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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Nascar, what a joke
by wacocowboy (Posted Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:40:10 GMT+5)
dun wrote:wacocowboy wrote:Well looks like NASCAR is moving even more away from their roots. Rumor is they are thinking of dropping Cup after the title sponsor. I also heard Monster Energy drink is thought to be the leading candidate for the new title sponsor. To me nothing could replace Winston Cup. Nextel, and Sprint just don't sound right.
It was announced officially today Monster Energy is the new official sponser. I read a while back about the cup deal being dropped but they didn;t say today what the series will be called. Since the monster enrgy stuff is in a can, maybe it will replace cup with can.
Doesn;t matter, I still call the xfinity series the Busch series, trucks to me has always just been trucks. Not sure who is the title sponsor anymore
I stopped watching NASCAR just dint care for all the changes and the new drivers. To me it is always Winston Cup and Busch series I don't care what they call it. Monster Energy Aluminum Can Series nice ring to it lol.
Hog or deer
by Cross-7 (Posted Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:34:38 GMT+5)
Deer I can live with
Hogs... its war
covexin 8 left out
by Lucky_P (Posted Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:30:44 GMT+5)
Given the details you've provided, I'd use it and have no reservations about its efficacy.
The NCBA convention in Nashville.
by bse (Posted Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:07:13 GMT+5)
I went last time it was here only the trade show. It was worth every penny to go, at that time I think it was 60 not sure, but I left with 250 worth of different things. And got to see alot of different stuff. I'll be going again.
by Craig Miller (Posted Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:19:58 GMT+5)
tja477t wrote:everybody i know has trouble with the injectors on the duramax's. between injectors and maintenance its cheaper to buy a spare gas motor.
I traded my 04 duramax when the injectors went out. It was going to be $4000 to have them changed at every shop I priced it at. You can buy a whole new motor and install it in a gas truck for that.
would you buy it?
by 3waycross (Posted Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:18:04 GMT+5)
500lbs @ 7 months.........you buying him for a heifer bull? That's not much of a weaning weight for a 3way cross calf that has already used up all of his heterosis.....I believe I would pass for that and all of the reasons listed above.
FWIW only one of my bulls out of 7 weighed right at 500lbs at 7 months this year and his momma quit milking when he was 4 months old....the rest avgd over 744lbs
That's what BULLS weigh at that age.
Supplementing Low quality hay
by Fire Sweep Ranch (Posted Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:51:20 GMT+5)
I found some really cheap hay I could not pass up. 46 net wrapped bales, averaging 900 pounds, mixed grass, and tested at 10% protein and 45 TDN. But it was only $15 a bale DELIVERED! I pay $17 a bale to have MY grass baled, so I figured for that price I can supplement the hay to bring up the values. We will likely run short, thus why I bought more hay. For our open spring heifers, I think it is fine alone (they get a pasture creep daily, about 10 pounds per head per day to develope them). Anyway, for my fall pairs, what would be the best way to bring up the values on this hay for us? Last year we poured bales with a liquid feed, and that was a pain in the rear (pour an hour before putting them out, but that hay was really poor!). Someone shared with me that you can sprinkle a bag of DDG's over the top of it when you put it in the hay ring (DDG's go for about $9/cw here), and that sounds like it would not be to difficult. I am looking for other ideas.
We prefer to not unroll the bales, since there is a lot of waste. Any ideas out there that I am unfamiliar with?
Most cost efficient bulk feed storage and distribution
by wbvs58 (Posted Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:39:00 GMT+5)
I use the split blue drums bolted together as well but I have built a couple of these as well to feed the bulls. Latest one I just made from 40x40x1.6 SHS and conveyor belt, very easy and quick to build and cheap. So far have lasted about 5 seasons with the bulls with no sign of damage.
good manure spreader
by wbvs58 (Posted Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:27:11 GMT+5)
If the old one worked well I'd be looking to do a bit of welding replacing and reinforcing, don't have to look pretty but usually a few repairs will make them last for years.
by Supa Dexta (Posted Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:13:14 GMT+5)
Riiight. Your cattle sound like little angels.
1x6 is for decks, not cattle pens that you want to last.
Lime in mineral feeder
by wbvs58 (Posted Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:54:26 GMT+5)
The two main minerals that cows will go chasing after are sodium and phosphorous. I think you will find that the mineral mix has calcium carbonate in it.
More peace from the peaceful.
by Margonme (Posted Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:27:24 GMT+5)
HDRider wrote:Margonme wrote:HDRider wrote:1. Ignore them and they will stop - I don't think so.
2. Negotiate some amicable settlement - They have not in any way represented what they want, and even if they did, could we, would we provide it? They simply kill, and kill indiscriminately.
3. We kill them all - There are a lot of them scattered about.
Not sure all problems have a solution... But at this point, I say make the price they pay for their behavior so very high they come begging we stop. Short of that, we are chasing our tail.
4. Gather intelligence, monitor their activities, infiltrate their operations, seize their resources, punish them....
Just what we are doing now and it will not change under Trump.
That is what I said..
