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.
These are a few of the
topics being discussed on the Q&A Boards.
Just click on the topic to read it. Why not join the discussion?
CattleToday's Q & A Boards are a Cattle Forum for swapping information and asking and answering questions about breed, health problems, beginners questions and jokes about cattle and horses.
Self unloading Hay Trailer
by JMJ Farms (Posted Sat, 25 Jun 2016 19:03:09 GMT+5)
I don't hay a Hay Liner. I do have an EZ Haul Hay Handler. I like it. A lot. Works good. Mine is 42' plus the gooseneck. Knowing how to pull a trailer that size is a must. An idiot could tear it up rather quickly. It is the fastest way of have found to move a lot of hay quickly.
It's hot in middle Georgia.
by JMJ Farms (Posted Sat, 25 Jun 2016 18:46:22 GMT+5)
This was at 3:23 today
Needing to abort a heifer
by jcarkie (Posted Sat, 25 Jun 2016 18:43:05 GMT+5)
Our vet says after 3weeks to give the lute. I have never been lucky enough to know only done lute once or twice and pulled the rest. I would rather so the shot !!
Britons exit from the EU?
by Caustic Burno (Posted Sat, 25 Jun 2016 18:41:30 GMT+5)
I think they are right to get out countries should be sovereign with their own laws not part of this world order plan.
Opinions on Hereford Champion of the World qualifiers
by elkwc (Posted Sat, 25 Jun 2016 18:06:54 GMT+5)
Nitro is the top and then a small group after him.
Give her another chance?
by angus9259 (Posted Sat, 25 Jun 2016 17:47:26 GMT+5)
Muddy wrote::idea: js1234 wrote:Too much labor, swap her out for a cow that does what she's on the payroll to do with less intervention from management.
In your case, we will have no heifers left if we do your way.
What does this mean?
by greybeard (Posted Sat, 25 Jun 2016 16:49:15 GMT+5)
Nesikep wrote:I don't put much weight on people who give the default "Happy birthday" emote... ANYTHING except the default, just to show there was *some* thought or effort into it... if it's just typing 10 characters rather than clicking a button
John Deere 6310 over heating
by Nesikep (Posted Sat, 25 Jun 2016 16:39:15 GMT+5)
I've found newer equipment has "High efficiency" radiators.. which means more but smaller air and coolant passages which clog up, and yes, the screen in front of it too which is often too close to the rad, and dandelion seeds will find their way through it.. How new is this new rad? On our old JD 950 we had to clean the rad before any hard work, every time.
I'd check the water pump as well too, and just replace the thermostat (if it's easier, do that first)
by Jogeephus (Posted Sat, 25 Jun 2016 15:27:00 GMT+5)
I like the ding of shooting metal especially if with some distance involved. This Canik is a pretty good pistol for the money and it seems to have its own auto-correct for poor shot placement and I need that.
Sweet corn tips, pointers, suggestions
by Kingfisher (Posted Sat, 25 Jun 2016 15:25:24 GMT+5)
5 for a buck at HEB today
RAIN OR DROUGHT
by callmefence (Posted Sat, 25 Jun 2016 14:52:33 GMT+5)
Rain over drought.
by inyati13 (Posted Sat, 25 Jun 2016 14:18:32 GMT+5)
Nesikep wrote:I was told women aged like fine wine, but most I've seen aged like milk
LMAO. You may regret that!
by Jogeephus (Posted Sat, 25 Jun 2016 14:13:01 GMT+5)
I know a couple people who have met bad times with the PTO. That thing scares me to death but I still catch myself being careless from time to time.
by Son of Butch (Posted Sat, 25 Jun 2016 11:31:27 GMT+5)
I expect it will strengthen the dollar and hurt commodity prices in usa, but help Australia and South America.
by Cross-7 (Posted Sat, 25 Jun 2016 11:08:49 GMT+5)
I have 2 CM trailers
They are built heavy and don't have to worry about a bull bending it up
Pull good but you know it's back there
Edit to add
The rubber lifetime floor is worth the added expense IMO
CRIMSON CLASSIC SALE AVERAGES $4,015
The Crimson Classic Santa Gertrudis Sale was held April 30, 2016 in Cullman, Ala.
