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 farmerjan (Posted Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:47:33 GMT+5)
Take a temp and see if he is about normal. If you can separate him, I would cut all sweet feet/molasses, and just give him hay for a couple of days. If he firms up, then it is the sweet feed; probably combined with trying to eat any green he can find like sim.-ang.king said. Then I would start giving him feed again, but less than he was getting.
His gut tract could be out of balance, maybe too acidic. That can cause a lethargic attitude as well as loose/watery manure.
If he is running a temp, then you have to pursue other avenues.....
Deer Valley Farms Spring Bull Sale March 25th
by jscunn (Posted Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:42:30 GMT+5)
Interesting JBS Caught in a Scandal
by wacocowboy (Posted Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:36:14 GMT+5)
Sniper338 wrote:wacocowboy wrote:I wouldn't mind a ban on all imported beef.
Let me get my cattle first, grow the herd and then ill agree. Id quit my job yesterday and do cattle full time!
How many you got? What breed you buying?
nitrate concerns on fertilized ryegrass/bahia mix
by greybeard (Posted Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:16:43 GMT+5)
Took all day to get here, but we're getting a good rain right now.
Thanks for the input all.
Second chances for first calf heifers
by Boot Jack Bulls (Posted Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:10:07 GMT+5)
3waycross wrote:Where are you that cattle prices are sky high?
Guessing by the user name that the OP is in Australia...or he really likes Black Sabbath....
Get ready for another hit on beef prices
by greybeard (Posted Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:47:04 GMT+5)
Yep..Grape Nuts..................and pine trees. "Ever ate a pine tree? Many parts are edible"
Some Replacement Heifer Pictures
by strihafarms (Posted Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:44:49 GMT+5)
Very nice cattle but I especially like those reds. They are really well put together
Seeking advice for herd of 1st calf pairs
by Muddy (Posted Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:27:25 GMT+5)
jerry27150 wrote:I would stick the bull with all right now
Feed Rations for John Deere 750
by baldy82 (Posted Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:17:52 GMT+5)
I am New to the board
I currently have a small cow calf operation and background the calves up to near or at finishing weight and just purchased a john deere 750 grinder mixer with hay table in very nice shape.
My goal with this machine is to cut feed cost, currently getting a cracked corn/ DDG/ pellets (based on ration), ground and delivered from a local mill but there mixing/delivery costs keep going up. Then use grass hay for filler.
My question is where do I start ?o look at different rations to mix with this machine any resources available online and I would appreciate any recommendations. I have very good alfalfa/ grass hay mix available with plenty of corn on the farm.
Any recommendations appreciated
In the wrong breed.....
by BK9954 (Posted Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:15:27 GMT+5)
Putting my bull for sale, going for a hereford. Might take a bit, I aint selling at an auction, but I am not in a rush. I still have a fall calving season to go through with my current herd. Might just pick up a couple brahman heifers every so often while getting black baldies off the brangus I have.
by 3waycross (Posted Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:07:31 GMT+5)
I'm doing OK. Sold some of my bulls for good money this year. Still sitting on a couple.
Disease of farming
by mooo (Posted Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:32:38 GMT+5)
now this is funny i dont care who you are 30 yrs ago my to do list seem to get shorter as the days went by ,now it gets longer and yes i have 3 socket set ,5 pair jumper cables 3 battery chargers 6 sets screw drivers several sledge hamers 2 set manual post hole diggers with extra handles , and i think i know where they are, it only take a half a day now to find the tools to do the job .
semi king want drive every one nuts around you drive down road with plows hooked up shiney moldboards and little mud on your tires .had neighbor burry his new 4 wheel drive 180 hp tractor ! and most of the town wanted to hang me in town as an example !
More on the fires
by Kathie in Thorp (Posted Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:14:13 GMT+5)
Dave wrote:I can picture what you saw and the people you met. In the fall 2014 I took basically the supplies to build a mile of fence to a rancher in the Okanogan. He had lost over 300 pairs, 500 tons of hay, miles of fence, and pretty much all of his rangeland. A lot of the fence is in some pretty rugged ground. When I dropped off the supplies he told me that there were some other ranchers from that area stopping by that afternoon and they would divide the supplies up. He may have lost nearly everything but he was sharing what he had. Made me feel like I should do more to help. That is the reason I went back the next spring and the spring after that. And the reason I am back again the first of next month.
We both saw this in our area, Dave, and helped as we could. It's pretty hard to explain the impact if you haven't seen it.
by ohiosteve (Posted Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:29:48 GMT+5)
Boot Jack Bulls wrote:She is at that wonderful age where they are hip high and kind of gangly, so its hard to judge. Kinda like horses, they go from a cute foal, to that yearling year where they often don't look great, even though they will be. She does appear to have a nice top and is deep in her barrel, and the structure on her front legs is acceptable. Her back legs have more set (bannana leg) than I personally like, which caused her back cannons to be out of line a bit. The back of the cannon bone should drop in a straight line from the point of the tail head. She appears to be a bit heavy fronted, but her head carriage in the picture influences that perception a ton. She is also what I consider a touch light boned compared to her mass and frame. She is not what I would consider a barn burner herself, but bred right, may produce some good ones. I think that was an excellent critique. I am far from a cattle judge but the rear legs look like the weak point to me. I would however be glad to have her in my pasture.
Hello from a new member
by KentuckySpud (Posted Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:11:44 GMT+5)
Welcome, I'm also a new member.
I got an uncle in pharmacy school at ETSU
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