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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Organizing receipts for taxes
by M-5 (Posted Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:18:39 GMT+5)
kenny thomas wrote:M-5 wrote:this is the first year that I have not had to spend hours doing my receipts, I downloaded an app that I just take a picture and it uploads it. a few minutes each month to make sure the values are correct and no errors and I done. I printed the report last week and everything is categorized and copies of receipts are also there so no need for hard copies anymore unless your just anal retentive like I am. cost about 60 bucks a year bit it is a legitimate business expense.
M-5 where have you been so long?
Got some bad shine and had a heck of a hang over
by rollinhills (Posted Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:11:07 GMT+5)
Supa Dexta wrote:OTM - over 30 months - up here.
Now that you say that, I'm pretty sure you right.
Regulations killing business
by Jogeephus (Posted Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:10:11 GMT+5)
This duck straddling the center of the so-called navigable waters of the US is what stopped the creation of a business that was going to employ seven people. The EPD officer was tickled with himself when I promised not to proceed with the business plan and employ anyone. It was sortof like when Hillary promised to put all the coal workers in the the unemployment line. Unbeknownst to him, had he stayed another ten minutes I'm pretty sure his face would have been on a milk carton.
OK - I renigged on my word
by slick4591 (Posted Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:05:20 GMT+5)
by Caustic Burno (Posted Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:42:17 GMT+5)
M.Magis wrote:Wait a second. On every gun with a push button safety I?ve ever owned, from old shotguns to BB guns, the button is behind the trigger. Not sure Remington did so to be different, I?d almost call it standard.
Browning invented the pump the safety was Garand style or in front of the trigger even on the Remington?s.
You have just been buying inferior firearms.
Pedersen changed the design on the model 17 that was the father of the Ithaca 37 the Browning BPS and the Remington 870.
2 Boys Killed 500,000 Bees...............
by dun (Posted Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:41:03 GMT+5)
Jogeephus wrote: There really is nothing like a shorn scrotum, it's breathtaking, I suggest you try it.
Really breath taking if you then sit in ice water!
by elkwc (Posted Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:40:52 GMT+5)
gizmom wrote:I was reading through the Angus Journal today and came across this picture of a bull in the SAV sale in February. This is the natural calf out of the cow we purchased in November. She will be calving in April. She is going to be flushed and the first flush planned is to Make full sibs to the calf pictured. I am super excited!
I would be excited also. It is evident you know good cattle and are intent on making them better. I always enjoy watching someone that has a breeding plan and watch it develop.
by dun (Posted Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:36:10 GMT+5)
dt34715 wrote:Its the plug that you use 110 volt to heat the liquids.
That's a whole different kettle of fish. They're neoprene and seem to only last about 5-10 yeas
by Caustic Burno (Posted Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:24:52 GMT+5)
Bigfoot wrote:It's looking like I'm going to land at 1.14 per day. That's $415 per year, for every cow I own. That figure would not include any labor. For what may be the first time in my life, I have not hired any labor. I guess the kids got big enough, they were enough extra hands.
That?s pretty good.
Chain grab boundary strainers vs come alongs
by M.Magis (Posted Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:18:57 GMT+5)
Works fine for the limited fence I build. Though these days I use a hammer more than anything.
Breed Selection/Starting up
by ALACOWMAN (Posted Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:16:41 GMT+5)
Rangenerd wrote:If you are looking at hereford angus offspring I would look at putting a hereford bull on some good angus cows. It is a lot easier to find good angus cows that good hereford cows.
Cause you can't sling a dead cat and not hit one...if you were to stop in front of every angus farm here Just in one day,,you'd wear out a set of brakes..
by cjmc (Posted Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:04:03 GMT+5)
farmguy wrote:I went to Fleet Farm to buy a ton of 28% protein tubs. They were short so I took two 20% tubs. I winter graze and the manure indicated a little more protein may be needed. The cows went for the 20% tubs and they are gone but the 28% tubs are hardly touched. Visibly they look the same and the tag shows only difference is that the 28% tubs have "plant Protein products". Any idea?
This sounds asinine, but I was told by a guy that used to run one of ADM's tub plants that if they are consuming too much of pressed tubs (the ones that look like grain not molasses) you need to put more out because they soften via saliva. So more tubs=more surface area/tounge and they won't be able to eat as much. The other thing he said was some companies will change their formula every day to make the cheapest tub they can. Which can also cause crazy things when trying to control consumption.
My guess is one tub was softer than the other (because of formula/brand difference) & the cows figured that out & had a feast. If you want them to consume less go with the harder tub & add another one if you are still over consuming.
Is this a sign
by TCRanch (Posted Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:53:37 GMT+5)
If you're on Facebook check out House of Cabinetry in Winfield, KS. Ryan is making absolutely amazing countertops with epoxy & dye.
https://www.facebook.com/houseofcabs/ph ... =3&theater
by ga.prime (Posted Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:47:16 GMT+5)
People saying they don't like boiled peanuts I think can be mostly attributed to how they were cooked and specifically to how salty they are. They are almost always too salty when you buy them at a roadside stand. That comes from leaving them in the brine too long. It's just about impossible to get them too salty on first cooking them.
by TCRanch (Posted Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:45:40 GMT+5)
How about a couple Jolly Balls? My dogs have the ones made for horses and I've thrown a couple in with the weanlings before. They really do play with them!
https://www.valleyvet.com/ct_search_res ... t%20(Exact)&utm_term=jolly%20ball%20horse&utm_content=Jolly%20-%20Balls%20-%20Horse
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