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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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7710 Ford Blower Motor
by Silver (Posted Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:55:32 GMT+5)
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Kinda looks to me like that would be the way to get at it.



Would you still AI if you had to hire it done?
by NonTypicalCPA (Posted Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:54:47 GMT+5)
I have 5 momma registered belted galloways. I started three years ago and decided early on to run a bull with them instead of AI, even though AI probably makes more sense. Now three years into it I'm seriously thinking about selling the bull and giving AI a try. My reasoning is twofold - one, even though the bull is nice he's got just enough attitude at times that I have to pay close attention to him when I'm in with the girls, thus taking some of the enjoyment out of it. And two, I'm limited on pasture so I have to be careful not to overstock, and the bull doesn't make me any money. If I were to elect to use a local cattle vet, who lives down the road from me, would AI end up being a PIA? It seems like relying on the vet to be available when you need them might cause some timing issues. Walk me through the typical process of hormonal heat cycling and breeding, and then pregnancy testing, and the follow up for any that didn't settle.

Another option would be to try to lease out my bull or find one to lease, however there aren't many beltie breeders in the area so it might be difficult to find a good bull and a willing partner in that type of venture.



12.5 ht barbless fence for horses--line post spacing?
by callmefence (Posted Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:38:32 GMT+5)
jkwilson wrote:callmefence wrote:Good grief...y'all best wrap them post in something soft. The horses may bump their heads.

I've known people who've spent hundreds treating a horse that got caught in HT fence and still had to put them down. They get caught in it and panic.jkwilson wrote:callmefence wrote:Good grief...y'all best wrap them post in something soft. The horses may bump their heads.

I've known people who've spent hundreds treating a horse that got caught in HT fence and still had to put them down. They get caught in it and panic.

Y'all think a plastic coating is gonna keep a horse from getting tangled in a fence. Good luck to you.. just another way to separate fools from their money.
Build a five rail pipe fence. No wires, no nails, no worries....

I left my sorrel mare for about three hours with her foot in the net fence...she hasn't pawed a fence since.



What to do about people trespassing.
by ALACOWMAN (Posted Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:29:36 GMT+5)
Bright Raven wrote:herofan wrote:HDRider wrote:That's rude.

I was only referring to ?Deliverance? because of the rather evil tone the locals had. That doesn?t mean you have to be one of them. I assume we relate more to Burt Reynolds and his crew. I was just trying to figure out what kind of environment was spawning all the theft.

I would rather identify with the banjo picker. He has held up better than Burt Reynolds has:

he is a good bit younger than Burt..but you'd think that inbredisam would take him out



Cost
by Stocker Steve (Posted Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:17:23 GMT+5)
ChrisB wrote:Thanks to everyone that shared their costs. One question I have is how do you figure the price of equipment? Just depreciate it over 5 or 10 years? And then after that just use the cost of repairs and maintenance?

The standard here is to charge 10% of equipment value each year (regardless of how long you have had it) against the appropriate enterprise. That may seem a tad high, but you could have making more than that in the market most years. So I think of the 10% charge as an opportunity cost.

If you have multiple enterprises (like hay making, cow/calf, back grounding...) then you have to prorate shared equipment. Filling out the spread sheet is a little work, but it is a good thought process to go through. Who gets charged for the $ 100,000 loader tractor, the 3/4 ton truck, the horses, and the UTE?



Daily Joke
by TexasBred (Posted Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:15:56 GMT+5)
In a recent polling of 585 NFL players, nearly all of them were unsure of exactly what they are protesting.



Here's a sampling of responses to the question "What are you protesting by kneeling during the National Anthem?"



"Pretty sure it's against Nazis - especially the white ones."

"We're protesting America becoming capitalistic instead of equal."

"I'm protesting against Trump saying black lives don't matter."

"We're against global warming and the police."

"We're showing the world that we care about, ahh, things such as...
such as...ahhhhh, freedom from suppression?"

"Me and my fellow players are protesting the Constitution of Independence because of what it does to people of color."

"We are displaying our right to stand up by kneeling for our beliefs."

"We are protesting Trump, because he, you know, keeping the black man down and sh*t."

"Myself is kneeling to show that just because I'm American don't mean I got to act like one."

Enough Said! Are we clear now.



