Alabama Cattle


The Alabama Cattlemen's Association, with over 12,500 members, is one of the largest cattlemen's associations in the nation. Every county in the state has its own county chapter. It works to protect, promote, and advance the state's $2 billion beef cattle industry. The Alabama Cattlemen's Association works on behalf of livestock producers to educate consumers, influence farming legislation and promote beef. The "Alabama Cattlemen", the association's monthly magazine keeps members current on new ideas, equipment, and cattle sales.

The livestock industry is one of Alabama's largest agricultural products in terms of cash sales. Many operations consist of small herds having less than 20 brood cows. Cattle operations are located throughout the state with many of them owned by part-time cattlemen on small farms.

Alabama ranks 9th in the U.S. in the number of farms with beef cows. USDA figures show there are 25,000 farms in Alabama with beef cows. Only Texas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Kentucky, Kansas, Iowa and Arkansas have more beef cattle operations. Alabama cattle ranchers are mostly cow-calf operators with feeder calves shipped to out of state feedlots for finishing. A statewide network of 27 stockyards provides easy and ready markets for most Alabama cattlemen.

USDA Market Reports

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Opp Stockyard (Thu)

New Brockton Stockyard (Fri)

Moulton Stockyard (Thu)

Linden Stockyard (Thu)

Letohatchee Stockyard (Wed)

Clay County Stockyard (Wed)

 Alabama Feeder Cattle Board Sale (Seasonal)

Russellville Stockyard (Tue)

Arab Stockyard (Wed)

Alabama Auctions Summary (Tue-Fri)

Alabama Weekly Auction Summary (Fri)

Fort Payne Stockyard (Wed)

Montgomery Stockyard (Tue)

Uniontown Stockyard (Wed)

Dothan Stockyard (Tue)

Florence Livestock Auction (Tue)

Kilpatrick Stockyard (Thu)

Roanoke Stockyard (Thu)

Brundidge Stockyard (Tue)

Cullman Stockyard (Fri)

Decatur Stockyard (Fri)

Livingston Stockyard (Thu)

Ashville Stockyard (Tue)

Boaz Goat Auction (1st & 3rd Mon)

Brewton Goat Auction (Mon)

Elgin, Alabama Goat Auction (3rd Mon)

Cullman Goat Auction (Fri)

Alabama Goat Summary Weekly (Mon)

Alabama Feeder Cattle Wtd Avg (Fri)

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New info on Paris salebarn
by cowgirl8 (Posted Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:44:30 GMT+5)
Other than he had no intent to open a sale barn until one of them, from what I heard, bought some land out of under him on the other side of paris. Its so obvious that he did it with ill feelings. Built spitting distance from the new barn in paris and twice as big. Planned on having 2 sales a week, same days as the other 2. I know there was a scuffle a few years ago when the second barn bought some land to build their barn on out past Reno. Spite man bought some to the west of it, but had some zoning problems with it and could not build on that spot. So, it sits, and I mean, right next of the 2nd barn..YOu drive up and the second barn which seemed big when it sat alone, looks like a outhouse next to the 3rd one...It was going to be quite the facility....

Arizona Cattle Ranchers
by RanchMan90 (Posted Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:40:10 GMT+5)
I've got some oceanfront property for sale in Arizona

Gas station biscuits
by farmerjan (Posted Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:39:58 GMT+5)
My comments were in part due to some of the other videos that I watched/heard also. Guess I shouldn't have made a combined comment. Sorry

Weaning just one calf
by drock15l (Posted Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:34:17 GMT+5)
I've thought about that. The heifers momma isn't confirmed but was seen being bred.

How do you catch them all?
by 1982vett (Posted Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:28:24 GMT+5)
Yep....definitely would wait a week.

The bells of war are ringing.
by Kingfisher (Posted Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:26:17 GMT+5)
What's going to happen if we smoke NOKO? I'm a little tired of China playing peek a boo with the whole deal. I think here in the States the snow flakes are going to loose their minds and cause more grief. Things are going to change for sure. What do you think?

Peanut butter recipes.
by Lucky_P (Posted Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:24:06 GMT+5)
Look again. Every jar of Golden Eagle I've ever seen lists the ingredients as:
A Blend of Corn Syrup, Cane Sugar Syrup, Cane Molasses and Pure Honey.
HFCS may have made its way into the mix recently, but none of what I've got at the house list it as an ingredient.

Just not a 'maple' fan... and I don't want my syrup to be so thin and watery that it makes my pancakes soggy... I want it thick.
I make my own hickory syrup from hickory nuts and husks (I know, some folks use bark)... but when I add the sugar and cook it down... I'm cooking it 'til it gets THICK... like Golden Eagle.

Live from Bright Raven - A Broadway
by callmefence (Posted Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:41:56 GMT+5)
BFE wrote:True Grit Farms wrote:Son of Butch wrote:
Nice needle, but far from true.

For sure. I like bazed and brockle faced cattle, makes a good crossbred commercial cow. I used a blazed faced Onward Simmental bull 12 years ago on my Angus for that exact reason, have also used some old Hereford bloodlines for the same reasons. We're talking commercial cows not registered breeding stock. People purposely breeding cattle for all that chrome are clowns and the calves belong in the circus as freaks instead of breeding stock.
This coming from a guy who thinks he's Charles Bronson.

True grit was John Wayne not Charles Bronson.

Anybody who would like to see a real simmental go to Lithuania farmers thread agricultural fair.

