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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How to get rid of armadillos?
by True Grit Farms (Posted Sat, 29 Apr 2017 05:43:37 GMT+5)
wacocowboy wrote:The dillos around here don't tear up much. They root around some in the yard but haven't done near as much damage as my dog. I like watching them at night weird lil creature. The babies are my favorite to watch.
Watching armadillos tear your ground up? Personally I try to kill them all, and their spawn if at all possible.
anyone watch the NFL draft?
by Caustic Burno (Posted Sat, 29 Apr 2017 05:30:17 GMT+5)
Caustic Burno wrote:greybeard wrote:Texans took a QB 1st round. . Deshaun Watson out of Clemson, ILB Zach Cunningham from Vandy 2nd round,and RB D'onta Foreman from UT 3rd round. they coulda (and have) done worse.
Now lets see how bad BO'B can screw up the QB that picked apart 'Bama.
He won't last long IMO I hope I am wrong. Heck they went after a guy that throws more interceptions than Oswiller. Rick Smith GM missed his calling as rocket scientist.Very few first round QB picks work out in the NFL.
At least I have NFL Sunday ticket so when they po me I can switch over and watch the Saints.
by Cross-7 (Posted Sat, 29 Apr 2017 05:20:26 GMT+5)
I've been kicking the idea around of expanding, but nothing has come up that I really like.
So while I wait I've wondered whether I should pay off my current place and use it as collateral when I find another place
Or keep cash on hand although I'd still need to borrow 25-50% to make the purchase.
From a bankers standpoint which looks more appealing ?
Paid for land as collateral or 50% vested
Say cash and paid for land being equal value
Newbie Startup Questions
by Son of Butch (Posted Sat, 29 Apr 2017 03:30:44 GMT+5)
warped04 wrote:Hey guys,
I'm moving from Southern Cali to Northern Idaho.
Our family friend in So Cal, has a couple of cows, and has our steer (to feed my family).
So I need to start my own herd and... ranchers selling their heifers want $2000/hd,
where a similar heifer at the treasure valley auction goes around $145/cwt on the high side.
I'm looking to pick up 6 head or 6 pairs this fall, hay them through the winter (hay is pretty cheap up here)
or 6 head/pairs next spring, while I get the pasture ready.
... to start a "hobby herd" am I off base trying to look at the sale barn instead of the ranchers?
No, you are not off base.
Although you might be comparing 650-700 lb feeder heifers at 1.42 = $950/hd ($923 - $994)
to some ranchers who are way too proud of their 700 lb purebred replacement heifers and asking $2000
I'd suggest that a rookie should shy away from buying open heifers and instead buy 3 in 1 cows to start out.
(3 in 1 = Bred cow with calf at her side)
You may want to pay a cattle buyer commission and enlist his help in selecting 3 in ones at the sale barn.
All the Best to you and yours.... way up there on Ruby Ridge
What are you eating today?
by wacocowboy (Posted Sat, 29 Apr 2017 03:27:58 GMT+5)
Jogeephus wrote:ohiosteve wrote:Soaked em in salt water for an hour then fried in butter with some chunked up longhorn meat with some greens and carrots and homemade salsa man that was good
Morels? You are lucky to have those. We have very few edible mushrooms here. Most will either kill you or make you see unicorns and aliens.
I thought the ones that made you see unicorns and aliens were the good ones.
Winter Go Away!!
by wacocowboy (Posted Sat, 29 Apr 2017 02:53:17 GMT+5)
We never really had a winter here.
we had a farm accident..
by wacocowboy (Posted Sat, 29 Apr 2017 02:50:15 GMT+5)
Seems like everything to do with farming and ranching is dangerous, and accidents happen so quick. Glad he wasn't hurt any worse than a broken arm. Don't be so hard on yourself.
Canadian Lumber Tariff
by Nesikep (Posted Sat, 29 Apr 2017 01:34:59 GMT+5)
canada has simplified the tax forms
Line 1: How much money did you make last year?
Line 2: Send it to us.
JD 5055e (v) 5065e
by Stocker Steve (Posted Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:55:18 GMT+5)
by ohiosteve (Posted Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:44:28 GMT+5)
Thanks guys. I wish my birthdays weren't so close together, but time marches on. I do feel a little wiser now, but I've still got a lot to learn.
Might be time to sell a few off.
by Ojp6 (Posted Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:27:50 GMT+5)
A couple guys I know that feed a lot of cattle in some feedyards out west said it wasn't as bad as they first thought. They said total cattle on feed are not much higher than last year like they were expected to be. We will see how many calves hit the market this fall though, we could be in for another cheap fall if numbers are still rising.
In other news, fat cattle were bringing over 1.40 in the sale barn today. A lot of those same cattle were bought from October to November for around 1.00. The guys feeding cattle are making really good money on those, some might make 500 a head.
Questions about selling seed stock.
by Chocolate Cow (Posted Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:24:41 GMT+5)
You can talk pedigrees, Associations, people, EPD's, color, percentages, structure and anything else BUT if your herd health isn't 110% and you sell an animal that carries a disease-say Johne's for example-and you infect your customers herd-
Bull on the rampage
by Brute 23 (Posted Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:56:36 GMT+5)
How old is the bull?
What's a reasonable price to you as the buyer?
by kilroy60 (Posted Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:49:07 GMT+5)
Sorry, SOB. Local sale in NE Ga.
Angus Expert Question #5
by kilroy60 (Posted Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:44:51 GMT+5)
I'm going to agree with SOB, Ten X. We have a Ten X son and we have had excellent results.
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).
CIRCLE A ANGUS RANCH SALE HELD MARCH 18
Circle A Angus Ranch, headquartered in Iberia, Mo., was proud to host their 23rd Annual Spring Bull And Heifer Sale offering 345 head sold on March 18th.
WHY IS INSECTICIDE RESISTANCE AN ISSUE IN HORN FLIES?
What is insecticide resistance? It's the inherited ability of flies to survive an insecticide dose that would kill the majority of flies in a normal population.
SMALL CREATURES MAKE BIG ECOSYSTEM IMPACTS
Many Mississippians care about wildlife and related activities, including hunting, fishing, birdwatching or just enjoying the outdoors.
CONSUMERS HAVE OPTIONS, SO PUT BEST BEEF FORWARD
The growing beef supply won't automatically find more room in the meat case, but it can earn its way with differentiated quality.
NEBRASKA STUDY SHOWS NO ILL EFFECTS FROM CROP RESIDUE GRAZING
It makes sense that a 1,200 pound Angus cow would place quite a lot of pressure on the ground on which it walks. But a new study shows that even these heavy beasts can't do much to compact common soilsif they're grazed responsibly.
IT'S THE PITTS -- ASK THE STYLEMASTER
It's been awhile (30 years) since I, the god of good taste, answered your many questions regarding what's in style. It's quite natural that you'd seek guidance from such a fashion forward expert as myself.
PASTURE RECOVERY AFTER DROUGHT CAN BE DIFFICULT
Maintaining a healthy pasture can be challenging, even in years with average rainfall. Drought affected the southeastern US from July to December of 2016. Drought conditions can impact pasture productivity further into next season.