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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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DON'T GUESS AT ACRONYMS USED IN BEEF CATTLE BUSINESS
Many acronyms are used in the beef cattle industry. Knowing exactly what they represent instead of guessing can be important.
DOGUET'S DIAMOND D BRANGUS SALE HELD OCTOBER 15
A warm fall day greeted a standing room only crowd of Brangus enthusiasts from five states gathered at Poteet, Texas, for Doguet's Diamond D Sale of Proven Producers.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- ADDING OPPORTUNITY AND RISK WITHOUT WEIGHT
“When feeder cattle markets are in balance, prices for lighter-weight feeder cattle adjust to account for the cost of gain to put the additional weight on those cattle such that feedlots are relatively indifferent to buying feeder cattle of various weights,” says Derrell Peel, Extension livestock marketing specialist at Oklahoma State University, in his weekly market comments the first week of November.
BULL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT ARE IMPORTANT
In many purebred operations, bull sales make up a significant portion of their cash flow. Therefore, bull growth and development is very important to the overall success of their operation. Many cattlemen who produce bulls spend a great amount of time on the genetics they use and their breeding operation. Remember that this genetic potential can never be realized if these animals are not fed and managed properly.
IT'S THE PITTS -- AN APP FOR THAT
Here are ten smartphone apps that we desperately need some geek to create:
SOUTHERN CONNECTION CHAROLAIS SALE AVERAGES $2,765
The Southern Connection Charolais Sale was held October 19, 2016 in Calhoun, Ga.
REPLACEMENTS SHOULD BE HELD TO HIGH STANDARDS
As autumn makes its debut across the Empire State of the South, many spring-calving operations have been, or are in the process of, weaning; and in a few months, producers will be sorting through females and deciding which ladies get a job offer and which get shown the door.
BLACK INK -- LIMITS? WHAT LIMITS?
Your cows may be held in by fences, but there are few limits on where you go or what you can do with the herd. Perceived barriers these days are just untested assumptions where imagination and technology are opening new gates.
BE SELECTIVE WHEN CHOOSING REPLACEMENT FEMALES
Spiraling cattle prices in recent weeks are not leaving much wiggle room when it comes to marketing calves and replacement females to fit current trends, according to cattle experts.
BE AWARE OF THE PROS AND CONS OF USING DARTS IN CATTLE
Darts - also known as remote drug delivery devices or RDD devices - are frequently used in wildlife to tranquilize animals for research, or when a wild animal strays into a populated area such as a city or neighborhood. They are also gaining popularity among beef stocker growers who have cattle on extensive grazing.
TOWN CREEK FARM BRANGUS BULLS AVERAGE $4,435
Cattlemen from the southern U.S. resoundingly endorsed the value of the Town Creek Farm genetic program at the Town Creek Farm Sale, Saturday, October 15, 2016, near West Point, Miss.
IT'S THE PITTS -- BULLISH
For years purebred bull breeders didn't get paid what they deserved for making such a big investment in better genetics, so I'm glad to see them finally getting paid handsomely for their better bulls.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- TWILIGHTED
First quarter and the Cowboys were up, and then they scored again. Next thing Hooter knew, it was the second quarter and the Boys were down.
HERE IS WHY NO ONE CAN TRULY BE A VEGETARIAN
I like meat, plain and simple. Beef, pork, lamb, chicken, turkey (not much on duck or goose), all kinds of fish and sea food and various wild game. I like it grilled, broiled, smoked, fried and baked. I like it for breakfast, lunch, dinner and any other meal in between. I just like meat. My idea of a well-balanced meal is some cut of meat (really don't care which) beside a nice serving of potatoes and a vegetable. I like to include a good salad as long as there is generous amounts of dressing.
CHINA LIFTS IMPORT BAN ON U.S. BEEF
News that China is lifting a 13-year import ban on U.S. beef is not helping prices as much as some cattlemen would have hoped.

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Breeding count/heat
by talltimber (Posted Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:15:49 GMT+5)
How many times will a bull cover a cow per heat in a pasture setting?

In a one on one lot setting?



Frderal 410 handgun self defense loads?
by True Grit Farms (Posted Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:11:26 GMT+5)
dun wrote:Shotgun or handgun I feel depends on the application. If I lived in a house with other people I would far prefer a shotgun. Less of a chance of a stray penetrating a wall and doing damage but very effective at those kind of close ranges against a single or even multiple assailants. If I had to shoot through a car door or window the handgun (or even better a rifle) would be my choice. I think that is part of the reason "The Judge" has become so popular. Sadly a lot of the hype and horse schitt about selve defence is from people relying on movies for their information/ifeas.

