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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What breed or breeds is this calf?
by dun (Posted Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:13:48 GMT+5)
Could be Red Angus

Mixing wcs and whole corn
by RanchMan90 (Posted Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:08:44 GMT+5)
TexasBred wrote:Lucky_P wrote:I'm 30+ years gone from Alabama, and have spent most of that time where cotton isn't grown, and SBM is a more common protein source... however, I was under the impression (mistaken?) that most of the cotton varieties now grown in the USA have little to no gossypol in the seed... anybody know for sure?
Gossypol is not nearly the problem it once was but still exists in all cotton. Upland cotton which is the primary cotton planted in the US has much less gossypol than Pima cotton. Upland is the normal fuzzy seed we seed but Pima is typically delinted (either mechanically or with acid) and sold as cracked or fine ground whole cottonseed. Gossypol will run 50% higher in Pima cottonseed. Cottonseed meal seldom has any real measurable amount of gossypol nor does cottonseed hulls but all are subject to being high in aflatoxin depending on growing conditions. Don't know that I've ever seen a cow even get sick from gossypol poisoning let alone die but it still exists.
I've heard the term,but what is gossypol?

Funny I thought I'd share!
by Black and Good (Posted Fri, 09 Dec 2016 19:37:54 GMT+5)
A buddy of mine sent this to me the other day, I thought it's was funny! B&G

Funny I thought I'd share!
by Black and Good (Posted Fri, 09 Dec 2016 19:36:34 GMT+5)
A buddy of mine sent this to me the other day, I thought it's was funny! B&G

Beat the Snow/Winter!
by Black and Good (Posted Fri, 09 Dec 2016 19:33:14 GMT+5)
Got my Montana Gelbvieh bull to Kansas before he got snowed in. He was in the middle of the Bitterroot valley up there in the NW part of the state. He's out with some falls now doing fine! First pic was before he got loaded to leave, second pic is him in KS showing he's a bull bellering across the cattle guard at my other bulls. He's been behaving just fine so far. B&G

Does Rock music no longer exist?
by sim.-ang.king (Posted Fri, 09 Dec 2016 19:23:28 GMT+5)
CCR, Floyd, Stones, The Animals, Bad Company, Jimi, Zepplin, The Who, Heart, Cream... the list goes on.

I think the new stuff doesn't have the same sound because they've gone full digital in recording.
The old crackle, hiss, heavy mid give the old songs heart.

feedig out a beef
by papavillars (Posted Fri, 09 Dec 2016 19:22:21 GMT+5)
So what do you think the cost is to feed out a 800 pound steer to 1100 pounds.

More Hereford Pictures.
by Black and Good (Posted Fri, 09 Dec 2016 19:21:37 GMT+5)
Congrats! Nice calves! B&G

Liquid feed... Anybody ever
by Texas PaPaw (Posted Fri, 09 Dec 2016 19:16:00 GMT+5)
Craig wrote:Thanks dun! I wonder if some salt sprinkled on top for a day or two would help limit them, or would it sour the tank in the end?

Put tank in a separate pen and open gate for only 3-4 days/wk by alternating days. Have done this before to limit consumption. If too much consumption reduce days and if too little add a day. Just try to hit your desired average on a weekly basis.

Have you found your safe place
by sim.-ang.king (Posted Fri, 09 Dec 2016 19:08:07 GMT+5)
My "safe space" is every square inch of my property.

Not very safe for anyone, or anything else though...just me.

Maybe terrorism isn't the greatest threat?
by Margonme (Posted Fri, 09 Dec 2016 19:06:06 GMT+5)
zirlottkim wrote:Margonme wrote:Very entertaining to watch. I think I am too far along to worry.

