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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Buy land or fund an IRA?
by Cross-7 (Posted Thu, 26 May 2016 11:47:32 GMT+5)
Maybe so and I'm not lumping government in as a whole but certain people/groups/ideologies
Hitler, Stalin, North Korea
I'm about to give up.
by Red Bull Breeder (Posted Thu, 26 May 2016 11:44:02 GMT+5)
I don't think I have ever seen grass wasted. I would rather have extra grass than not enough.
by M-5 (Posted Thu, 26 May 2016 11:39:56 GMT+5)
skyhightree1 wrote:He needs to get his nads back she's took them
SKY , You and I agree but sadly a vast majority of the population are castrated males. I see now why they need to use the womans restroom. They don't have enough balls to qualify as men.
Convince me Vaccinations are/are not necessary
by Cross-7 (Posted Thu, 26 May 2016 11:24:59 GMT+5)
Just another twist on the vaccinations and the ramifications of not vaccinating or preparing your cattle for the next phase.
If the stocker or feeder has less trouble with sickness and good gain on them it helps him be profitable, stay in business and pay more for your cattle
The other side is poor gains due to sickness, med cost, death loss and poor profits which means he has factor that in when buying your calves
by tom4018 (Posted Thu, 26 May 2016 11:22:17 GMT+5)
skyhightree1 wrote:I see there still selling bottle babies for 550-600 bucks ... No thanks
Not going have much profit in them.
Good Western Novelist
by Cross-7 (Posted Thu, 26 May 2016 11:16:51 GMT+5)
Two bits a day, good ol boys and smiling country trilogy are my favorite Kelton books
Is he a dwarf?
by Son of Butch (Posted Thu, 26 May 2016 11:13:20 GMT+5)
webercattle wrote:This is my first question....
His parents are both black Angus. Is he a dwarf?
Any opinions are appreciated! Just wondering what y'all think.
No, I think he is a midget, not a dwarf.
In my opinion Bulldozer is as cute as all get out.
In my opinion only his sire was not black angus. Judging by his long hair, muscling and short neck, a docile crossbred
perhaps his sire was a California Red x Texel
below are a couple of links to let all decide on whether I am right or not
As you can see I am open minded so feedback is welcome...
Bathroom dilemma for the wife or daughter.
by Bestoutwest (Posted Thu, 26 May 2016 11:00:06 GMT+5)
OldCrow wrote:I'm late to the Dance but couldn't help but get in on the topic.
however, when I have a clear mind not clouded with anger about the last two I will choose to ignore to an extent and shelter my children and teach them Godly values that I believe are right.
I won't disagree that our media is very polarized, and pushes its agenda. The difference that I see, though, is that it comes from both sides of the aisle.
As for response to everything else: You say they push their agenda on you. What if the same argument could be said for you? You personally believe that it's a sin (which I'm not saying is either right or wrong, we're all allowed our opinions as long as no one's rights are infringed upon). Does everyone else feel the same way as you do? It's obvious that they don't. However, if one that believes it's a sin is fighting to keep homosexuals from getting married, isn't that pushing the agenda of the religious on to those who feel homosexuals should be allowed to get married? I think the biggest thing here is perspective. It all depends on what side of the argument you're on.
And yes, it was respectfully from you, Old Crow. I appreciate the lack of name calling and insinuation of a lack of intelligence. I wish I could say the same for others, but even though you and I will not agree on this one, it will be respectfully so that we shall disagree. From all accounts, you are a gentleman.
curved fences vs?
by hillbilly beef man (Posted Thu, 26 May 2016 10:32:06 GMT+5)
dun wrote:Brute 23 wrote:As many corners as it takes to do it right
A friend of mine says that a hay field with less then 9 corners is considered square
I would be tickled to have one that straight.
Not sure if this is really art, but I like it
by Bestoutwest (Posted Thu, 26 May 2016 10:03:00 GMT+5)
Of course it does. Tim Cox has become a very rich man from stuff like that. Art is art, doesn't matter the subject matter.
Need Help - Cow possibly sick after calfing. (with pictures)
by TCRanch (Posted Thu, 26 May 2016 09:32:02 GMT+5)
Is there anyone on the island that can help you, preferably with knowledge of dairy cattle?
I have thankfully never had experience with Ketosis or DA so I'm not qualified to offer advise/suggestions on either but it appears to be the most likely scenario. Woody Tongue is generally characterized by excessive drooling, the tongue is hard & you will see lesions or nodules. The preferred treatment is sodium iodide via IV but it can be treated with tetracycline (LA300) although not as effective.
remember when you had imagination like this?
by Jogeephus (Posted Thu, 26 May 2016 08:42:43 GMT+5)
Yeah, I remember the days.
by ClinchValley (Posted Thu, 26 May 2016 08:38:42 GMT+5)
We are rain rich right now. Got hay on the ground. Forecasted weather was clear all week with a slight chance tomorrow. Wouldn't you know, it's been raining this morning!
