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 True Grit Farms (Posted Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:03:28 GMT+5)
J&D Cattle wrote:Brute 23 wrote:J&D Cattle wrote:What is the make and model of the gun Brute?
It's a Remington 700 SPS
I think this is one of the best bang for the buck rifles out there. We paid like $550 at Cabela's a couple years ago. 3 of us bought them. I drag this thing around on the Mule or in my Truck and abuse it. It's covered in red dirt right now. The short size makes it really easy to maneuver in tight spots and it has little to no recoil with the heavy barrel.
I used to really like Remington's but have gotten to buying Ruger and Savage's as of late. Buddy and I are looking at factory heavy barrel 308's right now and the Remington is definitely at or near the top of the list. The price is great!
Why a heavy barrel? There's a bunch of folks building rifle with thin tubes that shoot lights out.
I officially agree that the world's crazy
by True Grit Farms (Posted Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:59:03 GMT+5)
ropinranger wrote:True Grit Farms wrote:greybeard wrote:Yeah, you don't want to buying shrimp off a 'Fresh shrimp' truck parked on the side of a West Texas road and the truck has Minnesota plates on it.. I saw that once out near San Angelo..
I know first hand you don't want to eat any shrimp cocktail in Mexico. I was hoping someone would shoot me behind the ear for two days.
hey, just because y'all aren't "tough enough" to handle some West Texas, or below the border, cuisine, don't go around bad mouthing it to the rest of the world.....lol
I'm not sure what the toughest part was, it was very tender running out of both ends.
Keeping my first bull
by Ky hills (Posted Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:37:45 GMT+5)
This is our Angus x Beefmaster bull, picture was taken back in May, he has since been sold.
Stave Silo Silage Life ?
by Son of Butch (Posted Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:05:08 GMT+5)
Good question. A lot of research on the stages corn silage goes through in fermenting in the first 90 days, but little
on how long it will last as most is fed up in 11-12 months. I know it will keep fine for 18 months, but no idea beyond.
Just guessing, but after the top spoilage is removed, after 3 yrs in a concrete stave silo I'd expect an additional
4-6 inches of spoilage along the side walls from top to bottom that really can't be removed without mixing it in with
the good silage still in the center. Only way to tell how much side wall spoilage is to remove the top cap of crud.
It has to come out sometime, 3 yrs is better than 4 and better to feed out in cold weather than summer as the top
will spoil again and spoils faster in warm weather.
Brailsford not guilty. Video released
by ChrisB (Posted Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:03:02 GMT+5)
WORANCH wrote:slick4591 wrote:This could be what the jury heard that the news didn't report.
That's a little misleading , trying to cover for this cop.
Shaver was not just a guy who got caught in a corridor with a trigger-happy police officer. The police were called after the barrel of a gun was seen pointing through the window of Shaver?s motel room. Have we not heard of a gun barrel coming out a hotel window in the recent past?The Las Vegas shooting similarity must have given the officers at least a notion that this could be another massacre in the making
Shaver was killed Jan. 2016 , Vegas shooting was Oct. 2, 2017
Sorry, I don't find the part you quoted anywhere in the article. Or did you do some editing to try and prove a point?
Custer's Last Stand
by Caustic Burno (Posted Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:39:46 GMT+5)
List and map of IQ by country at above link.
I don?t doubt that data at all in today?s world.
I would be curious to what the Average American Indians would have ran 200 years ago compared to their counterparts the settlers.
Even the illiterate settlers were centuries ahead IMO.
by TN Cattle Man (Posted Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:15:45 GMT+5)
Brute 23 wrote:I enjoy lever guns also. It should be a great gun for what you are using it for.
Yep, there is just something special about those cowboy action rifles!!
This is animal abuse IMO....not mine.........
by Dave (Posted Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:04:28 GMT+5)
There are some parts of this world where that dog would grade Prime.
hanging tree dogs..
by customcattle (Posted Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:04:13 GMT+5)
I have a hanging tree dog. He is just 2 years old and for my limited ability getting one trained he is actually getting to be pretty solid. Most days I can gather all of our cows with just him and me. He doesn't have a whole lot of bite to him, but he definitely saved me during calving season. I was tagging a calf and the cow hooked me down. Slick (the dog) knows to not leave the side by side when I am tagging, but when the cow got me down he be nice near chewed her ear off. I was able to get clear and call him off. He is definitely a very active dog that needs something to do. If he doesn't have a job he wants to pester our roping donkey a lot. He isn't interested in playing with a ball or anything so I have to go work him either on goats or bottle calves pretty much daily.
As far as a family dog, he is great. I have two young daughters and if we aren't working he really isn't my dog. If they are out playing I don't worry about them because he is always ALWAYS with them, and very protective of them. He hasn't ever bitten anybody, but I was playing with my oldest and she screamed and he jumped up baring his teeth at me until I spoke to him. He also tore into a 130 pound lab that knocked my daughter down one time. He just got the other dog far enough away from her and came back and licked her face until she got up. He has never shown any aggression toward people coming in the yard or anything, but would hate to see what he would do if you messed with his girls (my daughters). He plays with them a lot too going up and down the slide with them, they dress him up in princess dresses and maul the snot out of him and he just loves every minute of it.
