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 Jeanne - Simme Valley (Posted Fri, 26 May 2017 21:22:33 GMT+5)
Nice, really stout, clean fronted little January. You will have fun with her. I have some Beef Maker cows in the herd - really nice, good uddered. This heifer is probably the cleanest fronted BM I ever had. She's due in January to Classified.
by Bright Raven (Posted Fri, 26 May 2017 21:22:22 GMT+5)
dun wrote:Bright Raven wrote:houstoncutter wrote:Who cares, until they can get a horse that can match Big Red. A horse running almost a half a century ago crushes any horse running today.
Sure wish we would have had hi-def tv when Secretariat was running.
I really enjoyed the Belmont
But the Preakness was somthing too
He was awesome.
by boondocks (Posted Fri, 26 May 2017 21:21:00 GMT+5)
TexasBred wrote:ddd75 wrote:bullsh!t.. they can't come on your property with a no trespassing sign. I'd tell them to get the fvck off your property and that you might feed them next week if you feel like it.
i had my cows get out and instead of actually keeping them off the road or trying to turn them.. people were stopped taking cell phone videos. bunch of idiot yuppies
Pull that crap down here and you'll be in jail and your livestock will be at the sale barn next week. Check might cover your fines but won't rebuild your reputation.
x10. Not the "idiot yuppies" fault your cows got out and if they don't know anything about "turning" cows I sure would rather them take a video than try to "help" and get them running into the next county. And personally, I wouldn't tell animal control that "I'll feed them next week if I feel like it" when they are there to investigate me for (supposedly) not feeding my animals. Seems a bit ill-advised to goad them, however much one might want to....
The Dead South
by Bright Raven (Posted Fri, 26 May 2017 21:14:03 GMT+5)
dun wrote:I expected them to break into this
Yep. They got the look.
Best Angus Bull for Replacement Heifers
by Air gator (Posted Fri, 26 May 2017 21:00:38 GMT+5)
BSE, Which Right Time do you like? Leachman or Hyline?
Are Hoover Dam females feminine?
What do you like about the Reserves and would you take a chance on a heifer with him?
Sold in less than 30 minutes
by True Grit Farms (Posted Fri, 26 May 2017 20:38:16 GMT+5)
Bright Raven wrote:True Grit Farms wrote:Bright Raven wrote:
I will visit you if you can show me some of those Crotalus.
Been a slow year around here so far. I think the one my son killed while turkey hunting has been it. I think they've been living in the creek bottom since it's been so dry?
You guys seem like you have been dry for several years.
Its been tough since 2012, we started another drought yesterday hopefully it'll break soon.
by jerry27150 (Posted Fri, 26 May 2017 20:34:15 GMT+5)
yes it should kill them too
What is hereditary from a cow
by Nesikep (Posted Fri, 26 May 2017 20:32:16 GMT+5)
can always give it a try
Is it just me
by Bright Raven (Posted Fri, 26 May 2017 20:26:37 GMT+5)
Cross-7 wrote:As I said I know a little about TB and wish now I'd never responded
You can ask for forgiveness but you can never take it back.
I know all about that. I am not talking petty stuff on CT.
Problem aiing of course my favorite new heifer
by Jeanne - Simme Valley (Posted Fri, 26 May 2017 20:09:48 GMT+5)
She turned two years old in March. How long have you owned her? That is the first thing I do when I go thru a catalog. Check age vs pregnancy. If she was not due to calve by 26 months old, I would NEVER buy her. Why buy breeding problems?
Worming on breed day
by Jeanne - Simme Valley (Posted Fri, 26 May 2017 20:00:31 GMT+5)
Use Safeguard drench if you want to be safer. Although, I do like to use Valbazen but I would not use it at breeding, simply because it definitely says not to use first 45 days of pregnancy.
