7/8/2012 | Download File (13.57 MB) - right click to download
Drought 2012 PodcastThe Midwest has been baking. We take a look at conditions on the farm, give a few suggestions for rural computer users and, and have an update on Chronic Wasting Disease in Missouri's deer herd. ShareSalt Creek Life - Life In The Country
4/27/2012 | Download File (13.04 MB) - right click to download
Once a staple in the kitchen, cast iron is disappearing as a the cookware of choice. New glass top ranges make it almost impossible to use the heavy pans. Microwave ovens have become the favorite for heating up a quick meal. What is a romantic, like myself, to do about the fading use of such an excellent kitchen workhorse? The only thing I can do is spout cast iron's benefits and hope some of them stick with readers. Don't think that [...]
4/16/2012 | Download File (18.43 MB) - right click to download
Call me Ishmael... On second thought, call me Paul. I do have something in common with the Moby Dick character, though. We are both in search of our white prey, but not sure how to capture it! Sightings of a white turkey began last year. When I heard the reports, I laughed these people off as hallucinating, drinking too much, or having a mild case of the bird flu. About 2 weeks before this turkey season, I topped a hill in my truck and running across the gravel road was the great white turkey. I sped to the bottom of the hill to see if I could make out anything unusual (other than the color) of the bird. All I got was a glimpse of its back as the turkey quickly waddled away through the underbrush. Some feather tips were colored, giving it the appearance of silver and black stripes. I ...
2/18/2012 | Download File (3.22 MB) - right click to download
I remember when these 2 were the "Awe, ain't they cute" age. Here are 2 strong, young, beef-making bulls I have up for sale this week in the Seedstock Plus North Missouri Bull Sale. Lot 157 Balancer Homo Black Double Polled OWNER: Speedy W Ranch 75% Gelbvieh 25% Angus RUMG 153X Lot 211 PB Gelbvieh Black Double Polled OWNER: Speedy W Ranch RUMG 18X About the Bulls: Prior to delivery to the test, bulls are sorted and culled at home Bulls are brought in at weaning to be fed together at a Regional Development Center Bulls are grown with their longevity in mind - fed for 3# ADG with high roughage ration Bulls are culled again prior to catalog for poor gain, conformation, disposition, etc. All bulls have passed a thorough breeding soundness exam prior to the sale All bulls are tested Negative for BVD -PI3 & Trichomoniasis All bulls are tested by Igenity® for Carcass Markers and Coat Color All of the bulls are Guaranteed Genetic Defect ...
1/31/2012 | Download File (3.15 MB) - right click to download
Seedstock Plus will hold their Tennessee Bull and Female sale in Columbia TN on February 4th, 2012. Selling: 75 - Balancer & Gelbvieh 18 Month Old Bulls & 15 Females. These cattle have been Igenity tested, scored and culled for disposition. Expect another quality sale with Balancer and Gelbvieh genetics. If you can't make it to the sale, take advantage of the Seedstock Plus "sight unseen" and free delivery programs. Feel free to take a look at these quality cattle by clicking the links below. Sale Catalog Supplement Sheet Sale Lot Videos
12/29/2011 | Download File (16.88 MB) - right click to download
It's probably the easiest to explain, yet most productive coyote trapping set. Listen in and get an idea of how trapping coyotes with a "hole set" works.
12/24/2011 | Download File (54.77 MB) - right click to download
Merry Christmas From Everyone In Salt Creek Township! Click read entire article to hear the show.
12/16/2011 | Download File (5.04 MB) - right click to download
For sport, predation control, or income, coyote hunting is making a comeback. This is the first of a 2 part series. It covers how to set up and hunt for coyotes. If you have never tried hunting from a blind or stand, it may seem a little daunting. Listen up, and put your mind at ease. Coyotes aren’t all that hard to take. This podcast gives you some great hunting tips. Part 2 will cover coyote trapping
12/9/2011 | Download File (2.63 MB) - right click to download
It’s getting wintery here on the farm. The weather is colder and the days are shorter. I often find myself feeding the cows in the dark. Sometimes I wonder why I chose to raise black cows, as white ones would be easier to find in these conditions. Of course if I switched, they would escape during a blizzard! With Christmas just around the corner, I would like to offer up a little holiday cheer… A Christmas Trivia Contest! You can win a gift for yourself, or to give away this Christmas. Send me an email (or click “Contact Me”) with the answers to the following questions. The first person to get them all correct will win a copy of Glen Wexler’s humorous book, “The Secret Life Of Cows”. What traditional Christmas plant is from the genus Viscum? Mistletoe In “How The Grinch Stole Christmas”, what was the Grinch’s dog’s name? Max What was the ...