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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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How many of you invest?
by herofan (Posted Tue, 28 Jun 2016 23:47:56 GMT+5)
Do any of you keep much available cash in a checking or savings account beyond what you typically use plus a little misc. money, or do you have the majority of your money invested in something?



Board activity
by bball (Posted Tue, 28 Jun 2016 23:16:58 GMT+5)
JMJ Farms wrote:Summertime mainly I think and the fact they just ain't as many "cattlemen" as we'd like to think.

Personally I don't know what I'd do to occupy these hot afternoons and after dark if I couldn't lurk around with on CT. Learn something just about every day. I like talking to every one of y'all. If I didn't I wouldn't come here

Me too MJ. When the board hits a dry run like here lately, the archives can sure make for some good learning. Lots of quality info there.



Lyme Disease
by callmefence (Posted Tue, 28 Jun 2016 22:37:29 GMT+5)
The deer used to be covered in them. 20 years ago we wouldn't hardly shoot a deer until there had been a good hard freeze. By the time you got one gutted you would be covered in ticks. Gave the horses he'll to. Don't see em near as much. Everyone says the fireants got em Idk.

My oldest son had lymes when he was about 10. Kept him sick regularly for a couple years.



Opinions on Hereford Champion of the World qualifiers
by SPH (Posted Tue, 28 Jun 2016 22:35:05 GMT+5)
Duramaxgirl wrote:Thanks for the replies! My avatar is Durango 44u whom I just AI'd all my girls too... So I am pretty excited about my next years calves

Durango is a solid and proven bull. One of our heifer buyers used him the other year and were happy with his calves and he's a proven calving ease bull too.

Semen is quite limited and pricey on Time Traveler right now after he won national champion bull at Denver. Like any show bull in the US lately though he's packing a lot of fat in that picture and only time will tell (no pun intended) if his progeny will be productive in natural environments. Not a lot of showring bulls have become sires who left a great legacy in the Hereford breed. I just saw some NJW 73S W18 HOMETOWN 10Y progeny in a herd a couple weeks ago who was the 2013 national champion and the breeder said he liked what he saw in the bull when he saw him in Denver which at the time he looked plenty fat and wanted to see some progeny out of him before he would consider using him in their herd. Saw some pretty nice females out of Hometown so he might be one of those exceptions where a showring bull can breed progeny that will work in the pasture too.

Not sure who started the whole "Champion of the World" competition but as you can tell in those photos there is an aweful lot of variance in phenotype in those bulls and in Costa Rica's case a very poor looking bull that is not a good example of what a Hereford bull should look like. Most guys have likely cut bulls that look much better than he does



Sericea Lespedeza
by hurleyjd (Posted Tue, 28 Jun 2016 22:15:03 GMT+5)
You might look at Legend Lespedeza.

http://www.hpj.com/archives/legend-lesp ... d39db.html



Religion, Politics, & Muslim Terrorists
by arkie1 (Posted Tue, 28 Jun 2016 22:12:37 GMT+5)
I would figure suicide bomber training is kinda pass or fail???



pasture sprayer
by Cross-7 (Posted Tue, 28 Jun 2016 21:53:25 GMT+5)



You can see from the picture how the plates work
I think they on to spray one side only or the screw sticking out is loose



Eastern Redcedar Control - Bow Saw vs. Chainsaw (Do I need a Chainsaw)
by greybeard (Posted Tue, 28 Jun 2016 21:45:26 GMT+5)
bball wrote:NECowboy wrote:What's the big deal about nesikep wearing boots, do u usually use chainsaw with sandals? Important thing in my mind is traction. Although usually wear leather soled cowboy boots for riding or cuz they look better when going out somewhere nice got pair of timberlands with thick grippy soles for spraying on slopes, my bow sawing, fence work, hiking etc. Leather soles i slip and fall on my butt on any kind of incline and that could be a disaster with an active running chainsaw esp with 34 inch bar.

Nesi posted a video a while back, where he jumps up on the back of one of his bulls barefooted and fires few rounds out of a rifle. Yes, standing barefoot on the bull (I believe it was a bull if memory serves). Hence, some of us enjoying Nesi wearing boots. Again, just giving him some guff. Btw, the video of him on the bull is something you should watch.
Ya notice he's always grinning in his vids--even the Husky video. The man enjoys his work!!



Don't kill a turtle in front of wittiness
by greybeard (Posted Tue, 28 Jun 2016 21:32:55 GMT+5)
Them suckers can eat their own weight in catfish food for sure.



Rain
by 1982vett (Posted Tue, 28 Jun 2016 21:03:32 GMT+5)
Got a much needed 1 1/2 inches today.



Feet Issues in the Angus Breed
by gizmom (Posted Tue, 28 Jun 2016 20:53:50 GMT+5)
EB

I agree I would use a DD positive bull before one with bad structure, but I think bad feet/structure has a much worse economic impact than a DD bull.

Carlos

I know we cull for bad feet, I can't speak for every breeder, I do know the boss believes all hoof trimming should be done right behind the ears.

Gizmom



What are you eating today?
by greybeard (Posted Tue, 28 Jun 2016 20:25:24 GMT+5)
Pork roast for supper and malts for dessert.




This guy doesn't care for Bryers ice cream...
by greybeard (Posted Tue, 28 Jun 2016 20:22:36 GMT+5)
Just one kind of ice cream in this house.




Amazing Pasture means Fat Cows
by TCRanch (Posted Tue, 28 Jun 2016 20:18:00 GMT+5)
reeler wrote:This post sure makes me feel better-I get a Lot of flack for feeding my cows grain in summer. But, when I need to doctor them, it proves to be an invaluable practice! Case in point; had a calf that swallowed a hedge ball. Used the grain to get him & mama in the pens. Vet came out & used tube to push hedge ball down & thankfully, calf's ok.


Exactly! One of our bulls has had a slight limp so I hand fed him Sustain III boluses today, alternating with cubes. I'll watch a couple more days to see if that takes care of it but if I need to bring him in it's as simple as shaking the bucket. Most of our Spring calves are already hand feeders & it makes life so much easier if we have to doctor them, move them, etc.

Glad your calf is okay. Hedge balls terrify me!



Hay feud!
by Rajela (Posted Tue, 28 Jun 2016 20:10:39 GMT+5)
Bigfoot wrote:I don't roll hay on the halves. Makes my half to expensive. I'll roll on the thirds, and leave a 3rd. It's so close, I don't mind moving it, so I buy it every year.

The taking of every other roll, is what I do on every place. That way, nobody thinks I got from the best spot in the field etc., or the easiest to move what have you. Just seems fair. I get a little of everything the field has to offer. The good, and the bad. This paticular place, one roll is just like another, and really wouldn't make any difference. I've seen places, where it would though.

Your not thinking very clearly then....



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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.

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