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Top Web Sale Lots Week of 7/18/2016

SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2016

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Top individual sale lots of the past week...

  1. $9,250 - Bred Heifer sired by Cry Baby
    Potts Show Cattle Online Bred and Open Female Sale 7-21-16 #1
  2. $8,000 - Bred Heifer sired by Top Cat
    Potts Show Cattle Online Bred and Open Female Sale 7-21-16 #2
  3. $5,250 - Bred Heifer sired by Texas Tornado
    Potts Show Cattle Online Bred and Open Female Sale 7-21-16 #4
  4. $5,000 - Bred Heifer sired by Smokin Bob
    Potts Show Cattle Online Bred and Open Female Sale 7-21-16 #3
  5. $4,250 - Bred Heifer sired by Heat Wave
    Potts Show Cattle Online Bred and Open Female Sale 7-21-16 #5
  6. $4,250 - Pair sired by Solid Gold
    Potts Show Cattle Online Bred and Open Female Sale 7-21-16 #9
  7. $3,750 - Bred Heifer sired by Man Among Boys
    Potts Show Cattle Online Bred and Open Female Sale 7-21-16 #8
  8. $3,500 - Bred Heifer sired by Carpe Diem
    Potts Show Cattle Online Bred and Open Female Sale 7-21-16 #7
  9. $3,250 - Bred Heifer sired by Top Cat
    Potts Show Cattle Online Bred and Open Female Sale 7-21-16 #6
  10. $3,250 - Bull sired by Milk Man son
    Potts Show Cattle Online Bred and Open Female Sale 7-21-16 #10

Which is more likely?

THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016

1 - Your social media post for/against Trump will change enough minds in a battle ground state to impact the election.

2 - Your social media post for/against Trump will change the opinion of a potential cattle buyer/client about you and cause them to reconsider doing business with your operation.

To Keep Off Ferocious Lions, Paint 'Eyes' On Cattle Butts

MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016



"As protected conservation areas become smaller, lions are increasingly coming into contact with human populations, which are expanding to the boundaries of these protected areas," says Dr. Neil Jordan, a conservation biologist from UNSW's Centre for Ecosystem Science.

The reason is quite interesting. When they make "eye-contact" with the butt eyes, the lions will assume that the prey has seen them and will decide to move on, without a surprise element.  The lions will think their intended prey has seen them.



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Top Web Sale Lots Week of 7/11/2016

SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2016

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Top individual sale lots of the past week...

  1. $11,000 - Bred Heifer sired by Lovin 620
    Petzold Show Cattle and Witherspoon Cattle Online Bred Female Sale 7-12-16 #2
  2. $10,500 - Bred Heifer sired by Lovin 620
    Petzold Show Cattle and Witherspoon Cattle Online Bred Female Sale 7-12-16 #1
  3. $6,750 - Cow sired by Double Stuff
    Petzold Show Cattle and Witherspoon Cattle Online Bred Female Sale 7-12-16 #3
  4. $5,550 - Bred Heifer sired by Jakes Proud Jazz
    Petzold Show Cattle and Witherspoon Cattle Online Bred Female Sale 7-12-16 #8
  5. $5,250 - Bred Heifer sired by FSF STARBURST 058
    Petzold Show Cattle and Witherspoon Cattle Online Bred Female Sale 7-12-16 #9
  6. $5,005 - Bred Cow sired by Heat Seeker
    Cromwell Cattle Co Online Fall Calving Cow Sale 7-17-16 #6
  7. $5,000 - Bred Cow sired by Nsync
    Cromwell Cattle Co Online Fall Calving Cow Sale 7-17-16 #2
  8. $4,751 - Pair sired by Super Boy
    Cromwell Cattle Co Online Fall Calving Cow Sale 7-17-16 #11
  9. $4,750 - Bred Cow sired by Dakota Gold
    Shirley Show Cattle Genetic Refresh Online Sale 7-17-16 #2
  10. $4,505 - Bred Cow sired by HL Superfresh
    Cromwell Cattle Co Online Fall Calving Cow Sale 7-17-16 #3

Live Streaming Events on Facebook

TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2016

I like Periscope a lot.  The problem is it only went out to Twitter followers and wasn’t as ‘shareable’ as a video on Facebook is.  Earlier this year Facebook launched their version of it and it’s been picked up by a lot more people in the ag sector.

C Jason Spence does live broadcasts of all of his goat sales.  You can’t actually bid via the broadcast but you can watch any of his sales.

The TJLA was great about it with the Belt Buckle, making sure to broadcast just about all of the champion drives.

How do you do it?

Pull up the Facebook app on your phone.

Click “What’s on your mind?”

Click “Go Live”

Name your broadcast.

You’re done.


The video is broadcast live and stays on your page after the fact.

It’s quick, it’s simple, and it’s something any jackpot show can do.