Only Two Teats
by NonTypicalCPA (Posted Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:09:03 GMT+5)
Only 2 teats, but look at all those legs! Lot's of good eating in those cows.



Locked??? What happened?
by Allenw (Posted Mon, 18 Dec 2017 13:46:10 GMT+5)
elkwc wrote:TennesseeTuxedo wrote:elkwc wrote:
I live in extreme SW KS but these cattle were located in west central OK. I plan on moving to that area once I retire next year. It is dry here and there. We have had a warm fall and early winter. So that just helped dry things out faster. A lot of dust pneumonia on the wheat/triticale pastures and also in the lots. Know one friend who doctored 54 head out of just over 100 hd and they were all calves he raised and had been weaned for 6 weeks. Another used 3 bottles of Draxxin in two weeks. We face many issues other areas don't. All areas have their own issues and a breeder has to adjust to the area he is in.

Sounds rough. I wish you and all those around you the best in these conditions and hope you get rain soon. Drought scares me more than just about anything else I can think of in this business.

TT the same here. A drought brings many issues. We came out of a very severe 7 year drought that lasted until early 14. So just hope we don't have another extended one. Just getting numbers built back up. We didn't buy back so don't have any high priced cows in the pastures but many do. After we calve this year we will be able to cull the last of the old cows and have most of the herd 7 or under in age. Won't be saving as many heifers in the future. And if the drought continues we may retain even less. We have lots of old hay that was baled when the drought broke we need to feed so will be fine this winter. I'm just trying to stay up with reducing numbers on the pastures and culling the older cows before they fall apart. Many of them have just started calving so depending on future moisture will go between now and spring. I feel for anyone in a drought situation. I've been raised in areas of frequent droughts so should be used to them. The unknown is what is hard to prepare for. We have lots of old grass and some pastures that have been used little in the last 2 years. They will all be used by spring.


Dry here, a lot of calves have been bought for wheat pasture and no where to go. I have almost sold all the hay I have, pulled my craigslist add they was about to drive me nuts with calls. I'll probably get rid of a bunch of damaged bales locally before spring.

We barely slid by this summer with enough rain to just get by.



DMI
by farmguy (Posted Mon, 18 Dec 2017 13:42:40 GMT+5)
I see Herefords are now rating dry matter intake on their EPDS. We are in Minnesota and we essentially winter graze all winter which involves the cows eating sorghum sudan planted with cover crops through the snow. This is of course not the best feed. My question is a high DMI a good thing for cattle eating poorer quality feed or does this mean that the cows eat more because they are not as efficient at using what they consume? Thanks for any help or direct to a site I could learn more. farmguy



Deer season to long
by Caustic Burno (Posted Mon, 18 Dec 2017 13:42:33 GMT+5)
Farm Fence Solutions wrote:I'm not above rifle hunting by any means. I like the challenge of a bowhunt, and I know it ain't for everybody. We just got a rifle season here last year, and up to then, it was shotgun or certain pistol rounds. Shooting a slug gun is the most unpleasant form of "fun" I've ever been a part of, and no matter how many pesos I spent on scopes, I just couldn't get one to last. Bows, arrows, and broadheads have come a long way in the last dozen years, and I have more confidence in bow than I do in my shotgun. For the record, the last deer I killed was with a rifle, from a boat, in TN.

Bow hunting with traditional archery was my first love in hunting.
The problem is too many take shots they shouldn?t or think they are make the perfect imperfect shot.
I have killed many a deer with a bow and never lost one. I have never taken a shot over 25 yards as well.
Through the years I let a many a deer walk cause I didn?t have a double lung shot.



New to me Mantis tiller........
by skyhightree1 (Posted Mon, 18 Dec 2017 13:31:22 GMT+5)
jltrent wrote:Anybody have one of these and do you like it. Hopefully it will help in keeping a cleaner garden and cut down on using a crook neck hoe as much. These little tillers are not cheap. I was lucky to find this one used in good shape.

https://mantis.com/product/mantis-2-cyc ... ultivator/

Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTfFQYpiCvE




I like them and use them a lot for flower beds and such but never for my garden too much work



Pay no attention to this post
by cowboy43 (Posted Mon, 18 Dec 2017 13:25:00 GMT+5)
Where does fat go when you loose it...?



