South Carolina ranked 38th in all of the fifty states for beef cattle
productions with 222,000 animals in 2004. The highest number of beef
cows that have calved on record for South Carolina was 336,000 in
1977. The lowest number recorded in the state was 15,000 in 1939.
Today there are many different cattle breeds in the world, all stemming
on one ancestor, the aurochs. In 1623, two Devon heifers and a Devon
bull were imported to the Plymouth Colony from Britain. These three
cattle were probably the first purebred cattle to reach North America.
The United States and Australia are the top beef producing countries
in the world. The United States produces about 25% of the world's
beef supply with less than 10% of the world's cattle population. Over
900 different breeds of cattle have been reported in the world. Breed
associations maintain breed registrations for many of the individual
breeds, with some cattle breeds being able to trace their ancestry
back 600 years or more. Many of the beef cattle produced in the United
States today are crossbred.
The demand for beef has significantly increased in the past few years
because of consistent quality, consumer changes in taste and preferences
such as high protein diets, and innovative products and advertising.
Per capita consumption of beef is over 66 pounds per person per year
and beef is consumed 77.8 million times a day across America.
EPDS PROVIDE THE MOST ACCURATE SELECTION METHOD
Selecting beef cattle based on expected progeny difference (EPD) values provides the most accurate selection method currently available to beef producers for economically important traits.
WILL IONOPHORES BE AFFECTED BY REGULATION CHANGES?
An ionophore is a feed additive used in beef cattle rations to improve feed efficiency and animal gains.
CIRCLE A ANGUS HOSTS 10TH ANNUAL FALL SALE
Circle A Angus Ranch, headquartered in Iberia, Mo., was proud to host their 10th Annual Fall Bull & Heifer sale offering 309 head sold on October 15th. The bleachers were full of potential buyers vying for the opportunity to own elite genetics backed by great service by bidding on the 109 bulls, and 200 bred heifers.
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.
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feedig out a beef
by Son of Butch (Posted Fri, 09 Dec 2016 03:45:35 GMT+5)
I'm not 100% certain, but I think decoquinate (the medication in the posted mix) is not included in the coming VFD as it's for coccidiosis and like rumenson can still be fed without violating any new regulations.
by jltrent (Posted Fri, 09 Dec 2016 03:23:38 GMT+5)
You must have been a good boy this past year.
Liquid feed... Anybody ever
by dun (Posted Fri, 09 Dec 2016 02:10:55 GMT+5)
Craig wrote:Thanks dun! I wonder if some salt sprinkled on top for a day or two would help limit them, or would it sour the tank in the end?
No idea, but why mess with it? It's like anything else new. If you tried to salt it to discourage some you can almost bet there would be those that would be encouraged to eat more. Remember salt is both a limiter and used to encourage consumption. Depends on the amount, and also the individual cows.
Anyone w/ experience w/ frozen hooves on valuable calves?
by Nesikep (Posted Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:36:06 GMT+5)
Nice calf! good to see it, I've been following it loosely from the beginning. Longest gestation I've had here was 305 days.. talk about a wait! And yes, I'm certain it wasn't from the next cycle.. that family of cows always gestates a bull calf in the 290's
RIP John Glenn
by boondocks (Posted Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:02:36 GMT+5)
RIP and while we're at it, let's raise a glass to the women astronauts, like Jerrie Cobb, who trained long and hard but were barred from space flights due to the attitudes of the day. See eg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerrie_Cobb
(Unfortunately, one of those who lobbied against their participation was John Glenn).
I always admired him but was disappointed a few years back when they decided to take an older astronaut into space to study the effects on an older person; there was a groundswell of support to take up one of the women who had been denied the opportunity previously; instead, John Glenn took the spot. Would have admired him more had he righted his previous mistake.
by js1234 (Posted Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:38:05 GMT+5)
wacocowboy wrote:js1234 wrote:There right now. Behind Chute 7, second row, 3 go-rounds counting last night. I'll wave to you.
Hope you had a good time.
Great time, flew home this morning. Myself, my wife, my folks and my sister and brother in law all go every year for 3-4 go-rounds. We have had the same seats since it moved from OKC and give the other nights to people we do business with etc.
No rest for the wicked though, the guys got in 8 loads of stockers and 2 loads of feeder cows while we were gone and 3 more loads of stockers and a load of feeder cows coming in tonight. Between that and the cowboys being in the thick of getting a few hundred bulls kicked out with the fall calving cows, I'm wondering why we left town.
