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    Longhorn info

    Bill, when I say the animals are dangerous I mean in the context of five foot horns that are pretty darn sharp on the ends. I don't think you or anyone else in their right mind would want to be standing beside one of them when they swing their heads around swatting flys on their back. I didn't...
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    Longhorn info

    Funny you should bring up Longhorns today. I just visited a registered Longhorn ranch yesterday and my opinion has not changed. And the owner of the cattle and ranch confirmed my feelings on the breed. They are novalties, pasture ornaments (mentioned before), dangerous, hard to work (need...
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    Farmer or Rancher

    When I registered my business name I called it Thigpen Farms and when folks ask me what I grow I tell them cattle. The response is usually "oh, it's a ranch". Well, yea, it might be called a ranch since I raise cattle. Like BHB said, I think of a ranch as someplace where only raising cattle (or...
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    Now I've got it figured out! CEO --Chief Embezzlement Officer. CFO-- Corporate Fraud Officer. BULL MARKET -- A random market movement causing an investor to mistake himself for a financial genius. BEAR MARKET -- A 6 to 18 month period when the kids get no allowance, the wife gets no jewelry...
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    Pistol suggestion?

    You beat me to it, Hoss. I personally think you're right on. The 9mm is really a runt .38 shell so if you want to do any damage with the 9 you don't have much choice but to use Talons or the like. My wife's 9mm is loaded with something that will tear an arm off if you hit them in the finger...
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    Results Are In

    Ho boy, you're in trouble now!
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    Roping A Deer

    And if you pick up road kill make DARN sure it's really dead .... before you throw it in the back seat (or trunk) of your car. Good one. :lol:
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    Is this scenario possible

    The short answer is no. Studies over the past 30 or so years have indicated that the breakeven point for a farm/ranch operation has steadily increased from around 200 acres to somewhere around 400+ acres. Of course there are exceptions but overall it takes more than ten times as much land as...
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    Naw, she said she was goin' to the Budhest camp, not the nudest camp. :)
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    From Us all in England to ya'll in America

    Now Sire, do I detect a note of sarchasm(sp) in your voice? :lol:
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    Tobacco Auctions

    $3.50 a pack? That's a bargin. If you can find a single pack for less that $4.85 in Texas that's a bargin. I usually get mine from La. at $2.80 ($28.00/carton). We had an Attorney General who sued "big tobacco" and "won". The populace didn't find out what "won" meant until a couple of years...
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    Speaking of killing elephants

    What about people?
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    Semper Fi

    Top This One For A Speeding Ticket Two California Highway Patrol Officers were conducting speeding enforcement on I-15, just north of the Marine Corps Air Station at Miramar . One of the officers was using a hand held radar device to check speeding vehicles approaching the crest of a hill...
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    ET questions

    Mr. Wilson, I've heard the term "flushing" but don't know exactly what it means. I assume it means getting a receipiant cow ready for ET by getting rid of any embryo that might already be in place?? I kinda had it in my head the "flushing" meant extracting an embryo from a donor cow but now I'm...
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    I'm back with even more dumb questions!

    I guess it depends on how much hay or other feed stock you have on hand. If you have plenty of feed to hold them over through the Winter then I wouldn't worry too much about forage for the cattle during the cold months. If, on the other hand, you need the Winter forage then plant the winter...
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    Alternative to palpating

    Thanks for the replies. TexasB, for me palpation just wouldn't work. I don't know how to do it nor what things feel like so I couldn't identify the uterus from a turd. And hauling the animals to the vet for palpation doesn't seem to be economical either. I envy your ability to do this test...
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    Stuffing or dressing?

    Hey, Misty. I agree that down here it's called dressing. And the only thing that goes "in" the turkey or chicken is the dressing that just happens to wind up in there. There is no effort at putting it there. The recipe here is very similar to the one my Mother always used. We (she) did not use...
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    Alternative to palpating

    Has anyone tried the SurBred method of determining if a cow is bred or open? I've read that using this method (BioPRYN) is a lot easier, quicker and cheaper than palpation and it's safer for the cow. I'd be interested in hearing pro's and con's and also maybe where the "kits" can be obtained. I...
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    Wants vs. Needs and Deep in Debt

    You know CB, I heard from a teenager the other day that this was the fault of the baby boomers! I have yet to figure how she and her teacher in school came to that conclusion. I told her I was a baby boomer. I didn't own anyone one red cent, my house is paid for and my ranch is free and clear...
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    Need Tips on Peeling Boiled Eggs

    Pickeled eggs and beer? Bet your wife made you sleep in the barn for the next three or four nights. Talk about contributing to the methane problem. :lol: More like Hydrogen Sulphide that anything else. Whew!!!!