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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Need help with Cattle prices in 2017
by farmerjan (Posted Sun, 21 Jan 2018 20:56:30 GMT+5)
Mat Man is right. Newborn calves are in the 50-125 lb range. I have seen a very few holsteins in the 150 lb range but they are not common. And a newborn is not a steer until they band or castrate it. Most calves that are in the 200 lb range arr 1-3 months old. What breed? The "long story" you are referring to needs to be explained for anyone to give you a fair opinion. And if this was a case of a dog killing, then it must have been documented by a sheriff or some type of law enforcement officer? We have had to have animal control for the times we had sheep killed or harrassed to the point of dying from exhaustion or aborting their lambs.... in order to put a claim against a dog owner. Every state is different.... sounds like you need to look into this more.
Thought this was a joke but it's real. Sexbots coming to a store near you.
by djinwa (Posted Sun, 21 Jan 2018 20:54:14 GMT+5)
hillbilly beef man wrote:I was listening to a radio show last week that warned that these were a major threat to the survival of the human race. At first I thought that they were crazy but after his point was explained it made a little more sense. He explained "It is believed that with 10 years you will not be able to tell one of these bots from a human. Besides providing intimate relationships they will be capable of simple household tasks such as cleaning, laundry, and cooking. If you could get a robot that looked how you wanted, cooked what you wanted, cleaned your house without complaints, and was in the mood when and only when your were, why would you want a human for a spouse?" While I believe I would never want a bot, any one who has been married can see some value in his argument.
We've been replacing men's jobs with robots for years, and there are sex toys to replace men, so what's the sudden problem?
Not to mention men are now generally considered to be sexually abusive, so this will free women from men's unwanted advances.
Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon trucks longevity ?
by 1wlimo (Posted Sun, 21 Jan 2018 20:48:44 GMT+5)
HDRider wrote:wbvs58 wrote:HDRider wrote:I wish they'd back a small simple Toyota pickup. or a Chevy/Ford for that matter. It would be nice to run around in a 30 mpg diesel 4x4 and would suit 80% of my needs, heck maybe 90%
The Tacoma is a midsize by any measure.
We have a good selection of 4/5 cylinder diesels around 3 litre capacity from Toyota, Nissan, Holden, Isuzu, Mazda, VW , all engines are very modern and sophisticated and have been designed from the ground up to deal with emissions and I doubt that our regulations would be any lower standard than yours. They all perform very well are very economical both running around and towing especially coupled to modern electronic controlled auto transmissions. Our 2.8 litre Colorado tows our 2.2 tonne caravan very comfortably with auto pilot set it holds the set speed up hills and ranges with little fuss. As well they are all very capable 4WD's and come equipped with traction control and trailer anti sway electronically controlled through the ABS brakes as well as so many other sensors to help with parking and deviating from your lane. Won't be long now before we won't have to drive the cars just sit there.
I just can't figure out why we don't see them.
Probably the same reason so few diesels, or good gas engines as good trucks. Rules change to prevent the best trucks being sold in North America as Ford and GM could not compete. How many F150's would there be if Toyota had been able to import their Land cruiser?
Is this a sign
by farmerjan (Posted Sun, 21 Jan 2018 20:39:42 GMT+5)
Thank you, I will have to google them to see what they look like just for curiosity. How are you feeling? Getting over the flu? The warmer temps have made it alot better for everything although the ground is a bit slick where the sun had thawed it Only hauling water to the one place I have been hauling to since last fall. Good thing as farms have been wanting to test cows since the temps aren't frigid and everything isn't frozen solid.
Alberta TB Source ?
by Stocker Steve (Posted Sun, 21 Jan 2018 20:34:46 GMT+5)
I have been following this with interest. The official word is that they don't think they will find the source of infection. This seems a bit odd. Are there a lot of wild animal reservoirs for TB, or a lack of traceability in Alberta?
