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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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THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- SQUIRRELED AWAY
Hooter's old friend, Uncas Bingelmeyer was usually more carefree than the owner of a new credit card at a discount store. Today, though, he watched the scenery speed by as if they were approaching doom instead of Tulsa.
PLAN PROPERLY TO MANAGE YEARLING HEIFER BREEDING
Developing and breeding yearling heifers can be equally rewarding and frustrating. The process is too timely and costly to land anywhere short of success. The technology around estrus synchronization continues to evolve and improve. However, the best protocols alone are not enough to create high pregnancy rates. It requires meticulous planning to properly execute the synchronization protocol and nutrition programs. It all matters when fighting for a few percentage points.
WELL-DESIGNED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM REQUIRES PLANNING
Every business has (or should have) a means of measuring and analyzing the various factors that play a role in overall performance and profitability as well as to help in decision making. Cattle operations are no different.
LOOK FOR SIGNS TO REDUCE AND HANDLE HEAT STRESS
Warmer temperatures are quickly approaching, and that means livestock producers should start considering how to help their animals handle the heat.
BLACK INK -- ARE WE THERE YET?
We were bringing a little preschool friend out to our house for the afternoon. She was a town kid and about every three miles, she'd ask, “Are we ALMOST there?”
IT'S THE PITTS -- HOW TO LOAD A HORSE
Here is the correct way to load a horse.
GIVE YOUNG WILDLIFE SPACE TO GROW
Spring is a glorious time of year. Flowers and leaves are not the only signs of new life. Plenty of food and warmer weather make this the perfect time for wildlife to mate and raise their offspring.
BLACK INK -- ARE YOU ON TRACK?
Biology says it takes two years from the day you breed cows till their calves can be harvested for beef or join the breeding herd to calve as two-year-olds. Decisions before, after and during any two-year span can make a big difference.
NATIONAL JUNIOR ANGUS SHOW TO BE HELD IN DES MOINES
Come win with the Angus team in Des Moines, Iowa, at this year's National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.
ALABAMA BCIA ANNOUNCES PUREBRED PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Clanton, Ala. – The Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association (BCIA) named Hillside Angus Farm, Dale and Judy Parris of Albertville as the 2016 Purebred Producer of the Year at the Alabama BCIA 2017 Annual Meeting held in Jemison on March 11.
LAST YEAR'S DROUGHT MAY AFFECT THIS YEAR'S HAY
Starkville, Miss. -- Last year's drought will likely affect this year's hay acreage in Mississippi.
IT'S THE PITTS -- MY FAVORITE FIRES
First, let me state for the record that I am NOT a cowboy poet. I don't have the mustache or the wardrobe for it.
HAVE PLAN IN PLACE WHEN UNEXPECTED COW LOSS OCCURS
It happens. If you own cattle, at some point you will drive out in the pasture and you'll find one with all four feet in the air, or maybe very close to it.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- CONSUMERS ARE DRIVING PACKER CHANGES
Ultimately, consumers determine what enters and exits the harvest facilities of the nation's largest meat packers. Consumer demand determines which meats they'll consume in terms of quantity and price, or if they'll consume meat at all.
CONTROL FLIES TO AVOID PINKEYE PROBLEMS
We were fortunate this year to have quite a mild winter in the southeast. The grass is growing and we are getting some much-needed rain to fill the ponds that dried up during last year's drought. Unfortunately, along with warmer weather come the flies and various problems associated with the little pests. Severe fly infestations have been associated with increased incidence of pinkeye, or infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis (IBK).

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Northern Virginia Auctions Summary

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Central Virginia Auctions Summary

Lynchburg Weekly Auction (Mon)

Roanoke-Hollins Weekly Auction (Mon)

Marshall Weekly Auction (Tue)

Blackstone Weekly Auction (Wed)

Wythe County Weekly Auction (Thu)

Rockingham Weekly Auction (Thu)

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Abingdon-TriState Weekly Auction (Fri)

Shenandoah Weekly Auction (Sat)

Winchester Weekly Auction (Mon)

Front Royal Weekly Auction (Thu)

Fredericksburg Weekly Auction (Thu)

Dublin Graded Slaughter Cattle Sale (Seasonal)

Southwest Virginia Electronic Feeder Cattle Sale

Fredericksburg Monthly Graded Slaughter Cattle Sale

Front Royal Monthly Graded Slaughter Cattle Sale

Madison Graded Slaughter Cattle Sale (Seasonal)

Staunton Monthly Graded Slaughter Cattle Sale

Virginia Eastern Producers Lamb Sale (Seasonal)

Madison Electronic Lamb & Sheep Sale (Seasonal)

Monterey Electronic Lamb & Sheep Sale (Seasonal)

Winchester Electronic Lamb, Sheep & Goat Sale (Seasonal)

Front Royal Monthly Horse Sale

Marshall Monthly Horse Sale

Marshall Feeder Cattle Wtd Avg (Seasonal)

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Winchester Feeder Cattle Wtd Avg (Seasonal)

Front Royal Feeder Cattle Wtd Avg (Seasonal)

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Blackstone Feeder Cattle Wtd Avg

Blackstone Weekly Feeder Cattle Wtd Avg

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Virginia Weekly Feeder Cattle Wtd Avg Summary

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Is it just me
by herofan (Posted Thu, 25 May 2017 22:41:41 GMT+5)
Cross-7 wrote:Maybe jealousy, maybe I need to mind my own business ?

