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Summary of Oklahoma Brand Laws Those applying for State Brand Registration must fill out the "Application for Registration of Brands and Marks," and file the same with the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association, Brand Division, Box 82395, Oklahoma City, OK 73148. The application must be accompanied by the $20.00 registration fee. Upon approval, a brand certificate will be mailed to the applicant indicating the brand registered. All brands approved by the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association will appear in the next brand book or supplement printed. The current registration period ends December 31, 2014. State registered brand owners will be notified by mail prior to the closing of the five-year registration period, at which time their brands are to be renewed preparatory to publication of the 2010 Oklahoma Brand Book. Points to be kept in mind for State Brand Registration 1. A brand is defined as a permanent mark, not less than three inches in length or diameter and burned in with a hot iron, or a method commonly known as "freeze branding." Acid brands are not recognized for state registration. 2. Single unit brands such as: one initial, numeral, bar, slash or quarter circle, cannot be accepted for state registration. 3. Each brand registration must be confined to one location on the animal. Where the same brand is used on two positions, two applications are required. Brands must be registered for the following eight positions ONLY: Left Neck, Left Shoulder, Left Rib, Left Hip, Right Neck, Right Shoulder, Right Rib and Right Hip, except that previously registered Oklahoma brand positions are not affected in any way (O.S. 2, Sections 405). The left jaw is reserved for the use of Band T brands, identifying Brucellosis and Tuberculosis-reacting cattle. 4. Applicants are required, under law, to list three-distinct brands and/or three positions on the animal for use of their brand, in order preferred. 5. State registration of your brand is not required by law. Brands on record take precedence over unrecorded brands of like and kind where questions of ownership arise, placing the burden on proof on unregistered brand users in the event of controversy. Registered brands are prima facie evidence of ownership in a court of law. Brand books are furnished to County Sheriffs, County Extension Agents and Agricultural Education Instructors without charge. They may be purchased by the public at a price commensurate with the cost of preparation, printing and delivery thereof. For more information about State Brand registration, contact Tiffani Pruitt, 405.235.4391 or tpruitt@okcattlemen.org.   ...more

 

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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.
FORAGE ANALYSIS CAN BE VALUABLE TO OPERATION
Focusing on pasture and grazing management is undoubtedly one of the most economical means of extending the grazing season and decreasing hay feeding requirements.
CHAMPIONS NAMED AT THE AMERICAN ROYAL GELBVIEH SHOW
The Gelbvieh and Balancer® Show at the 2017 American Royal took place on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at the American Royal Complex in Kansas City, Mo. Brigham Stewart, Washington, Kansas, evaluated the Gelbvieh and Balancer cattle.
BLACK INK -- DON'T MISS THE MIRACLES
After a couple of licks, the baby calf got up, wobbled ever so slightly and then confidently turned its attention to nursing.
A GOOD VACCINATION PROGRAM IS ONLY AS GOOD AS TECHNIQUES USED
"Shoot, I messed up the vaccines." If these words have ever been uttered while processing cows and calves, it may be time for implementation of some simple chute side organization tips.
PRODUCERS SHOULD SEEK EFFICIENCY IN THEIR COWS
What do we know about efficiency within the beef cattle business? A lot. What do we know about understanding beef cattle efficiency? A little.
IT'S THE PITTS -- VISITING DIGNITARIES
Like chuck-line riding cowboys of yesteryear, they go from ranch to ranch, carrying the news and performing a job no one else wants, let alone can do. Other than a few cowboy poets and purebred bull auctioneers, they are the only celebrities we have in the cow business.
GENETIC STRENGTH SHOWN AT TOWN CREEK FARM SALE
One of the largest crowds ever participated in-person and on-line in the Town Creek Farm Sale, at the ranch near West Point, Mississippi on Saturday, October 21, 2017.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- SELF-SNOOKERED
Stay friends or family with someone long enough and you see every side of each other, good bad and in between.
BE PREPARED TO HANDLE CATTLE DURING WINTER
Winter weather if finally arriving and when it gets here for good we need to be prepared to handle and transport cattle appropriately.
GELBVIEH ASSOCIATION TO HOST SYMPOSIUM
All cattlemen and women are invited to attend the American Gelbvieh Association's (AGA) third annual commercial cattlemen's educational symposium titled Cattlemen's Profit Roundup.

 

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Red/Black Angus Question
by elkwc (Posted Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:34:41 GMT+5)
5S Cattle wrote:Yup that's what I don't get either. I was at a special sale a while back where they had white spots on a couple of the angus bulls and one even had small horns. Bigger than scurs. They were all registered though?

I've seen both extra white and scurs on registered Angus bulls. IMO something isn't kosher.



Alabama doesn't give a rat's tail?
by Son of Butch (Posted Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:33:06 GMT+5)
Bright Raven wrote:Got a cow that will not come in. Put in a CIDR , she should be in today. She ain't. She did this last year.
All my other cows are Fertile Myrtles
You know in your heart she needs to be culled, survival of the fittest.
Cut her bull calves and sell all her calves as feeders.



