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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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New antibiotic rules for 2016
by BK9954 (Posted Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:39:40 GMT+5)
Bigfoot wrote:I wish I could get draxxin for $360 a hundred. Paying $405 now. I shutter to think what they would charge me for a dose.
I get screwed on that, still cant find someone to sell me a bottle.



Interesting read on a terrorist mindset
by backhoeboogie (Posted Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:26:54 GMT+5)
Actions speak louder than words. They expect to cut to the front of the line in front of infidels. I've seen it. Catered meals and work and they walk to the front. People call them out and the tempers flare.

Flushing the toilet is beneath their level.

Heck I have brought a bag of figs to work and given them to friends. Had a muslim tell me to bring the whole bag to him, "you bring to me, I give". Me giving them out on the table to friends was offensive as it was to be his charge to dole out MY figs.

I can go on and on. Logic is out the window. We are infidels. Lower than the lowest life forms in their eyes. That is their upbringing. That's what they have lived their whole lives.



Mixing wcs and whole corn
by callmefence (Posted Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:26:19 GMT+5)
Caustic Burno wrote:Best way to use it or put it out is let the Mrs do it. It is unorthodox but who am I to complain.


I've tried that and it was a complete failure.

Your feeding free choice and using salt as a limiter. And using csm .Would that work with whole cottonseed..?



Liquid feed... Anybody ever
by Craig (Posted Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:24:12 GMT+5)
Hahaha! It's supposed to get cold enough that it should be frozen before it will hit the ground. Sugar stinks when you burn it, glazes the chimney too!



Outboard Boat Motors
by Chuckie (Posted Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:13:50 GMT+5)
Is a Yamaha belt or chain driven?



Blessings or Karma
by Chuckie (Posted Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:03:23 GMT+5)
That is such a good looking gun, that I had to make sure my brother saw it as well.



Charlais x bremahn crosses
by Caustic Burno (Posted Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:57:11 GMT+5)
The biggest positive I saw on my neighbors besides a fine calf was their udders held up well over the years.
Some of the finest calves I ever saw was when he put a Hereford bull on them. I bought one off the trailer when I was hauling for him. Now she is dog gentle except with a new little one she will get in your back pocket.



Breeding count/heat
by talltimber (Posted Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:15:49 GMT+5)
How many times will a bull cover a cow per heat in a pasture setting?

In a one on one lot setting?



Frderal 410 handgun self defense loads?
by True Grit Farms (Posted Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:11:26 GMT+5)
dun wrote:Shotgun or handgun I feel depends on the application. If I lived in a house with other people I would far prefer a shotgun. Less of a chance of a stray penetrating a wall and doing damage but very effective at those kind of close ranges against a single or even multiple assailants. If I had to shoot through a car door or window the handgun (or even better a rifle) would be my choice. I think that is part of the reason "The Judge" has become so popular. Sadly a lot of the hype and horse schitt about selve defence is from people relying on movies for their information/ifeas.

So very true, and I agree with everything in that post. I feel self-defense is within 10 to15 feet of me, and at that range I'll take a high brass #4 every time.
http://m.hornady.com/store/410-Critical-Defense-Ammo/
This is what I prefer for my last 4 rounds. You need to try these CB, a 125gr 38+p load won't stop a shark in it's tracks ever. The Hornady will most of the time, and a high brass #4 will every time. I've shot hundreds of sharks with my 338 to a 22. And nothing will stop them like a high brass #4 or #6 shot from a 12 ga. This is real life and no BS.



NolanCountyAG
by slick4591 (Posted Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:11:06 GMT+5)




Aluminium Stock Trailer ?
by talltimber (Posted Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:01:00 GMT+5)
Aaron wrote:Get a Wilson if your going aluminum. At least 7' wide. Resale is terrible on 6' trailers for good reason.

But I have seen so many aluminum rear doors shake to pieces that I will never go for one. Gravel roads and rocky pastures are no good for them. Steel forever.

I don't believe I would go with an aluminum stock trailer either. One reason is that I can weld on a steel trailer if I need to.

My sil is talking about getting one. Combination stock/double deck hog setup in a Wilson.



Surprised
by Caustic Burno (Posted Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:51:59 GMT+5)
greybeard wrote:dun wrote:I think it's because other then you CB, not many on these boards were active during WWII
I was just a gleam in my daddy's eye at that time.
A lot of our generation wouldn't be here if they hadn't made it home.



