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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Can I get a Roll Tide!!!!!!!!
by Son of Butch (Posted Sat, 22 Oct 2016 12:54:45 GMT+5)
HDRider wrote:Son of Butch wrote:Why doesn't Alabama have a professional football team?
Because then Tennessee and Georgia would each want one too.
They have two..
duh - (Trash talking the Titans and Falcons)
As for Tennessee they'd need the Titans to "Volunteer" to even dream about a chance of beating 'bama.
all it takes is one good buck
by True Grit Farms (Posted Sat, 22 Oct 2016 12:54:05 GMT+5)
ga.prime wrote:Lots of shooting heard around here this morning too.
It wasn't any of my crew shooting, dang it.
Gotta show it off
by Kathie in Thorp (Posted Sat, 22 Oct 2016 12:53:19 GMT+5)
Very nice. What a thoughtful friend!!!
2-4D or round up in pond for weeds
by True Grit Farms (Posted Sat, 22 Oct 2016 12:45:09 GMT+5)
We irrigate our garden from the pond and also water the cows from it. And I wouldn't hesitate to drink the water from our pond if need be. The government is crooked and the chemical companies know this and use it to their advantage to screw us. Just cause it's the law doesn't make it right.
I try and live by Luke 6:31 and wish everyone would.
British White cattle at auction, Salem, MO 9/24/16
by Kathie in Thorp (Posted Sat, 22 Oct 2016 12:44:29 GMT+5)
KR Cattle Co wrote:They often advertise on rollanet. I live in the same community and see their cattle from the road. They are good. I heard they sold well at the sale.
Mr. Sims told me his cattle held their own against the dark-hided ones at the sale, but not what he would expect to get at private sale for registered animals. I think all that sold went without papers. It was a little too far for me to drive ...
Some of our heifers.
by Ky hills (Posted Sat, 22 Oct 2016 12:11:29 GMT+5)
Thanks everyone. Etmountainman71, we were getting really dry here too, it was starting to sprinkle rain as I finished feeding that morning.
by southernultrablack (Posted Sat, 22 Oct 2016 12:10:17 GMT+5)
This is a bull that I have on my radar as a potential replacement. What do y'all think about him? Give me the good and the bad. He's a balancer about 15 mo old. 71 BW about 700 WW and about 1150 YW.
by callmefence (Posted Sat, 22 Oct 2016 11:58:59 GMT+5)
Bub wrote:Pic would be great
Hybrid, pipe and lumber. Made completely out of left overs from jobs. No dollars spent except on slab.
Prescription drugs from Canada?
by greybeard (Posted Sat, 22 Oct 2016 11:43:40 GMT+5)
I try to keep my $$ in this country, but even with pharmas, it's difficult. My heart meds..
Furosemide--(diuretic--generic Lasix) made by Roxane West-War--produced in Ohio, but recently bought by Jordanian Corp Hikma Pharma.
Atorvastatin-(generic Lipitor) made by Apotex Corp HQ in Toronto Canada.
Isosorbide-(generic Isodril) made by US company Par Pharma--Woodcliff New Jersey.
Metoprolol-(generic Toprol) also made by US company Par Pharma--NJ USA.
81 mg aspirin-made by Bayer--a German company.
Mixed Breed Bulls
by Ky hills (Posted Sat, 22 Oct 2016 11:08:14 GMT+5)
In my opinion, if you are mainly concerned with disposition, Hereford would be my recommendation. I am no expert on color patterns, and could certainly be wrong, but since the cows are Tarentaise x Red Angus cross, I am not sure the resulting calves from a Hereford bull would still be brindle. If it they were f1 Tarentaise x Hereford then likely they would be if Tarentaise are similar to Jerseys color pattern.
Black Herefords Question
by elkwc (Posted Sat, 22 Oct 2016 10:47:54 GMT+5)
Caustic Burno wrote:I agree they are no different than the other spin offs fakes being sold as something there not.
If you want an Angus composite fine name it what it is and sell it for that
i.e. Brangus Braford Simangus etc. Herefords along with a host of other breeds are not black.
I agree and what I have said many times. And for Simmentals breeders to call a black animal Simmental like he is pure Simmental I don't agree with. I don't care if he is 90% Simmental. He still isn't pure and also he isn't colored like a Simmental is supposed to be. Like you said call them what you want but don't call them something they aren't.
The benefit of low cattle prices.
by Nesikep (Posted Sat, 22 Oct 2016 10:34:26 GMT+5)
i've just run out of names I like.. Few steers get names anymore, and not all the heifers do either.. The replacements usually do though.
Farmerjan, Your bull sounds like my old cow Rosie I put down 3 years ago.. I couldn't have her go through another winter with her arthritis
by ricebeltrancher (Posted Sat, 22 Oct 2016 10:32:18 GMT+5)
To all you Bama fans...
May the best team win! Thanks and gig 'em.
by Jogeephus (Posted Sat, 22 Oct 2016 10:18:48 GMT+5)
Looks like you are almost there. When will you start killing pigs?
