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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Problem with bottle calf! NEED HELP!
by Son of Butch (Posted Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:48:55 GMT+5)
farmerjan wrote: 20/20 fat/protein all milk milk replacer is essential.

Would have made a difference?
by greybeard (Posted Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:42:59 GMT+5)
callmefence wrote:Son of Butch wrote:Absolutely made a difference. Had you taken care of the cows before checking on the crew, you would have noticed
you needed gas and stopping to top it off, you'd have bought winning 6 million dollar lottery ticket.
But too late now.

I hate to tell you this butch. But your wrong. It's ok. I know it seldom happens to you but it happens to everyone sometimes..

I never play the lottery...
I don't pay the bad math tax either...

Do you have a char bull?

Where's your stand?
by greybeard (Posted Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:37:17 GMT+5)
One of mine's in pieces against a debris line on a fence. Found the chair and one side of it.
The other one?? I guess somewhere in Lake Houston....
That's ok. I never hunted for years with anything but a camera anyway..

Navy Beans and Cornbread
by greybeard (Posted Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:27:53 GMT+5)
Rafter S wrote:greybeard wrote:Same with fried cornbread. I've made it 1/2 dozen times and it never came out like my mother's did. (no, it was not 'hot water' cornbread or 'hoe cakes')
I have no idea what a cottage ham is)

I think one of the problems with cornbread today is it comes ground too fine..not coarse like it used to be and every mix I ever saw had flour in it or at least too much flour.

I hadn't thought about fried cornbread in years. When I was a boy, if we had any cornbread left from supper we'd have it for breakfast the next morning. My mother would slice it first like a pie into triangles, then slice it through the middle to make two pieces half as thick, and then fry them in bacon grease. That was mighty good with jelly on it.
Leftover cornbread? No such thing as I was growing up.
I would like to try that version tho, since my attempts at doing it the way my mother cooked it in a stovetop skillet have come to naught so far.

Heya from Florida
by A.J. (Posted Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:07:58 GMT+5)

The Killer
by dun (Posted Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:02:05 GMT+5)
I saw him in somewhere between 1969 and 1971, don;t recall exactly. Only thing he did was sing, play piano and put on one helluva show.

by Cross-7 (Posted Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:55:39 GMT+5)
To update.
There was a free after hours clinic.
I can't recall the name but if it's important I'll get the name, but it's after hours where doctors and nurses donate their time. She saw a Doc and he wrote script for a months supply plus they issued her a card for the pharmacy that paid almost all.
She took a half dose this morning ( short acting and had been out of long acting for a couple days ) and was out. She was in a bad spot but these people baled her out.

I can't express how overwhelmed I am with these peoples generosity.

Lots of good people left in the world.

Border Wall Prototypes
by BK9954 (Posted Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:53:14 GMT+5)
Bestoutwest wrote:BK9954 wrote:Bestoutwest wrote:Mark my words: The border wall will be a bigger failure than Vietnam and the war on drugs. This will make Trump the most reviled president we've ever had. If you can't keep prisoners in a prison (minus Florence, CO), this fence won't work. Desperate people will find a way. I'd love to see the flow of people coming in staunched, but this will not be that cure.
The one in Isreal works, it's a combination of fences and walls and has plenty of security.
But the Israelis don?t mess around. They SOS, and will violate sovereignty to assassinate people. We play nicer than that.
The point is we should model our borders after theirs. Playing nice with national sovereignty isn't justice to the Nation's citizens. Many people want to see the destruction of Isreal, and us as well. If they can do it, we can and should as well. Isreal knows its important to the survival of their nation, why dont we? It gets old having my State flowing with cartel, smugglers and illegal immigrants. In a time of war could we seal it pretty good? Yes! Of course there will be a few that can find a way but the border should be secured with heavy security detail, walls, technology, fences, coast gaurd, submarines, drones, gaurd towers..... shut it down,

Dream Vacation
by Dave (Posted Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:48:28 GMT+5)
I have been to the majority of the American sites mentioned but the wife hasn't been to any of them so now that I am retired I get to go see them once again. Already took her to the Olympics, Oregon coast, and the Redwoods. Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, and Glacier Park and next on the list. Neither one of us cares to fly that much so mostly it will be by driving. Having worked for 6 years in SE Alaska I will avoid the cruise ships and show her the real Alaska.
I always wanted to hike the Chilcoot trail that the Alaskan gold rush went over. At 66 I think that is now out of my league.

