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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Where are they?
by Hook2.0 (Posted Sun, 20 Aug 2017 04:59:15 GMT+5)
Workinonit Farm wrote:Hook2.0 wrote:Bigfoot wrote:I liked hook. He new very little about cattle or pasture, but for some reason I enjoyed what he had to say.
Still don't know much
Howya doing??? Been awhile. doin good. Familie's doing good. Cows good.
What makes you a better cattleman?
by wbvs58 (Posted Sun, 20 Aug 2017 04:11:10 GMT+5)
cow pollinater wrote:wbvs58 wrote:I think my desire to have better and better cows. I think it all started soon after I kicked off I put in a set of scales to weigh them. I guess I am obscessed with weaning weights and to achieve that I look to improve my genetics and to improve my pasture and maybe decrease my stocking rate a bit to ease the load.
Not to argue with Ken but my idea of better cow is different than his. I'd rather run more cows and wean calves that are in the middle to lighter side of what others in my area are producing. That is something you need to pencil out for yourself as production costs vary greatly from region to region. My point in saying that is that you really need to figure out what works where you are.
Yes you are certainly right CP but a set of scales gets you thinking in the right direction, it may not be to get absolutely bigger calves but to keep track of how uniform in weight things are, how various cows are holding their weight. It allows you to measure and make your decisions from there.
Embryo death rate
by wbvs58 (Posted Sun, 20 Aug 2017 04:02:04 GMT+5)
That's disappointing, you certainly gave him a good try.
Fulvic soil amendment
by wbvs58 (Posted Sun, 20 Aug 2017 03:21:37 GMT+5)
Highpoint wrote:I shared in earlier post that I was trying out soil amendment on small pasture 60 acres and so far I have no idea other than the grass popped up higher than on the other side of fence I could not spray.
The interesting thing in my study of the product was people are drinking it for health and coming out of many problems. If you type fulvic and most any disease there is research. The only warning is cannot be taken with chlorine. I wonder if when these calves are grown I will be able to sell grass fed on fulvic treated pasture may be a marketing advantage.
I noticed another poster said he too stopped using herbicide and used fulvic with microbes and now is making biochar. I haven't added the biochar but found this also has small amount of biochar. They sent microbes with product I grew in garage.
If you see this post could you share your experiences since you have been doing this for awhile.
We had good rain then short drought then massive rain And everything is back to green. I have been mowing the weeds. My family has more acres but use this pasture for birthing and soon will move the bulls to the top 10 acres then in January will move maybe 40 cows over. There is already plenty of bales alfalfa and other as too many on small area. They are going to do this because the other pasture has too much brush and they lost two calves this spring.
I did see where herbicides raise nitrates in drought and can cause death so I put out apple cider vinegar with molasses as they showed has selinium. I also saw where it kills internal parasites which addresses anaplasma.
?????????? Usually internal parasites refer to those in the gut, Anaplasma marginale is an intracellular parasite around the periphery of red blood cells. I think you may be reading a bit too much into the powers of those ingredients. Usually if things seem too good to be true they are too good to be true.
Lexington Moving Statues
by bball (Posted Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:46:01 GMT+5)
boondocks wrote:From the head West Point historian: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcy7qV-BGF4
In the interest of objectivity
Clothes Leaving the House
by littletom (Posted Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:06:03 GMT+5)
I wear jeans and a t shirt most days. I will wear nice button when going out, or somewhere that matters. I don't really care about others. Except weddings and funerals show some respect. I kinda like the shorts and yoga pants on the right ones.
Contest - 'Those were the days'
by alisonb (Posted Sat, 19 Aug 2017 23:49:12 GMT+5)
kenny thomas wrote:I can't seem to master how to post one but I will send it to some one that can.
Anyone having difficulty posting a pic can email it to me, just PM me for my email addy.
Kenny pse check you PM's
Somebody needed it more than me
by Ky cowboy (Posted Sat, 19 Aug 2017 23:09:10 GMT+5)
My record book was there, no check books or 100 gal fuel tank. There was a lot of somebody's tools and a nice stihl saw in the bed. And the weirdest part was there was porn in the bed and cab, DVDs and tore out magazine pages.
