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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.

 

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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.
IT'S THE PITTS -- MOTHER NATURE, FATHER TIME
Women are nature, men are time. Women are beautiful like a Maui sunset or a forest of pine wearing a fresh blanket of snow, while men are as timeless as Shakespeare, Michelangelo and Da Vinci.
GRASS-FED BEEF CONFERENCE TO BE HELD MAY 26-27, 2016
With consumer interest heightening about where their food comes from, grass-fed beef producers will have the opportunity to learn more about marketing opportunities and production trends during a May 26-27 conference in College Station.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT - DECLINING PRICES MAGNIFY COST FOCUS
“Expenses won't come down as fast as commodity prices,” says Stan Bevers, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. “Cow-calf expenses won't come down as fast as cow-calf prices. 2016 will have lower calf prices but not to the extent it will affect these higher expenses. During 2017, expenses still will not be coming down, where calf prices will be in their second year of decline. That's what concerns me.”
CONSIDER PROS AND CONS BEFORE CREEP FEEDING
Creep feeding of calves while still on the cow has been a management tool used for years by the cow-calf producer. The value and profitability of this practice has been long debated as well. So when producers ask if it is something worth considering, I give them the stock nutritionist's answer: “well, it depends.”
LITTLE W CHAROLAIS HOLDS PRODUCTION SALE
Little W Charolais held their 6th annual production sale on March 26, 2016 at the farm in Lebanon, Tenn.
EGYPTIAN VET STUDIES AT MISSISSIPPI STATE
New research techniques learned at Mississippi State University through a scholar exchange program will help a cattle veterinarian from Egypt as she pursues a doctoral education in food safety.
DEER ANTLERS MAY HOLD HEALTH SECRETS
Each spring the woods are littered with antlers as deer shed their old racks to make way for new sets, and these “sheds” may reveal hidden health problems in the bucks that drop them.
CLEMSON EXTENSION OFFERS CATTLEMEN'S BOOT CAMP
Gaven and April Hammett want to expand their cattle operation and are looking to Clemson University for the information they need.
EARLY SPRING CAN BE A CHALLENGING NUTRITIONAL TIME FOR SPRING CALVING
Late winter and early spring is the most challenging time of the year for the nutrition of the spring-calving beef cows.

 

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Best of Craigslist Equip.
by M-5 (Posted Sun, 29 May 2016 12:24:09 GMT+5)
yknot wrote:http://nmi.craigslist.org/wan/5609635093.html
I bet his phone is ringing off the hook.



Is the middle class gone and am I poor?
by True Grit Farms (Posted Sun, 29 May 2016 12:18:33 GMT+5)
herofan wrote:It seems like there is no incentive from the system to live a life of financial responsibility. I know an older guy who worked public work, and also farmed his entire life. He was frugal and managed to save a lot of money. He's never been a burden on taxpayers or anyone else. His wife is in the nursing home, and because he has some money, they have to drain it.

There's nothing wrong with having to pay your own way, but if a deadbeat were in the nursing home with no money, or someone who looked well off but had no money, there would be programs to help. Same with college. If you have a decent income, and your son or daughter hasn't been A+ all the way, there isn't nearly as much money to help as there would be if you were a deadbeat. There would be grants and all kinds of stuff at that point.

This is one of those things that really pizz me off. And what makes it even worse is there is no easy answer. There's no way that the taxpayers can afford to care for everyone or educate everyone. It sure stinks that the deadbeats and freeloaders get a free ride all the way to the end though.



Tiger Stripe X Hereford?
by Caustic Burno (Posted Sun, 29 May 2016 11:55:00 GMT+5)
I have posted 3/4 herf/brimmer several times they will be Hereford marked as far as charistics of two full sisters one shows heavy brimmer influence the other Hereford



Time for a side by side/UTV
by Brute 23 (Posted Sun, 29 May 2016 11:49:35 GMT+5)
Yes $8K. It's for the owners wife at the ranch. No it does not make sense. Happy wife, happy life.

They are all too expensive. There are some good deals to be had on used units.



Solar power
by backhoeboogie (Posted Sun, 29 May 2016 11:48:45 GMT+5)
If you have your own backhoe, they will not allow you to dig the trench. You have to pay their contractor to dig the trench.

A generator can do a lot and they are not all that expensive.



Electric fence ground
by M-5 (Posted Sun, 29 May 2016 11:45:45 GMT+5)
I guess I should unhook the ground wire that's been hooked up to the light pole for 30 plus yrs and ran to the barn and connected to the power panel that the fence box is hooked too. Ya learn something new every day!!!!



Didn't Jump the Gun
by frieghttrain (Posted Sun, 29 May 2016 11:08:17 GMT+5)
That's crazy



Neighbors got more thistles than grass
by Stocker Steve (Posted Sun, 29 May 2016 10:49:51 GMT+5)
In theory, the extension' Weed Control Officer sends a letter to folks that need to do more control.
In reality, the main source of thistle here is land that the extension service accepted into CRP.
Maybe this is all a job security scam ???



120v remote fencer
by Supa Dexta (Posted Sun, 29 May 2016 10:49:42 GMT+5)
I switched out to a 100w panel I had here, the 40w never has seemed to work right.

The 100w is putting out 5amps



Garden 2016
by skyhightree1 (Posted Sun, 29 May 2016 10:27:23 GMT+5)




Bottle Calves
by skyhightree1 (Posted Sun, 29 May 2016 10:19:32 GMT+5)
jltrent wrote:By the time I buy the powdered milk and everything else, time involved and as slow as they grow it is hard to make any money on bottle calves for me. With good prices I would make sure they were in good shape and it was cheaper for me to sell them. With prices down and powder milk still as high there is no way I could come out.


You wont find any here on my place until they drop way down.



This guy doesn't care for Bryers ice cream...
by slick4591 (Posted Sun, 29 May 2016 08:15:48 GMT+5)
You mean his bias shows?



Planting our wintering area
by MikeBo (Posted Sun, 29 May 2016 07:21:48 GMT+5)
JMJ Farms wrote:It never ceases to amaze me how different farming techniques are around the country. Here we have very few rocks. Cleaning up new ground here consists of cutting trees, stumping, piling, picking up roots, and burning. Costs anywhere from $500-1200 per acre.

In southern Missouri we have to remove the trees and then pick the rocks, cheaper to buy pasture!



fence row spray
by MikeBo (Posted Sun, 29 May 2016 07:17:40 GMT+5)
Bigfoot wrote:Crossbow is 24d and remedy mixed together.

In my opinion, Crossbow is the way to go. 48oz of 24d, 20oz of Remedy, and 16oz of surfactan to 50 gallons of spray.

Kills everything but red cedar, you will have amazingly clean fence rows after a few years. In my opinion using a roundup spray just causes broadleaf weed invasion, all the open ground.



Crabgrass 2016
by MikeBo (Posted Sun, 29 May 2016 07:10:28 GMT+5)
In southern Missouri the last 10 days my crabgrass has boomed.




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