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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 prosperity of this entire industry lies with the consumer.” Ag economist Ted Schroeder made that statement during the recent Beef Improvement Federation meetings in Manhattan, Kan., June 15-17, but it summed up the theme of the opening session.
Andy White, Ashland, Ohio, proved his world-class talent as a livestock auctioneer at the 53rd anniversary of Livestock Marketing Association's (LMA) World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC). Paris Stockyards in Paris, Ky. hosted the contest on Saturday, June 18.
As we approach the heat of the summer months, many producers are battling the heat and humidity that is an integral part of life in the south. Summer brings with it rising temperatures and typically decreasing animal performance.
Green grass, blue skies and good cattle greeted buyers and bidders alike at the beautiful Neches River Ranch west of Jacksonville, Texas on April 23, 2016 for the annual spring GENETRUST Registered and Commercial Brangus Female Sale hosted by Cavender Ranches.
In the May 30 edition of the Auction Exchange there was an ad celebrating the Midwest Auctioneer Roundup contest in Shipshewana, Indiana. There were pictures of the winners, contestants and one precious little three or four year old girl with her hands covering her ears.
Maintenance and development of a quality purebred cow herd requires selection of proper genetics and an ongoing input of new breeding females. One of the most important questions the producer must ask is: “do I buy my replacements or do I develop them from within my own herd?”
At the risk of sounding like the proverbial busted record, while revenue matters to the fortunes of cow-calf operations, cost matters more.
The Crimson Classic Santa Gertrudis Sale was held April 30, 2016 in Cullman, Ala.
At the December 17, 2015 meeting the Brahman Foundation Board agreed to distribute funds to expand opportunities for Brahman youth. In an effort to support youth programs and developing leaders in agriculture, the group allocated $30,000 for use in scholarships, educational opportunities, showmanship and more for the year 2016.
The E6 and Registered Beefmaster Replacement Female Sale was held April 24, 2016 in Columbus, Texas.
“In times of declining cow-calf margins, it is important for producers to evaluate opportunities to enhance calf value while simultaneously managing cost of production,” says Derrell Peel, Extension livestock marketing specialist at Oklahoma State University, in his early-June market comments. Peel uses a variety of surveys and studies to underscore his point.
Have you ever thought about what you'd like to eat for your last meal?
Every year, members of the American Junior Brahman Association gather to compete in a variety of contests, showcasing their skills and their cattle. This year, 250 members from nine states will show off their more than 650 entries. The All American will be held in West Monroe, La., at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center, July 4-9, 2016.
At the cow/calf and stocker cattle level, production systems are generally built on forage production, pastures, hay, etc. For these operations forages provide the bulk of the nutrients needed for the animals. In many cases because of inadequate management or simply uncooperative weather patterns, forage quality is not suitable for the pasture and hays to maintain the type of digestibility needed for the animal to extract the needed nutrients.
Red Angus Association of America CEO Tom Brink announced that Katie Ochsner, a native of Torrington, Wyoming, has been hired as a commercial marketing specialist.


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Tractor House price data ?
by jltrent (Posted Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:12:44 GMT+5)
Aaron wrote:Stocker Steve wrote:jkwilson wrote:Stuff that goes through the auction is the stuff dealers just want off the lot. Some of it doesn't even work.

I have bought some to that kind.

What benefit makes net wrap a must have ?

Speed. Save about 30-45 seconds per bale over twine. You do over 100 bales a day and you start saving a fair chunk of time. Also bales keep better if exposed to the weather over winter, or so they tell me.Net is faster than twine to tie and it holds the bale together and sheds water better. I watched a couple hay ricks side by side last winter that was outside of a neighbor were part was net wrap and part was twine. For the extra cost, and I have more time than money, I was not 100% impressed that net wrap is the way to go. The net wrapped bales looked condition wise almost as weathered as the twine wrapped bales.

Truck Shopping
by talltimber (Posted Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:55:16 GMT+5)
I was keeping my out for a truck last fall. I have a 96 Dodge diesel 5sp with 350k on it. I was needing something a little more road worthy to pull a trailer of cattle some distance if needed. I was looking for, say, an 07 and 08's with less a 100k on it for like around 20k. You can guess how that went. I did find those model years with 70-90k on them, but they were priced 27-29k. They were four door, 4x4, short beds usually, nice trucks with options. Too stiff for me though. I couldnt' believe how high they were. I got a call that a guy was trading his truck in. I had been told about it before, but wasn't sure I would like it. It's a 12 Dodge 6.7 reg cab 4x4 with 23,300 on it. I went to look at it to see if it had room behind the seat like I was told. It has a tray behind the seat and cab is a little deeper than the usual regular cab was like I remember. I'm short legged and can adjust the seat properly, and still have room to recline a little further. Room for extra clothes, coats, coveralls behind it. Perfect. $24k I didn't think I could afford NOT to buy it. Truck prices have gotten ridiculous.

