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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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by Caustic Burno (Posted Sun, 19 Nov 2017 20:16:55 GMT+5)
Not really TB we have some of those extras in my family and almost enough hick-spanics to film an Alamo movie.
Prison stats speaks volumes.



Thanksgiving Meal
by herofan (Posted Sun, 19 Nov 2017 20:14:43 GMT+5)
Turkey is ok, but we?re not crazy enough about it to have it. We have a ham, corn salad, hash-brown casserole, cabbage casserole(probablysounds terrible, but it?s great), rolls, green beans, and pecan pie.



Straightbreeding Angus
by Ebenezer (Posted Sun, 19 Nov 2017 20:04:47 GMT+5)
In some locations, the eared cattle will always get docked. We raised some Brangus years ago to have excellent and heavier calves that sold for less total dollars than lighter Angus cattle. Didn't take long to figure that out. I'm sure other areas pay a premium but not around us.



Why not to feed GMO to cattle
by Highpoint (Posted Sun, 19 Nov 2017 19:53:33 GMT+5)
I know we talked about glyphosate (round up) in the coffee shop but now will share about fungus. This link is from A pharma company but shows a fungus caused by GMO crops - it shows over use of antibiotics and glyphosate is one of the most potent antibiotic and registered as such.

http://www.merckvetmanual.com/generaliz ... andidiasis

Explaination was discovered by dr don Hubert who studied glyphosate for more than 20 years. He also explains why cattle cannot reproduce



First fire this fall.
by zirlottkim (Posted Sun, 19 Nov 2017 19:50:13 GMT+5)
True Grit Farms wrote:zirlottkim wrote:True Grit Farms wrote:Beautiful and very unique. Do you have an aquarium in your boat?
No but I have though about it. I know a man that has a big salt water aquarium in his house. He has a piece of coral in it that he caught off Tarpon Springs waaay back. They'ld throw away the key for that today.
I met a family from close around you in the 90's. They were trawling back to AL from the TX opener years ago, and had a big slab with a aquarium in the wheel house.
I'll have to ask around to see who that was. You don't remember their name, or boat name? What color was the boat? I'm guessing they had a water tight top on tank. To keep from sloshing in sloppy weather.



Undecided
by slick4591 (Posted Sun, 19 Nov 2017 19:43:02 GMT+5)
kenny thomas wrote:Add to the above, most of them will be at the bottom of the pecking order so they won't be pushing her around.

Right now she's pretty timid, but I'd bet she gets better with not getting pushed around so much.



AI and ET Costs
by slick4591 (Posted Sun, 19 Nov 2017 19:38:04 GMT+5)
Looks like a better product and I can get use to the little extra $. I have many cedar trees and those scratches are a problem. I just restocked on the other brand so it'll be a while before i can give these a go.



IVF Costs/Experience
by Air gator (Posted Sun, 19 Nov 2017 19:34:09 GMT+5)
midTN_Brangusman,
Thanks for the info. It's probably easier just to buy some embryos.
You see a lot of embryos on websites that sit for a long time.
Appreciate your help.



Terminal or Maternal
by rain dance (Posted Sun, 19 Nov 2017 19:27:54 GMT+5)
Not sure which section this should go in so here it goes. I am at the point where i need to make a decision on which way to go as far as what to breed for and if I should buy replacement heifers or make my own. 2/3 of my herd is black angus with the rest being some baldies and then some oddballs. I subscribe to the way of thinking of raising easy fleshing cattle focusing on maternal traits. I really like the pinebank angus influenced cattle and would like to ai to them and improve my genetics.

That said after seeing what cross breeding can do I wonder if I would be farther ahead to just get a char bull and then buy all black baldie replacement heifers in the future and take advantage of the cross breeding and making things a lot easier on myself. I would have much larger groups of calves to sell by not keeping any back and they would be much heavier and probably sell better. The larger groups of calves sell much better obviously and the char influenced sell well here and then there is the hetoris advantage in health and weaning weight as well as more growth for the feeder. It seems much more straightforward and easier to do this.

If i could actually buy the style of replacement heifers for a good price that I want this is what I would do. However most people think maternal means milks well. Being a easy keeper and having longevity and fertility are worth giving up for a extra 20 lbs of weaning weight in alot of peoples minds. So I would probably just put in a order for someone to find me some blakck baldies that where sold as feeders and I get what I get.

Thoughts?



Case Keenum
by Caustic Burno (Posted Sun, 19 Nov 2017 19:20:53 GMT+5)
Cross-7 wrote:Had a another good day and another win.
How could they even consider starting Bridgewater over Keenum ?

Money, hard to pay the big bucks to the bench warmer.
I am just glad Keenum got to show his talents. I have liked watching him since of UofH.



