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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Using ponds as a water source
by Supa Dexta (Posted Sat, 25 Nov 2017 01:20:08 GMT+5)
If you want to use the pond water its best to plumb a line out of it, gravity if you can, or pump it into a trough. Maintains the pond condition and cattle health.
"hunter" mistakes woman for a deer. Kills her.
by dun (Posted Sat, 25 Nov 2017 01:11:07 GMT+5)
greybeard wrote:If the article I read today is accurate, the firearm used was a single shot handgun and the "deer" was approx 200 yards away. 200 yards, a handgun and after dark? Not something I'd want to trust my old eyes to tell the truth.
(I personally do not deer hunt nowadays, but have nothing at all against those that do)
And only 100 yards from the house?
When I saw this story earlier I was so pizzed off. Hope they get the jerk for at least manslaughter and never let him own a firearm or get a hunting license again.
Angus Sires Changing of the Guard
by Son of Butch (Posted Sat, 25 Nov 2017 00:15:02 GMT+5)
bse wrote:There's 1 bull in the top 25 at $20 (Consensus 7229) 7 at $25, 7 at $30, 7 above $30, 3 unavailable
Now a question for those that want to know total semen sales,
if....this (random) bull (with 50% accuracy) x8594249 was the very top seller would it sway you to use him?
Yes whether people consciously acknowledge it or not the correct answer is yes.
Because it's a proven psychological fact buying decisions are influenced by the approval of others.
In addition the positive publicity would put him on the radar of many that might have otherwise overlooked him.
By coincidence the randomly chosen bull's sire and mgs are both on the top 25 list and perhaps is the reason why
the A.I. stud chose to invest in him.
by danl (Posted Sat, 25 Nov 2017 00:09:30 GMT+5)
Ok.... Getting back on track...
My wife and I both are on Facebook, neither of us post much of anything beyond happy birthday.
Really don't feel the need to share everything, but is a good way to catch up with people.
My wife said "you know Pat that sings in the church choir? She just posted she was laying in the bathroom floor sick as a dog puking and pooping. Why did she feel the need to share that?"
buying a set of corriente or longhorn cattle
by BRYANT (Posted Fri, 24 Nov 2017 23:40:04 GMT+5)
ALACOWMAN wrote:BRYANT wrote:cow pollinater wrote:It's order buying. If there are five order buyers in the same sale and three only have orders for black calves and two have orders for reds or white face and only one has an order for chrome/off colors then anything not black has less bidders and the one with an order for chrome is only bidding against the locals. That's why you see so many black dinks sell for more than what quality calves of others sell for... Their order is to buy black calves and there are usually a few people bidding.
that is why you need to know the sale before you take them kind of cattle to it
KB like to see you try and predict that scenario....
I can do it. stay away from them little hole in the wall sales with just a few buyers, like I say there is sales I would not take a Brahman cross to and there is sales I would not take longhorn crosses to.
Anyone ever put a dog on wheels?
by BrangusUSA (Posted Fri, 24 Nov 2017 23:30:36 GMT+5)
Kindest thing you can do is put it down. Dogs were made to run.
Had a cat. Asked the ex to keep it while I was away for the weekend. He managed to let it get run over first day. Came back and cat could not walk and kids were bawling. Against my better judgment I took it to the vet. He charged $55 for the visit and wanted to do surgery for $750. I asked him about euthanasia. Vet wanted $250 to perform that. I told him never mind I would take it home and put a shovel to its head for free. Vet and staff looked at me like I was a psycho for not paying that money for a cat.
Long story short no surgery or anything. Cat started walking on its own, limping around in a few weeks. Gave it back to my ex as a gift. Cat lived about 10 years. Cat was happy. Ex husband was not.
A well armed militia.
by Ky cowboy (Posted Fri, 24 Nov 2017 23:15:36 GMT+5)
I'm lucky to have 1 of the largest gun stores I k ow of 30 mins from the house. Whittaker guns, hard to beat there prices
by RentedMule (Posted Fri, 24 Nov 2017 23:05:44 GMT+5)
I always seem to have funny/interesting events happen in my life. Everyone I tell always gets a kick out of them and the sad thing is I dont make these up. I need to start wearing a camera to record these. Thought i would share a event that happened when trail riding over the summer.