Sidearm of choice for concealed carry?
by danl (Posted Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:43:59 GMT+5)
I do know pines grow fast though....

by Alan (Posted Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:43:29 GMT+5)
Dammmm, shyt....... I always miss the good stuff, i just want to be one of the gang! This is total how did I miss this.... Again!! ........... Oh ahhhhhh.....I'm talking about Lyme disease. We really don't have many ticks on the west side of the cascades. sorry Ron, hope you heal quickly.

2016 Bull Test and Bull Development Programs
by gizmom (Posted Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:41:37 GMT+5)
We delivered five bulls to the 2016 Florida Bull Test today. The start weights were:

C18 - Test ID 1557 868 pounds
C27 - Test ID 1555 864 pounds
C35 - Test ID 1559 978 pounds
C39 - Test ID 1556 962 pounds
C57 - Test ID 1558 824 pounds

I thought they looked pretty good, I sure hope they continue growing like they have been. If so they should do pretty good at the test.


strange heifer incident?
by RiverHills (Posted Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:41:35 GMT+5)
Hate to hear that TT. Those are some nice heifers you bought, makes it even worse. But things do go wrong with animals even if you do everthing right.

Our vet is out of Jackson. We have had good luck with him. We do give him a lot of business from buying our meds for the cattle to taking our dog there. We might pay more for our meds but I think it helps on those calls if they know your not calling them just for an emergency.

Pros and cons to raising jerseys for freezer beef....
by big hoss (Posted Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:35:52 GMT+5)
Just shipped a20 month Jersey bull to yard for butcher weighed 1510 live 3 tonnes feed free choice hay

Weight loss at weaning
by RiverHills (Posted Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:25:51 GMT+5)
skyhightree1 wrote:keep good quality feed in front of them and green grass they might lose some but will get it back quick if the genetics are right.

dun wrote:Ours if the lose any at all typically don;t lose more than a couple of pounds the first week. Some may lose a little, some will just stay about the same, others will gain from the start.

That's what we have experienced also. We weigh at weaning and 30days post weaning.

Bulls and More Bulls
by gizmom (Posted Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:23:04 GMT+5)
He sold back in May to a Sim Angus breeder down in south fl. From what I hear he is growing out very well and the buyer is very pleased with him.


What are you eating today?
by NECowboy (Posted Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:19:53 GMT+5)
Kingfisher wrote:What did you do...make 2 enchiladas?!? ;/

No I made ten removed 2 lol picture just looks terrible it is a 9 x 13 baking dish!

To cull or not to cull?
by Nesikep (Posted Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:06:17 GMT+5)
I consider 294 days about 4 days late for a bull calf.. 90% of my herd is over 285 days, and I've had one go 302 days.. I wouldn't hold that alone as a strike against her.. how heavy was the calf?

See how she raises it, I don't think she's more likely to need help again than any other cow.

Cow in every Pasture
by inyati13 (Posted Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:34:28 GMT+5)
Commercialfarmer wrote:So for all the lip service meth heads get, they have the same problem as terrorists?

State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf is defending her argument that one way to defeat the Islamic State is to help them find jobs, by saying her argument might be too deep for some of her critics to understand.

Harf said Monday night that the U.S. can?t focus on killing terrorists, and instead needs to help them find work. She said the U.S. needs to get to the root cause of terrorism, which includes ?lack of opportunity for jobs.?

Wow... finding jobs for terrorist is stretching our National obligations. I would rather focus on killing them.

Attempting to bale tomorrow
by Cabo (Posted Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:11:46 GMT+5)
dun wrote:When you start a bale, drive slow until the windrow is started well into the baler, then you can speed up some. Starting too fast will probably get you a lot of experience at clearing plugs in the throat.

Very good advice for the average round baler but if you have a Kuhn with opti-feed you can start the bales at pto speed and never look back no matter how dry or green. Best one I have ever pulled by far. No, I'm not associated with Kuhn.

What are you willing to PAY ??
by bball (Posted Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:00:44 GMT+5)
M-5 wrote:It's official , I own this little piece of land now. I still can not believe it did not get out in the community that I was buying it.

Congrats dash!! Happy for you!

How do I get into your shoes(boots)?
by Caustic Burno (Posted Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:07:27 GMT+5)
backhoeboogie wrote:If you can find land with payments low enough for cows to make payments, you can edge by. Build equity in the land but no income or very little. Keeping a cow has expenses. The more cows you have the more you can share expenses amongst them for things like bulls, working pens, and maintenance costs.

Lots of it is "danged if you do and then danged if you don't". What might work this year can bite you in the tail next. There are no sure bets. But good judgment comes from experience. You can get some experience working with your uncle.

Swallow an elephant one bite at a time.
The land is still reasonable in Polk, Angelina, Trinity and Tyler counties as long as you stay away from the lakes

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