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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 -- HIGH TECH FITS MARKETING, TOO
Recently my family bought a camper. I was on the phone describing it to my mom, as she asked, “You mean, there's a wall right there? The bed folds down – how?”
BEEF CATTLE SHORT COURSE HELD AUGUST 1-3
After two years of historic high cattle prices, a record 1,900 producers attending the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course in College Station learned more about the current decline in prices and maintaining profitability despite declining profit margins.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- THE FUTURE OF CATTLE FUTURES
“It is almost certain that finished cattle have put in their summer lows as prices have found support,” explained Andrew P. Griffith, agricultural economist at the University of Tennessee.
IT'S THE PITTS -- 10 PLACES NOT TO FIND A COWBOY
If you want to catch a glimpse of a real cowboy here are ten places NOT to look.
SOUND MARKETING PROGRAM IS CRITICAL FOR SUCCESS
A sound marketing program is an integral part of any cattle production operation. Too many producers engage in cattle production without ever establishing a well thought out marketing and sales system.
ETHEREDGE ELECTED LIVESTOCK MARKETING ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT
Jerry Etheredge, Montgomery, Ala., was elected president of the Livestock Marketing Association (LMA). In this role, Etheredge will complete a two-year term leading the nation's largest livestock marketing trade association that represents more than 800 local livestock auction markets and allied businesses.
PRECONDITIONING VITAL PART OF CALF HEALTH PROGRAM
If you have sold a calf recently, I don't have to tell you that calf prices have dropped significantly from 2015. Last year, you could sell about anything and get good money for it; but now, you have to have a good calf to bring the best price. In the right market, preconditioned calves still bring the most money, and there is a good return on healthy calves. Besides a health premium, farmers also sell a heavier calf.
CONSUMER TRENDS HEADLINE BIF CONFERENCE
“The prosperity of this entire industry lies with the consumer.” Ag economist Ted Schroeder made that statement during the recent Beef Improvement Federation meetings in Manhattan, Kan., June 15-17, but it summed up the theme of the opening session.
WINNER NAMED IN LMA AUCTIONEER CHAMPIONSHIP
Andy White, Ashland, Ohio, proved his world-class talent as a livestock auctioneer at the 53rd anniversary of Livestock Marketing Association's (LMA) World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC). Paris Stockyards in Paris, Ky. hosted the contest on Saturday, June 18.
TAKE STEPS TO MANAGE EFFECTS OF SUMMER HEAT
As we approach the heat of the summer months, many producers are battling the heat and humidity that is an integral part of life in the south. Summer brings with it rising temperatures and typically decreasing animal performance.
GENETRUST@CAVENDER'S NECHES RIVER RANCH SALE HELD
Green grass, blue skies and good cattle greeted buyers and bidders alike at the beautiful Neches River Ranch west of Jacksonville, Texas on April 23, 2016 for the annual spring GENETRUST Registered and Commercial Brangus Female Sale hosted by Cavender Ranches.
IT'S THE PITTS -- HUH?
In the May 30 edition of the Auction Exchange there was an ad celebrating the Midwest Auctioneer Roundup contest in Shipshewana, Indiana. There were pictures of the winners, contestants and one precious little three or four year old girl with her hands covering her ears.
DEVELOPING REPLACEMENTS FROM HERD TAKES DEDICATION
Maintenance and development of a quality purebred cow herd requires selection of proper genetics and an ongoing input of new breeding females. One of the most important questions the producer must ask is: “do I buy my replacements or do I develop them from within my own herd?”
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- COST, COST, COST
At the risk of sounding like the proverbial busted record, while revenue matters to the fortunes of cow-calf operations, cost matters more.
CRIMSON CLASSIC SALE AVERAGES $4,015
The Crimson Classic Santa Gertrudis Sale was held April 30, 2016 in Cullman, Ala.

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Breeding a crossbred bull question?
by gaurus (Posted Sun, 28 Aug 2016 16:28:19 GMT+5)
Muddy wrote:To be honest he's almost to be purebred and his calves will be 15/16 Angus with very tiny Longhorn blood in them. He will definitely throws black calves and there is a chance that he could be homozygous black as well.

I agree with you.



