brown grass as far as I can see.....

greybeard

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With your herd that has some dairy influence, I bet they taste and eat as good as any.
Yeah, I leave some on the table when I sell, by not having uniformity, but I haven't had that since way back when we raised polled Herefords and I'm not much of a joiner or fad/color chaser anyway.
It's all about inputs here, and as little as possible, both in $$ and time. (time is the real killer...it will eat you up and spit you out.
I want a bull that will cover everything and not miss.
I want live calves, not have to drag out the calf jack and the momma breed right back.
Heavy weaners, on momma's milk and my grass and a little hay and a few cubes.
What I lack in uniformity, I have to be able to make up on the scales without spending a fortune putting on those extra lbs.

I really liked the smokies I got out of my old char/sim bull on my BM cows, but that bull kicked the bucket last winter, so I went the other way this time, with a cheap beefmaster bull because I'll be selling everything out this year sometime to move back West. Makes for some different patterns, but I just don't care. Took this today with my old flip phone:
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The grass ain't brown no more.
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Waiting for me to get the gate open and go into the yard...,
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Are you definitely moving west? Why? Less water in west Texas. As a southern Californian first consideration is water. Although looking at the weather news this morning it looks like you are getting almost too much water. I guess there is such a thing depending on where you live, the contours of your property and the soil.
 
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