I have a family member that has a good job that pays very well.
He runs 20-30 head on family land he leases.
I've wanted it, tried to lease it and so on but never got it done, maybe the jealousy part coming out in me.

Anyway he has his trailers with emblems of his brand, caps printed stating so and so cattle co, T-shirts and etc.

It just rubs me wrong for some reason.
It doesn't affect me, but..
Just seems for a guy that leases everything and only runs a handful of cattle, it's kind of overboard.

Truth is he is probably worth a crap ton and could do much more, but is at a comfortable level and doesn't need the money.

Maybe it's sour grapes on my part

Even if nobody else gets it, I think I see what you are saying. As you say, it doesn't affect you, but it's just something you notice, and it seems overboard. Maybe you're like me, and human behavior is just interesting to you. Some things are good for humor.

I am in a local band, for example. We are actually pretty good and have a lot of fun, but that doesn't mean we'll be on the CMA anytime soon. We kinda know our place. We aren't running around with t-shirts and acting like we are in the big league. It wouldn't affect anyone else if we did, but I'm sure it would seem like
We were being arrogant if we did.



Looking for opinions about vehicles
by Brute 23 (Posted Thu, 25 May 2017 22:38:46 GMT+5)
houstoncutter wrote:As someone who has a Dodge, Ford, and Chevy trucks, just let me say. I'd rather have a sister working in a cathouse than have another Dodge. Great motors and trannies and rest is junk.

three..... two..... one.....



Pond Vines Covering My Ponds
by BC (Posted Thu, 25 May 2017 22:32:03 GMT+5)
Check this site out to identify aquatic weeds and get recommendations on how to control.

http://aquaplant.tamu.edu/



Best Angus Bull for Replacement Heifers
by Son of Butch (Posted Thu, 25 May 2017 22:25:16 GMT+5)
No such thing as one size fits all as 'the best' - Connealy Consensus - Hoover Dam - Right Answer
could be the best choice for different reasons ... I have to go with Right Answer... bcs it's says so in his name



Preakness
by houstoncutter (Posted Thu, 25 May 2017 22:19:01 GMT+5)
Glad I was alive to see a real champion. Go Big Red!



Unshackle galleries
by adelelp2 (Posted Thu, 25 May 2017 22:18:56 GMT+5)
Original devise
http://sunni.muslim.purplesphere.in/?entry.kayli
fackin cloning for coms mika



Simi Throwing alot of White ?
by cbcr (Posted Thu, 25 May 2017 22:15:31 GMT+5)
As we have processed some pedigrees we have discovered some animals that go back to Holstein in their ancestry. We were able to find it, but many of the pedigrees it was camouflaged with an XB breed code for Crossbred Beef.

Along with Holstein, we have also seen Santa Gertrudis, Guernsey, Jersey and some other breeds. It all becomes very interesting!



Hamilton boomless spray tips
by greybeard (Posted Thu, 25 May 2017 22:13:33 GMT+5)
I'd have to look at the nozzle (if they are even stamped with that info) ..it been a few years since I used the Hamilitons on the big sprayer.



Naval area
by Son of Butch (Posted Thu, 25 May 2017 22:11:16 GMT+5)
Tomcolvin wrote:I don't have any more to put on her. what do I do?
Quit your job and become a dairy farmer. Buy another calf to put on her.
Both good options... so I know it'll be hard to choose.



Bermuda grass
by Brute 23 (Posted Thu, 25 May 2017 22:09:46 GMT+5)
Depends on how thick you want it. Like Jogee said, long runners with lots of nodes. If you get a good rain, run and cut the runners then stick them it the dirt right then. Put your rubber boots on and tromp thru the mud if need be. The sooner you get the cut runner to wet soil the better the chance of it taking.

You will need to keep the cattle off until it takes root or they will pull it up. Most people recommend no cattle the first year.

My dad cuts Tifton runners in the pasture by hand and hauls them home in a molasses tub. He planted them all around their aerobic septic sprinklers at the house. You would be amazed at how thick the grass is and how far it has grown out in just a couple years. Must be some thing in the water.



Daughter Could Use Some Prayers....
by Red Bull Breeder (Posted Thu, 25 May 2017 21:34:14 GMT+5)
Congratulations.



Born looking for a way to die....
by MRRherefords (Posted Thu, 25 May 2017 21:22:33 GMT+5)
It is unreal the messes that they can get themselves into.



fence tips and tricks
by Farm Fence Solutions (Posted Thu, 25 May 2017 21:19:58 GMT+5)
callmefence wrote:pricefarm wrote:callmefence wrote:Quarter mile rolls of net wire. Ought to be a real time saver.




How much does one of those rolls weigh?

710 pounds.











I like it!



upload photo button
by angus9259 (Posted Thu, 25 May 2017 21:12:21 GMT+5)
M-5 wrote:You might log out and back in after you clear your cookies

I drink to help me clear my cookies.



How to post a picture
by RanchMan90 (Posted Thu, 25 May 2017 21:11:47 GMT+5)
Bright Raven wrote:RanchMan90 wrote:Bright Raven wrote:
Jeanne. Easy. Hold on the picture and it will say download. Then download to your gallery or desktop. From there you can use the application you use to prepare for posting on CT.
I can't even view your pitchers on here. Am I on your foe list BR?

No way. I don't keep a foe list. Wonder why you can't????
Idk. It's odd.




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