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.

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Mineral program
by talltimber (Posted Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:34:39 GMT+5)
I'm sure you got my point, but good on you.

You didn't have to tell me you don't have an anaplas problem. I knew you didn't by the way you let on.

Knock on wood. I haven't had any losses, yet. And, I might have exaggerated on the third as far as I know, but last summer a guy near me lost three out of 16 to it, and they were on medicated mineral. So yeah, that's close enough to a third for me. We do have a tick problem, and a horse fly problem at times as well. I have heard that it's really the ticks but an old school vet thought the horse flies didn't help things any either.

Slightly disappointed
by talltimber (Posted Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:32:40 GMT+5)
Clodhopper wrote:I realize that myself. I've farmed my entire life, and lost/gained numerous parcels over the years. It's just hard to see the prime pasture being replaced as marginal farm ground. Chances are that it will never be back to grass again, and there's normally some pretty good reasons why it's been in grass until now. With all of the push for better soil health, it's also hard to see stable soil have a disc taken to it, which I'm sure will happen as often as not. I'm more disappointed about busting the sod than not getting the rent.

That's what I hate to see as well. He had that place in good shape. Flat enough that he could get a lime truck to come more than once. Really solid stand of grass, beautiful place. Now it's bare and washing.

An inspiring thing in our area though is the well to doers that are buying up farms and letting their nephews run cattle are really putting a lot of grass back in our area. Black cattle on green grass looks great from a number of places along the highway in that area now, where it used to be bare and washing.

Had to bring a calf home..
by JSCATTLE (Posted Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:18:42 GMT+5)
Yeah she's already trying to name it lol. I hope no other calf rides there . I hate bottle calves.

Heard from Bez today
by Workinonit Farm (Posted Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:01:25 GMT+5)
I'm so glad to hear that he's doing okay! I miss that guy. Enjoyed his posts both on cattle and world affairs.

Thanks for letting us know, CB.

Free Horses
by skyhightree1 (Posted Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:42:11 GMT+5)
wacocowboy wrote:skyhightree1 wrote:wacocowboy wrote:

Yep I think Sky's wife needs some more horses

No she doesn't

Don't be a sour puss. Lol

oh if you pay me 25k a month for the horses board I will smile big and not be one ... I accept pay pal or cashiers checks which will you be sending me

bucking bull breeds
by Brute 23 (Posted Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:37:25 GMT+5)
I had a couple bull calves I almost sold to a guy around here. Their dad can clear a 5 strand bard wire without stretching a wire. He can also clear a cattle guard with out a running start. I thought about breeding that bull to some Limo cows. they would be be nice.

New calf in snow
by M-5 (Posted Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:29:34 GMT+5)
TCRanch wrote:City Guy wrote:Yeow sirrr Liberals on the warpath! If you can't win the argument just attack the opponent personally. I expected this but I thought someone would try to defend the practice with logical arguments. But it can't be done. There is no good reason for it. You all are going to see PETA in your pastures screaming "Animal Cruelty" and they'll be correct.

By the way, monitor, I thought the threat of physical violence was cause for expulsion.

You can't possibly be serious?!?

he's quite serious , You see in his make believe world anything is possible. but what he fails to understand because he has no real world experience that if peta does show up in my pasture there will be screaming , and begging and pleading for me to turn them loose so they can leave.

by wacocowboy (Posted Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:22:37 GMT+5)

What do you feed your dogs
by wacocowboy (Posted Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:17:48 GMT+5)
TexasBred wrote:wacocowboy wrote:My Pyrenees/Blue Heeler cross eats the retriever brand from TSC mixed with a moist pack. My wife's Boston Terrier eats 4health with a lil bit of moist pack. The BT has a sensitive stomach and skin and has been on pro plan and science diet and she does best on 4health.
YOu mean all that corn in that science diet is good for a sensitive stomach??

Heck no!!! Feed her that and the smell will chase you from the room. Believe it or not the breeder and vet both recommend Science Diet.

Heifer not recognizing calf
by Fire Sweep Ranch (Posted Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:42:46 GMT+5)
Put a pair of hobbles on her. We had a new heifer calf, do the same thing. I got tired of running her in the chute, and devised some hobbles from nylon dog collars and a chain, just long enough that she can take a small step, but not long enough for her to lift her foot more than a few inches. Worked like a charm, and after about 4 days she stopped trying to kick the calf off. Her hobbles came off and she never did it again

Brewers grain
by skyhightree1 (Posted Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:31:12 GMT+5)
5S Cattle wrote:skyhightree1 wrote:5S Cattle wrote:Where can I get this tested at? Anybody got a number to TAMU?

