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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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GENETRUST AT SUHN CATTLE COMPANY BULLS AVERAGE $5,863
Blue skies, blustery winds and Brangus bulls welcomed customers and friends of GENETRUST to the Flint Hills in Eureka, Kansas, on March 22, 2016 for the 24th annual installment of the event hosted by the Suhn family, in what has become one of the premier Brangus events of the year.
BLACK INK -- BEYOND THE BURNING HAIR
Our electric branding iron hangs high on a barn wall, bought on impulse 35 years ago but not used in 30. We freeze brand our replacement heifers though.
IT'S THE PITTS -- MOTHER NATURE, FATHER TIME
Women are nature, men are time. Women are beautiful like a Maui sunset or a forest of pine wearing a fresh blanket of snow, while men are as timeless as Shakespeare, Michelangelo and Da Vinci.
GRASS-FED BEEF CONFERENCE TO BE HELD MAY 26-27, 2016
With consumer interest heightening about where their food comes from, grass-fed beef producers will have the opportunity to learn more about marketing opportunities and production trends during a May 26-27 conference in College Station.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT - DECLINING PRICES MAGNIFY COST FOCUS
“Expenses won't come down as fast as commodity prices,” says Stan Bevers, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. “Cow-calf expenses won't come down as fast as cow-calf prices. 2016 will have lower calf prices but not to the extent it will affect these higher expenses. During 2017, expenses still will not be coming down, where calf prices will be in their second year of decline. That's what concerns me.”
CONSIDER PROS AND CONS BEFORE CREEP FEEDING
Creep feeding of calves while still on the cow has been a management tool used for years by the cow-calf producer. The value and profitability of this practice has been long debated as well. So when producers ask if it is something worth considering, I give them the stock nutritionist's answer: “well, it depends.”
LITTLE W CHAROLAIS HOLDS PRODUCTION SALE
Little W Charolais held their 6th annual production sale on March 26, 2016 at the farm in Lebanon, Tenn.
EGYPTIAN VET STUDIES AT MISSISSIPPI STATE
New research techniques learned at Mississippi State University through a scholar exchange program will help a cattle veterinarian from Egypt as she pursues a doctoral education in food safety.
DEER ANTLERS MAY HOLD HEALTH SECRETS
Each spring the woods are littered with antlers as deer shed their old racks to make way for new sets, and these “sheds” may reveal hidden health problems in the bucks that drop them.
CLEMSON EXTENSION OFFERS CATTLEMEN'S BOOT CAMP
Gaven and April Hammett want to expand their cattle operation and are looking to Clemson University for the information they need.
EARLY SPRING CAN BE A CHALLENGING NUTRITIONAL TIME FOR SPRING CALVING
Late winter and early spring is the most challenging time of the year for the nutrition of the spring-calving beef cows.
SALACOA VALLEY FARM'S SALE HELD MARCH 24TH
Balmy spring weather and multidimensional cattle were on hand for the Salacoa Valley Farm Customer Appreciation Sale.
IT'S THE PITTS -- THE TRIPLICATE THEORY
Have you ever noticed how bad luck always travels in threes? I'm warning you, if the cows get out on the road and then the water well goes dry I'd stay in the house, pull your shades and not answer the phone if I were you. Be very, very careful.
LAMENESS IN CATTLE CAN BE A SERIOUS ECONOMIC PROBLEM
Lameness in cattle can be a serious production and economic problem. There are many causes for lameness. It is important that the problem be diagnosed correctly and treated quickly to minimize economic losses. While small injuries to feet and hooves are common, if allowed to progress the losses can become extensive.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- POLLING FOR DOLLARS
“It ain't the candidates you have to worry about, boys, it's the folks voting for them,” Peetie Womack said, while members of the Rio Rojo Cattlemen's Association (RRCA) were chatting ahead of the previous month's popular basketball pool and calcutta. It was the organization's main fundraiser each year.

 

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What breed is this
by M-5 (Posted Tue, 24 May 2016 06:39:55 GMT+5)
Thats a shyt eater breed. They make the best pets.



Prices,Prices,Prices
by True Grit Farms (Posted Tue, 24 May 2016 06:21:38 GMT+5)
https://youtu.be/JtktFygI8Lc

I copied thus off NAT and how true it is.



Will This Really Be The Future??
by Clodhopper (Posted Tue, 24 May 2016 06:11:40 GMT+5)
Looks like the only thing we'll have to in the future is sit on the porch, drink beer, and watch the sun go down. I better start training for that job now.

