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  1. plbcattle

    Did the paid ads go away too

    Is there a place on here to put a paid ad for herd sellout? selling only 40 head but looking for the paid ad section and can't seem to find it. thanks
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    advice on where this post needs to go

    I have an offer I can't refuse to buy my property where my cattle are. Having been in the Brangus business for the last 14 years, The money made in this business is from appreciation of the land. I have my best 45-50 Et, Ai, donors and herd cows for sale. Also gooseneck trailers, preifert s04...
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    Any horned hereford breeders i need a bull

    I am looking for a horned hereford bull to cover my commercial herd and my recips. I would like a Et or AI sired bull ready to go to work now. LBW epd.s with growth and milk. Big spread if possible. I am in conway arkansas. The closer the better. You can pm me or email me at [email protected]
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    investment project, what are your cost per cow

    I am working on an investment project. I will explain after I compile some data. What are your cost per year. Not wanting others to argue cost or how some do it or dont. I just want to know what your annual cost per cow is to keep. After I get some data I will post my experiment. Thanks
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    Stop in to say Hi if you are close by

    If in Arkansas stop by Lewis Livestock sale and say Hi. I have 8 bulls at todays Lewis Livestock 2nd bull sale. The first was cancelled or most couldnt attend due to icy conditions. They will have bulls and some select females selling. If anyone is in the area stop in and say hi. Jon Bevans...
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    deer i killed in Illinois

    a 12 point I killed in illinois during there 3 day shotgun hunt
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    herd Dispersals

    With all the Herd dispersals lately and some long time ranches deciding to quit raising cattle, i wonder if they are smarter than the rest of us and see something we dont. i could be looking at this in the wrong way but just seems like more of them than usual this year. Any others notice this...
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    Anybody still use estradiol protocols

    Has anyone here had similar results from using estradiol. I am saying that i might know someone who uses it(not me of course) but they have been getting unbelivable results on Ai, Et transfers, and recips in heat. I am not on here to debate wether the drug should be legal or not legal for cows...
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    Do you guys have these hay guys in your area too

    Do you guys see these hay sellers in your area too. There are listings all the time for Bermuda hay, net wrapped, sprayed, fertilized, no weeds for $25. There is no way on planet earth that a guy can sell hay for that and spray, net wrap AND fertilize. With fertilizer prices what they are now...
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    Polled vs horned hereford ?

    I am looking to buy a horned hereford bull. Let me first profess my ignorance in the hereford breed. I AI'd my commercial herd to a horned hereford (Harland)and am looking for a top notch clean up bull that could be considered a herd sire. Do the polled have the same growth and hybrid vigor as...
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    ? for anyone that does ET work

    Has anyone on here had any sucess with transfering embryos in the hot summer monthes. I am thinking about putting some eggs in some recips i just bought. I know flushing cows in the heat is not recommended. its either transfer in Late july or hold them open till Nov(for calving reason) I just...
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    Mob grazing/pasture rotation ?

    I have been reading about this mob grazing theory. My ? is how do you have time to move cattle 3-4 times a day. Whats the benifit of this vs just rotating pastures. If you move them into 3-5 acre pastures for a couple days, why is this mob grazing better. I still cant say I completly understand...
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    Midland 99 sprigs

    I am having 30 acres of Midland 99 sprigged this week. Any pros/cons. This looks like the best producing grass for my area. Any of you ever used it
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    Dewormer block Vs pour on

    due the biblical rains we have had, our loading road(mud hole) is a mess. We have more rain today and tonite. The cattle are almost impossible to get to the chute right now. It is time to worm and I cant get them up for the Pour on. Have any of you had any luck with the blocks. I know it may not...
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    Herford semen advice

    i am going to take the easy route here. I need some advice on some Horned Herford semen. I am AI'ng aboiut 40 commercial brangus heifers and then turning them out with a Brangus clean up bull. Any suggestions. Obviously I would emphasise calving ease first and growth and milk a close second. Any...
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    HOLY COW, fertilizer prices today

    We have had rains that are of biblical proportions this year. i cant get in to fertilize if I wanted to. I was in the co op today and inquired about the prices of fertilizer 19-19-19 was $789 a ton 13-13-13 was $729 HOLY COW. he told me prices for some others but I think I passed out for a...
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    things that you have learned are 4sure in raising cattle

    I have learned that every gate i own when I buy the mid to cheap gate will be smashed,crinkled,and turned to scrap by cattle. If i had to rename my farm it would be the broken gate ranch. I cant count how many gates I have at the farm, but i know that the ones that I bought that were the mid...
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    Chicken litter in AR help

    anyone know where i can contract some chicken litter in Arkansas. i am in the center of the state and we dont see many advertisments for chicken litter. Anyone in Ar that knows of any contacts, i sure would appreciate it. Thanks
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    What the [email protected] is going on here

    This is bugging me so I got to get it off my chest. I feed around 200 head of registered Brangus. Bulls on test,heifers,cows,recips, everything we do at the farm. My feed bill is crazy. this isnt about if feeding is the thing to do or not, if your in the registered business, your feeding or your...
  20. plbcattle

    What the [email protected] is going on here

    This is bugging me so I got to get it off my chest. I feed around 200 head of registered Brangus. Bulls on test,heifers,cows,recips, everything we do at the farm. My feed bill is crazy. this isnt about if feeding is the thing to do or not, if your in the registered business, your feeding or your...
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