New York Beef Producer's Association
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Can I get a Roll Tide!!!!!!!!
by midTN_Brangusman (Posted Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:09:18 GMT+5)
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:midTN_Brangusman wrote:I will be pulling for the A&M on Saturday, my wife is an Aggie. I think it will be a good game
Hope you're right but the Aggies were 19 point dogs the last I saw of the betting line.
I know but my weekend would sure go a lot better if they won!
Angus Bull - Thoughts
by midTN_Brangusman (Posted Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:04:17 GMT+5)
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:HDRider wrote:I don't think he is trying to sell breeding stock. Don't 'cha think he is simply saying they aren't cut or banded? They are bulls not steers.
Let's hope so but the baldy still doesn't qualify as an Angus bull.
Your right TT he is an angus cross, thanks for clearing that up for us.
by Muddy (Posted Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:03:57 GMT+5)
tja477t wrote:so what i could have is a nice simangus calf that everybody thinks has belted galloway in it. that should sell good it's unlikely that you'll have a belted or a spotted calf out of that cross.
Black Herefords Question
by Muddy (Posted Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:01:49 GMT+5)
Ebenezer wrote:Black Herefords are a novelty breed. But they do what many need. They produce a hybrid type cow that is a work and wear type and the cross can pretty much cover up the problems of either breed. If they want to call them a breed, suits me. Their deal. More power to them. They beat a mainstream inferior Angus or a mainstream inferior Hereford just by heterosis.
If Angus or Hereford folks don't like the BH, then the thing to do is to fix the problems of both or either breeds so that there are less ills to know about. That will not happen as long as the current mindset of cattle breeding and associations remains. I see no proof that black Hereford fixed the problems of Angus and Herefords have and the black Hereford didn't have much heterosis as the F1 black baldy or true red Herefords have. It's just a watered down black baldy with papers.
Mineral blocks or loose minerals?
by ClinchValley (Posted Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:58:40 GMT+5)
Tried blocks at first. Moved to loose about 4 months ago. Within 30 days I could see an improvement in coat/hair. IMO the calves seemed to start gaining better. That could be wishful thinking though.
I was told or read that an animal could lick the blocks all day and still not meet their needs.
They do eat the crap out of it at first, so have a couple bags handy. But it does taper down after a couple days to a week.
Here we have Copper and Selenium problems due to a lack of. Co-Op has been the brand we have been using. Did get a bag of Purina last week. They eat it right up.
Look into Chelated minerals. Formulated to be absorbed more easily.
Here's a read on chelated mineral benefits?
http://www.thecattlesite.com/news/45237 ... -minerals/
The benefit of low cattle prices.
by Williamsv (Posted Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:57:46 GMT+5)
I don't believe I could eat Spot!!
Name Calling and Political Correctness
by OldCrow (Posted Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:48:25 GMT+5)
Origins are a bit hard to determine but the term was coined from folks of low economical status who worked the fields and literally had rednecks from sun exposure. The opposite of that would be a time in history when the more pale you were would represent a higher status on the social/economical ladder.
Born, raised, live, and plan to die in Tennessee. One set of grandparents where hard working share croppers in eastern AR and good folk. The other here in Tennessee did have their own farm and were good honest folk as well. I don't like being called redneck by anyone including someone who claims to be a redneck. I don't get fighting mad, just don't like it. You can make fun of me all day and it doesn't get to me but say/touch my wife/kids/family and it is a different story. Hillbilly has the same negative connotation if you look up the definition although I'm with Ron it doesn't seem to have the same effect on me as Redneck. My family has never been rich but they weren't rednecks and worked hard/honestly for what little they had.
Long story short I just prefer to be called by my name from the respective person speaking. Dad, son, etc...
GPS GUIDANCE SYSTEM
by bird dog (Posted Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:33:11 GMT+5)
I have a Trimble EZ guide 250. It is there entry level unit. Works very good up to about 50 acres and then it seems like it doesn't have enough memory and the screen starts losing some of the image. Its an older unit so maybe this has changed.
