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.
WEANING A CRITICAL PART OF ANTIMICROBIAL STEWARDSHIP
Antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial use on farms and in all meat production systems are hot news items right now. There is an awful lot of confusion, misinformation and disinformation on the Internet and in the media, too.
HIGH FORAGE QUALITY IMPORTANT FOR CATTLE NUTRITION
High quality forage is essential to beef cattle's nutrition and beef producers' bottom lines, said University of Georgia Extension forage specialist Dennis Hancock.
PRICES AND NUMBERS UP FOR BEEF CATTLE
Starkville, Miss. -- Record beef cattle prices are making Mississippi producers happy to be in the business this summer.
HEREFORD JUNIORS ELECT NEW OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
Kansas City, Mo. - The election of four new junior Hereford members to the National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) board of directors was made, along with announcement of the new officer team, during the 16th Annual VitaFerm® Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) June 27-July 3 in Grand Island, Neb.
STUDY LOOKS AT FORAGE BENEFITS FOR QUAIL AND CATTLE
The old adage the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence may have a new twist when it comes to cattle forages.
BLACK INK -- NO BIDDERS
Imagine you've got a load a calves headed for the sale barn. You know that feeling of anticipation and hope, and perhaps some worry.
MAKE GOOD STOCKING DECISIONS DURING DRY SPELLS AND DROUGHT
Imagine it's the end of June and it hasn't rained in awhile. Your region is well below the average annual rainfall and it's hard to say when the skies might open and give your pasture a little relief.
IT'S THE PITTS -- CLOCKWORK
One of my favorite papers is the Livestock Weekly out of West Texas and in a recent issue there was an ad urging readers to support a bill to end daylight savings time in Texas.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- COW HERD AND PRICE TRANSITION UNDERWAY
If anything, the nation's beef producers are growing the cow-herd faster than some suspected.
SOUTH POLL GRASS CATTLE ASSOCIATION HOLDS FIELD DAY & AUCTION
The South Poll Grass Cattle Association held its seventh annual field day and auction June 26 and 27, at the farm of John and Andra Lyons in Piedmont, Ala.
PRODUCERS MUST DEAL WITH VARIABLES IN NUTRITION
In part 1 of this series we began a discussion of the numerous nutritional sub programs necessary for the production groups that must be managed to have a comprehensively successful nutrition program on a typical purebred cattle operation. One thing to be noted is the amount of variation in these programs as well as the others to be discussed in the following sections.
SOUTHEAST ANGUS CLASSIC FEMALE SALE AVERAGES $5,187
The Southeast Angus Classic Female Sale was held May 16, 2015 in Opelika, Ala.
TOWN CREEK FARM TO HOST FALL BRANGUS CONFERENCE
Town Creek Farm (TCF) and owner, Milton Sundbeck, West Point, Miss., will host cattlemen from across the region during the 2015 Fall Brangus Conference and Southeast Brangus Breeders Association Field Day, August 20-22.
AUBURN TO HOST ONE-DAY BEEF CATTLE CONFERENCE AUGUST 8
Auburn, Ala. -- Auburn University Department of Animal Sciences announces the 2015 Beef Cattle Conference for Saturday, August 8, 2015 at Auburn University Ham Wilson Livestock Arena and campus facilities.
NUGEN FOUNDATION SALE AND CELEBRATION HELD IN GEORGIA
The first public offering of new, genetically improved and performance-based Santa Gertrudis NuGen cattle were auctioned in at the NuGen Foundation Sale and Celebration in Ringgold, Ga., in mid-April.
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clipping under electric fence
by Aaron (Posted Thu, 03 Sep 2015 01:23:52 GMT)
Fellow I know bought one of these at an auction we were both at in MN.
It was brand new, still in the crate. Think he paid $600. I should see if he ever used it and if he liked it.
by Nesikep (Posted Thu, 03 Sep 2015 00:52:26 GMT)
An azz whoopin on those guys may solve some problems, but if they're sore losers the college may not smile upon his actions.
Revenge is a dish best served cold... I like trying to put some humor into it too...
At the academy I went to, my roommate had tried to pull my chair out from under me as I was sitting several times, never quite got me, I always caught myself... One day he was talking to a bunch of girls at the lunch table, and was quite twitterpated with them, so I chose that moment to just quietly pull his chair out as he was sitting down... *SPLAT*... everyone, perhaps even him, had to have a bit of a laugh, though he was a touch embarrassed.
The times I would have dished out a can of whoopass was when a car I had worked on for months got broken into, about $2000 worth of go-fast (Nitrous, etc) and stereo equipment were stolen.. they were lucky it was the days before game camers, etc!
by Nesikep (Posted Thu, 03 Sep 2015 00:43:48 GMT)
In case you're wondering, I don't have close to 8k posts on the other forums.. even combined.
One thing I don't do much of is Facebook.. now that's really a timewaster! I do check in once a week or so to say hi to some friends.
