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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Building/assembling an AR.........
by Commercialfarmer (Posted Sat, 25 Jun 2016 01:31:32 GMT+5)
What kind of stock are you using?
Ralph Stanley RIP
by LRAF (Posted Sat, 25 Jun 2016 01:24:55 GMT+5)
If I was told correctly on a competition coon hunt one night we hunted across from his place and yes it was steep!
by Bigfoot (Posted Sat, 25 Jun 2016 00:32:53 GMT+5)
I've got a Ruger super Blackhawk somewhere. I guess if I was of a mind to defend myself, it'd be my first choice.
I carry a little snubnosed revolver. It's a little cheapy.
My favorite for just plinking is a single action Heritage Arms 22. Cheap to shoot, and seems accurate.
Late ''Church Buildings''
by Nesikep (Posted Sat, 25 Jun 2016 00:25:19 GMT+5)
Nice pictures... when I *finally* get a chance to take a good pic of the one I have in mind, I'll post it up here
by Nesikep (Posted Sat, 25 Jun 2016 00:08:53 GMT+5)
My great-uncle got caught in a PTO decades ago, he recovered, but not fully.. I keep clear of them, and am particularly mindful of loose clothing... There's dangers around every corner on the farm, and there's always one that'll get you (just the darned trailer hitch on the truck), and hopefully you'll be able to steer clear of the bad ones
First time with AI
by Luckiamute (Posted Sat, 25 Jun 2016 00:01:50 GMT+5)
Congratulations! That's 75 percent and that's a good percentage rate. Best wishes for continued success!
Needing to abort a heifer
by LRAF (Posted Fri, 24 Jun 2016 23:55:35 GMT+5)
So when my daughter fed her heifer last night she failed to latch any gates afterwards. So this morning I get up to find one of her heifers she plans on showing in full blown heat being mounted by the herd bull. She is only 9 months old so a full term pregnancy isn't an option. My question is should I just do 5cc of lutalyse in about a week or do a Lut Dex combination? Never had to abort one before so just wondering what you guys have done/used.
Opinions on Hereford Champion of the World qualifiers
by Duramaxgirl (Posted Fri, 24 Jun 2016 23:54:47 GMT+5)
Thanks for the replies! My avatar is Durango 44u whom I just AI'd all my girls too... So I am pretty excited about my next years calves
Give her another chance?
by js1234 (Posted Fri, 24 Jun 2016 22:58:50 GMT+5)
Muddy wrote::idea: js1234 wrote:Too much labor, swap her out for a cow that does what she's on the payroll to do with less intervention from management.
In your case, we will have no heifers left if we do your way.
If that's the routine on all your heifers you might be better off for it.
Why perpetuate those sorts of headaches?
No need for it, too many good cattle that do their job and earn a living from the first calf.
by Bigfoot (Posted Fri, 24 Jun 2016 22:55:29 GMT+5)
Ive got a steel 3 horse for a run about. Seems fine to me. Good heavy latches and hinges etc.
Show time in Oklahoma!
by DLD (Posted Fri, 24 Jun 2016 22:53:15 GMT+5)
Looks like a good showing - congratulations and best of luck at junior nationals.
John Deere 6310 over heating
by Cabo (Posted Fri, 24 Jun 2016 22:25:07 GMT+5)
This may be a stupid question but have you taken the screen out that is just in front of the radiator and cleaned it? Mine can clog up pretty quickly when I'm baling.
by arkie1 (Posted Fri, 24 Jun 2016 22:21:03 GMT+5)
Some of the fellas around here doing small acreage use drum rollers. Never have run one or really looked at one that close but I know they pull them with smaller tractors. Maybe somebody else could chime in.
by Bigfoot (Posted Fri, 24 Jun 2016 22:05:00 GMT+5)
M-5 wrote:Bigfoot wrote:lavacarancher wrote:Your electrician nailed the problem and a couple folks here got pretty close. I'll try to explain what happened. 220 volts usually requires three wires, two hot and one neutral. Most codes require four wires - one neutral and one ground plus the two hots. If you measure between the two hot wires you will get 220 volts. If you measure between the neutral and one hot you will get 110 volts. OK so far? More than likely your trailer was wired for 110 volts, not 220 volts which means the trailer ONLY used one hot and the neutral (this is where the fourth wire comes in - a ground). If the neutral wire from the distribution panel was connected to the hot 220 volt wire then you would have been supplied with 220 volts. Not good.
I still haven't seen a bill yet, I'm wondering what this little fiasco will end up costing. There was something special about my 12 volt converter. It was like $230 he said. The labor, and the air, I have no idea.
With what you spend on rodeo weekends It will look like a bargain.
Pink Eye is getting started..........
by kenny thomas (Posted Fri, 24 Jun 2016 21:29:28 GMT+5)
It will have something else added to it. They will mix it for me Monday morning. It will treat the whole herd.
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.
CIRCLE A RANCH ANGUS SALE HELD MARCH 19 IN MISSOURI
Circle A Angus Ranch, headquartered in Iberia, Mo., was proud to host their 22nd annual Spring Bull and Heifer sale offering 403 head sold on March 19th.
SPRING WEATHER CONDITIONS CREATE A CHALLENGE FOR FORAGES
A cool, wet spring delayed growth of several summer grasses, but not the weeds that compete for space in fields and pastures across Mississippi.
IT'S THE PITTS -- UNIDENTIFIED FRUITY OBJECT
Besides being a great-granddaughter of the former President, Laura Eisenhower is a professional clairvoyant and spiritual healer who reads Tarot cards and gives astrology readings for a living. In an interview with Fox News Laura said that vegetarians are more apt to see UFO's than meat-eaters because, "we are multidimensional beings and based on our frequency, perceptions and our vibratory levels that we are functioning from, we are going to see things differently."
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.