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The Virginia Cattlemen's Association (VCA) was organized in 1944 and chartered in 1953 to promote the profit potential of Virginia's cattle industry. The early objectives of VCA were to promote more effective marketing from the farm to the consumer and to present cattlemen's views to the legislature on the state and national levels. These primary objectives provide the basis for most activities of VCA today. The VCA provides many functions to Virginia's cattlemen in its day to day operations including: media relations, producer information, sponsorship of educational seminars for cattlemen on a local and statewide basis, administrative support to Virginia's Beef Check-Off program and coordination of activities with other cattle related organizations in the state.   ...more

 


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HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- CONSUMER IMPLICATIONS GROW WITH CARCASS SIZE
For as much as steaks bolster carcass value and consumer beef demand, their growing size is costing the industry lots of jingle.
ANGUS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF VERIFIED BEEF
American Angus Association announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Verified Beef, including its proprietary Reputation Feeder Cattle® program.
INAUGURAL GENETIX CATTLE PLUS SALE HELD
Eighty-nine registered buyers from 14 states made their way to Grantville, Ga. for the inaugural Genetix Cattle Plus Sale hosted by The Oaks Farm.
NCBA LEADERS CALL FOR REPEAL OF FEDERAL ESTATE TAX
You cannot blame folks in Washington, D.C. for misconstruing how the U.S. Tax code impacts agricultural producers. With the number of Americans directly involved in agriculture at historic lows, the voices of farmers and ranchers are often missing in national tax policy debates.
DEMAND STRONG AT CIRCLE A ANGUS FALL SALE
Circle A Angus Ranch, headquartered in Iberia, Mo., was proud to host their 11th annual Fall Bull & Heifer sale in conjunction with the Dispersal of their Spring-calving Registered cowherd offering 647 head sold on October 21st. The demand for all classes of cattle was strong and prices were very steady.
FORAGE ANALYSIS CAN BE VALUABLE TO OPERATION
Focusing on pasture and grazing management is undoubtedly one of the most economical means of extending the grazing season and decreasing hay feeding requirements.
CHAMPIONS NAMED AT THE AMERICAN ROYAL GELBVIEH SHOW
The Gelbvieh and Balancer® Show at the 2017 American Royal took place on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at the American Royal Complex in Kansas City, Mo. Brigham Stewart, Washington, Kansas, evaluated the Gelbvieh and Balancer cattle.
BLACK INK -- DON'T MISS THE MIRACLES
After a couple of licks, the baby calf got up, wobbled ever so slightly and then confidently turned its attention to nursing.
A GOOD VACCINATION PROGRAM IS ONLY AS GOOD AS TECHNIQUES USED
"Shoot, I messed up the vaccines." If these words have ever been uttered while processing cows and calves, it may be time for implementation of some simple chute side organization tips.
PRODUCERS SHOULD SEEK EFFICIENCY IN THEIR COWS
What do we know about efficiency within the beef cattle business? A lot. What do we know about understanding beef cattle efficiency? A little.
IT'S THE PITTS -- VISITING DIGNITARIES
Like chuck-line riding cowboys of yesteryear, they go from ranch to ranch, carrying the news and performing a job no one else wants, let alone can do. Other than a few cowboy poets and purebred bull auctioneers, they are the only celebrities we have in the cow business.
GENETIC STRENGTH SHOWN AT TOWN CREEK FARM SALE
One of the largest crowds ever participated in-person and on-line in the Town Creek Farm Sale, at the ranch near West Point, Mississippi on Saturday, October 21, 2017.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- SELF-SNOOKERED
Stay friends or family with someone long enough and you see every side of each other, good bad and in between.
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.

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Lowering Police Officer Standards
by dun (Posted Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:25:51 GMT+5)
True Grit Farms wrote:Maybe hire folks part time? Most cops retire ASAP, maybe make it where they have to work longer before their eligible for retirement. I have a group of cops that hunt with me every year, and not a single one of the guys worked till he was 50 before he retired.
I have mixed feelings about the early retirement deal. Some cops go through their life with very little stress, others are in the front lines of stress depending no where they work. The latter should be able to retire earlier then the former.



