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Title: DeSoto County beef newsletter
Series Title: DeSoto County beef newsletter
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Creator: DeSoto County Extension Office, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida
Affiliation: University of Florida -- Arcadia, Fla. -- Florida Cooperative Extension Service
Publisher: DeSoto County Extension Office, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida
DeSoto County Extension Office, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida
Place of Publication: Arcadia, Fla.
Publication Date: July 2005
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2150 NE Roan Street, Arcadia, Fl 34266


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July 2005 / Volume 27 Number 3

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

July
S Happy 4th of July
9 Meat Goat Training Course (Part I)--Florida A&M University Research and Extension Center,
4259 Bainbridge Hwy. (267 North) Quincy, FL-850-875-8557
30 Meat Training Course (Part II)--Florida A&M University Research and Extension Center, 4259
Bainbridge Hwy. (267 North) Quincy, FL-850-875-8557
August
TBA Grand Opening of the Arcadia Stockyards

4 Selection and Management Tools to Improve Your Calf Crop-Dallas B Townsend Ag Center,
1085 Pratt Blvd., LaBelle, Fl 33935-7:00-9:00 PM
6 Meat Goat Training Course (Part III)--Florida A&M University Research and Extension
Center, 4259 Bainbridge Hwy. (267 North) Quincy, FL-850-875-8557
27 Meat Goat Training Course (Part V) --Florida A&M University Research and Extension
Center, 4259 Bainbridge Hwy. (267 North) Quincy, FL-850-875-8557
September
1-2 Florida Cattlemen's Association Quarterly Meeting, Port St. Lucie, Holiday Inn-800-459-5044

October
6 DeSoto/Charlotte Farm Bureau Annual Meeting-DeSoto Middle School Cafeteria, 6:30 PM

13-14 1st Annual Quail Management Shortcourse-Turner Center Exhibit Hall-Call to Register

27 DeSoto County Cattlemen's Association Annual Meeting-Turner Center Exhibit Hall, 7:00 PM

Selection and Management Tools to Improve Your Calf Crop
This program is sponsored by the South Florida Beef/Forage Program of the University of Florida's Extension Service.
It is designed to give producers a better understanding of Expected Progeny Differences (EPD's) when selecting bulls for
The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information and other services
only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital
status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A. & M.
University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating.







the cow herd as well as testing bulls to increase pregnancy rates. Furthermore, the development, structure and
implementation of the national animal identification program for beef producers will be discussed.
7:00 PM Welcome-Sonja Crawford, Hendry County CES
7:05-7:35 Utilizing Expected Progeny Differences (EPD's) in Seedstock Selection-Jim Selph, DeSoto County CES
7:35-8:00 Achieving Higher Pregnancy Rates by Bull Testing-Lockie Gary, Hardee County CES
8:00-8:30 National Animal ID, Another Government Regulation or a Good Management Tool, Brantley Ivy, Polk County
CES
Source Herd Identified on BSE Cow
The USDA has identified the source herd for the animal that tested positive for BSE. The cow was born and raised
in Texas and was about 12 years old. The original herd is under hold order as the investigation continues.
"Consistent with OIE guidelines, animals of interest would include any other animals that were born the same year
as this animal, as well as any born the year before and the year after," USDA Chief Veterinarian John Clifford
said in a statement. "If the age of the animal cannot be pinpointed, then we may expand our inquiry to include all
animals in this herd before the feed ban went into place in 1997. We are also interested in any of this animal's
offspring that were born within the last two years." Source: Greg Henderson, Drovers editor-Drovers Alert
Thursday, June 30, 2005, Vol. 5, Issue 26. This cow was a Beef Cow. I have Oklahoma City 700-800 lb Steer Price
not seen yet where the animal originated from except that it was a U.S. cow. 125
Jim Selph 120 ------------- -------
Market Information 115-----------
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CME FEEDER CATTLE High Low Close
Aug 110.22 109.12 109.35
Sep 109.55 103.50 108.72
Oct 103.20 107.20 107.57


