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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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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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Autograph
by cowgirl8 (Posted Tue, 28 Jun 2016 19:46:22 GMT+5)
I'm not sure what he has at his range, the loader in the picture is at my daughters house.



Feet Issues in the Angus Breed
by Carlos F. (Posted Tue, 28 Jun 2016 19:22:28 GMT+5)
gizmom wrote:I just finished writing a blog concerning feet in the Angus breed. I sure don?t consider myself a writer, but this is an issue that has really been bothering me. I guess for me itis about love of the Angus breed and when I see something that could do the breed damage it bothers me. So I have decided to be proactive. So please check out the content, not the grammar or sentence structure!

http://gizmoangus.blogspot.com/#.V3HY4xAtLb4.facebook

gizmom
It seems to me that the problem is with the breeders, not the Breed.



Bees
by Rafter S (Posted Tue, 28 Jun 2016 19:20:35 GMT+5)
Bigfoot wrote:The honey they sell, comes in big drums, and they repackage it.

Much of the honey we produced locally wasn't table honey, such as the Chinese Tallow honey in late summer. We also put it straight into 55-gallon drums, and it was sold for commercial use, such as flavoring breakfast cereal and baked goods. We'd also send bees to North Dakota in summer to work the alfalfa, sunflowers, and clover. That also went into barrels, but was then bottled for table use.



Board activity
by greybeard (Posted Tue, 28 Jun 2016 19:19:53 GMT+5)
I used to eat a banana if I was gonna go out and get drunk and thought I might get sick from imbibing too much.
Doesn't stop you from vomiting but tastes the same coming back up as it did going down.



Pay no attention to this post
by greybeard (Posted Tue, 28 Jun 2016 19:17:17 GMT+5)
I only put up the signs so no one from houston confuses this place with the National Forest land that surrounds it.
Only place I really saw the purple was out in the Concho Valley--sheep and goat country mostly.



Amazing Pasture means Fat Cows
by reeler (Posted Tue, 28 Jun 2016 19:03:37 GMT+5)
This post sure makes me feel better-I get a Lot of flack for feeding my cows grain in summer. But, when I need to doctor them, it proves to be an invaluable practice! Case in point; had a calf that swallowed a hedge ball. Used the grain to get him & mama in the pens. Vet came out & used tube to push hedge ball down & thankfully, calf's ok.



Sericea Lespedeza
by Bigfoot (Posted Tue, 28 Jun 2016 18:59:29 GMT+5)
I've got what ever kind of Lespedeza volunteers here in west Kentucky. I had to clear some ground that should have never been dozed, after a tornado. A few failed attempts and planting fescue later, and the whole area is volunteer Lespedeza. My cows go for it first.



Hay feud!
by Brute 23 (Posted Tue, 28 Jun 2016 18:46:45 GMT+5)
He's either an idiot or making a play for the whole deal.

I agree with letting people know you are crazier than they are... just be ready to walk the walk.



NEw to me tractor and question
by saltbranch (Posted Tue, 28 Jun 2016 18:42:50 GMT+5)
OK, well after reviewing advice and the price of a FEL...I am happy without a FEL. The FEL cost as much or more than I paid for the tractor,shredder,trailer. I may just keep the sprayer hooked up on this most of the time as its a PITA to hookup/unhook. I still have a 60hp with FEL so all is not lost. THx for the advice/help



three down, one to go
by TCRanch (Posted Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:56:23 GMT+5)
Congrats & sending good juju for the last one! Our last heifer just calved today. We held her back a couple months and everything went perfect but I was terrified because the one before her was a complete nightmare.



Euro Mounts
by TCRanch (Posted Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:53:28 GMT+5)
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:You really are my kinda gal you know that?

Thank you, that made my day!



Religion, Politics, & Muslim Terrorists
by Kingfisher (Posted Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:52:31 GMT+5)
Just saw on one America news we have spent 700 million to train "from the ground up" Syrian army. 4 dudes showed up....are we just stupid or what!!?



Crossbow
by Alan (Posted Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:40:30 GMT+5)
I've used it a bunch, but never had rain that soon. My is give a couple of days and look to see if you have stuff dying, but even if it looks like you made a dent it may take another dose. Simply speaking from a guy who knows how expensive crossbow is. If it was me, I would simple keep an eye on it, give it a couple of days, leaves may welt, but may need more anyway.... I know clear as mud.



Pete Rose
by True Grit Farms (Posted Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:22:27 GMT+5)
I can agree with all of that JMJ Farms.



Fly control for cows
by BRYANT (Posted Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:20:06 GMT+5)
BrandX wrote:what, if any, is the concern with the cattle absorbing diesel through their skin?
I have wondered that but have sprayed them and used it on rubs for years and as far as I know never had a problem. I can remember when I was a boy grandpa kept a 55 gal. barrel of used motor oil and I have seen him dip a many ol coon dogs in it for fleas, ticks and mange. was nothing to see him dip it out an pour it on the cows for flies or put it on the hogs for lice. I always thought that must be hot in this 100 deg. weather. Hillbillies had a different way of doing things.




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