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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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Calf split down the middle
by Fate (Posted Sun, 26 Mar 2017 22:03:42 GMT+5)
Oh, he was Holstein, forgot someone asked that.



Pictures of my weekend
by jscunn (Posted Sun, 26 Mar 2017 22:00:32 GMT+5)
That resource bull calf is awesome.. WOW



Is this springing??
by holm25 (Posted Sun, 26 Mar 2017 21:51:19 GMT+5)
Congrats! How big would you say that little girl is? She looks pretty big!



Deterring cattle from my home.
by papavillars (Posted Sun, 26 Mar 2017 21:50:18 GMT+5)
When I had a small place in San Saba , a new neighbor decided to place a Mobil home about fifty feet from the property line. The year before I had out bid him for my land. Seeing how he can do what he wants with his land, I decided to raise pigs right on my fence line. Three months later he moved his trailer. I kept the hogs there. Finally sold the place to an ag teacher . While I made what seemed like a lot of profit. He got the last laugh. The ag teacher was his brother-in-law.



New here!
by gizmom (Posted Sun, 26 Mar 2017 21:49:19 GMT+5)


What breed is your beef operation made up of?

gizmom



NCAA March Madness
by TennesseeTuxedo (Posted Sun, 26 Mar 2017 21:23:07 GMT+5)
Dave wrote:TennesseeTuxedo wrote:Dave wrote:
Zaga's are into the sweet 16. The one big challenge between now and the final four will be Arizona. And Arizona isn't looking too good against Saint Mary's right now.

Isn't that where the Zags always go to die?

I believe I called for the Zaga's to make the final four.

I'm a believer now Dave, color me a certified Zagnut!

I'm still on cloud 9 from Kentucky getting knocked out. What a great weekend!



fence tips and tricks
by hillbilly beef man (Posted Sun, 26 Mar 2017 21:05:15 GMT+5)
Farm Fence Solutions wrote:hillbilly beef man wrote:callmefence wrote:
I'll also assure you that you can't pull a proper brace out of the ground with net wire.

It all depends on what you are stretching it with.

How in the world are you ever gonna get it tight with an old washing machine?

It takes a steep hill and plenty of rocks to pile in it.



Alabama goes to Florida for Spring Break
by Rafter S (Posted Sun, 26 Mar 2017 20:51:28 GMT+5)
I'm wondering who thought it was a good idea to let a 28-year-old man supervise a bunch of under age children on a spring break trip, or for that matter, to let under age children go on a spring break trip.



How long should a bottle fed calf be on milk replacer for?
by Bar E (Posted Sun, 26 Mar 2017 20:41:12 GMT+5)
Ok, baby has been fed once today and I'll give her another feeding tonight. Been doing 3 feedings a day so I'll cut it back to 2 a day for two weeks now.



Milk EPD on Bulls
by phillse (Posted Sun, 26 Mar 2017 20:32:04 GMT+5)
Lucky_P wrote:I'll bet they can't be as bad as a couple of the Shorthorn sires we've used lately - steers were great, but they sucked the milk production right out of the reasonably milky SimAngus base behind those heifers.
I was afraid that might happen with some of the bulls you had meantioned using. Shorthorn has terminal sires and maternal sires just like any other breed.



running electric wire past a gate
by Nesikep (Posted Sun, 26 Mar 2017 20:29:30 GMT+5)
I prefer above ground, though it doesn't look as good.. I can just SEE if something is wrong with it



Feed Rations for John Deere 750
by TexasBred (Posted Sun, 26 Mar 2017 20:09:48 GMT+5)
baldy82 wrote:I am New to the board
I currently have a small cow calf operation and background the calves up to near or at finishing weight and just purchased a john deere 750 grinder mixer with hay table in very nice shape.
My goal with this machine is to cut feed cost, currently getting a cracked corn/ DDG/ pellets (based on ration), ground and delivered from a local mill but there mixing/delivery costs keep going up. Then use grass hay for filler.
My question is where do I start ?o look at different rations to mix with this machine any resources available online and I would appreciate any recommendations. I have very good alfalfa/ grass hay mix available with plenty of corn on the farm.
Any recommendations appreciated
thanks
See if your feed company will give you a copy of the formula sheet for the feed you're now feeding then just use the same ingredients.



Squirts
by TexasBred (Posted Sun, 26 Mar 2017 20:01:53 GMT+5)
BigBear wrote:Quick update. I separated them and penned them in with 3 square bales of my best 3rd cutting yesterday (I realized I had another steer in the same condition). All 3 bales are gone and they aren't spraying out the back. I want to put them back out with the others tonight. We will see what happens
Gota have that long stem roughage whether it's grazing or hay.



