Kentucky Cattle


Kentucky, the largest cattle producing state east of the Mississippi River, is home to over 1.1 million beef cows and ranks 5th nationally in total number of farms. Three-fourths of Kentucky's cows are on farms with fewer than 100 head. The Kentucky Cattlemen's Association, has 93 chapters in 120 counties and is a strong voice for the state's 40,000 + cattle producers.

KCA's mission is to provide a strong, proactive voice for all of Kentucky's Beef Farm Families, serve as a resource for information and education for producers, consumers and the industry and be a catalyst for enhancing producer profitability.

In 2005 Kentucky began registering farms with premises numbers for the National Animal Identification program. A 'premises' is the geographically unique location in which agricultural animals are raised, held or boarded including farms, feedyards, ranches, auction barns, and fair sites.


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Tennessee Walking Horses Find Relief!
by dun (Posted Sat, 21 Jan 2017 05:51:00 GMT+5)
reeler wrote:danl wrote:Speaking of animal abuse has anyone else heard of the uproar over the movie " A dog's purpose" ? I watched the video clip and was expecting to see horrific beatings or something. Couldn't believe it was just a guy trying to get a dog to go in the water.. He could be facing prison time...
I suppose everyone that gives a dog a bath could be subject to possibly Lethal injection??????
There are some hilarious videos on youtube of unwilling baths by dogs. I think If I had one on there I would be taking it down. The world has completely lost its mind...
The video clip I saw from this movie was, in my opinion, Horrific. The dog was forced into raging water, & they had to stop shooting the scene.
Made my skin crawl too. Happy that the humane society rep got canned for it.

by City Guy (Posted Sat, 21 Jan 2017 05:49:58 GMT+5)
I misunderstood. I thought you were trying to say " No Obama Day". Any way, my parents used to vacation by car frequently and even in the "bad ole days" they were fond of Alabama. "Prettiest public buildings in the whole country" my father use to say.

Presentation-Vet recommendations
by City Guy (Posted Sat, 21 Jan 2017 05:28:22 GMT+5)
Things have to make sense or I'm not clinging to them. I read and hear many things about livestock, poultry, politics, society. Some ideas, practices, procedures are crystal clear in their brilliance or stupidity and I quickly cling to them or abandon them accordingly. I adhere firstly to the tenet of Tom Lasiter; "Raising cattle is simple, the problem is keeping it simple". I believe in attacking the cause of a problem, not just treating the symptoms, whether it be livestock or society. I believe the simple approach to any problem is usually the best. I know that the best practices of today may not be adequate for the future.
Let me elaborate on the pasture dragging debate. I will use my words to express the opinions of others whom I feel have better solutions. Please think about the ideas, not me.

1. Mob grazing will eliminate the need to drag pastures. The action of the "excited herd" will accomplish the drag and mix function for free.
2. For the price of the drag, the fuel and the fly spray one can purchase a flock of chickens that will control the flies. A rancher in Georgia does that on a large scale with no poultry fence of netting!! In his words, "They can walk all the way to Atlanta, if they want, but they stay right here". Even if half the birds are killed, it may be cheaper than the fuel, chemicals, equipment and time.
3. Resistance to parasites is an inheritable trait and should be considered when making breeding decisions.

Red Angus question.
by redcowsrule33 (Posted Sat, 21 Jan 2017 05:03:56 GMT+5)
We have an 84S son we are retaining for use this year in spite of being a black red-carrier. Dam is a TR Epic ST618 x Right Kind. Have liked the Red Hill program for years, like the looks of their 176A bull.

Another bull I am seriously considering is the Domain bull at Genex, his maternal grandsire 0545 makes some good cows.

Plastic hay rings
by redcowsrule33 (Posted Sat, 21 Jan 2017 04:54:52 GMT+5)
We bought one of these this last spring, got two more in the fall we liked it so much.

Got the one without the skirt. They were a bit pricey but the last steel feeder I bought for over $300 lasted exactly a month before the welds started breaking and the thing was so dang heavy. I think I have just as much or less hay loss as I did with the steel rings with the skirts. Guy I bought them from runs his own cow/calf business and has them everywhere, said he had to replace a few bolts this year on the ones he had that were about ten years old.

finishing steers
by redcowsrule33 (Posted Sat, 21 Jan 2017 04:45:46 GMT+5)
We occasionally raise a few steers, but for our own consumption after getting screwed a time or two.

One thing to learn ahead of time is how long the wait is with the butchers in your area. This year I have a few and I called around a few months before they were ready and found out there was a 4-6 month waiting list depending on who you called. We have five butchers within a 45 minute drive from my place.

