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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Weaning 2016
by WarEagle73 (Posted Mon, 25 Jul 2016 01:05:18 GMT+5)
elkwc wrote: Is the lot in SW KS? I would assume it was with the plants you mentioned.
I believe so. Hy-Plains in Montezuma. The thing I like most about the program is for small guys like us it works well. We probably never would have had the opportunity to retain ownership because we are small, but to do pasture to rail you only need a minimum of three calves.

Sidearm of choice for concealed carry?
by dun (Posted Mon, 25 Jul 2016 00:07:26 GMT+5)
Caustic Burno wrote:1911

I figured you would go with something invented after you were born, like the 1911!

Fescue Belt
by dun (Posted Mon, 25 Jul 2016 00:04:56 GMT+5)
When we first moved to MO I had a vendetta against the stuff and wanted to eliminate all of it. Spent a lot of dollars, then we had a year of drought. Nothing survived except the KY31. Learned to if not love it at least to like it a lot. Started diluting it with other grasses, lespedeza and clover. After several more off and on droughts, KY31 and clover all all that has survived and even flourished.
If you learn to work with it instead of against it you will be ahead of the game. Just be aware of the possible probelms related to the toxicity and animals not being acclimated to it.

Super Cows
by Nesikep (Posted Mon, 25 Jul 2016 00:03:13 GMT+5)
frieghttrain wrote:Nesikep wrote:Nice!
I have one 5 year old that's been doing really well.. she's probably a smidge bigger (12-1300 lb?) but she had the biggest steer of the whole herd last year, and her heifer this year is definitely in the "big" group.. probably about 450-500 lb @ 5 months... That heifer sucks her dry and beats on that udder, she just stands there and chews cud while the calf nearly lifts her off the ground.
That would be something to see
I couldn't find any good pics of that particular cow.. here's a really close relative who's built similarly and who's steer was a couple pounds lighter.. and who posed for the picture better. This was August 21st last year, which put him at 4 days shy of 5 months old

Here's the cow I wanted to find a pic of with last year's calf, she's better than 3/4 sister to the above cow.. The heifer calf by her head in the first pic is another maternal sister

working heavy bred cows
by dun (Posted Sun, 24 Jul 2016 23:58:24 GMT+5)
mooo wrote:put fly rub ,maybe spray them as they go through gate but why stress them more than you have to god gave them a tail to swat flies .

Religion and Politics
by Nesikep (Posted Sun, 24 Jul 2016 23:42:40 GMT+5)
JWBrahman wrote:inyati13 wrote:TexasBred wrote:Given the opportunity you'd do the same thing. Nobody passes up a good sale.

Exactly. Everyone brags when they get a great deal. Nesikep is a little too far left on this one.[/quote]
My problem is with speculative money.. that money isn't earned, it's made off someone elses back.
You make a product people like and buy, great, as much as I may moan a little about it, I'll have to say it's fair.

If only the 'free market' was actually what it's name implies.. With tax breaks and loopholes, let alone bailouts, it ain't free at all..

Meanwhile, since we're on the topic, I guess since China can produce stuff for pennies on the dollar, it's just fine we import it by the shipload while our manufacturing sector dies?
Perhaps if there was some moderation... For example, CAT wants $15 for a little microswitch in the joystick for the excavators... I got FORTY switches, INCLUDING SHIPPING, from China for $9.75... Somewhere between taking it up the arse and dirt cheap there's reason.

Had some fun today
by Nesikep (Posted Sun, 24 Jul 2016 23:30:05 GMT+5)
For the first time, they had a drag strip in town, just a 1/8th mile, but that's alright.. lots of people showed up, no one blew anything up and had a very expensive day.. just a good time for all.. My truck did alright, a lot of people looked and said "WTF?? that thing is actually going to race?".. and most of them were pretty surprised it would up and F* off pretty well, and the smoke was well liked..

I haven't seen DieselBeef around...

Anyhow, here's a vid of my best pass.. poor poor chevy gasser, slept at the light and it got worse from there.
My best times were .2 reaction time, 10.055 seconds, 75 mph, and my truck is 7370 lbs in race form.
I wanted to hit 9's soooo badly but it just wasn't happening for me today.. look out next year

Giddy up!
darnit, why don't youtube links work anymore?

Diesel versus Mineral Oil?
by boondocks (Posted Sun, 24 Jul 2016 22:36:15 GMT+5)
[I posted this buried in another thread which went silent. Hope it will find some kind soul here]:

Anyone notice a difference between mixing permethrin with mineral oil versus diesel? We had always used diesel but they really run away like it burns. Makes it really hard to spray them all, unless we are working them. So we tried mixing it with mineral oil a few days ago. On the one hand, the cows don't seem to mind it as much. On the other hand, the flies don't seem to mind it as much. In fact, some of the horn flies (despite a direct hit) just stayed on their sides like it was sugar water. And the treatment definitely didn't last very long--flies were back to heavy within a few days (no rain involved).