Rio Nutrition lick tubs
by TexasBred (Posted Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:41:50 GMT+5)
Amo wrote:I agree, she is designed to eat roughage. Just I always had the impression with the bypass protein in DDG, you got a pretty good bang for you buck from that. Both are pretty reasonably priced. I did like feeding alfalfa last year. If they clean up the stems, thats a plus!
Don't concern yourself with bypass protein.



College FB coaching carousel has began
by greybeard (Posted Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:40:51 GMT+5)
Or maybe they did not..
https://twitter.com/HunterYurachek/stat ... 6465300481



TB
by Caustic Burno (Posted Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:40:36 GMT+5)
I might be stuck it is nasty this morning
42 drizzling rain wind blowing.
If I run out of propane I am stuck with a long wet walk to the mule of about 3/4 mile. This rain needs to move on.







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EPDS PROVIDE THE MOST ACCURATE SELECTION METHOD
Selecting beef cattle based on expected progeny difference (EPD) values provides the most accurate selection method currently available to beef producers for economically important traits.

WILL IONOPHORES BE AFFECTED BY REGULATION CHANGES?
An ionophore is a feed additive used in beef cattle rations to improve feed efficiency and animal gains.
CIRCLE A ANGUS HOSTS 10TH ANNUAL FALL SALE
Circle A Angus Ranch, headquartered in Iberia, Mo., was proud to host their 10th Annual Fall Bull & Heifer sale offering 309 head sold on October 15th. The bleachers were full of potential buyers vying for the opportunity to own elite genetics backed by great service by bidding on the 109 bulls, and 200 bred heifers.
DON'T GUESS AT ACRONYMS USED IN BEEF CATTLE BUSINESS
Many acronyms are used in the beef cattle industry. Knowing exactly what they represent instead of guessing can be important.
DOGUET'S DIAMOND D BRANGUS SALE HELD OCTOBER 15
A warm fall day greeted a standing room only crowd of Brangus enthusiasts from five states gathered at Poteet, Texas, for Doguet's Diamond D Sale of Proven Producers.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- ADDING OPPORTUNITY AND RISK WITHOUT WEIGHT
“When feeder cattle markets are in balance, prices for lighter-weight feeder cattle adjust to account for the cost of gain to put the additional weight on those cattle such that feedlots are relatively indifferent to buying feeder cattle of various weights,” says Derrell Peel, Extension livestock marketing specialist at Oklahoma State University, in his weekly market comments the first week of November.
BULL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT ARE IMPORTANT
In many purebred operations, bull sales make up a significant portion of their cash flow. Therefore, bull growth and development is very important to the overall success of their operation. Many cattlemen who produce bulls spend a great amount of time on the genetics they use and their breeding operation. Remember that this genetic potential can never be realized if these animals are not fed and managed properly.
IT'S THE PITTS -- AN APP FOR THAT
Here are ten smartphone apps that we desperately need some geek to create:
SOUTHERN CONNECTION CHAROLAIS SALE AVERAGES $2,765
The Southern Connection Charolais Sale was held October 19, 2016 in Calhoun, Ga.
REPLACEMENTS SHOULD BE HELD TO HIGH STANDARDS
As autumn makes its debut across the Empire State of the South, many spring-calving operations have been, or are in the process of, weaning; and in a few months, producers will be sorting through females and deciding which ladies get a job offer and which get shown the door.
BLACK INK -- LIMITS? WHAT LIMITS?
Your cows may be held in by fences, but there are few limits on where you go or what you can do with the herd. Perceived barriers these days are just untested assumptions where imagination and technology are opening new gates.
BE SELECTIVE WHEN CHOOSING REPLACEMENT FEMALES
Spiraling cattle prices in recent weeks are not leaving much wiggle room when it comes to marketing calves and replacement females to fit current trends, according to cattle experts.
BE AWARE OF THE PROS AND CONS OF USING DARTS IN CATTLE
Darts - also known as remote drug delivery devices or RDD devices - are frequently used in wildlife to tranquilize animals for research, or when a wild animal strays into a populated area such as a city or neighborhood. They are also gaining popularity among beef stocker growers who have cattle on extensive grazing.
TOWN CREEK FARM BRANGUS BULLS AVERAGE $4,435
Cattlemen from the southern U.S. resoundingly endorsed the value of the Town Creek Farm genetic program at the Town Creek Farm Sale, Saturday, October 15, 2016, near West Point, Miss.
IT'S THE PITTS -- BULLISH
For years purebred bull breeders didn't get paid what they deserved for making such a big investment in better genetics, so I'm glad to see them finally getting paid handsomely for their better bulls.

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