There was a time when selling livestock wasn’t so difficult. If I wanted to thin down my herd of Red Angus cattle or sell a good boar, all I had to do was run an advertisement in the appropriate magazine and I’d get all sorts of calls from people who wanted to make me a deal. I really miss those days. The internet really changed everything.
Now if I want to sell anything and make some good money, I need to have a video of it. This is one of those things that sounds like a simple enough thing to create, but in reality, it takes a ton of time and can be a massive headache.
I know a few producers who are able to put a video together in about thirty minutes but that’s not me. Not only does it take me a little time to get everything organized, but if I’m going to make a video, it’s going to be a good one. I’m posting these things online, they reflect on the operation I run, when someone watches one of my online sale videos, I want them to get the impression that in addition to breeding top quality cattle and pigs, I also run an organized, clean farm.
The first headache with filming livestock is that they never do what I want them to. It really shouldn’t be difficult. I just want them to walk around a bit to show that they’re not lame and to stand nicely enough for the viewer to get a good impression of the animal’s conformation. The problem is the livestock never cooperates. Animals sulk, they won’t walk, and if they stand still, they have a knack for striking a pose that makes them look like they have a big head, crooked legs, and tiny rear end. Even worse, they also seem to want to be videotaped right in front of the compost heap. By the end of the day I’ve probably shot three hours of footage and only ten minutes might be good.
And shooting the video is just part of the problem. No one wants to watch three hours of cattle and pigs milling aimlessly around. I have to go through the entire video and edit out all the bad parts, and then try to merge the good ones into an online video. It’s my experience that creating a good online video that showcases a single cow and calf combination I’m selling can take about 14 hours of editing time.
Editing an online sales video is time consuming, frustrating, and tedious. In addition to lots of caffeine I rely heavily on electronic cigarettes to keep me awake. I started using electronic cigarettes after reading the V2 Cigs review from the ElectronicCigarettesReviews.net Advanced Vaping Guide online.
I liked the fact the V2 Cigs reviews mentioned that the vaporizers were battery powered and didn’t have any flames so I could use them when I got stressed in the barn and not worry about them setting any hay particles on fire. The other thing I like when reading the V2 Cigs reviews was that there was nicotine free vapor juice so that I could use the devices without having to worry about becoming addicted.