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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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TAKE STEPS TO REDUCE SHRINK WHEN WORKING CATTLE
One of the largest overlooked costs for stockmen when selling cattle is shrink. For example, if you are taking calves to a feeder calf sale, to be weighed off the truck and a two percent pencil shrink taken, those calves may have already lost six percent or more of their weight just getting them to market, resulting in at least eight percent shrink deducted from your paycheck.
BE PREPARED TO ENSURE A SUCCESSFUL CALVING SEASON
The fall calving season has kicked off, but are you really prepared for it? Here are a few of the important things to have handy for a successful calving season.
RESEARCHERS STUDY GENES TO ASSIST IN CATTLE BREEDING
Beef cattle selection may soon be as easy as looking at a cow's genes.
FOCUS ON GOOD MANAGEMENT OF A.I. PROGRAMS
The use of artificial insemination in beef cow operations has never reached anywhere near the acceptance of that of the dairy industry. The reasons for this bear discussion as they typically relate to many of the problems we encounter with A.I. in beef herds.
COMPOSITE BULLS HAVE BECOME POPULAR IN SOME AREAS
Heterosis (hybrid vigor) has proven its value in many agricultural sectors—whether production of hybrid corn, hogs or beef. There are three kinds of heterosis; individual (the calf), maternal, and paternal. Of the three, paternal heterosis has had the least attention.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT - SHRINKING HAY LOSSES
Expanding beef production and looming increased calf numbers continue to pressure cattle prices lower, further and faster than many expected.
LOOK AT ALTERNATIVES THAT CAN REDUCE ANTIBIOTIC DEPENDENCE
The handwriting on the wall has become pretty clear. Justified or not, the use of antibiotics in managing the beef animal, at any stage of production, is becoming more challenging.
IT'S THE PITTS -- YOU NEVER KNOW
The bull business is very competitive and purebred people play to win. Because there's a limited number of buyers, breeders spend a fortune on color ads and hire their own field men to exhort ranchers to come to their sale. I knew one breeder who passed out a hundred dollar bill for every bull a ranch manager bought, and once I even saw a bull breeder buy the county fair show steer that belonged to the granddaughter of a large rancher hoping it would pay off.
MAKE A GOOD INVESTMENT WHEN BUYING BULLS
Are you sifting through stacks of bull sale catalogs looking for your next bull? While bull selection can be a daunting task, your choice will impact your herd for years to come. Thus, taking some time to think about what you need from your next herd sire is important.
ADVANCEMENTS IN EPDS IMPROVE ACCURACY
It was about 40 years ago that the beef industry was introduced to the Expected Progeny Difference (EPD). In the early days, data were limited and based on comparisons with a few reference sires used in designed programs. There has been much progress in the methods used to calculate EPDs, and today most breed associations provide EPDs on all animals in the breed. After 40 years, there is still confusion over how to use these tools.
ANNUAL FOOD PLOTS PROVIDE NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS
When planting wildlife food plots, which is better: annuals or perennials? Ideally, you should have different plots designated for both cool- and warm-season annuals, as well as perennials.
PLAN VACCINATION PROGRAM BEFORE BREEDING SEASON
Some diseases affect reproduction, in bulls as well as in cows. It's best to try to prevent these diseases by making sure the cows and bulls have adequate immunity before breeding season.
18TH HERDBUILDER REPLACEMENT FEMALE SALE AVERAGES $2,086
The 18th Annual Herdbuilder Replacement Female Sale was held August 26th at Alabama Livestock Auction in Uniontown, Ala.
BREEDING SOUNDNESS EXAM CAN PREVENT FINANCIAL WRECK
The importance of a breeding soundness exam in herd bulls can prevent costly revenue losses, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist.
S.E. BRANGUS FIELD DAY HELD IN GEORGIA
The International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) was represented by five staff members at the Southeastern Brangus Field Day, on Thursday, August 11 through Saturday, August 13, in Grantville, Georgia.

 

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Re: Visita muy provechosa
by TexasBred (Posted Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:13:49 GMT+5)
Translates "Very beneficial visit".



Show your calf pictures.
by True Grit Farms (Posted Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:13:10 GMT+5)




Had a couple of calves born last night. The Hereford bull is taking a back seat to the Angus bull.



wifes got stomach cancer
by Dave (Posted Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:08:39 GMT+5)
Praying for you and your family



You like to eat what!
by TexasBred (Posted Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:06:25 GMT+5)
CottageFarm wrote:TexasBred wrote:

Ok you've convinced me. Gonna try one for lunch tomorrow. I'll report back if I survive it. Red or white wine???

Gotta be a beer, TB... Preferably a good stout or porter.
If it were just PB you could get away with a rose. But never try to mix wine and pickles, it will cause an irreversible chemical chain reaction that causes ones head to explode....

Now, ask me how I know this
Also probably helps if you don't drink the entire bottle.



