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post #31 of 40 Old 12-02-2011, 09:35 AM Thread Starter
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haha joe we already do the chickens. And I agree alot more work then I want to do. I am just gethering info for my parents nothing is decided yet. My mom has it set in her head that this is a good idea. And we are making a pros and con list. She either wants to have a milk or beef not both. And I am hopeing for neither.

Plus with all the extra meat I bring back from deer hunting or get from friends who are, I really don't see the point in doing the beef as well.

If we do go through with it I am hoping for dairy. Atleast that way I can do some different things.
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post #32 of 40 Old 12-02-2011, 09:36 AM
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A lot of people around here grow commercial catfish. Unfortunately, people will sneak onto farms and steal them. "Catfish russling.... "
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celeste my uncle does the catfish thing and he losses more than half just from people stealing them (they love to catfish wrestling).

Plus only my mom and dad eat fish no one else. The smell of it turns our stomachs :/
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I wonder if "wrestle" and "russle" are the same word with different local pronouncements and therefore different spellings.

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maybe I never even thought about it. I only think wrestling like the matches on tv... I see some people really have to try and wrestle to get those catfish to stay in there hands :p
But I can see your spelling being correct as well :) idk though not very good at english myself (neve rmy strong point in school I was better in matha nd science)
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Catfish wrestling, that's where you stick your toe in there mouth get em to bite it and you wrestle them up,, Actually that's like TV and more properly called RASSLIN, As in me an Jimbob got Rasslin on the payperview. Rustlin would be what we called as kids Pond raiding. Seemed the private ponds always had the best fishing.
What I love doing is calling the current crop of MMA barbarism on TV, Rasslin, gets all the neanderthals all worked up.
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I am thinking raisng one or two beef cows is a money loosing proposition. By the time you add in purchase price, vet, upkeep, doodads around the barn, grain, butcher costs, not to mention your time and labor, youd be better off working a couple extra hours a week at a job and just buying the meat.
I disagree. I bought both of my Angus cows at auction, paid about half market-price for them. A single Vet visit which won't need to occur again unless one becomes ill as he went over what shots and treatments cows need, how to administer them and whatever meds I need can be purchased from the local Vet Supply or through him.

Grain is negligible, mine eat a 50lb bag in about 4 weeks (more to keep them friendly, than feed them). Only "doodads" I bought were 2 tire feeders, one for outside, one for inside the run-in. Time and Labor? I spend *maybe* 20mins daily filling their tire feeders and that's only because it's Winter.... I have 30+ acres of grass for them to munch and a heated auto-waterer that came with my property.

Best part is that I KNOW what they are eating and how my meat will be processed. There will be no chemicals or anything in my meat. Grass-fed beef is horrifically expensive to buy, cheaper than mystery meat if you raise it yourself.
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If you have adequate pasture, you can economically raise livestock. If you have to buy a lot of feed, it costs a fortune.

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Pigs are popular & are the "other" white meat.
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waresbear - never thought of that :) I will be mentioning that
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