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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What do you feed your dogs
by TCRanch (Posted Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:50:07 GMT+5)
skyhightree1 wrote:Whatever yall feed do not I repeat do NOT use ol roy walmarts brand I had some dogs die from eating it ... I only use this now
I cringe when I see someone with a bag of Ol Roy in their cart. Haven't yet, but Is saying something a public service announcement or would that make me a jerk for sticking my nose in their business?
Weight, feed, questions
by TCRanch (Posted Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:40:24 GMT+5)
Bruiser looks like a dandy! And presumably with a price tag to match. Our oldest cow spit out a nice bull calf 2 years ago, didn't weigh at birth but guessing appx 80+ lbs. He was earlier than anticipated, mama bred back immediately, so he was 7 months when we weaned him with the rest of the spring calving, clocked in at 989 lbs. We don't creep feed but we cube year 'round, mainly for the calves, and he was also a hand-feeder so probably got extra - plus his mama is an enormous milking machine. Calves are already accustomed to cubes (20% protein) and they don't get anything other than pasture and an occasional bale of alfalfa when we wean. Back to Bruiser, I don't know about the difference in weight.
by inyati13 (Posted Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:39:13 GMT+5)
Caustic Burno wrote:bball wrote:Yes sir. Got a little foul mouthed at one point..eff bombs were dropped. Game, set, match
Alright I am as confused as a hungry baby in a topless bar.
CB, I didn't catch the whole conversation on the Hinkley thread that got deleted. When I read the thread, TB was taking True Grit to the woodshed because Grit advocated shooting criminals in the back of the head instead of affording them due process of the law. I guess TB must have dropped the F-bomb on Grit.
Firt Time I've Seen This
by inyati13 (Posted Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:34:51 GMT+5)
Ky hills wrote:First time I've seen anything like that too. Its been my experience with the utility companies that come on our property, that I just find where they have cut the chain again and put another lock.
They cut my chain with bolt cutters one night. I thought a theif had broken in.
The lock they left was a little bitty one.
by ga.prime (Posted Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:26:18 GMT+5)
skyhightree1 wrote:ga.prime wrote:The way butter came to be is a container of cream turned to butter during a rough ride. It's long forgotten if the ride was on a pack horse or in some sort of wagon or carriage.
Its much simpler today in a blender quicker too
That's right, advanced technologies have made it much easier.
November 8-9th 2016
by haase (Posted Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:04:16 GMT+5)
After checking papers, that cows birthplace is Chicago, never seen a cow or bull from Chicago that shouldnt have been culled.
Fun Food Facts
by cow pollinater (Posted Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:58:51 GMT+5)
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:Good stuff.
I like how you slipped Sir Loin in there.
I noticed that as well. For some reason I'm not real surprised.
Mooo - Handling Facilities
by mooo (Posted Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:41:16 GMT+5)
got mabe 50 or so but need them to build fence line im going to try get load of post but had too many things hapening an of course those who always say (sure ill help) aint no where to be found when time comes ,my mother is in appartment set up out side a nurseing home an lately shes been acting up so i been spending some time there trying not to move her inside that would most likley hurt her more than anything .i had planed to put this in the junk shed but that may be more work than i got time for .its looking more like setting it up north of the barn headed towards pasture that way sheds with eleictric for lights if needed are handy never know when may need to run one in .always seems problems calving or sick cows an calves show symptoms show up in evenings .when ya get home from work.
by inyati13 (Posted Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:33:42 GMT+5)
Waterway65 wrote:How many of you vaccinate for pinkeye and what are your results? I have vaccinated for years. Not sure if it's for my peace of mind or if it helps. I haven't had a case in several years but I keep my cattle fairly isolated to.
I do not. If you read the publication posted above, it states that the efficacy of generic bacterins has not been demonstrated. On the other hand, my vet believes that custom bacterins with local strains in it may provide some protection.
