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.
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.
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turn it off before you get off. Tractor accident Liberty County Tx
by dun (Posted Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:14:27 GMT+5)
Did it an old 4wd drive in granny low and an idle
by tom4018 (Posted Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:11:22 GMT+5)
Margonme wrote:Ky cowboy wrote:If I order some stuff from Jeffers is it necessary to buy the extra ice pack and cooler in these cooler temps. They say they ship in an insulated envelope and with one ice pack.
I order form Jeffers about twice a year. I do!!!
Biologicals (like vaccines) are shipped Monday through Thursday in a padded envelope with ice packs. Only vaccines shipped Next Day Air will ship on Thursday. We strongly recommend, (if you are not in a one day ship zone) Next Day Air and an insulated container. We ship (vaccines ONLY) Next Day Air for $19.95 and Second Day Air for $14.95. If you are in a two day zone, you still have the Next Day option.
When ordering vaccines and biologicals, you will have three choices of shipping method (Step 2 of checkout): Next Day, Second Day, or Standard Ground. Next Day Air is the default method selected.
All manufacturers of vaccines strongly recommend at least Second Day Air shipping and in the spring/summer months, we encourage Next Day Air to protect your investment.
We use Valley Vet and do next day air. They usually put 2 packs in their boxes. Try not to order during real hot weather to be safer. Only once has it ever felt warmer than I thought it should but was still within a safe temperature.
200 acres and a thought
by RanchMan90 (Posted Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:07:04 GMT+5)
Hunter wrote:OP said the land is paid for but does the renter pay for fertilizer and who currently pays to upkeep the fences?
How about hay? If you max out the usage does that allow for any hay to be baled?
What is the monthly loan payment if he borrows $75,000 (50 cows @ $1,500)?
I am throwing out things I am thinking about b/c I am still learning all these things as well. I would love to go into cattle full time but no way to justify it at this point in time.
The renter should provide all upkeep to the land. Most banks do a 4 year 4% interest loan on cattle, the payment on $75000 would be $21,750 annually or $1812.50 monthly.