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BRG

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Every year we try to get to most of our bull customers ranches to see their calves and how the bulls are doing. I really enjoy this as I get to know our customers a bit better. Sale day isn't a good day to meet and remember who they are as my I am ussually quite busy. I made 7 visits this week. I took the camara along and if I remembered I snapped some photos. This way I can give the photos to potential calf buyers so they have an idea of what they are selling. Plus I like to take a quick photo of the bulls for my own use.

Here are a few photos from a ranch west of Minot








Here is a photo of a bull he purchased from us last fall.


These are from a ranch north of Jamestown






Here are a few from anther ranch further north of Jamestown








This photo is in a different pasture and nearly all are first or second calf heifers and most of them were purchased from us.


It was a little chilly on the morning this guy was born - He is out of a first calf heifer


Here are a couple bulls he got from us in the fall of 2007




Here is another bull we sold last fall to a new customer between Bismarck and Jamestown and a bit North. I was a bit nervous as they wanted him but wasn't there. I told them I thought he was quite a bit under average but they liked his pedigree and weights so had me buy him for them. He sure looks good now, and they love him.


another look at him
 

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Now there is some quality cattle. Good job BRG. If'n red sold well here I would be knocking on your door for a bull and some replacement heifers :tiphat:
 
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Thanks everyone for all the compliments. The owners of the cattle would appreciate it as well!
 

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"nearly all are first or second calf heifers"

Whats a second calf hiefer? I'm not trying to be a smart butt, cause around here when a hiefer has her first calf she is now considered a cow. Those are some good looking bulls you have.
 

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"I thought he was quite a bit under average"

He looks pretty darn good now. What was "a bit under average" then?
 

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pinzgauer1":29c1dl3f said:
"nearly all are first or second calf heifers"

Whats a second calf hiefer? I'm not trying to be a smart butt, cause around here when a hiefer has her first calf she is now considered a cow. Those are some good looking bulls you have.

We use the term too, and I still think it's odd. Just means it's her second calf. I hear people say the hardest part of dealing w/heifers isn't getting the first calf here, it's getting her bred while her first calf's with her. I can only guess that's where it came from.
 
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kenny thomas":368x71iw said:
When I buy some of your heifers are you coming to VA to check them out. I expect the same treatment. :lol2: :lol2:

No promises, but it sure would be nice to get out that way. You never know.
 
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Brandonm22":2a3zal1j said:
"I thought he was quite a bit under average"

He looks pretty darn good now. What was "a bit under average" then?

He was in the bottom 1/3 of the sale. Weaned off great, but just didn't perform like I had hoped later on. He didn't have the eye appeal that alot of the other did.

Thanks everyone for the compliments.
 

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