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 +
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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by Rafter S (Posted Mon, 30 May 2016 20:56:59 GMT+5)
We got power back this morning.
A 5th person died today in Brenham as a result of the storm. They had over 20" of rain there along with the wind. There were 4 drownings Thursday (1 in a mobile home and 3 in autos), and then today a 16-year old boy was helping with clean-up and was killed by a falling limb.
I wasn't feeling sorry for myself anyway, but that sure puts it in perspective.
What are you willing to PAY ??
by MikeBo (Posted Mon, 30 May 2016 20:55:10 GMT+5)
J&D Cattle wrote:My house sits on 40 acres and is right against town. I gave $2,000/acre 5 years ago and thought it was a bargain. I'd gladly give the neighbor who has 37 acres behind me $3,000. His piece also borders town although it a different road. In comparison I'm trying to get closed on a 120 farm approx 12 miles from town that is half pasture and half timber and will probably end up giving $1375/acre for it.
My farm is in southern Missouri as well as my families, wooded ground is around 800-1,000 and pasture ground is in the 1,300-1,500 range.
What a Mess
by Kingfisher (Posted Mon, 30 May 2016 20:53:44 GMT+5)
dun wrote:Jogeephus wrote:Always something isn't there?!
It builds character!
Yea Ol CB needs to work on that " I've been rained on" character ...
I'm about to give up.
by Kingfisher (Posted Mon, 30 May 2016 20:45:48 GMT+5)
callmefence wrote:Kingfisher wrote:It keeps raining. The grass keeps growing. The calves are getting cheaper...I'm about to hop back in. I know the futures are down but I hate to waste this grass.
I'll bet my hat that grass will be dry in month.
What size hat? . I'll take that bet. I've never seen that quality of grass on the other side of Briggs. It'll still be green in 25 days!
Maybe look into some skinny fall calving cows.
I'm dumb. I'm going to get some nice young heifers and feed em and breed em.
Foot rot treatment question
by jltrent (Posted Mon, 30 May 2016 20:26:56 GMT+5)
kenny thomas wrote:If I remember right with LA300 its 4 days before you can retreat. Look at the label.
I can't prove it helps but I soak the foot in diesel fuel also. I thinks it helps a lot.I have always used clorox, but I treated one today with diesel as another cattleman recommended that also. As much as Kenny has been around cattle and the sale barn I would say he knows what will work.
by Jogeephus (Posted Mon, 30 May 2016 20:24:26 GMT+5)
Well the pie plates don't seem to work worth a squat on these windless nights. Deer are back and I have proclaimed it doe day and I got the one eyed dog with me and we are fixing to put a world of hurt on something.
Makin hay on pasture
by JMJ Farms (Posted Mon, 30 May 2016 20:22:52 GMT+5)
1982vett wrote:been a good year for grass. Make it while you can.
Not in middle Georgia
by JMJ Farms (Posted Mon, 30 May 2016 20:18:38 GMT+5)
I have 1 limousin bull and I like him a lot. IMO, they are kinda like a "black Charolais". Good vigor when bred to crossbred cows.
by JMJ Farms (Posted Mon, 30 May 2016 20:15:41 GMT+5)
Tif-Leaf 3 Millet would work here. Needs to at least be dragged in though. Not sure about Ohio.
by Williamsv (Posted Mon, 30 May 2016 20:15:39 GMT+5)
Thank you all for your kind words. That new baby was right with its mama and the other cows at dark. I am thankful for it. Wish my mama could see it, but I bet she was looking down and saw it all. That was one of her favorite cows and four years since she had a calf like that. They have been solid black until this one.
Nurse cow and johnes
by JSCATTLE (Posted Mon, 30 May 2016 20:10:28 GMT+5)
Why not sell the pairs in a couple months ?
Chuckwagon cooking - Wagons for Warriors
by Workinonit Farm (Posted Mon, 30 May 2016 20:00:20 GMT+5)
True Grit Farms wrote:I can't access the site. I assume that you have to have the Facebook app.
I suppose, if you're using a phone. If using a PC or Laptop etc, if you have a Faebook account, then it should work.
Fly tag fiaso
by Workinonit Farm (Posted Mon, 30 May 2016 19:49:44 GMT+5)
If you've still got the tags, and don't want to use to crap-quality backs, do as Aaron suggested and get a pkge of Allflex backs/studs and use them.
Straws Exploding While Thawing
by Fire Sweep Ranch (Posted Mon, 30 May 2016 19:28:35 GMT+5)
We had an embryo straw explode. The seller did not refund, because out of the three straws, we got one pregnancy, so our guarantee was met (three straws, on pregnancy). With most of our purchases, we get at least two, if not three pregnancies...
Keeping current Knowledge on cattle prices
by Ojp6 (Posted Mon, 30 May 2016 18:59:57 GMT+5)
Depends on the day. Some days less cattle means they will be high because buyers need a bunch so they have to buy all they can, some days they will be cheaper because the buyers won't buy any if they can't make a load.
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.
IT'S THE PITTS -- MOTHER NATURE, FATHER TIME
Women are nature, men are time. Women are beautiful like a Maui sunset or a forest of pine wearing a fresh blanket of snow, while men are as timeless as Shakespeare, Michelangelo and Da Vinci.
GRASS-FED BEEF CONFERENCE TO BE HELD MAY 26-27, 2016
With consumer interest heightening about where their food comes from, grass-fed beef producers will have the opportunity to learn more about marketing opportunities and production trends during a May 26-27 conference in College Station.