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Georgia has over 30,000 cattle producers with an average herd size of less than 50 head. Most Georgia farms are cow/calf operations with calves being sold at the local auction barns. The calves which usually weigh between 300 and 500 pounds often go to a forage based stockering program, where they gain another 300 to 400 pounds. Then the feeders which now weigh between 600 and 800 pounds will typically move into feedlots.

A 1,000-pound market steer yields approximately 525 pounds of beef. Of the carcass, 99 percent is either used as meat or recovered as by-products, both edible and inedible, from which are made a wide variety of goods, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and clothing. Up to 75 percent of all beef consumed in the US comes from cattle fed in feedyards. Feedlots are increasingly becoming fewer and larger. The states of Texas, Nebraska and Kansas now finish 60 percent of the cattle fed in the United States. Most of Georgia's cattle end up in feedyards in these states.

Agriculture and related agribusiness employ 1 in 6 people in Georgia. The agriculture's direct impact to Georgia's gross product is $6 billion. If you add sales and service, processing and distribution, the total impact is $52 billion dollars.

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Sweet Sixteen
by Caustic Burno (Posted Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:56:15 GMT+5)
Bigfoot wrote:My dad has 16 gauge browning. He purchased it new before I was born. Very well may be the only luxury item the man has ever owned.

My son has dads St Louis made Browning.
Browning set up operations in the USA when Hitler was over running Europe.
They are pretty rare to see one.
It's sweet really like seeing Browning adding the 16 to current production.
My A-5 has solid rib with the safety inside the trigger in 12 gauge. You need a red wagon to tote the thing. Killed my first deer with that old gun it was dads as well. Then he gave me a Model 97 made in 1906 that I have killed more deer in front of the dogs than I care to write down. I still break it out for nostalgia reasons from time to time.
My oldest has his L C Smith



Cotton Seed?
by dun (Posted Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:51:32 GMT+5)
BK9954 wrote:dun wrote:Just don;t feed it to breeding bulls
Why not????
gossypol



LCA and PETA claim victory
by greybeard (Posted Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:49:08 GMT+5)
Jogeephus wrote:Always enjoyed the circus. Had some neighbors who worked with them. Interesting people.
Circus people...or carnies?

There's a big difference.





Show your calf pictures.
by holm25 (Posted Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:47:32 GMT+5)
JWBrahman wrote:JWBrahman wrote:
Nice calves Ned Jr. I wish the Herefords had pigment like this heifer, though. F1 Polled Braford born Feb 23, 2015


Here she is with her first calf at 23 months.

Horns I like the cow but not the horns! Congrats on the cakf



The ins and outs of AI.
by Chocolate Cow (Posted Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:47:29 GMT+5)
Where I noticed the swaybacked, long necked bulls was when the 'featured bull' displayed pictures of progeny.
https://issuu.com/absglobalinc/docs/abs ... 4/42675182

Yon Future Focus page 11
Leachman Proficient page 37



Heifer Bull
by Air gator (Posted Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:46:03 GMT+5)
Universal Semen Sales swears by him. He has been their go to bull for heifer projects. You should call them. They would love to tell you about him. I will be using him soon on some heifers.



bulls
by holm25 (Posted Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:45:14 GMT+5)
Jerry I think they would be a great cross. The one here is also very easy to work with and makes a great lead cow.



Valentine's Day
by Workinonit Farm (Posted Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:39:42 GMT+5)








Is it safe to drink milk from a Johnes cow?
by Chris H (Posted Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:27:33 GMT+5)
Lucky_P, I've gotten into goats the last couple years in addition to the beef cattle. It seems many of the people with goats positive for Johnes are pasteurizing their milk and bottle feeding their kids. Are they just reducing their risk but not eliminating the risk of passing it on to the goat kids?



Puppy food
by JMJ Farms (Posted Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:02:05 GMT+5)
Just my opinion but I like Purina puppy chow and I always sprinkle 1/4 cup of milk replacer over the top until they're a year old. And like calves, I prefer to hand feed them rather than free choice, but it's not as convenient for sure.



trying to find the best suited Squeeze Chute? Suggestions?
by TennesseeTuxedo (Posted Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:01:34 GMT+5)
Hard to beat Sioux Steel products.



what to plant to block neighbors
by Jogeephus (Posted Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:01:26 GMT+5)
ga.prime wrote:Chocolate Cow wrote:WORANCH wrote:You might look at these . I have some they grow fast .

https://www.fast-growing-trees.com/Thuja-Green-Giant.htm

Which size of tree did you order? I've been looking for something for a windbreak that will give some benefit before I die!
The faster they grow, the weaker they are.

Faster they die also.



