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Florida's cattle industry ranks in the top 15 in the US. It is mostly cow/calf production with very little feedyard or processing capacity. Florida's ranchers are comitted to conservation of the states natural resources. Cattle producers provide jobs for state residents and support a wide variety of businesses such as feed companies, equipment dealers and fertilizer manufacturers. Additionally, Florida's ranchers are strong supporters of Florida's youth. From county fairs to scholarship contests, they have worked hard to give back to theie communities.

Real estate developers are quickly buying up what is left of Florida's pristine ranch land. In an industry with historically low profit margins, it is hard for a rancher to give up cash bonanza for selling their land.

Florida once was a farm rich state, but with continued population growth and development, it is becoming a more urbanized region each year.

The Florida Cattlemen's Association works to create a greater understanding among Florida citizens of the problems faced by cattle ranchers and fact that rural and urban interests are interconnected and interdependent.

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by dun (Posted Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:45:43 GMT+5)
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.



Free after 27 years
by djinwa (Posted Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:26:13 GMT+5)
Ryder wrote:What if he had been executed for murder he did not commit?
This is one of the reasons I am opposed to capital punishment.
It is just to dangerous.

Even if there is no doubt, we can't get capital punishment. Too much money made by prison industry, lawyers, judges, etc.

We had a guy in this area who tied up a family, beat the mom, dad and older brother to death with a hammer, then took little sister and brother to the woods and raped, tortured them, and killed the boy. He videotaped it. The jury watched the video. Twelve years later he is still alive.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_E._Duncan_III


Also had a guy a couple years ago pull a gun from a cop and kill him. It was on cop's body cam. Just convicted, sentenced to death. Doubt it will ever happen.



Fencing
by Askme42 (Posted Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:25:35 GMT+5)
kenny thomas wrote:First question ius where is your water gonna be. Are you running water to each paddock After its fenced?
Likely I will be. There's a pond at the north side of that brown area and one just west of the 2.3 acres marked area.


The working area or what's left of it is all of the way in the south east corner of this picture.



Hereford x Longhorn ?
by Ky hills (Posted Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:19:03 GMT+5)
I would be happy if they did have some Jersey influence in them, had some 1/2 Hereford, Jersey cows from my calf raising days, they were good. Some were brindle, with white face and some just rwf. Now that I think about it one of them had a calf from an Angus bull that had a similar pattern around her muzzle.



Special place in HADIES for this lady
by zirlottkim (Posted Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:15:56 GMT+5)
There are some sure enough sick people in the world. Maybe demonic would be a better word. http://www.foxnews.com/story/2008/01/09 ... ridge.html From 2008 but I well remember the morning. Freezing cold morning and this demon threw his 4 kids, one at a time, off the Dauphin Island bridge and they fell 80 ft to their death. Youngest was 4 months old. He is serving a life sentence. "Bullet behind the ear" is too good for him.



Nontypical No Till Drills
by Stocker Steve (Posted Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:13:47 GMT+5)
Have had very variable results with no till drilling into sod. I would find someone with the same drill, and the same types of sod grass(es), to minimize confusion.



Buyer fee
by Nesikep (Posted Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:05:30 GMT+5)
I think it depends on what the animals are for.. If you want to get stockers, etc that you're going to put some weight on, Order buyers REALLY know that part of the trade and can get you what you want.

If you're looking for replacement cows and heifers, then that's where you have to make the decision because you're not getting rid of them in a few months, you'll be looking at them and their offspring for years.



Contest - 'Photoshop'
by alisonb (Posted Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:51:36 GMT+5)
Thanks. Here is Gimp's online version if you don't want to download - https://www.rollapp.com/app/gimp#/app/gimp/modal



Breaking the amniotic sac?
by Putangitangi (Posted Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:37:47 GMT+5)
If you're going in to help a cow calve and the calf's sac isn't out yet, how do you (do you?) break it before putting ropes/chains on the calf's legs to get it out?
Often when I've gone to help, the bag is already broken, so I am in direct contact with the legs and can work with them more easily but the other night, couldn't quite work out what to do when I couldn't break the bag. Didn't want to try going in there with something pointy!



A few of our 2017 fall calves
by Backbone Ranch (Posted Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:30:27 GMT+5)
Thank you for all of the comments! I am really excited to see how these calves turn out.

kenny thomas wrote:What's the frame score of your cows.
Most of our herd is in the frame 3-5 realm. The cows that are threes are a little shorter than I like, so we are really shooting for a frame 4 or so. As I say this, our best cow for a number of years was a 1250 lb, frame 3 cow that consistently produced the best calves every year. The first and third first-calf heifers pictured are right around a frame 4.

frieghttrain wrote:I've always liked that first ones dam. Great pictures and cattle
We really like her dam too. She is probably our best first-calf heifer when it comes to a combination of milking ability, mothering ability, and overall phenotype. I believe that we will be breeding 4 or 5 cows to her sire, Cadella Park Golden Boy, next year in hopes of getting a few more like her on the ground.



A.J.
by kerley (Posted Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:21:46 GMT+5)




Finally back online
by Nesikep (Posted Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:21:24 GMT+5)
should update CT with your new location!
Glad you're back!



Gert Bull
by Backbone Ranch (Posted Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:18:17 GMT+5)
That is one of the best Gert bulls I have seen in quite some time. I hope that he sires some nice calves for you.



Potential bargain
by Dave (Posted Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:57:59 GMT+5)
Thomas Angus raise some real good cattle. I wouldn't be afraid of any bull that comes from them.



Working Longer
by Dave (Posted Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:45:46 GMT+5)
I retired from the 9 to 5 job back the first of April. I tell people highly recommend retirement. I have stayed busy doing what I want to do. In fact I wonder how I ever had time to go to work. I had bought a boat because I figured I would have time to go fishing once I retired. I used it once since retiring. I see people who retire and pull up a chair in front of the TV. The majority of those people last a year maybe two. Between my pension and SS I take home almost as much as I did when working so money isn't an issue. Once again I highly recommend retirement.




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