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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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DON'T GUESS AT ACRONYMS USED IN BEEF CATTLE BUSINESS
Many acronyms are used in the beef cattle industry. Knowing exactly what they represent instead of guessing can be important.
DOGUET'S DIAMOND D BRANGUS SALE HELD OCTOBER 15
A warm fall day greeted a standing room only crowd of Brangus enthusiasts from five states gathered at Poteet, Texas, for Doguet's Diamond D Sale of Proven Producers.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- ADDING OPPORTUNITY AND RISK WITHOUT WEIGHT
“When feeder cattle markets are in balance, prices for lighter-weight feeder cattle adjust to account for the cost of gain to put the additional weight on those cattle such that feedlots are relatively indifferent to buying feeder cattle of various weights,” says Derrell Peel, Extension livestock marketing specialist at Oklahoma State University, in his weekly market comments the first week of November.
BULL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT ARE IMPORTANT
In many purebred operations, bull sales make up a significant portion of their cash flow. Therefore, bull growth and development is very important to the overall success of their operation. Many cattlemen who produce bulls spend a great amount of time on the genetics they use and their breeding operation. Remember that this genetic potential can never be realized if these animals are not fed and managed properly.
IT'S THE PITTS -- AN APP FOR THAT
Here are ten smartphone apps that we desperately need some geek to create:
SOUTHERN CONNECTION CHAROLAIS SALE AVERAGES $2,765
The Southern Connection Charolais Sale was held October 19, 2016 in Calhoun, Ga.
REPLACEMENTS SHOULD BE HELD TO HIGH STANDARDS
As autumn makes its debut across the Empire State of the South, many spring-calving operations have been, or are in the process of, weaning; and in a few months, producers will be sorting through females and deciding which ladies get a job offer and which get shown the door.
BLACK INK -- LIMITS? WHAT LIMITS?
Your cows may be held in by fences, but there are few limits on where you go or what you can do with the herd. Perceived barriers these days are just untested assumptions where imagination and technology are opening new gates.
BE SELECTIVE WHEN CHOOSING REPLACEMENT FEMALES
Spiraling cattle prices in recent weeks are not leaving much wiggle room when it comes to marketing calves and replacement females to fit current trends, according to cattle experts.
BE AWARE OF THE PROS AND CONS OF USING DARTS IN CATTLE
Darts - also known as remote drug delivery devices or RDD devices - are frequently used in wildlife to tranquilize animals for research, or when a wild animal strays into a populated area such as a city or neighborhood. They are also gaining popularity among beef stocker growers who have cattle on extensive grazing.
TOWN CREEK FARM BRANGUS BULLS AVERAGE $4,435
Cattlemen from the southern U.S. resoundingly endorsed the value of the Town Creek Farm genetic program at the Town Creek Farm Sale, Saturday, October 15, 2016, near West Point, Miss.
IT'S THE PITTS -- BULLISH
For years purebred bull breeders didn't get paid what they deserved for making such a big investment in better genetics, so I'm glad to see them finally getting paid handsomely for their better bulls.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- TWILIGHTED
First quarter and the Cowboys were up, and then they scored again. Next thing Hooter knew, it was the second quarter and the Boys were down.
HERE IS WHY NO ONE CAN TRULY BE A VEGETARIAN
I like meat, plain and simple. Beef, pork, lamb, chicken, turkey (not much on duck or goose), all kinds of fish and sea food and various wild game. I like it grilled, broiled, smoked, fried and baked. I like it for breakfast, lunch, dinner and any other meal in between. I just like meat. My idea of a well-balanced meal is some cut of meat (really don't care which) beside a nice serving of potatoes and a vegetable. I like to include a good salad as long as there is generous amounts of dressing.
CHINA LIFTS IMPORT BAN ON U.S. BEEF
News that China is lifting a 13-year import ban on U.S. beef is not helping prices as much as some cattlemen would have hoped.

 

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Latest Build Completion
by J&D Cattle (Posted Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:45:01 GMT+5)
MudHog wrote:This is my 3rd build (2 300blk and 1 223) and I have a couple stripped lowers waiting. You can get an Anderson stripped lower for $55. This Aero Precision lower I got from Rocky Mountain Reloading as a blemish and there's nothing blemished about it.

I think my next build will be a 458socom.

You heard anything about the American Tactical Omni Hybrid? My cousin just got a 300blk and it felt nice.



Sale barn bull.
by J&D Cattle (Posted Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:42:25 GMT+5)
True Grit Farms wrote:J&D Cattle wrote:Did you replace him with another Hereford?

Nope went back with a couple of really nice Angus bulls, thanks to
Mrs. Gizmom.

Don't blame you there, she posts some very nice cattle on here.



Rio Nutrition lick tubs
by Amo (Posted Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:39:08 GMT+5)
Texas Bred, I need to feed 3.3 bales a day. So I figured on feeding 3 bales of hay every day. Then every other day a bale of alfalfa. Once again should of further explained my post, thus....length!

I should get all scientific and figure pounds of crude protein on a dry matter basis etc. I can get alfalfa fro around $90 delivered. No test on it, but looks decent. I can get ddg cube that is 30% protein & 10% fat for $275 delivered. Guessing both would have roughly 10-15% moisture, can just figure the off 2# of the cube or 4-5# of alfalfa same difference without being super scientific. Last year I needed to buy a little hay, so I went with alfalfa. Both options have about the same amount of energy. Im thinking Id get a little more out of the alfalfa just because Id be feeding more per head...about 9#'s vs. 2# if I did either every other day.



