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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Sold a few steers
by Brute 23 (Posted Sat, 27 Aug 2016 18:25:08 GMT+5)
BC wrote:From what I saw today, you need to get them as big as you can. Not much spread on price per lb. I saw $5 to $12 per cwt. discount (or dock) on bull yearlings 600 lbs and heavier.
Ya I saw the same at our local barn. Not much difference.
How much Magnesium?
by callmefence (Posted Sat, 27 Aug 2016 18:24:43 GMT+5)
wbvs58 wrote:As far as I'm aware the use of magnesium is to help combat Grass Tetany.
Safeguard makes a bloat guard block that is very effective. But it's not magnesium that's for preventing tetany
by TexasBred (Posted Sat, 27 Aug 2016 18:19:33 GMT+5)
slick4591 wrote:It's wonderful stuff. My grandparents had a small dairy when I was a kid and I don't remember butter tasting this good back then.
Me too....haven't had any good buttermilk since mom used to churn many years ago.
2015 Ford F250 problem
by Brute 23 (Posted Sat, 27 Aug 2016 18:19:33 GMT+5)
The problem is Ford and Dodge keep changing their trucks. They each had a good thing going... and went the opposite way. It's a circus with them. Their mechanics can't even keep up with that mess.
The Chevy/ GMC diesel set up has been real simular for what 16 years now? The few additions have been for the better.
Our engineer just bailed his Ford. He rolled up on me Tuesday in a Duramax. Same song and dance. Had some issue and the dealer to him it would be $10K to fix. He drove it over to a Chevy dealership and traded it in.
Anyone remember Mairzy doats
by slick4591 (Posted Sat, 27 Aug 2016 18:19:06 GMT+5)
Just in case you needed to hear it.
fight to the death !
by TexasBred (Posted Sat, 27 Aug 2016 18:17:49 GMT+5)
TCRanch wrote:JMJ, I would have been terrified! But good to know about the carbon dioxide.
My husband just got nailed by a locust in the Polaris today, it actually flew in between his lips, latched on & started Bzzzzzzzzzing. He's traumatized. My stomach still hurts from laughing.
It could have been worse....could have been a dung beetle.
What I'm seeing today
by M-5 (Posted Sat, 27 Aug 2016 18:17:03 GMT+5)
Coffee weed usually only effects the young dumb ones. If there is plenty of other stuff its normally not a problem. I sprayed and killed a bunch this summer but seed bank is full so I got plenty more
by dun (Posted Sat, 27 Aug 2016 18:11:41 GMT+5)
Petercoates87 wrote:Oh boy this sounds like another dumb question but where around the frame. Walnut said hip height but how exactly?
Level from side to sie
What are you eating today?
by slick4591 (Posted Sat, 27 Aug 2016 18:08:35 GMT+5)
by bball (Posted Sat, 27 Aug 2016 17:46:51 GMT+5)
The irony to me is he has no problem collection a paycheck from a league notorious for its players committing domestic abuse against females...give that money to support racial equality and the fight against domestic abuse? Wont happen. Wouldn't get enough press.
Red Angus Bull Calf & a few other pictures
by TennesseeTuxedo (Posted Sat, 27 Aug 2016 17:41:21 GMT+5)
Photographs of Flyover America
by Williamsv (Posted Sat, 27 Aug 2016 17:20:52 GMT+5)
I just remembčred the old stockyard in Milan, GA where my dad bought his first cattle. He got the owner to pick him out some good ones. We rode over on Saturday afternoon to see them before they were delivered the next week. That old building is still standing I believe. That was in 1960 when we bought those cows. Sale over there has been closed a long time now.
Getting my rifle back
by Nesikep (Posted Sat, 27 Aug 2016 17:08:28 GMT+5)
Well, it's been a long time, and my buddy had to light a fire under the butt of his gunsmith, he's had my Winchester Model 70 7mm Rem Mag for a year, I'll be getting it back on monday... New wood stock (with ebony wood), Bushnel 3200 Elite series 4-16x 50mm scope, Leupold scope mounts, drop floor mag... Might get it Ceracoated over the winter as the bluing is pretty worn.. Have a friend who's starting a powerdercoating business so it would be good for him.
I think this is the stock it's got
http://www.winchesterguns.com/products/ ... grade.html
Cost a couple pennies but should be good for decades now.. I'll post pics when it's in my hands
Red Angus Dispersal Sale near Lexington, KY
by TennesseeTuxedo (Posted Sat, 27 Aug 2016 17:04:22 GMT+5)
Well heck, nobody wants a free lunch?
Market not that bad
by bball (Posted Sat, 27 Aug 2016 16:58:53 GMT+5)
JMJ Farms wrote:bball wrote:JMJ Farms wrote:I won't disagree with yall. I do however hope yall are wrong. I agree the majority of small producers are doing it because of the lifestyle, because it's a hobby, etc. I just don't see how the corporate farms can take over the beef industry. Takes too much land, too much labor, and so on. But I won't say never. What I can see happening is having the beef industry go the way of the manufacturing industry. Overseas. I hope that transition doesn't happen in my lifetime.
Test tube beef.
How does that work Brad? And if successful, will it ever be feasible? Sustainable? Acceptable?
Idk for certain Michael, but China is attempting it.
http://journalstar.com/news/opinion/edi ... 36f39.html
Edit to add: plenty of other articles on the Web with more details. It's only a matter of time before it's mainstream.
BLACK INK -- HIGH TECH FITS MARKETING, TOO
Recently my family bought a camper. I was on the phone describing it to my mom, as she asked, You mean, there's a wall right there? The bed folds down how?
BEEF CATTLE SHORT COURSE HELD AUGUST 1-3
After two years of historic high cattle prices, a record 1,900 producers attending the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course in College Station learned more about the current decline in prices and maintaining profitability despite declining profit margins.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- THE FUTURE OF CATTLE FUTURES
It is almost certain that finished cattle have put in their summer lows as prices have found support, explained Andrew P. Griffith, agricultural economist at the University of Tennessee.
IT'S THE PITTS -- 10 PLACES NOT TO FIND A COWBOY
If you want to catch a glimpse of a real cowboy here are ten places NOT to look.
SOUND MARKETING PROGRAM IS CRITICAL FOR SUCCESS
A sound marketing program is an integral part of any cattle production operation. Too many producers engage in cattle production without ever establishing a well thought out marketing and sales system.
ETHEREDGE ELECTED LIVESTOCK MARKETING ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT
Jerry Etheredge, Montgomery, Ala., was elected president of the Livestock Marketing Association (LMA). In this role, Etheredge will complete a two-year term leading the nation's largest livestock marketing trade association that represents more than 800 local livestock auction markets and allied businesses.
PRECONDITIONING VITAL PART OF CALF HEALTH PROGRAM
If you have sold a calf recently, I don't have to tell you that calf prices have dropped significantly from 2015. Last year, you could sell about anything and get good money for it; but now, you have to have a good calf to bring the best price. In the right market, preconditioned calves still bring the most money, and there is a good return on healthy calves. Besides a health premium, farmers also sell a heavier calf.
CONSUMER TRENDS HEADLINE BIF CONFERENCE
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.