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I think we have two problems one is how much money cattlemen are going to lose when they are on the wrong end of the correction of this cattle market because it wil happen.

Second is the inflated cost of production and land that keeps many younger generations from the oppurtunity to ranch for a living. I will tell you the problem we are facing. My wife and I live on her uncle's ranch. It is 4 sections in eastern NM. Stocking rate is 1AU per 40 acres. It has a 4200 sq ft 4br 3bth house built in the 30s and added on to in the 70s plus all the land is state lease which is $5200 per year. We think it is worth between $490000 to $600000. I have a good job that pays around $75k but I think there isno way to make this work. Wht do you guys think? Bythe way its 27 miles from town.     

The Big Show / Re: Black/red carrier angus cows
« on: May 09, 2012, 04:17:19 PM »
ok thanks for the clarifying. Next question if you buy a black/red carrier in the us and have red offspring can they be registered as american red angus.

The Big Show / Black/red carrier angus cows
« on: May 09, 2012, 03:36:02 PM »
I have noticed that several canadian red angus breeders have black cows that carry a red gene. Are these cows registered as red angus or can their red progeny be registered with the red angus association if they are born red and not black?

The Big Show / To Red Angus breeders
« on: May 08, 2012, 03:28:17 PM »
I am looking to find a couple of heifers or cows to add to our cow herd. We have a few registered cows that go back to the beiber herd. One cow has raised 4 champion or reserve red angus steer in Houston. What are some of your suggestions on places to go and look. We are looking to transition our herd from a club calf to a purebred herd and want cattle that have donor potential.

The Big Show / Re: best area for raising livestock?
« on: March 26, 2012, 11:29:45 AM »
Oh I am certainly not planning on that but if my job plays out it would be nice to find a nice area to look for another one.

The Big Show / Re: best area for raising livestock?
« on: March 26, 2012, 12:41:52 AM »
gowyo I agree with that but I like a lot of people don't have the luxury of free and clear land anywhere. That's why I asked what the best area is. I would love to be able to ranch full time but  I don't have that option. I have cattle for a little extra money and a big tax write off. That's why the extra cirricucular activities and astectics are a little more important to me. I have been in west texas 5 years and know its not big cow/calf country, plus land prices have almost doubled in the last ten years. Animal unit price is outrageous when you put a pencil to it. Feedstuffs are becoming extemely high everywhere but with all the big dairies in this country its getting harder by the day to purchase feed at a decent price.

The Big Show / grazing fescue
« on: March 25, 2012, 08:52:50 PM »
How do you guys inthe midwest graze fescue. I know it is toxic. Do you kill it or feed something to counteract the toxin, Just curious.

The Big Show / Re: best area for raising livestock?
« on: March 24, 2012, 11:04:30 PM »
Chambero, In  Littlefield we got 10 inches of snow on christmas eve which is around and inch of moisture and last week we got .60 inches. in 2011 we got 5.9 inches counting that snow. That is a total of 6.5inches in the last15 months. To make matters worse the wind has blown at least twice a week for the last year 30-40 mph. I know now why the taliban is always so angry wind and blowin dirt can piss a fella off over time.

The Big Show / Re: best area for raising livestock?
« on: March 23, 2012, 05:42:54 PM »
I agree with your vet chambero I have been through that country a lot over the years and knew their were better places than the south plains which is turning into the sahara before our eyes. The other problem out here is we are running out of irrigation water. That dosen't sound like a positive outlook out here. Thanks for the response

The Big Show / best area for raising livestock?
« on: March 23, 2012, 02:13:08 PM »
Here is a hypothetical question for everyone. If you were going to relocate from your current area what part of the country would you go to? I am currently living in west texas and sick of the drought and the wind. I always liked the eastern Ok,KS,NE and missouri. area. what are some of the best area in the country in your opinions. I am taking into account stocking rates and land prices as well as recreation ie (lakes, hunting, fishing etc).

The Big Show / cows on irrigated pasture
« on: December 28, 2011, 09:16:18 PM »
Was wondering if any of you guys run cows under center pivots. (summer grasses and winter annuals) I have a well and could put @70 acres under irrigation just wondering if it is profitable. I live on the south plains of texas and can probably grow giant bermuda and wheat/triticale in the winter. I would appreciate any suggestions or info that would be helpful.

The Big Show / Best cattle country
« on: October 24, 2011, 10:11:09 PM »
Here is a topic I thought could start a good discussion. What part of the country do you think is the best area for cattle producers. Some items that might be beneficial to know. Land prices or price per animal unit, rainfall, growing season, feed prices, markets either clubby, commercial or purebred and anything else I may have left out.

The Big Show / cattle manager positions in russia
« on: October 19, 2011, 12:09:54 AM »
I saw a position for a ranch manager in russia. I have a friend that is interested in the position but can't remember what site this was on. I thought it was on agcareers and it could already be filled. If anyone can give me any info that would be super. TIA

Cattle For Sale / Re: brangus/abc steer for sale
« on: March 31, 2011, 03:10:58 PM »

Cattle For Sale / brangus/abc steer for sale
« on: March 28, 2011, 11:50:25 PM »
Here is a little brangus appearing /abc steer we just got up not long ago. This guy is really big boned and long fronted he is deep bodied and has plenty of muscle. He is reasonably priced and located in Littlefield Texas.

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