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.
WILD PIG CONTROL COSTS MISSISSIPPIANS MILLIONS
In recent years, wild pigs have been a controversial topic in wildlife and agricultural discussions from top government officials to local farmers talking over the fence.
IMPORTANT TO CONTROL BREEDING AND CALVING SEASON
The first step in reproductive management is controlling the breeding and calving seasons. Whichever calving season (winter, spring, or fall) is chosen, the following reasons illustrate why a controlled, seasonal calving schedule is desirable.
BBU RECOGNIZES OUTSTANDING CATTLEMEN AT CONVENTION
The 57th Annual Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) Convention Beefmasters on the Bay was hosted in Galveston, Texas at the Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center from October 26 - 28, 2017.
IT'S THE PITTS -- IN THEORY
I used to have this theory, now debunked, that postulated that if you added up the IQ of a person with the IQ of their dog the total would be exactly the same in every case.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- EXPORTS KEY TO CATTLE PRICE STRENGTH IN 2018
Retail beef prices are currently higher than last year despite the increase in beef supplies in 2017, said Derrell Peel, Extension livestock marketing specialist at Oklahoma State University, in his December market comments.
GENETRUST AT CHIMNEY ROCK SALE HELD NOVEMBER 3-4
In what has become a premier exhibition of the best in Brangus genetics, hundreds of registered and commercial breeders once again descended on Chimney Rock Cattle Company for the 11th annual installment hosted by Bill and Gail Davis.
WEANING IS A CRITICAL PART OF ANTIMICROBIAL STEWARDSHIP
Antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial use on farms and in all meat production systems are hot news items right now. There is an awful lot of confusion, misinformation and disinformation on the Internet and in the media, too.
USE ALL INFORMATION TO DEVELOP FEEDER CATTLE MARKETING
Growing up on a Colorado cattle ranch, earning an animal science degree and riding for the Certified Angus Beef® (CAB®) brand for nearly 16 years, Paul Dykstra has learned a thing or two about First class feeder cattle marketing.
IT'S THE PITTS -- THE BEST PRESENT EVER
Like the coming of winter he arrives every year about this time. Much the same as the shopping mall Santa, the Donkey Man is a seasonal ornament. And quite a colorful one too.
CALF CATCHERS ALLOW PRODUCERS TO SAFELY PROCESS CALVES
Recent census data has reported the average age of the American rancher today is over 55. Cattle ranching is physically demanding, and every year of age makes meeting those physical demands more challenging.
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.
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Organizing receipts for taxes
by True Grit Farms (Posted Fri, 19 Jan 2018 04:18:46 GMT+5)
Our house is a mess with paper work this time of year.The boss wants us to keep all the receipts in order, but we'd rather hear her complain. The first of every month she tells us to get all the receipts from the trucks and bag them according to which LLC they belong. A gallon zip loc bag is her filing cabinet for each business. She's really ornery this time of year.
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Regulations killing business
by True Grit Farms (Posted Fri, 19 Jan 2018 03:51:06 GMT+5)
boondocks wrote:Sim Ang, you didn't answer my question, but simply resorted to an old canard that a "true" free market will solve everything from bunions to how-do-I-always-end-up-with-single-socks. (Just like the socialists that think a "true" socialist system will solves all ills from, well, you know what to you know what). I think most people realize that we need to balance the rights and obligations of capital and labor, eg.
As for the folks who think that industries don't have a large say in the laws, rules and regs that are drafted, well, what on earth do you think all those millionaire lobbyists are doing?
And see, e.g. https://www.finra.org/industry/finra-rulemaking-process
Someone has to pay for slick willie's and barry's jet set lifestyle, their wemens eat like pigs.
GOT A HAY PROBLEM
by wacocowboy (Posted Fri, 19 Jan 2018 03:35:01 GMT+5)
Shame you ain?t in Texas.
Swiss say you can't put live lobsters in boiling water any more
by Nesikep (Posted Fri, 19 Jan 2018 02:42:33 GMT+5)
dun wrote:Nesikep wrote:Meh, I don't have to look farther than this to see what you guys are looking at for laws.. and your morons with "Milk is murder", etc...
http://www.humanesociety.org/about/depa ... google.ca/
I've seen first hand the destruction of wild horses and burros. One area in the Panamint mountains had a viable (unhunted) desert big horn sheep population. When the horse shooting stopped the sheep vanished. Wild horses and burros will protect/guard a water supply from other animals. In the 60s they were just shot and left to rot in most cases, not a pretty sight but it did manage the population. Then this "wild horse annie" crap got started. Big horn sheep populations, desert mule deer populations all started declining. It wasn;t fee/browse, it was the unavailability of water.
