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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.

 

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BLACK INK -- THE ROAD TO GREATNESS
Maybe you're just starting out in the cattle business, or maybe you've been in it for decades and thought you'd seen it all by now. Either way, this is an exciting time when you can be sure of great risk and, potentially, great rewards.
SALACOA VALLEY BRANGUS BULLS AVERAGE $6,274
Cool temperatures and beginning spring grass greeted a nice crowd of Brangus enthusiasts at the Salacoa Valley Farms Customer Appreciation Sale.
IT'S THE PITTS -- COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS
I've read that many writers have a hard time letting themselves be happy. I don't know if it's the actual writing that causes depression, or if depressed people are just drawn to the job.
DOES MINIMIZING PRODUCTION COSTS ALWAYS MAKE SENSE?
Beef production costs center largely around the three F's – Feed, Fertilizer and Fuel. The costs of all three of these commodities are generally volatile and it's doubtful this will ever change.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- STICK IT IN THE CURVE
“What do you mean she just disappeared?” Vernon Caterwauller repeated into the phone. His face turned a paler shade of bleached chalk.
FOUR STATES CLASSIC SPRING TURNOUT SALE HELD MARCH 7
A break in the harsh winter weather and the opportunity to purchase strictly choice, graded replacement stock cows and bulls packed the bleachers at the Four States Spring turn out sale Saturday, March 7th.
TAKE PREVENTATIVE STEPS TO AVOID GRASS TETANY
For the last 20 something years, it never fails that at different times of the year certain topics become of greater concern. In the spring, these largely focus on two things: bloat and grass tetany.
DEEP SOUTH STOCKER CONFERENCE TO BE HELD IN ALABAMA
Alabama will host the seventh annual Deep South Stocker Conference Aug. 6-7 in Montgomery, Alabama. The conference is targeting cattle producers in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi.
IT'S THE PITTS -- WHERE'D EVERYBODY GO?
I don't get out much these days and the other day I went to the auction market for the first time in a long time. At least I thought it was the same auction market.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- NEED GROWS FOR INCREASED COW EFFICIENCY
“Anytime the matter of cow efficiency becomes overwhelmingly complex, we should revert to the basics.” That's a statement made by the late Bob Totusek, an animal science icon at Oklahoma State University.
RESEARCHERS REVOLUTIONIZE FERAL HOG CONTROL
For decades, farmers, ranchers and land managers across the United States have fought a losing war against feral hogs. This invasive animal acts similarly to a harmful virus in the human body.
IT'S THE PITTS -- THEN AND NOW
I'm starting to feel older than dirt. And I swear there is soil in our garden that I knew when it was rocks. Oh, how a few decades can change your outlook on life.
ENHANCE CALF PERFORMANCE THROUGH STRATEGIC MATERNAL NUTRITION
In Part 1 of this series we began discussing the effects that the nutrition of the pregnant cow pre-calving can have direct effects on how well the resulting calf performs throughout its life.
BLACK INK -- WE CAN COOK, AND WE LOVE BEEF
A decade ago I was in college and heard the same sad story over and over: young people just didn't know how to cook, and that was sure to spell disaster for beef demand.
YON FAMILY FARMS HOSTS 25TH ANNUAL BULL SALE
The 25th Anniversary Sale went off without a hitch – no snow, sleet, ice, rain or earthquakes and for that we are thankful.

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Wormer
by MOFarmer2013 (Posted Mon, 27 Apr 2015 20:04:33 GMT)
This might be a dumb question.... But what is the difference between ivermectin and noromectin?



Help Identifying Issue
by Koffi Babone (Posted Mon, 27 Apr 2015 20:01:56 GMT)
Ringworm is contagious to humans, wear gloves when handling the sick ones:

http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/integ ... orm&alt=sh



20 month old bull
by cattleman99 (Posted Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:57:42 GMT)
Toad wrote:Ah yes, the always reliable eyeball dna test.

when your neighbours speckle park bull visits your traditional Simmental herd you don't need a DNA test to figure out what bull got into the dry pasture.



