Comments on: Cattle/Dexter Cattle http://jlmissouri.com Small Scale Farming In Missouri Fri, 04 Aug 2017 08:57:09 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.10 By: JL http://jlmissouri.com/cattledexter-cattle/#comment-59735 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 17:19:35 +0000 http://jlmissouri.com/?page_id=259#comment-59735 I will leave your post up for others to see, I don’t know anybody from Wisconsin, so I wouldn’t be much help. Instead of using ear tattoos you might consider USDA ear tags. The number off these tags can be used to register your Dexters and it is easier and cheaper than a tattoo. Plus you have an easy to see ear tag for ID. This is the system I use on my farm.

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By: Tim & Kristi Johnson http://jlmissouri.com/cattledexter-cattle/#comment-59500 Sat, 21 May 2016 20:06:01 +0000 http://jlmissouri.com/?page_id=259#comment-59500 We have 2 yearling Dexter heifers for sale, a red and a black. My husband doesn’t want to upset the neighbors with their mooing and one of the heifers is very vocal. They are eligible for registration but we don’t have anear tattoo pliers. We are in central Wisconsin. If you hear of anyone looking for heifers, please let me know. Local “cow jockey s” only want to pay the market per pound price! Kristi — email: kdjohnsondvm@gmail.com

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By: Jackie Walden http://jlmissouri.com/cattledexter-cattle/#comment-58778 Sun, 10 Jan 2016 18:17:44 +0000 http://jlmissouri.com/?page_id=259#comment-58778 Looking to start raising min cattle. Looking for sales and any information I can get. I own a small farm. But was raised on a farm. Thank you

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By: JL http://jlmissouri.com/cattledexter-cattle/#comment-58520 Wed, 18 Nov 2015 03:50:14 +0000 http://jlmissouri.com/?page_id=259#comment-58520 I buy them off Ebay. Just search for 1/4″ float valve. I use the style with a 1/4″ quick connect. My first water barrel is still going after several years.

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By: JL http://jlmissouri.com/cattledexter-cattle/#comment-58518 Wed, 18 Nov 2015 03:47:08 +0000 http://jlmissouri.com/?page_id=259#comment-58518 Sorry for the late reply, I am actually doing an article on acquiring cattle real soon. If you need info sooner contact me through the contact button and I will send you my number. Thanks,

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By: JL http://jlmissouri.com/cattledexter-cattle/#comment-58512 Wed, 18 Nov 2015 03:36:24 +0000 http://jlmissouri.com/?page_id=259#comment-58512 Thank you, have you watched the video:
https://youtu.be/pQMeYx_eBPM

It is a pretty straight forward design, and very handy. I just drilled a hole through the barrel to accept a 1/4″ float valve. I then used a piece of pipe cut in half to protect that valve. I would be happy to answer any questions you have.

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By: Natalie http://jlmissouri.com/cattledexter-cattle/#comment-58358 Tue, 13 Oct 2015 01:54:06 +0000 http://jlmissouri.com/?page_id=259#comment-58358 Your blog is cool! I was wondering about barrel waterer. Could you get me more info? Thanks!

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By: Heidi http://jlmissouri.com/cattledexter-cattle/#comment-57971 Sat, 22 Aug 2015 16:07:08 +0000 http://jlmissouri.com/?page_id=259#comment-57971 Thanks for sharing all of your information. My husband and I are looking to setup a small homestead and are considering having a small number of beef cattle. Maybe 3 cows. Since we are so new and naive I have to admit I don’t know what to look for or what questions to ask when we purchase our first cows. What would your advice be to avoid being taken advantage of and sold the matronly stock since we don’t know any better. LOL

Thanks!

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By: Eddie http://jlmissouri.com/cattledexter-cattle/#comment-57394 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:05:54 +0000 http://jlmissouri.com/?page_id=259#comment-57394 Hello, I would also like to know what type of float value you used for the water tank..

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By: JL http://jlmissouri.com/cattledexter-cattle/#comment-51340 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 03:00:36 +0000 http://jlmissouri.com/?page_id=259#comment-51340 Well my herd will reach capacity in 2020 with everything going well. My family, extended family and friends will handle several steers a year. I am hoping to have valued bull calves to sell as future herd sires, and will also start selling heifers when my herd is to capacity. I will also test the market for grass fed beef in my area, and will probably start selling some beef in 2015-16. I have three bull calves this year with two more heifers left to calve. I expect the cattle to make a big percentage of my income in the future as well as supplying my family with all our beef.

Yes hay will dry slower when cut with a sickle mower vs using a haybine. A sickle mower doesn’t crush or condition the grass, it just cuts it and drops it. I just let the bales drop behind the baler and pick them up that night with a trailer and ATV. I avoid the heat that way, and it is usually dark by the time I finish my work anyway.

No problem with the questions, good luck with your farm

-Joseph

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