New family member
by TCRanch (Posted Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:16:23 GMT+5)
She is so stinkin' cute, love the white blaze on her forehead! There's nothing like puppy breath and their freakishly sharp teeth - totally worth it



Need to break this curse!
by WORANCH (Posted Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:13:44 GMT+5)
Black and Good wrote:dun wrote:How high was the EPD accuracy for the "heifer bull"

dun, He's CED 14 BW -0.1 Accuracy on both are around 50.

B&G


On heifers I want the Accuracy to be .7 at least . The CED and BW can change alot on unproven bulls .



Couple bottle calf questions
by TCRanch (Posted Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:08:51 GMT+5)
Brute 23 wrote:The calf only drank about a pint this morning. I gave it some more pedialyte and another 5ml shot. It was standing when I got there.

Be patient, you're doing great! And so is the calf if it was standing there, presumably waiting for you. Have you tried mixing the Pedialyte with a little milk replacer & maybe a shot of syrup for taste?

I let my little girl & her mama join the herd earlier today. When I went out late this afternoon to feed her she had already hooked up with the other late calf but came running right over to me, anxious for her bottles and she's all about the cubes.

As far as selling her mama asap, obviously contingent on your situation but this is the 4th time I've had to supplement a calf and I've found the calf thrives/grows better when it still has its mama (as opposed to orphans I've raised). Plus, it's easier on me because I don't end up with a needy calf that literally thinks I'm her mama (have a couple of those as well - and the bruises to prove it). I sell the mama a couple weeks after the calf is weaned to let any functional quarters dry up. Just my




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IBBA ANNUAL MEETING TO BE HELD FEBRUARY 10-11, 2017
The International Brangus Breeders Association's (IBBA) 2017 Annual Meeting & Convention is scheduled for February 10-11 in San Antonio, Texas.
DEBTER HEREFORD FARM HOLDS 44TH ANNUAL SALE
Debter Hereford Farm's 44th Annual Production Bull Sale was held, October 22nd, at the farm in Horton, Alabama.
TAKING A LOOK AT 2017 FOR CATTLE PRODUCERS
It's time to drag out the trusty crystal ball and take a look at what 2017 has in store for the beef cattle industry. For this to make sense we need to consider where we came from and how we got to where we are.
IT'S THE PITTS -- CATTLE TRAITING
Expected progeny differences (EPD's) have done wonders in improving the quality of our cattle. My only problem with EPD's is there aren't enough of them for traits that I'm most interested in.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- FEWER AND BIGGER
Whether the proverbial chicken or egg, another round of agricultural consolidation appears to be spurred along by suppliers dealing with narrow margins.
BLACK INK -- MAKING THE MOST OF IT
“Suppose we could only make 1 million cars. If the auto industry was limited for some reason, what would they do? Would they make small, cheap vehicles or big, premium, expensive cars?” An industry observer asked that question at a cattle feeders meeting this summer.
LATE WEANING HELPS AVOID EFFECTS OF HARSH WINTER
A growing number of stockmen are calving later in the year (April, May or June) rather than early, to be more in tune with nature. They have green grass at calving time and less need for harvested forage when the cow's nutritional needs are peaking during lactation.
NEW VETERINARY FEED DIRECTIVE TAKE EFFECT JANUARY 1, 2017
As of January 1, 2017, beef producers must comply with the new rule regarding use of antibiotics in feed. This rule is aimed at better management of certain antibiotics considered medically important to humans—putting them under more veterinary supervision. This is part of a larger movement to minimize development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

HEALTHY SOIL AIDS GRASS AND ANIMAL VIGOR
Dung beetles, earthworms and pollinators are the good guys when it comes to the health of soil and grassland resources.
RESEARCHERS DEVELOP NEW WHITE CLOVER
Researchers at The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation and University of Georgia (UGA) have developed a new white clover variety called Renovation to help agricultural producers improve and maintain healthy, productive pastures.
IT'S THE PITTS -- WISE BEYOND HIS YEARS
My shrewd buddy Everett came by for a visit today. I haven't seen him for awhile because he's been hauling stock, driving his John Deere and learning how to operate a backhoe.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- MOM'S CHRISTMAS MEMORIES
Christmas Eve was always celebrated at a little two-room country school called Bethel School House out in the middle of Greggs' pasture.
CALVING IS VERY IMPORTANT TIME IN PRODUCTION YEAR
For the cow-calf operation, the main goal is for each breeding female to produce a healthy calve once per year. That said, in the typical cow-calf operation, calving is, without a doubt one of the most important periods of the entire production year.
EPDS PROVIDE THE MOST ACCURATE SELECTION METHOD
Selecting beef cattle based on expected progeny difference (EPD) values provides the most accurate selection method currently available to beef producers for economically important traits.

WILL IONOPHORES BE AFFECTED BY REGULATION CHANGES?
An ionophore is a feed additive used in beef cattle rations to improve feed efficiency and animal gains.

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