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  1. Mosho

    The Bubble Has Burst

    A wise man told me once that chasing a dream was often more fun than living the dream. Well, we chased a dream for 35 years or more and I'll have to say that dreaming was more fun than reality. Due to droughts, high fertilizer costs, lower calf prices, high hay prices and probably mistakes made...
  2. Mosho

    Fencing for Calves

    We have a 3 strand electric fence with a 4th strand as a ground wire that will not hold calves. These calves average 450 - 500 pounds. The fence will hold bulls and cows but the calves walk through it at will. Is there an electric fence that will hold calves? Thanks for any help.
  3. Mosho

    For What It's Worth

    This may not be the proper place for this post but it does have to do with beginners. Today I was looking over our farm records from past years and was reminded of an old saying: "God takes care of fools and drunks." We aren't drunks. When we started out in 2000, we were not completely strangers...
  4. Mosho

    Large Shoulders

    Two cows calved today. The first one was a SimmentalxBrangus cow having her second calf. She was bred to a Charolais bull. I had almost decided that she was not going to calve this season. She didn't look very big and she was showing no signs of bagging up and her vulva did look very loose. Last...
  5. Mosho

    Large Shoulders

    Two cows calved today. The first one was a SimmentalxBrangus cow having her second calf. She was bred to a Charolais bull. I had almost decided that she was not going to calve this season. She didn't look very big and she was showing no signs of bagging up and her vulva did look very loose. Last...
  6. Mosho

    Goodbye Aimee

    It is a sad day at our house today. We lost our youngest Rat Terrier in a accident. When we came home from church she was lying in the driveway dead. The other dogs were around her mourning. She was not a year yet, would have been in May. She weighed 3 lbs. but she was full of spit and...
  7. Mosho

    Goodbye Aimee

    It is a sad day at our house today. We lost our youngest Rat Terrier in a accident. When we came home from church she was lying in the driveway dead. The other dogs were around her mourning. She was not a year yet, would have been in May. She weighed 3 lbs. but she was full of spit and...
  8. Mosho

    Surprised Again

    We have this cow that we bought already bred last year. She looks like she is Angus/Brangus cross. She is solid black with a dewlap and navel flap. She was supposedly bred to an Angus bull when we bought her. She had a beautiful red calf that had the light rings around the eyes and nose like a...
  9. Mosho

    Charolais Believer

    We have been using an Angus bull on our Angus/Brangus cross cows with decent results but the calves have been a little light weight at weaning. We have our first calf on the ground out of a Charolais bull and he is a beauty. If he weans as well as he has started out, I will be a Charolais...
  10. Mosho

    Hay price

    I can buy fertilized argentine bahai 4x5 in the field for 30 dollars a bale. The bales actually measure 31/2x41/2 and they weigh 575 lbs each. We paid the same price to the same producer last year but the bales weighed 800 lb. Since hay is so scarce this year, I will probably buy it. What are...
  11. Mosho

    Price of Steers

    I don't know where I should post this but I thought it was interesting. We took 10 steers and 8 heifers to the sale in Opp, Al. two weeks ago. All the calves except one were black. They ranged in wt. from 350 to 470. The steer that looked very much like a limousine was the best looking one with...
  12. Mosho

    Excellent Beef Cow

    Doc or anyone else for that matter, I would like to see a picture of your idea of an excellent beef cow and why you think she is excellent. I am not trying to be smart but I need to learn what makes an outstanding cow. According to what I have picked up on this forum, I should sell all my cows...
  13. Mosho

    Rain

    We planted our garden yesterday and it started raining last night and has rained steadily all day. Praise the Lord!!!
  14. Mosho

    Direction of Garden Rows

    Does it matter which direction you run the garden rows. Mine are running east-west.
  15. Mosho

    No hay

    We are running out of hay. We have 22 lactating cows. Calves are 2 to 3 mos. old. We have very little ryegrass left. We have one pasture with dormant bahai grass. We have not found any hay to buy. We are supplementing with soy hulls and whole corn. Any suggestion what we can do if we can't find...
  16. Mosho

    Angusplus Bulls

    I have been reading about the Angusplus bulls (red and black). My question is what is the advantage of the Aplus over using a Brangus bull or vice versa?
  17. Mosho

    Springing

    I am ashamed to ask this but I don't fully understand the term, " a cow is springing." Now I can tell when one is getting close to partuition but I don't know what is meant by springing. :oops:
  18. Mosho

    Good Day-Pretty Cattle

    I spent the day looking at some fine Brangus cattle. The sun was shining, the grass was green and the cattle were black. We met some good folks and my son bought a beautiful young cow with twin bull calves. Good weather, good company, good cattle-just can't beat it. Just wanted to share.
  19. Mosho

    Christmas Morning Gift

    Christmas Day broke brightly in South Alabama after a cool, rainy night. The ryegrass pasture seems to have grown 2 inches overnight. Our black mama cows are lying peacefully, chewing their cud. Their babies asleep enjoying a full stomach of rich warm milk. Hubbie says there is no prettier sight...
  20. Mosho

    Offspring Color

    If one uses a Limousin bull on a female Brangus what color would the offspring be?
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