Any one else use this protocol?
by Jeanne - Simme Valley (Posted Fri, 26 May 2017 19:56:46 GMT+5)
If in standing heat at the time of breeding, I would definitely use GNRH
by BigBear (Posted Fri, 26 May 2017 18:23:58 GMT+5)
I had a bad groundhog problem at my place when we bought it 5 years ago. I shot as many as possible with my trusty .22 Marlin and had great success with cat food in a live trap. Must have caught 20 that way. Had a couple so big I could barely pull them out. Had to been 20-25 lbs. Not even sure how they got in there!
by slick4591 (Posted Fri, 26 May 2017 17:28:12 GMT+5)
Mechanic was mumbling something about a sensor and said it would take time to run it down. I've been Googling the problem with no luck.
by cow pollinater (Posted Fri, 26 May 2017 17:25:13 GMT+5)
You'll see variation from batch to batch. It's perfectly normal.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- SQUIRRELED AWAY
Hooter's old friend, Uncas Bingelmeyer was usually more carefree than the owner of a new credit card at a discount store. Today, though, he watched the scenery speed by as if they were approaching doom instead of Tulsa.
PLAN PROPERLY TO MANAGE YEARLING HEIFER BREEDING
Developing and breeding yearling heifers can be equally rewarding and frustrating. The process is too timely and costly to land anywhere short of success. The technology around estrus synchronization continues to evolve and improve. However, the best protocols alone are not enough to create high pregnancy rates. It requires meticulous planning to properly execute the synchronization protocol and nutrition programs. It all matters when fighting for a few percentage points.
WELL-DESIGNED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM REQUIRES PLANNING
Every business has (or should have) a means of measuring and analyzing the various factors that play a role in overall performance and profitability as well as to help in decision making. Cattle operations are no different.
LOOK FOR SIGNS TO REDUCE AND HANDLE HEAT STRESS
Warmer temperatures are quickly approaching, and that means livestock producers should start considering how to help their animals handle the heat.
BLACK INK -- ARE WE THERE YET?
We were bringing a little preschool friend out to our house for the afternoon. She was a town kid and about every three miles, she'd ask, Are we ALMOST there?
IT'S THE PITTS -- HOW TO LOAD A HORSE
Here is the correct way to load a horse.
GIVE YOUNG WILDLIFE SPACE TO GROW
Spring is a glorious time of year. Flowers and leaves are not the only signs of new life. Plenty of food and warmer weather make this the perfect time for wildlife to mate and raise their offspring.
BLACK INK -- ARE YOU ON TRACK?
Biology says it takes two years from the day you breed cows till their calves can be harvested for beef or join the breeding herd to calve as two-year-olds. Decisions before, after and during any two-year span can make a big difference.
NATIONAL JUNIOR ANGUS SHOW TO BE HELD IN DES MOINES
Come win with the Angus team in Des Moines, Iowa, at this year's National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.
ALABAMA BCIA ANNOUNCES PUREBRED PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Clanton, Ala. The Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association (BCIA) named Hillside Angus Farm, Dale and Judy Parris of Albertville as the 2016 Purebred Producer of the Year at the Alabama BCIA 2017 Annual Meeting held in Jemison on March 11.
LAST YEAR'S DROUGHT MAY AFFECT THIS YEAR'S HAY
Starkville, Miss. -- Last year's drought will likely affect this year's hay acreage in Mississippi.
IT'S THE PITTS -- MY FAVORITE FIRES
First, let me state for the record that I am NOT a cowboy poet. I don't have the mustache or the wardrobe for it.
HAVE PLAN IN PLACE WHEN UNEXPECTED COW LOSS OCCURS
It happens. If you own cattle, at some point you will drive out in the pasture and you'll find one with all four feet in the air, or maybe very close to it.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- CONSUMERS ARE DRIVING PACKER CHANGES
Ultimately, consumers determine what enters and exits the harvest facilities of the nation's largest meat packers. Consumer demand determines which meats they'll consume in terms of quantity and price, or if they'll consume meat at all.
CONTROL FLIES TO AVOID PINKEYE PROBLEMS
We were fortunate this year to have quite a mild winter in the southeast. The grass is growing and we are getting some much-needed rain to fill the ponds that dried up during last year's drought. Unfortunately, along with warmer weather come the flies and various problems associated with the little pests. Severe fly infestations have been associated with increased incidence of pinkeye, or infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis (IBK).