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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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BE PREPARED TO HANDLE CATTLE DURING WINTER
Winter weather if finally arriving and when it gets here for good we need to be prepared to handle and transport cattle appropriately.
GELBVIEH ASSOCIATION TO HOST SYMPOSIUM
All cattlemen and women are invited to attend the American Gelbvieh Association's (AGA) third annual commercial cattlemen's educational symposium titled Cattlemen's Profit Roundup.
STARTING A BACKGROUNDING PROGRAM TAKES PLANNING
Some ranchers hold calves over as yearlings to sell later/bigger, and some people buy light calves in the spring to put on grass and grow to a larger weight. Some put weaned calves into a confinement program--fed a growing ration until they are ready to go to a finishing facility.
THERE ARE CHALLENGES TO KEEPING FEEDLOT CALVES HEALTHY
It's harder today to keep calves healthy after they leave the ranch and enter a feedlot. Dr. Eugene Janzen (Assistant Dean, Clinical Practice, Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary) says there has been a lot of research in the past decades looking at pharmaceutics—vaccines and antibiotics.
TEXAS AG LOSSES FROM HARVEY ESTIMATED AT $200 MILLION
Hurricane Harvey, which decimated parts of South Central Texas and the upper Gulf Coast, caused more than $200 million in crop and livestock losses, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economists.
IT'S THE PITTS -- DELIVER US FROM EVIL
Did you see where Amazon, the fourth most valuable company in the world, bought Whole Foods? This has the trillion dollar grocery industry all atwitter and even has Wal Mart shakin' in its shorts. So much so that it came up with the idea of delivering the groceries you order online right to your refrigerator.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- FLATTER BUT BROADER
While cattle markets since the first of the year continue to amaze, apparently widespread profits across industry sectors cloud the notion of how long and far the nation's cowherd will continue to expand.
BLOAT RISKS INCREASE WITH COOLER WEATHER AND FROST
Bloat generally occurs when there's a change to higher protein feeds, such as from grass to alfalfa, according to Dr. James England (University of Idaho Caine Center).
DEATH CAUSED BY TOXICITY IN HERDS CAN BE FRUSTRATING
Both nitrate/nitrite and ammonia/urea toxicity in cattle can cause multiple deaths in a herd with few clinical signs and few to no gross or microscopic lesions of animals who die. These deaths can be frustrating for farmers and veterinarians and can present a diagnostic challenge to pathologists.
ALABAMA CONNECTION SALE AVERAGES $4,552
The Alabama Connection Santa Gertrudis Sale was held October 7, 2017 in Cullman, Ala.
MID SOUTH BULL SALE AND NEAL FAMILY HEIFER SALE HELD
The Mid South Bull and Neal Family Commercial Heifer Sale was held September 15, 2017 in St. Francisville, La.
AUBURN RESEARCH AIMS TO DETERMINE HEIFER FERTILITY
The seeds for Paul Dyce's animal science research were planted early in his life, while working on the family farm in Ontario, Canada.
FAIR EXHIBITORS MUST FOLLOW GOOD HEALTH MANAGEMENT
Livestock show season can be a very exciting and busy time for exhibitors and their families. Even if you do not directly participate in livestock exhibitions, attending the Fair or helping your neighbor with their kid's projects can serve as a risk to the health of your own herd.
DO NOT IGNORE VACCINE FUNDAMENTALS
Even in this technological age, it's the simple things we do that are usually the most effective. You can buy a fancy, expensive pickup with all the gadgets but if you don 't maintain it right, it won't last. You can buy the best genetics, but if you don't manage them right they won't perform as expected. It's the same with our common management procedures. If we ignore the fundamentals, we will not achieve our purpose.
MAKE SURE CALVES GAIN IMMUNITY AGAINST DISEASE
Whether a person is fall calving or spring calving, making sure calves gain adequate immunity against disease is an important part of cattle management.

 

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America's Team
by Son of Butch (Posted Sun, 19 Nov 2017 12:21:45 GMT+5)
Everyone knows it was the Cowboys unofficial title back when Tom Laundry was the coach and for a few years after.
Terry Bradshaw declared today that the New England Patriots are America's Team.
Who do you cheer for when your team is not playing?



Herd seeder
by Jeanne - Simme Valley (Posted Sun, 19 Nov 2017 12:11:31 GMT+5)
You can also put clover seed down by mixing in with your fertilizer. Especially, if you get it out early (like frost seeding).
CallMeFence - thanks for that article. I "stole" it for my next newsletter.



Super Bowl
by Son of Butch (Posted Sun, 19 Nov 2017 12:01:34 GMT+5)
A homeless shelter will be closed/relocated for 2 weeks to a church providing facilities because it exists within
the security radius which is said to be quite wide.



hanging tree dogs..
by Silver (Posted Sun, 19 Nov 2017 11:54:41 GMT+5)
Nite Hawk wrote:any idea what the price might be??