What occurred to me is the coming of a society where animal husbandry means androids caring for humans. It would be the ultimate social state. No one works. Everyone shares in the benefits of the services and productivity provided by robots and androids. The ultimate socialism.
I think the narrator was a computer. Maybe the androids would get humanized, become jealous, lazy & revolt. Then we would be their slaves. "ultimate socialism"..... Regardless, socialism would , as it always does, eventually fail. Look no further than present day Venezuela. People are reduced to hunting cats, dogs and pigeons for a meal. Socialism is in a way, a form of automation. Automatically entitled to something just for being alive.

Yes. Automation providing services. A form of entitlement. Androids performing every function and service to the extent that every human is a ward of society - the ultimate limit that socialism can reach.

Another Tragedy.
by True Grit Farms (Posted Fri, 09 Dec 2016 19:04:47 GMT+5)
I'm all for giving someone a chance or two to straight up and get their life in order. But a 32 page rap sheet is about thirty pages to many.

by JW IN VA (Posted Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:45:50 GMT+5)

In the new year I've decided to further my education and take a welding course to become certified. I can weld MIG no problem but never used stick much. I want to learn how to properly weld things.I figure you can never have to many tools in the toolbox if you are a farmer. This welder welds AC/DC so my friend told me it be good to get me started. He is a welder certified in different types of welding and has been teaching me some things.[/quote]

Stihl Chainsaw
by JW IN VA (Posted Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:40:25 GMT+5)
The 271 has another 1/2 hp (3.0 to 3.49 ).The weight also increases from 10.1 to 12.3 lbs.The engine on the 250 is 45.4 cc and 50.2 on the 271. The 250 will have a 16" or 18" bar and the 271 will have 16,18 or 20" bars to choose from.
If you Google MS 250 vs MS 271,there are results from Arborsite and the Forestry Forum ( I'm a member of both).Also a video to compare them.
To confuse you further,if you can find a good used 026 or 261 you have the best of both weight and performance in a professional grade saw.
I want to highly recommend you buy a set of chaps made for sawing.Seem high priced but you can buy 8 - 10 pair for an ER co-pay Also learn to file your chain and keep it sharp.Sharp chains on a small saw beat dull chains on a bigger one.

Let us know what you decide on.Happy Sawing.

College FB coaching carousel has began
by bball (Posted Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:34:57 GMT+5)
TexasBred wrote:bball wrote:Houston settles on Applewhite...

He should do them a good job. Good move. Kiffen will find a spot somewhere. He's a good coach.

I think Major is a good fit in their situation. I believe Kiffen is a very good O coordinator; however, I do not trust him as a head coach. Too much bad history. He will most likely have to start at at small program and prove be can get it done there before moving up the food chain..


Selecting beef cattle based on expected progeny difference (EPD) values provides the most accurate selection method currently available to beef producers for economically important traits.

An ionophore is a feed additive used in beef cattle rations to improve feed efficiency and animal gains.
Circle A Angus Ranch, headquartered in Iberia, Mo., was proud to host their 10th Annual Fall Bull & Heifer sale offering 309 head sold on October 15th. The bleachers were full of potential buyers vying for the opportunity to own elite genetics backed by great service by bidding on the 109 bulls, and 200 bred heifers.
Many acronyms are used in the beef cattle industry. Knowing exactly what they represent instead of guessing can be important.
A warm fall day greeted a standing room only crowd of Brangus enthusiasts from five states gathered at Poteet, Texas, for Doguet's Diamond D Sale of Proven Producers.
“When feeder cattle markets are in balance, prices for lighter-weight feeder cattle adjust to account for the cost of gain to put the additional weight on those cattle such that feedlots are relatively indifferent to buying feeder cattle of various weights,” says Derrell Peel, Extension livestock marketing specialist at Oklahoma State University, in his weekly market comments the first week of November.
In many purebred operations, bull sales make up a significant portion of their cash flow. Therefore, bull growth and development is very important to the overall success of their operation. Many cattlemen who produce bulls spend a great amount of time on the genetics they use and their breeding operation. Remember that this genetic potential can never be realized if these animals are not fed and managed properly.
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