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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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THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- SQUIRRELED AWAY
Hooter's old friend, Uncas Bingelmeyer was usually more carefree than the owner of a new credit card at a discount store. Today, though, he watched the scenery speed by as if they were approaching doom instead of Tulsa.
PLAN PROPERLY TO MANAGE YEARLING HEIFER BREEDING
Developing and breeding yearling heifers can be equally rewarding and frustrating. The process is too timely and costly to land anywhere short of success. The technology around estrus synchronization continues to evolve and improve. However, the best protocols alone are not enough to create high pregnancy rates. It requires meticulous planning to properly execute the synchronization protocol and nutrition programs. It all matters when fighting for a few percentage points.
WELL-DESIGNED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM REQUIRES PLANNING
Every business has (or should have) a means of measuring and analyzing the various factors that play a role in overall performance and profitability as well as to help in decision making. Cattle operations are no different.
LOOK FOR SIGNS TO REDUCE AND HANDLE HEAT STRESS
Warmer temperatures are quickly approaching, and that means livestock producers should start considering how to help their animals handle the heat.
BLACK INK -- ARE WE THERE YET?
We were bringing a little preschool friend out to our house for the afternoon. She was a town kid and about every three miles, she'd ask, “Are we ALMOST there?”
IT'S THE PITTS -- HOW TO LOAD A HORSE
Here is the correct way to load a horse.
GIVE YOUNG WILDLIFE SPACE TO GROW
Spring is a glorious time of year. Flowers and leaves are not the only signs of new life. Plenty of food and warmer weather make this the perfect time for wildlife to mate and raise their offspring.
BLACK INK -- ARE YOU ON TRACK?
Biology says it takes two years from the day you breed cows till their calves can be harvested for beef or join the breeding herd to calve as two-year-olds. Decisions before, after and during any two-year span can make a big difference.
NATIONAL JUNIOR ANGUS SHOW TO BE HELD IN DES MOINES
Come win with the Angus team in Des Moines, Iowa, at this year's National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.
ALABAMA BCIA ANNOUNCES PUREBRED PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Clanton, Ala. – The Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association (BCIA) named Hillside Angus Farm, Dale and Judy Parris of Albertville as the 2016 Purebred Producer of the Year at the Alabama BCIA 2017 Annual Meeting held in Jemison on March 11.
LAST YEAR'S DROUGHT MAY AFFECT THIS YEAR'S HAY
Starkville, Miss. -- Last year's drought will likely affect this year's hay acreage in Mississippi.
IT'S THE PITTS -- MY FAVORITE FIRES
First, let me state for the record that I am NOT a cowboy poet. I don't have the mustache or the wardrobe for it.
HAVE PLAN IN PLACE WHEN UNEXPECTED COW LOSS OCCURS
It happens. If you own cattle, at some point you will drive out in the pasture and you'll find one with all four feet in the air, or maybe very close to it.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- CONSUMERS ARE DRIVING PACKER CHANGES
Ultimately, consumers determine what enters and exits the harvest facilities of the nation's largest meat packers. Consumer demand determines which meats they'll consume in terms of quantity and price, or if they'll consume meat at all.
CONTROL FLIES TO AVOID PINKEYE PROBLEMS
We were fortunate this year to have quite a mild winter in the southeast. The grass is growing and we are getting some much-needed rain to fill the ponds that dried up during last year's drought. Unfortunately, along with warmer weather come the flies and various problems associated with the little pests. Severe fly infestations have been associated with increased incidence of pinkeye, or infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis (IBK).

 

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Farm crossroads
by herofan (Posted Sat, 27 May 2017 15:16:24 GMT+5)
M-5 wrote:Question I would have is if your making a profit why would you not reinvest those dividends to pay for what you need. You both have public jobs so if you sell out you get no revenue so your obviously not depending on the income.

We are making a small profit compared to what new equipment would cost. It would take years to pay for the equipment with what we make, even thought it is a nice yearly sum of "extra cash."

I guess I should clarify that when I said sell out, I meant sell farm and all. That would be a nice chunk of change.

You are correct, we are not depending on the income, and we are not in debt. So, does it make sense for us to invest anything more or just sell out while we are ahead? That's what we are pondering.



What's a ranch ?
by greybeard (Posted Sat, 27 May 2017 15:11:58 GMT+5)
Big fancy entrance with something like El Rancho Grande or Lonesome Dove sign, or owner's name over it.
Owner's or ranch's name on the vehicles' doors.
Fancy shirts with the ranch's name over the pocket. (this is so they don't forget their own dang name or forget which pickup truck is their's in a Walmart or TSC parking lot)




What bothers you?
by Bright Raven (Posted Sat, 27 May 2017 15:06:04 GMT+5)
Cross-7 wrote:People wearing spurs to town.
Shirts with only one pocket.
People that always ask and borrow stuff and don't return it then act like an be nice if you ever need anything.
Crowds and lots of people.
Ticks and chiggers
Rude behavior
Blowing dirt and wind
Fast food
Tattoos
Everyone's clutter but not my own
Boneless wings, how does that work ?
Ill behaved children and dogs

Wow! How do you handle that? Lol



Craigslist prize bulls
by Nesikep (Posted Sat, 27 May 2017 15:01:12 GMT+5)
Muddy wrote:https://fortsmith.craigslist.org/grd/6080020007.html

Anyone wants a white Limousin bull?

