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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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Snake shot for self defense
by True Grit Farms (Posted Sat, 23 Jul 2016 17:32:02 GMT+5)
I would imagine snake shot to the face would take the fight out of someone. My Glock has a Hornady critical defense cartridge in the chamber followed by 2 rounds of snake shot and 12 more critical defense rounds just in case.



Bad day in the hay field
by 3LEGGED1 (Posted Sat, 23 Jul 2016 17:30:20 GMT+5)
Get that sob up, we have a game to win



Heat- 96 today
by Lucky_P (Posted Sat, 23 Jul 2016 17:29:47 GMT+5)
Heat stress on cattle a significant concern right now. Have seen a half-dozen deaths this week in over-fed/over-finished steers at a local feeding floor, history & samples from a dairy cow submitted to the lab yesterday look pretty typical.

Any time you've got daytime temps well above 85F, and nighttime temps not dropping below 70-74F, cows can't effectively 'dump' heat at night, and the potential is there after 3-4 days of those sort of conditions for some deaths to occur. You absolutely do not want to do anything stressful with them, and no vaccinations at this time! Shade, plenty of clean water, fans(if possible) are pretty important.



strange heifer incident?
by TCRanch (Posted Sat, 23 Jul 2016 17:22:18 GMT+5)
I agree the calf has most likely dropped and she's getting ready. Can't always judge by whether she's springing or bagging, especially with heifers. And as far as the due date, I used a gestation calculator this year and the results (so far) have been 0% accuracy. One calved a day prior & that was the closest to the calculated date.



ford or case?
by cow pollinater (Posted Sat, 23 Jul 2016 17:15:16 GMT+5)
A few years ago I'd have said go with the case. I have one that's a 2012 or so and it's built so lite it's half the tractor that it's supposed to be. Mine is just a 50 horse but it performs more like a 25 horse. It is very nimble for it's size but that's about all it has going for it.



acclimating to fescue
by KR Cattle Co (Posted Sat, 23 Jul 2016 17:09:50 GMT+5)
I checked my mineral tubs and did not see CTC listed. Fescue has been the most common forage in my area since the early days of fescue. During the winter I use the cheap mineral blocks and feed hay that is primarily fescue with no issues. Before the spring green up I put them on a high mag mineral until around the end of April. That is really the only thing I do to avoid issues with fescue. I have brought bulls in that have never had a bite of fescue and have never had an issue. I think we should be careful about leading people to believe cattle in the fescue belt are on low dose antibiotics. I am not saying it does not go. I am saying it is not as common as it sounds in this discussion.



Hvac question
by lavacarancher (Posted Sat, 23 Jul 2016 16:08:02 GMT+5)
Kingfisher wrote:Plugged?? With what?

Most A/C systems have a receiver/DRYER. The dryer part contains a desiccant that when the bag that holds it comes apart the desiccant gets pumped all through the system.



Garden 2016
by ga.prime (Posted Sat, 23 Jul 2016 16:06:57 GMT+5)
Pretty good haul there, HD.



If the world comes to an end, what is in your fridge?
by inyati13 (Posted Sat, 23 Jul 2016 16:00:35 GMT+5)
Wine (Merlot), Butter & Garlic Flavored Croutons, mixed nuts and a bottle of Grand Marnier. None of which have to go in the refrigerator. But I can put them there Kingfisher if those are your rules.



Pictures from work
by callmefence (Posted Sat, 23 Jul 2016 15:45:02 GMT+5)
uplandnut wrote:
This would be the view from my "office"

side shot from the ground of the whole works.

Used to have a fishing buddy did that kinda work. Hot hot azz work...here's to you cowboy:tiphat:



never owned a cow
by pdfangus (Posted Sat, 23 Jul 2016 14:42:00 GMT+5)
I don't know that I can explain it.

and there is always the exception to the rule.

I have some theories....one is that a top growing heifer calf that has all the milk she wants and all the groceries she needs may in fact lay down that fat layer in her udder that impedes udder performance in the future. so those top growing heifers would not milk as well as their middle of the herd peers.

another is that the extremes are never quite as well adapted to the environment...they give a burst of superior performance but then it proves to difficult to maintain...

our natural tendency and 50 years of university teaching say we need to improve the environment....add feed, more fertilizer, better hay, more chemicals, better genetics, more minerals, better minerals, etc...

but two things have occurred to me over the last few decades....university research is not necessarily what it was a generation ago...universities are not what they were a generation ago....they are more about the business of education than the education and a lot of research is sponsored today.

and increases in production are not necessarily highly correlated to increases in sustainability....

like everyone else I like to keep my best heifers....but more years than not the best calf from the heifer class will not be from the top growth rate heifers.



BSE TSE PRION SURVEILLANCE, TESTING, AND SRM REMOVAL UNITED STATE OF AMERICA ...
by flounder (Posted Sat, 23 Jul 2016 14:28:37 GMT+5)
Saturday, July 23, 2016

BOVINE SPONGIFORM ENCEPHALOPATHY BSE TSE PRION SURVEILLANCE, TESTING, AND SRM REMOVAL UNITED STATE OF AMERICA UPDATE JULY 2016

http://bovineprp.blogspot.com/2016/07/b ... y-bse.html

Sunday, July 17, 2016

CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE CWD TSE PRION GLOBAL REPORT UPDATE JULY 17 2016

http://chronic-wasting-disease.blogspot ... prion.html

very important ;

Sunday, July 10, 2016

>>>*** Primary transmission of CWD versus scrapie prions from small ruminants to ovine and cervid PrP transgenic mice ***
http://chronic-wasting-disease.blogspot ... ersus.html

Monday, April 04, 2016

***>>>Limited amplification of chronic wasting disease prions in the peripheral tissues of intracerebrally inoculated cattle
http://chronic-wasting-disease.blogspot ... ronic.html

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Importation of Sheep, Goats, and Certain Other Ruminants [Docket No. APHIS-2009-0095]RIN 0579-AD10

WITH great disgust and concern, I report to you that the OIE, USDA, APHIS, are working to further legalize the trading of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy TSE Pion disease around the globe.

