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The Iowa Beef Industry Council is an organization working for the cattle producers of Iowa in areas of education, promotion and research. The programs are funded by the Beef Checkoff, $1.00 per head collected on all Iowa cattle when they are sold. The Iowa Beef Industry Council office is located in Ames, in the same building as the Iowa Cattlemen�s Association (the membership division of Iowa�s beef industry). Fifteen members direct the activities of the Board of the Iowa Beef Industry Council. Ten cattle producers are elected by the membership of the Iowa Cattlemen�s Association; other representatives include the Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, the Iowa State University Dean of the College of Agriculture and the Iowa Livestock Auction Markets. The Iowa Beef Industry Council is one of 45 state beef councils. 50 cents out of every checkoff dollar collected goes to the Cattlemen�s Beef Board in Denver, Colorado, which oversees checkoff programs. The remaining 50 cents is held in Iowa for state coordinated activities. Iowa sends approximately half of their remaining 50 cents on to national promotion efforts. The Iowa Beef Industry Council is also affiliated with the National Cattlemen�s Beef Association, headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Beef promotion, information and research programs are coordinated between the 45 state beef councils, the Cattlemen�s Beef Board, and the National Cattlemen�s Beef Association.


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National Steer & Heifer Estimated Grading Percent Report

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by Franke (Posted Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:36:29 GMT+5)
Good job on the percentage. I know a lot of people would be enthused with those results.



Jersey cow price?
by Caustic Burno (Posted Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:25:25 GMT+5)
Lady at church messes with Jersey just listening she gets 800 to 1000 on production girls.
Seen Guernsey yearlings last month for sale 800 apiece.



Took some videos yesterday
by Franke (Posted Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:18:19 GMT+5)
Thank you guys!!



Just a 15-month-old 3/4 sim bull.
by Franke (Posted Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:16:37 GMT+5)
Looks stout and powerful. Would like to see a better top and hip but a different picture could help that.



3 Day Old Cow Wont Eat
by farmerjan (Posted Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:07:09 GMT+5)
I also think you are way over thinking this.
I must have misread the first few posts because I thought you said you worked with human babies/infants but now you say your specialty is the arts. I guess that from your first posts, I figured you would know the basics of taking care of a baby of any species.

If it is not blowing cold freezing air, let her have access to the outdoors and sun. She will go where she is comfortable. If she prefers the barn then she feels safe there, and maybe is out of a draft. They lay out in the field in real life/nature all the time and do just fine. They will find a spot that may only be a small depression in the ground and will be out of a windy draft and be comfortable. If she is getting along and drinking her bottles, then just let her body grow. The stumbling still might be from the overdose of minerals that she was getting and her body is still trying to get back to normal. It could have affected her eyesight. Give it time.



tagging and tattooing calves
by callmefence (Posted Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:04:53 GMT+5)
It's a rain water collection basin. I purchased this pasture with joins property I inherited earlier this year and it was under a wildlife tax exemption. The water basins came with the property. They are not adequate for cattle but I've left them. They collect a surprising amount of water from the smallest rains and even dew.. They also have pond and creek water. The grass in that photo is bdahl bluestem. A improved bluestem .
The other cow is In a unimproved part of the place. It's 40 miles from my home place.



Spring Calving vs. Fall Calving
by Jeanne - Simme Valley (Posted Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:03:44 GMT+5)
I do both. From what I have heard from other breeders, fall seems to work best for Southern states.
My "spring" calving is actually a winter calving (Jan 1 to Mar 1) This is to get the calves up & going before our mud season.
I love the fall calving. Generally, no mud. Calves are up & going before bad weather gets here. And, it is a good market to sell replacement heifers. I do have 3-side sheds for the calves to get into, out of the weather & wind. Wind and mud is all you need to worry about for the babies.
And, yes, you have to make sure the cows are fed well. But, they get the same feed as the dry cows. They are kept separate.



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Put 'er down
by Jeanne - Simme Valley (Posted Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:52:07 GMT+5)
I agree with Rafter. The cattle don't associate with the fact that you KILLED their herdmate. They would get riled up over the commotion, but they should settle right down.
I don't think we have anaplasmosis in NY??? I believe it is more southern.



Hauling water
by skyhightree1 (Posted Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:40:45 GMT+5)
kenny thomas wrote:It's really hard to haul in the freezing weather too.

try hauling 3000 gallons of milk



Fall AI Breeding Who are you using?
by Midtenn (Posted Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:38:09 GMT+5)
Musgrave Big Sky on cows
Mar Innovation on cows
Victor719T on brangus x cows
Musgrave aviator on heifers



Turkey
by farmerjan (Posted Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:37:41 GMT+5)
The heritage turkey market is a specialty market and the birds will command a fairly high price. There is a following and if you get in with the ones that sell at farmers markets etc, they can be an additional source of income.

Turkeys are susceptible to blackhead and can get the disease from being raised with chickens. I have raised mine with chickens and have never had a problem but most places that have turkeys will tell you that it is a no-no.

Toms can and are actually better off, if run with a flock of hens. In the wild there will be a tom to 6-15 hens. A good tom can cover up to 20 hens if young and active. Most purebred breeders will run 4-8 hens per tom to insure fertile eggs.

They are slower growing, and will do better if raised in a range type situation. Turkeys require a higher protein and they get that from foraging and eating more insects. They were often raised in orchards in the "old days" because they helped to keep down the pests that plagued fruit tree growers. They also do a good job of cleaning up the drops and spoiled fruit, and the bugs that overwinter like coddling moth eggs etc.

Royal palms do a good job of raising their own. Had several hens set and hatch and rear their own poults. Many of the older breeds will set but not all are good mothers.

The meat has a stronger flavor than commercially raised birds. They do not have the "double breasts" like commercial birds, but they can breed naturally because they are not "top heavy" .

I fed a commercial ration that is 20% protein and let them free range. I also get commercial white poults and do the same. They actually do pretty good until they get really big. You get some leg problems in the BB ones, but not like when they are kept confined and fed all they want.

The white ones will pluck cleaner than the dark feathered ones. Some of the breeds are better foragers than others, but if you raise them to forage from the time they are small, they usually all will do a pretty good job.



I officially agree that the world's crazy
by TennesseeTuxedo (Posted Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:34:25 GMT+5)
callmefence wrote:TennesseeTuxedo wrote:Glad I can't "top" any of that.

You ate my jerky didn't you...

Maybe.



Service Call
by skyhightree1 (Posted Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:25:58 GMT+5)
People always amaze me. I figured when I wasn't plowing I would fix peoples plows they tore up. I had my number on my trucks for mobile welding. I got a call from a fool asking me how much I charge I tell him my service call fees and he proceeds to tell me i just need this and that. I said i understand that however I can't use my stuff and drive 45 mins for under my service call fee. He asks me to come out and cut and weld a piece.. Tack Weld it till he can get home and try to fix it for $50.00 I said sir thanks for your call but .. NO I said just how your trying to make money so am I. What is wrong with people?



Wean weight, heifers vs. steers?
by gizmom (Posted Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:24:22 GMT+5)
were they split into heifer and steer groups at sale barn?

Gizmom



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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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