The Mississippi Beef Cattle Improvement Association (MBCIA) focuses on promoting performance records and encouraging good management practices while cooperating with other like-minded organizations to emphasize the economic importance of beef cattle production in Mississippi. Headquartered in Starkville, Mississippi, the association utilizes Mississippi State University through research and education to promote the beef cattle industry nationally. MBCIA is a member of the national Beef Improvement Federation where S.R. Evans, Jr. from Greenwood, MS served as Past-President in 2005. MBCIA hosted the Beef Improvement Federation annual meeting for the first time in its near forty-year history in Philadelphia, MS in April 2006.
The MBCIA encourages the production and identification of genetically superior animals by purebred breeders and promotes the purchase and use of these animals by commercial producers through various sale offerings.
BLACK INK -- HIGH TECH FITS MARKETING, TOO
Recently my family bought a camper. I was on the phone describing it to my mom, as she asked, You mean, there's a wall right there? The bed folds down how?
BEEF CATTLE SHORT COURSE HELD AUGUST 1-3
After two years of historic high cattle prices, a record 1,900 producers attending the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course in College Station learned more about the current decline in prices and maintaining profitability despite declining profit margins.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- THE FUTURE OF CATTLE FUTURES
It is almost certain that finished cattle have put in their summer lows as prices have found support, explained Andrew P. Griffith, agricultural economist at the University of Tennessee.
IT'S THE PITTS -- 10 PLACES NOT TO FIND A COWBOY
If you want to catch a glimpse of a real cowboy here are ten places NOT to look.
SOUND MARKETING PROGRAM IS CRITICAL FOR SUCCESS
A sound marketing program is an integral part of any cattle production operation. Too many producers engage in cattle production without ever establishing a well thought out marketing and sales system.
ETHEREDGE ELECTED LIVESTOCK MARKETING ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT
Jerry Etheredge, Montgomery, Ala., was elected president of the Livestock Marketing Association (LMA). In this role, Etheredge will complete a two-year term leading the nation's largest livestock marketing trade association that represents more than 800 local livestock auction markets and allied businesses.
PRECONDITIONING VITAL PART OF CALF HEALTH PROGRAM
If you have sold a calf recently, I don't have to tell you that calf prices have dropped significantly from 2015. Last year, you could sell about anything and get good money for it; but now, you have to have a good calf to bring the best price. In the right market, preconditioned calves still bring the most money, and there is a good return on healthy calves. Besides a health premium, farmers also sell a heavier calf.
CONSUMER TRENDS HEADLINE BIF CONFERENCE
The prosperity of this entire industry lies with the consumer. Ag economist Ted Schroeder made that statement during the recent Beef Improvement Federation meetings in Manhattan, Kan., June 15-17, but it summed up the theme of the opening session.
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4 day old calf rapid breathing lazy
by TXMike (Posted Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:02:03 GMT+5)
Hopefully the calf pulls through. She said it was a good sign he would get up and move around and put up somewhat of a fight when I had ahold of him but that it's still not a sure thing he'll pull through.
I liked that the vet did say if he gets to a point where he doesn't want to get up and move around its better to just put him down than spend a bunch of money hoping he pulls through.
I've heard the old timers talk about in January you won't be able to buy penecillin without a prescription anymore. I know they aren't happy about it but I haven't read what all it will effect.
"Offset" vs "tandem" disk?
by OklaBrangusBreeder (Posted Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:00:29 GMT+5)
So I have an old JD box drill that I use to seed wheat in my pasture each Fall. Since my drill is not a "no-till" drill, I usually run a disk pass ahead of drilling. I've been using an 8' JD tandem disk I had before I got my larger tractor which has cutout blades on the front and smooth blades on back. I am looking to get a larger disk in the 11'/12' range sometime in the next few weeks with a similar blade set-up.
So for doing what I've described above, would you suggest getting an "offset" disk or a "tandem" type disk?
by skyhightree1 (Posted Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:59:24 GMT+5)
bball wrote:Anyone else on here a roadway scavenger? I confess, I am. The wife and kids like to poke fun because I will pull over to pick up a tarp strap off the road. Some of my better scores have been a couple nice chains, bounty of assorted tarp straps, and just 2 weeks ago, I saw some shiny things in the road. Doubled back and collected an assortment of box wrenches from 1 1/4" down through 13/16" that were strewn across the road. Couple scratches but were the ratcheting type and all functional.
Worth noting, I don't stop on the major through ways for safety reasons.
Just curious if anyone else does it too?
I am I find shovels coolers chains the tractor trailer load straps lug wrenches lumber hand tools etc Heck yea I do it oh yea ive found a lot of gas cans there plastic and there 50/50 chance whether good or split.