NFL Carolina Panthers - For Sale
by Son of Butch (Posted Mon, 18 Dec 2017 13:13:00 GMT+5)
HDRider wrote:Son of Butch wrote:Might be a great time to crash out.
Fixed it
Cashing out 2.2 billion from a 200 million investment is a far cry from crashing.



Movie - Wind River
by Bright Raven (Posted Mon, 18 Dec 2017 13:12:11 GMT+5)
Bigfoot wrote:If we had all coexisted peacefully, do you think that by now 2017, they would have joined our day to day rat race? Just a thought, to stimulate discussion. I'd say that the number living/holding to the "old ways" would be less than 1%.

If the two cultures would have set out on a path to integrate - yes. If they were willing partners and we were willing mentors - yes. They could have been guided into the "rat race". It would be difficult for two peaceful cultures to coexist - one basically in the stone age and one in the throes of the industrial revolution.

Their native intelligence was/is not a limiting factor. They have the capability. They simply had no cultural compass to deal with a reservation way of life. They had been nomads for 20,000 years. Then suddenly, they were put in detention on small parcels of low quality land.



Feed Trough Designs
by BRYANT (Posted Mon, 18 Dec 2017 12:55:11 GMT+5)
greybeard wrote:BRYANT wrote:for range meal ,has a lot of salt in it, and mineral I use a feeder like this one







Had any trouble with the nails/screws falling apart?

I have a small one I built as a loose salt/loose mineral feeder but at times also put 3:1 or 2:1 range meal in it.. 4 yrs old now but even with galvanized bolts and nails, it's fasteners are succumbing to salt corrosion especially on the trough itself and the legs.

Also, the salt does something to the wood. Dunno how to describe it, but the wood has become soft & fibrous on the outside..kind of 'hairy' if you know what I mean. It was oak and pt yellow pine.
this one in the picture is only around 3 yrs. old but I have one at another place that is some where's around 10 yrs. old and I keep the range meal in one side and wind/rain in the other side. I keep both mineral and the range meal out all year long, so it has had quite a bit use and I can not tell that there is any problem so far. I use poor grade, cheapest, lumber I can buy therefore the seams may not be the tightest so I lay a piece of plywood in the bottoms. I can see some rust starting on the sheet metal but not to bad yet. The one that is 10 yrs. old I would think I can get another 7 years or so from the way it looks, if they last 15 - 20 yrs. I wont complain. I do not use treated lumber.
KB




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HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- CONSUMER IMPLICATIONS GROW WITH CARCASS SIZE
For as much as steaks bolster carcass value and consumer beef demand, their growing size is costing the industry lots of jingle.
ANGUS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF VERIFIED BEEF
American Angus Association announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Verified Beef, including its proprietary Reputation Feeder Cattle® program.
INAUGURAL GENETIX CATTLE PLUS SALE HELD
Eighty-nine registered buyers from 14 states made their way to Grantville, Ga. for the inaugural Genetix Cattle Plus Sale hosted by The Oaks Farm.
NCBA LEADERS CALL FOR REPEAL OF FEDERAL ESTATE TAX
You cannot blame folks in Washington, D.C. for misconstruing how the U.S. Tax code impacts agricultural producers. With the number of Americans directly involved in agriculture at historic lows, the voices of farmers and ranchers are often missing in national tax policy debates.
DEMAND STRONG AT CIRCLE A ANGUS FALL SALE
Circle A Angus Ranch, headquartered in Iberia, Mo., was proud to host their 11th annual Fall Bull & Heifer sale in conjunction with the Dispersal of their Spring-calving Registered cowherd offering 647 head sold on October 21st. The demand for all classes of cattle was strong and prices were very steady.
FORAGE ANALYSIS CAN BE VALUABLE TO OPERATION
Focusing on pasture and grazing management is undoubtedly one of the most economical means of extending the grazing season and decreasing hay feeding requirements.
CHAMPIONS NAMED AT THE AMERICAN ROYAL GELBVIEH SHOW
The Gelbvieh and Balancer® Show at the 2017 American Royal took place on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at the American Royal Complex in Kansas City, Mo. Brigham Stewart, Washington, Kansas, evaluated the Gelbvieh and Balancer cattle.
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.

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