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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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Hydraulic leaks?
by Craig Miller (Posted Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:55:21 GMT+5)
What he said. Sometimes some have plastic retainers that go beside them too and if that's missing it will wear out quick



Welcome Tropical Storm Harvey
by Brute 23 (Posted Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:54:57 GMT+5)
Looks like they are moving the landfall up the coast. Thats about right. We will probably be lucky to get any thing out of it.



Baby on the Way
by Rafter S (Posted Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:43:46 GMT+5)
M-5 wrote:Make sure you flag this thread to come back and update, I can't explain what happens but I will tell you it's worth all the stuggle when raising your kids. I didn't think it was possible to love something more than your own but it is real in a different way.

I have an update, but not what or when I expected. There are complications, so they saw a specialist this morning. She estimates him at 3-1/2 pounds, and he's not thriving, so she wants to do a C-section Friday. Please keep the prayers coming.



Hornets
by Bestoutwest (Posted Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:32:57 GMT+5)
We had a large red hornet in the pool a few weeks ago. I didn't see if he was friendly, just got rid of him. But he must have been twice the size of a regular hornet. Nesi, your story is hilarious!



The Plague
by Bestoutwest (Posted Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:31:44 GMT+5)
A couple of years ago we had this in the area. They were saying that if you found any dead rodents to call a number and they would test them. So, I found a dead rodent, called the number and they couldn't have given two hoots. Love government agencies sometimes....



what are you listening to right now
by Cross-7 (Posted Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:25:56 GMT+5)




Cow bred in Late march, just had a light but live and walking, nursing calf.
by greybeard (Posted Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:25:24 GMT+5)
I had one of the beefmasters come in heat last March. The char/sim bull was standing by the gate, so I just went ahead and let him in with her. Saw him mount and breed her several times that afternoon and let him out the next morning.
I looked at her yesterday while she had her head in the mineral feeder and thought her udder was getting bigger but never expected she would calve this soon. I figured late Nov at the earliest. It's possible she was bred a couple months earlier when I had all mine together to deworm, but since she came in heat in March I didn't think so.
Do cows sometimes come in even after they have been bred a couple months?

Another bull calf. A light weight calf for that bull. I didn't go out near her to look him over good, took the photos on zoom, but saw him nurse on one of her smaller teats. Membrane is laying right there so I know she just had it.






Heifer in calf
by lithuanian farmer (Posted Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:13:57 GMT+5)
Thank you!:)



New Herd Bull
by lithuanian farmer (Posted Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:13:05 GMT+5)
Nice bull! Hopefully he'll work for you well.



Baler Belt Smoking
by ClinchValley (Posted Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:09:30 GMT+5)
I always learn so much on CT!

Thanks all for the input.

Ended up being dust, dirt, and grass had turned to concrete be nice near it. In between the roller and belt. Must have made it too tight. Roll on!



Well I hope all you other hobby
by Red Bull Breeder (Posted Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:09:02 GMT+5)
Greybeard like the rest of us you are to simple to understand the complex issues of running a big time professional ranch. I think the problem is with someones communication and comprehension skills. Not that I am very good at all that.



Can we start a password protected classified ads section?
by callmefence (Posted Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:53:41 GMT+5)
With the tpost add being so well received.
My next add would be a John Deere 2.4L
Engine in excellent condition. Was the power plant for a Atlas copco compressor. The compressor head is trashed but the engine is in very good condition.
That's what I'd post if I could.



Looking for a direction
by farmerjan (Posted Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:15:22 GMT+5)
Several of the holstein bulls in use now, have some red in their background, so crossing with a fleck might give you an occasional calf with red. But if you don't mind then do as Jeanne says and use what you like. Whatever beef breed you use, the resulting heifers should make good replacements as they will carry some of the milking ability toned down by the beefiness. Good Luck.



Animal Protein for Pigs?
by BFE (Posted Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:01:20 GMT+5)
bball wrote:https://youtu.be/kBvCPTK1MmY
Advice from a professional.
This is the first thing I thought of when reading this thread!

