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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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Bull selection is the foundation for building a profitable beef herd. Approximately 88 percent of the genetic makeup of a herd after 10 years of breeding will have come from the bulls used.
Hooter hated driving anywhere with lots of traffic, which was about anywhere on I-45, from about Sherman to south of Houston; anywhere on I-35 from South of San Antonio to Oklahoma City; anywhere on I-20 from…you get the notion.
Ultrasound found its first applications in livestock research in the 1950s. Since that time, the great strides that have been made in ultrasound research have benefited both human medicine and the livestock industry.
I read an article by an economist that suggested in order to make a greater profit you should get rid of your horses and buy an ATV.
Which cows in your herd are making you money and who is losing you money? Every year, the cow-calf producer needs to critically evaluate each animal in the herd and decide if she is paying her upkeep
A couple of weeks ago, here in Texas as well as numerous other locations across the US, temperatures bumped up into the 70's and even the 80's in some areas. This was in FEBRUARY! Granted, it has cooled back down but nonetheless it's already gotten warm in lots of locales across the country and will again very soon. That in mind, it's not too early to start the “heat stress” discussion and how this can affect animal performance. Heat stress is a major contributor to animal and production losses each year.
Environmental, social and economic sustainability is a long-held objective of the United States beef industry and the focus of a new, national research project.
Bull management before and during breeding season can improve producers' chances for reproductive success, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.
Profits in stocker production can be as green as winter pastures when conditions are right and producers apply correct stocking strategies, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research expert.
I remember learning early in life that humans should use all five of their senses, but darn it, mine don't work anymore.
Since man has managed and produced cattle, control of internal parasites (worms, flukes) has been an issue. And while the industry seems to repeatedly discuss and address the problem, given the implications on animal health and performance, revisiting the subject is a necessity.
Whether you're looking to buy or sell calves, feeders, breeding cows or bulls, it's always worth pondering the relative volume of inventory and where it exists.
The Forage and Ruminant Nutrition Lab at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Stephenville explores ways to improve ruminant diets and mitigate negative environmental impacts for researchers around the state, nation and globe, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research expert.
Mouthwatering steaks, juicy burgers and delectable roasts. That's what consumers here in the U.S. love. But what about the underutilized parts of the beef animal? If we don't consume them here in the U.S., where do they go, and who uses them?
Just missed it. Just missing a flight, a deadline for a major rebate, or watching your child's winning shot at a ball game. The feeling is much the same.


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NCAA March Madness
by TennesseeTuxedo (Posted Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:23:21 GMT+5)
Alan wrote:Duck Love from TT! Love it! Ducks and Zags in the final! Lol.

Go Ducks!


Beat the Heels!

Longhorn Cross
by Red Bull Breeder (Posted Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:23:07 GMT+5)
Big Cheese didn't start this thread. He also didn't invent the wheel, but he thinks he did.

Hi everyone...
by pdfangus (Posted Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:15:28 GMT+5)
welcome ....and good luck with your enterprises...

What would you do?
by CCCowman (Posted Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:15:16 GMT+5)
talltimber wrote:What I have heard of, didn't see it myself, heifer sale, auctioneer sold some breds and three in ones, all same consignor. Then comes a few sets of opens from the same guy. Auctioneer says any cattleman knows that these heifers are going to be bred too, they are just too quick for the vet to tell. Now that is a no-go, imo. To me a cattleman would look at those and think, they are open because they are not going to breed back for whatever reason. Granted it had just been two months from the advertised bull exposure, and they could have been bred late or vet missed, whatever. But I would assume the worst and assume they were open. Auctioneer is borderline unethical in this case, possibly over the border in the case of the new guys trusting what he's telling them. I know a guy that bought some. Kept them a year and said, you know those heifers never did have a calf?

March 25th 2016 I bought 5 heifers (registered limo) and a bull (angus). Man told me 3 of them should calf any day (they did). The other 2 had been with the bull for a couple months. He didn't make any promises. Just stated the facts. I didn't know if the 2 were pregnant or not. I took a chance. One of them had her calf in October. The other one never did. I sold her last Saturday to a good friend for beef. He called me Tuesday and said that I needed to come pick that cow up because he wasn't gonna beef her. Said while I was picking her up take the calf she just had with her!!! I went and got her and calf.... gave him his money back. He's an honest man..... not many people I know would do what he did. They'd kept cow and calf.

House distance from road
by talltimber (Posted Wed, 29 Mar 2017 05:29:58 GMT+5)
About 50 or 60 yds

Net Present Value of Replacement Females ?
by talltimber (Posted Wed, 29 Mar 2017 05:16:02 GMT+5)
Stocker Steve wrote:Market determines price that day. Bred prices here were very variable last winter, with a range of about $400. Some one "had to have them" and I think they overpaid at times. We had "free" surplus hay here and that is part of what drove prices. Perhaps hay will be free again this year.