The short of the long is I am really impressed with what I have seen from him. Started him on stock when he was about 6 months and he's been progressing ever since, and I can't imagine a better dog for my daughters.
2nd calf heifer with no milk
by farmerjan (Posted Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:58:47 GMT+5)
Agree on the fescue with the milk and the fact that the calf was several weeks early. The calf working on the udder, or you as a sub will get her to come to her milk more. The fescue may have triggered her to calve early too. It causes alot of problems in horses and sheep. I know there are people who do pretty good with it, but if I never saw another fescue plant I would be happy.
3 Day Old Cow Wont Eat
by farmerjan (Posted Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:52:15 GMT+5)
Rafter S wrote:Listen to farmerjan. She's a wise lady.
Thank you for the compliment.
Red Dirt Music
by ropinranger (Posted Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:47:29 GMT+5)
Uncle Lucius will be splitting up soon. They are playing here in San Angelo on the 30th, i believe, it will be one of their last shows...sad indeed!!
PSA. Mil Surplus M1911s to be sold by lottery
by Ryder (Posted Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:16:35 GMT+5)
pdfangus wrote:I can buy a decent new 1911 cheaper than I can buy one that has been god know where and handled who knows how...
That was my understanding. If you want a gun to shoot put your money toward a new one.
If you want a collector gun for historical reasons then that is something else.
Alabama doesn't give a rat's tail?
by Bright Raven (Posted Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:59:21 GMT+5)
Only 51 vote majority in Senate. Plus Rand Paul likes to be a lone wolf. The New England Republicans like Susan Collins are moderates.
Put 'er down
by ALACOWMAN (Posted Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:36:43 GMT+5)
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- CONSUMER IMPLICATIONS GROW WITH CARCASS SIZE
For as much as steaks bolster carcass value and consumer beef demand, their growing size is costing the industry lots of jingle.
ANGUS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF VERIFIED BEEF
American Angus Association announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Verified Beef, including its proprietary Reputation Feeder Cattle® program.
INAUGURAL GENETIX CATTLE PLUS SALE HELD
Eighty-nine registered buyers from 14 states made their way to Grantville, Ga. for the inaugural Genetix Cattle Plus Sale hosted by The Oaks Farm.
NCBA LEADERS CALL FOR REPEAL OF FEDERAL ESTATE TAX
You cannot blame folks in Washington, D.C. for misconstruing how the U.S. Tax code impacts agricultural producers. With the number of Americans directly involved in agriculture at historic lows, the voices of farmers and ranchers are often missing in national tax policy debates.
DEMAND STRONG AT CIRCLE A ANGUS FALL SALE
Circle A Angus Ranch, headquartered in Iberia, Mo., was proud to host their 11th annual Fall Bull & Heifer sale in conjunction with the Dispersal of their Spring-calving Registered cowherd offering 647 head sold on October 21st. The demand for all classes of cattle was strong and prices were very steady.
FORAGE ANALYSIS CAN BE VALUABLE TO OPERATION
Focusing on pasture and grazing management is undoubtedly one of the most economical means of extending the grazing season and decreasing hay feeding requirements.
CHAMPIONS NAMED AT THE AMERICAN ROYAL GELBVIEH SHOW
The Gelbvieh and Balancer® Show at the 2017 American Royal took place on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at the American Royal Complex in Kansas City, Mo. Brigham Stewart, Washington, Kansas, evaluated the Gelbvieh and Balancer cattle.
BLACK INK -- DON'T MISS THE MIRACLES
After a couple of licks, the baby calf got up, wobbled ever so slightly and then confidently turned its attention to nursing.
A GOOD VACCINATION PROGRAM IS ONLY AS GOOD AS TECHNIQUES USED
"Shoot, I messed up the vaccines." If these words have ever been uttered while processing cows and calves, it may be time for implementation of some simple chute side organization tips.
PRODUCERS SHOULD SEEK EFFICIENCY IN THEIR COWS
What do we know about efficiency within the beef cattle business? A lot. What do we know about understanding beef cattle efficiency? A little.
IT'S THE PITTS -- VISITING DIGNITARIES
Like chuck-line riding cowboys of yesteryear, they go from ranch to ranch, carrying the news and performing a job no one else wants, let alone can do. Other than a few cowboy poets and purebred bull auctioneers, they are the only celebrities we have in the cow business.
GENETIC STRENGTH SHOWN AT TOWN CREEK FARM SALE
One of the largest crowds ever participated in-person and on-line in the Town Creek Farm Sale, at the ranch near West Point, Mississippi on Saturday, October 21, 2017.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- SELF-SNOOKERED
Stay friends or family with someone long enough and you see every side of each other, good bad and in between.
BE PREPARED TO HANDLE CATTLE DURING WINTER
Winter weather if finally arriving and when it gets here for good we need to be prepared to handle and transport cattle appropriately.
GELBVIEH ASSOCIATION TO HOST SYMPOSIUM
All cattlemen and women are invited to attend the American Gelbvieh Association's (AGA) third annual commercial cattlemen's educational symposium titled Cattlemen's Profit Roundup.