One million new jobs
by callmefence (Posted Sat, 22 Oct 2016 10:08:54 GMT+5)
I don't like going to Wal-Mart, but I don't think they are doing anything wrong. They hire and pay what they want, people are free to shop and work where they want. It's called free market.
The problem lies in our trade agreements not Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart provides part-time jobs to millions who need part time jobs. If they want more their more than welcome to strive for more.
The jobs left with manufacturing due to our trade agreements. Not because of Wal-Mart.
Many companies including myself can't offer much overtime because the average American does not produce enough work to make it profitable. Yet they want guarantees.
And the best one .the person who bytchs about a company like Wal-Mart, while a undocumented immigrate builds his house, cuts his grass etc.
Just keep on expecting more for doing less.
Good luck with that America.
The old problem, and the new solution are right in front of us right now.
IT'S THE PITTS -- HELP IS ON THE WAY
Computers and the Internet have turned many businesses upside down and in many cases, eliminated them entirely. In this technological movement for improvement farmers seem to be ahead of ranchers.
IS "ALL NATURAL" OR "ORGANIC" A PRODUCTION OPTION?
Beef, in general is a quality, healthy product that has enjoyed a place in the world's diet for thousands of years. The world is a changing place, however, and as most of us are well aware, consumer's attitudes toward food, in general are changing.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- SO LONG, HERD EXPANSION
Even though it seems barely out of its infancy, national herd expansion may be coming to an end.
OPTIMIZE RESOURCES FOR BACKGROUNDING PROGRAM
Some ranchers hold their calves over as yearlings, to sell later when they are bigger, and some people buy light calves in the spring to put on grass and grow them to a larger weight. Some put weaned calves into a confinement programa drylot situation where they are fed a growing rationuntil these calves are ready to go to a finishing facility. The term backgrounding covers a broad spectrum that could also include preconditioning after weaning.
CASTRATION LESS STRESSFUL AT A YOUNG AGE
There are several ways to castrate calves and bulls. Regardless of the method, it's generally less stressful for the animal at a young age. Daniel Thomson, Kansas State University (Professor of Production Medicine and Epidemiology) says that castration, dehorning, branding are necessary but painful for the animal.
BRUSH PILES PROVIDE HABITATS FOR VARIOUS WILDLIFE
Wildlife enthusiasts often ask how to attract more animals to their property, and the answer is more complicated than most people realize.
WEANING CALVES BEFORE AUCTION REDUCES STRESS
Spring-born calves will soon be arriving at auction markets, but producers should consider a weaning plan that will help keep calves healthier and happier, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service beef cattle specialist in Overton.
CALVING SIMULATOR OFFERS TRAINING OPPORTUNITY
The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and College of Veterinary Medicine are offering a unique training opportunity for cattlemen who want more information on how to assist cows and heifers having difficulty calving.
MAKE FERTILITY TOP PRIORITY IN REPLACEMENT FEMALES
It's no secret that replacement heifers are some of the most valuable animals in your herd; however, value goes hand in hand with vulnerability. With recent record-high costs to develop replacement females, it may be time to consider a refresh on your replacement heifer program.
BREEDING FOR QUALITY BEEF BEST ASSURANCE FOR TOP PRICES
Cow herd owners leery of the futures market or insurance for risk management can look to quality beef for protection.
SOUND NUTRITION REDUCES DEPENDENCE ON ANTIBIOTICS
In Part 1 of this series we began a discussion of the transition process taking calves from the cow/calf sector on to the next stage of production. The initial destination may be one of several including a grazing stage, preconditioning operation, feedyard or some variation of these. In any case, the transition stage with the handling, transportation, lack of feed and water, comingling with other animals and the associated exposure to pathogens to which the calf has no immunity, all work together to create an extremely challenging situation. This commonly results in sickness in the calf, from which it may or may not fully recover. Worst-case it can result in the complete loss of the animal. All of these scenarios result in significant economic loss to the owner at whatever stage it occurs.
IT'S THE PITTS -- IN DE FENCE
I've got the scars to prove that I've spent a good chunk of my life fixing and installing fence. Those fences could be sorted one of two ways: they were either defensive or offensive fences.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- PURSED AND PINCHED
Aunt Pinky's Irish disposition was easily ruffled, but she was harder to scare than a slab of granite. That's why Hooter was extra shaken when his aunt grabbed his arm with one hand, scratched for the door handle with the other, and commanded him to stop, all at the same time.
INFORMATION IS KING WHEN MARKETING CALVES
Calving season discussion is often a heated debate among beef producers. Should I calve in the spring or the fall? Do I need to pull my bull? Is it better to be committed to selling calves at a certain time of year or should I have calves available year round? These are common questions beef producers often ask themselves, their neighbors, and the experts when trying to make management decisions. There are two key points that need to be considered when making calving season (or lack thereof decisions: management and marketing.
BLACK INK -- RETROSPECTIVE
A lot can change in 10 years. A quick glance at my family Christmas card provides proof. From a picture of an old Kansas farmhouse to today's Nebraska-based scene, where nearly half a dozen smiling faces fill the frame, transformation is obvious.