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 WalnutCrest (Posted Sun, 17 Dec 2017 01:14:02 GMT+5)
Your conception rates will change depending on whether or not they were fresh transfer or frozen.
Your conception rates will vary if your technician is competent (or not) with IVF eggs.
Your conception rates will vary if your technician froze crappy embryos.
We've had good success with IVF. I think it's due to the fact we use competent professionals, good semen, and implant quality embryos into good cows.
by WalnutCrest (Posted Sun, 17 Dec 2017 01:08:54 GMT+5)
These folks have an interesting model and approach. I just tried them once and will try them again.
by dun (Posted Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:46:16 GMT+5)
Nazi style. The guy did this animation back in 1941. I've seen more recent ones and they aren;t nearly as well done even with all the computer help.
3 Day Old Cow Wont Eat
by dun (Posted Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:35:59 GMT+5)
Orschlens should have them
Any HVAC people on here?
by greybeard (Posted Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:34:16 GMT+5)
tom4018 wrote:CottageFarm wrote:tom4018 wrote:Now I need to come up something to direct my airflow. Some have suggested a square to round adapter with a elbow. Want to mount this in a loft and direct air down. Any suggestions?
I would use the largest diameter insulated flex duct that you have readily available, and terminate it/them where you want heat. Make sure your return air is sourced from well heated space and use good filters.
Can I use one of these and then go to a flexible duct? Need something to go from the opening on the furnace.
I have something similar to that on top of my Trane unit, with a big diverter or manifold looking thing above that. Got flex duct running all over from that manifold. It's held up for the last 10 years.
This is animal abuse IMO....not mine.........
by Bullitt (Posted Sat, 16 Dec 2017 23:25:36 GMT+5)
I'll bet that dog has a difficult time even standing up.
Limit that dog's food to a daily ration and give it vitamins and minerals, and take the dog for walks, and in six months it would look like a new dog.
The owner is feeding the dog to death. It is a form of animal abuse.
illegal steals from house, jury pays her fine.
by wacocowboy (Posted Sat, 16 Dec 2017 23:18:19 GMT+5)
I wouldn?t throw the book at her but I would definitely punish her. I sure as heck wouldn?t pay her fine. If asked to give her money I would reply she ain?t scratching my back so I ain?t scratching hers but in a less polite way with words that would get me a vacation on here.
What to do about people trespassing.
by herofan (Posted Sat, 16 Dec 2017 23:00:16 GMT+5)
talltimber wrote:The "move ins" are the ones causing problems. It's obvious you don't have problems with poachers, thieves and crack heads.
I wouldn?t try to pretend that those things don?t happen here, but I think it?s more the exception than the norm, which I am thankful for. We still have a lot of locals around here who enjoy getting along and being friendly.
Restricted numbers and non workung numbers.
by Rafter S (Posted Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:34:24 GMT+5)
The telemarketers have figured out how to make their calls show as local numbers. I get several per week that show up as 936-825 or 936-870 numbers, which are Navasota prefixes.
Synovex or ralgro
by NolanCountyAG (Posted Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:25:48 GMT+5)
I know ralgro is backordered. The way his comment read was that you can't use it in his area not that he couldn't find it. My med supplier said the hold back has to do with some inspector throwing the book at them at the plant. Everything is supposed to be cleared up by mid 2018. Supplier saved me 2 boxes when he heard they were going to stop shipping it early this year.
by Air gator (Posted Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:15:35 GMT+5)
So the best cow to breed him to would be one that has depth and capacity? He looks like he will add some style. I know he had a high SC and high marbling.
beef order/cut sheet
by boondocks (Posted Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:09:13 GMT+5)
Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:Here's an assortment:
https://www.google.com/search?q=butcher ... OVGGwWGsJM:
I have everything that "can" be cut into a steak, cut into 1" steaks. Chuck steak, round steak, London Broil, and of course all the good cuts. We harvest our steers at about 13 months of age, so they are extremely tender. I'm not afraid to serve round steak to company. I don't have any pot roasts made because we make them out of venison. Love cube steaks and flank steaks also.
Thanks, Jeanne. Any of those are better than our butchers!
Locked??? What happened?
by elkwc (Posted Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:05:22 GMT+5)
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:elkwc wrote:TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
How'd they do?