The second thing was listening to a bunch of old timers at the feed mill years ago talking about chicken eating sows. They said you had to get rid of them because the sows would run themselves ragged once they got the taste of chicken. Couldn't put any weight on them, they'd run it all off chasing hens around.



How do you catch them all?
by Brute 23 (Posted Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:59:19 GMT+5)
They sure do know what an empty sack looks like.

One time I was in a bind and put rocks in a bag. Even walked up to the plastic trough and dumped them to make some noise. When the cows came up they had a look of disgust on their face. I felt so bad about the deception I ran back to town and got cubes to make peace.



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IT'S THE PITTS -- DRONING ON AND ON
You can't pick up an ag publication these days without finding a story on how drones will revolutionize the cow business.
APPALACHIAN CLASSIC CHAROLAIS SALE HELD JUNE 3
A moderate crowd was on hand to evaluate an excellent set of cattle, very well presented in excellent sale condition.
MARKETING CATTLE AT PROPER TIME IS KEY TO PROFITS
Marketing cattle efficiently and at the proper time can make money for the producer. There are many costs involved in getting cattle to market and it is important to try to minimize those costs. Many cattle producers do a good job of getting the calves born, keeping them healthy, minimizing sickness and death loss, but only do an average or even a poor job of marketing those calves and thus reduce their potential profit.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- FISHING FLIES
There's no telling how many inventions and pastimes, good, bad and pointless, are borne by idleness. Not laziness, mind you, but willing, busy minds and hands forced to wait.
BLACK INK -- RISE ABOVE THE CYCLE
Is this a good time to expand your cow herd, now that the U.S. beef cattle industry is deep into a fourth year of its rebuilding phase? The consensus has a short answer: no.
SBBA FIELD DAY & IBBA CONFERENCE TO BE HELD
The Southeast Brangus Breeders Association (SBBA) will host a cattlemen's gathering at the Seminole Indian Reservation in Brighton, Florida, on Friday, Aug. 18.
TAKE MEASURES TO KEEP FACE FLY POPULATIONS DOWN
The economic injury level of face flies, a common pest of pastured cattle, is only 10 insects per animal.
FIRST-CALF HEIFERS REQUIRE DIFFERENT MANAGEMENT
First-calf heifers. Let's face it – we all struggle with them at least to some degree. And it's an issue that we face not just here in Tennessee, but across the entire country.
GENETRUST SALE AT CAVENDER'S RANCH HELD APRIL 22
A capacity crowd gathered at Cavender's picturesque Neches River Ranch to evaluate the largest offering of registered Brangus and Ultrablack females presented anywhere in the spring of 2017.
PRODUCERS FIND SUCCESS GRAZING COVER CROPS
Interest in planting cover crops on Mississippi row crop acres continues to grow, along with interest in adding livestock grazing on those acres. Cover crops have been used by growers of cash crops for many years to solve a number of problems. Erosion, water quality, nutrient loss, compaction, organic matter, and conversion to no-till planting have all been addressed by the use of cover crops
REMOTE DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEMS AREA GAINING POPULARITY
Remote drug delivery (RDD) systems, or dart guns, are being used more and more frequently throughout the beef industry for the delivery of antibiotics.
KNOWLEDGE OF GRAZING BEHAVIOR CAN AID MANAGEMENT
As ruminants, cattle can eat a lot of forage in a short time. Understanding and taking grazing behavior into account can help stockmen optimize production when managing cattle on pastures.
MANAGE FORAGES IN ANTICIPATION OF NEXT DROUGHT
A few years ago we were in the midst of one of the worst droughts in US history. It had huge implications on the beef cattle producer as well as most of production agriculture. Fortunately, these conditions passed, moisture conditions improved in most areas and we were back to “normal.”
IT'S THE PITTS -- MY MOST MEMORABLE VACATIONS
It's summer and many Americans are on vacation. But not my wife and I.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- INDEXING OPPORTUNITIES
“Selection indices, to me, are the most valuable tool we have to help us make more right decisions and fewer mistakes,” says Donnell Brown of R.A. Brown Ranch at Throckmorton, Texas.

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