I would like to add not every beer recipe is the same so that test is just that a test of that batch. There is many ingredients that go into different beers. Keep that in mind.
I thought about that but figured it would be close? You think I'm spinning my wheels tryin to get it tested?

I personally wouldn't be worrying about the testing. My test was cattle conditioning.

TexasBred wrote:skyhightree1 wrote:5S Cattle wrote:Where can I get this tested at? Anybody got a number to TAMU?

I would like to add not every beer recipe is the same so that test is just that a test of that batch. There is many ingredients that go into different beers. Keep that in mind.

Skyhightree Funny you would say that. When we use to feed it, the WBG from Budweiser in Houston would test higher than the Miller from Ft. Worth and have about half the moisture content.

S5 a test is never a bad thing if only to satisfy your curiosity and give you a baseline to work around.

I have learned a few things about beer testing The brewers grain from the Budweiser that I use to buy was a lot dryer I think they press it or something. I never tested it though but when I was ordering they gave me a generic test report.

Does he look sick?
by Fire Sweep Ranch (Posted Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:21:50 GMT+5)
ALWAYS temp a calf when in doubt. It will tell you more than just looking at him. You can go buy a cheap thermometer at Walmart or any store, digital, and get a temp on easily, especially since he is halter broke and calm.

Interesting New Body Armor
by M-5 (Posted Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:50:33 GMT+5)
Jogeephus wrote:Wonder if that works on the same principle as pudding. For some reason when pudding is shot its molecules form real tight bond that can stop a bullet. There was an interesting show on this a while back.

that's an idea make the armor out of pudding cause everybody likes pudding and we could have world peace ...

Dang It
by True Grit Farms (Posted Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:49:45 GMT+5)
Jogeephus wrote:Living the dream with both aquatic and terrestrial pests.

Is that the goodie box in front of the cooler? Where's you son he's always up for a good picture.

Fencing With A Tractor
by Farm Fence Solutions (Posted Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:34:26 GMT+5)

This is a SoloTrac driver that I fenced with a little in Wales. It's similar to my machine, but a little better thought out. The next one I build will be more user friendly like this one. Pretty handy all in one machine, for sure.


Artificial insemination (AI) offers cattle producers the opportunity to use semen from high-accuracy, genetically superior sires at a fraction of the cost of purchasing a herd bull with similar genetics.
There are many pros and cons of being me. The pros are I have a wonderful wife and a wonderful life, while my biggest cons are a sickly body and a terrible name.
It's always a good idea to have a breeding soundness evaluation and semen check for any bull you plan to use—not only for bulls you purchase, but also the bulls you kept over from last year.
As cattle producers one of our main tasks in day-to-day and overall management is providing for the nutritional requirements of the herd.
Unseasonably warm temperatures and dry weather didn't dampen the enthusiasm of 142 registered buyers from nine US States, Mexico and Australia who gathered at Salacoa Valley Farms, Fairmount, Ga.
Predictions swirling around for 2017 include very little improvement for beef prices and the possibility of some extended drought conditions in some regions. That means that every serious manager facing this possible scenario had better be looking for ways to manage on both sides of the ledger.
There's always something more to do. After the holidays, things will slow down. Nah, maybe after calving, branding and breeding. But then, summer comes and there's all that hay to make when the sun is shining, fences to build and cedars to eliminate (or insert your own region-specific fair-weather task).
I get my news from paperview. I read the newspaper. I don't watch much television and have found that your average security camera monitor is more entertaining than TV.
Ignoring extremist animal rights groups in the hopes of dousing the flames of controversy might have seemed logical in the beginning. Limping along without having to commit more scarce resources to the fight might have seemed necessary. Now, these notions seem less quaint than downright destructive.
With the spring sale season on the horizon, it is time we dedicate a little discussion to bull management.
One of the most common topics discussed when feeding pasture and breeding cattle is protein. Producers are concerned with crude protein in their hays, pastures, supplements and so on.
The Friendship Farms Fall Bull Sale was held October 28, 2016 in Canoochee, Ga.
The GENETRUST @ Chimney Rock is an annual highlight of the Brangus breed, producing more chart topping A.I. sires than any other sale in the breed and the deepest offering of registered females anywhere, and 2016 was no exception.
The past few years have seen a dramatic downturn in calf prices from historic highs to the lowest prices in four or five years. Unfortunately, some input prices are slow to come down while other inputs still remain high; thus causing a strain on budgets.
Though we have received some beneficial rains the last few weeks the availability of hay, especially horse quality hay, is something that will continue to be problematic for several more months.

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