What is Pokemon Go?

MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016

It’s responsible for a couple hundred million dollar (edit:couple billion now) increase in market cap for Nintendo and it’s become such a popular game that it makes the news more often than not.  And it has only been around since last week.

Before going any further, let me be clear that I hate Pokemon.

It's just a trading card game and a way to burn through money similar to what baseball cards were in the early 90s.  At least when I bought and sold baseball cards it was with the very realistic expectation that I'd be able to retire off of my Ken Griffey Jr. rookie card (current value, an optimistic $50).  

They’re gigantic in elementary schools but we refused to buy our son any regardless of how much he begged.  One day last fall I made the mistake of bribing Luke with one Pokemon pack per win at a tournament and 10 if he won all of them, a total six matches.  He could barely care less that he won first, he wanted to go to Target and buy Pokemon.  We had to go to two locations because one of them stopped selling them due to theft.  Later I was swiping my credit card for a little over $50 when I realized the darn things cost $5 a pack.

PokemonGo isn’t the card thing and it doesn’t cost money to get started with it.  You install the app on your phone and ‘hunt’ for Pokemon in the real world by walking around looking for them.

When you find one on the map (they can be found via rustling leaves on the map in the app) the pop out and show up on your camera, somehow tied to a geographic spot.

Think of it as deer hunting but without the lease fees and beer.  In other words, deer hunting you can do with your five year old.

I was helping with a steer show this past weekend and during one of the early American classes I pulled out my phone to see if there were any Pokemon nearby.  I knew my kids would go crazy if I brought one home.

And what do you know....there was a Pokemon there in the ring Saturday.

Don’t believe me?


Full disclosure, in true Texas hunter form, I baited that Pokemon into the ring with spices.  Evidently spices in Pokemon world are the equivalent of corn in deer hunting world.

Really.

The problem is I took the time to get a screen shot of him instead of catching him.  By that time I needed to move on to getting the next class ready to come in and forgot to catch him.  I caught all sorts of heck from the kids for it.

"Daddy, why did you let that Pollywag get away?  Don't you know it can become a Pollywhirl and then a Pollytoad?  You need to let us go next time and catch them."

Yes, of course I knew that.

The long and short of it is it’s free.

You get to do something with your kids.

It’s hunting.

Take my advice, your young kids will love it and it’s as close as some of you will ever get to enjoying playing a silly little game with your kids.

(until one of you rich guys funds a geobased actual deer hunting game)

Top Web Sale Lots Week of 7/4/2016

SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2016

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Top individual sale lots of the past week...

  1. $15,500 - Pair sired by Crimson Tide
    The Summer Exchange 7-8-16 #1
  2. $6,750 - Bred Heifer sired by Ali Solution
    Cline Cattle Female Sale 7-7-16 #1
  3. $6,250 - Bred Heier sired by Outcross
    The Summer Exchange 7-8-16 #8
  4. $5,750 - Bred Cow sired by Wagon Master
    The Summer Exchange 7-8-16 #13
  5. $5,250 - Bred Cow sired by Jakes Proud Jazz
    The Summer Exchange 7-8-16 #15
  6. $5,000 - Bred Cow sired by Wooly Bully
    The Summer Exchange 7-8-16 #24
  7. $5,000 - Bred Heier sired by Looker
    The Summer Exchange 7-8-16 #4
  8. $4,750 - Bred Heier sired by Smokin Bob
    The Summer Exchange 7-8-16 #10
  9. $4,750 - Bred Heier sired by Made Right
    The Summer Exchange 7-8-16 #11
  10. $4,750 - Bred Cow sired by Yellow Jacket
    The Summer Exchange 7-8-16 #17

Top Web Sale Lots Week of 6/27/2016

SUNDAY, JULY 03, 2016

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Top individual sale lots of the past week...

  1. $6,250 - Bred Cow sired by JR
    Doonan Cattle Co Female and Semen Sale 6-28-16 #6
  2. $4,000 - Bred Cow sired by Hoo Bear
    Doonan Cattle Co Female and Semen Sale 6-28-16 #3
  3. $4,000 - Bred Cow sired by Bullicious
    Doonan Cattle Co Female and Semen Sale 6-28-16 #7
  4. $3,750 - Pair sired by Irish Whiskey
    Doonan Cattle Co Female and Semen Sale 6-28-16 #1
  5. $3,750 - Bred Cow sired by Hammer
    Doonan Cattle Co Female and Semen Sale 6-28-16 #4
  6. $3,750 - Bred Cow sired by Pumpjack
    Doonan Cattle Co Female and Semen Sale 6-28-16 #5
  7. $3,000 - Bred Heifer sired by Dr. Doonan
    Doonan Cattle Co Female and Semen Sale 6-28-16 #11
  8. $2,750 - Bred Cow sired by Smokin Meyer
    Doonan Cattle Co Female and Semen Sale 6-28-16 #2
  9. $2,500 - Bred Cow sired by OCC Legend
    Doonan Cattle Co Female and Semen Sale 6-28-16 #8
  10. $2,000 - Bred Cow sired by JR
    Doonan Cattle Co Female and Semen Sale 6-28-16 #10

We've Selling Our House

THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2016

(fair warning, this is long, self centered and not really related to cattle much at all)

We’re closing on our house today and moving over the weekend.

