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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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401k
by Brute 23 (Posted Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:57:42 GMT+5)
TexasBred wrote:Brute 23 wrote:TexasBred wrote:Actually it is. Your bank for instance may have a million bucks in the vault and on deposit with other banks yet it is holding 100 million in customer deposits on their books....numbers only??? Where is that money??? It is lent out to you and me in the hopes that we will pay it back with a return higher than our cost of operations thus profit. If loan demand increases they borrow money or solicit funds, yet their actual "worth" never changes....they simply appear much larger due to increased deposits, borrowed funds and loans outstanding. Another Ponzi scheme?? Pretty much so. Want to read a bank statement of condition?? Turn it upside down. BTW.....SSA will never go broke.

It's not the same. Your talking about receivables on loans from money that investors put in the bank.

SS has no receivables. It only has mandated investors. They govt hands the investors money out like candy.

Buddy you couldn't be more wrong. They have trillions of receivables....and all of their investors are mandated....by law....you, me and every illegal alien that gets paid by check. The need more money they simply raise the minimum taxable wages or as a last resort raise the rate.

You should go in to politics.



Top Bulls for Females
by SchenkAngusFarm (Posted Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:54:35 GMT+5)
I've been to a lot of sales this fall and it seems to me that ignoring maternal traits (I know that significantly impacts price), the top selling females are coming out of:

Discovery
Resource
1682
Bismark
Rampage

Is anyone else seeing anything different? Just curious because I am getting ready to do some flushing and wanted to see what others thought.



New low
by Allenw (Posted Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:50:20 GMT+5)
I don't see any thing here that couldn't be solved by more time setting in the sale barn.



Photo Contests
by ALACOWMAN (Posted Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:42:01 GMT+5)
ga.prime wrote:ALACOWMAN wrote:What happened to the old way of posting pic's??it's like yanking teeth to post one now
It's easier by a lot using the blue highlighted Add image to post link at the bottom left corner of the post page than using photo bucket.
Well I'll be,,Your right....



Mineral Quality
by TexasBred (Posted Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:40:28 GMT+5)
pricefarm wrote:ddd75 wrote:i like southern states for a lot of things but feed and mineral is not one.

i have to drive 3 hours to get my mineral, i just buy a lot at a time. Around here all they have is crap with alfalfa, grain, molasses, salt.. be nice. I want mineral, not all that. My cows won't even touch the stuff.

I feed there minerals before and had a problem with them eatting the recommended about especially the high mag mineral they carry.Price isn't bad but personally I wouldn't feed it because it appears to be mostly oxides which pass right through the cow at the rate of about 90%. Preservatives don't hurt anything but just an added expense. Grain by-products or put in the mineral to make it palatable. ALL mineral will have either grain by-products, plant protein products and/or dried molasses to encourage the cattle to eat it. Without them they won't touch it.



Heifer not bagging up
by kentuckyguy (Posted Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:38:57 GMT+5)
She is a simmental angus heifer. Her due date is October 31st.



There is a always one...
by ALACOWMAN (Posted Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:35:30 GMT+5)
kenny thomas wrote:Its the ears. They can hear your planning. you ain't far from wrong...they can smell a rat 10 miles away.... Nice ones..



Hereford x Longhorn ?
by Ky hills (Posted Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:27:12 GMT+5)
Thanks for the responses and thank you Farm Fence Solutions for the pictures.
Some have suggested banding the horns, I have never banded any cattle horns before, and am wondering if I were to do it now would they continue to grow out much behind from the bands? Also wondering if I don't do anything to the horns would we then still be able to get her through a chute? Have not had much experience with horned cattle, always used to dehorn when they were small, with either an electric or a barnes type.



Can't keep water in the pond
by ga.prime (Posted Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:10:58 GMT+5)
Could it be there's a gigantic empty cavern underneath the limestone bottom of your pond that the water from the pond is leaking into?



Good week!
by VCC (Posted Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:02:31 GMT+5)
Nice



Rental Ground & Corn Surplus ?
by bball (Posted Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:02:17 GMT+5)
Rent goes up steadily here every couple years. Not much loosening up for availability either. Seeing a little more ground in beans than corn, but nothing drastic. Interestingly enough, the local ethanol plant was dangerously close to running out of corn before the harvest started. Makes me wonder if there some fellas sitting on A LOT of corn, waiting for a bump in price.



I would like into buy into a Ranch....
by EsquireRancher (Posted Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:57:18 GMT+5)
Is that possible? Always had a love for cattle and the hardwork involved. Call me crazy, but I just like it. I love the land. Would like to join an operation with dreams of growth.

Thanks in advance.



Soil Sample Results
by bball (Posted Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:56:49 GMT+5)
Stocker Steve wrote:herofan wrote:TexasBred wrote:As for the original poster, I'd find me another fertilizer dealer. He's trying to rob you. Sure hope he's not a friend.

So, are you saying there is no way that 30 acres of fescue and orchard grass could require $4,000 worth of fertilizer and lime?