THIS is absolutely insane. it?s USDA INC.

http://scrapie-usa.blogspot.com/2016/07 ... rtain.html

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Chronic Wasting Disease CWD, Scrapie, Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy BSE, TSE, Prion Zoonosis Science History

see history of NIH may destroy human brain collection

http://transmissiblespongiformencephalo ... rapie.html

kind regards, terry



BSE TSE PRION SURVEILLANCE, TESTING, AND SRM REMOVAL UNITED STATE OF AMERICA ...
by flounder (Posted Sat, 23 Jul 2016 14:27:56 GMT+5)
Saturday, July 23, 2016

BOVINE SPONGIFORM ENCEPHALOPATHY BSE TSE PRION SURVEILLANCE, TESTING, AND SRM REMOVAL UNITED STATE OF AMERICA UPDATE JULY 2016

http://bovineprp.blogspot.com/2016/07/b ... y-bse.html

Sunday, July 17, 2016

CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE CWD TSE PRION GLOBAL REPORT UPDATE JULY 17 2016

http://chronic-wasting-disease.blogspot ... prion.html

very important ;

Sunday, July 10, 2016

>>>*** Primary transmission of CWD versus scrapie prions from small ruminants to ovine and cervid PrP transgenic mice ***
http://chronic-wasting-disease.blogspot ... ersus.html

Monday, April 04, 2016

***>>>Limited amplification of chronic wasting disease prions in the peripheral tissues of intracerebrally inoculated cattle
http://chronic-wasting-disease.blogspot ... ronic.html

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Importation of Sheep, Goats, and Certain Other Ruminants [Docket No. APHIS-2009-0095]RIN 0579-AD10

WITH great disgust and concern, I report to you that the OIE, USDA, APHIS, are working to further legalize the trading of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy TSE Pion disease around the globe.

THIS is absolutely insane. it?s USDA INC.

http://scrapie-usa.blogspot.com/2016/07 ... rtain.html

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Chronic Wasting Disease CWD, Scrapie, Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy BSE, TSE, Prion Zoonosis Science History

see history of NIH may destroy human brain collection

http://transmissiblespongiformencephalo ... rapie.html

kind regards, terry



Air Conditioner threats to humanity
by greybeard (Posted Sat, 23 Jul 2016 13:38:44 GMT+5)
I take it Kerry never ingested any spoiled meat or milk.





What are you eating today?
by JMJ Farms (Posted Sat, 23 Jul 2016 13:27:13 GMT+5)
Deer burgers with all the trimmings



And the real reason I married my wife. Her mother made me one of these and now my wife fixes a couple per year. It's a chocolate chip cake. Very moist and absolutely fine. Doubt between my boys and I if it will last through tomorrow.






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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.
WINNER NAMED IN LMA AUCTIONEER CHAMPIONSHIP
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.
TAKE STEPS TO MANAGE EFFECTS OF SUMMER HEAT
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.
GENETRUST@CAVENDER'S NECHES RIVER RANCH SALE HELD
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.
IT'S THE PITTS -- HUH?
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.
DEVELOPING REPLACEMENTS FROM HERD TAKES DEDICATION
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?”
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- COST, COST, COST
At the risk of sounding like the proverbial busted record, while revenue matters to the fortunes of cow-calf operations, cost matters more.
CRIMSON CLASSIC SALE AVERAGES $4,015
The Crimson Classic Santa Gertrudis Sale was held April 30, 2016 in Cullman, Ala.
FOUNDATION WILL FUND ABBA YOUTH IN 2016
At the December 17, 2015 meeting the Brahman Foundation Board agreed to distribute funds to expand opportunities for Brahman youth. In an effort to support youth programs and developing leaders in agriculture, the group allocated $30,000 for use in scholarships, educational opportunities, showmanship and more for the year 2016.
E6 & REGISTERED BEEFMASTER REPLACEMENT FEMALE SALE HELD
The E6 and Registered Beefmaster Replacement Female Sale was held April 24, 2016 in Columbus, Texas.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- ADDING CALF VALUE
“In times of declining cow-calf margins, it is important for producers to evaluate opportunities to enhance calf value while simultaneously managing cost of production,” says Derrell Peel, Extension livestock marketing specialist at Oklahoma State University, in his early-June market comments. Peel uses a variety of surveys and studies to underscore his point.
IT'S THE PITTS -- MY LAST MEAL
Have you ever thought about what you'd like to eat for your last meal?
BRAHMAN "ALL AMERICAN" TO BE HELD IN LOUISIANA
Every year, members of the American Junior Brahman Association gather to compete in a variety of contests, showcasing their skills and their cattle. This year, 250 members from nine states will show off their more than 650 entries. The All American will be held in West Monroe, La., at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center, July 4-9, 2016.
TOOLS ARE AVAILABLE TO IMPROVE FORAGE DIGESTION
At the cow/calf and stocker cattle level, production systems are generally built on forage production, pastures, hay, etc. For these operations forages provide the bulk of the nutrients needed for the animals. In many cases because of inadequate management or simply uncooperative weather patterns, forage quality is not suitable for the pasture and hays to maintain the type of digestibility needed for the animal to extract the needed nutrients.
OCHSNER TO JOIN RED ANGUS TEAM
Red Angus Association of America CEO Tom Brink announced that Katie Ochsner, a native of Torrington, Wyoming, has been hired as a commercial marketing specialist.

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