That's the exact amount of cattle I hope to have, by the time my 100th birthday rolls around..andybob said:
Either one will kill you....ones just slow and miserable :cowboy:Caustic Burno said:ALACOWMAN said:
Not me! I want to be shot by a jealous husband jumping out a second story window. They will talk about it for the next fifty years on the dead pecker bench at the barbershops .
That's awesome. I swear that I'd have 3 or 4 that would lay back until last and would run through and tear it up somehow.andybob said:
This herd is the Mashona herd run by Jaime Elizondo in Florida, he used a non toxic spray for the hornfly because he has built up the dung beetle population and would rather keep the benefits including less flies with the beetles dispersing the dung. Jaime is available on the regengraze facebook page. (click on the name on the video) We had compulsory spraying and dipping for ticks in Rhodesia which was contrary to my breeding program which relied on the natural resistance to ticks and flies of the native cattle, and rotating daily to break the worm cycles. Our facilities were permanent buildings capable of handling larger numbers of cattle for spraying or dipping with organo phosphate which played havoc with my beetles and tick eating birds, so we experimented with pyrethrum based sprays until we were allowed to stop compulsory dipping.TCRanch said:Andybob, I enjoyed watching that. How often do you have to run them through? And how long did it take to train them to go through in the first place? My girls wouldn't cooperate with just a rub. Or maybe I wasn't patient enough?
WalnutCrest said:There are some genetic helpers people could use to reduce fly burden ... but most people are not interested in any of those ideas ... :shrug: