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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Tractor Brand a Regional Thing?
by dun (Posted Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:32:42 GMT+5)
Ol' 243 wrote:dun wrote:greybeard wrote:I see lots of Kubotas here on the smaller places, including most people's yards. 2 major Kubota dealers within 30 miles and Landsdown Moody just bought out one of them. On the real working places tho, it's still JD and NH, but every once in awhile will see one of these pulling a baler.
I've got a 38 hp kubota that the wife uses to rake hay and I use in the timber for pushing stuff around. Saturday at a farm sale there was a 38 hp kubota had a 6 ft brushhog and trailer with 60 hours on it. Had to really scrape to get a 3 k bid on it.
One of those cases where I wished I needed another tractor.
Did I read that right? 3K ??? I would have bought that in a heart beat whether I needed it or not.
Correct. Also sold a Ruger single six 22/22mag blue for 40 bucks. Same sale that sold a cheerio bander for 50 bucks
by houstoncutter (Posted Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:32:19 GMT+5)
Ok I got a little free time on my Jdwest, but I would need more imput to give an honest opinion. Do you have a tight calving season, how long do you keep calves on cow, how tight skinned are your cattle, meaning do they care a lot of leather. Are your Brangus F-1's or multiple generations black.
I just throw some of it out their for discussion . I ran Good red fullblood Limi"s when I could find em on my F-1 Brangus for years and yes at times I got a little bit of rust color on the calves. Only a couple of breeds will clean up excess leather on calves better than a Fullblood Limi. The Tigers got black Limi's.
Something I was considering was a baldie Simmintal like Meyer734. would have got a white face and a black color and maybe some chance of replacement heifers. My whole idea of cattle was least imput and how could I Screw the order buyer. Im sure I'll catch be nice over that comment
by cowgirl8 (Posted Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:30:29 GMT+5)
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:What if I take your advice and google this recipe and then get sick from what I eat? Will you take responsibility for that?
Well according to the name, it might knock off your clothes. SO, maybe there should be a disclaimer to not take these to work or school...but rather eat them at home in the proper company.. I did make myself sick eating the M&Ms while making it. I don't eat much sugar so, I don't feel so good right now. THey are all now in the freezer, 2 per bag, except for one for my husband to eat when he gets home....will let yall know if his clothes get knocked off....
What is Normal Forage
by M-5 (Posted Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:27:13 GMT+5)
Jogeephus wrote:Its almost as if you need to be paying him for grazing or he pay you for cleaning it up. Its like you are doing what the original cattlemen did - turn worthless forage into something of value. Might even prove to be profitable.
Shhhhhhh , I had to keep a straight face when I said I could help.
Best new Angus bull this year?
by Air gator (Posted Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:24:47 GMT+5)
I honestly didn't see any other bull with a HP edp that went up. It seems like most milk epds went down.
Stgenetics has done a great job of selecting bulls. I wish I had enough land and enough cows to try a bunch of them.
by Jogeephus (Posted Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:21:49 GMT+5)
Cross-7 wrote:Very hot and humid
Plenty of rain, dry or moderate?
cow going down, heat stroke?
by Cross-7 (Posted Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:17:11 GMT+5)
I am using a vitaferm heat tub.
We've had some people lose cattle to anaplasmosis.
The heat tub was designed for fescue, but the peppers and garlic seem to repel flys and ticks.
I've just had it a few day and spraying for flys too, so Idk if it working or not but other people in the area claim they don't have as many ticks and flies as before.
But it's turned off extremely hot and dried out too, so the tub might not be the reason,
I keep a pump up sprayer and spray them when when I see flies bothering them. I try to spray the ear ticks too bit they don't like it on their head,
To get the ears good I have to pen them up and use a 12v but I soak them down when I do.
Amazon in the Organic Grass Fed Market?
by Jogeephus (Posted Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:12:24 GMT+5)
Or they will undermine the American market by bringing in grassfed beef from Brazil and Argentina.
Stories of a vet
by Bestoutwest (Posted Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:02:33 GMT+5)
This reminds me of the time we met our neighbors for the first time. The said "Hi, we're your new neighbors, and our horse isn't abused, it's just really old." I think he died at 34.
On the way home there's a guy that's got a cow by the road. You can see her ribs, and she's in rough shape. However, he's got her by herself and all his other cows look great, but it just takes one idiot to call the sheriff and now he's got a problem on his hands.
Another shot dead by Mpls police
by Bestoutwest (Posted Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:59:47 GMT+5)
boondocks wrote:Bestoutwest wrote:I'll never forget Obama saying that Treyvon Martin could have been his son. So where's Biden or Hillary to come out and say that this could have been their daughter/sister? Where's the Black Lives Matter folks protesting the police brutality?
Many of all races came out to the recent rally to support her bereaved fiance. There's a picture of Castile's mother, Valerie Castile, embracing Justine's fiance. http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/21/us/castil ... index.html. ""They're beginning to understand this is not a black or white thing. This is a human being thing," Castile said at Thursday's rally protesting Justine Ruszczyk's death. "This is a humanity type thing."
Still, our leaders need to respect all human lives, not just those of certain races. This is how we've ended up with the messes we're in.
by Bestoutwest (Posted Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:58:11 GMT+5)
wacocowboy wrote:Saturday and Sunday when I watch one football game right after another. When we first got married I was watching a game it ended and I switched to a new game she blew a gasket. On our honeymoon we went on a cruise she wanted to go watch a show or something but I wouldn't leave the room was watching a preseason game.
I agree with your wife on the cruise/preseason game. It doesn't matter. The honeymoon is for more important things than football.....
Thoughts on the Bee Keeper Starter Kit?
by backhoeboogie (Posted Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:45:04 GMT+5)
cowgirl8 wrote:How old are your hives? I haven't had to feed my bees in months, even the new swarm I got last summer. They are all bringing in pollen like crazy right now. i'm about to head out to see if my big hive has all their honey capped....
California queen in one was added mid may to establish a new hive. It is two boxes, 10 frames each box.
East Texas Italian queen in the other is about a week younger. Two boxes, 10 frames each box for that one was well.
The East Texas bunch were the biggest numbers. California has now surpassed their numbers.
I am feeding because the hives are relatively young and I am getting them established. When we added the 2nd box and rotated frames, bees with pollen on their legs were everywhere.
I've got all those berries on trellises plus I have all the peach trees. 3 years ago I had no bees pollinating. That is when I committed to getting my own hives. The last two years feral bees have pollinated but I should be in really good shape next year.
Bee Keeping is the wife's thing. Big family tradition for her. So I got bees. I am expecting around 350 gallons of berries again next year. Bees make it a win/win. Nothing more. Two hives is plenty.
by WarEagle73 (Posted Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:39:56 GMT+5)
Posted an update on the 6EM3 calves we have this year on the breeds board. Calves turned out awesome!
Fencing With A Tractor
by Ol' 243 (Posted Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:27:52 GMT+5)
Brute 23 wrote:I like using the Mule. Its a lot easier to jump in and out of, more nimble, and cheaper to run than the tractor and will hold just as much as the bucket if not more.
But does it have air? . . . . . . . . .you brimmer pimps aren't quite as soft as some of the rest of us.
BAD NEWS & GOOD NEWS
by Gators Rule (Posted Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:26:15 GMT+5)
ALACOWMAN wrote:glad things got better for you, but sounds like you need to bump your calving season back to late winter early spring, where your at.... Hard on cows the time of year...even here.
you are CORRECT. I was late moving the bulls by about 2 months, and I paid for it (actually the cows paid for it).
BLACK INK -- RISE ABOVE THE CYCLE
Is this a good time to expand your cow herd, now that the U.S. beef cattle industry is deep into a fourth year of its rebuilding phase? The consensus has a short answer: no.
SBBA FIELD DAY & IBBA CONFERENCE TO BE HELD
The Southeast Brangus Breeders Association (SBBA) will host a cattlemen's gathering at the Seminole Indian Reservation in Brighton, Florida, on Friday, Aug. 18.
TAKE MEASURES TO KEEP FACE FLY POPULATIONS DOWN
The economic injury level of face flies, a common pest of pastured cattle, is only 10 insects per animal.
FIRST-CALF HEIFERS REQUIRE DIFFERENT MANAGEMENT
First-calf heifers. Let's face it we all struggle with them at least to some degree. And it's an issue that we face not just here in Tennessee, but across the entire country.
GENETRUST SALE AT CAVENDER'S RANCH HELD APRIL 22
A capacity crowd gathered at Cavender's picturesque Neches River Ranch to evaluate the largest offering of registered Brangus and Ultrablack females presented anywhere in the spring of 2017.
PRODUCERS FIND SUCCESS GRAZING COVER CROPS
Interest in planting cover crops on Mississippi row crop acres continues to grow, along with interest in adding livestock grazing on those acres. Cover crops have been used by growers of cash crops for many years to solve a number of problems. Erosion, water quality, nutrient loss, compaction, organic matter, and conversion to no-till planting have all been addressed by the use of cover crops
REMOTE DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEMS AREA GAINING POPULARITY
Remote drug delivery (RDD) systems, or dart guns, are being used more and more frequently throughout the beef industry for the delivery of antibiotics.
KNOWLEDGE OF GRAZING BEHAVIOR CAN AID MANAGEMENT
As ruminants, cattle can eat a lot of forage in a short time. Understanding and taking grazing behavior into account can help stockmen optimize production when managing cattle on pastures.
MANAGE FORAGES IN ANTICIPATION OF NEXT DROUGHT
A few years ago we were in the midst of one of the worst droughts in US history. It had huge implications on the beef cattle producer as well as most of production agriculture. Fortunately, these conditions passed, moisture conditions improved in most areas and we were back to normal.
IT'S THE PITTS -- MY MOST MEMORABLE VACATIONS
It's summer and many Americans are on vacation. But not my wife and I.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- INDEXING OPPORTUNITIES
Selection indices, to me, are the most valuable tool we have to help us make more right decisions and fewer mistakes, says Donnell Brown of R.A. Brown Ranch at Throckmorton, Texas.
TENNESSEE FIELD DAY TO BE HELD JUNE 22
Whether you're a beef cattle producer or a tobacco producer, you can learn useful strategies to make your operation more productive at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture's Tobacco, Beef and More Field Day.
ABBA NATIONAL BRAHMAN SHOW TO BE HELD IN HATTIESBURG, MISS.
The ABBA National Brahman Show will be held in Hattiesburg, Miss., October 2-7, 2017 at the Forest County Multi-Purpose Center.
ABBA HOLDS ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
The American Brahman Breeders Association (ABBA) held its 93rd Annual Membership Meeting March 8 in Houston where they initiated a new president, board members, and officers, and recognized outstanding members of the Brahman breed.
BE VIGILANT TO PREVENT HERD HEALTH RISKS
Beef cattle producers should be observant when conducting annual health vaccination protocols on their cattle, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts.