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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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PRODUCERS BENEFIT FROM SMART TECHNOLOGY
Today's cattle producers have a variety of technological applications available on their smartphones, which are about the size of the little notebooks their predecessors once carried in their shirt pockets for record keeping.
IBBA MEMBERS ENJOY SUCCESSFUL CONVENTION
The International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) welcomed members and show exhibitors to its annual convention in Houston March 4-8, 2014, in conjunction with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
EVALUATE MARKETING STRATEGIES IN CURRENT MARKETS
In Part 1 of this series we started by pointing out the obvious, that the beef cattle markets have been exceptional and that profits to the cattleman have been unprecedented.
IT'S THE PITTS -- FEAR OF FEATHERS
I've made a career of making fun of chickens and the people who raise them.
YON FAMILY FARMS HOSTS 24TH ANNUAL SALE
The 24th Annual Yon Family Farms Sale was held at the farm in Ridge Spring, SC on February 15, 2014.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- GRASPING THE ALTERNATE UNIVERSE
When you spend most all day, every day, wrapped up in the cattle business or some other sector of agriculture, it's too easy to believe the rest of the world sees things from an identifiable viewpoint.
WINTER IS BEST TIME TO TRAP WILD HOGS
Wild hogs continue to be a plague throughout Mississippi, occupying about half of the state's land area.
IT'S THE PITTS -- HERE'S LOOKIN' AT YA'
When it comes to attitude the eyes have it.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- A FOREIGNER IN HIS HOMELAND
You could always tell the rare occasion when Peetie Womack had spent a might too long at the punch bowl: sooner or later, he'd get around to most everyone, rub them on the noggin, his eyes sparkling.
TAKE MANAGEMENT STEPS TO BENEFIT FROM CURRENT PRICES
While it is unlikely that any cattle producer has not recognized that the beef cattle industry is enjoying exceptional cattle prices, I'll point out something that should be obvious if you've sold any cattle over the last several months: The cattle markets are pretty unbelievable¸ having reached unprecedented high points.
BBU ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) welcomes Bill Pendergrass to the team as the new Executive Vice President. With an interest and genuine care for cattlemen and the beef industry, Pendergrass expresses that his life's work is advocating for ranchers, helping the purebred sector embrace the future and actively establishing the importance of the Beefmaster breed for the benefit of its breeders and the beef industry in general.
LANDOWNERS NEED LIABILITY KNOWLEDGE
Landowners and farmers need to educate themselves about liability issues related to people on their land, regardless of insurance, signs or fees.
GOALS ESTABLISH BULL BUYING CRITERIA
Selecting herd bulls is not an easy task. Identifying production goals is often the first step in identifying potential herd bulls.
INTERNATIONAL BRANGUS BREEDERS ASSOCIATION ELECTS NEW BOARD MEMBERS
The International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) recently elected four new directors to serve a three-year term on the IBBA Board of Directors.
GRASSLANDS ARE HEALTHIEST WHEN THEY ARE GRAZED
Grasslands are healthiest when grazed. The periodic mowing stimulates new growth, and manure/urine from the grazing animals (and trampling of grass to provide litter) adds the necessary nutrients to the soil to make the grassland more productive.

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Feds seize cattle from a Nevada ranch
by djinwa (Posted Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:36:06 GMT)
Commercialfarmer wrote:hurleyjd wrote:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/15/richard-mack-_n_5154606.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592

This guy is a piece of shyt. Stupid to use the women as human shields.

For those that like a more rounded view of the incident, not just a slanted view that supports your warm and fuzzy side for federal over reach.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/ ... an-sheilds

If you read the article, you will see that this guy was late to the party and speculating about the event, but that just wouldn't make for as good of story would it? Something tells me hurley that huffington won't print the guys retraction of his remarks....

Right, any anti-government talk is required to be completely accurate, just like all the information we are fed by the government. Politicians and bureaucrats would never lie.

And of course, there is no federal over reach. Not sure why they tell us we are 17 trillion dollars in debt, and printing money like mad to pay for it.

Yep, the BLM and the rest of government is shrinking and withering away. Now I've got to leave and try to sign up for the Affordable Care Act, if I have any money left after paying taxes, and paying extra at the store, since all the money printing has jacked up the cost of living.

Praise government, our new national religion!!!!



Get off my foot!!! Best/worst experience??
by djinwa (Posted Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:08:20 GMT)
Yes, the tame ones are the problem. You get careless around them. I now keep my toes pointed away after a milk cow stepped on my foot and ripped my big toenail off. Granted it was a bit deformed already from being ripped off playing basketball years ago. For those who enjoy blood (toenail to the right):

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p242 ... b4275d.jpg



Embryo Transfer
by branguscowgirl (Posted Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:03:01 GMT)
I have an Embryologist right down the street from me. There are some vets with special training, however It can be quite costly if they are not experienced.
Cost will depend on what embryos you purchase. Plus your vet costs are likely different in your area from mine. So best to call people in your area.



Finally got a lease
by js1234 (Posted Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:46:01 GMT)
Hook wrote:Buying into this game right now is crazy. Do you have any heifers of your own you can put on there and grow them?
Relative to calf prices and supplies moving forward, I don't think bred cow prices are crazy at all. I see the most value with the most frequency in bred stock right now of the 3 segments I'm involved in.



Heifers
by branguscowgirl (Posted Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:32:17 GMT)
Glad all is well!



What are you eating today?
by Kingfisher (Posted Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:23:29 GMT)
skyhightree1 wrote:shared dessert with wife apple pie covered in vanilla ice cream and caramel



Nice...I've been doing the same with Pecan Pie....we ran out of whip creme but I think they still make it!



New herd bull, W/C United x MCM Marbler
by branguscowgirl (Posted Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:18:15 GMT)
I also like him Till. Dang he's fat!!



Cow?Calf Missing
by branguscowgirl (Posted Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:08:24 GMT)
What is your wildlife like? Cougars, coyotes, dogs? I am a worry wart, so I would keep looking......
I guess it comes down to how important it is to you?



Feeding lactating cows
by Kingfisher (Posted Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:59:48 GMT)
Is this what makes the two headed ones??



Couldn't stand it any longer......
by Kingfisher (Posted Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:47:25 GMT)
starbaby wrote:hope it works out
happy easter
It ain't "right" but it did make the house smell like a smoke house! ;). Thanks for the encouragement!



Two headed calf
by Kingfisher (Posted Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:40:49 GMT)
Your missing my point...(. I love ya Bez...Happy Easter) but I have you confused with Mrs Chicken Chit and for that I do apologize....



baseball game tonight
by Dega Moo (Posted Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:40:29 GMT)
Are those fireworks in the background? Bet that would be a fun background to hit against. Looks very nice.



Finally new calves arrived
by tamarack (Posted Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:14:52 GMT)
Like your roan calf had first one born from cows tonight after I bought 2 white heifers because I have no white ones got this girl .

LF do you have the waterfowl coming back for spring? Ours are just wondering where spring went came back to snow and cold its warming a bit this weekend but calling for more cold next week need spring to hurry up already -7c today.




Splitting Slaughtered Beef with Sibling?
by 3waycross (Posted Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:11:22 GMT)
dieselbeef wrote:huh huh huh..eat cow patties ahole

Come on buddy we still love ya even when we disagree



Surprise cow
by 3waycross (Posted Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:10:16 GMT)
cowgirl8 wrote:I'll have to say i'm a little confused because i did answer his questions..... Maybe he'll go back to the first page and read again.

What I did do was go back and read your Drought thread. You seem to be able to find something to argue about with almost everyone ma'am. I think I will quit while you think you are ahead.




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