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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Has anyone ever tried All natural rabbit tea fertilizer
by M-5 (Posted Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:07:13 GMT+5)
ive used it in a garden but any large scale application is not feesable , can you imagine the number of rabbits it would take to fertilize a decent sized pasture or hayfield
How much gun control is needed?
by bball (Posted Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:00:17 GMT+5)
At the risk of sounding insensitive, and this is not my intent, but has anyone paused to put the school shootings into perspective? Does anyone realize just exactly what a skewed perspective we are being fed by the media? These shootings get tremendous media coverage and guns are attacked, when 17 or 13 or even 20 school aged children are killed by one of these lunatics. The much harsher reality is that the number of adolescent victims of shootings is a small fraction of the number of adolescents that will die this year due to drug and alcohol use. When you look at the tremendous number of schools in this country and compare that to the very limited number of occurrences of these events, it's amazing really. It is a tragedy and my heart breaks for the children and their families. I have school aged children still. Reality is this: my children have a much higher probability of be killed driving and texting, drug overdose or alcohol related death then being killed by a school mate with a firearm. But the media coverage stirs the emotional response and guns become the focus and becomes the point of contention between 2 ineffective political parties. Take away the assault rifles; then shot guns will be next, or any other means that a kid that wants to hurt someone will use. Ever been in the parking lot when school let's out? A lunatic with a vehicle could hurt a lot of kids very quickly. We, as a whole, have lost sight of reality, and now we reap the consequences...
Defined Breeding Season (or not)
by Lazy M (Posted Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:59:40 GMT+5)
The way that our local stockyards operate, you're leaving money on the table if you don't have defined, tight calving periods. The larger groups that match up to sell together make substantially more money than singles or a handful. If you have enough to put pot loads together, you'll really rake in extra $
Age Limit on Social Media
by Brute 23 (Posted Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:58:47 GMT+5)
To every one who has used more govt regulation as a reason... answer the questions above.
How old should you be to buy a handgun?
Go to a strip club?
If y'all are for no government regulation and letting parents decide should we do away with all of these laws also?
20 years ago today.......
by Farm Fence Solutions (Posted Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:53:31 GMT+5)
It's too wet to be productive, so my wife and I are headed to the city to visit Dad and Grandpa. The boss want's to walk through the boat show too, so I'll keep you posted on the quality of the $8 beer. Grandpa has a tear in his gallbladder, and is fighting some infection with it. He is, unfortunately, too weak for surgery. He's had a few good days this past week, but Dad thinks he's fading. Last week, while meeting with Grandpa's doctors, my Dad's brother started to feel off a bit, and excused himself to the nurses station. They immediately took him to the ER, and then admitted him........He had a stroke. Thankfully, he will recover, and luckily he is a veteran and happened to be at the VA hospital when it happened. He's already had a heart attack and stints, and he's younger than Dad.
Custom Hay work
by M-5 (Posted Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:52:33 GMT+5)
ddd75 wrote:I have people come out here all the time that want to help for free. they just want to be out in the country and be away. I know a guy who has a doctor come out and help him all the time for free, just to get away from his job and patients.
I can post a CL ad and in 30 minutes have 10 people ready to work for 8 bucks an hour.. and a few of those will be good..
I can get some raking help if needed from several people in exchange for a few rolls of hay .
OHP in Angus
by Son of Butch (Posted Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:51:42 GMT+5)
Of all the identified carrier traits ohp is of the least concern.
Mud and Muck
by ga.prime (Posted Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:39:23 GMT+5)
It was 87 degrees here yesterday and hasn't rained in two weeks
Midland Bull Test
by Jake (Posted Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:22:46 GMT+5)
Not yet but would like to. He was a stud at birth and just kept getting better. Look forward to seeing his video. What was the dam side of the two you purchased?
The boss hates to fly!
She?s a full sister to 4136
Gripple contractor tool
by Farm Fence Solutions (Posted Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:00:48 GMT+5)
Chocolate Cow2 wrote:Farm Fence Solutions....Thank You for the offer. I spoke for 3 rolls of StayTuff from a local Mom & Pop place and I want to keep my word with them. You answered my question about there being something better. I'll know better next time.
No problem. You could do a whole lot worse than Stay Tuff, and I'm sure that you'll get along fine with it.
Rectal prolapse opinions.
by angus9259 (Posted Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:56:23 GMT+5)
Lucasbranham wrote:I was curious if she was possibly stitched too tight.
Thanks again for all the help.
My vet recommends being able to pass three fingers through the hole when stitched. I prefer 4. You usually don't need much of a stitch to keep the prolapse in and, as you learned, stitching too tight creates another kind of prolapse.
Teachers with guns
by Bright Raven (Posted Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:54:46 GMT+5)
Hunter wrote:Bright Raven wrote:Hunter wrote:How many states allow individuals to carry without passing a test?
I could carry in Missouri without taking a CC test. I don't think I am allowed to carry across state lines though.
