Tractor Forum banner

1 - 15 of 15 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,542 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Here's a shot of my cows in the pasture across the road from my house.

<img src=http://www.hpphoto.com/servlet/LinkPhoto?GUID=46fc6330-7e70-6ba2-64e0-29376acf60d2&size=>

and this one is in the pasture behind my house.

<img src=http://www.hpphoto.com/servlet/LinkPhoto?GUID=2a5e6d0b-1735-245f-e1ed-6421684d7470&size=>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,173 Posts
man, parts man;
you are in a nice area up there...

i like the way you got them all to line up in a row in the 1st picture...
 

·
EX Super Mod
Joined
·
5,317 Posts
Nice herd

Nice healthy looking herd you have there must be feeding time the way they are lined up.:thumbsup:
Jody
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,394 Posts
Well I for one like cows, especially the kind that come wrapped in butchers paper. Really, I always had cows, and was brought up with cattle and as a youngin also did my fair share of helping my grandfather with a dairy operation. Once I got my property here, I built decent fences, catch pens, made one hell of a heavy duty automatic headcatch and squeeze chute. As much as I thought I still liked fooking wih them, the best part was when the last one left here back right before the Kuwait Conflict and Iraq kicked off.

Now all we do is raise a calf or two to butcher weight for our deepfreeze. Tore down all the cattle related items, and mainly dabble with goats. I like animals with built in handles such as a goat has (horns), easy to handle, easy keepers, and I would shudder to think having to feed a large herd up there n Canada. It was a chore in Alabama with our so called winters.

Oh by the way are your cows stump broke? ;-) Around this part of the country a Redneck will pay big $$ for stump broke cows! Kidding of course.


At one time I was doing all right with cattle. Had two Texas Longhorns (black and white in color) that I used to use to breed a dairy farmers first time heifer holsteins with. I would get all the bull calves, and we would split the heifers. Now he AI's the first timers. Around here Simbra, Bramah and Santa Gertrudis are the money makers, but the black with white face do pretty good at the stock yards . Herfords and Angus and Charolais are so so, usually bring far less than the others do. Right now bottle babies are going for 12 to 15 dollars each!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,542 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
Thanks for the compliments guys, we're quite proud of our herd. They're all purebred Angus, black with a few reds. We mainly raise breeding stock, even exported a years heifer calf crop to Germany in 93 or 94.
This picture was taken about 4 years ago, while I was building my house. They heard a tractor running and automatically assumed that we were going to feed them hay!
I'll get some pics of winter feeding on HP soon so you can see what it looks like in Jan-Feb around here, brrr!!


Oh yeah, not sure what bob-calves(bottle babies?) are going at right now (pretty low I expect) but before the BSE thing they were bringing around $150+.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,542 Posts
Discussion Starter #9 (Edited)
T, any time, but beware my cows might tip back!!:D


Her's a winter pic of our cow yard, note the two calves out front.


<img src=http://www.hpphoto.com/servlet/LinkPhoto?GUID=5a5e4391-75e4-751d-479f-4b5756376549&size=>

They're standing on about 3 feet of hay pack. The cows will lay out side as long as there's no wind or wet weather, then they go in the barn.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,542 Posts
Discussion Starter #13
Originally posted by Argee
Mad Cow Disease doesn't sound as nasty.
:) Perhaps, but when you just say "BSE" you don't get all the nasty conotations of Mad Cow, and people imaging a cow going postal in a parking lot!:clown:
 

·
Tractor Lover
Joined
·
4,461 Posts
Originally posted by parts man
:) Perhaps, but when you just say "BSE" you don't get all the nasty conotations of Mad Cow, and people imaging a cow going postal in a parking lot!:clown:
I guess when you put it that way, BSE is a mild statement for it. I just painted a comical picture in my mind of a cow going postal in a parking lot.:smiles: :smiles:
 
1 - 15 of 15 Posts
Top