Has rained almost every day here this month.
I do lawn care for a living, its been pretty tough getting everything mowed in a week.
Howdy from Nebraska
by NECowboy (Posted Thu, 26 May 2016 08:37:28 GMT+5)
mooo wrote::welcome: new here myself
Welcome, are you new to ranching? What type of cattle do you run?
24DB and Clover
by ClinchValley (Posted Thu, 26 May 2016 08:36:09 GMT+5)
I ran 125 gallons of Amine mix on Monday as a test. Went to check it this morning, it somewhat affected the clover, but nothing like it did on buttercups and the like. I must say, I am pretty sure i mixed it strong. And put it down thick.
Maybe the BD isn't necessary. Of course, timing could have something to do with it.
Thanks for the insight
PRODUCERS SHOULD EVALUATE VALUE OF CREEP FEEDING
n the last issue we started a discussion concerning creep feeding and an ongoing evaluation of the value of this practice in cow-calf production. The main question the producer has to ask is if I decide to creep feed my calves will this result in higher weaning weights and will it be profitable?
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- WINDSHIELD ECONOMICS
Hooter was riding shotgun with Peetie Womack on the way back home from a feedlot where Peetie was checking on some of his cattle.
GENETRUST AT SUHN CATTLE COMPANY BULLS AVERAGE $5,863
Blue skies, blustery winds and Brangus bulls welcomed customers and friends of GENETRUST to the Flint Hills in Eureka, Kansas, on March 22, 2016 for the 24th annual installment of the event hosted by the Suhn family, in what has become one of the premier Brangus events of the year.
BLACK INK -- BEYOND THE BURNING HAIR
Our electric branding iron hangs high on a barn wall, bought on impulse 35 years ago but not used in 30. We freeze brand our replacement heifers though.
IT'S THE PITTS -- MOTHER NATURE, FATHER TIME
Women are nature, men are time. Women are beautiful like a Maui sunset or a forest of pine wearing a fresh blanket of snow, while men are as timeless as Shakespeare, Michelangelo and Da Vinci.
GRASS-FED BEEF CONFERENCE TO BE HELD MAY 26-27, 2016
With consumer interest heightening about where their food comes from, grass-fed beef producers will have the opportunity to learn more about marketing opportunities and production trends during a May 26-27 conference in College Station.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT - DECLINING PRICES MAGNIFY COST FOCUS
Expenses won't come down as fast as commodity prices, says Stan Bevers, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. Cow-calf expenses won't come down as fast as cow-calf prices. 2016 will have lower calf prices but not to the extent it will affect these higher expenses. During 2017, expenses still will not be coming down, where calf prices will be in their second year of decline. That's what concerns me.
CONSIDER PROS AND CONS BEFORE CREEP FEEDING
Creep feeding of calves while still on the cow has been a management tool used for years by the cow-calf producer. The value and profitability of this practice has been long debated as well. So when producers ask if it is something worth considering, I give them the stock nutritionist's answer: well, it depends.
LITTLE W CHAROLAIS HOLDS PRODUCTION SALE
Little W Charolais held their 6th annual production sale on March 26, 2016 at the farm in Lebanon, Tenn.
EGYPTIAN VET STUDIES AT MISSISSIPPI STATE
New research techniques learned at Mississippi State University through a scholar exchange program will help a cattle veterinarian from Egypt as she pursues a doctoral education in food safety.
DEER ANTLERS MAY HOLD HEALTH SECRETS
Each spring the woods are littered with antlers as deer shed their old racks to make way for new sets, and these sheds may reveal hidden health problems in the bucks that drop them.
CLEMSON EXTENSION OFFERS CATTLEMEN'S BOOT CAMP
Gaven and April Hammett want to expand their cattle operation and are looking to Clemson University for the information they need.
EARLY SPRING CAN BE A CHALLENGING NUTRITIONAL TIME FOR SPRING CALVING
Late winter and early spring is the most challenging time of the year for the nutrition of the spring-calving beef cows.
SALACOA VALLEY FARM'S SALE HELD MARCH 24TH
Balmy spring weather and multidimensional cattle were on hand for the Salacoa Valley Farm Customer Appreciation Sale.
IT'S THE PITTS -- THE TRIPLICATE THEORY
Have you ever noticed how bad luck always travels in threes? I'm warning you, if the cows get out on the road and then the water well goes dry I'd stay in the house, pull your shades and not answer the phone if I were you. Be very, very careful.