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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How many of you invest?
by js1234 (Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 23:35:29 GMT+5)
True Grit Farms wrote:I always thought it was a good idea to have enough cash at the house to cover the expenses for a year. But I like cash and pay for alot of different things with it. You'd be surprised how good of a deal you can get using cash. Everyone likes cash.
YES. Cash is king.
Tarping Hay, rained this week
by greybeard (Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 22:58:16 GMT+5)
Do not cover the bales to the ground. BTDT--Mold City.
You're creating a sauna when you completely cover the bales with a tarp--even if the bales were cured good, the moisture from the ground will end up in the hay if no air can circulate along the bottom 1/3 or better of the bale.
by branguscowgirl (Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 22:47:43 GMT+5)
Thanks everyone! Sorry that I haven't been around much, but I still think about Ya!!
Don't kill a turtle in front of wittiness
by greybeard (Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 22:35:38 GMT+5)
I've seen 2 different box turtles go flyin off to the side of the road when someone hit em with their tire. They seemed to just go squirtin out from the leading edge of the tire instead of getting squished.
by True Grit Farms (Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 22:23:15 GMT+5)
inyati13 wrote:Kingfisher wrote:inyati13 wrote:I started having internal conflicts"
At what point do you think you will tire of " conflict?"
There is one person you should never lie to - YOURSELF.
I cannot predict the future. In the present tense, I have no faith. It lays upon my mind like a fairytale.
Then just but out and mind your own store.
Can cows cycle after being bred?
by Aaron (Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 22:22:14 GMT+5)
AyerFarm wrote:I moved a cow to another pasture and within 10 minutes of her being in pasture the bull mounted her multiple times, before this I seen the bull in the other pasture mount her once then again a few weeks later and havent seen him on her since so I assumed she was bred and that was about 5 months ago and now I put her in a new pasture and the bull and other cows is riding her so is it possible for cows to heat cycle after being bred
Absolutely possible. Have had several cows over the years that will ride every 3 weeks like clockwork after they have been bred for months. Very hormonal genetics. Only way to know for sure is to preg check them.
Happy Birthday Sophia Brooke
by True Grit Farms (Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 22:16:52 GMT+5)
Congratulations big daddy. I'm sure your walking tall.
Grease Zerts not taking grease..
by ez14 (Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 22:14:47 GMT+5)
True Grit Farms wrote:I have a battery powered Dewalt grease gun and it works great. It will push the grease under more pressure and clear most zerk fittings.
Battery grease guns are awsome they work great with those snap on tips that dont come off or leak till you take it off
But yeah if you can just replace its to big of a pain in the azz not to
What are you eating today?
by greybeard (Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 21:46:53 GMT+5)
Yep, I overflowed the first couple I made, and then made a heck of a mess with just plain water when cleaning up the spindle/agitators.
They're pretty easy to find on CL and eBay. and parts are available from a online source or 2.
Anyone that is intersted, try to find one close by--they are heavy (porcelain over cast iron) and shipping will be a killer.
Sea of clover/Sea of horse nettle
by dun (Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 21:44:53 GMT+5)
Grazon and Remedy mixed is my preferred treatment for horse nettle. I wouldn;t worry much about the clover, it's kind of making an omelet without breaking eggs. Can;t be done. Clover is an easy component to reintroduce.
Weaning bottle calves
by dun (Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 21:41:48 GMT+5)
I run one sack of milk replacer through them and if they are eating a couple of pounds of grain a day I just cut them off the replacer cold turkey.
Dairy cattle vs beef cattle.
by dun (Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 21:37:09 GMT+5)
The whole premise of dairy not being beef is pure BS.
Who's the long-timer here from TX, near Colmesneil ?
by Caustic Burno (Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 21:25:22 GMT+5)
Who you callin old timer.
Gift for a cattleman
by Bigfoot (Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 21:24:32 GMT+5)
Classy yet traditional
New To The Cattle Business
by Alan (Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 21:16:07 GMT+5)
NECowboy wrote:Alan wrote: I also breed to the best bull I can afford to buy to help improve the quality of calves I get.
AI using bull semen from $$ bulls that you cannot afford to buy if you do not have a lot of cattle and are just getting started. Bull prices can get pretty crazy, it's a bunch of bull!
Agree 100%, I AI my cattle for several years, improved my herd quicker than anything else. But I still ran a clean up bull. But you can have your cows AI'd and have them preg checked in a couple of weeks. I AI'd my cattle one heat cycle and waited 2 weeks and turned in the clean up bull, I was happy if I got 60% AI calves and 40% clean up bull calves. Also bull were a lot more affordable in those days.
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.
CIRCLE A RANCH ANGUS SALE HELD MARCH 19 IN MISSOURI
Circle A Angus Ranch, headquartered in Iberia, Mo., was proud to host their 22nd annual Spring Bull and Heifer sale offering 403 head sold on March 19th.
SPRING WEATHER CONDITIONS CREATE A CHALLENGE FOR FORAGES
A cool, wet spring delayed growth of several summer grasses, but not the weeds that compete for space in fields and pastures across Mississippi.
IT'S THE PITTS -- UNIDENTIFIED FRUITY OBJECT
Besides being a great-granddaughter of the former President, Laura Eisenhower is a professional clairvoyant and spiritual healer who reads Tarot cards and gives astrology readings for a living. In an interview with Fox News Laura said that vegetarians are more apt to see UFO's than meat-eaters because, "we are multidimensional beings and based on our frequency, perceptions and our vibratory levels that we are functioning from, we are going to see things differently."
PRODUCERS SHOULD EVALUATE VALUE OF CREEP FEEDING
n the last issue we started a discussion concerning creep feeding and an ongoing evaluation of the value of this practice in cow-calf production. The main question the producer has to ask is if I decide to creep feed my calves will this result in higher weaning weights and will it be profitable?
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- WINDSHIELD ECONOMICS
Hooter was riding shotgun with Peetie Womack on the way back home from a feedlot where Peetie was checking on some of his cattle.
GENETRUST AT SUHN CATTLE COMPANY BULLS AVERAGE $5,863
Blue skies, blustery winds and Brangus bulls welcomed customers and friends of GENETRUST to the Flint Hills in Eureka, Kansas, on March 22, 2016 for the 24th annual installment of the event hosted by the Suhn family, in what has become one of the premier Brangus events of the year.
BLACK INK -- BEYOND THE BURNING HAIR
Our electric branding iron hangs high on a barn wall, bought on impulse 35 years ago but not used in 30. We freeze brand our replacement heifers though.