If any of you have been to our farm, you have seen our non-traditional livestock watering tanks. This was a design that I learned about and utilized in Nebraska years ago, and have adopted at our place in Texas.The obvious advantage is they are very economical to build due to the fact many feed stores

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I know I am a little late posting this winter storm checklist after what we experienced here in Texas in 2021, but it never hurts to be archived for future winter events.  As they say, “Prepare for the worst, and hope for the best”In this blog, I will list some key issues that need to

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     With many cattle-owners breeding their cattle now for fall calving, pregnancy testing is the crucial final step. We spend so much time in the management of our small herd to getting our cows in correct body condition, picking the perfect bull to breed them to, and getting them bred at the right time.

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Early weaning calves can save money, improve conception rates, and increase stocking rates.  If you are located close to an urban setting, typically the price of land limits the amount of pasture available for natural grazing, leaving you to supplement with harvested feeds. In our own operation, we feed hay year-round, so early weaning allows

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The most important equipment considerations if you are going to own cattle are pens (corral), a chute, and a trailer.It is a lot of fun looking out into a pasture and seeing your cattle grazing, but the day will come when you need to catch, transport, or restrain that peaceful looking cow.  Here are my

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I know many of you are just starting the fall calving season, but as the calves hit the ground, it is never to early to start planning to re-breed those cows and heifers.  Here is a list of things that can make your fall breeding go the best it can. For me, it can be broken

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Just got this in the mail. Perfect addition to your children’s book collection from Rachel Cutrer. My daughter loved the book, and was able to relate to much of it from her growing up around showing from a very young age.  You can easily get the book through Amazon or directly from the Ranch House

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Some pictures of eartags from Cook Show Cattle – we love them!   If you are tired of the same boring tags, give them a call and get you some of the coolest tags on the market.  Contact Linda Cook at 614-288-8275 or info@cookshowcattle.com to make your order.

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