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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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WATCH FOR SIGNS OF NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCIES
As cattle producers one of our main tasks in day-to-day and overall management is providing for the nutritional requirements of the herd.
SALACOA VALLEY HOSTS TWO DAY SALE EVENT
Unseasonably warm temperatures and dry weather didn't dampen the enthusiasm of 142 registered buyers from nine US States, Mexico and Australia who gathered at Salacoa Valley Farms, Fairmount, Ga.
INTEREST IN LEGEND LESPEDEZA CONTINUES TO GROW
Predictions swirling around for 2017 include very little improvement for beef prices and the possibility of some extended drought conditions in some regions. That means that every serious manager facing this possible scenario had better be looking for ways to manage on both sides of the ledger.
BLACK INK -- THE PAYOFF FROM PROGRESS
There's always something more to do. After the holidays, things will slow down. Nah, maybe after calving, branding and breeding. But then, summer comes and there's all that hay to make when the sun is shining, fences to build and cedars to eliminate (or insert your own region-specific fair-weather task).
IT'S THE PITTS -- GYPSIES, TRAMPS AND BEEVES
I get my news from paperview. I read the newspaper. I don't watch much television and have found that your average security camera monitor is more entertaining than TV.
HUNTIN DAYLIGHT -- PAST TIME FOR A UNIFIED INDUSTRY VOICE
Ignoring extremist animal rights groups in the hopes of dousing the flames of controversy might have seemed logical in the beginning. Limping along without having to commit more scarce resources to the fight might have seemed necessary. Now, these notions seem less quaint than downright destructive.
MANAGEMENT OF YEARLING BULLS IMPORTANT TO HERD
With the spring sale season on the horizon, it is time we dedicate a little discussion to bull management.
PRODUCERS SHOULD FOCUS ON IMPROVING PROTEIN NUTRITION
One of the most common topics discussed when feeding pasture and breeding cattle is protein. Producers are concerned with crude protein in their hays, pastures, supplements and so on.
FRIENDSHIP FARMS SALE AVERAGES $4,010 ON 83 LOTS
The Friendship Farms Fall Bull Sale was held October 28, 2016 in Canoochee, Ga.
GENETRUST AT CHIMNEY ROCK HELD NOVEMBER 4-5
The GENETRUST @ Chimney Rock is an annual highlight of the Brangus breed, producing more chart topping A.I. sires than any other sale in the breed and the deepest offering of registered females anywhere, and 2016 was no exception.
PROPER BULL SELECTION CAN INCREASE RETURNS
The past few years have seen a dramatic downturn in calf prices from historic highs to the lowest prices in four or five years. Unfortunately, some input prices are slow to come down while other inputs still remain high; thus causing a strain on budgets.
DROUGHT CAUSES SHORTAGE OF HORSE QUALITY HAY
Though we have received some beneficial rains the last few weeks the availability of hay, especially horse quality hay, is something that will continue to be problematic for several more months.
PASTURES REQUIRE REST AND RECOVERY FOLLOWING DROUGHT
The winter is typically a time that we count on for rainfall and cooler temperatures in the Southeast. By the time you read this article, significant rainfall may have fallen around the state already. However, this does not mean we are "out of the woods" on drought conditions.
PRODUCERS MUST MANAGE DRASTIC WEATHER SHIFTS
One of the joys of living in the south is the often mild winters we experience. However, as I write this article, we've currently just experienced one of the weather swings that Mississippi is famous for. A Friday of temperatures hovering in the upper 30's to low 40's to a Saturday of almost 80° to a Sunday of freezing rain and sleet.
RESEARCH TRIALS FOCUS ON WINTER PASTURE STOCKING
Profits in stocker production can be as green as winter pastures when conditions are right and producers apply correct stocking strategies, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research expert.

 

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Business Partner Drops Out
by talltimber (Posted Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:20:50 GMT+5)
Congratulations!
Before Dad got out I hit him up about going in partners when my Grandpa passed. Didn't say no, just didn't answer. I didn't press him. When he was getting out, I told him let's go in partners, I'll take care of all the day to day, you keep your tractor and big Rhino bushhog and baler. We will both make hay. Other than emergencies, you won't need to show up except to get your check and I'll buy out within three yrs. No answer, I didn't press it. I'm so glad he did it that way too. Now it's all me if I make it or not. I can sell what I want, buy what I want, go broke or make it. I've thanked him since.



Picture Day
by frieghttrain (Posted Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:19:19 GMT+5)
C37 is quite the bull and that "new" donor cow is something else she'd get stuck in the mud in the spring here I like them both



Not good for the US cattlemen.
by Bestoutwest (Posted Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:04:58 GMT+5)
What kills me about the cow farts: it's always city dwelling (hubs of massive amounts of human made pollution) people complaining who are flying around the world to go to this or that exotic location, all the while on their smartphones that are produced in China using only the lowest standards for pollution control and shipped half way around the world and drinking their coffee that's shipped in from the rainforest.

