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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRODUCERS USE SEVERAL EFFICIENCY MEASURES TO MANAGE BEEF HERDS
Cow-calf producers use a variety of efficiency measures to help manage production systems. Many of these are technical efficiencies that capture physical measures of output and input use and range from very specific measures to more broad-based values that incorporate a range of production components.
UT BEEF SPECIALIST ANSWERS QUESTIONS
Beef producers ask experts lots of questions designed to improve production, so to help them start 2018 with the best practices, University of Tennessee Extension Beef Cattle Specialist Jason Smith answers the four most frequently asked questions of 2017.
GOALS SET FOR TAMU ANIMAL SCIENCE BEEF PROGRAMS
Over the past decade, dramatic weather changes such as drought and parasites have created a set of new challenges for Texas beef cattle producers.
CASTRATION CAN BE A USEFUL MANAGEMENT TOOL
Do you castrate your bulls? In 2006, Oklahoma State University research estimated that more than 17,000,000 bulls between one day and one year of age are castrated in the United States.
BEWARE OF MINERAL DEFICIENCIES DURING WINTER MONTHS
Winter months remind us of possible nutritional concerns cattle can face. There are several nutrients that may become deficient in cattle diets, however this first in a series highlighting some more common mineral deficiencies and toxicities seen in Alabama cows will cover selenium associated problems.
WATER QUALITY IMPORTANT TO GOOD HEALTH OF HERD
The quantity and quality of water required by livestock are important considerations for the overall maintenance of herd health and productivity. If water is suspected of causing a health problem, seek veterinary assistance to determine a diagnosis.
BONES BREAKS IN CALVES REQUIRES IMMEDIATE ATTENTION
Occasionally cattle suffer fractures, and it's generally a leg bone. Often it's a young or newborn calf, and the fractured limb should be cast or splinted.
IT'S THE PITTS -- IF BUTT FOR A NAME
There's a fad occurring in the western world that I'd like to encourage. Ranch people are naming their kids rodeo-inspired words.
MAKE PLANS FOR STRATEGIC FLY CONTROL IN CATTLE HERD
Every cattle farm has flies and are considered a nuisance. However, fly infestation reduces performance and certain flies are responsible for spreading diseases such as pink eye and potentially anaplasmosis.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- FAKED OUT - PART 2
Hooter couldn't remember the last time the inside of a crew cab felt so good. His partial round of miniature golf with Myronjust Myronon a blustery West Texas morning left his hands beyond numb. He knew they'd sting like blazes when they started to thaw.
HEREFORD AND RED ANGUS FORM PARTNERSHIP
Two of the largest beef breed associations in the U.S. have teamed up to offer commercial cattlemen a groundbreaking, genetically verified program to improve their bottom line. The Red Angus Association of America and the American Hereford Association are proud to introduce the "Premium Red Baldy" program, designed to capitalize on the best traits from both breeds while developing supreme quality commercial females.
SURVEY SHOWS GROWING APPROVAL OF CHECKOFF
An independent survey of beef producers found 74 percent continue to approve of the Beef Checkoff Program; this finding is five percent higher than the survey a year ago.
BRANGUS ASSOCIATION HOSTS INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR
The International Brangus® Breeders Association (IBBA) International Committee hosted guests from Ecuador, Guatemala and Nicaragua for an International Brangus Seminar Nov. 26-28 at IBBA headquarters in San Antonio, Texas.
ALFALFA HAS BECOME A GOOD OPTION FOR SOUTHERN PRODUCERS
Livestock producers across the Southeast are always looking for an edge: some forage source that is ideally high-yielding and high-quality, reduces the need for supplemental and stored feed, while it performs well in less-than-ideal soil and weather conditions, and has a fertilizer bill that doesn't break the bank.
TAMU AND COLORADO STATE TEAM UP FOR EXPORT PROJECT
Texas A&M AgriLife and Colorado State University researchers are teaming to evaluate production practice risks to beef trade, develop educational materials and programs to assist producers with meeting requirements for exporting to China, and helping the U.S. beef industry capitalize on future export trade revenue.
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by Son of Butch (Posted Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:03:12 GMT+5)
Duke is a fine University but I doubt the 98% graduation rate cited.
National average is only 65% of students enrolled in a 4 yr program receive a degree by age 25.
Duke is 7th wealthiest private University in USA
1 out of 4.5 Duke students are of Asian descent, so the team does a very poor job as representing the student body.
While looking at bucking bulls..They do strange stuff in Great Britain..
by sim.-ang.king (Posted Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:00:44 GMT+5)
Reminds me of a story of a member on this board, that ended up naked and in a barn full of goats.
sheep and goat market
by sim.-ang.king (Posted Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:55:08 GMT+5)
Just remember, that when everyone is jumping on, it usealy means it's time to jump off.
Don't over pay for something just because it's what everyone else is doing.
What are you eating today?
by ez14. (Posted Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:53:57 GMT+5)
skyhightree1 wrote:Jogeephus wrote:I'm gonna guess that pizza didn't come from a chain did it?
It came from a place called blaze where 8 bucks you can get any and I do mean any toppings you want all for the same price.
http://www.blazepizza.com/dang it sky now I'm going to have to drive over an hour away just to try a pizza place! (my truck gets terrible gas mileage!)