FOUNDATION WILL FUND ABBA YOUTH IN 2016
At the December 17, 2015 meeting the Brahman Foundation Board agreed to distribute funds to expand opportunities for Brahman youth. In an effort to support youth programs and developing leaders in agriculture, the group allocated $30,000 for use in scholarships, educational opportunities, showmanship and more for the year 2016.
E6 & REGISTERED BEEFMASTER REPLACEMENT FEMALE SALE HELD
The E6 and Registered Beefmaster Replacement Female Sale was held April 24, 2016 in Columbus, Texas.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- ADDING CALF VALUE
In times of declining cow-calf margins, it is important for producers to evaluate opportunities to enhance calf value while simultaneously managing cost of production, says Derrell Peel, Extension livestock marketing specialist at Oklahoma State University, in his early-June market comments. Peel uses a variety of surveys and studies to underscore his point.
IT'S THE PITTS -- MY LAST MEAL
Have you ever thought about what you'd like to eat for your last meal?
BRAHMAN "ALL AMERICAN" TO BE HELD IN LOUISIANA
Every year, members of the American Junior Brahman Association gather to compete in a variety of contests, showcasing their skills and their cattle. This year, 250 members from nine states will show off their more than 650 entries. The All American will be held in West Monroe, La., at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center, July 4-9, 2016.
TOOLS ARE AVAILABLE TO IMPROVE FORAGE DIGESTION
At the cow/calf and stocker cattle level, production systems are generally built on forage production, pastures, hay, etc. For these operations forages provide the bulk of the nutrients needed for the animals. In many cases because of inadequate management or simply uncooperative weather patterns, forage quality is not suitable for the pasture and hays to maintain the type of digestibility needed for the animal to extract the needed nutrients.
OCHSNER TO JOIN RED ANGUS TEAM
Red Angus Association of America CEO Tom Brink announced that Katie Ochsner, a native of Torrington, Wyoming, has been hired as a commercial marketing specialist.
CIRCLE A RANCH ANGUS SALE HELD MARCH 19 IN MISSOURI
Circle A Angus Ranch, headquartered in Iberia, Mo., was proud to host their 22nd annual Spring Bull and Heifer sale offering 403 head sold on March 19th.
SPRING WEATHER CONDITIONS CREATE A CHALLENGE FOR FORAGES
A cool, wet spring delayed growth of several summer grasses, but not the weeds that compete for space in fields and pastures across Mississippi.
IT'S THE PITTS -- UNIDENTIFIED FRUITY OBJECT
Besides being a great-granddaughter of the former President, Laura Eisenhower is a professional clairvoyant and spiritual healer who reads Tarot cards and gives astrology readings for a living. In an interview with Fox News Laura said that vegetarians are more apt to see UFO's than meat-eaters because, "we are multidimensional beings and based on our frequency, perceptions and our vibratory levels that we are functioning from, we are going to see things differently."
PRODUCERS SHOULD EVALUATE VALUE OF CREEP FEEDING
n the last issue we started a discussion concerning creep feeding and an ongoing evaluation of the value of this practice in cow-calf production. The main question the producer has to ask is if I decide to creep feed my calves will this result in higher weaning weights and will it be profitable?
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- WINDSHIELD ECONOMICS
Hooter was riding shotgun with Peetie Womack on the way back home from a feedlot where Peetie was checking on some of his cattle.
GENETRUST AT SUHN CATTLE COMPANY BULLS AVERAGE $5,863
Blue skies, blustery winds and Brangus bulls welcomed customers and friends of GENETRUST to the Flint Hills in Eureka, Kansas, on March 22, 2016 for the 24th annual installment of the event hosted by the Suhn family, in what has become one of the premier Brangus events of the year.
BLACK INK -- BEYOND THE BURNING HAIR
Our electric branding iron hangs high on a barn wall, bought on impulse 35 years ago but not used in 30. We freeze brand our replacement heifers though.