The American consumer has demonstrated to us that the safety and quality
of the food which they eat is one of their top priorities. As beef producers,
it is our responsibility to insure that every animal which leaves our
operations has been managed and treated correctly. This will insure
that when the animal leaves the farm to go to the next link in the beef
production chain it will be a fault free product to put the finishing
touches on. If everyone does this, we are taking a huge step towards
securing an even brighter future for our industry.
One of the primary goals of Tennessee's
BQA program is to bring our BQA efforts to the same level of many
other states' BQA programs. Why should we care about other states? It's
pretty simple. The states that buy higher quality, source verified,
Tennessee feeder cattle with a sound health program will be assured
that these calves are ready to go. Many of the alliances and branded
beef product lines are also demanding these calves. In short, the most
progressive beef programs in the country are demanding high quality,
properly managed cattle with sound vaccination program. Cattle that
are source verified and their producers are BQA Certified will attract
buyers because they help insure a higher quality final product...BEEF.
SPRING WEATHER CONDITIONS CREATE A CHALLENGE FOR FORAGES
A cool, wet spring delayed growth of several summer grasses, but not the weeds that compete for space in fields and pastures across Mississippi.
IT'S THE PITTS -- UNIDENTIFIED FRUITY OBJECT
Besides being a great-granddaughter of the former President, Laura Eisenhower is a professional clairvoyant and spiritual healer who reads Tarot cards and gives astrology readings for a living. In an interview with Fox News Laura said that vegetarians are more apt to see UFO's than meat-eaters because, "we are multidimensional beings and based on our frequency, perceptions and our vibratory levels that we are functioning from, we are going to see things differently."
PRODUCERS SHOULD EVALUATE VALUE OF CREEP FEEDING
n the last issue we started a discussion concerning creep feeding and an ongoing evaluation of the value of this practice in cow-calf production. The main question the producer has to ask is if I decide to creep feed my calves will this result in higher weaning weights and will it be profitable?
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- WINDSHIELD ECONOMICS
Hooter was riding shotgun with Peetie Womack on the way back home from a feedlot where Peetie was checking on some of his cattle.
GENETRUST AT SUHN CATTLE COMPANY BULLS AVERAGE $5,863
Blue skies, blustery winds and Brangus bulls welcomed customers and friends of GENETRUST to the Flint Hills in Eureka, Kansas, on March 22, 2016 for the 24th annual installment of the event hosted by the Suhn family, in what has become one of the premier Brangus events of the year.
BLACK INK -- BEYOND THE BURNING HAIR
Our electric branding iron hangs high on a barn wall, bought on impulse 35 years ago but not used in 30. We freeze brand our replacement heifers though.
IT'S THE PITTS -- MOTHER NATURE, FATHER TIME
Women are nature, men are time. Women are beautiful like a Maui sunset or a forest of pine wearing a fresh blanket of snow, while men are as timeless as Shakespeare, Michelangelo and Da Vinci.
GRASS-FED BEEF CONFERENCE TO BE HELD MAY 26-27, 2016
With consumer interest heightening about where their food comes from, grass-fed beef producers will have the opportunity to learn more about marketing opportunities and production trends during a May 26-27 conference in College Station.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT - DECLINING PRICES MAGNIFY COST FOCUS
Expenses won't come down as fast as commodity prices, says Stan Bevers, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. Cow-calf expenses won't come down as fast as cow-calf prices. 2016 will have lower calf prices but not to the extent it will affect these higher expenses. During 2017, expenses still will not be coming down, where calf prices will be in their second year of decline. That's what concerns me.
CONSIDER PROS AND CONS BEFORE CREEP FEEDING
Creep feeding of calves while still on the cow has been a management tool used for years by the cow-calf producer. The value and profitability of this practice has been long debated as well. So when producers ask if it is something worth considering, I give them the stock nutritionist's answer: well, it depends.
LITTLE W CHAROLAIS HOLDS PRODUCTION SALE
Little W Charolais held their 6th annual production sale on March 26, 2016 at the farm in Lebanon, Tenn.
EGYPTIAN VET STUDIES AT MISSISSIPPI STATE
New research techniques learned at Mississippi State University through a scholar exchange program will help a cattle veterinarian from Egypt as she pursues a doctoral education in food safety.
DEER ANTLERS MAY HOLD HEALTH SECRETS
Each spring the woods are littered with antlers as deer shed their old racks to make way for new sets, and these sheds may reveal hidden health problems in the bucks that drop them.
CLEMSON EXTENSION OFFERS CATTLEMEN'S BOOT CAMP
Gaven and April Hammett want to expand their cattle operation and are looking to Clemson University for the information they need.
EARLY SPRING CAN BE A CHALLENGING NUTRITIONAL TIME FOR SPRING CALVING
Late winter and early spring is the most challenging time of the year for the nutrition of the spring-calving beef cows.
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Calving seaon 2016 for me
by Nesikep (Posted Sat, 28 May 2016 14:09:49 GMT+5)
lithuanian farmer wrote:Nesikep wrote:Well, it looks like Tifa (C section heifer) is taking a liking to the little milk thief now... Thief can go nurse without Tifa eating hay, and I was surprised yesterday when Tifa was even licking the calf...
A little bit of persistence (Both mine and the calf's) seems to have paid off
Nice to hear good news!