Buy a Fat Bull for Making Cows?
by Aaron (Posted Sun, 21 Jan 2018 20:28:07 GMT+5)
Stocker Steve wrote:Aaron wrote:Neighbor is high cost producer, 300 cows, and selecting hard for prime marbling scores (it's an ego trip for him - he only takes a small portion of them to slaughter) and has some of the hardest-doing cows in the country. On all the 2nd crop alfalfa and corn silage they can eat and still look shelly.
Sounds like a conventional dairy operation.
If they milked like dairy cows and didn't need their calves creep-fed to put weight on, then yes.
by Bright Raven (Posted Sun, 21 Jan 2018 20:21:57 GMT+5)
Times up !!!!!
by ez14. (Posted Sun, 21 Jan 2018 20:18:47 GMT+5)
skyhightree1 wrote:Farm Fence Solutions wrote:If you turn that fresh side into bacon......... I like that self draining scalding table.
I am glad you like it I designed it myself We already are working on getting the bacon cured .. Maple bacon
ez14. wrote:skyhightree1 wrote:
if you come this far for it I should give it all to you
I agree! I should be there tomorrow night to pick it up!
Its waiting for you;-)thanks for the pork sky it's VERY GOOD!!!
Sale Barn Prices
by Caustic Burno (Posted Sun, 21 Jan 2018 20:17:14 GMT+5)
gcreekrch wrote:bird dog wrote:Yeah I saw that too. Mid age and up that are bred 4 or less months all went to the packers. I have 11 old cows on my cull list that currently have calves on them. I was going to sell them after weaning. Reconsidering some of them. For what they would bring, they may get to go another year.
My thoughts on this topic are how much difference in dollars to replace those old cows with bred heifers, not how cheap they are.
A previous post replaced an old cow with a young one for $50. I guess time will tell if it was a good deal or not. There comes a point when those old girls just start costing time and money.
That?s why I bought yesterday
automatic waterers are now froze
by angus9259 (Posted Sun, 21 Jan 2018 20:14:33 GMT+5)
Tbrake wrote:Here in Kansas by belhen (however it is spelled) all froze up. V
Mine froze waterers are behlen.
NFL - playoffs
by Son of Butch (Posted Sun, 21 Jan 2018 20:11:05 GMT+5)
24-7 half time
Vikings opened the game 9 play TD drive 7-0 then whole team just went flat... like they thought the game was over.
No back up or Alley stop
by bird dog (Posted Sun, 21 Jan 2018 20:10:07 GMT+5)
The chute where I built my alley backups was solid and circular and yes I banged my head hundreds of times pushing thru small calves. I hated it. It was on a place I bought. I would never build one that way. I had to build a walkway along the sides to see over the top. My new set of pens is open view. The chute is off of a tub and is 20' long with one sliding gate in the middle. The sliding gate is made of square tube and covered with heavy wire mesh. It is stout. I can get two cows in front of the gate and two behind with the tub gate providing a stop for the back two.
See thru panels or gates has never been an issue with me. I kind of have the opposite view. The cows or calves see the one's in front going thru and being let out and it encourages them to follow. They just want to get out of the pens and back into the pasture.
When the whole herd is worked I only bring into the pens about 1/3rd of them at a time. The others are in a holding pen waiting there turn. By the time the last group goes through, they having been watching a while and see the routine. A few minutes doing something they don't want and then they are turned out with the others. Even the flighty cows are ready to get'r done. It goes pretty quick.
Two fences and a stone cold killer
by Farm Fence Solutions (Posted Sun, 21 Jan 2018 19:53:12 GMT+5)
Bright Raven wrote:Farm Fence Solutions wrote:TCRanch wrote:You two built a very nice fence! I need one, if you just happen to be traveling to KS
That hog is creepy. Do you eat 'em?
That one is the right size to eat. The landowner wanted it, so fence dressed him and we dropped him at the gate. Bigger pigs, especially boars, are not all that good to eat in my opinion.
