New York Beef Producer's Association
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by boondocks (Posted Tue, 21 Feb 2017 01:56:48 GMT+5)
Nesikep wrote:Yes, I did quite enjoy The Wire.. If you liked that, you may also like the british series Line of Duty.. it's got lots of plot twists, ran 3 seasons, not sure if more are coming
The Wire had some of the most-intricately-drawn characters I've ever seen. You really felt like you got to know them. And of course some great very young actors. I watched it after seeing it rated as the 2nd best series of all time (by Rolling Stone. Sopranos was first). I'll look for Line of Duty. I like a lot of British shows
So one more thread
by boondocks (Posted Tue, 21 Feb 2017 01:51:38 GMT+5)
lavacarancher wrote:Probably someone from upstate NY got it locked.
If you mean me, you are wrong. I was an equal participant in the discussion, and can certainly handle anyone on here myself, thankyouverymuch
backgrounding for profit?
by Stocker Steve (Posted Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:34:50 GMT+5)
Gordon Hazard' book is the stocker classic. Greg Judy' fescue focused books have some stocker content. Not a lot shows up in online stocker searches. Partially because some stocker content is labeled as retained ownership or mob grazing. Partially because cow/calf is much more popular. Partially because a lot of grain guys do not know how to graze their cover crops and residue. Partially because so many are not interested in marketing.
Lots of selling and buying and stress management with a classic stocker operation. Getting an understanding of Bud William's methods would be a great place to focus. He told me once "there is no reason to own cattle unless you are good at marketing". Take a look at the legend.
Culling cow heard
by Son of Butch (Posted Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:32:45 GMT+5)
dun wrote:Culled if she's open or does anything to PO me.
yup, they cull themselves by being open and I'll put up with anything else... until I won't
Painting a Steel pipe fence
by jedstivers (Posted Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:43:07 GMT+5)
HDRider wrote:callmefence wrote:TexasBred wrote:I haven't been able to find anything to use yet that will last over 2-3 years without having to sand and repaint.
That's why we don't paint.
I just put up a pipe corral. It was bare metal and has rusted up. Are you saying just let it rust don't put anything on there?
If you do paint it use that primer and a car wash hand mitt (get several of them) and slip a rubber glove on before putting your hand in the mitt. Open the bucket and dunk the mitt. Then just wipe the pipe down.
Welp, that didn't go too good
by BC (Posted Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:30:05 GMT+5)
You can mix it with motar sand to cut it.
Brahman x Jersey F1 heifers
by Caustic Burno (Posted Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:35:28 GMT+5)
BRYANT wrote:I hate tell all you guys this but they aint no good
1) ears to long - to much ear
2) to much navel - not clean enough underneath
3) may have horns
4) you would need 12' tall pens made out of railroad iron to hold them - just look at their eyes can't you tell they are wild
5) They don't have any Char. in them - we know that is the only way to get any flesh on a cow.
6) they ain't black - we all know they have to be black - Angus or nothing
7) don't forget the dock you will get docked, docked, docked when you try to sell a calf out of them.
what about trying to work them or their calves - you know they would try to kill you
I just wish I was close maybe I could take them off of the poor feller that raised them. We all know they will have a hard time getting any one to bid on that bunch of culls.
I would drop a pile of cash on that bunch so I know this old fool needs to stay away. I got room for 20 and I am having heII keeping up now. The Mrs would skin me alive. I can drive an hour pretty well it's the other two that would be rough and my farm hand is working or I would ride shotgun .
I would have to cut my viagra prescription in half down to one as well
I am weak
SAV Resource or SAV Renown
by hargis69 (Posted Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:55:25 GMT+5)
I like the Renowns. Good looking cattle. Little more frame than Resource. Both will add thickness, Resouce just a little short for me..
What is y'alls favorite breed of chicken
by BRYANT (Posted Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:47:34 GMT+5)
for laying eggs the red or black sex links are pretty hard to beat
Hydraulic drive hay-bine. Any one run one?
by kjonesel (Posted Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:27:59 GMT+5)
I saw your post on the 499 and was wondering how it turned out for you. The 499 haybines have been turning up often for sale and some of them are in pretty good shape. I bought one that i used last year but it had problems in thick hay and I have been wanting to have the pump checked but haven't got to it yet.
by talltimber (Posted Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:27:24 GMT+5)
Very nice, all. I like the C25, and the Charlo heifer, I like the white on her.
Piedmontese cross heifer
by Nite Hawk (Posted Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:24:30 GMT+5)
Ulmar is a Canadian bull, and I was told by the previous owner ( I did manage to track the previous owner down) that they pulled 4000 straws here in Canada before shipping him overseas. I was told the Aussies insured him for about $80,000. so in spite of the pain they did come out, maybe not smiling, but re-imbursed, as it cost I was told about $17,000 to fly him to Australia plus the price of $22,000 purchase price, plus of course vet costs, they just probably never had time to pull any Semen from him though.
So Ulmar more than likely went from possibly minus --30 F or colder ( alberta) to plus whatever it was in Australia, being fed hay to belly deep in grass. plus flying halfway around the world.. kind of rough jet lag..
The previous owner said there used to be proofs somewhere in his files on ulmar, I guess the question is where, as this bull has been dead for about 20 years, and the owner sold all his cows, but he said he used him on heifers with no problem.
I had his pedigree on my computer, just not sure what happened to it, it may have been on the computer that died, because it isn't on this one...
