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farmerjan

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This time of year the grass is greener on the other side of the fence..... LITERALLY in most cases.... We have a couple of calves that keep going through the high tensile wire on one pasture. No we did not put it up, no they didn't make any provisions to electrify it, so it is as good as useless...... GRRRRR:barnie:barnie:barnie:somad:somad:somad:he:he:he I HATE HI-TENSILE fence. PERIOD.

But they don't want hay, they want the green grass......
Glad the bull didn't tear up the fence with the heifers..... like you said, the closer to July the better.
 

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He’s got great grass, but they have cherry picked off the red clover. There’s. Plenty out in the neighbors field. He was literally walking around just grazing it out. Luckily he was full and I was able to call him back in. He is trained to call very well. That’s a good thing at least.
 

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1 day and no escape. I’m going to run an electric about 1-2 feet inside it anyway. Just to be sure. While I’m gone I don’t want my wife to have to mess with it. I work away from home a month at a time, I’m glad he decided to do this while I was home.
 

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Hey all. I wanted to check in. Haven’t had any extra time. I’ve been working 70 hr weeks since March, so something had to give. Updates...I put in a watering system for the cattle, glad I did we haven’t had rain all summer and the pond is basically a puddle now. Everyone is bred, based on interest no one has been in heat for at least a month. Calves in the spring, March to May somewhere. The steer is growing and looking good, he will go to the butcher in January. With the lack of rain, I’m feeding hay already. Just some supplementing, but the grass is sparse. I’ll start the steer on grain heavy in November. I like grain fed. I call grass fed beef, bad beef. I didn’t get the extra 3 acres fenced in, just no time to do it. Thats part of the reason I’m feeding hay now. Olaf has become a home body finally. I think I just got the fences bull resistant. I never say bull proof. I have read some and made a few comments, but time has been a premium. Hope everyone out there is staying well and safe.
 
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