So very true, and I agree with everything in that post. I feel self-defense is within 10 to15 feet of me, and at that range I'll take a high brass #4 every time.
http://m.hornady.com/store/410-Critical-Defense-Ammo/
This is what I prefer for my last 4 rounds. You need to try these CB, a 125gr 38+p load won't stop a shark in it's tracks ever. The Hornady will most of the time, and a high brass #4 will every time. I've shot hundreds of sharks with my 338 to a 22. And nothing will stop them like a high brass #4 or #6 shot from a 12 ga. This is real life and no BS.



NolanCountyAG
by slick4591 (Posted Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:11:06 GMT+5)




Aluminium Stock Trailer ?
by talltimber (Posted Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:01:00 GMT+5)
Aaron wrote:Get a Wilson if your going aluminum. At least 7' wide. Resale is terrible on 6' trailers for good reason.

But I have seen so many aluminum rear doors shake to pieces that I will never go for one. Gravel roads and rocky pastures are no good for them. Steel forever.

I don't believe I would go with an aluminum stock trailer either. One reason is that I can weld on a steel trailer if I need to.

My sil is talking about getting one. Combination stock/double deck hog setup in a Wilson.



Surprised
by Caustic Burno (Posted Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:51:59 GMT+5)
greybeard wrote:dun wrote:I think it's because other then you CB, not many on these boards were active during WWII
I was just a gleam in my daddy's eye at that time.
A lot of our generation wouldn't be here if they hadn't made it home.



Rio Nutrition lick tubs
by TexasBred (Posted Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:41:50 GMT+5)
Amo wrote:I agree, she is designed to eat roughage. Just I always had the impression with the bypass protein in DDG, you got a pretty good bang for you buck from that. Both are pretty reasonably priced. I did like feeding alfalfa last year. If they clean up the stems, thats a plus!
Don't concern yourself with bypass protein.



College FB coaching carousel has began
by greybeard (Posted Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:40:51 GMT+5)
Or maybe they did not..
https://twitter.com/HunterYurachek/stat ... 6465300481



TB
by Caustic Burno (Posted Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:40:36 GMT+5)
I might be stuck it is nasty this morning
42 drizzling rain wind blowing.
If I run out of propane I am stuck with a long wet walk to the mule of about 3/4 mile. This rain needs to move on.






What's in your calving supplies box?
by TexasBred (Posted Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:38:00 GMT+5)
JMJ Farms wrote:Chains, handles, tagging gun, tags, bander, bands, peroxide, Triodyne7, vitamin A&D, BoSe, Draxxin, Baytril, Dex, LA300, blue lotion spray, Vicks VaporRub, syringes, scalpel, needles, Banamine, Safegaurd, and a drench gun. I think that's all. Keep it with me all the time in a plastic tote. And sometimes I still need something no else.
Most vets carry less....while you're at it add some Oxytocin and some Epinephrine.



feedig out a beef
by BRYANT (Posted Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:26:16 GMT+5)
here is the feed the feed mill said they would suggest I use. I can get any thing mixed that I would like.
don't know how to enlarge the picture, maybe it can be read ??




Fish Finders
by Chuckie (Posted Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:25:31 GMT+5)
Yes, the finder I am speaking of is a Hummingbird 2D finder.



chrome on calves
by M-5 (Posted Thu, 08 Dec 2016 08:39:31 GMT+5)


Not a good pic but this is at 5 mths I'll get a pic of him this weekend.



EPA choice--Oklahoma AG with Ky roots
by greybeard (Posted Thu, 08 Dec 2016 08:39:27 GMT+5)
Great choice!!!!!



Newborn calf not nursing...
by backhoeboogie (Posted Thu, 08 Dec 2016 08:38:16 GMT+5)
I crate the cow as if I am milking her. Get the calf nursing the bottle and pull it to the udder from the opposite side. Sneak a nipple into the calves mouth. Awkward at first but the calf starts nudging and soon it is all history.



EPD's are not the ONLY story!
by Nesikep (Posted Thu, 08 Dec 2016 08:36:13 GMT+5)
Here's that's guy's full brother from the next year, the bull at my friend's place.. I posted him before but I like the picture

He may not have light birthweights, but if his heifer calves take after their grandma they might make pretty good cows




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