The efficacy of current commercially available M bovis bacterins is controversial and likely varies because of vaccinal versus outbreak strains of M bovis and varying degrees of cross-protection afforded by vaccination. Vaccination may reduce the severity and duration of infection in affected animals.
by inyati13 (Posted Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:11:34 GMT+5)
pdfangus wrote:Being a part of a structured religion and having a church family has meant a lot to me. I will say that it took me a long time and visiting several churches before finding a church home that I felt at home with.
That may be a part of my problem...
everything was fine as long as I kept my mouth shut and went along with the crowd...but ask a question or offer an opinion and the dogs were quick to turn to snarling...I was big enough that I snarled back...didn't go to church for a dog fight...never found a church that didn't have one brewing...
some will say that I am hard to get along with...I say that if we all follow the golden rule we will all do okay...but I am not one to play by the other guys rules for the entire season...
Church folks are no different than Show Cattle folks. Folks is folks. One group is always going behind the backs of the other groups and telling them someone else's heifer has bad feet, a poor hip, etc. But when the entire group is faced with an outside adversary, they stick together like a pack of wolves. So all is not ill.
I have a friend who is a devout Christian. I went to college with him. He and his wife have been to every Church in a three County area of Elliott County Kentucky. They always hear something that turns them off. Last time I visited him, he and his wife sat at the table and told me about every Church in Elliott, Lawrence and Morgan County. According to them, none were preaching the word of G-d. That was two years ago. I never have gone back for a visit. All they wanted to talk about was how poor the ministry is. I think you got it right. Go out into the woods where you can praise according to your own conscience.
Math is hard
by shaz (Posted Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:07:51 GMT+5)
My retarded step son just went to get his marriage license in Marshall County Tn and found out that it is not illegal to marry your first cousin here but it is illegal to marry your first cousin in Lincoln county just to the south.
So he's getting married at the farm which is in Marshall county.
Day Old Jersey/Limousin feeder Calves.
by Red Bull Breeder (Posted Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:06:46 GMT+5)
Some pretty big dairies that are not selling these calves and they are not all jersey cross. They retain the calves and raise them there until they are placed in feedlots.
sale barn cattle
by Bestoutwest (Posted Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:06:20 GMT+5)
pdfangus wrote:had a friend once who added some land....had it cleaned up and fenced it all in and put in an order with an order buyer for about two dozen head of hereford cows bred to a hereford bull....he was commercial but had always had herefords. the cows came at the appointed time and looked okay....about a month later one of them treed a young boy who was helping him and when he drove up to aide the youth the cow rammed the truck...the next day she was dead....several more died in the following days before a diagnosis of anaplasmosis was made not only in the new cows but in his original herd across the road. and he got to treat the whole herd with oxytetracycline...in the days before LA200...daily shots...then when the surviving new cows calved they were bred to everything under the sun...which was fine except it was not what he wanted and had paid for and had to pull a couple of huge cream colored calves. and they calved over a period of about six months...nice tight group of other peoples problems.....
I am not knocking backgrounding.........
but if I am buying breeding stock I want to be able to look a man in the eye before shaking his hand and know where to find him next year if need be...
It's b/c of this that I will be buying all my new heifers/cows from reputable guys that have been selling for years. They know what they have. They've, hopefully, bred out the bad stuff. And if I have a problem I can go back and deal with them. I wish I had the experience, facilities, etc to handle stuff like CB does, but I know he's been at this forever, and honestly being a hobby guy I don't know how much money I can invest before I'll never make it back. This is a great thread and should be tacked to the newbies board. Lots of education here.
Not to be doom and gloom...
by Boot Jack Bulls (Posted Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:58:42 GMT+5)
I used to think our area was safe too....now there is so much meth, it is mind blowing. Our 4 county area has/had the distinction of being a place where the number of horses per capita is leading the nation, and now it is the same for meth addicts per capita....
I saw a similar alert on facebook for a person trying to snatch kids in a larger town near us....not as far away as I'd like it to be anymore!!!
by City Guy (Posted Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:01:17 GMT+5)
Plant your corn when the leaves of the Osage Orange are the size of a field mouse's ear.
