New York Beef Producer's Association
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What bothers you?
by wacocowboy (Posted Sun, 28 May 2017 00:08:41 GMT+5)
Stanford777 wrote:I tip 20% minimum on good service. Excellent service can go to 25%. Bad service ,tip could possibly be don't eat yellow snow. I'm not one of those customers who bytch about everything, pretty easy to get along with. If my glass doesn't go dry, and the staff checks on us regularly and the order is right, 20% is what we leave
Hooters has the best waitresses. I always make sure I leave a good tip there. 50% is a possibility.
What's a ranch ?
by AdamsCreek (Posted Sat, 27 May 2017 23:44:29 GMT+5)
Here's one. Don't know how many acres but I heard they had some good looking stock
charolais-speckle park cross
by Muddy (Posted Sat, 27 May 2017 22:49:22 GMT+5)
They'll throw whites, grey skunktails or smokies.
US Exports of Beef To China
by BK9954 (Posted Sat, 27 May 2017 22:41:30 GMT+5)
Bright Raven wrote:boondocks wrote:I read that in return we will allow (among other things) cooked Chinese poultry into the US. Given their adulterated food supply and complete lack of oversight of it, I sure hope that it will be clear to US consumers at the point of purchase that it's Chinese chicken (reminds me of a Barenaked Ladies song: anyone else?). But my understanding is that often it's baked (ha) into these trade deals that labels simply making people aware of the country of origin are often not allowed. I think that's wrong. Very wrong. When we're importing food from a country with zero consumer protection (h#ll, they don't care if they poison their own citizens), there's no way Americans don't have a right to know what they're eating. And if our beef export agreement allows that as a quid pro quo, then shame on us.
Given China's food handling and food safety practices including the practice of recycling food, I would not buy any food product labeled "imported from China".
If you eat out in a restuarant you probably eat food from China. You would be surprised what comes from there. I know.
re Breed Heiferette Market ?
by BK9954 (Posted Sat, 27 May 2017 22:27:01 GMT+5)
I dont like open heifers past 15-16 months old. I figure they didnt breed and they are being sold. I like young heifers so I can breed to my bulls from day one. Not the biggest money maker but after the second calf I am confident in the animal I have and when I sell I dont lie. Bred heifers for me, no way. Had a local guy that had all of his bred, first one came out so big, had to pull it, so big that it paralyzed the cow. He then ran all his girls to the sale, bred!!!. Poor guy who bought those must have got a work out during calving time. I just like things as sure of a bet as possible. That being said I dont want to pay too much for an unproven heifer, after I produce 2 calves with her, I market her up as a premium pair or keep her as a producer.
Force balancing tires
by DLD (Posted Sat, 27 May 2017 22:14:27 GMT+5)
It's my understanding that the 20" wheels and the corresponding low profile 10 ply tires are harder to get balanced. Something about the short, stiff sidewall maybe? The extra weight of the wheel in relation to the tire could have something to do with it too.
Things I Did Wrong
by BK9954 (Posted Sat, 27 May 2017 21:58:04 GMT+5)
Really tho, I left West Texas and moved back to East Texas. That, was a mistake, but stuck with it now.
Yeah greybeard, not sure why you didnt like moving back, and no offense to Caustic, but my experience in East Tx the hunting is harder and too many outlaw rip you off people instead of the good ole boy Texas I know out here. East Tx didnt feel like Tx anymore. Where I live we wave at each other while driving down the road. Had a deer lease out by Jasper and another in Newton. Not a good experience. Beautiful pine trees though. (Never saw a deer, people got them at night from the shots and evidence we found) Me and my buddy, both conservative, short hair, 40's, camo hunting gear stopped at a hole on the wall middle of no where gas station to grab snacks and use the rest room. As I went to the restroom the cashier screamed at the top of her lungs "No shooting up in the bathroom" WTH It was like being in the twilight zone
Another fence question
by BK9954 (Posted Sat, 27 May 2017 21:44:12 GMT+5)
Yes always wire inside except along the creek.
This creek goes over our fence once or twice a year. Our property goes past the big tree that "y"'s. This was only after about 3 inches of rain.
by kenny thomas (Posted Sat, 27 May 2017 21:41:29 GMT+5)
pricefarm wrote:TennesseeTuxedo wrote:pricefarm wrote:There was a special cow sell today at the regular cattle sell. One man sold his herd of around 50 cow calf pairs. All of them was black or black white face cows. The oldest cow was 7 years old. Most of the calves where around 2 months old. They sold really good I thought cheapest one was $1600 up to $2000. They averaged around 1800$ They where a nice group of home raised cows.
That sneaky Kenny Thomas wasn't there was he?
Not sure I have never had the pleasure of meeting Mr Kenny. He my have been that old man standing at the top running up the prices on all those cows lol
Wasn't me but if I had been there I guarantee I would have bid some. Just can't resist riding the buyers that think they are too smart to be taken advantage of.
by BK9954 (Posted Sat, 27 May 2017 21:24:34 GMT+5)
The pour on and injectable are both decent treatments. I use both, Texas Fever Tick has spread in the last year. I havent seen a tick ever on the cattle. Hope I never do.