Yes I would buy another one. They are priceless when spraying or slinging out fertilizer or seed. I also use it as a acreage counter when putting out seed with a drill where I follow tire tracks. I can put a 200 lbs in the old drill and see exactly how far it goes and then adjust for the rest of the field. It also gets you back on track if you can't see the tire tracks. There are some Utube videos showing how they work.
This is the only brand I have ever used so I can't say much about the others. I would avoid the units where you touch the screen instead of buttons. Dirty hands are the problem. Look at the screen on your cell phone after a day of working on a piece of equipment.
I guess used would be okay if you can test it out. They make them pretty durable. Maybe be best to pay up to get the latest technology.
by Bigfoot (Posted Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:26:14 GMT+5)
We spoke at length at our board meeting last month, about how our county association struggles to stay relevant. We have 2 annual meetings, with a sponsored dinner, and one rodeo a year. The rodeo is a huge draw. One of the biggest events in our community. Other than that, we exist in name only. BTW, I'm 45 and the second oldest person on the board. Everyone else is late 20's early 30's.
by slick4591 (Posted Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:21:00 GMT+5)
RanchMan90 wrote:Perhaps. Why would anyone double muscle their calves intentionally though?
Double muscling it the result of an inactive myostatin gene. The meat is lean with a natural tenderness and very good flavor. It is also lower in cholesterol and higher in Omega3. Being light boned the average calf will produce more product. The animals are being raised from Canada to South America and are drought, insect and disease tolerant.
Clodhopper wrote:My question is, why do the double muscle cattle generally seem to lack the depth of body of other breeds?
I wish I knew the answer. Some of the older genetics are deeper, but for some reason I'm seeing more that are breeding away from it. I'm trying to keep the older genetics in the animals I have to keep the depth.
by ga.prime (Posted Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:19:36 GMT+5)
Captain Planet smoking a blunt
by ClinchValley (Posted Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:11:41 GMT+5)
Welcome! This site has helped me tremendously. Learned a ton!
by True Grit Farms (Posted Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:08:03 GMT+5)
I'm against the beef Checkoff and was the only azz to speak against it at the state meeting held in Macon. But I see some of the benefits of the Checkoff at some of the different events the wife and I attend. The beef recipe books which are great by the way, bumper stickers, hand bags, pencils and all the different things we give away cost a lot of money. The GCA and the NCBA try and do a hundred+ presentations at schools here in Georgia per year. Countless different fairs and seminars at grocery stores and other promotional things concerning beef throughout the state.
And one other major thing, besides the employees of GCA and NCBA, everyone else donates their time and travel expenses to promoting beef for FREE.
by lavacarancher (Posted Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:04:43 GMT+5)
Put a new set of 20.8's on my 1486 a few years ago and was surprised at the price. Dealer asked me if I wanted radials and I'm thinking , OK, not much difference in price - wrong! Michelins cost me $1200.00 - each! I run tubes because I don't want the water to be in contact with the steel wheels to cause rust. Had to replace a wheel last year and don't want to have to do that very often.
preserved smoked meats without sodium nitrate
by callmefence (Posted Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:58:32 GMT+5)
Last fall we got set up with smoker and all equipment to make venison jerky sticks , sausage etc. We've always done home butcher, but just steaks and ground meats.
After a couple of years of dealing with quite severe indigestion. We , and my doctor have determined the cause to be sodium nitrate.
I can eat a pound of bacon without it and be fine. One piece with sodium nitrate and I'm in pain.
Does anyone make, jerky, snack sticks etc. Without sodium nitrate.
IS "ALL NATURAL" OR "ORGANIC" A PRODUCTION OPTION?
Beef, in general is a quality, healthy product that has enjoyed a place in the world's diet for thousands of years. The world is a changing place, however, and as most of us are well aware, consumer's attitudes toward food, in general are changing.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- SO LONG, HERD EXPANSION
Even though it seems barely out of its infancy, national herd expansion may be coming to an end.
