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    Heavy vs. light grazing steers

    I have heard that weaned calves tend to gain better as they spend less time looking for mom and more time eating. This particular farmer purchases these calves in the fall at 200-300 lb and winters them in his barn and he is on a vaccination program with a reputable vet.
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    Heavy vs. light grazing steers

    I may have the opportunity to purchase lighter (450 lb.) steers this spring from a local farmer. They would be double vaccinated weaned calves that are located 0.25 miles from my house tht he has wintered. I have typically grazed heavier (600+ lb.) steers through the summer (150 days) as I have...
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    Hellofva Fight in Waco

    Apparently no one on this post can take a joke! I found your satire hilarious greybeard.
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    Implanting Steers

    I never even thought to read the label lol duh
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    Implanting Steers

    I plan on implanting my stocker steers in a few weeks with Ralgro or Synovex S (leaning towards Synovex). I am wondering if the Clorox wipes are safe to use to disinfect the ear and the needle?
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    Hellofva Fight in Waco

    I am joking, how many farmers/ranchers do you know that are for gun laws anyway lol
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    Hellofva Fight in Waco

    If this was a gun free zone, this would have never happened :bang:
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    HELP: Steer breathing weird

    For the price of it, I would expect it to work well. He has not a shown much improvement yet. I am going to temp check him again Tuesday.
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    HELP: Steer breathing weird

    He looked and acted perfectly fine upon arrival and quickly took to grain, hay, and grass. The Draxxin has a 10 day treatment time frame and the vet said he would not need another one but might need a steroid shot later on. They are going to call again to check up on him tomorrow.
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    HELP: Steer breathing weird

    I ended up having the local vet come today. His temperature was 105, was diagnosed with pneumonia, slightly dehydrated, and an abscess in his throat which caused the weird breathing. When he breathed it sounded like he was snoring or growling at you. We treated him with 10cc of Banamine to cut...
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    HELP: Steer breathing weird

    I have had him 3 weeks tomorrow. I am going to work him through the chute today and listen to his lungs and temp check him.
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    HELP: Steer breathing weird

    This morning his head was hanging and his ears were droopy but still eating. Any ideas?
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    HELP: Steer breathing weird

    Yes the humidity and temperatures have rapidly increased over the past few days. Instead of cooler spring weather (60's) it has been in the high (70's) lately.
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    HELP: Steer breathing weird

    580 lb, I was thinking it may be lungworms or BRD.. He was vaccinated 2 weeks ago with Bovishield Gold One Shot.
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    HELP: Steer breathing weird

    I have a stocker steer that is breathing differently recently. When he breaths it sounds really nasally but he does not have any abnormal drainage from the nose, ears are not droopy, but is somewhat lethargic. Is this an early sign of BRD?
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    Lime?

    It is worth every penny. The better the grass, the better the cattle.
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    Freshly Castrated Bulls

    I did cut off the bottom third and sprayed the wound with screw worm spray.
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    Freshly Castrated Bulls

    Just last week I castrated 4 5-6 weight bulls using the scalpel/surgical method. I was wondering how long it will take for the scrotum to recede. It has been 7 days since castration and I noticed that on all 4 the bag is still hanging. Any thoughts?
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    Which way do you swing?

    that was hilarious! I'll admit I was one of the guys tearing up at the sale barn when I saw how high they were this year! This market seems to just keep climbing though, lets just hope it doesn't crash in October. In defense of the backgrounder/grazer, there is no messing with cattle in the...
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    Which way do you swing?

    Just curious as to why people chose the cow-calf/seedstock, stocker/grazer, or feedlot type of cattle business. Is it way of life? Money? Grew up in it? For me this is the 3rd year I have farmed, with stocker calves on pasture the past 3 summers. I chose this because I am busy with college most...
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