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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Truck Flatbed MFG. recommendation?
by wbvs58 (Posted Sun, 11 Dec 2016 04:26:41 GMT+5)
Nesikep wrote:I built my own.. cost me $300 in steel for the frame.. I've contemplated putting an aluminum deck over it but since cattle prices fell... it ain't happening. I built mine to be as low as possible, and as light as possible using steel.. same weight as the dually box, same height, twice the space, 3 times stronger!
Nesi there is a real art in building things light yet strong. I really appreciate seeing things like that. Anyone can build things strong by adding more and more and heavier steel.
Is my cow going to starve?
by Nito_Incog (Posted Sun, 11 Dec 2016 04:24:39 GMT+5)
But then she wouldn't have any company.[/quote]
Wow, you're just a bowl full of sarcasm, ain't you?
I feel sorry for anyone that lives with you. You're a putz
by Nesikep (Posted Sun, 11 Dec 2016 02:36:18 GMT+5)
My friend has a Luk Gold single disc.. it's pretty aggressive/grabby, but has light pedal pressure and holds really well.. also much cheaper than a SB... Can't remember if I mentioned that already in Pg 1 though
S. Dakota State pulled a slick one today!!
by Alan (Posted Sat, 10 Dec 2016 23:29:59 GMT+5)
greybeard wrote:He was careful to keep his right knee off the ground when he crouched down behind the linemen too.
I had to watch it a second time because I got to wondering if he got the ball with a knee down. Did you see the three lineman in front of him all slid in cheek to cheek to hide him?
Noob from South Carolina
by msplmtneer (Posted Sat, 10 Dec 2016 22:54:48 GMT+5)
Howdy and to the board and good luck
Beef at Farmers Market
by dieselbeef (Posted Sat, 10 Dec 2016 22:52:59 GMT+5)
but nobody wants a 4 lb butt roast
by greybeard (Posted Sat, 10 Dec 2016 22:40:33 GMT+5)
Lots of those little hard nubbin type pecan trees here--all up and down the river. The shell is thick and mostly used to test diamonds for hardness. I've killed hundreds of them--and pignut hickory trees, but every spring, new ones pop up.
When I lived out west, some of the best pecans I ever ate came from trees growing along the Concho Rivers. Hundreds of them, but not nearly as many as the old folks said were on those rivers before the big flood of 1936 washed hundreds of the old trees away
The "Off Grid" lifestyle
by dun (Posted Sat, 10 Dec 2016 22:32:58 GMT+5)
gizmom wrote:Does 13 days with no power after a hurricane count? That was as long as I ever want to go without power!
Did that in 2007, even with a good generator it's a pain in the butt
About that time of year
by dun (Posted Sat, 10 Dec 2016 22:28:20 GMT+5)
I love it when a bull puts a stamp on his calves that you can plainly see
chrome on calves
by tamarack (Posted Sat, 10 Dec 2016 21:55:06 GMT+5)
I think the white cow has a large % of shorthorn the shorthorn can be red,white,roan and any combination of the three,red /white marks is hard to get away from.A shorthorn bull of mine throws some chrome and solid colors never tell what will get.
by NolanCountyAG (Posted Sat, 10 Dec 2016 21:36:22 GMT+5)
You probably don't have too, but it wouldn't hurt either.
by Atimm693 (Posted Sat, 10 Dec 2016 21:18:26 GMT+5)
SteppedInIt wrote:I know none of these models were recommended but I thought I would throw it out anyway.
044 Stihl has OEM cylinder replacement and after market piston and ring. Runs great. $500 firm
MS-311 STIHL Chainsaw 20"Bar, decompression valve, wrench, like new, few hours. $400.00 firm
Stil 361 magnum with 20" bar. Gently used with case. Asking $300
361 is the best of that bunch. Price is very fair if in good shape. Perfect for a one saw operation.
I'm sure you'll find an 044 to be way overkill and heavy for your use.
Have you found your safe place
by TexasBred (Posted Sat, 10 Dec 2016 20:30:59 GMT+5)
greybeard wrote:Don't have one-don't want one-don't need one.
Adversity builds character, and that's what i am...a character, which is better than being a charioteer or a chupacabra..