I've been there to the Panamint mines, there's a great big dry lakebed there, saw a little burro there.. was a cool trip.. OK, no, it was %$#^$% sweltering hot
by boondocks (Posted Fri, 19 Jan 2018 02:27:09 GMT+5)
Jogeephus wrote:It is BS. To produce drugs knowing you are going to make addicts and then to make another drug that keeps your addict from dying when they overdose then to claim to fight pot because you care about children only to make your own "legal" pot is just wrong on so many levels. If we had any true regulators they would shut this company down or make them make other types of medicine.
Hard to shut them down but maybe, in considering whether to approve their "fake mj", the FDA should be allowed to use their prior statements ["drugs are bad, mmkay"] as if they were fact, for purposes of the review.
by jltrent (Posted Fri, 19 Jan 2018 02:24:43 GMT+5)
Clod Hopper wrote:Largest producer in my county has several bar type NH balers. I guess some are for parts. He has hired hands run them so I guess that it why he likes them so much but he could afford any baler he wanted.
We got a NH845 bar baler new in 1977. I would put upwards of 1500 bales a year through it until we got the Vermeer 505I in 1988. I baled several neighbors hay as very few had them. It was a good baler and had very little trouble with it. If the hay was super dry you had to watch as it would spit it back out starting a bale and fill a mess of hay all the way to the top of the front of the baler. You had to dig out, but that didn't happen often. We cut a couple loops off the springs that put pressure on the varible chamber and that really helped in making a pretty good 4.5 x 4.5 bale. After using that hand crank putting twine on the hay all day you would have a very sore shoulder the next day. It was a big improvement getting the hydraulic tie put on.
Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon trucks longevity ?
by Farm Fence Solutions (Posted Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:36:57 GMT+5)
No, I understood you just fine. Isuzu Dmax is the same truck as the Chevy Colorado.
by Backbone Ranch (Posted Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:26:51 GMT+5)
Elkwc- The dark heifer is one of my favorites too. She is 75% Murray Grey x 25% Angus. Her mother is 9 years old now and has produced replacement quality calves year after year; in fact, she is one of our top cows. As a first calf heifer, she weaned a 620 lb bull calf.
plumber_greg- Yes. We have bred Tony to a few of his daughters. In fact, the 733 bull is the offspring of one of those matings. Tony is the only mature bull on the premises currently, but we have one of his sons coming on, and we are trying to produce an AI sired bull that is worthy of being a herdsire, so that we can incorporate some different genetics into the herd.
Anyone w/ experience w/ frozen hooves on valuable calves?
by Grundy53 (Posted Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:06:54 GMT+5)
What a great thread! Thanks for sharing.
What should they bring
by Aaron (Posted Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:07:31 GMT+5)
Pretty girls indeed. I can't offer much as the freight and import paperwork would take a considerable chunk of the cost, about 1/2 I suspect. You obviously can find a good market for them in Kentucky.
Calf born with large head
by trinityranch (Posted Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:01:32 GMT+5)
You are right! Been a busy 24 hours but the swelling is almost gone with a shot of banamine. He is still needing lots of care being a preemie, but has a good will to live! Here's hoping!
by Jogeephus (Posted Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:53:42 GMT+5)
I'd think its a function of how dry they are. Green peanuts only stay green for a short while and the longer they dry the harder they get.
High school sports?
by herofan (Posted Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:51:24 GMT+5)
herofan wrote:Bigfoot wrote:I don't want to sound like I'm against sports,but they are kinda overblown. They play/practice 11 plus months out of the year. We all need to be well rounded. Putting that much commitment to one thing, chokes out other things. When I was in school,if you farmed, coach would let you start football in August. It was over by October. Also, some of this cross training stuff kids are doing, is going to wreck their backs.
Emergency alert system
by Ryder (Posted Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:11:57 GMT+5)
I understand that you are not responding.
But if you did respond, what would you say?