I haven’t done it much but from what I recall of the three times I’ve moved (home to a trailer in College Station, trailer to apartment in San Antonio, apartment to this house) the stress of moving is typically counterbalanced by the fact that you are moving to a better house or situation.  We’re just moving to a rental for a year while we build a house so it’s just the stress part this time.

We bought this house with the intention of selling it within five years.  That was 13 years ago.  We started having kids about the time we intended to sell and the next thing you know, it’s 13 years later.

We looked into moving one other time, going so far as to have the foundation poured.  It was right before we were going to have kids though and we started getting cold feet when people would make a face when we told them what school district it was in.  I brought those concerns to the salesperson for the builder and her reply was that a lot of people in the subdivision are sending their kids to private school.  The next thing out of my mouth was to tell her to go ahead and keep our deposit, we’re going a different direction.

This house was always a bit too far from the ranch but I never really cared.  That drive didn’t seem like all that much and with my job I was able to be there within an hour’s notice if needed.  I was still able to pull calves that needed to be pulled but I was far enough away that I was still able to focus on my ‘real’ job.

Regardless, the drive gave me time to listen to an audio book.

I started getting sentimental yesterday.  Oddly enough it was because I realized I was mowing my precious grass for the last time.  I started walking around the house and thinking about old memories.

Like the time we installed laminate flooring instead of carpet but the dogs didn’t know the corner they hauled tail around didn’t have traction anymore.  They slid into the wall so hard that they were still woozy a few minutes later.

Or where I was when I read on my phone that the guy who owned this domain name was going to accept my offer after a year of working on him.

Or when I completely redid my yard down to nothing but a few loads of topsoil…..the day before a 5” rain.  I had to go shovel my new yard out of the road and put it back where it belonged like it was a bunch of stray cows.

Or when I ripped my shirt off out of rage, straight up Biblical style, when there was the very real possibility that my entire business was going to be destroyed by a crappy web host.

Or that time I won $500 in a poker hand....

This was during the Chris Moneymaker era when people would catch a few episodes of the World Series of Poker, watch Rounders a few times, and get the bug to find a poker game.  We were pretty good at recruiting those guys into our group and that kept the few that actually knew how to play well stocked with chips.

There’d be a game at one of our places at least three nights a week.  They’d typically start about 7-8 PM and by midnight it was the same 3-4 guys that were always the last ones left at the table.  We didn’t have kids back then so I built an 8’ long poker table and installed three TVs in the game room.

This night was during the San Antonio junior breeding heifer show.  I remember that part because we had an old ag teacher friend staying with us for the week while she helped one of her students at the show.  I also remember that because I got in trouble for making noise in the game room until 3:30 AM.

That night we started with over a dozen, enough to have a side table at the start.  About 1 AM it was down to me and one other guy.

I forget the other guy’s name but he was a developer who moved away from Silicon Valley and ended up in San Antonio because he discovered he could do everything he wanted remotely.  He was smarter than the rest of us, a lot smarter.  I’m going to call him Keith because that might have actually been his name.

This night progressed as most did, with a side game going until enough people were bounced out of the main table.  About 1 AM all the chips ended up with me and Keith and we kept grinding it out for a few more hours.  Neither one of us played more than $10 a hand for that time period.

Then I got pocket aces.

I knew my reputation was to sandbag when I had a big hand and push people out when I didn’t so I raised pretty solidly pre-flop.  He reraised me and I pretended I got caught with my hand in the cookie jar.  Oddly enough, it worked, in large part because he had A-K.

The flop came up K-K-[off, don't remember], the turn another ace, and I don’t remember the river.  He knew there was only one hand I could have that would beat him and we sat there for over 15 minutes while he tried to figure out if I had gone completely against my instincts.  The total pot ended up being a little over $500.

Our group of about twenty players didn’t stick together much longer.  Evidently we recruited somebody into the group that was using poker nights to case our houses.  I was the second one hit when I had to cancel a poker night because I was driving to Wichita Falls because my grandmother had a stroke.  After the third person was hit we all told each other to go to hell because there were at least three people in the group shady enough to legitimately suspect.

But Keith never stayed in a pot with me again and I smiled just a little bit every time he folded.

Or that time my dad called and told me Jimmy killed himself...

That’s for tomorrow.

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