Hay
by TexasBred (Posted Sun, 26 Mar 2017 19:59:59 GMT+5)
sackshowcattle wrote:I think location and how much work you want to put into it determines if there is value in it. I put up small squares of alfalfa. Cows get top and bottom bales from the stacks and the balance in first cutting. Its a pivot so we get 3 or 4 cuttings a year. If you live down south were this is minimal winter feeding it wouldn't be much value. If your rolling round bales those are still cheap here currently. If you live here in the West with all the cattle coming out of the mountains in the winter and feed for 6 months there is value in it. I adveraged around 4 bucks a bale on small squares this year with about 1500 more bales to sale this year of the 6000 I had to sale after my supply for the cattle was filled. So to me it is very profitable the sale hay paid all the cost turned a profit plus supplied my cattle with all winter feed. One of my uncle's use to say if your going to be in the hay business you have to have cows cause you will have good hay that picky horse people will refuse to feed.

There is some truth in that statement but if you're going to "tell me" it's good hay you better be able to show me it's good hay as with a good hay test that will prove that just because it looks like shyt it's really good hay. I never buy hay without a test. I pull the sample, I pay for the test, but allow you to mail the sample and have results returned directly to you.



JD 5055e (v) 5065e
by pricefarm (Posted Sun, 26 Mar 2017 19:55:44 GMT+5)
Yes i would go bigger. Never heard anyone say wish I had a smaller tractor.




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SIRE SELECTION IS FOUNDATION FOR PROFITABLE HERD
Bull selection is the foundation for building a profitable beef herd. Approximately 88 percent of the genetic makeup of a herd after 10 years of breeding will have come from the bulls used.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- CIRCULAR CHATS
Hooter hated driving anywhere with lots of traffic, which was about anywhere on I-45, from about Sherman to south of Houston; anywhere on I-35 from South of San Antonio to Oklahoma City; anywhere on I-20 from…you get the notion.
ULTRASOUND PROVIDES PRODUCERS MEANS TO PREDICT CARCASS MERIT
Ultrasound found its first applications in livestock research in the 1950s. Since that time, the great strides that have been made in ultrasound research have benefited both human medicine and the livestock industry.
IT'S THE PITTS -- PUTTING THE HORSE OUT TO PASTURE
I read an article by an economist that suggested in order to make a greater profit you should get rid of your horses and buy an ATV.
RIGOROUS CULLING HELPS MAINTAIN EFFICIENT HERD
Which cows in your herd are making you money and who is losing you money? Every year, the cow-calf producer needs to critically evaluate each animal in the herd and decide if she is paying her upkeep
NOT TOO EARLY TO START "HEAT STRESS" DISCUSSION
A couple of weeks ago, here in Texas as well as numerous other locations across the US, temperatures bumped up into the 70's and even the 80's in some areas. This was in FEBRUARY! Granted, it has cooled back down but nonetheless it's already gotten warm in lots of locales across the country and will again very soon. That in mind, it's not too early to start the “heat stress” discussion and how this can affect animal performance. Heat stress is a major contributor to animal and production losses each year.
RESEARCH LAUNCHED TO IMPROVE BEEF SUSTAINABILITY
Environmental, social and economic sustainability is a long-held objective of the United States beef industry and the focus of a new, national research project.
BULL MANAGEMENT IS A KEY TO SUCCESSFUL BREEDING SEASONS
Bull management before and during breeding season can improve producers' chances for reproductive success, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.
RESEARCH TRIALS FOCUS ON WINTER PASTURE STOCKING
Profits in stocker production can be as green as winter pastures when conditions are right and producers apply correct stocking strategies, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research expert.
IT'S THE PITTS -- SHE SAID WHAT?
I remember learning early in life that humans should use all five of their senses, but darn it, mine don't work anymore.
INTERNAL PARASITE CONTROL SAVES PRODUCERS SIGNIFICANTLY EVERY YEAR
Since man has managed and produced cattle, control of internal parasites (worms, flukes) has been an issue. And while the industry seems to repeatedly discuss and address the problem, given the implications on animal health and performance, revisiting the subject is a necessity.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- WHERE THE COWS ARE
Whether you're looking to buy or sell calves, feeders, breeding cows or bulls, it's always worth pondering the relative volume of inventory and where it exists.
FORAGE AND RUMINANT LAB HELPS RESEARCHERS
The Forage and Ruminant Nutrition Lab at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Stephenville explores ways to improve ruminant diets and mitigate negative environmental impacts for researchers around the state, nation and globe, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research expert.
BEEF EXPORTS INCREASE U.S. CARCASS VALUES
Mouthwatering steaks, juicy burgers and delectable roasts. That's what consumers here in the U.S. love. But what about the underutilized parts of the beef animal? If we don't consume them here in the U.S., where do they go, and who uses them?
CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF STUDY SHOWS MARBLING STILL MATTERS
Just missed it. Just missing a flight, a deadline for a major rebate, or watching your child's winning shot at a ball game. The feeling is much the same.

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