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.
CRIMSON CLASSIC SALE AVERAGES $4,015
The Crimson Classic Santa Gertrudis Sale was held April 30, 2016 in Cullman, Ala.
FOUNDATION WILL FUND ABBA YOUTH IN 2016
At the December 17, 2015 meeting the Brahman Foundation Board agreed to distribute funds to expand opportunities for Brahman youth. In an effort to support youth programs and developing leaders in agriculture, the group allocated $30,000 for use in scholarships, educational opportunities, showmanship and more for the year 2016.
E6 & REGISTERED BEEFMASTER REPLACEMENT FEMALE SALE HELD
The E6 and Registered Beefmaster Replacement Female Sale was held April 24, 2016 in Columbus, Texas.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- ADDING CALF VALUE
In times of declining cow-calf margins, it is important for producers to evaluate opportunities to enhance calf value while simultaneously managing cost of production, says Derrell Peel, Extension livestock marketing specialist at Oklahoma State University, in his early-June market comments. Peel uses a variety of surveys and studies to underscore his point.
IT'S THE PITTS -- MY LAST MEAL
Have you ever thought about what you'd like to eat for your last meal?
BRAHMAN "ALL AMERICAN" TO BE HELD IN LOUISIANA
Every year, members of the American Junior Brahman Association gather to compete in a variety of contests, showcasing their skills and their cattle. This year, 250 members from nine states will show off their more than 650 entries. The All American will be held in West Monroe, La., at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center, July 4-9, 2016.
TOOLS ARE AVAILABLE TO IMPROVE FORAGE DIGESTION
At the cow/calf and stocker cattle level, production systems are generally built on forage production, pastures, hay, etc. For these operations forages provide the bulk of the nutrients needed for the animals. In many cases because of inadequate management or simply uncooperative weather patterns, forage quality is not suitable for the pasture and hays to maintain the type of digestibility needed for the animal to extract the needed nutrients.
OCHSNER TO JOIN RED ANGUS TEAM
Red Angus Association of America CEO Tom Brink announced that Katie Ochsner, a native of Torrington, Wyoming, has been hired as a commercial marketing specialist.
CIRCLE A RANCH ANGUS SALE HELD MARCH 19 IN MISSOURI
Circle A Angus Ranch, headquartered in Iberia, Mo., was proud to host their 22nd annual Spring Bull and Heifer sale offering 403 head sold on March 19th.
SPRING WEATHER CONDITIONS CREATE A CHALLENGE FOR FORAGES
A cool, wet spring delayed growth of several summer grasses, but not the weeds that compete for space in fields and pastures across Mississippi.
IT'S THE PITTS -- UNIDENTIFIED FRUITY OBJECT
Besides being a great-granddaughter of the former President, Laura Eisenhower is a professional clairvoyant and spiritual healer who reads Tarot cards and gives astrology readings for a living. In an interview with Fox News Laura said that vegetarians are more apt to see UFO's than meat-eaters because, "we are multidimensional beings and based on our frequency, perceptions and our vibratory levels that we are functioning from, we are going to see things differently."
PRODUCERS SHOULD EVALUATE VALUE OF CREEP FEEDING
n the last issue we started a discussion concerning creep feeding and an ongoing evaluation of the value of this practice in cow-calf production. The main question the producer has to ask is if I decide to creep feed my calves will this result in higher weaning weights and will it be profitable?
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- WINDSHIELD ECONOMICS
Hooter was riding shotgun with Peetie Womack on the way back home from a feedlot where Peetie was checking on some of his cattle.
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.
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by Craig Miller (Posted Thu, 30 Jun 2016 17:12:06 GMT+5)
Thanks for sharing Ron. Id like to see that place. Who's that young feller in all the pictures?
Gift for a cattleman
by backhoeboogie (Posted Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:54:06 GMT+5)
Nesikep wrote:backhoeboogie wrote:Nesikep wrote:Just since we're talking about knives, There's a fellow not too far from you in Lytton BC who does phenomenal custom knives... Not cheap, but take a look at the knife gallery he has http://kniferepairs.ca/
I'd like to know how the 2401 or 2502 Bowie knife feels in my hand. I have plenty of shorter bladed Marbles knives but I like the look of those two. They'd have to feel right before I bought.
I had one small knife with a curved handle and blade, dont' know what it was called, but it felt SO nice in my hand.. excellent skinning knife
Yes Feel is everything for me. I have some old Marbles Kraton handled knives that feel right and grip well when I am skinning hogs. Grease doesn't cause me to slip my grip or get sloppy. They are all I use on hogs and I really don't use them for anything else. Short thick blades. Same knife with another handle just doesn't feel the same.
by tdc_cattle (Posted Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:53:17 GMT+5)
I really don't want to have to re establish the fescue. We've got good moisture right now but July is usually hot and dry. So I think I could get something up. I've still got one pasture to turn them out on that they haven't been on yet. They have to be hauled to it which is why they haven't been on it already. I'll think about millet.
by cow pollinater (Posted Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:35:44 GMT+5)
I think my wife has had about enough gardening for the year. Our agreement is that I can grow whatever I want as long as I stay out of her kitchen and let her do the preserving. When the first squash came on she was quite jubilant. The first set of green beans has all been canned. Squash was getting pickled and frozen on a regular basis. We thanked God over our first few ears of sweet corn and rejoiced at the lifetime supply of pickles and sauerkraut and she canned what corn she felt we couldn't use in the near future.
