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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I could use some advice about calves/cattle
by Bright Raven (Posted Mon, 22 Jan 2018 20:43:40 GMT+5)
Civil Fraud Suit. If you file a suit, you will file as the victim and they will stand as the accused. Turn the tables on them. I think all these factors apply.
1. Misrepresentation of a material fact
2. Knowledge on the part of the accused that they were misrepresenting the fact
3.The misrepresentation was made purposefully, with the intent of fooling the victim
4. The victim believed the misrepresentation and relied upon it
5.The victim suffered damages as a result of the misrepresentation.
Hoard's Dairyman - 88th Judging Contest
by Workinonit Farm (Posted Mon, 22 Jan 2018 20:42:27 GMT+5)
Yeah, unfortunately, every year when the contest issues start coming out, for some "strange" reason, I either don't get a couple of them or they arrive waaayyyyyy late.
Opinions on Chevrolet 2500 with gasoline engines
by Farm Fence Solutions (Posted Mon, 22 Jan 2018 20:20:01 GMT+5)
Brute 23 wrote:Ky hills wrote:Thanks y'all. I went a dealership today and priced one. I had previously been saying I would never buy another new one, but in looking around everybody seems to be pretty proud of their used ones when they price them. I am of the mind set that if I buy a new one, I try to take care of them and make them last a while. My good truck is 12 yrs. and now having to double as a Sunday and a work truck as my S-10 work truck croaked a couple years ago, it is getting used pretty hard lately.
Like someone said my 1500 pulls pretty hard with a cattle trailer up these hills, so I figure the 2500 will pull it some easier.
I really don't care about extras, my current truck is just a basic work truck, no power windows, no cruise control etc. My wife seems to like some of those features
They are one of the most dependable vehicles on the market right now. You will not be disappointed. I have had a 15 and 17 and newer body styles really hold up well.
Isn't GM discounting the 2500s pretty good right now?
Yes, but I think it was the 2017's, in particular. They wouldn't cut me a deal on an 18' or a 16'.....Only the 17'. Don't quote me on that.
by Farm Fence Solutions (Posted Mon, 22 Jan 2018 20:16:31 GMT+5)
I do have a few longhorn cows that will throw whatever the bull is.
Now THIS is a mailbox
by Brute 23 (Posted Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:53:07 GMT+5)
Have you tried cameras?
by coachg (Posted Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:52:34 GMT+5)
Sale Barn Prices
by Ky cowboy (Posted Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:46:43 GMT+5)
Sold an old small cull that came with a herd we bought few years back. She was past her prime and looking rough. Only brought $.25lb cleared $159. Most others were around the same some as low as $.15.
Amazon narrows list.........
by Aaron (Posted Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:42:43 GMT+5)
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:ga.prime wrote:Hope it's not in Atlanta. Then I'd have to start paying sales tax on the stuff I get from them. I think it'll be in Philadelphia.
Time to put a 10% Federal surcharge tax on all Internet transactions as well as allowing states to collect taxes on all Internet sales within their borders. If Trump wants to stick it to his arch enemy Bezos this would do it.
You would make a phenomenal liberal Canadian. They love to tax the living shyt out of everything a person buys. Tax a tax upon a tax.
by NEFarmwife (Posted Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:41:19 GMT+5)
Thought I?d share this tidbit with anyone who has an IP camera.
I was trying to mirror my iPhone to my TV, with no success. So I googled more on how to circumvent that (apple doesn?t want you to mirror without Apple TV)... and discovered my Roku device could do it. So I downloaded the ?IP Camera? to my roku channel and am now streaming my camera on my bedroom tv. I can?t toggle on my roku app but I can use my iPhone app to move camera just as I would on my phone.
I?m in heaven. This makes my crappy, 16 inches of blowing snow and scooping bunks all day... so much better!
Ram Harvest Editon
by Brute 23 (Posted Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:40:03 GMT+5)
I would like to meet these farmers they talked to... color matching their equipment... more chrome...
Alberta TB Source ?
by Aaron (Posted Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:31:05 GMT+5)
Stocker Steve wrote:Aaron wrote:I place my bets it came from the wildlife. It did in Manitoba and took officials a long time to admit it. They only did when it kept recurring and the BS story couldn't be kept going.
Did Manitoba do a hard core wildlife cull or just keep skin testing cattle?
If I remember right, they did select testing on just a few elk. Otherwise the majority of the surveillance was on the cattle. You can google "Riding Mountain Manitoba Cattle TB" and find probably 15 years worth of info. I don't know how many cattle producers are left around there - continual testing and government harassment finished most of them.
Cow staggering around?
by True Grit Farms (Posted Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:26:59 GMT+5)
M-5 wrote:I see the problem. She's yeller.
I have 6 of those crazy smokie cows and all are wild. I'm going to sell them after they calve, I'm not putting up with that crap. They're from the same herd I bought those heavy bred cows from. The blacks and reds are manageable, I'm pretty much done with white and yeller cattle.
Wire grabs for high tensile
by Farm Fence Solutions (Posted Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:22:06 GMT+5)
Bigfoot wrote:Always been afraid to admit it--------I stretch with a tractor.
That's nothing to be ashamed of.
Another hay unrolling thread
by True Grit Farms (Posted Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:17:19 GMT+5)
Bigfoot wrote:JW IN VA wrote:I have used shelled corn or rather rolled corn in the past when hay was short.As I recall,you used 2lb of corn to 3lbs of hay up to 50 percent of the ration.If that's right,it would mean 14 lbs.of hay and 9.3 lbs. of shelled corn.Depending on availability and prices,it might be cheaper.If you have to build feeders,though,they can get expensive.
I bought 30 4 x5 rolls, that I haven't even seen this afternoon, for $50.. Depending on what they weigh, corn is cheaper.
TDN on corn is in the high 80's, good hay is in the 50's. Feeding to much corn to fast isn't good either.
Times up not a happy bull.
by Bright Raven (Posted Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:15:24 GMT+5)
callmefence wrote:Umm grit I know your pretty tall. But did you climb a tree to take those pics??
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- FAKED OUT - PART 1
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Growing up on a Colorado cattle ranch, earning an animal science degree and riding for the Certified Angus Beef® (CAB®) brand for nearly 16 years, Paul Dykstra has learned a thing or two about First class feeder cattle marketing.
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CALF CATCHERS ALLOW PRODUCERS TO SAFELY PROCESS CALVES
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