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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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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.
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.

 

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Fall grazing
by M-5 (Posted Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:45:21 GMT+5)
trin wrote:Anyone use turnips anymore?

YEP, I planted a bunch last yr on the advice of lxtr1 and once theyfigured out what they were the cows ate every single one of them. I scored a 150# of turnip seed this spring and will plant it this fall . along with oats, rye and clover. Im also gonna over seed my new hayfields with rye grass this fall In the hopes that I can get a early cutting because it takes so long for the Tiff 85 to start producing .



Fescue Belt
by sim.-ang.king (Posted Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:39:24 GMT+5)
kilroy60 wrote:sim.-ang.king wrote:Only time I like fescue is in a drought, or stockpiled for winter. For hay I would much rather have other grass, but instead I am blessed with fescue. The cows on the brown fescue pasture in the middle of January, do better then the cows on fescue hay.

Fescue won't grow in a drought. If you don't believe it, come on down to NE Georgia and see the burnt fescue fields and pastures. We've been feeding hay since June and it looks like we will continue through the rest of the summer. Praying for rain and cooler temp's to get the fescue back in growth mode along with the other grasses.
Won't grow, but it won't die either.



Religion and Politics
by Caustic Burno (Posted Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:37:54 GMT+5)
Bball hits closer to home than others when raised by a generation that stormed the beaches of the South Pacific and Europe .
It really becomes reality when your sitting at 1A watching them pull the lottery numbers. Mine changed to 1H when my older brother went in country,
Lost him to cancer from agent orange.
I have several of those folded flags that I would die defending.



Heat- 96 today
by callmefence (Posted Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:35:39 GMT+5)
1982vett wrote:greybeard wrote:Good chance of rain tomorrow an Tuesday here, might cool things down--I see reflected lightning way off to the North now. Could sure use some moisture.

Saw that too...course it was to the ENE. Typical, they done pushed it off till Wednesday here.....but it is overcast and cloudy. Weather change for sure but doesn't feel or look like rain.





Garden 2016
by Craig Miller (Posted Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:29:37 GMT+5)
Got a few purple hulls and butter beans. We are getting this many a couple times a week. The pintos ain't doing nothin. Could be the grass.



I do the best I can with the grass being gone like I am. So far it hasn't hurt the production much except the pintos. This is the garden at moms. Part of it anyways.



Carpenter Bees
by HDRider (Posted Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:16:49 GMT+5)
M-5 wrote:The traps work. 18000 holes is a lot to caulk up. Yall don't have dirt daubers????? them little basterds around here will evict the bee and pack mud in hole over night.
I'll give 'em a try..

We have an abundance of dirt daubers. Didn't know they were helping me. They put a dirt clod nest on everything.



Had some fun today
by 1982vett (Posted Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:01:51 GMT+5)
dieselbeef wrote:that didn't look too bad..specially rowing it....

not much going on with the cows..im still lurking..wifes illness and my job is keeping me really busy
Still praying for y'all DB...

Nesi..... Hammer Down! Looks like fun....



Cow Incident
by cattle60 (Posted Mon, 25 Jul 2016 08:55:07 GMT+5)
Just read TallTimbers account of his heifer having trouble. Sorry to hear that. I also had about the same thing Friday night. Checking around 5:00 pm and missing a cow ( around 9 years old).Probably 7th calf. Had last checked late Wed night and no showing of calving soon. Anyway, Found and looked like after birth hangin nothing else. Looked for calf, nothing. Went to house, ate,fed and came back around 745 pm. Found laying down, a little stickin out, smelled bad smell, touched and seen front of hoof. UHOH. Smell, bad sign, Calf probably dead and been trying to calve awhile. Friday temp in high 90's with heat index 107. Herded to barn lot. Called vet , by this time 845, be there in about an hour. Vet arrived,got in head catcher, and checked couldn't feel no head. Said same as I expected calf dead inside. Maybe not get out in one piece. Started pulling and after some hard time, cow went down, pulled calf, come out in one piece, Big amount of fluid hit the vet and tech when it popped out,all over included in face, very bad smell, was losing hair when coming out, calf was breech and found out was deformed, Top part from nose up through forehead not there. Ears but not in between. Said probably what happened was once died, never sent the right signals for birthing, no where close the bag she normally has , no springing, no dialating, hard pull. Cleaned out and full of antibiotics. Cow up next morning, eating and drinking. Hopefully will do ok but going to make into hamburger later this fall. By the way, Vet was a young female probably not out of school very long and helper was a young female, I think probably in the middle of school or just starting. Very good, not squeamish or scared to get into all of it. Very impressed with the professionalism, to talk and give some opinions and thoughts.



