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 Caustic Burno (Posted Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:07:53 GMT+5)
Jogeephus wrote:boondocks wrote:Is it correct that the tax cuts for individuals phase out but those for businesses stay?
Yes, that's how I understand it anyway. Once the sugar is off the deal in ten years every individual will see an automatic tax increase.
I'll say it again, we need a flat tax.
No national sales tax is what we need.
No matter where you?re from you spend a dollar it?s taxed.
That gets it all from drug money up if it is spent.
Charles Manson no longer in grave condition
by Caustic Burno (Posted Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:03:05 GMT+5)
kenny thomas wrote:I,know Dun and a few more can remember it all, but for most the race wars of the 60's don't seem possible now. Manson was trying to create his own version of a race war. He was really evil.
I remember well.
It was a time in our nation there were a bunch of radical groups fighting for ?justice ?.
Panthers, Symbionese Liberation Army, KKK, don?t forget Squeaky Fromme she was part of that Manson bunch as well.
Sixties and early seventies were pretty wild. There was a pretty long list of nuts.
AI and ET Costs
by bse (Posted Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:57:46 GMT+5)
AI Certainly no knocking your product, I know nothing about it except it costs more, for something better it may be worth it. But I get along great with the other and can tell scratch from heat. If I'm at a trade show and see it, I'll certainly take a look
by Bright Raven (Posted Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:55:36 GMT+5)
bse wrote:Jeanne, I like your answer, I think we have lost site of truly breeding cattle. Doubt I'll ever be a true breeder but no more extremes for me.
Ron, look up a bull called Tux and Tails, throws alot of blaze..big footed well made animal. If you like him let me know I'll get the owner info.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME:
School shop made culvert roller packer
by callmefence (Posted Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:40:10 GMT+5)
Aaron wrote:Nesikep wrote:Finally got a picture of ours
Lots that size around here and longer. Can be a challenge getting them down roads. Last one I bid on was $2800 and I was out. Probably should have kept going as it had oak wood block bearings.
What thickness of steel y'all think to make one off these. I've got several old diesel 500 gallon tanks. But there only 12 to 14 gauge . Im worried I'll end up with a hole in it.
Future killing machines....robots
by callmefence (Posted Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:34:21 GMT+5)
Grits got one that rides on his shoulder.
Like a parrot.
Why not to feed GMO to cattle
by Highpoint (Posted Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:29:14 GMT+5)
Davemk wrote:You do know this guy has admitted being full of shyt?
Dr Huber has given talks about cattle but the issues with cattle are showing up in multiple children issues as well especially the one called failure to thrive.
The biggest issues effecting many farmers is crops being rejected because although they may not have sprayed glyphosate in two years the crops still pull up the product into the roots.
Hereford cattle x Black Angus bull
by callmefence (Posted Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:28:51 GMT+5)
I'm no genetic expert. But I have bred several of these a year for the past several. My Herefords are my only purebreds.
Bred to a homo black Angus bull ive never got anything but a baldie or mottle faced calf. Shouldn't be any more than normal ear.
For-Most head gate
by cfpinz (Posted Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:26:59 GMT+5)
jedstivers wrote:Arrow will be what I buy next.
I've yet to see one of those in person, but keep hearing good things about them.
Anyone know what a Q86 manual chute with the headtable sells for?
by BK9954 (Posted Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:21:48 GMT+5)
I work 100-120 hour week every thanksgiving week, we make fried smoked roasted turkeys, freaking 100's of gallons of casseroles, yams, dressings.... I will not eat turkey on Thanksgiving again. 10 years of this has made me swear turkey off. When I get home from a 14-16 hour shift on Thanksgiving day that starts at 2AM and serve 15,000 customers, when I get home its a BIG FAT STEAK AND A NICE COLD BEER. Then I head for bed. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
by ddd75 (Posted Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:11:30 GMT+5)
Cross-7 wrote:Next years calves will be out of my bull and all black, weaned, all vac's and dang sure at a different barn
They were good calves
Probably more red's than black but the discount for not being black shouldn't be that steep.
I wish I had pictures, they were good calves, better than a lot that came through that day.
# 2 OKC Monday
i'm sure they were excellent calves. But the buyer is taking a chance on buying them, as they may develop shipping fever and be costly to treat, or even die.
good luck next year.