Relaxing a Little Bit
by Nesikep (Posted Sat, 19 Aug 2017 22:51:55 GMT+5)
I like my docile cows, and there are just some that are exceptional.. I have a yearling heifer that just loves to come stand beside you.. doesn't demand attention, but will gladly just be there and chew cud.. just happy to "be"... And cows like that certainly are good stress relief.. Can't stay mad long around one of them
Hoover Dam Heifer
by elkwc (Posted Sat, 19 Aug 2017 22:19:21 GMT+5)
I think he has been used on sone light made females to raise heifer bulls and he is knocked for some of the resulting progeny. I put the blame on the females he was mated with. When mated to good cows he sires nice functional cattle with muscle that will feed and grade well. We will start calving some heifers in a month bred to his son. A nice bull. Not a big bull but will be at least a frame 5. I know the half sisters to the bull I kept are nice. This calf has never been haltered but he is docile.
What are you eating today?
by wacocowboy (Posted Sat, 19 Aug 2017 22:16:06 GMT+5)
Jogeephus wrote:wacocowboy wrote:Jogeephus wrote:
They are brioche buns I got from the grocery store. They have a little more bite than regular hamburger buns but they are still soft. I like them.
Wish I had them.
I'm surprised we do. Our grocery store is pretty lame. I like the texture of this bread.
Is it made in their bakery or what brand is it?
by TN Cattle Man (Posted Sat, 19 Aug 2017 22:10:45 GMT+5)
Enjoy your Special Day!!
by Nesikep (Posted Sat, 19 Aug 2017 22:09:34 GMT+5)
We have as much drama here as facebook anyhow, might as well have 'likes'
Ag lime vs pelletized
by kenny thomas (Posted Sat, 19 Aug 2017 21:58:16 GMT+5)
JeffK-MN wrote:Cam Ag lime be put on hay fields after it is growing?
I was told that I had to disk it in to get it to work. If I put it on top it was a wast of money.
Its is spread on grass here anytime the ground is dry enough to get the trucks on. If you need over 2 ton per acre it is best to disk it in.
by pricefarm (Posted Sat, 19 Aug 2017 21:53:07 GMT+5)
kenny thomas wrote:Bet we got the younger members looking it up.
I remover that my dad had a VHS tape of Ray Stevens
IT'S THE PITTS -- DRONING ON AND ON
You can't pick up an ag publication these days without finding a story on how drones will revolutionize the cow business.
APPALACHIAN CLASSIC CHAROLAIS SALE HELD JUNE 3
A moderate crowd was on hand to evaluate an excellent set of cattle, very well presented in excellent sale condition.
MARKETING CATTLE AT PROPER TIME IS KEY TO PROFITS
Marketing cattle efficiently and at the proper time can make money for the producer. There are many costs involved in getting cattle to market and it is important to try to minimize those costs. Many cattle producers do a good job of getting the calves born, keeping them healthy, minimizing sickness and death loss, but only do an average or even a poor job of marketing those calves and thus reduce their potential profit.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- FISHING FLIES
There's no telling how many inventions and pastimes, good, bad and pointless, are borne by idleness. Not laziness, mind you, but willing, busy minds and hands forced to wait.
BLACK INK -- RISE ABOVE THE CYCLE
Is this a good time to expand your cow herd, now that the U.S. beef cattle industry is deep into a fourth year of its rebuilding phase? The consensus has a short answer: no.
SBBA FIELD DAY & IBBA CONFERENCE TO BE HELD
The Southeast Brangus Breeders Association (SBBA) will host a cattlemen's gathering at the Seminole Indian Reservation in Brighton, Florida, on Friday, Aug. 18.
TAKE MEASURES TO KEEP FACE FLY POPULATIONS DOWN
The economic injury level of face flies, a common pest of pastured cattle, is only 10 insects per animal.
FIRST-CALF HEIFERS REQUIRE DIFFERENT MANAGEMENT
First-calf heifers. Let's face it we all struggle with them at least to some degree. And it's an issue that we face not just here in Tennessee, but across the entire country.