Black Bulls on Green Grass
by wbvs58 (Posted Sat, 21 Jan 2017 04:29:45 GMT+5)
Thanks Gizmon it is only repairing a small umbilical hernia that I have always had but with age and carrying 20 litre buckets of feed for the bulls it seems to have stretched and gets a bit uncomfortable at times. The good thing is I have got the surgeon to do it laproscopically and he is going to have a look around where I had my appendix removed in 1974 for some adhesions as I have been spending an occaisional night in hospital that I feel is very similar to when I used to get appendicitis colic so maybe kill 2 birds with one stone. It maybe pay back time from my wife, we had two children both girls and after the 2nd being a girl I said nope not trying again for a boy so we sent her in to be speyed, tubal ligation actually and it was an overnighter. I was training a racehorse at the time and used to swim him nearby on a lake on a friends place. I picked Pam up from the hospital at the designated time and we went straight home, got the truck out and loaded the horse up to take him around to swim him. I used to row the boat and Pam had to lead him out into the water to me and he was a stallion and liked to paw at the water and try to roll and Pam with her sore belly had to try and keep his head up until I got him into deeper water. Yeh, I know I'm a cruel ba$tard but we got on well and still do and we laugh about that now. Hopefully I'll be able to get on the tractor as soon as I get home, just won't carry buckets of feed as I don't have to at this time of year.


Bull for Charolais Heifers
by wbvs58 (Posted Sat, 21 Jan 2017 03:59:30 GMT+5)
A lot of it is how you are going to feed them just keep them respectable on grass and or hay until they calve and then you can put the grain into them.


Interesting voting facts.
by reeler (Posted Sat, 21 Jan 2017 02:57:08 GMT+5)
backhoeboogie wrote:
Hollywierd intended for Duck Dynasty to be another Beverly Hills type sitcom. They do not understand why the heartland likes the Robertson family. They do not understand a man's word being his bond. That is the people informing America and they think we are idiots.

Kathie in Thorp
by farmerjan (Posted Sat, 21 Jan 2017 01:57:26 GMT+5)
Yes, Happy birthday. Hope that the calves will wait til you get a break in the weather. Did you ever manage to get the cattle from Texas, shipping and all figured out?

Is it safe to drink milk from a Johnes cow?
by farmerjan (Posted Sat, 21 Jan 2017 01:53:06 GMT+5)
Lucky_P thank you, I have read it twice, will have to read it more times, but I get the gist of what you have explained. Why don't we get those kind of explanations so that we can realize how much more serious it is than the "glossed over" reasons....

Craftsman tools
by hurleyjd (Posted Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:49:15 GMT+5)
They do not guarantee tools against loss and that is what happens to mine. If all the tools I have planted through the years came up it would be as thick as a Chinese tallow tree forest. I saw craftsman tools at Atwoods and also fastenal.

Where to learn pregnancy palpating
by riquezada (Posted Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:24:43 GMT+5)
KS is a days drive away but I look at it as a few days of get a way. MN probably about same distance. I'm going to check into the AI places too.

Sweet Sixteen
by Caustic Burno (Posted Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:21:33 GMT+5)
kenny thomas wrote:Dumb question but I don't know so here goes, did anyone ever make a 16ga over under?

There easier to find than a SXS the
only ones I know in current production is Stoger and CZ

by Dohcvtec (Posted Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:16:45 GMT+5)
So this is where I'm at after talking with you guys and my vet I decided my best option would be to talk to my ai guy and see what he says.. so I set up a meeting with him for next week but he said he's willing to show me everything he knows and will set me up with everything I need to know as far as vaccines and all... so I'm pretty excited he's willing to show me all this and I have my pen and paper ready to write down as much information as I can


The International Brangus Breeders Association's (IBBA) 2017 Annual Meeting & Convention is scheduled for February 10-11 in San Antonio, Texas.
Debter Hereford Farm's 44th Annual Production Bull Sale was held, October 22nd, at the farm in Horton, Alabama.
It's time to drag out the trusty crystal ball and take a look at what 2017 has in store for the beef cattle industry. For this to make sense we need to consider where we came from and how we got to where we are.
Expected progeny differences (EPD's) have done wonders in improving the quality of our cattle. My only problem with EPD's is there aren't enough of them for traits that I'm most interested in.
Whether the proverbial chicken or egg, another round of agricultural consolidation appears to be spurred along by suppliers dealing with narrow margins.
“Suppose we could only make 1 million cars. If the auto industry was limited for some reason, what would they do? Would they make small, cheap vehicles or big, premium, expensive cars?” An industry observer asked that question at a cattle feeders meeting this summer.
A growing number of stockmen are calving later in the year (April, May or June) rather than early, to be more in tune with nature. They have green grass at calving time and less need for harvested forage when the cow's nutritional needs are peaking during lactation.
As of January 1, 2017, beef producers must comply with the new rule regarding use of antibiotics in feed. This rule is aimed at better management of certain antibiotics considered medically important to humans—putting them under more veterinary supervision. This is part of a larger movement to minimize development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

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