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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by Cross-7 (Posted Sat, 25 Jun 2016 11:08:49 GMT+5)
I have 2 CM trailers
They are built heavy and don't have to worry about a bull bending it up
Pull good but you know it's back there
Late ''Church Buildings''
by alisonb (Posted Sat, 25 Jun 2016 10:58:10 GMT+5)
Glad you shared with us Bryant, really neat!
Soooo...which one would you have entered?
by bball (Posted Sat, 25 Jun 2016 10:25:37 GMT+5)
All the chat on CT about handguns and ARs (I am a firearms advocate) has me wondering about the concept in the movie Good Kill. If we have and are mainstreaming this type of technology, well, it will be awful tough to compete with 'all enemies, foreign and domestic' as this sort of thing becomes more common.
by red angus 2010 (Posted Sat, 25 Jun 2016 10:24:59 GMT+5)
Smith & Wesson, M & P 9mm, light, accurate and thumb safety
by Ebenezer (Posted Sat, 25 Jun 2016 10:24:20 GMT+5)
How will this affect cattle prices? Short term or long term?
Opinions on Hereford Champion of the World qualifiers
by Ebenezer (Posted Sat, 25 Jun 2016 10:22:03 GMT+5)
All just looks. Function of the bull and the offspring is more important. Function of females from them is highest priority. All are shaped by the environment or defeated by the environment. The decisions we make is how much are we willing to spend to affect the tiny part of the environment that we can manipulate. But always cull structural problems and poor convenience traits. Otherwise: only a snapshot of a point in time.
Britons exit from the EU?
by Ryder (Posted Sat, 25 Jun 2016 10:21:46 GMT+5)
Somewhat unsettling that the vote was so close.
Younger voters wanted to stay.
Older voters wanted their independence back and put that value over monetary value. Fed up with immigrants flooding in.
by Craig Miller (Posted Sat, 25 Jun 2016 10:04:37 GMT+5)
Fb is full of fake people. Kinda like here. As Ron has said numerous times. It for entertainment only. A friend of mine had a birthday yesterday. He had tons of happy birthdays on his fb page. I told the wife it's like a easy out for people to offer birthdays wishes and condolences alike. They don't have to actually talk to a person just an un heartfelt birthdays wish or condolence.
by TCRanch (Posted Sat, 25 Jun 2016 09:23:51 GMT+5)
Wow! Bless her heart, I hope she recovers. Love it when the community rallies.
What to do with an old cow?
by TCRanch (Posted Sat, 25 Jun 2016 09:17:52 GMT+5)
Last year we had a cow that was a couple weeks from her due date suddenly start to lag, lose interest in eating & then developed a limp in her right hind leg, temp was 105.8. When our vet came out he didn't do a blood test but was confident she had Lymphosarcoma. He couldn't tell much about the calf, her tumor was so large & our options were a C-section, not even knowing if the calf was still alive, or to put her down. I wouldn't sell her, even as slaughter only, because they deteriorate rapidly. As hard as it is, I would urge you to put her down, the sooner the better - it's actually worse seeing them suffer.
by APFarm (Posted Sat, 25 Jun 2016 09:08:23 GMT+5)
What region of West Virginia were you from? I have a lot of friends in white sulfur area who lost everything Thursday . Water was unreal, 10" rain in 12 hours.
by M-5 (Posted Sat, 25 Jun 2016 06:24:39 GMT+5)
I don't know who that feller is but he's pretty good.
Edit. I take that back I looked him up and had heard a song by him him before. What little I listen to music on the radio would be better if they played him more
Building/assembling an AR.........
by jltrent (Posted Sat, 25 Jun 2016 06:21:44 GMT+5)
Commercialfarmer wrote:What kind of stock are you using?
I have a couple of these, unless I decide to get adjustable ones. Really, I like these, but they are not as evil looking as the adjustables. I am an older codger and I like that "nam" look. It is a matter preference.
