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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A tough story and a sign of things to come
by TennesseeTuxedo (Posted Wed, 25 May 2016 16:22:27 GMT+5)
Life isn't fair. Sometimes it's downright cruel.
I wish them the best as they've been through a lot.
Need Help - Cow possibly sick after calfing. (with pictures)
by dun (Posted Wed, 25 May 2016 16:18:08 GMT+5)
Son of Butch wrote:Does not appear you are making any progress, rather than taking the cheap route by speaking with vets, you need to
have a large animal vet come out and do an actual hands on exam.
Or haul her to one!
Bathroom dilemma for the wife or daughter.
by Bestoutwest (Posted Wed, 25 May 2016 16:11:29 GMT+5)
True Grit Farms wrote:I'll agree with the first two, but I wonder why you condone violence against people who do the other things?
They have no reason to live. Without Procreation there's no humans.
If they don't involve you in their activities, why do you care so much?
AIDS is an easy reason, I was thinking that would be the plague that got this country back on the right track.
Do you have any actual evidence of a person using their 'transgender' to attack a person or is this just Rush Limbaugh fear mongering?
I don't keep up with trans-sexual weirdos.
There are quite a few ACTUAL documented stories of teachers raping their students, yet did you accompany your daughter to every class she ever attended?
Nope, you just hope and pray for the best.
How about when she goes to college will you chaperone every date or party she attends?
Don't think that's possible either, but she will check in daily.
Statistically, she has a greater probability of being raped by someone she knows and trusts.
I like your justification-because you 'believe' in a specific religious guideline you want to inflict humiliation and physical harm on someone because they're different than you. So how are you and the Muslims different again?
Buy land or fund an IRA?
by HDRider (Posted Wed, 25 May 2016 15:58:42 GMT+5)
Hard to get a better response than what cross said.
Pay no attention to this post
by Dave (Posted Wed, 25 May 2016 15:54:18 GMT+5)
cowboy43 wrote:Little Joe was from the younger generation , that was the start of rebellion with the good guys wearing black hats, just like now you can't tell the good guy from the bad guys by the color of their hats.
I don't think you could ever tell good guys from bad guys by the color of their hat except in some fantasy produced by Hollyweird or in some writer's imagination.
Underground Water Pipe
by HDRider (Posted Wed, 25 May 2016 15:41:51 GMT+5)
Reading that, you are saying $1.50 a foot. I don't have rocks to worry with.
Was that turnkey?
Pipe is between .65 & .70 a foot now.
NRCS is saying they'd pay $1.51 per foot. I'm not using a NRCS program. I just use their pricing as a reality check.
Who started from nothing?
by bball (Posted Wed, 25 May 2016 15:20:58 GMT+5)
angus9259 wrote:Started with nothing. No agriculture in my background. Good day job. Did everything wrong at least once. Sometimes twice. Wish I woulda read more or something. Mighta stayed clean out of it then. Maybe shoulda. At least now I know not to be surprised when they find a new way to die. I've also learned that farmers are as crooked as church people. I always had the mistaken belief that this community operated on a handshake. Ironically there are as many sinners tilling ground as there are in any other profession. So many illusions - so little time.....
Dam good assessment! I love the very last line.
by Oldtimer (Posted Wed, 25 May 2016 15:14:41 GMT+5)
Commercialfarmer wrote:I've hooked 2, one was 70 lbs and the other was ~30 lbs. That kind of fishing will wear you out for sure. And if the fishing doesn't wear you out, dragging those things back to the truck will.
BRYANT wrote:I have snagged several but the regulations have gotten so hard in Oklahoma till I don't snag them much any more.
Yeah, and they don't mess around with the regulations. I've heard told that they put a lot of man power in trying to catch poachers, not just state guys but feds as well. The fellow that got me started said that at the hot spots, you can almost bet that one of the guys fishing down the bank from you isn't trying to catch fish. I believe it was the Russian mob that they have frequent problems with because they can turn a good female into several thousand on the black market.
Yeah the Fish and Game are really rough here... You can only catch and keep if you are lucky enough to get a special tag in a drawing.. Otherwise you have to catch and release.. You have to tag the ones you are going to keep before you pull them out of the water- if they catch you with an untagged one on land you are ticketed...
Few Angus pictures
by Oldtimer (Posted Wed, 25 May 2016 15:09:54 GMT+5)
tja477t wrote:The north place they are at now is a little over a section and a half... In July we move about 40 head down to a shared community pasture that is 7 sections in size...
funny, i didnt even know what a section was had to look it up. here in maine everything is acres. and there are few pastures over 50 acres. our stocking rate is something like 1050 lbs. per acre, i take it yours is a lot less than that
Yeah- in some of our southern part of the county the stocking rate is more like 40-50 acres per cow... Our northern pastures tho are in some pretty good shortgrass country and creek bottoms so we figure about 1 cow per every 16-20 acres... We rotate pastures about 3-4 times a year and run on the summer pastures hopefully from late April thru about the first part of December.... The section we just moved off of will rest until Sept or October when we will move cattle back on it..
GPS guidance on a budget
by M-5 (Posted Wed, 25 May 2016 14:53:03 GMT+5)
I will explore this app this weekend
I used this app last weekend to spray a field. It works really well. I had my foam maker on just to check and see if it was doing what It was supposed to do and It was very accurate. I will say that it is hard to see in a open tractor and I will have to work on my mount to hold the phone but I will use it again when I spread fertilizer this weekend.