NPV calculates a value based by adding up the future net income and after "discounting" it to today. So $700 of calf income less $600 of costs one year from now with a 5% interest rate has a present value of (700-600) x (1-.05) = $95. If that heifer rebreds, then you do the same for year two. As you get farther out in time - - the value of the annual income usually compounds down just like a mortgage cost compounds up.

The challenge with the calculation is you need estimate costs and income in the FUTURE. So you need to anticipate things like the 10 to 14 year long cattle price cycle... If you bought a $3000 bred just before the commodity market started to decline you obviously did not do a future value calculation. You probably paid the market price because you felt good about calf prices the PREVIOUS year.

I calculated NPV and didn't know it then! I pulled some numbers out of my be nice for future calf prices/cow maintenance costs/and how old I thought the cow should be productive. VIOLA! That's all you can really do right, for a source of numbers? You'd already, if not already, be a rich man being able to see the future. All we know is what they are selling for today, just another risk to endure. I don't think using an all time high calf price to base our purchase limit on is a smart move, but other than that, we're guessing. Things can turn so quickly. Someone farts in Europe and the wrong guy smells it, we're taking a calf price hit.

Some trivia for CT member Chrisy
by True Grit Farms (Posted Wed, 29 Mar 2017 05:05:19 GMT+5)
Hope all is well over there with her.

Current grazing situation
by kilroy60 (Posted Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:33:50 GMT+5)
True Grit Farms wrote:You must be north of me. The rye grass in Madison is unbelievable, here it's burnt up. I'm selling more cows this week because it's so dry. We haven't caught a rain now in 34 days, and the last good rain was during the January tornadoes.
We've had some good rains here in NE Ga over the last couple of months. No "gulley-washers" like we really need though. Our rye is growing great and we've just started rotating our cows on it. My concern is that we may have another dry season again this year. Hopefully not as bad as last year but I feel that it's heading in that direction. Lake here which should be at full pool level or higher is down 12 feet. I think hay is going to be scarce again this year due to what happened around here last year. A lot of farmers have already said that they were not selling any of their first cuttings this year. Let's pray for a good year of moisture from above.

Possible Ringworm?
by Kobiashi (Posted Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:05:29 GMT+5)
Follow your vet's instructions and don't leave your pet outside.
Absolutely never put any type of motor oil on your pets. It is toxic (poisonous) and will harm them. First, call your vet and tell them the symptoms have returned. Check to make sure you have cleaned or changed all of the pets bedding and any other areas where the pet may come into contact with, including furniture and your own bed.
Bathe the pet with an anti-fungal shampoo like dandruff shampoo until symptoms subside, probably one month.
Ringworm is contagious between people and pets in some forms so do not pet the animal without washing your hands until all sores have healed.
Good luck to you and your pet.

Ants and Repealing Obamacare
by wacocowboy (Posted Wed, 29 Mar 2017 03:40:20 GMT+5)
Where do you get an ant eater and how much does one cost.

Sad state of our society
by wacocowboy (Posted Wed, 29 Mar 2017 03:29:50 GMT+5)
Sick and stupid. How stupid do you have to be to think you can post an ad on CL trying to sell a baby and not catch the cops attention. Well I am glad they are stupid and got caught. Hope the baby ends up with a loving family.

Pregnant Wedding
by wacocowboy (Posted Wed, 29 Mar 2017 03:18:36 GMT+5)
dun wrote:wacocowboy wrote:To be honest I don't know how I would take it. I would be freaked out. I also think I would be sad all the time lost not getting to know them and do stuff with them.
After 40 or 50 years you hardly think about it anymore.

Don't think about what?

Scrotal Hernia
by wbvs58 (Posted Wed, 29 Mar 2017 03:17:20 GMT+5)
I've had no direct experience with that sort of thing in bulls but there seems to be a lot of swelling there and I'd be a bit worried about the blood supply to both testicles and him getting the job done and with him having to spend a bit of time on his back legs and humping a bit I would think that things might deteriorate.


Interesting ways to sell bulls
by BK9954 (Posted Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:16:37 GMT+5)
Something I just discovered. I created a page on Facebook for my ranch. Displayed cattle, post pictures when they calve etc. post them for sale. Not many people see unless they actually look for my ranch or stumble upon it. There is a boost post option. Used it a couple days ago for a bull I an selling to see if it works. It lets you select the area you want to advertise, the peoples interest, gender, age, etc... so I selected Texas, people interested in cattle, brangus, angus etc.... for under $10 I have already accessed 3,000 people with my ad and had a guy contact me on purchase. Better responses then I got on craiglist. It charges you by how many people you reach. Not a bad networking tool. Sold 16 heifers for my neighbor for $24,000 for the group last week. I am sold. I am still posting craigslist but facebook is a tool of the times. Tons of people network and do business there.

Hello from a new member
by A.J. (Posted Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:02:42 GMT+5)

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