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4 Letter Words

      When dealing with livestock, there is a considerable amount of 4 letter words used.  Some are a necessity–bull, buck, boar, tank, barn, feed, crap, etc.  There are also 4 letter words used by some producers but not others.  I won’t type those on here but if you want to hear these words used in proper context, then feel free to come to our piece of paradise.  

    Then there are acronyms that have become proper words in the livestock industry.  Acronyms like CIDR.  This is pronounced see-dur.  But it stands for Controlled Internal Drug Release.  If you don’t know, this is a piece of plastic that is loaded with hormones used to control the estrous (heat) cycle of cows, ewes or does.  They aren’t cheap, but they are easy to use.  Duke and I put in a pile of CIDRs on this fine evening.  We are preparing for a flush.   This deal will work, or we will wish it would have.  No matter what, it will cost me money.  

      Other 4 letter words that I like when dealing with livestock–sold, cash, gone, live & warm.  Speaking of warm, I’m not complaining about the rain, but we are in need of some sunshine.  It is that time of year when I like to work on my tan and so far, it ain’t happening.