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Browsing Archive: January, 2011

Supporting local beef

Posted by Tim Dixon on Monday, January 31, 2011,

The Haughton Ranch auctioned off one of its angus steers in the lobby of the Kamloops Plaza to promote its beef which will be featured in the hotel for the month of February. Read the article here.

(Taken from everythingangus.com )

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2011 calf pictures

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, January 30, 2011,
I stated in a previous post that I would take some pictures of the year's arrivals. It was a beautiful sunny day here and the calves were feeling good so standing for a picture was a low priority for them but I managed to snap a few. The first four are eye candy calves and the next two are purebreds by SVR Gangster who sired the Grand Champion bull at 2011 National Western in Denver.

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Torque It Up

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, January 30, 2011,
The first calf has arrived from our new herdsire HF Torque 171W. A 94 lb bull calf out of a second calver arrived yesaterday. we are looking forward to many more from this bull who stood 3rd in class at the World Angus Form in 2009.

Thanks to Glenn Campbell of Graham's Road and Davidson Fall of Crapaud for renting Torque this winter.

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Bankers understand agriculture soo well.

Posted by Tim Dixon on Thursday, January 27, 2011,
This ad  from New Zealand is pretty funny to most of us who are in the agricultural business but it also should make you realize that the average consumer probably understands our industry as much as Julian does. Do your part and go the extra mile to help your neighbors learn about agriculture!
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Sheep Lights

Posted by Tim Dixon on Monday, January 24, 2011,
This is amazing! Somebody also went to a lot of work.http://www.wimp.com/sheeplight/

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Thanks Stacey!

Posted by Tim Dixon on Wednesday, January 19, 2011,

My Cousin Greg's wife Stacey MacKean Hardy had her kids up for a visit to see the cows the other day as they were going through "cow withdrawal". She snapped some pictures as they were looking and I wanted to share her photography skills.

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Interviews from the National Western Stock Show

Posted by Tim Dixon on Tuesday, January 18, 2011,
Cattle.com is posting interviews with owners of bulls on display followed by videos of the bulls

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Great Reading

Posted by Tim Dixon on Monday, January 17, 2011,
The comments in this catalogue are certainly unique. They make for a good read. I would say marketing genius as most people would be waiting by their mailbox for next year's! For those of you who are not involved in the cattle business, this is a cattle sale catalogue and the owner uses uncommon and "colorful" words to describe them.

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Calving Updates

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, January 16, 2011,
Calving is progressing at a snails pace. We only have 11 calves so far. I don't know what everyone else is finding but here this year the cows are going 6-10 days over with heavy birthweights (all unassisted). Usually this means more bull calves but we are heavy on heifers. To date we have 6 eye candy calves with 4  heifers and 2 bulls. There are 4 purebred angus calves with 2 of each. It has been hard to get pictures but I will post some when I get them.

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Make it 32...

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, January 16, 2011,
...countries. Hello Venezuala!

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Interesting website stats

Posted by Tim Dixon on Thursday, January 13, 2011,
I have been using Google Analytics to track visitors to our site for eleven months. It is amazing to see where people come from and how they get here.

Visitors have come from 31 countries with the top 5 being Canada,United States, Ireland, United Kingdom and Russia

- 38% of visitors came from search engines (Google, Bing, etc.)
- 35% of visitors came from referring sites ( sites where our website is linked to)
- 25% of visitors came direct (typed in our web address)

Top 5 sources of traffic to our...
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You just never know...

Posted by Tim Dixon on Sunday, January 9, 2011,
I just came back from checking the cows. I usually do it at 10:00 pm but tonight I went at 9:00, well one had just calved and she had the afterbirth off the hind end but not the front, I didn't see any breathing so i jumped the gate and tore the membrane off the head and low and behold there was a big shiny eye staring at me and a tounge sticking out and wiggling! The cow didn't want me there so i jumped back out and when I looked back he had his head in the air. Its amazing how things work o...
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This is what I do in my spare time!! Wow.

Posted by Tim Dixon on Thursday, January 6, 2011,
I didn't think I minded heights but I couldn't even finish watching this.

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Bull Weights updated

Posted by Tim Dixon on Wednesday, January 5, 2011,
The bulls we have on test here at the farm were weighed today and the new weights posted on the "bulls for sale" page. This pen is being fed a high forage/low grain ration for moderate gains and building muscle not depositing fat.

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Canadian Angus Marketplace

Posted by Tim Dixon on Tuesday, January 4, 2011,
Check out our listing on the Canadian Angus Marketplace. This is a database set up by the Canadian Angus Association for easy searching of the membership with detailed information on each operation.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! THE CALVES, THEY ARE A COMIN'!

Posted by Tim Dixon on Saturday, January 1, 2011,
       We wish all the best to all our friends and customers past and the new ones we will meet in 2011.

Calving season is upon us and we have two new arrivals so far. One purebred, a 70 lb Gangster bull calf and pictured above, the first ever Eye Candy (crossbred club calf bull) calf to be born on PEI. She is a hefty 103 lb unassisted heifer out of a purebred cow. 56 more to go and they should start coming fast now.

Good Luck to the rest of you!

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