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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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“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?”
At the risk of sounding like the proverbial busted record, while revenue matters to the fortunes of cow-calf operations, cost matters more.
The Crimson Classic Santa Gertrudis Sale was held April 30, 2016 in Cullman, Ala.
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.
The E6 and Registered Beefmaster Replacement Female Sale was held April 24, 2016 in Columbus, Texas.
“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.
Have you ever thought about what you'd like to eat for your last meal?
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.
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.
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.

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Year Round Calving...
by Banjo (Posted Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:13:25 GMT+5)
Dogs and Cows wrote:I would like to hear thoughts on year around calving...good and bad. I am thinking about doing it as with work, and my facilities it would be the easiest I think. However, my vet basically said people who calve year round are the poorest of the poor cattlemen...bad management. Anyway, with a herd of 15 to 20 it may be good for me. Can I hear what everyone's thoughts are on the subject?

Thanks all!
I don't think this can be boiled down to an exact science. If he has 15 to 20 cows then I would assume they are all pretty good cows. Having every cow to calf in a 45 day window is very hard to do, unless your willing to sell the late calvers without prejudice.
Having a few late calving cows, if they consistently raise a good calf, is still making you money over a heifer...most of the time.
I calve mostly in the early spring, but I have several that have gotten late but still raise a good calf. I can't afford to get rid of all them just to have a uniform calf crop.
There are many factors to making a profit in the cattle business, having all your calves born and ready to sell at the same time is low down on the totem pole IMO.

Trying harder....
by M-5 (Posted Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:08:33 GMT+5)
some people need to be in church 7 days a week , some can get by with 2 or 3 and some can be the just as saved watching td jakes on tv . Its about your personal relationship with Jesus. EVERY SINGLE person has to work out his own salvation. That's a fact. I too have seen far to many people use church as a status symbol or treat it like a country club. I didn't get saved in at an alter In a church btw.

November 8-9th 2016
by hurleyjd (Posted Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:03:57 GMT+5)
bball wrote:hurleyjd wrote:We will have to get use to either saying King Donald 1 or Madam President. Do not like either one but the powers to be has bestowed one of them on us and we will have to survive.

Cmon hurley....make it about cattle.
Okay okay how about bull of the woods and Elsie.

Beef Bottle Calves
by gaurus (Posted Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:59:26 GMT+5)
I wander if there a business market for selling Holstein/British Blue feeder calves, from the look of the pictures I have seen they look real good.

Fixing crooked H-Frame
by BK9954 (Posted Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:55:12 GMT+5)
I will ride back and take a picture today. Its in the back 60 acres.

John Hinkley Jr.
by Ouachita (Posted Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:43:55 GMT+5)
Commercialfarmer wrote:I've not given one second thought to his release. But I should probably disclose that we are kinda pen pals. I wrote him a letter to let him know that I think Jodie and Hillary have been having an affair.

Starving for Fuel- white smoke and power loss
by True Grit Farms (Posted Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:16:41 GMT+5)
http://www.dudadiesel.com/choose_item.p ... gQodtoIHng

Get you some of this and follow the directions you'll be good to go.

Day Old Jersey/Limousin feeder Calves.
by gaurus (Posted Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:56:07 GMT+5)
I wonder how do the ?Breeding To Feeding? Jersey/Limousin feeder calves obtain such good performance if they buy the Calves as Day Old? They get it directly from the Dairy farms that will not wean them, Is one day of colostrum enough to keep them healthy?

What do they feed them so they get such good performance and make a profit when they buy them at day old for about $300?

http://www.agweb.com/article/beef-genet ... t-bechtel/

Had some fun today
by Ol' 243 (Posted Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:48:29 GMT+5)
That is awesome, not much is more fun than a drag strip. Only thing better is drag racing on water.

Carryall for 3 pt hitch
by M-5 (Posted Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:44:09 GMT+5)
I have something similar . I built one out of metal that uses a receiver hitch . I can use it with the tractor when I attach my a frame hitch that has 2 receiver slots on it . One is on bottom cross piece and other is just below the top link

by LRTX1 (Posted Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:25:45 GMT+5)
With the doxycycline the sun will wreck you. I was a land surveyor at the time and that made a miserable summer being on those antibiotics.

What do you feed your dogs
by cow pollinater (Posted Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:18:05 GMT+5)
greybeard wrote:Do any of them list sulfur content?

Judging from the smells that come out of my fat old queensland I'd guess country acres is quite high. Sometimes she even gags herself.

Texas Dove Hunters
by Brute 23 (Posted Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:57:25 GMT+5)
They did it to add in the Christmas Holidays which is a good thing. I shouldn't complain. It makes sense. I know with my family that travels from out of state, its a lot easier to take them dove hunting during the holidays than deer hunting.

Late Dec is prime time down south. Wish they would run the dove season in to FEB so you can do more dove & quail at the same time... actually ducks too I guess. Last year there was one weekend when you could kill dove, duck, and quail down here. That's the feathered version of the Texas Slam.

Pink eye
by inyati13 (Posted Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:43:07 GMT+5)
Koffi Babone wrote:FYI:

http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/eye_a ... eye&alt=sh

Good read. Thanks

another of the greatest generation gone
by TennesseeTuxedo (Posted Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:28:32 GMT+5)
Ditto that.

What a guy! RIP.

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