RAIN OR DROUGHT
by Clodhopper (Posted Sat, 25 Jun 2016 06:10:14 GMT+5)
King, I feel your pain. We got finished up with our planting in time to get everything up, but it's aggravating to have perfect stands of knee high corn rolled up like pineapples at 8:00 in the morning. Oh well, if it was easy then everyone would do it.
Needing to abort a heifer
by wbvs58 (Posted Sat, 25 Jun 2016 03:27:41 GMT+5)
Lutalyse will be sufficient but give her about 14 days and start observing for signs of heat a couple of days later. At that stage dexamethasone won't have any effect.
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.
E6 & REGISTERED BEEFMASTER REPLACEMENT FEMALE SALE HELD
The E6 and Registered Beefmaster Replacement Female Sale was held April 24, 2016 in Columbus, Texas.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- ADDING CALF VALUE
In times of declining cow-calf margins, it is important for producers to evaluate opportunities to enhance calf value while simultaneously managing cost of production, says Derrell Peel, Extension livestock marketing specialist at Oklahoma State University, in his early-June market comments. Peel uses a variety of surveys and studies to underscore his point.
IT'S THE PITTS -- MY LAST MEAL
Have you ever thought about what you'd like to eat for your last meal?
BRAHMAN "ALL AMERICAN" TO BE HELD IN LOUISIANA
Every year, members of the American Junior Brahman Association gather to compete in a variety of contests, showcasing their skills and their cattle. This year, 250 members from nine states will show off their more than 650 entries. The All American will be held in West Monroe, La., at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center, July 4-9, 2016.
TOOLS ARE AVAILABLE TO IMPROVE FORAGE DIGESTION
At the cow/calf and stocker cattle level, production systems are generally built on forage production, pastures, hay, etc. For these operations forages provide the bulk of the nutrients needed for the animals. In many cases because of inadequate management or simply uncooperative weather patterns, forage quality is not suitable for the pasture and hays to maintain the type of digestibility needed for the animal to extract the needed nutrients.
OCHSNER TO JOIN RED ANGUS TEAM
Red Angus Association of America CEO Tom Brink announced that Katie Ochsner, a native of Torrington, Wyoming, has been hired as a commercial marketing specialist.
CIRCLE A RANCH ANGUS SALE HELD MARCH 19 IN MISSOURI
Circle A Angus Ranch, headquartered in Iberia, Mo., was proud to host their 22nd annual Spring Bull and Heifer sale offering 403 head sold on March 19th.
SPRING WEATHER CONDITIONS CREATE A CHALLENGE FOR FORAGES
A cool, wet spring delayed growth of several summer grasses, but not the weeds that compete for space in fields and pastures across Mississippi.
IT'S THE PITTS -- UNIDENTIFIED FRUITY OBJECT
Besides being a great-granddaughter of the former President, Laura Eisenhower is a professional clairvoyant and spiritual healer who reads Tarot cards and gives astrology readings for a living. In an interview with Fox News Laura said that vegetarians are more apt to see UFO's than meat-eaters because, "we are multidimensional beings and based on our frequency, perceptions and our vibratory levels that we are functioning from, we are going to see things differently."
PRODUCERS SHOULD EVALUATE VALUE OF CREEP FEEDING
n the last issue we started a discussion concerning creep feeding and an ongoing evaluation of the value of this practice in cow-calf production. The main question the producer has to ask is if I decide to creep feed my calves will this result in higher weaning weights and will it be profitable?
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- WINDSHIELD ECONOMICS
Hooter was riding shotgun with Peetie Womack on the way back home from a feedlot where Peetie was checking on some of his cattle.
GENETRUST AT SUHN CATTLE COMPANY BULLS AVERAGE $5,863
Blue skies, blustery winds and Brangus bulls welcomed customers and friends of GENETRUST to the Flint Hills in Eureka, Kansas, on March 22, 2016 for the 24th annual installment of the event hosted by the Suhn family, in what has become one of the premier Brangus events of the year.
BLACK INK -- BEYOND THE BURNING HAIR
Our electric branding iron hangs high on a barn wall, bought on impulse 35 years ago but not used in 30. We freeze brand our replacement heifers though.