I saw the three numbered items. I did read that but it did not catch my attention as the list did. I try to read carefully before I comment. I saw your post and thought it was rational - meaning you didn't include an option of nuking this end of the galaxy to rid the Universe of Muslim terrorist. Don't laugh, someone will post that suggestion if this thread lasts long enough.
I'm A Little Nervous
by Ol' 243 (Posted Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:06:08 GMT+5)
All ok, very successful. Only had one that I had any problem with, calf rolled down a hill while trying to get up, rolled under the fence and into a briar patch. Them little jokers are hard to get back up a hill when they're all slimy.
Thoughts on this bull
by Margonme (Posted Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:52:50 GMT+5)
I don't see him as overly bold in the shoulder, he is a pretty massive individual front to back and really has the depth of body I like to see. My opinion is strictly based on what I see in the video so not saying your wrong just that I don't see it. That is why I like to see progeny on an AI bull before I use him. I figure folks are going to sample this bull pretty heavy due to his pedigree. Overall I like his look.
Thank you. I trust your judgement.
What does 2/3 interest and full possession mean?
by ga.prime (Posted Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:47:39 GMT+5)
The seller retained 1/3 interest in semen sales in the event there are any. An easy way of making the bull seem worth more than he is.
DOGUET'S DIAMOND D BRANGUS SALE HELD OCTOBER 15
A warm fall day greeted a standing room only crowd of Brangus enthusiasts from five states gathered at Poteet, Texas, for Doguet's Diamond D Sale of Proven Producers.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- ADDING OPPORTUNITY AND RISK WITHOUT WEIGHT
When feeder cattle markets are in balance, prices for lighter-weight feeder cattle adjust to account for the cost of gain to put the additional weight on those cattle such that feedlots are relatively indifferent to buying feeder cattle of various weights, says Derrell Peel, Extension livestock marketing specialist at Oklahoma State University, in his weekly market comments the first week of November.
BULL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT ARE IMPORTANT
In many purebred operations, bull sales make up a significant portion of their cash flow. Therefore, bull growth and development is very important to the overall success of their operation. Many cattlemen who produce bulls spend a great amount of time on the genetics they use and their breeding operation. Remember that this genetic potential can never be realized if these animals are not fed and managed properly.
IT'S THE PITTS -- AN APP FOR THAT
Here are ten smartphone apps that we desperately need some geek to create:
SOUTHERN CONNECTION CHAROLAIS SALE AVERAGES $2,765
The Southern Connection Charolais Sale was held October 19, 2016 in Calhoun, Ga.
REPLACEMENTS SHOULD BE HELD TO HIGH STANDARDS
As autumn makes its debut across the Empire State of the South, many spring-calving operations have been, or are in the process of, weaning; and in a few months, producers will be sorting through females and deciding which ladies get a job offer and which get shown the door.
BLACK INK -- LIMITS? WHAT LIMITS?
Your cows may be held in by fences, but there are few limits on where you go or what you can do with the herd. Perceived barriers these days are just untested assumptions where imagination and technology are opening new gates.
BE SELECTIVE WHEN CHOOSING REPLACEMENT FEMALES
Spiraling cattle prices in recent weeks are not leaving much wiggle room when it comes to marketing calves and replacement females to fit current trends, according to cattle experts.
BE AWARE OF THE PROS AND CONS OF USING DARTS IN CATTLE
Darts - also known as remote drug delivery devices or RDD devices - are frequently used in wildlife to tranquilize animals for research, or when a wild animal strays into a populated area such as a city or neighborhood. They are also gaining popularity among beef stocker growers who have cattle on extensive grazing.
TOWN CREEK FARM BRANGUS BULLS AVERAGE $4,435
Cattlemen from the southern U.S. resoundingly endorsed the value of the Town Creek Farm genetic program at the Town Creek Farm Sale, Saturday, October 15, 2016, near West Point, Miss.
IT'S THE PITTS -- BULLISH
For years purebred bull breeders didn't get paid what they deserved for making such a big investment in better genetics, so I'm glad to see them finally getting paid handsomely for their better bulls.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- TWILIGHTED
First quarter and the Cowboys were up, and then they scored again. Next thing Hooter knew, it was the second quarter and the Boys were down.
HERE IS WHY NO ONE CAN TRULY BE A VEGETARIAN
I like meat, plain and simple. Beef, pork, lamb, chicken, turkey (not much on duck or goose), all kinds of fish and sea food and various wild game. I like it grilled, broiled, smoked, fried and baked. I like it for breakfast, lunch, dinner and any other meal in between. I just like meat. My idea of a well-balanced meal is some cut of meat (really don't care which) beside a nice serving of potatoes and a vegetable. I like to include a good salad as long as there is generous amounts of dressing.
CHINA LIFTS IMPORT BAN ON U.S. BEEF
News that China is lifting a 13-year import ban on U.S. beef is not helping prices as much as some cattlemen would have hoped.
MULTISPECIES PASTURES SHOW DROUGHT TOLERANT PROMISE
Getting more for less is an attractive concept. But it isn't that easy when it comes to producing more food on less land with fewer resources.