I officially agree that the world's crazy
by dun (Posted Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:23:26 GMT+5)
TexasBred wrote:Dave you're missing out. Nothing like a big spread of "Fresh" crab in Amarillo.
Or shrimp in salt lake city, that was the last time I had food poisoning.
I too don;t care if I ever eat another trout or salmon, but rock fish/snapper I can;t get enough of. Friend of mine said that they tasted so good they should be classified as BEEF. Hard for me to disagree



Wean weight, heifers vs. steers?
by Dave (Posted Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:13:10 GMT+5)
You are comparing 2016 calves to 2017 calves. The 2016 heifer might have been out of cow toward the top of the herd and 2017 heifers out of cows toward the lower end of the herd. Of course this would put the steers lower in 2016 and high end in 2017. A couple weeks in average age could have an affect too.



Becoming a game warden.
by TexasBred (Posted Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:10:38 GMT+5)
Caustic Burno wrote:ChrisB wrote:So it sounds like a lot of the people that don't like GW's is because they are doing their job too well? They are supposed to enforce laws, but it appears they are supposed to make exceptions for good old boys who are only breaking minor laws.

No that?s where your wrong.
There is no call to act like pricks when checking fish and game. They enjoy it.
If the TPWD commissioners disappeared today would be the best thing that could happen to Texas. Political appointees have to be a Doctor lawyer or Indian chief to be appointed.
Crooked as a dogs hind leg. The power to set game laws should be returned to the county commissioner as it was for decades.

TPWD laws and regulations actually violate article 3 of the Texas Constitution.
Says the old "x" illegal hunter-fisherman who lost his guts and got too old and decrepit to run.



Watusi / genetics
by Muddy (Posted Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:04:52 GMT+5)
Most Watusi crosses I seen are usually dominant with Watusi horns.



Just a 15-month-old 3/4 sim bull.
by Son of Butch (Posted Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:00:28 GMT+5)
Sorry, I was just trying to defend poor little sim.ang.king from public shame and embarrassment.
But I see in the pedigree the bull's Sire was Red, so he doesn't need my help as he must be use to it by now.



Help me understand
by Son of Butch (Posted Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:40:43 GMT+5)
Does Costco in Franklin sell to Joe Consumer or members only?



.308 Did some work the past couple of days
by J&D Cattle (Posted Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:39:44 GMT+5)
What is the make and model of the gun Brute?



Exceeding Expectations
by TCRanch (Posted Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:28:47 GMT+5)
talltimber wrote:TC, did he outdo the others so much because of her, or his resourcefulness?
I'd say both. He was eating cubes out of my hand when he was 6 weeks old; he definitely never missed a meal!



Hi from South Louisiana
by langfamilyfarmsla (Posted Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:10:46 GMT+5)
Hello all,

we are in deep south Louisiana. We dont have cattle YET. We are helping our neighbor with her cattle and we currently have sheep, pigs, turkeys and chickens. We got to interact a bit with the neighbor's cow and fell in love so now the hunt is one!





Jersey cow price?
by willow bottom (Posted Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:49:02 GMT+5)
Thanks for the info.. prices seem to be all over the board in my neck of the world



Keeping my first bull
by mpassmore85 (Posted Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:36:03 GMT+5)
In a cleanup situation use a super virile bull.

Our commercial cattle (about 650) have a 1/2 Longhorn 1/2 black simmental bull left with them for 60 days after main bulls are pulled from field. (We have 10% less drys now than before)

Calves sell with the rest their weight here.



Hauling water
by Brute 23 (Posted Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:47:04 GMT+5)
I would invest in a holding talk and trough. Dumping water in to pits is very inefficient... even with the company truck.



Well Pump Issue
by Brute 23 (Posted Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:43:39 GMT+5)
I agree with getting a pro out as soon as possible to trouble shoot the issue. Learn from the pro then if you want to try to do your own repairs you have a place to start from. Most of these self-taught I can ix it guys do more harm than good IMO.

ddd75 wrote:you could try to bypass the controller to see if it will pump water. The controller could possibly be bad so thats the first thing I would do.

That's a good way to burn up and expensive piece of equipment. Need to get a meter and check if the motor is actually pulling what the controller says. That will tell you if the controller is bad or not.



Put 'er down
by backhoeboogie (Posted Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:25:25 GMT+5)
A cow from walking dead




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