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    feeding question

    I have 4 cows whose calves I weaned about a month ago. I am now trying to build up their conditioning before they calve again. They are getting all the Sudan hay they can eat, along with 5lbs of sweet feed and about 1lb of range cubes a day. I haven't really noticed any improvement in their...
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    oops

    I think my curiosity may have gotten the best of me....
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    Cow with nail in hoof

    She is limping still, but while she doesn't venture far into the pasture, she does get up and walk. She just seems to prefer the bale of hay that is real close to her, rather than venturing far into the pasture. If she is laying down, and sees me coming, she will immediately get up and walk to...
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    Cow with nail in hoof

    Thursday night when I got home I noticed one of my cows limping. (She was fine Tuesday morning). I took her to the vet on Friday morning, and sure enough, there was a roofing nail in her hoof. The vet removed the nail, ground away some more of her hoof around the hole, and then packed it with...
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    Good Deal?

    I will start off by saying I am very new to raising cattle. For the past 2 years, I have been buying steers, and raising them for my freezer. My neighbor is needing to reduce his heard, and is offering to sell me 2 of his commercial cows. One is a brangus, and I am not sure of the other. (...
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    Another caption contest (WINNER ANNOUNCED)

    Don't even think of blaming me dear... I told you to fix my brakes.
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    Calf Born With Virginia Tech Logo

    If that can be considered a VT logo, then I can claim that my steer calf had a a Texas logo on its side...
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    Bottle Calves update

    How long should I let them eat free choice? Until they are 6 months old? Or can I let them eat free choice all the way until they go to the freezer (I am guessing about 15 months) Tim
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    Bottle Calves update

    So, if I decide to creep feed, do I just feed free choice? In other words, do I put out 2 or 3 bags of feed, and just let my calves eat as much as they want? Or do I measure the amounts I put out each day? Thanks Tim
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    Bottle Calves update

    Medic, Thanks for the advice. Question about creep feeding... Is there special creep feed that I can buy at the feed store, and just leave it out for them free choice along with hay? Would I do this until time to finish them a couple of months before they go into the freezer? How much feed...
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    Bottle Calves update

    These steers are not going to be sold to anyone. They will be going into the freezer for my family, and friends/extended family. If the horns will not get that long, then I guess I could leave them alone.
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    Bottle Calves update

    My two holstein bulls are now 9 weeks old, and off the bottle. I am feeding them 3 - 4 lbs of calf starter each per day, along with free choice hay and clean water. I plan to have each one cut and de-horned within the next month. With that said, here are my questions... 1. Should I be...
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    well if yall aint busy

    Well, I guess I just have too much time to kill.. I managed to get 2433
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    841 lb wild hog

    Here is a link to a newstory about an 841 lb hog that was killed in east Texas. http://www.kltv.com/Global/story.asp?S=7430511&nav=menu117_3
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    feed question

    Right now the steers are still eating from a bottle. So I am not looking to finish them over the winter, I am just looking to grow them over the winter. I was just not sure how much protein they needed.
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    quick question

    I've got the door open now, but my porch is an 'L' shape, so he hasn't found the door yet. I guess I will call either animal control or the game warden.
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    quick question

    I have a problem. A hawk has managed to find the one place where our screen is broken on our back porch. And of course he/she can't seem to find its way out. I tried to scare it toward the opening, but that is not working. (This is one Pi**ed off bird) I have heard that they are protected...
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    feed question

    This winter I am going to be feeding out several steers. My plan is to give free choice coastal hay, along with loose mineral. I also will be giving them each about 2 -3lbs of some type of beef builder feed per day. My question(s) is this a good plan? Will this be enough protein? I can add...
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    Scour question

    I would say the consistency of pudding.
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    Scour question

    This is a question related to my milk replacer question. When my calves were on the soy replacer, they started having runny brownish-white stools. Is this considered scours? The reason I ask this is because at no time the the 2 calves look sickly. Every time I went to check on them they were...
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