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    Summer is over

    Just out enjoying a nice fall day. Yes, summer is over in Minnesota, it was 46 deg this morning. The cows don't seem to mind though.
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    Beautiful view, Arlen! But summer is far from over here in Texas. It will be in the 90s here all of next week too, and probably through the end of this month!
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    Nice arlen. I appreciated the pictures thanks.
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    Arlen; Will the calves be going to market, before the really cold weather gets there, or are you keeping some replacement heifers? They all look very contented!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by farmgirl19 View Post
    Arlen; Will the calves be going to market, before the really cold weather gets there, or are you keeping some replacement heifers? They all look very contented!!
    They seem to get along pretty well in the extreme cold.
    I'm keeping 4 heifers for myself, and selling my best 3 heifers to a guy in Missouri as soon as they are weaned in a month or two. I generally have to keep my steers through 1 winter since I sell them as fats. I have 2 steers born last spring that will be going to freezer camp this November.
    I try to keep them all happy, my neighbors kind of make fun of me because I treat them so good.
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    Milk or meat from contented cattle is healthier. If they are stressed, those "fight or flight" hormones will be in the milk and meat too. Besides, they are living critters, so deserve to enjoy what time they get on earth too! Good job keeping them happy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by arlen View Post
    since I sell them as fats.
    What does selling them as fats mean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by farmgirl19 View Post
    Milk or meat from contented cattle is healthier. If they are stressed, those "fight or flight" hormones will be in the milk and meat too. Besides, they are living critters, so deserve to enjoy what time they get on earth too! Good job keeping them happy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubber View Post
    What does selling them as fats mean?
    Ready to go into your freezer. Some people sell their spring steers in the fall, then they go somewhere else (like a feedlot) for a year and get fattened up.
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    The leaves are telling me summer is over here, but the temps are not (yet).
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