Marketing
by Cross-7 (Posted Sun, 19 Nov 2017 19:03:33 GMT+5)
Next years calves will be out of my bull and all black, weaned, all vac's and dang sure at a different barn
They were good calves
Probably more red's than black but the discount for not being black shouldn't be that steep.
I wish I had pictures, they were good calves, better than a lot that came through that day.

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RIP Mel Tillis
by Workinonit Farm (Posted Sun, 19 Nov 2017 18:59:09 GMT+5)
I had not heard.



Tax Reform
by HDRider (Posted Sun, 19 Nov 2017 18:57:53 GMT+5)
I can't see how business expenses are handled changing.



Calving Ease
by Bright Raven (Posted Sun, 19 Nov 2017 18:50:48 GMT+5)
True Grit Farms wrote:Bright Raven wrote:True Grit Farms wrote:Breeding to a back Hereford will give you more white faced calves.
And yes the Angus has helped the Simmental birth weights and color. When I first remember hearing about Simmental cattle all were a beautiful deep red, or red - brown color. Now there's more blazed faced black Simmental bulls than red Simmental bulls, probably 10 to 1.

Vince,

Color is not the only objective. Black Simmentals with white blaze are very popular among many Kentucky breeders of Simmentals. But going outside the breed to get black with white face, i.e., using a black Hereford, is contrary to my stated objective. My objective is to move toward a herd of PB Simmentals, crossing with black Hereford is not going to achieve that.
I'm fully aware of what your trying to do. Breeding for a white face is doing nothing for the Simmental breed. IMO Can't you still breed up to PB with Simmental?

You can breed up to PB under American Simmental Association bylaws.

My point is that introducing Black Hereford into my herd is not breeding up.



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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.
STARTING A BACKGROUNDING PROGRAM TAKES PLANNING
Some ranchers hold calves over as yearlings to sell later/bigger, and some people buy light calves in the spring to put on grass and grow to a larger weight. Some put weaned calves into a confinement program--fed a growing ration until they are ready to go to a finishing facility.
THERE ARE CHALLENGES TO KEEPING FEEDLOT CALVES HEALTHY
It's harder today to keep calves healthy after they leave the ranch and enter a feedlot. Dr. Eugene Janzen (Assistant Dean, Clinical Practice, Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary) says there has been a lot of research in the past decades looking at pharmaceutics—vaccines and antibiotics.
TEXAS AG LOSSES FROM HARVEY ESTIMATED AT $200 MILLION
Hurricane Harvey, which decimated parts of South Central Texas and the upper Gulf Coast, caused more than $200 million in crop and livestock losses, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economists.
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HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- FLATTER BUT BROADER
While cattle markets since the first of the year continue to amaze, apparently widespread profits across industry sectors cloud the notion of how long and far the nation's cowherd will continue to expand.
BLOAT RISKS INCREASE WITH COOLER WEATHER AND FROST
Bloat generally occurs when there's a change to higher protein feeds, such as from grass to alfalfa, according to Dr. James England (University of Idaho Caine Center).
DEATH CAUSED BY TOXICITY IN HERDS CAN BE FRUSTRATING
Both nitrate/nitrite and ammonia/urea toxicity in cattle can cause multiple deaths in a herd with few clinical signs and few to no gross or microscopic lesions of animals who die. These deaths can be frustrating for farmers and veterinarians and can present a diagnostic challenge to pathologists.
ALABAMA CONNECTION SALE AVERAGES $4,552
The Alabama Connection Santa Gertrudis Sale was held October 7, 2017 in Cullman, Ala.
MID SOUTH BULL SALE AND NEAL FAMILY HEIFER SALE HELD
The Mid South Bull and Neal Family Commercial Heifer Sale was held September 15, 2017 in St. Francisville, La.
AUBURN RESEARCH AIMS TO DETERMINE HEIFER FERTILITY
The seeds for Paul Dyce's animal science research were planted early in his life, while working on the family farm in Ontario, Canada.
FAIR EXHIBITORS MUST FOLLOW GOOD HEALTH MANAGEMENT
Livestock show season can be a very exciting and busy time for exhibitors and their families. Even if you do not directly participate in livestock exhibitions, attending the Fair or helping your neighbor with their kid's projects can serve as a risk to the health of your own herd.
DO NOT IGNORE VACCINE FUNDAMENTALS
Even in this technological age, it's the simple things we do that are usually the most effective. You can buy a fancy, expensive pickup with all the gadgets but if you don 't maintain it right, it won't last. You can buy the best genetics, but if you don't manage them right they won't perform as expected. It's the same with our common management procedures. If we ignore the fundamentals, we will not achieve our purpose.
MAKE SURE CALVES GAIN IMMUNITY AGAINST DISEASE
Whether a person is fall calving or spring calving, making sure calves gain adequate immunity against disease is an important part of cattle management.

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