Sidearm of choice for concealed carry?
by pdfangus (Posted Mon, 25 Jul 2016 08:41:17 GMT+5)
bond arms texas defender right now.

i carry a full sized wheel gun when i am doing field work



Diesel versus Mineral Oil?
by 1982vett (Posted Mon, 25 Jul 2016 08:36:28 GMT+5)
Permethrin insecticide to spray on cattle.....water
I use Lin-tox and diesel on cattle rubs. http://www.jefferspet.com/products/prol ... aQod9M4Knw

Link to the Permethrin label... https://www.drugs.com/vet/permethrin-10.html

(from the label)
TREATMENT OF ANIMALS AND ANIMAL QUARTERS:

PESTS

DILUTIONS (mix well)

HOW TO APPLY

PESTS ON LARGE ANIMALS
(Dairy or Beef Cattle, Horses, Sheep and Goats)

Horn Flies, Face Flies, Stable Flies, Mosquitoes, Lice, Mites, Ticks (including deer tick which may carry Lyme disease)

For severe infestations, dilute 1.28 oz per gallon of water (1 part concentrate to 99 parts water) (0.1%).

For normal infestations, dilute 0.64 oz per gallon of water (1 part concentrate to 199 parts water) (0.05%).

Spray thoroughly to cover the entire animal. For lice or Mites, a second treatment is recommended in 14-21 days. Spray lactating dairy cows only after milking is completed.

Horn Flies, Face Flies, Stable Flies, Ear Ticks

Dilute 2 oz per gallon of water (.16%).

Spot Treatment - Low Pressure Spray - Apply 1/2 oz per ear or 1-4 oz on face or 12-16 oz along the backline.

Horn Flies, Face Flies, Horseflies, Ear Ticks

Dilute 8 oz in 5 gal oil (0.125%).

BACKRUBBER - Keep backrubber charged. Results can be improved by forced use.

PESTS ON FARM PREMISES (Barns, Dairies, Loafing Sheds, Milking Parlors, Feedlots, Stables, Paddocks, Poultry & Livestock Housing)

Horseflies, Stable Flies, Lesser Houseflies and other manure breeding flies, Fleas, Lice, Mites, Ticks (including deer tick which may carry Lyme disease). Aids in control of Cockroaches, Mosquitoes and Spiders

Dilute 3.2 oz per gallon of water (0.25%).

Spray walls and surfaces thoroughly, but do not let runoff occur. Spray about 1 gallon per 750-1000 sq. ft. Treat no more often than once every 2 weeks. Do not contaminate animal?s feed or water by spray. Do not use in milk rooms.

PESTS IN CATTLE BARNS, HORSE BARNS, SWINE HOUSES, KENNELS, MILKING PARLORS, MILK ROOMS, DAIRIES, POULTRY HOUSES, FEEDLOTS, STABLES AND PADDOCKS

Flies, Mosquitoes and Gnats

For initial clean out of severe insect infestation, dilute at a rate of 6.4 oz per gallon of water (1 part concentrate to19 parts water) (0.50%).

For normal infestations, dilute at a rate of 3.2 oz per gallon of water (1 part concentrate to 39 parts water) (0.25%).

FINE MIST - Apply directing the spray toward the ceiling and upper corners until the area is filled with mist. Use about 1 ounce per 1,000 cubic feet of space. For best results, close doors and windows before spraying and keep closed for ten to fifteen minutes. Vacate the treated area and ventilate before reoccupying.

PESTS ON SWINE AND POULTRY
(Do not ship swine for slaughter within 5 days of last treatment)

Mange Mites

Dilute 1.28 oz per gallon of water (1 part concentrate to 99 parts water) (0.10%)

Spray, dip or sponge animals. Retreat after 14 days, spraying walls and floor space and bedding to kill late hatching, developing stages.

Blowflies, Flies, Mosquitoes, Hog Lice, Fleas, Ticks (including deer tick which may carry Lyme disease)

Dilute 1.28 oz per gallon of water (1 part concentrate to 99 parts water) (0.10%)

Spray, dip or sponge to apply 1 pint per pig, especially around ears.

Poultry Mites, Northern Fowl Mites and Lice

Dilute 1.28 oz per gallon of water (1 part concentrate to 99 parts water) (0.10%)

Spray at the rate of 1 gal per 100 birds, with a fine mist. Spray roosts, walls and nests or cages.




Cow in every Pasture
by Kingfisher (Posted Mon, 25 Jul 2016 08:26:39 GMT+5)
I thought it was fried chicken and pot...or something like that



working heavy bred cows
by bird dog (Posted Mon, 25 Jul 2016 08:02:08 GMT+5)
Spray them while they are in the trailer if you haven't already brought them home.



Tractor House price data ?
by jkwilson (Posted Mon, 25 Jul 2016 07:34:12 GMT+5)
Stuff that goes through the auction is the stuff dealers just want off the lot. Some of it doesn't even work.



Yahoo Fantasy Auto Racing
by f150fatboy (Posted Mon, 25 Jul 2016 07:30:54 GMT+5)
Congrats to "If you Ain't 1st You're LAST"! Winner week 20!



Galvanized Tin Roof Paint
by M-5 (Posted Mon, 25 Jul 2016 07:20:27 GMT+5)
have you got anything in the old corn crib???
why do you hang the top hanger so low on the gate??




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