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5 AREA WEEKLY ACCUMULATED WEIGHTED AVG CATTLE PRICE I
Head Count Ar Weight Avg Price
Live Steer 32 1.280 80.40
Live Heifer 258 1,198 80.37
Diessed Steer 1,061 862 129.02
Dressed Heifer 284 772 128.00
CORN:
Kansas City US No 2 rail White Corn was 3 to 6 cents higher from 2.04-2.06 per bushel. US No 2 truck Yellow
Corn was 1 cent lower from 2.05-2.07 per bushel. Omaha US No 2 truck Yellow Corn was steady to 1 cent lower
from 1.94-1.96 per bushel. Chicago US No 2 Yellow Corn was 3/4 to 11 3/4 cents higher from 2.16 1/2-2.28 1/2
per bushel. Toledo US No 2 rail Yellow corn was 1 1/4 cents lower to 3/4 cent higher from 2.11 1/2-2.12 1/2 per
bushel. Minneapolis US No 2 Yellow Corn rail was 8 3/4 cents higher at 2.00 1/2 per bushel. Source: USDA
Livestock and Grain Website: http://www.ams.usda.gov/lsmnpubs/cfsd.htm
Trading Partners React to BSE Announcement
In the wake of the BSE testing announcement, some countries that had or were considering reopening beef trade
are changing their stance. Taiwan quickly banned U.S. beef over the weekend, only a couple months after lifting
the ban. Consumer outcries in South Korea are expected to slow down or halt trade resumption. For Japan, a
market that U.S. officials have been working diligently to reopen, this latest case may slow down advances in that
country as well. Canada, which two years ago was prohibited from exporting live cattle to the United States
following its BSE discoveries, has no intention of closing its borders to U.S. beef, according to Canada's agriculture
minister. U.S. Meat Export Federation President and CEO Philip M. Seng assured international consumers that
U.S. beef is safe following the result announcement. Source: Greg Henderson, Drovers editor-Drovers Alert
Thursday, June 30, 2005, Vol. 5, Issue 26

Poll says Animal ID Could Boost Consumer Confidence
A recent survey, sponsored by Global Animal Management Inc., examined how implementation of a mandatory
National Animal Identification System would influence consumer confidence in beef safety. More than 37 percent
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of respondents to the poll said their current meat safety confidence is high at least 8 on a 10-point scale. Only 10
percent of respondents rated their confidence as low. Overall, current consumer confidence in the meat supply
averaged 6.5 on a 10-point scale. Implementation of the NAIS would, according to the poll results, boost the
average to 7.4. Nearly 55 percent of those polled said their confidence would be high with the NAIS in place, and
those who said their confidence will remain low declined to less than 4 percent. Congressman Bob Goodlatte, (R-
Virg.), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, said this week a national ID system needs to be running "as
soon as possible." The government's goal is to have a mandatory tracking system in place by January 2009, but he
believes the industry could create a system more swiftly. Source: Greg Henderson, Drovers editor-Drovers Alert
Thursday, June 30, 2005, Vol. 5, Issue 26
BSE Test for Live Animals
The Vacci-Test Corporation announced last week that it has created a test to detect BSE in live cattle. Utilizing a
single drop of blood, the Vacci-Test BD can identify the presence of Protein 14-3-3 the marker for brain
infections, including BSE. The test will go through a validation process before becoming commercially available.
Estimated cost is about $20 per animal. Source: Greg Henderson, Drovers editor-Drovers Alert Thursday, June
30, 2005, Vol. 5, Issue 26
Table 1 Table 2
Effects of gathering time on shrink Sources of shrink in yearling feeder steers (24-hour
(grazing yearling steers)* shipment)
Cattle gathered at: Source of shrink I % weight loss

6 a.m. 7 a.m. 8 a.m. 9 a.m. Digestive tract fill 3.2

Off-pasture 1 6 Digestive tract tissue 0.4
weight (lb.) Carcass 1.9

Shrink to 3 p.m. 5.9 Hide 0.6
6.2 .0 .3 Hide0.
Sale weight (lb.) 639 644 653 672 Pluck 0.2
Added value h1- Head 0.1
$/head n/a 2.75 7.70 18.15 Shank 0.1
($/head) Shank 0.1

Total value 558.6 563 5.08 Total 6.5
(S/head)2 555.93 558.68 563.63
($/head) Source: Self and Gray, Iowa, 1972
Calculations basis 1997 when the study was done -- Wes Ishmael, BEEF Stocker Trends
1 Added value calculated at $0.55 X lb. of added sale newsletter
weight
2 Total value determined as 639 X $87/cwt. plus
added value.
Source: Coffey, et al., 1997
Land prices continue higher
Farm and ranch real estate values remain strong during the first half of 2005, according to Farmers National
Company, the nation's largest farm and ranch management and real estate brokerage company. FNC says high
quality farm ground has been in the highest demand by both investors and farmers. Sale prices of $3,500 to $5,000
per acre are common in the central and eastern Corn Belt, with prices of $2,500 to $3,500 per acre in the western
Corn Belt. Demand for recreational land continues to have a significant impact on rural land values. Lee
Vermeer, FNC vice president of real estate operations, says, "Properties with waterfowl hunting opportunities
have seen the highest buyer activity, particularly if they are within one or two hours of a large metropolitan area."
Source: Greg Henderson, Drovers editor-Drovers Alert Thursday, June 30, 2005, Vol. 5, Issue 26. This appears to
be the theme everywhere. Land prices are continuing to escalate throughout the country. Jim Selph
Meat Goat Training Course
Florida A&M University Research and Extension Center, 4259 Bainbridge Hwy. (267 North) Quincy, FL is hosting
a series of educational programs for producers of Meat Goats.
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only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital
status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A. & M.
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Partly: The subjects that will be addressed are establishing the meat goat facility and markets for meat goats.
Part 2: Selecting and evaluating breeding stock and reproductive management of meat goats.
Part3: Nutrition management, pasture management and Bio-Security and Bio-terrorism on the farm.
Part4: A hands-on training will be provided on hoof trimming, administering medication, accessing body
condition scores, microscopic examination of parasites, FAMANCHA and much more.
PartS: Herd health, identifying poisonous plants to livestock and developing a record keeping system.