These people are so hypocritical it's not even funny.



Painting a Steel pipe fence
by Brute 23 (Posted Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:37:27 GMT+5)
Try a section before you spend a lot of money and see how it works. Tubing that has been exposed to H2S or CO2 will never hold paint. It seeps from the inside out. The paint will look like its cracking then start coming off it chunks a lot of times with metal attached to it.

New pipe comes with oils on it... the black stuff that gets all over your hands. You have to wipe it down with a degreaser or gas, diesel, some thing of that nature and paint it asap. If you wait until the next day it will start rusting. The best thing to do with square tubing or some thing of that nature when you get it new is wipe it all down and rattle a cheap primer on it. Then it can sit for a good while and it will be ready to go. My dad would do that to all his pipe in stock at his shop so he didn't have to mess with the black stuff while he was working and it would not rust.

The best time to paint your pipe is right after taking the oils off. It last for ever like that... even cheap rattle on paint. I don't like buying used sq tubing, angle, flat bar, etc after it has started rusting. If its going to be some thing nice you never get that rust truly gone. Catch it right when you take the black stuff off and it will be good to go for a long time.



Need input
by Workinonit Farm (Posted Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:30:25 GMT+5)
Bub wrote:Update cow is up an moving on her own calf is sucking thanks for all the tips

Thanks for the update. glad she's doing so well.



pasture mulching
by Brute 23 (Posted Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:25:34 GMT+5)
Not sure if some woods are harder than others but the left over mulch was gone with in a year on most of the stuff we mulched. What little was left was not an issue.

I drive miles of pipeline that we mulch at work as they are mulching, then thru construction, and after to risers while the lines are in service. I haven't had any problems with tires. Most of the time Im begging the operators not to cut so deep. They can actually notch the dirt with the mulcher if they want.



Guess who?
by Workinonit Farm (Posted Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:17:34 GMT+5)
callmefence wrote:[list=][/list]M-5 wrote:callmefence wrote:

It'll have to wait . wife's in the room...can't be looking at close-ups of the women right now.......she'll trip..


They ain't naked

That might help increase participation





Brahman x Jersey F1 heifers
by Ky hills (Posted Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:07:30 GMT+5)
Those should be some fine cows. I would love to have a few like them.



Culling cow heard
by MRRherefords (Posted Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:59:19 GMT+5)
SIMMGAL wrote:Same as what everyone above has listed for the most part.

-Disposition
-Bad feet/back/udder/confirmation
-Decreased milk production/low WW (inefficiency)
-Dystocia (sometimes cut good producers some slack depending on each individual case)
-Multiple pulls of calves at birth
-Age-production/efficiency/fertility declining (we look at teeth for this one sometimes)
-Prolapse (uterine, cervical or vaginal) history
-Non-breeders-open at herd check time. Gotta breed back in a timely manner (I prefer a calf every 12 months or less).

On heifers I also look at reproductive tract/pelvic scoring before we keep replacements.

Some extras in my purebred herd...
-Phenotype of calves-tend to cull or move into commercial herd
-Low EPD values that translate to low production
x2. We did give our cows a little bit longer than twelve months this year due to getting the bull out with them later last year.



Building that perfect cow
by Stanford777 (Posted Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:31:24 GMT+5)
Don't worry butch, no need to build a wall, we haven't lost anything up there, and we ain't into hairy legged women in the winter



Piedmontese cross heifer
by WalnutCrest (Posted Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:46:57 GMT+5)
That's a tough deal. Spend 22k on a bull. Spend a small fortune getting him to Australia. Kill him before he can do anything for you.

That's rough.



I think I won a convert
by dun (Posted Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:42:45 GMT+5)
cfpinz wrote:dun wrote:cfpinz wrote:Hadn't heard of Charley's so I had to look it up, might have to add that to my list of stops next time I'm out that way!
When is that going to be?

No plans as of yet.
Gun show in Lebanon this coming weekend



Longhorn cross
by Brute 23 (Posted Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:36:50 GMT+5)
Charolais... if its white they will buy it no questions asked



What is y'alls favorite breed of chicken
by john250 (Posted Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:21:30 GMT+5)
My granny kept chickens. We'd go over there on Sundays. I was a barefoot kid. Do I need to explain why I don't want chickens?



Losing hair
by jerry27150 (Posted Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:02:02 GMT+5)
it is a fungus & fungus needs air & light, which is why used black motor oil, one dose will kill it or you can wait for it to run it's course




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