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.
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New from Minnesota!
by slick4591 (Posted Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:51:31 GMT+5)
by slick4591 (Posted Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:45:12 GMT+5)
Probably the best spiritual leader of our time.
Evangelist Billy Graham has died at age 99
Defined Breeding Season (or not)
by Bright Raven (Posted Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:37:40 GMT+5)
I have one defined season. September and October. That of course means only one breeding season.- Thanksgiving to January 25.
I am 100 % AI, breeding 16 head plus heifers I retain and/or sell as bred heifers.
It uncomplicates management. Makes the entire annual cycle so much more enjoyable.
Calf deformation on head
by jscunn (Posted Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:29:38 GMT+5)
What is the pedigree (Sire, Dam, MGS, etc) if it is DD then you should have a carrier on either side in the pedigree if you look back far enough?
Does your state have an active B C I A?
by Ebenezer (Posted Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:26:05 GMT+5)
They used to but EPDs made it obsolete if you are deemed progressive! I think that they just wanted to use those few dollars for other stuff. It was helpful to commercial folks if they used it. Few did.
Mud and Muck
by pricefarm (Posted Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:23:01 GMT+5)
Bright Raven wrote:We are in the same boat. I thought the extreme mud might be due to the two weeks of deep ground freeze followed by lots of rain. The bottom has dropped out. Suppose to start raining about 10 am and go through Saturday.
I agree. We had a pretty long spell of colder than normal temps here and the ground froze deeper than it has in a long time. Then all the sudden it warmed up and rained for 10 straight days here. Makes for some muddy ground
Beefs sold by the half
by farmboy80 (Posted Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:16:43 GMT+5)
elkwc wrote:You had better check your scales. The Char has to be at least 200 lbs. heavier. LOL
From the picture I'd say the same thing. Char looks bigger than the one he's standing next to.
Either way they should be good eating! Looks like you've done a good job with them.
SAV Elation 7899
by Stocker Steve (Posted Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:16:03 GMT+5)
Jake wrote: I?m not a Charlo fan. I won?t use him. Just find interesting
by TennesseeTuxedo (Posted Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:12:05 GMT+5)
Workinonit Farm wrote:Waterway65 wrote:I believe he passed away.
Are you thinking of JohnSD? He passed away a number of months ago.
What's my next move?
by slick4591 (Posted Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:05:49 GMT+5)
NolanCountyAG wrote:slick4591 wrote:I was thinking of lightly running the disc over the entire pasture before putting out the fertilizer, then seed it. I'd run a harrow over all of that. My thing about Bermuda is keeping it moist enough to germinate and grow. I know I run that risk with any of it, but I understand Bermuda is not as tolerant as some other grasses.
I wouldn't run the harrow over it. A good rain will cover it enough.
by ddd75 (Posted Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:01:51 GMT+5)
plumber_greg wrote:If I'm financially secure, or old or whatever, and don't care about a credit rating, what stops me from taking one of those loans and immediately defaulting.
What can they do to me. Not what will they threaten to do, but what can a loan company that is located 10 states away really do to make me pay an unsecured note.
Always wondered, can stop all calls by talking once and then throw away mail.
they don't do a thing
I know a guy who defaulted on his house, and in 2 years he had another 300k house he bought.
I know several people who have defaulted on houses and cars, and they are right back into them
I have a 826 credit score currently, and that means ZERO to the bank. I've never missed a payment in my life.. That means ZERO to the bank. I have multiple.. multiple sources of income that will never dry, that means ZERO to the bank.
They want something they can 1. resell quickly in default. and 2. 1 income 'standard' job.
so stupid. we'll give the guy with 1 income a 400k house in a subdivision but someone like me they'll fight left and right to give a loan for something that will BRING more income in.. just insane thinking.
Real west ve Hollywood west
by Caustic Burno (Posted Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:49:41 GMT+5)
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:We've got modern day cowboys who are frightened to go to Walmart without being heavily armed.
In some places it is probably well advised to go armed in today?s society.
I know of several Walmart?s I wouldn?t go to armed.
by M-5 (Posted Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:12:44 GMT+5)
Some variety are expensive From what I've seen. Crimson is very economical tho.
by Bright Raven (Posted Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:51:42 GMT+5)
You live in a beautiful place!
Your description of her is well done. However, it is not possible from pictures to predict when she will calf. She looks close but still could be a week, perhaps more.
She might be having prepartum pain. If there are other signs of pain such as nervous behavior, laying down then getting up, raising or twisting her tail, arching her back, walking around not eating - then there is likely a problem causing her discomfort. In which case, you should seek assistance.
Texas Proposition 1
by Caustic Burno (Posted Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:43:39 GMT+5)
hurleyjd wrote:When Texas fist instigated the sales tax it was 1/2 percent. That was the proposition Texans voted on. Then without any input from the citizens the Texas government kept raising it a little at a time. Then the Cities got to tack a little on. Then the State added a little more to the point it is about 8.5 percent depending on where you live. Then came the time for establishing the appraisal district. Citizens voted for it because it would take the elected job from the tax-assessor collector and make the appraisal district head and its board of directors not responsible supposedly to answering to no one at the voting booth. And the taxes and fees will go up and up forever. Vote the current ones back in and it will still keep going up. Look at all the cost of registering a vehicle there are fees on top of fees. What is the nobility fee. Also get a traffic ticket and the fees and fines will be nearly page long. Also there are many positions that have been added to the school expenses along the way in administration cost. This goes on and on right before our very eyes.
The more services wanted and expected by the public the more revenue required.
The schools are out of hand the worst one here is in the city that has public housing. It?s constantly trying to sneak something by the taxpayers.
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.
IT'S THE PITTS -- AH-CHOO!
Warning: This article was written as a research paper but was rejected by the Journal of Animal Science, New England Journal of Medicine, Mayo Clinical Proceedings, European Medical Journal, Journal of Experimental Medicine and The Nance County Journal.