Yes you are. Look up reciprocity.
You should get a CC permit in Denver! I think I went through a week of nightly classes, then a Saturday with an individual instructor on the range, then a sit down interview with the Denver Police Dept.
Edited to add: maybe getting a permit should be like that everywhere. It would weed out a lot of people who do not have the proficiency that is needed to carry a concealed weapon.
I believe I did and here is an article that spells out gun rights...if it is correct.
https://www.lakeexpo.com/news/lake_news ... 8d618.html
Permitless carry is only allowed in a handful of states. But, I have been told that there is a bill that has been proposed to congress that would allow.
I thought Missouri had already passed permitless carry.
by farmguy (Posted Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:40:52 GMT+5)
"The further north you get it is impossible to graze anything once you get a good cold stretch in November and some snow on the ground plus having to deal with winter elements."
I hate to contradict anyone but I am in central Minnesota and we graze stockpiled warm season grasses and cover crops all winter. farmguy
Salt as limiter - bulk feed ratio
by callmefence (Posted Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:38:55 GMT+5)
This year winter with unusual cold and dry conditions there was a lack of our usual winter Grass.
The cows out on dry standing grass and tubs started looking a little rough. I think they weren't able to get enough consumption from the tubs. So we mixed one part salt and two parts cottonseed meal and put it out free choice. How much good it's doing is to soon to say. They eat it. They seem to be holding their own.... maybe even looking better.
by grandlake (Posted Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:35:31 GMT+5)
I did contact the vet and gave it a shot of Resflor. I will give another shot in 48 hrs.
IT'S THE PITTS -- YOU MAY BE A TOOL NUT IF . . .
There's nobody I admire more than someone who knows their tools, unless it's someone who also collects them.
MANAGE PAIN IN HERD TO INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY
Cattle experience pain. Even though they can be very good at disguising it, they do. Pain can come from injury, age (arthritis), natural activity (calving), disease or common management practices.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- TRANSITIONAL YEAR AHEAD
Arguably, this year is shaping up to be a year of transition from market realignment and balancing to what passes for normalcy in the modern age.
PLANNED BREEDING SCHEDULE PAYS DIVIDENDS
Financial opportunities can be found in designing strong breeding and forage/ pasture plans for beef cattle herds, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist.
BEEFMASTER BULLS INCLUDED IN BEEF ALLIANCE PROGRAM
Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) is excited to announce a new partnership with the Integrity Beef Alliance. In December 2017 Beefmaster bulls became the most recent bull breed approved by the Integrity Beef's board of directors for inclusion in the program.
RANCHERS HOPE TO ERADICATE DISEASE CARRYING TICK
In the late 1800s and early 1900s a disease termed cattle fever caused enormous economic losses to the cattle industry. It is deadly to cattle that have not developed an immunity, and the mortality rate is estimated to be up to 90 percent in these naive cattle.
BLACK INK -- EXCELLENCE CAN CUT COSTS
Working as a waitress throughout high school, I hated the sight of an empty table. It meant one less chance to make a tip.
HOW WILL NEW TAX LAW AFFECT LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY?
The new tax law signed by President Trump, called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), has several provisions beneficial to owners and breeders in the horse and livestock industries.
TAKE STEPS TO GUARD AGAINST LAMENESS WITH HOOF CARE
If you raise cattle, at some point in time you will have to deal with lameness issues. Some causes of lameness, such as foot rot, can be easily treated on-farm if caught early. Other lamenesses can be more severe, requiring veterinary intervention and long-term follow-up.
USE BODY CONDITION AS A MANAGEMENT TOOL
Body condition of cows determines whether they give birth to strong, healthy calves, and rebreed on schedule. Keeping track of body condition can help a rancher determine the nutritional needs of cows through winter and spring until they are safely rebred.
MINERAL NUTRITION IS IMPORTANT PART OF MANAGEMENT
Is mineral nutrition the magic bullet for reproductive success in your beef operation? The number of mineral products for sale may give the impression that the answer is yes. However, in reality, mineral nutrition is just a part of a good nutrition and management plan.
IT'S THE PITTS -- A HOUSE IS NOT A HOME
I read somewhere that people move every seven years; I think mostly to show their friends that they're moving up in the world.
TREAT BLOAT SYMPTOMS IN CALVES IMMEDIATELY
In some herds, calves die nearly every year from enterotoxemia caused by bacterial toxins. The calves are usually about a month old, but may be as young as a few days or as old as two to three months.
TJB SIXTH ANNUAL GELBVIEH BULL SALE AVERAGES $3,525
TJB Gelbvieh hosted their Sixth Annual Bull Sale at the farm in Chickamauga, Ga. on November 4th, 2017.
SALACOA VALLEY FALL BRANGUS SALE HELD
Crisp fall weather, ideal temperatures, great cattle and excellent hospitality greeted 109 buyers from nine states, Mexico and Australia at the recent Salacoa Valley Brangus Sale.