TT Don't know yet. They were a mixed lot. It is getting dry here over a large area. Sold 3 older cows I had put on triticale when the grass died. They had picked up but need to lighten up the load now as the tricicale isn't growing back. Hopefully it will rain soon. Then an older crippled bull and 5 steer calves and 2 heifer calves. All but one of the steers were half corrientes and both heifers were. We will be weaning some over Christmas weekend and needed to make room. They will be calves off of cows and a good set of calves. Some replacement heifers on them and also some good steers. So not expecting much out of the cows. They were 15-17 y/o but have raised a calf every year. Weaned their calves in Sept. Kept one who will calve in the next few weeks. We will sell her sometime after she calves depending on whether we receive any moisture or not. I drove down the night before and had to come back last night and had several things to do as we moved cows last weekend and still needed to get a mineral feeder moved and a few things. Then had to fix the trouble light I have in a bucket over a tank float. It keeps it from freezing. So just unloaded and left. Checked back before we left town and they hadn't sold. They had more than they expected. Many are doing like us and cutting back. The culls are coming to town now.
Where are you located?
I live in extreme SW KS but these cattle were located in west central OK. I plan on moving to that area once I retire next year. It is dry here and there. We have had a warm fall and early winter. So that just helped dry things out faster. A lot of dust pneumonia on the wheat/triticale pastures and also in the lots. Know one friend who doctored 54 head out of just over 100 hd and they were all calves he raised and had been weaned for 6 weeks. Another used 3 bottles of Draxxin in two weeks. We face many issues other areas don't. All areas have their own issues and a breeder has to adjust to the area he is in.
by Caustic Burno (Posted Sat, 16 Dec 2017 21:52:20 GMT+5)
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:Damm your taxes must be low.
Twenty bucks an acre.
That?s school, county, and the joke emergency district.
The two acres with barns, shop and house run it up otherwise it is about 5 dollars an acre for Agg.
by talltimber (Posted Sat, 16 Dec 2017 21:51:49 GMT+5)
I like them all. You have some dandies there. Show us some calves later.
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
Eighty-nine registered buyers from 14 states made their way to Grantville, Ga. for the inaugural Genetix Cattle Plus Sale hosted by The Oaks Farm.
NCBA LEADERS CALL FOR REPEAL OF FEDERAL ESTATE TAX
You cannot blame folks in Washington, D.C. for misconstruing how the U.S. Tax code impacts agricultural producers. With the number of Americans directly involved in agriculture at historic lows, the voices of farmers and ranchers are often missing in national tax policy debates.
DEMAND STRONG AT CIRCLE A ANGUS FALL SALE
Circle A Angus Ranch, headquartered in Iberia, Mo., was proud to host their 11th annual Fall Bull & Heifer sale in conjunction with the Dispersal of their Spring-calving Registered cowherd offering 647 head sold on October 21st. The demand for all classes of cattle was strong and prices were very steady.
FORAGE ANALYSIS CAN BE VALUABLE TO OPERATION
Focusing on pasture and grazing management is undoubtedly one of the most economical means of extending the grazing season and decreasing hay feeding requirements.
CHAMPIONS NAMED AT THE AMERICAN ROYAL GELBVIEH SHOW
The Gelbvieh and Balancer® Show at the 2017 American Royal took place on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at the American Royal Complex in Kansas City, Mo. Brigham Stewart, Washington, Kansas, evaluated the Gelbvieh and Balancer cattle.
BLACK INK -- DON'T MISS THE MIRACLES
After a couple of licks, the baby calf got up, wobbled ever so slightly and then confidently turned its attention to nursing.
A GOOD VACCINATION PROGRAM IS ONLY AS GOOD AS TECHNIQUES USED
"Shoot, I messed up the vaccines." If these words have ever been uttered while processing cows and calves, it may be time for implementation of some simple chute side organization tips.
PRODUCERS SHOULD SEEK EFFICIENCY IN THEIR COWS
What do we know about efficiency within the beef cattle business? A lot. What do we know about understanding beef cattle efficiency? A little.
IT'S THE PITTS -- VISITING DIGNITARIES
Like chuck-line riding cowboys of yesteryear, they go from ranch to ranch, carrying the news and performing a job no one else wants, let alone can do. Other than a few cowboy poets and purebred bull auctioneers, they are the only celebrities we have in the cow business.
GENETIC STRENGTH SHOWN AT TOWN CREEK FARM SALE
One of the largest crowds ever participated in-person and on-line in the Town Creek Farm Sale, at the ranch near West Point, Mississippi on Saturday, October 21, 2017.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- SELF-SNOOKERED
Stay friends or family with someone long enough and you see every side of each other, good bad and in between.
BE PREPARED TO HANDLE CATTLE DURING WINTER
Winter weather if finally arriving and when it gets here for good we need to be prepared to handle and transport cattle appropriately.
GELBVIEH ASSOCIATION TO HOST SYMPOSIUM
All cattlemen and women are invited to attend the American Gelbvieh Association's (AGA) third annual commercial cattlemen's educational symposium titled Cattlemen's Profit Roundup.