$500



hand posthole diggers
by callmefence (Posted Sun, 19 Nov 2017 11:51:52 GMT+5)
saltbranch wrote:Sounds good, I will just keep what I have then. Dang I hate these things
Thanks for the info

I was at a farm auction last weekend.
They had a pile of posthole digger's and old San Angelo bars. The auctioneer knows me well and hollers how much on em fence...I says what the he// you think I'm gonna do with those dam things.



Broadway AI bull.
by Jeanne - Simme Valley (Posted Sun, 19 Nov 2017 11:21:31 GMT+5)
Till-Hill - Hook's Shear Force is NOT the only CE genetics in the breed. You seriously need to look at more bulls.

FireSweep - what's with these teeny calves?? Hard to believe they survive, good job!



RIP Mel Tillis
by slick4591 (Posted Sun, 19 Nov 2017 11:15:17 GMT+5)
You were one of the Great Ones. Article



Calving Ease
by Jeanne - Simme Valley (Posted Sun, 19 Nov 2017 11:14:25 GMT+5)
A lot of us know what Simmental were like back in the 90's, 80's & even 70's. But, we aren't talking about that. Let's talk about the modern Simmental - the same ones that many $%itch about having so much Angus in them and that's why they are black. (so shouldn't the Angus in them make them CE??)
Well, back in 1972 I had black Simmentals - half bloods. Black Simmies have been around from the day their semen was imported. But, my herd of black (and reds) would DNA test out to be 99% Simmental now & for many, many years. I have to admit, I have been using some 3/4% bulls, which will increase the Angus in them.
But, point being made, there are probably just as high a percentage of Simmental bulls that are easy calving as their are Angus bulls. The "modern" Angus bull isn't exactly the perfect role model of CE anymore. There are hard calvers in the breed - as in ALL breeds. We all, as breeders need to pay attention to genetics & the tools given us to make sound breeding decisions.
I look at my replacement heifers as my most up & coming genetics, and I definitely would not consider breeding her to a super calving ease bull that did not have great growth and other attributes needed to make a great cow.
With the tools we have, you should never have to breed heifers to a "throw away" calf producer (meaning not keeping the offspring as a breeder).
My heifers' calves may weigh a little less than a mature cow's at weaning, but they are not less at breeding time - because I use a bull with GROWTH.



Tax Reform
by Son of Butch (Posted Sun, 19 Nov 2017 11:07:33 GMT+5)
California is up in arms about the proposed elimination of federal tax deduction for state taxes.
Seems to me the federal government has been unfairly subsidizing high tax states for too many years by allowing
them and that by eliminating those deductions it levels the playing field for all.

p.s.
Congress has only 12 working days from now until the New Year.
(Nice work if you can get it)



EPD question
by Jeanne - Simme Valley (Posted Sun, 19 Nov 2017 11:06:18 GMT+5)
All breeds have changed drastically since the 90's.



Happy Thanksgiving
by True Grit Farms (Posted Sun, 19 Nov 2017 11:01:19 GMT+5)
This is a picture taken in Jensen Beach, Florida of all places.




Thank goodness their home
by True Grit Farms (Posted Sun, 19 Nov 2017 10:50:54 GMT+5)
TexasBred wrote:boondocks wrote:True Grit Farms wrote:My family would of never got me out of jail much less hire an attorney for stealing. I've done a lot of bad things, but stealing isn't one of them. My pop told me stealing is the worst thing a person can do, and if I ever did he'd beat me till I was blind. I don't know what he meant, but I know he meant it. I have no use for a thief, and feel after three strikes, they deserve a bullet behind the ear.

Care to tell us what some of the bad things were that you got away with?
"Taking illegal deductions on federal income tax returns (is that stealing??) Naw....everybody does it so that makes it ok.
Illegal? I think I pay enough taxes already, and everything is within tax code according to our CPA. Here's one of our new tax bills that just came in last week. The government calls it taxes I call it legalized stealing.






Hey Texans - Whatever happened with Twin Peaks?
by Son of Butch (Posted Sun, 19 Nov 2017 10:36:05 GMT+5)
Yes, safety on a gun should be on until needed and flip knives pocketed until the steaks are served.



Straightbreeding Angus
by Post Oak (Posted Sun, 19 Nov 2017 10:19:44 GMT+5)
A good friend of mine runs a Braunangus bull in which the angus half is some high growth GAR bull. He took a few heifers up to my place last year to breed to my Angus and bull and took an old cow of mine down the road to breed/experiment with his Braunangus bull. My Paxton sired Angus bull bred all four of his heifers that sired by old Prototype sired Angus bull. The calves off of the heifers were born a touch later than his Braunangus sired calves this year, weighed less at selling time, but brought close to what the Braunangus sired calves did gross money. I don't understand this because the Braunangus sired calves were straight backed muscled meat wagons that look to be the epitome of terminal bred feeder calves.



For-Most head gate
by jedstivers (Posted Sun, 19 Nov 2017 09:55:05 GMT+5)
That one ought to be listed for 500 dollars max.
For most makes good stuff. I was going to buy one of theirs till I got to looking at diffrent brands.
Arrow will be what I buy next.
Arrow.
For-Most
Priefert
Are the order I rank them in.




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