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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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CRIMSON CLASSIC SALE AVERAGES $4,015
The Crimson Classic Santa Gertrudis Sale was held April 30, 2016 in Cullman, Ala.
FOUNDATION WILL FUND ABBA YOUTH IN 2016
At the December 17, 2015 meeting the Brahman Foundation Board agreed to distribute funds to expand opportunities for Brahman youth. In an effort to support youth programs and developing leaders in agriculture, the group allocated $30,000 for use in scholarships, educational opportunities, showmanship and more for the year 2016.
E6 & REGISTERED BEEFMASTER REPLACEMENT FEMALE SALE HELD
The E6 and Registered Beefmaster Replacement Female Sale was held April 24, 2016 in Columbus, Texas.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- ADDING CALF VALUE
“In times of declining cow-calf margins, it is important for producers to evaluate opportunities to enhance calf value while simultaneously managing cost of production,” says Derrell Peel, Extension livestock marketing specialist at Oklahoma State University, in his early-June market comments. Peel uses a variety of surveys and studies to underscore his point.
IT'S THE PITTS -- MY LAST MEAL
Have you ever thought about what you'd like to eat for your last meal?
BRAHMAN "ALL AMERICAN" TO BE HELD IN LOUISIANA
Every year, members of the American Junior Brahman Association gather to compete in a variety of contests, showcasing their skills and their cattle. This year, 250 members from nine states will show off their more than 650 entries. The All American will be held in West Monroe, La., at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center, July 4-9, 2016.
TOOLS ARE AVAILABLE TO IMPROVE FORAGE DIGESTION
At the cow/calf and stocker cattle level, production systems are generally built on forage production, pastures, hay, etc. For these operations forages provide the bulk of the nutrients needed for the animals. In many cases because of inadequate management or simply uncooperative weather patterns, forage quality is not suitable for the pasture and hays to maintain the type of digestibility needed for the animal to extract the needed nutrients.
OCHSNER TO JOIN RED ANGUS TEAM
Red Angus Association of America CEO Tom Brink announced that Katie Ochsner, a native of Torrington, Wyoming, has been hired as a commercial marketing specialist.
CIRCLE A RANCH ANGUS SALE HELD MARCH 19 IN MISSOURI
Circle A Angus Ranch, headquartered in Iberia, Mo., was proud to host their 22nd annual Spring Bull and Heifer sale offering 403 head sold on March 19th.
SPRING WEATHER CONDITIONS CREATE A CHALLENGE FOR FORAGES
A cool, wet spring delayed growth of several summer grasses, but not the weeds that compete for space in fields and pastures across Mississippi.
IT'S THE PITTS -- UNIDENTIFIED FRUITY OBJECT
Besides being a great-granddaughter of the former President, Laura Eisenhower is a professional clairvoyant and spiritual healer who reads Tarot cards and gives astrology readings for a living. In an interview with Fox News Laura said that vegetarians are more apt to see UFO's than meat-eaters because, "we are multidimensional beings and based on our frequency, perceptions and our vibratory levels that we are functioning from, we are going to see things differently."
PRODUCERS SHOULD EVALUATE VALUE OF CREEP FEEDING
n the last issue we started a discussion concerning creep feeding and an ongoing evaluation of the value of this practice in cow-calf production. The main question the producer has to ask is “if I decide to creep feed my calves will this result in higher weaning weights and will it be profitable?”
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- WINDSHIELD ECONOMICS
Hooter was riding shotgun with Peetie Womack on the way back home from a feedlot where Peetie was checking on some of his cattle.
GENETRUST AT SUHN CATTLE COMPANY BULLS AVERAGE $5,863
Blue skies, blustery winds and Brangus bulls welcomed customers and friends of GENETRUST to the Flint Hills in Eureka, Kansas, on March 22, 2016 for the 24th annual installment of the event hosted by the Suhn family, in what has become one of the premier Brangus events of the year.
BLACK INK -- BEYOND THE BURNING HAIR
Our electric branding iron hangs high on a barn wall, bought on impulse 35 years ago but not used in 30. We freeze brand our replacement heifers though.

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Dublin Graded Slaughter Cattle Sale (Seasonal)

Southwest Virginia Electronic Feeder Cattle Sale

Fredericksburg Monthly Graded Slaughter Cattle Sale

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Madison Graded Slaughter Cattle Sale (Seasonal)

Staunton Monthly Graded Slaughter Cattle Sale

Virginia Eastern Producers Lamb Sale (Seasonal)

Madison Electronic Lamb & Sheep Sale (Seasonal)

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Front Royal Monthly Horse Sale

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Grease Zerts not taking grease..
by OklaBrangusBreeder (Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 15:28:00 GMT+5)
So I recently found a couple of grease zerts on my hay baler I didn't know were there. Despite my grunting and groaning, I was unable to get them to accept grease.