Neighbors got more thistles than grass
by OldCrow (Posted Wed, 25 May 2016 14:51:29 GMT+5)
Newberry Creek wrote:Oldcrow - What are you using to get rid of the dog finnel?
I use Grazon P+D but have an applicator's license to use it. You can get Grazon that doesn't require it but P+D is cheaper and a little stouter which is what I'm after. It has a year long residual which is the gift that keeps on giving. Because of the residual you won't be able to plant clover for a year. I want always use it but right now I'm on a 4 yr program to eliminate dog fennel. All the spots last year I sprayed look great this year with the occasional miss where I didn't overlap with the spray. Not much may 5/pasture, those get pulled by hand. Needless to say I have a passion for killing dog fennel and thistle. I also prefer spraying in April as everything is young and tender and most succeptable to poisen.
By the way Grazon has 2-4-D in it with a couple other chemicals added. Does a good job for me and keeps things from coming back.
Teets too big to nurse?
by lithuanian farmer (Posted Wed, 25 May 2016 14:39:47 GMT+5)
Those don't look very troublesome, but the calf means alot too.
That's one our girl with the biggest teats in the herd. She's 11 years old and all four are working, never helped the calf to nurse.
However, now have one heifer calf which nurses only one teat, while the dam has pretty good udder and never had problems. Had a couple calves which wouldn't nurse some teats and usually after weaning their dams went to the meat factory.
Howdy from Nebraska
by mooo (Posted Wed, 25 May 2016 14:33:57 GMT+5)
new here myself
curved fences vs?
by mooo (Posted Wed, 25 May 2016 14:31:30 GMT+5)
good info i always buid things on a curve,kinda like a straight row you get more outa crocked row !
Is he a dwarf?
by webercattle (Posted Wed, 25 May 2016 14:27:27 GMT+5)
This is my first question, even though I've been reading for a long time.
This little guy will be 9 months old on June 1. He is very docile for being on pasture with mom and herd. His parents are both black Angus. Just wondering what y'all think. Is he a dwarf? The first picture was taken in November standing beside two calves that are the same age. The second is what he looks like now. Thanks in advance. Any opinions are appreciated!
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.
IT'S THE PITTS -- MOTHER NATURE, FATHER TIME
Women are nature, men are time. Women are beautiful like a Maui sunset or a forest of pine wearing a fresh blanket of snow, while men are as timeless as Shakespeare, Michelangelo and Da Vinci.
GRASS-FED BEEF CONFERENCE TO BE HELD MAY 26-27, 2016
With consumer interest heightening about where their food comes from, grass-fed beef producers will have the opportunity to learn more about marketing opportunities and production trends during a May 26-27 conference in College Station.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT - DECLINING PRICES MAGNIFY COST FOCUS
Expenses won't come down as fast as commodity prices, says Stan Bevers, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. Cow-calf expenses won't come down as fast as cow-calf prices. 2016 will have lower calf prices but not to the extent it will affect these higher expenses. During 2017, expenses still will not be coming down, where calf prices will be in their second year of decline. That's what concerns me.
CONSIDER PROS AND CONS BEFORE CREEP FEEDING
Creep feeding of calves while still on the cow has been a management tool used for years by the cow-calf producer. The value and profitability of this practice has been long debated as well. So when producers ask if it is something worth considering, I give them the stock nutritionist's answer: well, it depends.
LITTLE W CHAROLAIS HOLDS PRODUCTION SALE
Little W Charolais held their 6th annual production sale on March 26, 2016 at the farm in Lebanon, Tenn.
EGYPTIAN VET STUDIES AT MISSISSIPPI STATE
New research techniques learned at Mississippi State University through a scholar exchange program will help a cattle veterinarian from Egypt as she pursues a doctoral education in food safety.
DEER ANTLERS MAY HOLD HEALTH SECRETS
Each spring the woods are littered with antlers as deer shed their old racks to make way for new sets, and these sheds may reveal hidden health problems in the bucks that drop them.
CLEMSON EXTENSION OFFERS CATTLEMEN'S BOOT CAMP
Gaven and April Hammett want to expand their cattle operation and are looking to Clemson University for the information they need.
EARLY SPRING CAN BE A CHALLENGING NUTRITIONAL TIME FOR SPRING CALVING
Late winter and early spring is the most challenging time of the year for the nutrition of the spring-calving beef cows.
SALACOA VALLEY FARM'S SALE HELD MARCH 24TH
Balmy spring weather and multidimensional cattle were on hand for the Salacoa Valley Farm Customer Appreciation Sale.
IT'S THE PITTS -- THE TRIPLICATE THEORY
Have you ever noticed how bad luck always travels in threes? I'm warning you, if the cows get out on the road and then the water well goes dry I'd stay in the house, pull your shades and not answer the phone if I were you. Be very, very careful.
LAMENESS IN CATTLE CAN BE A SERIOUS ECONOMIC PROBLEM
Lameness in cattle can be a serious production and economic problem. There are many causes for lameness. It is important that the problem be diagnosed correctly and treated quickly to minimize economic losses. While small injuries to feet and hooves are common, if allowed to progress the losses can become extensive.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- POLLING FOR DOLLARS
It ain't the candidates you have to worry about, boys, it's the folks voting for them, Peetie Womack said, while members of the Rio Rojo Cattlemen's Association (RRCA) were chatting ahead of the previous month's popular basketball pool and calcutta. It was the organization's main fundraiser each year.