Starting pepper seeds advice.
by mwj (Posted Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:50:52 GMT+5)
Mention your needs to the greenhouse and they could start you some. I help a friend with his nursery and green house and we grow dozens of ''hot'' varieties. Those and numerous heirloom tomatoes are huge sellers. Watch the light closely and do not let them stretch. You should start decreasing the bottom heat and let them acclimate to there environment. We usually only use bottom heat until they germinate. We transplant into 4 inch square containers after they are a couple of inches tall.
Best time to buy bottle calves
by M.Magis (Posted Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:47:00 GMT+5)
Never noticed any particular time of year being different than the others, it's all market driven.
Best lice treatment?
by Stocker Steve (Posted Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:45:40 GMT+5)
Aaron wrote: Did everything once with Ivomec pour-on in November and not a single one scratching all winter. Used injectable year before and everything was scratching.
The injectable I have used is not recommended for lice.
The pour ons I have used recommend 2 lice treatments a couple weeks apart.
Pour on once only timing seems to be a key for effectiveness. Tradition here is to wait for "cold weather."
I have poured them right after frost took out the pasture worms, and they started to scratch in February. So i ended up two treatments about 4 months apart in that case.
I think a medium cost chemical rotation for heavy users is a cheap pour on in the fall, Safeguard for retained calves after weaning, dusting cows at mid winter for lice only, and then a good long term wormer for everyone at spring turn out.
Brangus/ Braford help please.
by Rafter S (Posted Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:33:40 GMT+5)
greybeard wrote:Rafter S wrote:The black one isn't Brangus, not with those horns. And the other one isn't Braford either, not with those colors. I'll agree it has a Hereford ancestor, but a Braford wouldn't be black. And I agree with the others about the quality. They'll eventually probably make cows, but it's going to be a while, and don't expect top quality calves out of them.
Sorry if this sounds harsh, but if you just want to hear the good stuff I'm afraid you came to the wrong place.
I've seen B&W f1 Brafords before..more black in winter and more of a chocolate in summer, but that b&w one just doesn't look Braford..the head shape doesn't look right at all. Brafords all have that real long look to their face and the mouth/nose area flares out wide.
If you say you've seen black Hereford x Brahman F1's I believe you, but I still don't think that calf shown is an F1.
by Atimm693 (Posted Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:31:57 GMT+5)
farmboy80 wrote:jltrent wrote:New head studs and an EGR delete and you are ready for a half million miles.
Yep planning on doing that this summer. That was the only down side to it, was it hasn't had anything done to it.
Good or bad depending on perspective. If you do the work at least you know exactly what went in.
A lot of "bullet proofed" trucks just have ebay studs, a cheap delete plate, and a tune.
Partners In Progress Sale.
by Dogs and Cows (Posted Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:25:05 GMT+5)
True Grit Farms wrote:A great sale for great folks, congratulations Kyle and family.
48 Angus lots averaged $207k.
Did you get anything Grit? Those are some nice looking animals!
by Bright Raven (Posted Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:16:12 GMT+5)
At the end of the day, we all lay down for a very, very, very long sleep. Personally, I am going to make the most of my waking hours until bedtime rolls around. Suicide does not exist in my plans.
by Bigfoot (Posted Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:59:59 GMT+5)
I would think it would complicate the color pattern even more. Maybe a charbray, would work better. Idk.
by holm25 (Posted Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:57:16 GMT+5)
Our calving season started off early this year with a cow that must have slipped on some ice and aborted her calf. Calf didn?t make it but we grafted a little Holstein from a friends dairy onto her and she took it with no problems at all.
Yesterday that cows Heifer from two years ago gave birth to her first calf. Beautiful little heifer born without issues and took to the calf quicker than any heifer I?ve ever seen. Usually they stand around and sniff the calf for a minute before they start licking but she was up and licking the calf in seconds. Calf stood up and 25 minutes old and nurses at around 40 minutes old..
So that?s our start... First two calves of the year and expecting more anytime now... Have about 21 more to go..
by Fire Sweep Ranch (Posted Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:50:53 GMT+5)
Ours is multi-purpose (40 x 100), 4 sides and two large roll up doors. We have a 100 foot wall that is lined with tie rails (bought in 16 foot sections), and on one end of the barn we have the wash rack (with holes to drop poles to keep animals from swinging, but removable so we can drive through the barn). In the show season (march to sept) we bed it deep in chips from the lumber mill so animals can be tied and under fans in he heat (6 feet out from the wall, along the entire wall from washrack to other end). After show season, the chips are removed and it is put back to dirt and made into pens for calving or for loafing of calves when they are in the sacrifice pasture over the winter. On the other wall is our working pen and chute, along with a concrete pad for the fair pigs (6 x 12 foot pad). We have pigs in there from Feb to June, and the rest of the time the pad is used to store good square bales or other things. It is not perfect, but can easily be converted to a show barn or working facility for halter breaking. This year I hope to spray foam the west wall (100 feet), it absorbs some major heat and heats up the barn in the summer... the only fault I have with the facility.
by Son of Butch (Posted Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:29:35 GMT+5)
ccr wrote:Couldn't read the registration, but if DDC why mess with it. There are others available.
Why mess with it?
I'll bet Bobby didn't know until it was pointed out here and seller didn't mention bcs he wants to sell the bull.
He's ddp (possible) his dam is ddc (carrier) so 50/50 chance he's ddf (free) but won't know unless he's tested.
Bobby (like others) not familiar with angus pedigrees and epds might not be aware of ddc and some breeders will
sell ddc animals or their offspring without mentioning it.... (IF buyer doesn't ask, seller doesn't tell)
A true buyer beware sales technique.