Market not that bad
by Banjo (Posted Sun, 28 Aug 2016 16:23:11 GMT+5)
Simple Definition of science

1

: knowledge about or study of the natural world based on facts learned through experiments and observation

I am a Scientist too. Anyone can be, with a little common sense



yankee
by cbcr (Posted Sun, 28 Aug 2016 16:03:03 GMT+5)
I lived in Texas for about 6 years. Basically anyone from North of the Red River is considered a Yankee. One time when someone mention I was a Yankee, I said hold on a minute. I may be from Missouri, but I am from south of the Red River.

I was ask how that could be. I told'em if you leave here and keep going south and circle the Globe, eventually you will get to Missouri. I was never called a Yankee again!



More babies pics
by creekdrive (Posted Sun, 28 Aug 2016 15:57:00 GMT+5)
Very nice! Love those brockle faces.



What I'm seeing today
by NECowboy (Posted Sun, 28 Aug 2016 15:51:22 GMT+5)
M-5 wrote:
Had a little help show up from jawja this morning

JMJ, Jo, or Grit? Sweet!



Big or small dogs?
by Caustic Burno (Posted Sun, 28 Aug 2016 15:35:17 GMT+5)
Big dog in a small body Jack Russell
They are quirky little dogs need a special quirky owner



Update on Omaha steaks
by slick4591 (Posted Sun, 28 Aug 2016 15:29:40 GMT+5)
zirlottkim wrote:.....or shrimp & fish. Even right on the coast, you cant hardly find a local eatery that doesn't serve mostly imported seafood.

Gotta agree with you about that. A few years back I went to Port Mansfield, TX to go fishing. The night before we went out we ate at a seafood restaurant and I ordered their oyster cocktail as an appy. Dam things were hot, fresh out of a can. The entrees pretty much sucked too. I started asking lots of questions since that experience.



Red Angus Bull Calf & a few other pictures
by creekdrive (Posted Sun, 28 Aug 2016 15:21:43 GMT+5)
KNERSIE wrote:That's a really good bullcalf. The right type of muscle, masculine at an early age, will make a good weaner and that's the battle just about won.
If you cleaned the underline up, he wouldn't have been as soggy nor would he have had that long, high yielding muscle that is lost for most part in the British breeds. If you added more length of body he wouldn't have had the long hip and the balance he has now.

Thank you Knersie. I really appreciate the comments, and definitely can see what you are saying. If you don't mind, could you describe a little more about what you mean when you say 'long, high yielding muscle'. I think I understand, but want to make sure. I've been told I have a pretty good eye when it comes to cattle, but it's still relatively new to me and I'm always trying to learn. I also know what I like when I see it, but usually lack the ability to put it into the proper words when trying to describe it to someone else. At this point I think even if he doesn't work out in our purebred herd, he could be useful on our commercial cows as a more terminal type bull.



Red Angus Dispersal Sale near Lexington, KY
by TennesseeTuxedo (Posted Sun, 28 Aug 2016 15:07:32 GMT+5)
Margonme wrote:TennesseeTuxedo wrote:Well heck, nobody wants a free lunch?

TT. Stop wasting time. Life is short. Put a Simmental bull on the black Angus you got.

I'm interested in the females Margon besides you keep cutting your better bulls.

You should join us.



Road scavengers
by Jogeephus (Posted Sun, 28 Aug 2016 15:05:51 GMT+5)
Lately I've been finding lots of tools. Found a 1 1/8 wrench a week or so ago. Thought that a nice find.



Fall yearling Hereford Bulls
by TennesseeTuxedo (Posted Sun, 28 Aug 2016 15:05:32 GMT+5)
Where is your operation Jay?



2015 Ford F250 problem
by littletom (Posted Sun, 28 Aug 2016 14:41:25 GMT+5)
I hear of a lot of fords being repowered with cummins motors. Anyone have one or been around one?



Photographs of Flyover America
by SJB (Posted Sun, 28 Aug 2016 14:28:12 GMT+5)
Great thread.



Heroin
by Margonme (Posted Sun, 28 Aug 2016 14:24:50 GMT+5)
callmefence wrote:I've never been to visit him. His mother goes bi weekly . Says his head his covered in scares from having to fight. I 've wrote him once.

Those mommas never give up on their babies. God Bless our Mommas!



Highland Advice
by Caustic Burno (Posted Sun, 28 Aug 2016 14:09:40 GMT+5)
Best thing to do is cut your losses run them through the barn take those pennies put some dollars with it and buy what the buyers want.
Your spending dollars to make dimes with cattle the order buyer doesn't want




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