Now we never give another calf for a cow which had a dead calf. The last time we tried, probably, the most calm cow in the herd started behaving like crazy and kicking to all sides when she just saw a new calf. Well, the calf ended up being bottle fed and cow milked. However, the calf was from a dairy farm and died at ~one year age, because had ill lungs.
Now if have a cow with a dead calf just leave her. Usually, she breds back within a month and have another calf next year.
This cow wasn't aggressive with the calf, just knew it wasn't hers... nearly 2 months later now, and she takes good care of it, calf looks pretty nice now.
With what looks to be about 6 replacement heifers coming up, I might do a fair bit of culling in a year... I'll keep a bunch over the winter and see how they turn out, as well as what kind of heifers I get in the spring time..
Financing bred heifers? Or bad idea
by Drzr (Posted Sat, 28 May 2016 14:04:03 GMT+5)
Rafter S wrote:I personally think it's a bad idea to finance anything. If I can't pay for it I don't buy it.
Must be nice!
by TCRanch (Posted Sat, 28 May 2016 13:29:14 GMT+5)
Oh no, I'm so sorry! It always hurts.
by slick4591 (Posted Sat, 28 May 2016 13:21:47 GMT+5)
New military weapon
by slick4591 (Posted Sat, 28 May 2016 13:21:13 GMT+5)
Meet the railgun. Be sure to watch the video.
Time for a side by side/UTV
by M-5 (Posted Sat, 28 May 2016 13:02:44 GMT+5)
lavacarancher wrote:Brute 23 wrote:lavacarancher wrote:I have a Mule 3010 that has been fairly good except have to rebuild the carb every 6 months or so. Guess that's a gas problem more than a Kawasaki problem. If I had to do it over again I would probably go for a used Jeep and a golf cart.
Rebuild the carbs ever 6 months..... clean or rebuild? What part is failing every 6 mo?
I suppose I would call it a rebuild. I remove the carb, tear it down, soak it in carb cleaner and put it all back together. It works until the idle (low speed) circuit gets clogged up with aluminum oxide and dirt then repeat. My fuel supplier either can't or won't supply me with ethanol free fuel so I'm kinda stuck. I have had to replace the carb twice due to internal corrosion, at least that's what the dealer told me. Since I started doing my own work on it I have not had to replace it but I am seeing corrosion starting to eat at it.
Iirc a high quality marine filter system helps combat the problem with e fuel
Is the middle class gone and am I poor?
by lavacarancher (Posted Sat, 28 May 2016 12:57:35 GMT+5)
Can you imagine what the prices would be if all these products were "Made in USA"?
by jedstivers (Posted Sat, 28 May 2016 11:42:20 GMT+5)
Everyone feel free to add to this.
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Bayer offers $62B for Monsanto
by SJB (Posted Sat, 28 May 2016 11:26:23 GMT+5)
I know, bunch of tightwads is what they are!
Good Western Novelist
by Cross-7 (Posted Sat, 28 May 2016 11:25:00 GMT+5)
A few more recommendations
Monte Walsh - Jack Schaefer
All The Pretty Horses
Cities of the Plain - Cormac McCarthy
The Rider of Ruby Hills - L'Amour
Texas Blood feud and Between be nice and Texas -Dusty Richards
Pumpkin Rollers - Kelton
Trail drives series Wriiten by Ralph
Dodge city trail
Compton-NOT THE NEW ONES WRITTEN USING HIS NAME.
The Ogallala Trail - Ralph Compton written by Dusty Richards
Joe Pepper - Kelton
The Man who rode Midnight -Kelton
Already mentioned the Kelton Huey Calloway trilogy but worth mentioning again
I have every L'Amour book
Another book shelf like this one, lost some during moving and an iPad full of more.
120v remote fencer
by Nesikep (Posted Sat, 28 May 2016 11:05:30 GMT+5)
I tried something like that once, I found the inverter was too inefficient for such a small load... Maybe yours is better though.
Nice heifers pictured there though!
Best of Craigslist Equip.
by RiverHills (Posted Sat, 28 May 2016 10:48:02 GMT+5)
Looks to me like they got P**D off and parked it choked up.
by JWBrahman (Posted Sat, 28 May 2016 10:19:18 GMT+5)
Tamarack, peach seeds require one to three months of cold stratification to germinate. Also, the stone surrounding the seed can inhibit water intake for germination. It is better to take a file and sand off most of the stone then soak it in warm water. For those of us in warm climates after sanding and soaking we would stick the seeds in a bag with sphagnum moss in the refrigerator until they sprout. Keep the moss moist and leave air holes.
You want to start with a cultivar for your climate then plant seeds. I would not plant the seeds from store peaches.
Plant Propagation: Principles and Practices. Hartmann, Kester, Davies, Geneve Prentice Hall
Another Cow Strapped to Trailer
by JMJ Farms (Posted Sat, 28 May 2016 09:04:32 GMT+5)
I will compromise my thoughts and say that he could have used a little better judgement in regards to fueling up first and not going down Main Street. But I still don't think he mistreated the cow.
best place to buy dairy farm
by TexasBred (Posted Sat, 28 May 2016 08:52:26 GMT+5)
Stocker Steve wrote:cbcr wrote: Dairy producers are accustomed to stillbirth rates in excess of 8% for pure HO calves.
What causes this ?
That's pure horse shyt. cbcr read the numbers wrong I'm sure since he has no on farm experience with dairy cattle. Stillbirths were all but nonexistent on our dairy and calf deaths for any reason were rare.