Anyone w/ experience w/ frozen hooves on valuable calves?
by Fire Sweep Ranch (Posted Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:37:24 GMT+5)
Wow, what a cutie!
We had ours last night too! I was a little concerned, since it was 290 days, but the little bugger was only 64 pounds! I guess he just needed a little longer to bake all that goodness inside! It was down to the high 20's last night, so this morning we brought him in to weigh him and decided to leave him and his dam inside for the night today, since we are expecting single digits and snow!






Beef at Farmers Market
by Supa Dexta (Posted Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:33:47 GMT+5)
True Grit Farms wrote:Supa Dexta wrote:Easy to say when you're born into thousands of cattle.
We are privileged to have js1234 post his views on this site.

Oh nothing against him, and Aaron should take some guff for the comment too really. But just because someone doesn't want a certain job, don't call it BS. Someone needs to shovel be nice, mow lawns, feed people, pave roads, whatever.

I just meant it in a way that if you have 1000s of cattle to manage you likely don't need to be the guy peddling beef in a parking lot in town.. I do not have that many 0s after my number of head though.. I'm a 0 short, so farmers markets it is.



Blessings or Karma
by Kingfisher (Posted Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:29:48 GMT+5)
I'd name it "Onesimus"



2016-2017 Hunting Season
by Caustic Burno (Posted Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:23:05 GMT+5)
Just finished mine
Not good enough for the house he goes in the man cave





DIY log cabin
by midTN_Brangusman (Posted Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:22:02 GMT+5)
My dad has an obsession with log homes, he has three that he tore down and relocated to the farm. Most were slave cabins put together to make one big one, two of the three are two story, the other has a loft. They were built before the civil war, virgin cedar hand hewd logs. One has a cannon ball hole through one of the logs, this one was overtaken and used as a confederate general headquarters during the civil war. Makes you think about the work that was put in them. Most are 18 to 24 in diameter and up to 20 ft long. Don't know where you can even find that size cedar these days. Its a lot of work done right, especially if your going to rock lay a chimney and fireplace. But on the bright side, it will be in the family for generations to come.



Solar Cattle Water Heater
by USAxBrad (Posted Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:01:52 GMT+5)
Does anyone know of one or anything that would work well to keep a tire water from freezing. No electricity located near water and not wanting to let it keep running around the clock. Any ideas at all would be much appreciated. Thank you.



More peace from the peaceful.
by backhoeboogie (Posted Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:54:22 GMT+5)
Jogeephus wrote:
I completely agree. We don't/can't understand the intricacies of these countries. Many are operating on a completely different moral compass and there is no way can we be constructive because these folks have been fighting each other for centuries and as soon as we take a side we have made an enemy. Its a no win situation.

Zirlottkim, the church feeds many of these same children on the weekends. Deliver the food to their homes. The moral compass of the parents of these kids is so screwed up that they spend their food money on other things than their children. Their many many children. These programs are costing a fortune. Will it help? Will it pull a child out of this mindset? Maybe a few but the majority will think this normal and raise their children in the same manner. Its so sad.

It is huge Jogee.

Realize that they have internal conflicts they cannot resolve. For instance cultures with caste systems. Many of these cultures are trying to hang on to their caste systems, and embrace Islam at the same time. You can google and read to your hearts desire on castes and Islam. Major conflicts. Lower casts want to embrace Islam to its fullest extent. High casts do not. The centuries old cultures are hard to break.

There are many more examples that can be cited. Our media is so focused on terrorism that we do not get the full picture of all the known conflicts that cannot be resolved. There is no solution. So you are exactly right on your no win situation.

The media is not going to let us understand, if we could. Stop terrorism that is caused by this sector, and another sector creates yet another need. They have one answer for all their problems. And they have a lot of problems.

Zirlottkim if you are I feed these children, or our church feed them, it is appreciated. The children will express gratitude, compassion, and remember. If the government feeds them, it is different. The government takes your resources, through taxation, and gives to the children's parents. It may not get to the child. When the child does get it, he thinks it came from Uncle Sam. He does not understand that it came from our paychecks.

If Uncle Sam is truly just feeding children with my tax dollars, he can take more. For food for children.



Crappie Fishing and Duck Hunting
by Cross-7 (Posted Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:48:59 GMT+5)
Unrelated to the topic but a shared passion.
Ive started fishing more from my kayak and didn't even put the boat in the water this summer.
Just some pics for fun








Minnesota Custom Cattle Care
by Stocker Steve (Posted Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:30:15 GMT+5)
ChrisB wrote:There are a lot of wolves up in that area too. Might have to take extra precautions against depredation.

They free range a few cattle inland of the north shore. The only thing that stands up to the wolves are horned Highlanders. Local drivers get a little be nice when cattle get up on the roads after heavy snows, but they know better than to start a feud. Some milita types and very little mental health care back in the woods.
Made friends with one northern character after a tense deer hunting encounter. Turns out Russ had driven an old school bus down a closed logging road in the national forest and was now "homesteading". Threatened to shoot it out with the rangers who were trying to move him along...
I think Russ types would appreciate some free beef once the venison ran low.



Fish Finders
by M.Magis (Posted Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:14:56 GMT+5)
What you?re seeing are objects the boat is driving over and that pass through the sonar ?cone?. Some are fish, some aren?t. Here?s one explanation, but there are others online.


http://vexilar.com/blog/2014/08/28/how-sonar-works



Mixing wcs and whole corn
by u4411clb (Posted Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:50:31 GMT+5)
I mix them because ground corn is cheaper $140.00 ton to $180 a ton and also just to dilute the effects that can temporarily make a bull go sterile. I know it is temporary but I don't have time to deal with a bull shooting blanks be it temporarily or not.



Standing Rock Sioux
by Lucky_P (Posted Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:50:25 GMT+5)
This one came across my feed today:
http://www.wsj.com/articles/what-the-da ... 1481071218




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