Then somewhere along the way the neighbors started thanking me for the squash and bell peppers. My banker told me my wife really knows how to make pickles. My neighbor said he owes me a bale of hay for the okra.
This morning I came walking in with a big basket full of squash and got met with a few cuss words and a suggestion that I save money by waiting for rain instead of watering.
I think I might need to give some of it away myself for a while and let her rest up before the fall garden gets cranking.
Now this is scary!
by Dave (Posted Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:29:23 GMT+5)
I knew that logging and commercial fishing were #1 and 2 for on the job fatalities with farming not far behind in about the #5 slot. I had never heard that in regard to suicide. Sort of strange because I have spent my whole life in those three professions and I have known a number of people who lost their life in all three professions yet I never heard of a single suicide. That is a rate that exceeds the of on the job deaths in farmers and is very near the rate of accidental deaths in logging and fishing.
Political --- or NOT?
by Caustic Burno (Posted Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:23:40 GMT+5)
Open borders thank NAFTA
by frieghttrain (Posted Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:21:55 GMT+5)
slick4591 wrote:M-5 wrote:I feed the retriever brand from tractor supply , But I do give my dogs a cHoice .. Eat what I put in the bowl or go hungry .
Wish I had that luxury. With an indoor bulldog I'm forced to feed something that won't give her flatulence cause you can't stay in the house with one that does.
by bird dog (Posted Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:05:28 GMT+5)
It has been discontinued. Their replacement product is PastureGard. TSC had it on the discount bin last winter and I bought all 4 gallons they had left for $15 per. Its a good product, especially at that price.
Dairy cattle vs beef cattle.
by LCCattle (Posted Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:40:43 GMT+5)
True, but his label says ? Angus beef? not ? CAB ? ( certified Angus Beef ). And he may also sell some CAB to boot under the CAB label or just plan beef cattle with no label.
How many of you invest?
by Dave (Posted Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:16:55 GMT+5)
Back in the late 70's early 80's I invest thousands in the Foc'sle Bar in Ketchikan. Alaska. I am still waiting for a return on that investment......
Now I wish I would have invested elsewhere back when I was rolling in the dough.
Opinions on Hereford Champion of the World qualifiers
by SPH (Posted Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:14:26 GMT+5)
I guess I really don't see the point in that "competition" other than some fun for those who may think it's fun to hypothetically rank bulls from around the work. My opinion is that show bulls who actually breed cattle that are productive and functional in natural environments outside of the show ring are far and few between or at least here in the US they are. There was a topic over a year ago over on the HT board where someone asked if anyone could name a Hereford bull that won a major show in the past couple decades that has made a lasting positive impact on the Hereford breed. Not too many could name some but bulls that were mentioned were Pure Gold, Boomer 29F, Boomer P606, Online, and About Time where about all anyone could come up with and even within those sires you could question some things with them like the quality of udders their daughters had and Online has taken a fair share of criticism for 1 reason or another over the years to but seems like some of the better cattle you see has Online somewhere in their pedigree these days.
Not trying to pee in your Cheerios with that response it's just an opinion I have. I've seen that competition mentioned a few times in the past and just didn't really see the point of it. Like I said earlier, there is an awful lot of variation in type and quality in those bulls and some Hereford purists might even point out that is a problem in itself because you'd like to see some more consistency in type when they all are essentially the same breed. Obviously the bloodlines are going to vary quite a bit because the same bloodlines being used in the US aren't going to be the same used in say Argentina and that is going to result in a different type of animal too.
Under the walnut tree.....
by M-5 (Posted Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:08:23 GMT+5)
Bigfoot wrote:Old people say don't let horses near a walnut tree.
Black walnut is what Ive always heard
New To The Cattle Business
by coalcreekfarms10 (Posted Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:04:38 GMT+5)
ricebeltrancher wrote:coalcreekfarms10 wrote:I thought about getting into some Herefords but I know they don't sell like black angus does at market. I really like both breeds but I just picked angus. What exactly do you mean when you say disposition? Are you talking about the looks and features as far as muscular and things like that?
There's no reason why you can't buy a Hereford bull to put with your Angus. I don't know about other parts of the country, but baldies outsell straight black calves here. And the heifers out of that cross would bring a premium if the quality is there.
I have given it some thought but not sure what I'm going to be doing in the near future. Seems like around here everybody wants nothing but all black and nothing but black. At the local markets black sells just a little big higher but not much. I like the baldies but not many people in my area do.
by hillbilly beef man (Posted Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:01:14 GMT+5)
Jogeephus wrote:About an hour ago I stepped out of my truck and into a flock of turkeys who were laying low about 10 feet from my truck. When I exited the truck the burst loose and went ballistic. About 30 of them ranging from mature to chicken sized. Talk about an eye opener.
I had that happen to me at night once. I was pretty sure I had startled a few helicopters off the ground till I got my wits about me.
by Rafter S (Posted Thu, 30 Jun 2016 14:46:24 GMT+5)
justacowfan wrote:I am new here and looking for contacts to share ideas and thoughts.
I'm sure you'll get a lot of ideas, but I don't know how much thought will be involved.