Kansas is a place we might talk fence into visiting.....if we get the right combination of sedatives and tranquilizers in him. Lol
Hard to get him out of Texas unless he is sedated. I bet he starts sweating a mile from the border.
I?d say he?d be pinching heads off long before he broke a sweat.
by cowgirl8 (Posted Sun, 21 Jan 2018 19:52:27 GMT+5)
I used a cast iron griddle... I made shrimp scampi too, then seared them off on the griddle... They were really good too..
2 Boys Killed 500,000 Bees...............
by callmefence (Posted Sun, 21 Jan 2018 19:20:50 GMT+5)
Bullitt wrote:sim.-ang.king wrote:Bullitt wrote:
European honey bees need the hive to survive. If those boxes are broken open the bees cannot stay warm enough to live in the cold temperatures.
https://brookfieldfarmhoney.wordpress.c ... he-winter/
"The bees need to keep the cluster?s core between 93 and 96 Fahrenheit (around 35 Celsius). The very lowest the cluster?s center can drop to is 55F (13C). Lower than this and you have a dead hive. Different sources offer different exact temperatures, but they are all in the same ballpark. The numbers here are drawn from internet searches, and from ?The Biology of The Honey Bee?, by Mark L. Winston (a fabulous book and fun to read)."
The joke flew right over your head like a bumble bee in a hurricane.
Okay. I think everyone missed the "joke". There was no indication in what you wrote that you were joking.
You gotta be joking.
LA. BEEFMASTER BREEDERS COWBOY CLASSIC SALE HELD
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WILD PIG CONTROL COSTS MISSISSIPPIANS MILLIONS
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IMPORTANT TO CONTROL BREEDING AND CALVING SEASON
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BBU RECOGNIZES OUTSTANDING CATTLEMEN AT CONVENTION
The 57th Annual Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) Convention Beefmasters on the Bay was hosted in Galveston, Texas at the Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center from October 26 - 28, 2017.
IT'S THE PITTS -- IN THEORY
I used to have this theory, now debunked, that postulated that if you added up the IQ of a person with the IQ of their dog the total would be exactly the same in every case.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- EXPORTS KEY TO CATTLE PRICE STRENGTH IN 2018
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GENETRUST AT CHIMNEY ROCK SALE HELD NOVEMBER 3-4
In what has become a premier exhibition of the best in Brangus genetics, hundreds of registered and commercial breeders once again descended on Chimney Rock Cattle Company for the 11th annual installment hosted by Bill and Gail Davis.
WEANING IS A CRITICAL PART OF ANTIMICROBIAL STEWARDSHIP
Antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial use on farms and in all meat production systems are hot news items right now. There is an awful lot of confusion, misinformation and disinformation on the Internet and in the media, too.
USE ALL INFORMATION TO DEVELOP FEEDER CATTLE MARKETING
Growing up on a Colorado cattle ranch, earning an animal science degree and riding for the Certified Angus Beef® (CAB®) brand for nearly 16 years, Paul Dykstra has learned a thing or two about First class feeder cattle marketing.
IT'S THE PITTS -- THE BEST PRESENT EVER
Like the coming of winter he arrives every year about this time. Much the same as the shopping mall Santa, the Donkey Man is a seasonal ornament. And quite a colorful one too.
CALF CATCHERS ALLOW PRODUCERS TO SAFELY PROCESS CALVES
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HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- CONSUMER IMPLICATIONS GROW WITH CARCASS SIZE
For as much as steaks bolster carcass value and consumer beef demand, their growing size is costing the industry lots of jingle.
ANGUS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF VERIFIED BEEF
American Angus Association announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Verified Beef, including its proprietary Reputation Feeder Cattle® program.
INAUGURAL GENETIX CATTLE PLUS SALE HELD
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NCBA LEADERS CALL FOR REPEAL OF FEDERAL ESTATE TAX
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