I've had more masculine steersgreybeard wrote:Ya left out 'pinched' .
"Pinched" doesn't start with an 'S' though.. despite being a definite adjective for this 'thing'



My Bull hit the Jackpot
by elkwc (Posted Sat, 27 May 2017 14:37:25 GMT+5)
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:I thought "real" Simmentals were red as their primary base color? What's all this black nonsense?

+1. He is just as much a Simmental as the solid blacks. So not sure how selling him as a bull hurts anything.



Injured calf
by Nesikep (Posted Sat, 27 May 2017 14:14:25 GMT+5)
That is a great pic!.. We had a slow start to the spring here too... We only started getting hot weather at the end of last week (30+C).



Corriente Bull
by Bigfoot (Posted Sat, 27 May 2017 13:55:38 GMT+5)
Found a pretty nice one 3/4 corrient 1/4 LH. PM me, it seems cheap enough. I don't have senses enough to send the 1st pm anymore, but I can respond when somebody sends me one.



Weaning Day is coming up.
by gizmom (Posted Sat, 27 May 2017 13:53:22 GMT+5)
Jscunn

The boss and I passed your place saw your calves in the front pen. We don't know the number but we saw a bull calf that is about as good as you can make one! Great job my friend!

Gizmom



Oh Crap!!!!
by Ryder (Posted Sat, 27 May 2017 13:50:50 GMT+5)
Jogeephus wrote:I sat down once in the woods to cool off and looked between my legs and saw a pair of eyes looking up at me through the pine straw. Those eyes belonged to a pygmy rattler. Thank goodness he didn't bite me because I don't think anyone would have volunteered to suck the venom from where he'd have surely bitten me.
The unbidden and horrific pictures you bring into the minds of your readers!!




Animal Control
by Bright Raven (Posted Sat, 27 May 2017 13:47:26 GMT+5)
callmefence wrote:Bright Raven wrote:Some posts are referring to authorized officials whose duties include animal control.

Other posts appear to be referring to common citizens.

I don't have my land posted, so it would not be unexpected to have someone drive into my property if the gate is unlocked. I agree with ddd75 that one should not tolerate a private citizen entering on your property and assessing whether you are providing proper care for your livestock.

If on the other hand, the regulatory authority is entering your property to conduct their public duties, you are a damm fool not to cooperate.

NO. I don't think you should open your gate a let anyone in that doesn't have a warrant signed by a judge. That's how it's supposed to work. Tell the alphabet official politely that if they believe you to be in violation then go present the evidence they have to the courts. And get a warrant.
That's the way it's supposed to work.

Protect your rights but be smart. Don't cut your nose off to spite your face.

There is a legal term for being uncooperative.

Recalcitrant- having an obstinately uncooperative attitude toward authority or discipline.

If the regulatory authority gets a warrant (Very easy) and charge you with a felony act, your punishment will reflect your recalcitrance. Furthermore, your culpability is more easily established if you are recalcitrant. Those are simple facts even when stopped for a traffic violation.

It is a fact that the person who behaves in a recalcitrant manner usually softens after they get legal counsel, because their attorney will advise them to cooperate at lease to the extent that they cannot be declared recalcitrant.



Hay Rings
by Son of Butch (Posted Sat, 27 May 2017 12:56:34 GMT+5)
type of hay feeder calulator
https://nobleapps.noble.org/agcalculators/calculators

check out the buffalo hay feeders below
http://www.actionsignsandbillboards.com ... eeders.php



What are you eating today?
by Jogeephus (Posted Sat, 27 May 2017 12:02:57 GMT+5)
greybeard wrote:Did you type all that, on your Obama phone?

Sadly no, I have not. I'm sure its just lost in the mail but its obvious the Marines taught you to hit a man where it hurts the most. As a social justice warrior and the recipient of the purple unicorn and the bronze unicorn fart I have no doubt my phone is on the way and surely there is a postman somewhere in possession of it so I must just be patient.



Last heifer!
by Nesikep (Posted Sat, 27 May 2017 11:11:03 GMT+5)
good news!



Any Ideas?
by chevytaHOE5674 (Posted Sat, 27 May 2017 10:57:25 GMT+5)
No problem. Hope it helps.



Black angus cattle
by Son of Butch (Posted Sat, 27 May 2017 10:46:49 GMT+5)
You're interested in black angus with those hatchet azz bulls like this?
http://www.selectsiresbeef.com/index.ph ... ge?bid=403





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