No. There are certainly ways to roll up inputs to total hundreds of dollars per acre.

The point is that this is unlikely to be justified by the value of the increased production, and zero chance of being the most economical approach
.

When the student is ready - - the teacher will appear.

Took me a few years, but I finally have come to grasp this concept..thanks to a few different folks on here explaining it in several different examples. Written gold.

Your last sentence is profoundly correct!



Trump to Release Remaining JFK Files
by TexasBred (Posted Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:09:52 GMT+5)
cowboy43 wrote:All the UFO files need to be released then people will find out we are not alone.

Whatchu talkin' bout Willis????



Anyone have/had any W/C Loaded Up calves?
by Franke (Posted Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:56:19 GMT+5)
I've been told to breed him to a big cow otherwise they get too small. I haven't seen one to know for sure. Lockdown, Ironhide, and Bullseye are all three paternal brothers to him that could work. I've seen a few real good pays to believe calves.



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TAKES STEPS TO MAKE SURE CALVES NEVER HAVE A BAD DAY
You've heard that the key to beef quality could lie in making sure a calf never has a bad day. A paper in the Journal of Dairy Science adds validity-and before you quit reading because the work didn't come from the beef side, think for a minute about the dairy cow.
KEEP TRACK OF WITHDRAWAL TIMES IN CATTLE
When a food animal is given medication systemically (such as injection of antibiotic), it takes a certain amount of time for the body to break down and eliminate it. During that period the animal should not enter the food chain. Different drugs and medications have different withdrawal times before the animal can be slaughtered.
THOMAS AND SONS BRANGUS SALE HELD
Fifty-six registered buyers from 10 states participated in a stellar offering of registered and commercial cattle at the recent Don Thomas and Sons Cadillac of Brangus Sales.
BURDOCK CAN CAUSE EYE IRRITATION IN CATTLE
Eye problems in cattle and horses can be caused by burdock slivers. This plant has seeds that stick to fur or clothing. When ripe, the burrs release hundreds of microscopic barbed slivers. If a sliver gets into the eye, it can cause inflammation and infection that may puzzle your veterinarian, since the microscopic sliver is not easily seen. The cornea of the eye may become inflamed and ulcerated; the eye may turn cloudy and have a white spot or bulge on it.
CHANGING WEATHER AFFECTS HEALTH OF CALVES
Experience tells us that fall can be a treacherous season for keeping calves healthy. Calves come into the season stout, thrifty and with the expectation of doing well. But changing weather conditions, management systems and nutritional programs can catch the calves off guard and send them into a tail spin of poor health and performance.
PARASITE RESISTANCE IN CATTLE AT CRITICAL LEVEL
Controlling internal parasites in cattle is challenging these days.
BEWARE OF POTENTIAL THREAT TO DEER POPULATIONS
Diseases are a big concern for deer biologists and managers. Since the reestablishment of white-tailed deer across the Southeast, hemorrhagic disease has had a negative impact on their populations. Hemorrhagic disease in deer can be caused by epizootic hemorrhagic disease viruses, or bluetongue viruses, and is spread by black gnats.
SVF CATTLE COUNTRY COMMERCIAL REPLACEMENT SALE HELD AUG. 31ST
One thousand, one hundred and eleven commercial females from Florida's leading ranchers found ready acceptance at the recent Cattle Country Sale in Brighton, Fla.
IT'S THE PITTS -- A MOTHER'S PLEA
I'm not in the mood today to try and be funny. And normally I don't believe writers should use their podium to preach to people. In most cases I don't have the qualifications or the credentials.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- DEMAND-AGGRESSIVE MARKETING BUOY CATTLE PRICES
Cattle numbers continue to grow with national cowherd expansion, and various data suggest herd expansion is continuing this year.
CHUTE-SIDE VACCINE COOLER IS A USEFUL TOOL
A few simple steps can help cattle producers become more effective in battling respiratory disease in their herd, get full value of any vaccine they purchase, and possibly increase their operational profit in the process.
PRODUCERS BENEFIT FROM YEAR-ROUND HERD HEALTH PROGRAM
Many times a producer does not consider or appreciate the value of a good year-round herd health program until confronted with a difficult calving season or an unacceptable level of calf loss from health challenges.
GET CALVES STARTED ON THE RIGHT FOOT AT WEANING
During this time of the year, some producers may consider preconditioning beef calves prior to sale. This involves a multi-step process including weaning, a defined health protocol, nutrition, and marketing plan. The following article describes a few helpful tips for weaning and getting calves started on the right foot:
EARLY WEANING BENEFITS FIRST-CALF COWS
Summer heat can be hard on pastures, cows and calves, especially first-calf cows. These cows are in a special class as they are still trying to maintain body condition, actively grow, support reproduction by gestating with her second calf, and lactating.
PRODUCT HANDLING IS CRITICAL TO HERD HEALTH SUCCESS
The cow-calf production unit is the basis for the entire beef industry. The production of quality calves requires strict attention to the health of all calves, cows and bulls in the facility.

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