Any words of advice on getting them to take grease again?

Thanks in advance.



Pictures of my pairs
by BRYANT (Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 15:15:00 GMT+5)
I like them, would fit right in with cows



My first visit to a Bass Pro Shop
by Ky hills (Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 15:10:19 GMT+5)
Last week, my wife and I went to see her family in OK. We stopped off in Memphis TN, on the way. It was fairly early and she looked up points of interest, Bass Pro was listed. I had never been to one so it sounded like something I would like. We passed by a smaller one on the way. We were very surprised to see such a huge pyramid shaped building. Inside was a water way with lots of fish some of them were big sturgeon. An upright tank had several game fish in it including bass and catfish. Also there was an alligator exhibit. There is an elevator that goes up 30 stories high to a lookout where you can see the city, and river. Over 100 hotel rooms are inside as well as a restaurant. It made for a nice outing.



Apollo gate opener warning
by callmefence (Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 15:02:38 GMT+5)
Kingfisher wrote:So what is killing the board?

Political correctness and selective .moderation.



Eye Opener
by pdfangus (Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:56:02 GMT+5)
I was walking around a clients corn field this morning when about twenty feet in I jumped something....
never saw it but assume it was a group of deer....I yelled just in case it was a bear and whatever it was thrashed off through the corn a ways and stopped

this time of year I am always on the lookout for snakes and trying to check the stuff I am there to check....

needless to say my heart and anal sphincter both passed the safety check.



Dairy cattle vs beef cattle.
by Alan (Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:42:18 GMT+5)
Don't think there'll be much argument on this. But is Certified Angus Beef (CAB) always Angus? Also how often are Red Angus in the CAB program.....what!



MW 4590 round baler
by mooo (Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:39:02 GMT+5)
does any one know if any junk yards that may have parts for these ?found one cheap the string part is still good but would like to find rubber roller for net wrap or plastic wrap ,the one thats on it the rubber is coming off !



Board activity
by TennesseeTuxedo (Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:18:32 GMT+5)
So I've heard.



fence tips and tricks
by callmefence (Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:46:01 GMT+5)
Apollo gate opener warning.


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Don't kill a turtle in front of wittiness
by cowboy43 (Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:24:28 GMT+5)
Dumb people around here will cause a wreck dodging them on the road or they will stop abruptly in the road ,jump out of their car , run back to the turtle and move it out of the road.
One woman got all upset when she pulled off the road jumped out of her car to move the turtle and along came this dude and ran over it on purpose right in front of her.



Crossbow
by Dogs and Cows (Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:23:30 GMT+5)
tncattle wrote:So I sprayed the river fence row with Crossbow which always works good. about 2 1/2 hours after I finished it poured rain for about 20-25 minutes. This particular area has heavy cover (trees) so I was thinking it still might work ok?? Think I'll need to do it again?

I use crossbow and 2.5 hours should be plenty of time. It will work. I find crossbow to be pretty darn effective at killing broadleaf weeds. I too had heard about it suppressing fescue seedheads...I hope someone can confirm or debunk that info.

Tim



What the heck is going on here
by Jake (Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:18:48 GMT+5)
Looks to me like they busted the growth plates while pulling him.



Don't know what to charge??
by Son of Butch (Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:12:02 GMT+5)
$150 per trip should easily cover it
$65 fuel
$80 time 3.25 hours @ $25 hr (165 miles @ 51 miles per hour = 3.25 hrs x $25 hr = $80)
$5 misc. expenses
OR
$2 loaded mile 82.5 miles = $165
$330 for both round trips

$3 loaded mile is for a truck, trailer and driver and you are providing only the truck and driver, so $2 loaded mile



Bees
by Jogeephus (Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 12:32:37 GMT+5)
Orange blossom honey is one of my favorites.



Steer With Patches of Skin Separating
by Seadanes (Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 12:32:19 GMT+5)
I've looked at lice, mange and ringworm and none of those appear to match what I'm seeing here. At first I thought he just had scraped himself on something, but then I found several of these patches. Any ideas what this might be and how best to treat it? We have all pastured cattle that are given minerals (free choice) and diatomaceous earth for worming. We've had very healthy cows and no issues with worms. We do not use medications unless they are absolutely necessary (like the cow is dying - which we've never had happen).












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