IBEEF - Indiana Beef Evaluation and Economics Feeding Program
IBEEF is a steer and heifer feedout program that provides Indiana producers with a way to place cattle on feed and gather performance, carcass, and economic information to make genetic and management improvements in their herd. Cooperators receive individual and group feedlot performance, feedlot costs, and individual and group carcass information, including quality and yield grade, ribeye area, fat thickness, carcass weight, etc. IBEEF also allows producers to compare sires, as well as evaluate alternative marketing strategies and their impact upon profitability. The program also helps to improve the reputation of producer cattle by establishing a database of feedlot performance and carcass merit on their calves.
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by Hogtiming (Posted Sun, 18 Mar 2018 14:23:47 GMT+5)
Tbrake wrote:How does shipping work with these company?s? Do they ship it out in a shipping container, then you ship it back to them? Or do you have to ship them a container first? I?d reallt like to try some black granite, but this is what?s stopping me
They sent me mine in a container and ups came by 2-3 days later and picked it up. Shippin is high for just a few straws
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Back to AI
by lithuanian farmer (Posted Sun, 18 Mar 2018 14:10:13 GMT+5)
Just AI'ed one cow with Charolais.
4th calver. Had a white heifer from a limo bull, so expect a white calf. Preferably a heifer.
by kenny thomas (Posted Sun, 18 Mar 2018 13:53:31 GMT+5)
Asking prayers for my Mother
by Workinonit Farm (Posted Sun, 18 Mar 2018 13:37:08 GMT+5)
Prayers have been sent.
A friend rethinks things
by True Grit Farms (Posted Sun, 18 Mar 2018 13:34:03 GMT+5)
Jogeephus wrote:I've been contemplating retirement for a few years now and its a hard decision. I had my first full time job at 8 years old and hated it. Would watch the clock and was convinced it took an hour to move five minutes but then I finally figured out that if I kept myself busy and looked for things to do and stayed busy the day would fly by.
When I was in my twenties I set a goal and promised myself I'd retire and do exactly what I wanted when I reached it. At 40 I realized I had hit that goal at 38 but was too busy to realize it and retirement was the last thing on my mind because I enjoyed what I was doing. Some question why I continue working so many hours and at times I question this myself. I don't think anyone has suffered from this because at a young age I was taught efficiency and did more before noon than many did in a day. This trait has been one of my strong points and I think its not the amount of time you spend at work or with family but the quality of that time. Putting it simply, I work hard and play hard because my time is a premium. I also learned that its futile to chase butterflies for the sake of pride. This took some time to learn but I finally got it when a wise man told me you can't make $30/hour doing $6/hour work even though you are more than capable of doing the $6/hour job. Though I don't need or want for anything and could close shop today I feel a responsibility to others who benefit from my working and I still get satisfaction from all of these things but money and trinkets are not my motivators.
I think my younger self would be let down by the person I have grown to be because I broke my promise of retirement and have never bought as many candy bars as I had once promised myself I would when I had the means. But in defense of myself I have done a lot of good and this good will be seen long after I'm gone and that - to me - is worth a lot.
I still think you need to slow down and enjoy your bounty. As much as you enjoy shooting you should go out west a couple times a year to kill dogs. That would be doing good for the farmers and ranchers.
by Workinonit Farm (Posted Sun, 18 Mar 2018 13:33:55 GMT+5)
Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:Workinonit - can you explain your 1950 catalog comment??
Because the weather was so bad, and not conducive to an outdoor photo shoot, the photos were taken inside. The color of the background, and the lighting, give the photos the look of having been from a catalog from 60-or-so years ago. It has nothing to do with the calves, but everything to do with the lighting, color etc. Kind of like the look of a newspaper article from an old, yellowed newspaper. Does that make sense?
The calves are very nice! (as always) nI have to admit, that Macho will always be one of my favorites, that you've had.
Hereford sales coming up(Texas)
by 5S Cattle (Posted Sun, 18 Mar 2018 13:32:55 GMT+5)
callmefence wrote:5S Cattle wrote:callmefence wrote:http://www.jordancattle.com/
Couple of opportunities here.
Let me know if you go. I'll buy you lunch
Well, what's the lunch special on sale day? Didn't have anything I needed to come home with at the Caldwell sale.
It's always good..
Keep me posted.
Will do. I'll give ya a call Thursday morning when I get closer.
What percentage of your calf crop is profit?
by Silver (Posted Sun, 18 Mar 2018 13:31:53 GMT+5)
I suppose I should have listed depreciation, I didn't because it's not a cash out of pocket bill. But it is what keeps the taxman away and shiny equipment in the yard for sure.
by Jogeephus (Posted Sun, 18 Mar 2018 13:31:00 GMT+5)
1982vett wrote: I though I was going above and beyond by being wasteful of it.....
You are doing a great service by buying it and not that Almond Milk because its a farce and not really milk. Besides, the golfers in California need all the water they can get to keep their courses green and wasting it on food is simply deplorable.
by callmefence (Posted Sun, 18 Mar 2018 13:01:06 GMT+5)
Bright Raven wrote:I am weaning my fall calves. They range in age from 5 months old to 6 months old. Some are already sold and I am getting them ready for leaving here.
I separated them early Friday morning so today is day 2 and the bawling has about stopped. It has been easy on the calves. They are broke to feed and hay.
I am going to start clipping today. The vet is coming Thursday to give calfhood brucellosis shots and castrating.
You need a need a pocket knife Raven.
I'll send you one....
Normal calf behavior?
by NonTypicalCPA (Posted Sun, 18 Mar 2018 12:21:08 GMT+5)
Thanks guys. I?ll put them back together and see how they do.
One More Newbie Question
by sim.-ang.king (Posted Sun, 18 Mar 2018 12:10:36 GMT+5)
I have a cow with 6 teats, and all 6 produce milk. Strange but true...
by sim.-ang.king (Posted Sun, 18 Mar 2018 12:07:21 GMT+5)
soybean oil, and coconut fat, with some kind of binder. You could get the same results with soy oil, and any kind of animal or vegetable fat, (just not from ruminantes of course). Some fats will work better than others, and there is only so much fat you can use.
You can also achieve the same results, with minor reformulation, by using milk replacer, whole soybeans, or cotton seeds. Just have to adjust for the higher protein.
by jltrent (Posted Sun, 18 Mar 2018 12:06:52 GMT+5)
New head studs and an EGR delete and you are ready for a half million miles.
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