Daily Joke
by TexasBred (Posted Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:01:29 GMT+5)




How much Lower can they Go
by FlyingLSimmentals (Posted Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:00:11 GMT+5)
Ron, I'm younger than you but I sure feel old sometimes , you and some others here must be some tough old bucks . Keep on going Strong!



Ready for Football and some Fall Weather
by TexasBred (Posted Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:56:57 GMT+5)
A.J. wrote:TexasBred wrote:bball wrote:Tennessee just handled their business.....after losing 11 in a row to the Gators.
The worst "flop" by a player in history and the ref. throwing out the wrong guy helped.

I hate flopping like that from either side, but I don't really think that play had any significant impact on the outcome of the game. The ejected player for Florida had been a non-factor up to that point.
But they also got a 15 yard penalty.



What does your wife drive?
by True Grit Farms (Posted Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:55:25 GMT+5)
A blonde.



Feeding bulls ?
by TexasBred (Posted Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:46:45 GMT+5)
jd720 wrote:I`m not sure what the fiber source would be it looks like gluten pellets, soy hull pellets and a little corn mostly. I can always get Performance feeds which is similar but its 15% protein and I think around 15% fiber I think it`s probably a better feed all around just a little farther drive. I usually try to get the feed that has less fines in it the fines may not hurt the feed I just don`t like the looks of it.
If your current feed does get it's fiber from soyhulls no need to change the feed. Hulls are highly digestible and a good source of energy. Just don't overfeed.



Uno Mas Calf - only 70 lbs
by TexasBred (Posted Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:44:23 GMT+5)
Betcha mom was glad to feel that small calf coming out.



Question for the Board
by Caustic Burno (Posted Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:44:03 GMT+5)
midTN_Brangusman wrote:Caustic Burno wrote:midTN_Brangusman wrote:I pulled blood on the heifers last week and sent samples to BioPryn for pregnancy testing. Had a 94% pregnancy rate so I am very pleased. About three days after I pulled blood I noticed the bull was chasing the 105C2 heifer for about two days so I assumed she was open. Got the results today says the heifer is bred. Has anyone had this happen before and if so did they turn out to be bred or what is going on with them exactly. Thanks for the advice!
When I ran registered I blood checked found it to be more accurate than palpation bet I still have a hundred or more vacuum tubes left in the medicine cabinet


CB do you recall any showing heat that tested bred?
Seen some heifers with the bull in hot pursuit time to time never seen
him mount. Now I wasn't watching 24 hours a day either so I checked off to hormones. They all calved within the twelve month window that showed positive.



Kenny Thomas has a question
by TexasBred (Posted Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:41:45 GMT+5)
kenny thomas wrote:Thanks TB and anyone that commented. I still am looking for a higher copper level I think. I may post a couple more soon.
Just remember that the copper is chelated and the animal will actually utilize about 90% of it. Even with twice the guaranteed amount of copper in sulfate form she would not actually utilize as much as she will in the chelated form.



ATV mounted Spot Sprayer ?
by midTN_Brangusman (Posted Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:35:58 GMT+5)
I had a similar problem with a sprayer last summer, it was loosing pressure around the lid, couldn't find a gasket to fit and TSC had them on sale last winter so I got a new one.

This summer I had to replace the O ring in my new pump, I sprayed a back rubber with a diesel mix. Evidently you cant spray diesel through this one.



Blind bearing removal
by greybeard (Posted Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:35:39 GMT+5)
Proving once again, that necessity is the mother of invention. I have had a similiar experience with Fastenal. I had a need for a solid piece of 3/4 or 1" square polycarbonate, PVC, or nylon. (didn't matter to me which--any of them would have worked) I could not get the guy to understand that I did NOT want square tubing--it had to be solid. He got pvc in his head and just kept saying "we don't sell plumbing stuff".

BTW, I have one of those type bushing removers, with the threads in one end and the fingers on the other end--dunno what it's for, or it's id/od size, but if you want it, I'll send it to you. A pity you aren't closer--I'm fixing to get rid of a lot of my old mechanic tools, including some big pullers that I'll never again use--but they are too heavy to cheaply ship. I'll post a picture of that puller later today. My fabrication days are pretty much over for good. Got any use for a set of adjustable precision reamers--the kind that were used to ream out bronze kingpin, piston pin and cam bushings to correct size?? Would rather thm go to someone that can use them than just stuck in a yard sale.



Thunder 805
by UG (Posted Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:13:42 GMT+5)
Last year we only bred a few heifers and cows to TC Thunder, and sold some of them. We ended up with only 1 Thunder calf, a bull. In the past year I have had conversations with at least three different Select Sires employees about the bull. None of them spoke real highly on the bull. In general, he sires good footed, slick-haired, moderate cattle and the daughters have nice teats and udders. However, many of his calves apparently lack power, don't have as much performance as calves out of other calving-ease bulls, and his carcass numbers aren't as sexy as several of the other bulls in the Select Sires lineup.

However, I still think the bull is a real solid bull to use on heifers for calving ease, and if you are striving to produce moderate framed replacement females.




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