Kids showing
by VCC (Posted Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:21:58 GMT+5)
Our started after they had raised a hog, so around 10, in 4H they had to be 9 to show large animals (hogs ,beef, lambs) .
The most important thing the first year is a calf they can handle, something dog gentle with a good attitude. Winning is not important, having a good experience, learning, and enjoying the project are key.
The project is a lot of work, they have to ready to spend the time daily, as a parent you have to prepared to spend just as much time with them and their project as they are. You do not need to buy everything new, nor do you need all the latest stuff, it is something you will accumulate over time. You will need a blower (try a find a used one or rebuilt), show stick (needs to fit the child, if it is too long it is a burden for them,the calf and you), rice root brush, and a scotch comb.
A place to work with the calf and a wash rack (we built ours out of road base with concrete mixed into the top layer compacted down, held up for 8 years)
Rinsing and blowing out a calf everyday, is one of the best ways to get one use to being handled, they tend to be better off at the end, if they have been handled everyday. We did not walk them much, from pen to wash rack, was rack to tie out, back to pen.
Use the show stick everyday, make them set up at the end of working with them, they get used to the stick and most calves enjoy being scratched.
It is a long project, do not get in a hurry, if you can make a little progress with leading, setting up, things like that everyday, you're winning.
It was a great experience and my boys learned a lot about hard work, responsibility, disappointment and success. I would recommend it for every kid in America, we would be better off.
Hope that helped.

Had a little fun yesterday
by Nesikep (Posted Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:51:46 GMT+5)
the stock mechanical lift pump, with modifications is good for far more than people give it credit for, but it can't draw through the stock lines worth a darn.. I'll start with that

Cattle Today Cell Phone pic adding
by callmefence (Posted Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:51:04 GMT+5)
I don't understand why it's so easy to text a photo. But such a dam production to post one here.

New to cattle. Vaccine ?
by drock15l (Posted Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:46:15 GMT+5)
Thanks for the advice and input. Have it all figured out with the vet.

New used truck
by ALACOWMAN (Posted Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:38:17 GMT+5)
papavillars wrote:True grit, I sure don't want a new truck. Real happy with the duramax. We will sell her 4 runner to fund her truck. Just can't decide what to buy.
The 4 runner should sell well... Like brute said 3/4 ...half ton will work harder to pull that trailer. Harder on gas and running gear...

Rat tail cow
by farmerjan (Posted Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:30:07 GMT+5)
Most of our rat-tails have been char x angus calves. The price difference I see here in Va is anywhere from $.20 to $.50 per pound. Usually in the 30-40 range. Bred females will not be discounted as much as younger ones if there are some people buying breds, but the feeders will be pretty consistant. Steers seem to not be hurt as much here but I seldom see rat-tails in males, mostly always in females that I recall.

curtiss breeding
by FAvilla (Posted Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:14:58 GMT+5)
I also worked with Greg for curtiss breeding service in 1977. It was a great experience for me. I was 20 years old and was sales representative for California. I traveled back to Cary and elburn to see the facilities. Met some great people like Don Solberg, Scotty Woodrow, and Ray bak just to name a few. It's a shame what happened to such a great company. I was an ai technician for 40 years and have enjoyed working with dairymen.


LeRoy was ancient. The lines in his face looked deep enough to hide in. His hair, mostly silver now, was still thick; his black eyes continued to sparkle with mischief.
When it comes to genetics, bull selection is the most important decision the cow-calf producer has to make.
Sometimes it only takes a couple of 2-cc subcutaneous shots to head off problems down the line. Sometimes it takes a few tons of steel, careful planning and focused construction.
As we enter the fall months, weaning time is at hand for most spring calving herds. This is the exciting time of year when producers are able to reap the benefits of a year's worth of work and planning.
The vast majority of cow-calf producers in Tennessee and the Southeast using a defined calving season have long favored spring calving; however, researchers at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture have evaluated the risk and returns for a fall calving season, proving once again that timing is everything.
To begin, I do not believe it is appropriate to recommend "cookie cutter" vaccination programs. Your vaccine program must be developed with your risks and expectations in mind.
Getting cows bred is only part of the story. Keeping them bred, especially through the summer months, also takes attention to detail.
Even in this current, somewhat depressed, cattle market, replacement females for the Florida commercial cow herd are an annual expense of approximately $400 million. Development and selection of the best females to join a productive herd is one of the most challenging aspects of a beef operation, and two of the keys for success, not surprisingly, are: 1) start early and 2) have a plan. Weaning time is not far off.
When culling cows, it is important to have a plan, and this should include pregnancy testing and closely evaluating every cow.
I'm the last person in America who doesn't own a cell phone so when your phone doesn't ring, it's me.
A record 2,200 Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course participants heard about potential export market opportunities and the outlook for cattle markets, as well as practical information to take to the ranch and become more profitable.
“Just tell us what you want. What's the target?” That request was made decades ago to a noted executive from one of the major beef packers.
Although 2016 brought unusually heavy infestations of and damage from fall armyworms, vigilance and prompt treatment can limit damage this year.
Wild pigs have roamed parts of the Southeast since Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto introduced them as food for early settlers in the 16th century. But during the last two decades, Mississippi has experienced a rapid uptick in the spread of the nuisance animal.
We've hit the hottest days of summer just as many livestock exhibitors are preparing for county and state fairs. No matter the hours of work and preparation you've put into your livestock projects, heat stress is a challenge to plan for and manage.

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