How Times Have Changed
by JW IN VA (Posted Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:24:32 GMT+5)
Son of Butch wrote:cowboy43 wrote:Remember when it was the custom for someone to sit up all night with the dead. Never did know why that was done.
Don't remember it, but it was started long, long ago to keep rats/rodents from desecrating the body.

That's the reason I was told,too.



It Has Begun
by Boot Jack Bulls (Posted Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:49:47 GMT+5)
Supa Dexta wrote:Mine survive on it, switch to baleage after the new yr. No grain for the cows.
We do pretty much the same. Fall calvers and yearling heifers have been on baleage since Nov 1st though. Bulls get grass/afalfa mix. Some of the younger ones will get baleage if they look to start loosing condition. Only the fall born calves get grain in a creep, cows and bulls get none.
My biggest concern aside from that during winter is keeping nuts and bags off the cold ground!






Custer's Last Stand
by callmefence (Posted Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:35:35 GMT+5)
ga.prime wrote:While we're on the subject, is there any dog anywhere with a lower IQ than a Chihuahua?

Wife's got one named Chico..hes pretty dam smart. Maybe you just gotta bad one.



3 Day Old Cow Wont Eat
by LizHartley1991 (Posted Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:31:55 GMT+5)
Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:Is she running a fever? It sounds like she is having a difficult time breathing. That sounds like pneumonia.
No she?s breathing okay. She?s just breathing heavily. There?s no discharge coming from her nose. She?s peeing a lot more and she?s still got no blood in her poop but it is sticking to her tail pretty thickly... Maybe it?s a mild pneumonia... I don?t know what but I?m telling you it was terrifying to see her throwing her head back and around like that.



What are you eating today?
by slick4591 (Posted Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:13:21 GMT+5)
Yes, it's very good. This one had small shrimp and immigration crab but I'm sure this was not the quality you ate.



2nd calf heifer with no milk
by farmerjan (Posted Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:27:41 GMT+5)
Talltimber is right,different years, different conditions will cause some cows to have more or less tolerance to fescue. There is a farm here that we recently went to a bull sale, and they espouse that their cattle are on fescue and they are bred to perform on fescue. I mean it is a big promotion in their sale paper and at the sale they told how they were breeding for cattle that were able to tolerate it and perform by being fertile, having and raising and weaning nice calves. We have a fair amount of fescue in several of our rented pastures, and I can always tell the cattle that came off them when they are all penned together just by their condition etc. Some do alot better than others. My dairy cross cows do not. We have had some abortion issues and the vet attributed it the fescue pasture where they were. It doesn't make the milk with the dairy cattle near as much as other hays. If you can get her to come to milk with this work you've put into her, then when it comes time to wean the calf you need to make some real time decisions as to her status.

Good Luck.



Got your Christmas tree up yet?
by Craig Miller (Posted Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:23:23 GMT+5)
ohiosteve wrote:I have hundreds of huge white pines and Norway spruce on my place. My daughter and I cut off a lower limb every year and use that for our Christmas tree. Even as she gets older, she still likes doing it, it's like a Charlie Brown tree but if she likes it, I like it. We will be putting up our Christmas branch today.

I like that idea. We got a real tree this year for the first time. Got it up monday before last and gave the kids their presents last friday night. I just got back on the rig last night and will be here till after new years it seems.



Any HVAC people on here?
by tom4018 (Posted Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:11:09 GMT+5)
I was thinking that I remembered someone was a HVAC tech on here. Had a question if any one is. Thanks.



Is this anybody here?
by Caustic Burno (Posted Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:55:49 GMT+5)
That little thing can open up a barrel of whup a$$. Got one out of Fence one time. Now when I get one out there dead.



Angus bulls semen from past
by Son of Butch (Posted Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:53:33 GMT+5)
Their AAA registration numbers gives you access to their current epd proofs.
The best of the 3 is 7AN238 Rito he's fine if you're selling all as weaned calves, the other 2 are over priced at
Here they are for you: (all 3 seem to have nasty attitudes... doc 0, -8 and -9)

Gar Cimarron 14222595 he's ddc and bottom 15% $W with doc 0

SS Decatur 13103836
$W bottom 5% with doc -8

Rito 2X15 born in 2001 reg #14056739
ced 8 bw -.7 .91 accuracy with doc -9 $W 65 (top 15%)



WWll veterans are tough.
by Logar (Posted Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:51:25 GMT+5)
True Grit Farms wrote:
And don't really give a dang what anyone thinks.

Respect!



how wide should a loading chute be?
by Logar (Posted Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:47:58 GMT+5)
Make it no wider than the door on the trailer.

A few inches less is not a bad thing.

We have some big cows and everything is 34 inches - I want their sides rubbing as they go up that chute.



Attempted attack Manhattan
by Logar (Posted Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:46:06 GMT+5)
If you let them in you have to deal with them.

Just do not do what your northern neighbor is doing and invite isis to come and live there - as the Canadians are doing.

Free everything as long as they listen to poetry - which is the planned way to rehab them.

If you folks were smart you might seriously keep a close watch on your northern border.

Cheers




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