September 2010

Cattle Fencing Resources

It seems that cattle fencing is always a tedious job.  Not only if you are fixing fence does it probably mean you were chasing cattle in the not too distant past but it also means you will probably have to buy new fencing supplies, re-think the way the fence was originally designed or for larger jobs find labor to help you build back the fence properly.  To help create the best possible fence as quickly and affordably as possible see our list of some of the best cattle fencing resources out on the web.

Ranchers’ Guide to Custom Cattle Feeding

Custom cattle feeding refers to sending cattle to a commercial feedyard that specializes in feeding and managing cattle until they are ready for slaughter. A rancher should consider this practice as a marketing alternative or for market timing purposes. Custom cattle feeding can be used as a tool to increase the dollar return to a cow-calf or stocker program. However, there are times when it may be better to simply sell feeder cattle or calves. The rancher should consider custom cattle feeding at any time when it is likely to increase his net return.

Grain Mixers

Product Review

H&S Manufacturing Company, IncH & S MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC.

The H & S 170 Grinder Mixer offers the convenience, dependability & smoothness of hydraulically operated feed making on your farm.  The feeding attachments and unloading mechanisms are all driven hydraulically so there are no drive belts, chains or gear clusters to wear out.

Corriente

The Corriente can be traced back to the first cattle brought to the new world by the Spanish as early as 1493. These cattle were hardy breeds chosen especially to withstand the ocean crossing and adapt to their new land. They were brought to the West Indies and south Florida, as well as to Central and South America. Over the centuries the descendants of these cattle bred for different purposes - milk, meat and draft animals. They also adapted through natural selection to the various regions in which they lived. Eventually, their descendants spread across the southern U.S. and up the coast of California.