I wouldn't mind a herd of about 75-100, I think I'd be able to manage that if I had land where it was imaginable to put a square field in somewhere, where fences could run straight for more than 100 ft, where if I needed to irrigate it could be done with a wheel line, etc. I'd like to have a herd of cows big enough I can keep a bull for his entire productive life, where I could justify spending big money on good bulls because I'm likely to get a few hundred calves from them. At that point I could start linebreeding the correct way and fine tuning for what I think is a nearly perfect animal.. And I'd need another 150 years of life too to get there!.. after doing this for 25 years, I can say I've just gotten rid of the major problems, I haven't started on the improvements much yet.
by Nesikep (Posted Thu, 03 Sep 2015 00:31:56 GMT)
I think part of the factors affecting butcher cow prices around here is the general feed shortage/drought which is putting culling pressure on the herds.. On a local level I think good yearling and bred heifers may do well in the spring... same goes for bulls, there might be a lot of middle aged and older bulls going to market this fall, and it could be good for bull prices next year.
enough chit chat--time to pick em. college football
by wacocowboy (Posted Thu, 03 Sep 2015 00:20:40 GMT)
Thurs Sept 3:
OK St @ Cent Michigan--OK St
Alcorn St @ #16 Ga Tech-Ga Tech
#2 TCU @ Minnesota-TCU
Texas San Antonio @ #22 Ariz--Arizona
Fri Sept 4:
#5 Mich St at Western Michigan--Mich St
#4 Baylor @SMU Butt Ugly
Washington @ #23 Boise St-Washington!!!
Sat Sept 5:
La Monroe @ #9 Georgia--Georgia.
Tenn Martin @ #17 Ole Miss--Ole Miss.
#21 Stanford @ Northwestern--Stanford.
Ill St @ Iowa-Iowa.
Woford @ #12 Clemson--Clemson.
Portland St @ Washington St--Washington St.
UTEP @ #18 Ark--Razorbacks
Louisville @ #6 Auburn--Auburn.
Va @ #13 UCLA--UCLA
BYU @ Neb-Nebraska
Bowling Green @ #25 Tenn--Tenn
Akron @ #19 Oklahoma--Sooners win.
#15 Ariz St @ Tex A&M- Ariz ST
Texas @ #11 Notre Dame--ND.
South Dakota @ Kan St--Kan St.
McNeese St @ #14 LSU LSU.
New Mexico @ Florida--Gators.
#20 Wisconsin @ #3 Alabama--Alabama.
TSU @ #10 FSU--FSU
Eastern Wash @ #7 Oregon--Ducks win.
Miss St @ Southern Miss--Miss St.
Ark St @ #8 USC--USC.
Sun Sept 6:
Purdue @ Marshall--Marshall Thundering Herd wins.
Mon Sept 7:
#1 Ohio State @ Virginia Tech--Buckeyes.
College football is almost here so....
by wacocowboy (Posted Thu, 03 Sep 2015 00:14:56 GMT)
I think the Sooners will do pretty good. If we beat UT and BU and OSU I will be very happy.
Beef cow/calf in confinement
by Till-Hill (Posted Thu, 03 Sep 2015 00:14:14 GMT)
The pasture is affordable yes but our limitations to grow our stock cows are done for the most part. Why not make running cows easier?
JD 5310 brake ques
by cowski (Posted Thu, 03 Sep 2015 00:02:50 GMT)
when those tractors sit a long time the brakes can rust. you just pull the axles and sand them off.
by boondocks (Posted Wed, 02 Sep 2015 23:52:22 GMT)
As a newbie, may I ask a side question: how does one best administer aspirin? (assume animal is in chute/headgate)
M-5 and Brute 23
by greybeard (Posted Wed, 02 Sep 2015 23:27:51 GMT)
Eagles have beaks--parrots have beaks--even an octopus has a beak.
Ducks have bills.
Fla and SE USA--rain cometh--a little wind too.
by greybeard (Posted Wed, 02 Sep 2015 23:02:53 GMT)
It rained a little yesterday and a little more today. Grass is green--well, maybe just not as brown as it was..
Deformed Steer/Bull with DD
by Black and Good (Posted Wed, 02 Sep 2015 22:54:07 GMT)
When I was a kid I saw a six legged Holstien steer just like the OP picture at the MO state fair. B&G
DCH Hille X102
by Black and Good (Posted Wed, 02 Sep 2015 22:42:05 GMT)
Milk numbers are awful high for me. B&G
Is this hiefer Beefmaster, Brangus or .....?
by Huntet02 (Posted Wed, 02 Sep 2015 22:40:53 GMT)
Caustic Burno-- im totally confused by your last sentence..... so your thinking maybe her Brahman is in the sire before the last or?
i did research looking at calves for Brahman, Beefmaster and Brangus, Brahman calves were nowhere close, Beefmaster and Brangus calves look just like this little heifer.
OH well we like her and only time will tell. I guess i know now this black cow isnt totally black!!!! lol
New to the board
by fenceman78 (Posted Wed, 02 Sep 2015 22:13:24 GMT)
Hello from Alabama!!