Starting grass fed beef in Wi. "Direct market"
by 65scout80 (Posted Mon, 20 Nov 2017 06:07:35 GMT+5)
Thank you for the greatings.
Clinch, the kid show some intrest. Seems a little more with time.
Made in China........
by jltrent (Posted Mon, 20 Nov 2017 05:53:57 GMT+5)
what are you listening to right now
by boondocks (Posted Mon, 20 Nov 2017 01:50:56 GMT+5)
Great young bluegrass/Americana musicians right here, folks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTDUDRIEifQ
I am feeling like Goldie Locks
by boondocks (Posted Sun, 19 Nov 2017 23:42:05 GMT+5)
Keep waiting. You'll know it when you find it. So glad we held out.
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.
STARTING A BACKGROUNDING PROGRAM TAKES PLANNING
Some ranchers hold calves over as yearlings to sell later/bigger, and some people buy light calves in the spring to put on grass and grow to a larger weight. Some put weaned calves into a confinement program--fed a growing ration until they are ready to go to a finishing facility.
THERE ARE CHALLENGES TO KEEPING FEEDLOT CALVES HEALTHY
It's harder today to keep calves healthy after they leave the ranch and enter a feedlot. Dr. Eugene Janzen (Assistant Dean, Clinical Practice, Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary) says there has been a lot of research in the past decades looking at pharmaceuticsvaccines and antibiotics.
TEXAS AG LOSSES FROM HARVEY ESTIMATED AT $200 MILLION
Hurricane Harvey, which decimated parts of South Central Texas and the upper Gulf Coast, caused more than $200 million in crop and livestock losses, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economists.
IT'S THE PITTS -- DELIVER US FROM EVIL
Did you see where Amazon, the fourth most valuable company in the world, bought Whole Foods? This has the trillion dollar grocery industry all atwitter and even has Wal Mart shakin' in its shorts. So much so that it came up with the idea of delivering the groceries you order online right to your refrigerator.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- FLATTER BUT BROADER
While cattle markets since the first of the year continue to amaze, apparently widespread profits across industry sectors cloud the notion of how long and far the nation's cowherd will continue to expand.
BLOAT RISKS INCREASE WITH COOLER WEATHER AND FROST
Bloat generally occurs when there's a change to higher protein feeds, such as from grass to alfalfa, according to Dr. James England (University of Idaho Caine Center).
DEATH CAUSED BY TOXICITY IN HERDS CAN BE FRUSTRATING
Both nitrate/nitrite and ammonia/urea toxicity in cattle can cause multiple deaths in a herd with few clinical signs and few to no gross or microscopic lesions of animals who die. These deaths can be frustrating for farmers and veterinarians and can present a diagnostic challenge to pathologists.
ALABAMA CONNECTION SALE AVERAGES $4,552
The Alabama Connection Santa Gertrudis Sale was held October 7, 2017 in Cullman, Ala.
MID SOUTH BULL SALE AND NEAL FAMILY HEIFER SALE HELD
The Mid South Bull and Neal Family Commercial Heifer Sale was held September 15, 2017 in St. Francisville, La.
AUBURN RESEARCH AIMS TO DETERMINE HEIFER FERTILITY
The seeds for Paul Dyce's animal science research were planted early in his life, while working on the family farm in Ontario, Canada.
FAIR EXHIBITORS MUST FOLLOW GOOD HEALTH MANAGEMENT
Livestock show season can be a very exciting and busy time for exhibitors and their families. Even if you do not directly participate in livestock exhibitions, attending the Fair or helping your neighbor with their kid's projects can serve as a risk to the health of your own herd.
DO NOT IGNORE VACCINE FUNDAMENTALS
Even in this technological age, it's the simple things we do that are usually the most effective. You can buy a fancy, expensive pickup with all the gadgets but if you don 't maintain it right, it won't last. You can buy the best genetics, but if you don't manage them right they won't perform as expected. It's the same with our common management procedures. If we ignore the fundamentals, we will not achieve our purpose.
MAKE SURE CALVES GAIN IMMUNITY AGAINST DISEASE
Whether a person is fall calving or spring calving, making sure calves gain adequate immunity against disease is an important part of cattle management.