I believe he was a "captain" son, not sure if "captain" was American bull that was double registered in Canada or visa versa or not...
If I have time I can go back on the Canadian livestock records corp. web page and track down his pedigree, information is open and free to anyone who has the spare time to track it down, just right now I don't have basically any spare time!!
the Ai center checked a sample of the semen I bought, and said it is viable, so now am hoping for a breeding sometime this summer with the young fullblood Pied cow and heifer I have.
Business Partner Drops Out
by talltimber (Posted Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:20:50 GMT+5)
Before Dad got out I hit him up about going in partners when my Grandpa passed. Didn't say no, just didn't answer. I didn't press him. When he was getting out, I told him let's go in partners, I'll take care of all the day to day, you keep your tractor and big Rhino bushhog and baler. We will both make hay. Other than emergencies, you won't need to show up except to get your check and I'll buy out within three yrs. No answer, I didn't press it. I'm so glad he did it that way too. Now it's all me if I make it or not. I can sell what I want, buy what I want, go broke or make it. I've thanked him since.
Not good for the US cattlemen.
by Bestoutwest (Posted Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:04:58 GMT+5)
What kills me about the cow farts: it's always city dwelling (hubs of massive amounts of human made pollution) people complaining who are flying around the world to go to this or that exotic location, all the while on their smartphones that are produced in China using only the lowest standards for pollution control and shipped half way around the world and drinking their coffee that's shipped in from the rainforest.
These people are so hypocritical it's not even funny.
by Workinonit Farm (Posted Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:30:25 GMT+5)
Bub wrote:Update cow is up an moving on her own calf is sucking thanks for all the tips
Thanks for the update. glad she's doing so well.
WATCH FOR SIGNS OF NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCIES
As cattle producers one of our main tasks in day-to-day and overall management is providing for the nutritional requirements of the herd.
SALACOA VALLEY HOSTS TWO DAY SALE EVENT
Unseasonably warm temperatures and dry weather didn't dampen the enthusiasm of 142 registered buyers from nine US States, Mexico and Australia who gathered at Salacoa Valley Farms, Fairmount, Ga.
INTEREST IN LEGEND LESPEDEZA CONTINUES TO GROW
Predictions swirling around for 2017 include very little improvement for beef prices and the possibility of some extended drought conditions in some regions. That means that every serious manager facing this possible scenario had better be looking for ways to manage on both sides of the ledger.
BLACK INK -- THE PAYOFF FROM PROGRESS
There's always something more to do. After the holidays, things will slow down. Nah, maybe after calving, branding and breeding. But then, summer comes and there's all that hay to make when the sun is shining, fences to build and cedars to eliminate (or insert your own region-specific fair-weather task).
IT'S THE PITTS -- GYPSIES, TRAMPS AND BEEVES
I get my news from paperview. I read the newspaper. I don't watch much television and have found that your average security camera monitor is more entertaining than TV.
HUNTIN DAYLIGHT -- PAST TIME FOR A UNIFIED INDUSTRY VOICE
Ignoring extremist animal rights groups in the hopes of dousing the flames of controversy might have seemed logical in the beginning. Limping along without having to commit more scarce resources to the fight might have seemed necessary. Now, these notions seem less quaint than downright destructive.
MANAGEMENT OF YEARLING BULLS IMPORTANT TO HERD
With the spring sale season on the horizon, it is time we dedicate a little discussion to bull management.
PRODUCERS SHOULD FOCUS ON IMPROVING PROTEIN NUTRITION
One of the most common topics discussed when feeding pasture and breeding cattle is protein. Producers are concerned with crude protein in their hays, pastures, supplements and so on.
FRIENDSHIP FARMS SALE AVERAGES $4,010 ON 83 LOTS
The Friendship Farms Fall Bull Sale was held October 28, 2016 in Canoochee, Ga.
GENETRUST AT CHIMNEY ROCK HELD NOVEMBER 4-5
The GENETRUST @ Chimney Rock is an annual highlight of the Brangus breed, producing more chart topping A.I. sires than any other sale in the breed and the deepest offering of registered females anywhere, and 2016 was no exception.
PROPER BULL SELECTION CAN INCREASE RETURNS
The past few years have seen a dramatic downturn in calf prices from historic highs to the lowest prices in four or five years. Unfortunately, some input prices are slow to come down while other inputs still remain high; thus causing a strain on budgets.
DROUGHT CAUSES SHORTAGE OF HORSE QUALITY HAY
Though we have received some beneficial rains the last few weeks the availability of hay, especially horse quality hay, is something that will continue to be problematic for several more months.
PASTURES REQUIRE REST AND RECOVERY FOLLOWING DROUGHT
The winter is typically a time that we count on for rainfall and cooler temperatures in the Southeast. By the time you read this article, significant rainfall may have fallen around the state already. However, this does not mean we are "out of the woods" on drought conditions.
PRODUCERS MUST MANAGE DRASTIC WEATHER SHIFTS
One of the joys of living in the south is the often mild winters we experience. However, as I write this article, we've currently just experienced one of the weather swings that Mississippi is famous for. A Friday of temperatures hovering in the upper 30's to low 40's to a Saturday of almost 80° to a Sunday of freezing rain and sleet.
RESEARCH TRIALS FOCUS ON WINTER PASTURE STOCKING
Profits in stocker production can be as green as winter pastures when conditions are right and producers apply correct stocking strategies, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research expert.