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.
DON'T GUESS AT ACRONYMS USED IN BEEF CATTLE BUSINESS
Many acronyms are used in the beef cattle industry. Knowing exactly what they represent instead of guessing can be important.
DOGUET'S DIAMOND D BRANGUS SALE HELD OCTOBER 15
A warm fall day greeted a standing room only crowd of Brangus enthusiasts from five states gathered at Poteet, Texas, for Doguet's Diamond D Sale of Proven Producers.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- ADDING OPPORTUNITY AND RISK WITHOUT WEIGHT
When feeder cattle markets are in balance, prices for lighter-weight feeder cattle adjust to account for the cost of gain to put the additional weight on those cattle such that feedlots are relatively indifferent to buying feeder cattle of various weights, says Derrell Peel, Extension livestock marketing specialist at Oklahoma State University, in his weekly market comments the first week of November.
BULL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT ARE IMPORTANT
In many purebred operations, bull sales make up a significant portion of their cash flow. Therefore, bull growth and development is very important to the overall success of their operation. Many cattlemen who produce bulls spend a great amount of time on the genetics they use and their breeding operation. Remember that this genetic potential can never be realized if these animals are not fed and managed properly.
IT'S THE PITTS -- AN APP FOR THAT
Here are ten smartphone apps that we desperately need some geek to create:
SOUTHERN CONNECTION CHAROLAIS SALE AVERAGES $2,765
The Southern Connection Charolais Sale was held October 19, 2016 in Calhoun, Ga.
REPLACEMENTS SHOULD BE HELD TO HIGH STANDARDS
As autumn makes its debut across the Empire State of the South, many spring-calving operations have been, or are in the process of, weaning; and in a few months, producers will be sorting through females and deciding which ladies get a job offer and which get shown the door.
BLACK INK -- LIMITS? WHAT LIMITS?
Your cows may be held in by fences, but there are few limits on where you go or what you can do with the herd. Perceived barriers these days are just untested assumptions where imagination and technology are opening new gates.
BE SELECTIVE WHEN CHOOSING REPLACEMENT FEMALES
Spiraling cattle prices in recent weeks are not leaving much wiggle room when it comes to marketing calves and replacement females to fit current trends, according to cattle experts.
BE AWARE OF THE PROS AND CONS OF USING DARTS IN CATTLE
Darts - also known as remote drug delivery devices or RDD devices - are frequently used in wildlife to tranquilize animals for research, or when a wild animal strays into a populated area such as a city or neighborhood. They are also gaining popularity among beef stocker growers who have cattle on extensive grazing.
TOWN CREEK FARM BRANGUS BULLS AVERAGE $4,435
Cattlemen from the southern U.S. resoundingly endorsed the value of the Town Creek Farm genetic program at the Town Creek Farm Sale, Saturday, October 15, 2016, near West Point, Miss.
IT'S THE PITTS -- BULLISH
For years purebred bull breeders didn't get paid what they deserved for making such a big investment in better genetics, so I'm glad to see them finally getting paid handsomely for their better bulls.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- TWILIGHTED
First quarter and the Cowboys were up, and then they scored again. Next thing Hooter knew, it was the second quarter and the Boys were down.
HERE IS WHY NO ONE CAN TRULY BE A VEGETARIAN
I like meat, plain and simple. Beef, pork, lamb, chicken, turkey (not much on duck or goose), all kinds of fish and sea food and various wild game. I like it grilled, broiled, smoked, fried and baked. I like it for breakfast, lunch, dinner and any other meal in between. I just like meat. My idea of a well-balanced meal is some cut of meat (really don't care which) beside a nice serving of potatoes and a vegetable. I like to include a good salad as long as there is generous amounts of dressing.
CHINA LIFTS IMPORT BAN ON U.S. BEEF
News that China is lifting a 13-year import ban on U.S. beef is not helping prices as much as some cattlemen would have hoped.
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Next weeks 4 playoff teams, football
by Son of Butch (Posted Sun, 04 Dec 2016 02:24:03 GMT+5)
2. Ohio State
5. Penn State
Any of the 2-8 teams are capable of beating any team listed other than Alabama
What does 2/3 interest and full possession mean?
by js1234 (Posted Sun, 04 Dec 2016 02:03:30 GMT+5)
ga.prime wrote:It means they suckered somebody into buying 1/3 interest in semen sales.
It's very common now at purebred bulls sales for the producer to retain between 25%-50% of the semen rights on all bulls in the sale. I've talked to our primary Angus supplier and they average less than a bull a year that they circle back and collect, on quite a few bulls. The vast majority of commercial bulls sold that way will never be collected and the majority of ones that are aren't going to lead to semen sales gold. It just protects the producer if they realize that as EPD's change and siblings grow up etc. that they sold a commercial bull that deserves a closer look as a stud for whatever reason that they can revisit the situation.
