _________________
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    Some nostalgia

    Some thoughts of yesteryear...I think. "I came across this phrase in a book yesterday ..."FENDER SKIRTS," a term I haven't heard in a long time; and thinking about "fender skirts" started me thinking about other words that quietly disappear from our language with hardly a notice. Like "curb...
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    Possible contaminated Land

    A new person in the community, nearby, bought a small ranch where the previous owner had for some ten years bought and sold many animals. He would buy just about anything..sick,poor,old,etc. During that process he lost several...something like 100 it is rumored which died from who knows...and is...
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    Endophyte free fescue or Regular Fescue

    There has been several discussions on the topic. You may wish to do a search. Even if you burn the fields(expensive and a lot of work) and do the free fescue many have experienced a rapid return of the endophyte in short order. It appears to be more dominate between the two. We have never...
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    Brazil---Almost oil independent!!!!!!!!!!!

    Who was it on this board that said...in effect...we could not produce enough ethanol.....!!!??? Wanna restate your thoughts? ===== From; Cow and Calf weekly 10/28/05 "Brazil sets pace on alternate fuels More than 30 years after the Arab oil embargo struck fear through much of the...
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    Annual cost per head

    "Tips for Profit Cattle-Fax: Cow Costs Vary Significantly Between Regions Based on a survey of cow-calf producers, Cattle-Fax recently reported the cash costs to carry a cow in various regions of the U.S. in 2004. Table 1. Average Regional Cow Costs ($/Head), 2004a Region...
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