We were just getting starting on our trail ride and I was home from college so I went with a group of ladies to trail ride and so there was myself and three other ladies. Well within the second mile we came across another group of riders about 30 yards in front of us coming in our direction.Well the other groups horse heard a noise in the woods and it spooked. (FYI the lady later said that horse was a very spooky horse.). Well when her horse spooked, it decided to go crazy and buck her off. Well when she got bucked off, she went left and the horse went right. At first everyone was confused on what just happened but got snapped back into reality when we heard screaming. The lady dislocated her knee and it was very visible. It was one of those injuries that you look at and you know its not going to be good. She happened to land in a bad spot halfway in a little creek to make it worse. We all got off and tried to figure how we could help. One of the ladies in our group help her leg up to keep pressure off and I called the property owner who was a friend to see if he could help out. After him showing up, we realized it was better to call EMS rather than load her up on a flatbed for a long bumpy ride back. Her husband showed up and the other lady in their group stayed behind to wait for the ambulance. At that point of being with them for a couple hours we left because there was nothing left for us to help out with.
All that said, kind of a crazy experience for my first trail ride. there are a lot of things I left out but it made me think about how fast things can go wrong. That was one of the more serious stories I have. Everything else is pretty entertaining
Mini Cattle Man Here...
by RentedMule (Posted Fri, 24 Nov 2017 22:39:25 GMT+5)
Welcome! and nice cattle
New From NE Texas
by RentedMule (Posted Fri, 24 Nov 2017 22:38:05 GMT+5)
howdy, also from the Tyler/Bullard area. Small world
Howdy from Texas
by RentedMule (Posted Fri, 24 Nov 2017 22:35:48 GMT+5)
Howdy from East TX
Headed to our after Thanksgiving Sale,
by jscunn (Posted Fri, 24 Nov 2017 21:47:51 GMT+5)
My brother bought 186, farm bought 194b. Already home and fit it well with the other 10 heifers. The 186 heifer is really good imo. She is pictured in the catalog.
Our trip was 12 hr and 30 min, my wife has a bit of a lead foot..
Interested in cattle
by 5S Cattle (Posted Fri, 24 Nov 2017 21:45:10 GMT+5)
Have your pastures/pens ready before you buy. Always have more hay than you need, and don't overgraze your place. Big difference between Brahman and angus cattle. You're gonna need a pretty serious set of pens if you're runnin Brahman cattle.
LED Light Kit Conversion
by Tbrake (Posted Fri, 24 Nov 2017 21:12:04 GMT+5)
I put a set of run-d cube lights on a older jd8420. The factory lights were getting very yellow and being able to see the ends of 24 row planter was difficult. Going on 2 years and they have been great
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.
STARTING A BACKGROUNDING PROGRAM TAKES PLANNING
Some ranchers hold calves over as yearlings to sell later/bigger, and some people buy light calves in the spring to put on grass and grow to a larger weight. Some put weaned calves into a confinement program--fed a growing ration until they are ready to go to a finishing facility.
THERE ARE CHALLENGES TO KEEPING FEEDLOT CALVES HEALTHY
It's harder today to keep calves healthy after they leave the ranch and enter a feedlot. Dr. Eugene Janzen (Assistant Dean, Clinical Practice, Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary) says there has been a lot of research in the past decades looking at pharmaceuticsvaccines and antibiotics.
TEXAS AG LOSSES FROM HARVEY ESTIMATED AT $200 MILLION
Hurricane Harvey, which decimated parts of South Central Texas and the upper Gulf Coast, caused more than $200 million in crop and livestock losses, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economists.
IT'S THE PITTS -- DELIVER US FROM EVIL
Did you see where Amazon, the fourth most valuable company in the world, bought Whole Foods? This has the trillion dollar grocery industry all atwitter and even has Wal Mart shakin' in its shorts. So much so that it came up with the idea of delivering the groceries you order online right to your refrigerator.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- FLATTER BUT BROADER
While cattle markets since the first of the year continue to amaze, apparently widespread profits across industry sectors cloud the notion of how long and far the nation's cowherd will continue to expand.
BLOAT RISKS INCREASE WITH COOLER WEATHER AND FROST
Bloat generally occurs when there's a change to higher protein feeds, such as from grass to alfalfa, according to Dr. James England (University of Idaho Caine Center).
DEATH CAUSED BY TOXICITY IN HERDS CAN BE FRUSTRATING
Both nitrate/nitrite and ammonia/urea toxicity in cattle can cause multiple deaths in a herd with few clinical signs and few to no gross or microscopic lesions of animals who die. These deaths can be frustrating for farmers and veterinarians and can present a diagnostic challenge to pathologists.