OPTIMIZE RESOURCES FOR BACKGROUNDING PROGRAM
Some ranchers hold their calves over as yearlings, to sell later when they are bigger, and some people buy light calves in the spring to put on grass and grow them to a larger weight. Some put weaned calves into a confinement programa drylot situation where they are fed a growing rationuntil these calves are ready to go to a finishing facility. The term backgrounding covers a broad spectrum that could also include preconditioning after weaning.
CASTRATION LESS STRESSFUL AT A YOUNG AGE
There are several ways to castrate calves and bulls. Regardless of the method, it's generally less stressful for the animal at a young age. Daniel Thomson, Kansas State University (Professor of Production Medicine and Epidemiology) says that castration, dehorning, branding are necessary but painful for the animal.
BRUSH PILES PROVIDE HABITATS FOR VARIOUS WILDLIFE
Wildlife enthusiasts often ask how to attract more animals to their property, and the answer is more complicated than most people realize.
WEANING CALVES BEFORE AUCTION REDUCES STRESS
Spring-born calves will soon be arriving at auction markets, but producers should consider a weaning plan that will help keep calves healthier and happier, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service beef cattle specialist in Overton.
CALVING SIMULATOR OFFERS TRAINING OPPORTUNITY
The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and College of Veterinary Medicine are offering a unique training opportunity for cattlemen who want more information on how to assist cows and heifers having difficulty calving.
MAKE FERTILITY TOP PRIORITY IN REPLACEMENT FEMALES
It's no secret that replacement heifers are some of the most valuable animals in your herd; however, value goes hand in hand with vulnerability. With recent record-high costs to develop replacement females, it may be time to consider a refresh on your replacement heifer program.
BREEDING FOR QUALITY BEEF BEST ASSURANCE FOR TOP PRICES
Cow herd owners leery of the futures market or insurance for risk management can look to quality beef for protection.
SOUND NUTRITION REDUCES DEPENDENCE ON ANTIBIOTICS
In Part 1 of this series we began a discussion of the transition process taking calves from the cow/calf sector on to the next stage of production. The initial destination may be one of several including a grazing stage, preconditioning operation, feedyard or some variation of these. In any case, the transition stage with the handling, transportation, lack of feed and water, comingling with other animals and the associated exposure to pathogens to which the calf has no immunity, all work together to create an extremely challenging situation. This commonly results in sickness in the calf, from which it may or may not fully recover. Worst-case it can result in the complete loss of the animal. All of these scenarios result in significant economic loss to the owner at whatever stage it occurs.
IT'S THE PITTS -- IN DE FENCE
I've got the scars to prove that I've spent a good chunk of my life fixing and installing fence. Those fences could be sorted one of two ways: they were either defensive or offensive fences.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- PURSED AND PINCHED
Aunt Pinky's Irish disposition was easily ruffled, but she was harder to scare than a slab of granite. That's why Hooter was extra shaken when his aunt grabbed his arm with one hand, scratched for the door handle with the other, and commanded him to stop, all at the same time.
INFORMATION IS KING WHEN MARKETING CALVES
Calving season discussion is often a heated debate among beef producers. Should I calve in the spring or the fall? Do I need to pull my bull? Is it better to be committed to selling calves at a certain time of year or should I have calves available year round? These are common questions beef producers often ask themselves, their neighbors, and the experts when trying to make management decisions. There are two key points that need to be considered when making calving season (or lack thereof decisions: management and marketing.
BLACK INK -- RETROSPECTIVE
A lot can change in 10 years. A quick glance at my family Christmas card provides proof. From a picture of an old Kansas farmhouse to today's Nebraska-based scene, where nearly half a dozen smiling faces fill the frame, transformation is obvious.
TAKE STEPS TO REDUCE SHRINK WHEN WORKING CATTLE
One of the largest overlooked costs for stockmen when selling cattle is shrink. For example, if you are taking calves to a feeder calf sale, to be weighed off the truck and a two percent pencil shrink taken, those calves may have already lost six percent or more of their weight just getting them to market, resulting in at least eight percent shrink deducted from your paycheck.