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    Why do you show?

    Thanks. We are going camping this weekend so it will be nice and relaxed with nothing crazy going on around here like usual so I figure it will be a good chance to sit him down and ask him. I'm going to try and talk to Mom first and see if I can't get her on my side which always helps. :D...
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    Why do you show?

    So basically my best bet is so try and sell it to Dad as a promotional tool? Because I'm 21 and in college so I'm can't show Junior, 4-H, or FFA (which there wasn't an FFA chapter at my high school so that wasn't an option anyway).
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    Why do you show?

    Hey y'all. So I've never shown before and I would really like to get into it with my yearling heifer this year. The problem is I'm having a hard time convincing Dad to let me. He's doesn't see a reason for it. So, I'm wondering why all of you show? I want to show him that there can be...
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    Writing a Paper on Slaughter

    I do have it posted there but I've only gotten a couple responses. I figured I have a better chance of more people seeing it up here since everyone tends to frequent this one instead of that one.
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    Writing a Paper on Slaughter

    *Cross Post from Horse Talk* Hey y'all. I know know some of you have horses or have had horses in the past. I'm writing a research paper on horse slaughter for my English class and I was wondering if you would be willing to answer a few questions for me. You can PM your responses to me so that...
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    Horse Slaughter Survey

    Hey y'all. I'm writing a research paper on horse slaughter for my English class and I was wondering if you would be willing to answer a few questions for me. You can PM your responses to me so that way no debates can start and your questions are confidential. I'm not using any names in my paper...
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    Almost disaster!

    It never ceases to amaze me how animals can hurt themselves. A couple weeks ago Dad and I were digging holes to put in our head stocks and while we were putting the post in, one of our heifers decided to use the auger as a scratching post and nicked her ear. Healed up nicely. Glad to hear she...
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    Feeding Glycerin

    There were supposed to be some studies on feeding glycerin completed recently, but no results have been posted yet.
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    Vaccinations

    That's what I thought. I'll make sure they get done right. Any tips on giving vaccines?
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    Vaccinations

    Hey everyone, just wondering. We are vaccinating everyone this weekend and Dad was told by a buddy of his that also raises beef that you should vaccinate in the hip. Can you do that? I remember reading somewhere that you should do it in the shoulder or neck. Where do y'all vaccinate your...
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    Record Keeping

    Hey everyone, thanks for all of your replies so far, they've been really helpful. I thought about talking Dad into investing in one of those programs but a lot of them allow you to keep track of more than what we do. I would imagine it would be a little overwhelming having more blank spots...
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    AI Cert Class

    Does anyone know about any AI certification classes in Illinois or Missouri. Dad and I have been talking about maybe doing AI in the future and it would make everything a lot easier if one or both of us could do it. I'm from near St. Louis, MO, so the closer the better with school. Thanks!!!
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    Record Keeping

    I know how you feel. I kept telling myself that I was going to sit down and start my spreadsheet all winter because I know Dad won't, but it took me til last week to do it and now that I have, I can't help but feel like I'm missing/forgetting something and wondering how easy its gonna be on me...
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    Feeding Glycerin

    Hey everyone, have a question about feeding the bio-diesel production by-product glycerin. We make our own bio-diesel and end up with a bunch of glycerin with each batch. I've read some information that says you can feed it to beef cattle and Dad and I are thinking about adding it to our cows'...
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    Record Keeping

    Hey everyone, just wondering how you keep your records. We've only got 6 head right now, but have 4 calves on the way this year and are getting this year's steers this weekend and as we grow, I want to keep track of everyone including: age, # of calves, bred date, who is who's calf, etc. Not...
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