CONSUMER TRENDS HEADLINE BIF CONFERENCE
The prosperity of this entire industry lies with the consumer. Ag economist Ted Schroeder made that statement during the recent Beef Improvement Federation meetings in Manhattan, Kan., June 15-17, but it summed up the theme of the opening session.
WINNER NAMED IN LMA AUCTIONEER CHAMPIONSHIP
Andy White, Ashland, Ohio, proved his world-class talent as a livestock auctioneer at the 53rd anniversary of Livestock Marketing Association's (LMA) World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC). Paris Stockyards in Paris, Ky. hosted the contest on Saturday, June 18.
TAKE STEPS TO MANAGE EFFECTS OF SUMMER HEAT
As we approach the heat of the summer months, many producers are battling the heat and humidity that is an integral part of life in the south. Summer brings with it rising temperatures and typically decreasing animal performance.
GENETRUST@CAVENDER'S NECHES RIVER RANCH SALE HELD
Green grass, blue skies and good cattle greeted buyers and bidders alike at the beautiful Neches River Ranch west of Jacksonville, Texas on April 23, 2016 for the annual spring GENETRUST Registered and Commercial Brangus Female Sale hosted by Cavender Ranches.
IT'S THE PITTS -- HUH?
In the May 30 edition of the Auction Exchange there was an ad celebrating the Midwest Auctioneer Roundup contest in Shipshewana, Indiana. There were pictures of the winners, contestants and one precious little three or four year old girl with her hands covering her ears.
DEVELOPING REPLACEMENTS FROM HERD TAKES DEDICATION
Maintenance and development of a quality purebred cow herd requires selection of proper genetics and an ongoing input of new breeding females. One of the most important questions the producer must ask is: do I buy my replacements or do I develop them from within my own herd?
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- COST, COST, COST
At the risk of sounding like the proverbial busted record, while revenue matters to the fortunes of cow-calf operations, cost matters more.
CRIMSON CLASSIC SALE AVERAGES $4,015
The Crimson Classic Santa Gertrudis Sale was held April 30, 2016 in Cullman, Ala.
FOUNDATION WILL FUND ABBA YOUTH IN 2016
At the December 17, 2015 meeting the Brahman Foundation Board agreed to distribute funds to expand opportunities for Brahman youth. In an effort to support youth programs and developing leaders in agriculture, the group allocated $30,000 for use in scholarships, educational opportunities, showmanship and more for the year 2016.
E6 & REGISTERED BEEFMASTER REPLACEMENT FEMALE SALE HELD
The E6 and Registered Beefmaster Replacement Female Sale was held April 24, 2016 in Columbus, Texas.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- ADDING CALF VALUE
In times of declining cow-calf margins, it is important for producers to evaluate opportunities to enhance calf value while simultaneously managing cost of production, says Derrell Peel, Extension livestock marketing specialist at Oklahoma State University, in his early-June market comments. Peel uses a variety of surveys and studies to underscore his point.
IT'S THE PITTS -- MY LAST MEAL
Have you ever thought about what you'd like to eat for your last meal?
BRAHMAN "ALL AMERICAN" TO BE HELD IN LOUISIANA
Every year, members of the American Junior Brahman Association gather to compete in a variety of contests, showcasing their skills and their cattle. This year, 250 members from nine states will show off their more than 650 entries. The All American will be held in West Monroe, La., at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center, July 4-9, 2016.
TOOLS ARE AVAILABLE TO IMPROVE FORAGE DIGESTION
At the cow/calf and stocker cattle level, production systems are generally built on forage production, pastures, hay, etc. For these operations forages provide the bulk of the nutrients needed for the animals. In many cases because of inadequate management or simply uncooperative weather patterns, forage quality is not suitable for the pasture and hays to maintain the type of digestibility needed for the animal to extract the needed nutrients.
OCHSNER TO JOIN RED ANGUS TEAM
Red Angus Association of America CEO Tom Brink announced that Katie Ochsner, a native of Torrington, Wyoming, has been hired as a commercial marketing specialist.