Howdy - New Here
by Ruralmissouri (Posted Sun, 04 Dec 2016 01:55:29 GMT+5)
Hi, name is Tim . I'm a 50 somethin guy from southern Missouri. Have a couple hundred acres which have been rented out in the past. Now exploring getting my own cows and making my own money. This site looks like a good place to learn and exchange ideas!
Cow sale today
by talltimber (Posted Sun, 04 Dec 2016 01:17:51 GMT+5)
Yes, one too big, all too fat, but all grass. I was pretty positive they were bred so I knew I probably wouldn't know what they weighed after the sale since we couldn't stay. We stopped off at a little shop to grab a sandwich and a feed store was just down the road, so we ran down there and weighed as I was sure curious about them. I guessed the biggest at around 1500. Missed her by quite a bit.
Great Britain; United States of America
by Son of Butch (Posted Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:24:41 GMT+5)
Son of Butch wrote:Margonme wrote:The USA is a daughter of the British Empire.
Who is the grander taking into consideration history, contributions to the world, etc.?
Ephraim? or Manasseh?
Both richly blessed and fruitful with Ephraim being doubly fruitful.
Who is grander?
The One from whom the blessings flowed.
It will be clear as mud to most... selah.
Calfs dyeing after processing
by greybeard (Posted Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:19:43 GMT+5)
What kind of calves and how old--dairy?
Where did you get them?
Feeder calf prices????
by jedstivers (Posted Sat, 03 Dec 2016 23:31:29 GMT+5)
kenny thomas wrote:Wednesday here at a preconditioned calf sale the 7wt steers brought more than the 6wt. But then the 8wt brought 3 cents more than the 7wts.
We sold 2 loads that were not in the barn over the phone to be delivered next week Load of steers to weigh 750 brought 131.60 and a load of heifers to weigh 750 were 119.50.
Any 5wts in a that sale? If so what did they bring?
The NCBA convention in Nashville.
by jedstivers (Posted Sat, 03 Dec 2016 23:29:14 GMT+5)
Bigfoot wrote:I hate to pay for anything that should be free. That comment was about the strip club, not the trade show
Uh....none of it is free. It all cost somehow.
by Nesikep (Posted Sat, 03 Dec 2016 23:17:08 GMT+5)
the internal slave was only used on smaller vehicles... probably thought up by the same arse who put a starter in the lifter valley of a V6! :banghead:
as far as I know only later model dodges had the dual mass flywheels... I don't think the V8's really needed them as much as that shaky 6cyl cummins
200 acres and a thought
by littletom (Posted Sat, 03 Dec 2016 22:45:15 GMT+5)
One other thing to consider is what you are making now from the land. If you are getting 8500 now you will also subtract that from the bottom line. This would be a life changing decision think it all through with a sharp pencil. I don't like partners, just me. You split the risk and the profit.
negotiating a new vehicle
by callmefence (Posted Sat, 03 Dec 2016 22:36:16 GMT+5)
True Grit Farms wrote:I usually email 10 different dealers a build and price sheet. And ask them to please send me your best price. Some will want a phone number before they'll send you a quote. And most of them will tell you we'll beat anyone's price. I tell them send me you best price and we'll see. I don't shop my lowest price around, even though I know I could buy the truck a little cheaper.
Dave Smith Motors, in Idaho is the cheapest place to buy a Ram truck.
Made a deal on my new truck yesterday. Local from Benny Boyd in lampasas. I'll have the new bed on by Monday. The bid I laid in front of them from Dave Smith saved me about 1700.00. I owe you a thanks.....so thanks grit.
Something to smoke over
by Jogeephus (Posted Sat, 03 Dec 2016 21:47:13 GMT+5)
ga.prime wrote:Meanwhile, free gov't housing going up all over the place for incoming Syrians.
And for every town that accepts at least 800 of these poor able bodied men Saudi Arabia will build each town their very own mosque.
Bought some Hereford heifers today.
by Margonme (Posted Sat, 03 Dec 2016 21:47:12 GMT+5)
They are nice. Congratulations.
by Atimm693 (Posted Sat, 03 Dec 2016 21:29:04 GMT+5)
I saw that on Facebook this morning. It was at the Apple Creek high fence ranch. Not "wild" bucks by any means.
There's a video on YouTube of some guys breaking apart a pair of bucks in a creek. One had already drown.
by Caustic Burno (Posted Sat, 03 Dec 2016 20:54:31 GMT+5)
1982vett wrote:It's wet out their...
Oldest boys place got 11 inches in 12 hours glad we didn't hope it slides east for those folks. We got a little over two and still raining