GB reckon this is any good??
by City Guy (Posted Sat, 10 Dec 2016 20:17:07 GMT+5)
M-5 wrote:I prefer Bach or Beethoven
Yes, hard to beat Beethoven's symphony #5 and "The Emperor" concerto.
Feeder calf prices????
by JMJ Farms (Posted Sat, 10 Dec 2016 20:10:05 GMT+5)
Feeders are still too low compared to Live Cattle. Doesn't make sense to me. First possibility is I'm an idiot because I can't figure out why. Second possibility is we are getting the short end of the stick. Third possibility is both.
EPDS PROVIDE THE MOST ACCURATE SELECTION METHOD
Selecting beef cattle based on expected progeny difference (EPD) values provides the most accurate selection method currently available to beef producers for economically important traits.
WILL IONOPHORES BE AFFECTED BY REGULATION CHANGES?
An ionophore is a feed additive used in beef cattle rations to improve feed efficiency and animal gains.
CIRCLE A ANGUS HOSTS 10TH ANNUAL FALL SALE
Circle A Angus Ranch, headquartered in Iberia, Mo., was proud to host their 10th Annual Fall Bull & Heifer sale offering 309 head sold on October 15th. The bleachers were full of potential buyers vying for the opportunity to own elite genetics backed by great service by bidding on the 109 bulls, and 200 bred heifers.
DON'T GUESS AT ACRONYMS USED IN BEEF CATTLE BUSINESS
Many acronyms are used in the beef cattle industry. Knowing exactly what they represent instead of guessing can be important.
DOGUET'S DIAMOND D BRANGUS SALE HELD OCTOBER 15
A warm fall day greeted a standing room only crowd of Brangus enthusiasts from five states gathered at Poteet, Texas, for Doguet's Diamond D Sale of Proven Producers.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- ADDING OPPORTUNITY AND RISK WITHOUT WEIGHT
When feeder cattle markets are in balance, prices for lighter-weight feeder cattle adjust to account for the cost of gain to put the additional weight on those cattle such that feedlots are relatively indifferent to buying feeder cattle of various weights, says Derrell Peel, Extension livestock marketing specialist at Oklahoma State University, in his weekly market comments the first week of November.
BULL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT ARE IMPORTANT
In many purebred operations, bull sales make up a significant portion of their cash flow. Therefore, bull growth and development is very important to the overall success of their operation. Many cattlemen who produce bulls spend a great amount of time on the genetics they use and their breeding operation. Remember that this genetic potential can never be realized if these animals are not fed and managed properly.
IT'S THE PITTS -- AN APP FOR THAT
Here are ten smartphone apps that we desperately need some geek to create:
SOUTHERN CONNECTION CHAROLAIS SALE AVERAGES $2,765
The Southern Connection Charolais Sale was held October 19, 2016 in Calhoun, Ga.
REPLACEMENTS SHOULD BE HELD TO HIGH STANDARDS
As autumn makes its debut across the Empire State of the South, many spring-calving operations have been, or are in the process of, weaning; and in a few months, producers will be sorting through females and deciding which ladies get a job offer and which get shown the door.
BLACK INK -- LIMITS? WHAT LIMITS?
Your cows may be held in by fences, but there are few limits on where you go or what you can do with the herd. Perceived barriers these days are just untested assumptions where imagination and technology are opening new gates.
BE SELECTIVE WHEN CHOOSING REPLACEMENT FEMALES
Spiraling cattle prices in recent weeks are not leaving much wiggle room when it comes to marketing calves and replacement females to fit current trends, according to cattle experts.
BE AWARE OF THE PROS AND CONS OF USING DARTS IN CATTLE
Darts - also known as remote drug delivery devices or RDD devices - are frequently used in wildlife to tranquilize animals for research, or when a wild animal strays into a populated area such as a city or neighborhood. They are also gaining popularity among beef stocker growers who have cattle on extensive grazing.
TOWN CREEK FARM BRANGUS BULLS AVERAGE $4,435
Cattlemen from the southern U.S. resoundingly endorsed the value of the Town Creek Farm genetic program at the Town Creek Farm Sale, Saturday, October 15, 2016, near West Point, Miss.
IT'S THE PITTS -- BULLISH
For years purebred bull breeders didn't get paid what they deserved for making such a big investment in better genetics, so I'm glad to see them finally getting paid handsomely for their better bulls.