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Spittlebugs and Egg Mass Spittlebug Adult.........


AdultChinch Bugs Chinch Bug Nymphs

Beef Management Calendar

I July and August
Control weeds in summer pastures. Identify, vaccinate, implant, and work late calves.
Watch for evidence of footrot and treat. Wean calves and cull cow from herd.
Treat for liver flukes as close to August 15th as If cattle grubs were found on cattle last winter or
possible, if they are in your area. heel flies were observed in the pasture, treat for cattle
1 grubs in August.
Check for spittlebug and treat if necessary. Check dust bags and back rubbers.
Apply Nitrogen to warm season pastures, if needed. Check mineral feeder.
Deep disc pastures for reestablishment. Plant warm season perennial pastures.


I Pregnancy test and cull open heifers from replacement
herd.


IICheck for army worms, spittlebugs, and mole
crickets, and treat if necessary.


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James F. Selph, DeSoto


County Extension Director, IV, Livestock


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only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital
status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A. & M.
University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating.


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UNIVERSITY OF

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IFAS

Selection and Management Tools
To Improve Your Calf Crop


August 4, 2005


Hendry County CES
Dallas B. Townsend Ag Center
1085 Pratt Blvd
LaBelle, FL 33935


Selection and Management Tools To
Improve Your Calf Crop


This program is sponsored by the South
Florida Beef/Forage Program of the
University of Florida's Extension Service.

This program is designed to give producers a
better understanding of Expected Progeny
Differences (EPD's) when selecting bulls for
the cow herd as well as testing bulls to
increase pregnancy rates. Furthermore, the
development, structure and implementation
of the national animal identification program
for beef producers will be discussed.

Planning Committee Members:
Sonja Crawford, Hendry County Extension
Lockie Gary, Hardee County Extension
Brantly Ivy, Polk County Extension


For further information, please contact:
Sonja Crawford
4-H Coordinator/Livestock
Office: 863-674-4092
Mobile: 239-250-8801
E-Mail: sycr(ifas.ufl.edu


Persons requiring special
accommodations per the Americans
Disabilities Act, should contact Hendry
County CES at 863-674-4092 at least
five (5) working days prior to the
program.


To register FAX, Call, E-Mail or Mail:
Hendry County Ext. 863-674-4092
FAX 863-674-4099
E-Mail sycr@ifas.ufl.edu
OR detach and mail registration form:
Registration Form

Name:

Address:

City:


State:


Zip:


Phone: (_ ) -


E-mail:

Mail to: Sonja Crawford
Hendry County CES
PO Box 68
LaBelle, FL 33975

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(IFAS) is an Equal Employment Affirmative Action
Employer to provide research, educational
information and other services only to individuals
and institutions that function without regard to race,
color, sex, age, handicap, or national origin.


The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-
discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service,
University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A. & M. University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating.











6:50 7:00

7:00 7:05


7:05 -7:35






7:30 8:00





8:00 8:30


Sign In


Welcome -
Sonja Crawford, Hendry
County CES
Utilizing Expected
Progeny Differences
(EPD's) in Seedstock
Selection" -
Jim Selph, Desoto
County CES

"Achieving Higher
Pregnancy Rates By
Testing Bulls" -
Lockie Gary, Hardee
County CES

National Animal ID,
Another Government
Regulation or a Good
Management Tool.
Brantly Ivy, Polk County
CES


Refreshments, Coffee and
Tea will be available
throughout the program


Selection and Management Tools To
Improve Your Calf Crop


(863) 519-8677


The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-
discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service,
University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A. & M. University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating.


South Florida Beef-Forage Program

Participating Agents:

Jim Selph Desoto County
(863) 993-4846
Shelly Humphries Glades County
(863) 946-0244
Lockie Gary Hardee County
(863) 773-2164
Sonja Crawford Hendry County
(863) 674-4092
Gary Mikulecky Highlands County
(863) 402-6540
Brent Broaddus Hillsborough County
(813) 744-5519
Travis Seawright Manatee County
(941) 722-4524
Pat Hogue Okeechobee County
(863) 763-6469
Pat Miller Okeechobee County
(863) 763-6469
Brantley Ivey Polk County




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