1086 losses power and shuts off
by talltimber (Posted Sat, 27 May 2017 20:43:23 GMT+5)
Most of the guys I know would take them off and send to a pump shop. They test it, adjust it, repair, etc. - the injection pump, that is.
50 years later
by TennesseeTuxedo (Posted Sat, 27 May 2017 20:29:33 GMT+5)
Good for you Dave!
by JW IN VA (Posted Sat, 27 May 2017 20:11:14 GMT+5)
We are making a small profit compared to what new equipment would cost. It would take years to pay for the equipment with what we make, even thought it is a nice yearly sum of "extra cash."
I guess I should clarify that when I said sell out, I meant sell farm and all. That would be a nice chunk of change.
You are correct, we are not depending on the income, and we are not in debt. So, does it make sense for us to invest anything more or just sell out while we are ahead? That's what we are pondering.[/quote]
Three words to think about: Capital Gains and Tax
by BRYANT (Posted Sat, 27 May 2017 19:54:25 GMT+5)
wish I was close by , I sure would like to have them if you didn't want them. I have put a lot of them in the hive like that with out any protective clothing on. Now if they have been there for a week they may start to get more aggressive, but the first day you can clip the branch off and hang it in a cardboard box and move them to a hive box several miles away, just protect them a little from the wind while riding in the back of the PU.
How not to start a weekend
by wacocowboy (Posted Sat, 27 May 2017 19:19:24 GMT+5)
That does suck sorry
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- SQUIRRELED AWAY
Hooter's old friend, Uncas Bingelmeyer was usually more carefree than the owner of a new credit card at a discount store. Today, though, he watched the scenery speed by as if they were approaching doom instead of Tulsa.
PLAN PROPERLY TO MANAGE YEARLING HEIFER BREEDING
Developing and breeding yearling heifers can be equally rewarding and frustrating. The process is too timely and costly to land anywhere short of success. The technology around estrus synchronization continues to evolve and improve. However, the best protocols alone are not enough to create high pregnancy rates. It requires meticulous planning to properly execute the synchronization protocol and nutrition programs. It all matters when fighting for a few percentage points.
WELL-DESIGNED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM REQUIRES PLANNING
Every business has (or should have) a means of measuring and analyzing the various factors that play a role in overall performance and profitability as well as to help in decision making. Cattle operations are no different.
LOOK FOR SIGNS TO REDUCE AND HANDLE HEAT STRESS
Warmer temperatures are quickly approaching, and that means livestock producers should start considering how to help their animals handle the heat.
BLACK INK -- ARE WE THERE YET?
We were bringing a little preschool friend out to our house for the afternoon. She was a town kid and about every three miles, she'd ask, Are we ALMOST there?
IT'S THE PITTS -- HOW TO LOAD A HORSE
Here is the correct way to load a horse.
GIVE YOUNG WILDLIFE SPACE TO GROW
Spring is a glorious time of year. Flowers and leaves are not the only signs of new life. Plenty of food and warmer weather make this the perfect time for wildlife to mate and raise their offspring.
BLACK INK -- ARE YOU ON TRACK?
Biology says it takes two years from the day you breed cows till their calves can be harvested for beef or join the breeding herd to calve as two-year-olds. Decisions before, after and during any two-year span can make a big difference.
NATIONAL JUNIOR ANGUS SHOW TO BE HELD IN DES MOINES
Come win with the Angus team in Des Moines, Iowa, at this year's National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.
ALABAMA BCIA ANNOUNCES PUREBRED PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Clanton, Ala. The Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association (BCIA) named Hillside Angus Farm, Dale and Judy Parris of Albertville as the 2016 Purebred Producer of the Year at the Alabama BCIA 2017 Annual Meeting held in Jemison on March 11.
LAST YEAR'S DROUGHT MAY AFFECT THIS YEAR'S HAY
Starkville, Miss. -- Last year's drought will likely affect this year's hay acreage in Mississippi.
IT'S THE PITTS -- MY FAVORITE FIRES
First, let me state for the record that I am NOT a cowboy poet. I don't have the mustache or the wardrobe for it.
HAVE PLAN IN PLACE WHEN UNEXPECTED COW LOSS OCCURS
It happens. If you own cattle, at some point you will drive out in the pasture and you'll find one with all four feet in the air, or maybe very close to it.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- CONSUMERS ARE DRIVING PACKER CHANGES
Ultimately, consumers determine what enters and exits the harvest facilities of the nation's largest meat packers. Consumer demand determines which meats they'll consume in terms of quantity and price, or if they'll consume meat at all.
CONTROL FLIES TO AVOID PINKEYE PROBLEMS
We were fortunate this year to have quite a mild winter in the southeast. The grass is growing and we are getting some much-needed rain to fill the ponds that dried up during last year's drought. Unfortunately, along with warmer weather come the flies and various problems associated with the little pests. Severe fly infestations have been associated with increased incidence of pinkeye, or infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis (IBK).