I'm sure we'll do it again next year though.
I do love the NFR.
C&B Farm & Outdoors Panels
by dun (Posted Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:26:07 GMT+5)
I find the chaining method that Preifert uses far more flexible and prefer it to any of the other methods I've worked with
Interesting read on a terrorist mindset
by Nesikep (Posted Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:22:45 GMT+5)
For one, they probably aren't to F@$%ing LAZY to spell a word the right way... They realize that English class is for learning english as opposed to one student I heard of that complained about losing marks for misspelling a word (in Grade 3 or something). I know a number of Muslims (from africa and Fiji) and get along very well with them.. .they are all hard workers and I trust them completely..
Decent Used Truck for $20,000?
by Nesikep (Posted Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:07:35 GMT+5)
I've heard really good things about the new Titan Diesel.. but that's a little more than 20K new... Also heard good things about the Ram 1500's both in the Hemi and the diesel versions.. On the diesels I'd care to drive I don't think I'd be able to spend 20K, it would probably be more like 5-10K and then some work into it to make it good.. y'all know I like my old Dodges
Aluminium Stock Trailer ?
by True Grit Farms (Posted Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:36:36 GMT+5)
Back in the day aluminum was a third the weight of steel, and cost a third more per pound. And anything you build out of steel, you can build it twice as fast out of aluminum.
Frderal 410 handgun self defense loads?
by Margonme (Posted Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:28:57 GMT+5)
Caustic Burno wrote:Atimm693 wrote:A .22 will drop a deer at 50ft with a head shot, that really doesn't mean anything.
In the heat of the moment, you need something that can be popped off quickly and accurately, in a compromised position, and possibly one handed. That rules out big bore hand guns from being a practical self defense arm. 9mm, 45, and 357 are the most popular for a reason.
Drop one a heII of lot farther than that until I was nearly grown I thought it was a deer rifle
I carried my single shot Remington 22 bolt action with a peep sight everywhere. I shot woodchucks all summer long. I could pop them right in the head up to 60 to 70 yards.
by farmerjan (Posted Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:27:11 GMT+5)
We had a reg red poll that was as gentle as they come. NEVER saw him breed a cow, but he was the most fertile bull we have ever had. If we had any that were problem breeders, we put them in Bubba's pasture. No joke. He'd have 99% every preg check and if he didn't settle them they left. Had him til he was 12 and his arthritis made getting up painful, so we refused to make him suffer through another winter. Cried some pretty big tears when he went. Most of our bulls will breed once then check out the other cows, maybe come back for a second time. Had one bull that would worry them to death and several cows would finally lay down to get him to stop. Sent him down the road, it was just too hard on the cows.
by Workinonit Farm (Posted Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:50:03 GMT+5)
Dave wrote:Caustic Burno wrote:Dave wrote:I thought about it yesterday. I can't think of anyone I knew who was there during the attack but I knew several who were already in the military that day. Virtually all the men I grew up around fought in WWII. They covered all the services and both theaters.
We have one WWII vet left at church was a frogman set the charges in the reef off Okinawa for the landing craft to go through.
Back in 02 when dad died I read somewhere we were losing our WWII vets at 1500 a day then.
The majority of the WWII vets I knew were still with us 10 years ago. Now those men are all gone.
Lots of postings about it on Facebook.
On Memorial day every year, I used to get a paper Poppy, for a buck, from a couple of local older Veterans who would set up a table at the local grocery. The last Poppy I purchased was sometime around 2007 or 8. I haven't seen them since. But I am not surprised, as they were quite elderly, and not getting any younger as the years passed.
I remember when I was younger, all over town there would be these little tables set up with the paper Poppies and the Vets. As the years rolled on, they became less and less.
I'm sure most young people do not know the significance of the paper Poppies.
video on live carcass evaluation
by RanchMan90 (Posted Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:30:51 GMT+5)
Well good day mate! Lol Target market is what I'm talking about, Merica needs to get with the program. Good flick.
Load lot receiving pens (size and material)
by RanchMan90 (Posted Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:15:11 GMT+5)
jedstivers wrote:90 days isn't enough. Need 120 or more.
I've been pondering the same thing myself. That's the point of buying these lighter weight calves is the lower cost of gain, retaining them a bit longer would capitalize on it. Those extra 30 days would pay their commission and freight. What's your logic Jed?