Does light min oil work as well as diesel? Anyone else notice the cows "preferring" one over the other? Time to switch from permethrin? (We have used it the last few summers).

Thanks for any help!

Best way to establish pasture?
by NolanCountyAG (Posted Sun, 24 Jul 2016 22:30:36 GMT+5)
Douglass King Seed

Located in San Antonio, they will most likely have seed that is from that area.

Mooo - Handling Facilities
by mooo (Posted Sun, 24 Jul 2016 22:21:12 GMT+5)

thank you

Pictures from work
by Craig Miller (Posted Sun, 24 Jul 2016 21:52:45 GMT+5)
uplandnut wrote:No Craig I'm not in Alabama. Western WI would be my home turf. It is hot in the summer but it sure is nice in the winter to have the time off.

I run both those highways when I go to Texas to work. Neither of them run through alabama. Shouldn't be too hot that far north.

Heat- 96 today
by greybeard (Posted Sun, 24 Jul 2016 21:30:58 GMT+5)
callmefence wrote:greybeard wrote:Other than during floods, I don't think I've ever had a cow or bull go stand in water, and I have plenty of it for them to stand in. It was 99 Friday--I didn't look today.

That's odd. I don't think I've ever seen em not take a dip during the summer.
Maybe breed related?
I just have chars, char/simm cross, and beefmasters. Only one has any black on it at all, and it's still got a lot of white.
If I had cattle that needed a fan I wouldn't have any.

Good chance of rain tomorrow an Tuesday here, might cool things down--I see reflected lightning way off to the North now. Could sure use some moisture.

11 Dallas police officers shot
by City Guy (Posted Sun, 24 Jul 2016 21:27:16 GMT+5)
CJC; You say you understand our perspective, but you don't, any more than we understand yours. But your ideals leave you vulnerable to the evils of the world, while our's tip the odds a little in our favor. I wish everyone in the world was as enlightened as you, but alas they are not and for that reason I will protect myself and my family and my neighbors and my country from the Barbarians even if I have to be a bit of a Barbarian myself to do it. And I will not waste time making you afraid, that will happen soon enough.

Snake shot for self defense
by JMJ Farms (Posted Sun, 24 Jul 2016 21:23:45 GMT+5)
True Grit Farms wrote:JMJ Farms wrote:littletom wrote:Good friend of mine had a shotgun by the door for his wife. Told her is someone was breaking in blow them and the door out in the yard.

My home defense gun for my wife is a police special loaded with 7 rounds of 00 Buck. I never come home after dark without calling first

My advise to you JMJ is to use #6 turkey shot. 00 Buck will shoot plum through a wall or two.

Probably a good idea. I pray no one ever has to use it.

There Back
by JMJ Farms (Posted Sun, 24 Jul 2016 21:14:29 GMT+5)
"Meet you in the Morning" is probably my favorite. All your choices were good ones to me. I love the old gospel songs. Our choir director incorporates a lot of newer stuff and I try to learn to like it but it's the old songs that I really like bc that's what I was raised up on.


“The prosperity of this entire industry lies with the consumer.” Ag economist Ted Schroeder made that statement during the recent Beef Improvement Federation meetings in Manhattan, Kan., June 15-17, but it summed up the theme of the opening session.
Andy White, Ashland, Ohio, proved his world-class talent as a livestock auctioneer at the 53rd anniversary of Livestock Marketing Association's (LMA) World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC). Paris Stockyards in Paris, Ky. hosted the contest on Saturday, June 18.
As we approach the heat of the summer months, many producers are battling the heat and humidity that is an integral part of life in the south. Summer brings with it rising temperatures and typically decreasing animal performance.
Green grass, blue skies and good cattle greeted buyers and bidders alike at the beautiful Neches River Ranch west of Jacksonville, Texas on April 23, 2016 for the annual spring GENETRUST Registered and Commercial Brangus Female Sale hosted by Cavender Ranches.
In the May 30 edition of the Auction Exchange there was an ad celebrating the Midwest Auctioneer Roundup contest in Shipshewana, Indiana. There were pictures of the winners, contestants and one precious little three or four year old girl with her hands covering her ears.
Maintenance and development of a quality purebred cow herd requires selection of proper genetics and an ongoing input of new breeding females. One of the most important questions the producer must ask is: “do I buy my replacements or do I develop them from within my own herd?”
At the risk of sounding like the proverbial busted record, while revenue matters to the fortunes of cow-calf operations, cost matters more.
The Crimson Classic Santa Gertrudis Sale was held April 30, 2016 in Cullman, Ala.

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