Seriously, my Grandpa said years ago that one day a man that can work with his hands will be at a premium, due to scarcity. I believe it will happen, and technology will be the driver.



A "what would you do" scenario
by M.Magis (Posted Tue, 24 May 2016 05:43:50 GMT+5)
I'm cautiously optimistic so far. Hung around for an hour or so after work, but he never got up. Took my boy to scouts and came back a couple hours later at dark. He had moved, and both times looked alert. Tough to tell while he was laying down, but he looked much more "filled out" than the day before. He also had some drops of what almost had to be milk on his back, and she's not leaking, so I think he's nursing. A smart guy would have made sure it was milk, not sure why I didn't think of it.
Overall, if I didn't see what this calf went through Sat I wouldn't give it a second thought. He look like a normal healthy calf now. I'll check him again this morning and try to catch him nursing. Thanks for the advice.



Neighbors got more thistles than grass
by cowgirl8 (Posted Tue, 24 May 2016 05:18:34 GMT+5)
We had hundreds of acres of thistle...Started digging them up and or taking the flowering tops before it seeded...Took many years to get control. This year i found only 3...Many neighbors have them, our land is clear because i stay on top of them. Not hard to control and luckily, they dont grow year round...Just a spring problem around us..



Fruit
by tamarack (Posted Tue, 24 May 2016 00:19:14 GMT+5)
Thanks for replies have been busy calving. Just trying to catch up, what are dewberries and sparkleberries?

Snow has just about gone and lots of calves popin out had 5 yesterday just glad most hung on till after storm lost 2 for sure only find bits of them guess the coyotes got them.



488 haybine trailing poorly
by Nesikep (Posted Mon, 23 May 2016 23:46:48 GMT+5)
I have a 472, and if I'm on steep ground on wet grass it'll go sideways.. perhaps too much downpressure on the skids reduces the tire traction too much... I'd try increasing the floatation a little



Bayer offers $62B for Monsanto
by Nesikep (Posted Mon, 23 May 2016 23:45:00 GMT+5)
That's the free market right?



Churn
by skyhightree1 (Posted Mon, 23 May 2016 22:14:56 GMT+5)
kenny thomas wrote:skyhightree1 wrote:I would pay that per gallon if I could get raw milk.
Will any of the next generation even know what it is much less how to produce it. Very sad.

Very true and very sad



Fishy Story
by Oldtimer (Posted Mon, 23 May 2016 22:00:11 GMT+5)
BRYANT wrote:I have snagged several but the regulations have gotten so hard in Oklahoma till I don't snag them much any more. Never got one that size, that is a nice fish. have you ever ate them before , they are not on my list as a favorite fish to eat but I know some people that think they are the best fish to eat.

I never have- but several of the relatives have- and love it when its smoked.... That's going to be what happens to this fish- so maybe I'll get a chance to try some..



deer
by SJB (Posted Mon, 23 May 2016 21:58:19 GMT+5)
They are apparently mostly hair. They can squeeze through some small gaps that's for sure.



Expenses Making it harder and harder
by Caustic Burno (Posted Mon, 23 May 2016 21:53:15 GMT+5)
kenny thomas wrote:I you were blond and 25 I would consider it.
He might identify as a 25 year old blonde that is good enough for your
POTUS how bought you



Small registered herd ?
by Hickory40CC (Posted Mon, 23 May 2016 21:33:00 GMT+5)
Another option is to raise beef for sale locally to friends, acquaintances of yours. You can spend a little more to get quality forages...and then market grass-fed beef to people. Word-of-mouth will be all the advertisement you'll need. There are a LOT of people out there wanting locally raised, grass-fed beef. Sell it by the carcass weight to eliminate any guess work. Right now, sell it for $3 to $4 a pound carcass weight, and folk won't blink an eye to buy it from ya. That makes those 1000 lb'ers sell for $2000 - $2400...and that's steers AND heifers! I have what I think is the perfect cross for this...3/4 Red Angus 1/4 Limousin. Throw some hereford in there once in a while.



What are you eating today?
by Bigfoot (Posted Mon, 23 May 2016 21:28:07 GMT+5)
Great Scott, I only open this thread every now and again. It's usually added a few pages by the time I look. How in the world do you people eat like this? How do you have time to even prepare it?



Braunvieh
by SoILcattle (Posted Mon, 23 May 2016 21:26:36 GMT+5)
I will have to look what they sold for.

That's what I though as well, should give me a good idea of how both will perform

I also agree on the "back scratching" I think this definitely happens.




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