The ?Babysitter Cow? Theory
by fenceman (Posted Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:54:30 GMT)
dun wrote:LauraleesFarm wrote:Welllll I will disagree. I have had various ones playing the role of babysitter including young heifers in with the bull for the first breeding, the bull himself, and a horse i used to own. All took turns at babysitting.
Yup, except for the horse I've seen all those happen too. Got a yearling heifer in with the newly calved heifers that is frequently the babysitter.
Cracks me up to see the bull laying aorund contented and surronded by little calves.

In my observations its fairly common for a yearling heifer to be assigned babysitting duties. Much like humans will use a teenage girl. Cows definitely seem to take turns .



Rain
by Caustic Burno (Posted Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:43:38 GMT)
greybeard wrote:We didn't get a lot of rain--1 1/4" according to my rain gage on the garden fence post.
It probably don't register right tho when the rain is traveling horizontal at Mach 1.

Man it just drizzled over your way it rained here.
Got off the generator about 2 pm.



solar or battery lights
by greybeard (Posted Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:40:10 GMT)
HOSS wrote:Thanks for the info guys. I'm going to check out that sight lavacarancher.

I really like that pond greybeard. Looks like a place to sit and relax once in a while.
In the summer, when things calm down, I'm down there almost every evening feeding the catfish.
View from the other side:






storm
by Caustic Burno (Posted Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:28:00 GMT)
greybeard wrote:so far--so good, but it's a whopper. power has been out for a while now. lots of rain in just a few minutes it seems

Sheco (Sam Houston Electric) had 18,000 out in our area this morning across about 3 counties.
I would like to have known the actual sustained wind speed here this morning. I seen trees that were bent worse than
Rita did and we had gust then of 126. According to NOAA wasn't any twisters here just straight line wind the rain was
actually coming down and going up at the same time.

From this morning.
Tyler County Emergency Management
We had a massive storm with straight line winds pass through Tyler County this morning at 5:30 am. Power is out over most of the County. There are trees down on most roadways. Power crews ,TXDOT, and County Road and Bridges are working to clear roadways and power lines. We will keep you informed as information becomes available.



Good Timing for a Change
by Caustic Burno (Posted Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:21:09 GMT)
CaddoFarms wrote:I feel ya and alot of others do right now i reckon. Im trying to get a new house finished on a new farm and its been a struggle. Some patures look like rice fields around here. I tried to bring a truck and pup full of gravel in late march when we had a 9 day streak with no rain.....well after 9 days he still got stuck. Im trying to figure out how im gonna brush hog my pastures before it gets out of control without rutting up the place or getting stuck. But im not complaining either hopefully this helps the pastures im trying to get in shape.

Tractor dealer in town said he is looking into hover craft with pto and 3pt hook up.
Got a big red oak down in the pasture and the only way to get to it is wade.



Sold
by cross_7 (Posted Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:05:58 GMT)
Been in and out so many times I don't remember half of them
Be careful it's easy to get lazy without the responsibility



Pacquiao or Mayweather...........
by torogmc81 (Posted Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:53:55 GMT)
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:More of a Seattle Seahawk.
Yes thank you!

Or a hybrid of NE, Seattle, and Ray Rice



Ticks
by TennesseeTuxedo (Posted Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:42:30 GMT)
cross_7 wrote:LRTX1 wrote:Well, you just need a few thousand more and your set! See, problem solved.

I could become the biggest guinea rancher in Oklahoma

Too bad emus don't eat 'em, talk about a money maker.



Kubota rtv 400
by cross_7 (Posted Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:25:55 GMT)
M-5 wrote:Got brush guard mostly built. Got one more brace to add then sand blast and paint. 300 for factory one. I got about 35.00 and about 2 hrs in this one.
.
.

Nice !



And in other news
by Hook (Posted Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:06:29 GMT)
I always celebrate a dead mans life with a good looting and riot.



I love the spring...
by gizmom (Posted Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:05:52 GMT)
Beautiful pastures, I can sure see why you are loving them! Your cattle look great really like the bulls you pictured.

gizmom



Creep Feed Ration
by kentuckian (Posted Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:01:49 GMT)
Is there risk of these calves getting too fleshy if I keeo them below the 450 pound mark?




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