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 Red Bull Breeder (Posted Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:57:33 GMT+5)
I guess you got a big herd of them Muddy?
by Bigfoot (Posted Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:56:09 GMT+5)
The young crowd here, treats meth like it was candy cigarettes.
Little League World Series
by LRTX1 (Posted Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:55:02 GMT+5)
Must be a regional thing Dave. They play ball dang near year round here. They'll have travel ball and such to pick up when they get knocked out of the little league tournaments.
Limousin X Hereford
by Red Bull Breeder (Posted Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:52:48 GMT+5)
Muddy reckon how Wulf stays in business?
by Margonme (Posted Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:46:07 GMT+5)
fence line dispute
by True Grit Farms (Posted Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:41:09 GMT+5)
The folks I was dealing with had been receiving CRP payments off our land. The GFC set out 8 acres of pine trees on my property and the neighbors claimed them. Most any real estate attorney can clear this up for you. It's hard to beat a man at his own game, no matter how smart you might think you are.
Poll(Aug) - 'The Perfect Steak'
by Nesikep (Posted Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:24:47 GMT+5)
callmefence wrote:Nesikep wrote:Sooo.. which steaks are from black cattle?
All the good ones
We'll see about that when the poll ends
2015 Ford F250 problem
by TCRanch (Posted Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:16:29 GMT+5)
TCRanch wrote:wbvs58 wrote:Kingfisher wrote:It's because they misdiagnosed it and somebody w insurance company called their bs. Too bad they probably cleared memory from ecu and that won't help tech in Wichita.
Probably but I would be hanging on to those fuel filters to pull apart to dispute their claims about the fuel. You can't clear their memory, only throw them out.
We have asked to local dealership to keep everything, including the contaminated fuel. Guess we'll find out if a few hours if they did.
Well, they did. Holy cow, the purported contaminated fuel sample looked like someone peed in a used water bottle, minus the label. Even the tow truck driver looked at it and actually laughed, said the supposed rust particles looked more like chewing tobacco. He has instructions to deliver it directly to the Director & said he was looking forward to it. Anxious to see how their results compare.
by rain dance (Posted Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:08:40 GMT+5)
I made a regretful decision and bought some highland cows for what seemed cheap even after seeing them go for $.35 per lb at the auctions (horns and uncut).
How good/bad are these things crossed up with conventional cattle? I have them in with my other cows and a Hereford bull. Will they make make a halfway decent terminal cross with a good bull on them?
How much are the straight bred calf's discounted when fed out? I know the horns will get you major dock-age at the sale barn and right know I'm planning on dehorning the calf's and feeding them out with my own corn. Planning for 1000 lb steer at 16-18 months. I know these are not going to be viewed as the best cattle but seems to me with the horns taken off should at least make decent ground beef.
FSIS Green Bay Dressed Beef Recalls Beef Products Due To Possible Specified R...
by flounder (Posted Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:26:53 GMT+5)
Thursday, August 25, 2016
FSIS Green Bay Dressed Beef Recalls Beef Products Due To Possible Specified Risk Materials Contamination the most high risk materials for BSE TSE PRION AKA MAD COW TYPE DISEASE
http://specifiedriskmaterial.blogspot.c ... calls.html
kind regards, terry
Did a nephew spill the Colonel's secret recipe (kfc)
by City Guy (Posted Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:24:03 GMT+5)
Saws a documentary a few years ago in which one of his daughters claimed the "final" recipe was written on the kitchen wall by the door in the house where they lived at the time. As far as she knew it was still there when they moved!
This nephew's recipe may be a failed attempt. Seems to have a lot of ginger.
Pondering which direction to go
by frieghttrain (Posted Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:14:40 GMT+5)
Red Bull Breeder wrote:Super Dexta yours is a older picture than the one I posted. Yours is one of the first pictures of him in Canada.
Freight I have a bunch of old Limousin Journals and Limousin World Magazines.
This is Dandy he sired more limousin calve in North America than any other Limousin bull.
by john250 (Posted Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:01:25 GMT+5)
Clearly you are crazy. Destroying all those trees. Mother Earth will not be happy with you. Neither will Hillary. But your bill seems reasonable. Sorry you got a tongue lashing.
Need a good BullMaker
by kdhansen (Posted Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:59:34 GMT+5)
Midtenn wrote:bse wrote:I used VAR Index 3282(17513381) last year to do what your talking about, wanted to add carcass without giving up other things. A friend of mine seen him and his calves and was impressed said he looked nothing like a carcass bull. I had seen a few calves and liked them, so ill know more in a few weeks.
Had not considered him but I like his looks and epd's. Milk and sc are not in line but the cows should balance that well enough for what I'm after.
Do you know anything about his feet?
Get a pretty good look at his feet/structure in his video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghrhihdArrQ
cooking pork chops
by Rafter S (Posted Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:46:41 GMT+5)
Margonme wrote:callmefence wrote:ez14 wrote:im with jmj i've never had chili without beans (i thought it had to have beans to be chili)
me and one of my brothers ate a bunch of raw pork once by accident (i know how do you eat raw pork and not know? we were hungry i guess!) he got sick (nothing serious) but i was completely fine
Rafters right . in fact I think it's against the law to call it chili once you put beans in it . you can call it chili with beans but not just chili. Not a serious crime just a ticket I think...
Here on the Bright Raven Simmental Farm the Prince has issued a standing Pardon for putting beans in your chili.
That's a banana pepper!
You can't pardon yourself. I don't think politicians can even do that.
BEEF CATTLE SHORT COURSE HELD AUGUST 1-3
After two years of historic high cattle prices, a record 1,900 producers attending the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course in College Station learned more about the current decline in prices and maintaining profitability despite declining profit margins.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- THE FUTURE OF CATTLE FUTURES
It is almost certain that finished cattle have put in their summer lows as prices have found support, explained Andrew P. Griffith, agricultural economist at the University of Tennessee.
IT'S THE PITTS -- 10 PLACES NOT TO FIND A COWBOY
If you want to catch a glimpse of a real cowboy here are ten places NOT to look.
SOUND MARKETING PROGRAM IS CRITICAL FOR SUCCESS
A sound marketing program is an integral part of any cattle production operation. Too many producers engage in cattle production without ever establishing a well thought out marketing and sales system.
ETHEREDGE ELECTED LIVESTOCK MARKETING ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT
Jerry Etheredge, Montgomery, Ala., was elected president of the Livestock Marketing Association (LMA). In this role, Etheredge will complete a two-year term leading the nation's largest livestock marketing trade association that represents more than 800 local livestock auction markets and allied businesses.
PRECONDITIONING VITAL PART OF CALF HEALTH PROGRAM
If you have sold a calf recently, I don't have to tell you that calf prices have dropped significantly from 2015. Last year, you could sell about anything and get good money for it; but now, you have to have a good calf to bring the best price. In the right market, preconditioned calves still bring the most money, and there is a good return on healthy calves. Besides a health premium, farmers also sell a heavier calf.
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.