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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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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.
SALACOA VALLEY FARM'S SALE HELD MARCH 24TH
Balmy spring weather and multidimensional cattle were on hand for the Salacoa Valley Farm Customer Appreciation Sale.
IT'S THE PITTS -- THE TRIPLICATE THEORY
Have you ever noticed how bad luck always travels in threes? I'm warning you, if the cows get out on the road and then the water well goes dry I'd stay in the house, pull your shades and not answer the phone if I were you. Be very, very careful.
LAMENESS IN CATTLE CAN BE A SERIOUS ECONOMIC PROBLEM
Lameness in cattle can be a serious production and economic problem. There are many causes for lameness. It is important that the problem be diagnosed correctly and treated quickly to minimize economic losses. While small injuries to feet and hooves are common, if allowed to progress the losses can become extensive.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- POLLING FOR DOLLARS
“It ain't the candidates you have to worry about, boys, it's the folks voting for them,” Peetie Womack said, while members of the Rio Rojo Cattlemen's Association (RRCA) were chatting ahead of the previous month's popular basketball pool and calcutta. It was the organization's main fundraiser each year.

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Poll(May) - "Rust"
by alisonb (Posted Wed, 25 May 2016 01:30:39 GMT+5)
Nesikep wrote:Is your inbox overflowing yet Alison?
Perhaps not overflowing but I have received two votes for your pic



What are you eating today?
by Son of Butch (Posted Wed, 25 May 2016 01:12:25 GMT+5)
skyhightree1 wrote:Meat Master with goat cheese and mozzarella

I pulled this picture ahead a page because it Looks so Good.



Fruit
by tamarack (Posted Wed, 25 May 2016 01:00:51 GMT+5)
Thanks for information going to have to make a trip one time and see the peaches and all growing sounds like something i would love to see. Have to stay here for now just about done calving the 2 i lost i thought coyotes got but was wrong shot a bear in yard this morning a old fellow plenty skinny didnt winter well hope no more show up.



Can I keep a bull calf with the girls?
by Son of Butch (Posted Wed, 25 May 2016 00:30:08 GMT+5)
NonTypicalCPA wrote:First post here. I picked up two registered belted galloway open heifers last fall for the start of my "herd". Surprisingly one of the heifers was with calf and had a nice little bull calf a month ago.
Okay calf was born April 25th
Now to my question: I'm going to AI the two girls in late July.
Okay breeding them on July 25th would make them due May 1st 2017
After confirming pregnancy,
assume 42 days after last A.I. service to be able to confirm them pregnant. 42 days from July 25 is Sept 5
can I keep the bull calf with the girls up until next spring when he sells?
Not without weaning him.
Calf will be 245 days old Dec 25th. You will probably want to wean the calf off of the cow before Christmas. For best results Mother and calf will need to be separated about 6 weeks for him to get over his desire to nurse. Sometimes putting a nose flap on him for 6-8 weeks will suffice and if you wean him that way then YES you can leave all 3 of them together.
Plastic nose weaners sell for about $4 ....for your convenience here is a link to a $13 metal one.
http://www.leedstone.com/calf-size-weaner.html
And to the boards. SOB



School Bathroom ?
by Dieseldummy (Posted Tue, 24 May 2016 23:57:46 GMT+5)
She really took one for the team!!



Bathroom dilemma for the wife or daughter.
by Son of Butch (Posted Tue, 24 May 2016 23:15:07 GMT+5)
Not a concern. All the women in my family have solid common sense and would react in a rational manner.
Individuals that think escalating to violence is appropriate....well the whole world has gone barking mad.
Hate to stir up the crazies by admitting it online, but all of our bathrooms at home are unisex.




Rain
by greybeard (Posted Tue, 24 May 2016 23:14:39 GMT+5)
mud everywhere, just as it has been since last Oct.



Bayer offers $62B for Monsanto
by greybeard (Posted Tue, 24 May 2016 23:12:50 GMT+5)
What does that have to do with a foreign company buying a US company?
But I wonder how much complaining the Treasury Dept did when Fiat bought Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep, saving all those union jobs up North instead of letting Chrysler go on down the tubes?? I bet not a peep was heard.



Small registered herd ?
by Ojp6 (Posted Tue, 24 May 2016 22:56:11 GMT+5)
backhoeboogie wrote:I could do better if I marketed, or even tried to market. A whole lot of folks selling freezer beef are working on a cash basis versus me paying taxes on profits. Because I have a day job with a good salary, Uncle Sam takes a lot of nickels out of my pocket from the sale barn checks.

There's usually several people in just about any area that are paying cash for cattle in the country. You would have to sell them slightly under market price but it may be worth it to avoid taxes. They will try to rob you if they can get away with it though. I don't know if you have pen-hookers at the sale barns down there but they will usually pay cash as well.



Price for pairs
by Ojp6 (Posted Tue, 24 May 2016 22:50:13 GMT+5)
I bought a 4 year old with a heifer calf bred back a couple months today for $1525, got an older cow with a big bull calf bred back 4+ yesterday for $1200. Saw 7 old thin pairs pretty decent but small calves only bring $900-$1000.



Long Term Investment
by NolanCountyAG (Posted Tue, 24 May 2016 22:34:56 GMT+5)
Idk if I just got some exceptional heifers last yr but I bought and calved out 65 head. Never calved out anything in my life. Ended up losing 2 calves, 1 doa and 1 that just had no will to live. I think if you can get the financing in order for the F1s then go for it. Don't be scared away by the heifer comments.



Who started from nothing?
by JMJ Farms (Posted Tue, 24 May 2016 22:33:46 GMT+5)
Lot of good posts here. You better believe what these folks are saying about a good woman. I had the wrong kind the first time. And a good one now. I can't even explain the difference in words. Find you a good one that will support you or do without.

I started with nothing but the knowledge on how to get by with what you had and I still don't have a lot, but it's more than I deserve. I can add and subtract real well. I know how to work. Best advice I can give you is save what you can and be in a position to jump real quick when an opportunity comes along. The good ones don't last long.



Cow escaped to neighboring pasture
by RiverHills (Posted Tue, 24 May 2016 21:53:15 GMT+5)
Thanks Bigfoot always been curious about that.



Creep feed
by jscunn (Posted Tue, 24 May 2016 21:46:00 GMT+5)
Craig it is one study and one set of financial conditions. The research on this particular subject can go either way.

If you market on the rail and get paid on the grid, creep feeding is the way to go. If you trailer wean your calves then the obvious answer is not to creep feed. The middle ground where it gets hazy depending on marketing conditions and violitality.




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