Nontypical No Till Drills
by Stocker Steve (Posted Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:53:50 GMT+5)
Need ideal conditions due to low down pressure capability.

Creep Feed - What do you use?
by Stocker Steve (Posted Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:52:45 GMT+5)
Corn Silage for $25/T

Potential bargain
by cattleman99 (Posted Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:27:30 GMT+5)
elkwc wrote:Don't surprise me. He was a solid bull from a reputable breeder. The lack of a tail won't hurt his semen production.

No but it will hurt semen sales.

New castration band on the market?
by farmerjan (Posted Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:23:00 GMT+5)
It will be interesting to hear what your opinion of them is. We use both the "cheerios" bands when little; and the bigger "calicrate" bander for bulls with some size. Yes the bands are $3.00 ea. We have had only 1 break in over 10 years. We have NEVER had a calf get swollen nuts or infection. In half an hour they are back to eating like nothing ever happened to them. I keep them around the barn for a couple days, get them back in and if the sack is getting cold, that is good, which means no blood flow which means we did it right. We have cut the sack off after a week or so, or just let it fall off which will take a few weeks to 2 months...they are all different.
And yes they get a tetanus shot. Cheap insurance too.

Excessive Vet Charges At Sale Barn?
by BK9954 (Posted Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:15:01 GMT+5)
They give donkeys away here. Never had an urge to grab one. I can vouch for that donkey at Fences place, looks older then any other donkey I have seen. Seeing it made me ask him why he had it there.

Inline Hay Trailers
by jedstivers (Posted Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:11:10 GMT+5)
dun wrote:The neighbor got around it by building a deal that mounts on his 3 point for pulling his gooseneck. Drops the gooseneck and loads it then hooks back up and hauls the hay to the desired site. Drops the gooseneck and unloads the hay.
I built one of those too


Eye problems in cattle and horses can be caused by burdock slivers. This plant has seeds that stick to fur or clothing. When ripe, the burrs release hundreds of microscopic barbed slivers. If a sliver gets into the eye, it can cause inflammation and infection that may puzzle your veterinarian, since the microscopic sliver is not easily seen. The cornea of the eye may become inflamed and ulcerated; the eye may turn cloudy and have a white spot or bulge on it.
Experience tells us that fall can be a treacherous season for keeping calves healthy. Calves come into the season stout, thrifty and with the expectation of doing well. But changing weather conditions, management systems and nutritional programs can catch the calves off guard and send them into a tail spin of poor health and performance.
Controlling internal parasites in cattle is challenging these days.
Diseases are a big concern for deer biologists and managers. Since the reestablishment of white-tailed deer across the Southeast, hemorrhagic disease has had a negative impact on their populations. Hemorrhagic disease in deer can be caused by epizootic hemorrhagic disease viruses, or bluetongue viruses, and is spread by black gnats.
One thousand, one hundred and eleven commercial females from Florida's leading ranchers found ready acceptance at the recent Cattle Country Sale in Brighton, Fla.
I'm not in the mood today to try and be funny. And normally I don't believe writers should use their podium to preach to people. In most cases I don't have the qualifications or the credentials.
Cattle numbers continue to grow with national cowherd expansion, and various data suggest herd expansion is continuing this year.
A few simple steps can help cattle producers become more effective in battling respiratory disease in their herd, get full value of any vaccine they purchase, and possibly increase their operational profit in the process.

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