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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
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DeSoto County Extension Office, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida
Place of Publication: Arcadia, Fla.
Publication Date: August 2005
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DeSoto County

Beef Newsletter
2150 NE Roan Street, Arcadia, Fl 34266

Future Arcadia Stockyards

August 2005 / Volume 27 Number 4

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
August
24-25 Florida Citrus Expo, Lee County Civic Center, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
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
TBA Grand Opening of the Arcadia Stockyards
September
TBA Grand Opening of the Arcadia Stockyards

1-2 Florida Cattlemen's Association Quarterly Meeting, Port St. Lucie, Holiday Inn-800-459-5044

11-14 Florida Turfgrass Association 53rd Annual Conference & Show, Hyatt Coconut Point, Bonita
Springs Fl.
22 Florida Equine Institute and Allied Trade Show, Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, Ocala

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

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

November
1-3 Inter Agency Basic Prescribed Fire Training Course 2005-2006, Turner Center Exhibit Hall

4 Cowboy "Chute" Out-4 Man Ranch Team Competition for Pride and Prizes-Location TBA

16 Beef Quality Assurance, the Florida Beef Quality Producer Program, Turner Center Exhibit
Hall, 10:00 AM 3:00 PM
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University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating.







Brazilian Beef Exports Up By 33%
Brazil's January-July 2005 beef export revenue jumped 33% over the same period last year, reports the National
Confederation of Agriculture (CNA). Revenue totaled $1.752 billion, up from the $1.313 billion of January to July 2004,
reports aebrazil, com. As a result, Brazil is on a pace to total $3 billion in beef export revenue this year, says CNA meat
livestock forum president Antenor Nogueira. That should retain for Brazil the title of world's largest beef exporter for
the third consecutive year. Brazil's beef exports were $2.457 billion in 2004. Brazil has shipped 1.299 million metric
tons of on-the-bone beef thus far this year, a 35% increase over the 965,000 tons from January-July 2004. Source: -
Joe Roybal-Cow-Calf Weekly, August 12, 2005
Market Information
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BEEF PRODUCTION (Itrdmnae (Estimate) (Actual _
Slaughter 629,000 616,000 643,000
Live Weights 1260 1258 1251
Dressed Weights 775 774 771 7595 59
Beef Production (millbs) 485.1 474.1 493.3 6 0o
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5 AREA WEEKLY WEIGHTED CATTLE PRICE E
Live Steer 79.57 82.08 84.42 so
Live Heifer 79.62 82.20 84.44 20
Dressed Steer 126.38 129.63 133.92 1o
Dressed Heifer 126.22 129 79 133.99 o
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Avg. Price Feeder Steers Oklahoma City
Medium Frame No. 1 600-700# Avg. Price Slaughter Steer Nebraska
Choice 2-4 1100-1300#
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CORN:
Kansas City US No 2 rail White Corn was 1 to 2 cents lower from 1.96-1.97 per bushel. US No 2 truck Yellow
Corn was steady from 2.00-2.01 per bushel. Omaha US No 2 truck Yellow Corn was steady to Icent higher from
1.77-1.79 per bushel. Chicago US No 2 Yellow Corn was 3/4 to 8 1/2 cents higher from 2.05-2.23 per bushel.
Toledo US No 2 rail Yellow corn was 1/2 cent lower to 1/2 cent higher from 2.05-2.08 per bushel. Minneapolis US
No 2 Yellow Corn rail was
3 1/2 cents higher at 1.96 per bushel. Source: USDA Livestock and Grain Website, Friday August 12, 2005:
http://www.ams.usda.gov/lsmnpubs/cfsd.htm
PETA Urges Korea to Ban All U.S. Meat Imports
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) appealed to South Korea by letter last week asking Seoul to
ban all U.S. meat products. AsiaPulse reports PETA urged South Korean Trade Minister Kim Hyun-chong to:
"Please help protect your citizens by banning hazardous meat products from the U.S."
South Korea hasn't accepted U.S. beef imports since December 2003 but does import U.S. poultry, pork and other
meat products.
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In its letter, PETA also claimed the use of growth stimulants and antibiotics in U.S. livestock production is
"putting consumers at risk of developing health problems," the article said.
"USDA, whose responsibility it is to inspect food, is filled with officials who do the bidding of the meat industry, so
contaminated meat frequently slips into our food supply and sickens consumers both in the U.S. and abroad," the
letter said. Source: Joe Roybal-Cow-Calf Weekly, August 12, 2005
FDA to Strengthen Ruminant Feed Ban
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will propose new regulations designed to further protect the U.S. livestock
feed supply against BSE. FDA Commissioner Lester Crawford told attendees to the International Congress of
Meat Science and Technology meeting in Baltimore this week that the agency is focusing on eliminating specified-
risk materials from all animal feed that could include brain and spinal cord from cattle 30 months and older. The
new rules will address lingering questions about compliance with the existing feed ban. Crawford also said
inspections of more than 4,000 feed and rendering facilities that handle ruminant proteins resulted in 10 facilities
requiring official agency action to address "deficiencies."
Since 1997, bovine material has been banned only from cattle feed. Critics claim the rule is insufficient in the wake
of two BSE discoveries in the United States. So-called "loopholes" in the feed ban are likely to be closed under new
FDA regulations. The elimination of feeding chicken litter and plate waste to cattle are likely to be included in any
FDA revisions to the ruminant feed ban. Source: Greg Henderson, Drovers editor-Drovers Alert Thursday,
August 11, 2005, Vol. 5, Issue 32
U.S. Beef Returns to the Philippines
Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns announced last week that the Philippines will resume imports of U.S. beef and
beef products. Under the agreement, the United States can export boneless beef from cattle not older than 30
months to the Philippines. The estimated value of the Philippines market reopening to U.S. boneless beef is $2.5
million. Source: Greg Henderson, Drovers editor-Drovers Alert Thursday, August 11, 2005, Vol. 5, Issue 32
Disease Outbreaks Impacts Beef
Industry Most
Cattle and beef have been the species most dramatically impacted by disease outbreaks and related trade
restrictions, according to a new report from the USDA's Economic Research Service. And according to the ERS,
forecasts of 2005 U.S. animal-products trade reflect expected market responses given the uncertainties
surrounding cattle and beef markets in the United States. U.S. beef exports in 2003 reached record levels and were
second only to Australia worldwide, but the December 2003 discovery of a single case of BSE in Washington state
made 2004 beef exports 82 percent lower at 461 million pounds. This drop reduced the U.S. share of beef exports
by major traders from 18 to 3 percent. At the same time, U.S. beef imports in 2004 were 14 percent higher than the
record set in 2002. Source: Greg Henderson, Drovers editor-Drovers Alert Thursday, August 11, 2005, Vol. 5,
Issue 32.
Atkins Diet Popularity Fading
The Atkins diet, widely credited with boosting meat demand in recent years, seems to be losing popularity. The
downward trend is exemplified by an announcement last week that Atkins Nutritionals Inc., the food company
founded by the late Robert Atkins, has filed for bankruptcy protection. Atkins Nutritionals markets a wide range
of low-carbohydrate food products that meet the specifications of the once-popular diet. The company plans to
scale back its offerings and focus on nutrition bars and shakes.
Countless people have lost weight using Atkins and similar plans, but experience tells us very few can maintain
such a restrictive diet. There is some good news. Findings from a recent study at the University of Washington's
School of Medicine indicate that higher protein intake, rather than less carbohydrates, aids weight loss. Protein
helps people feel more full and thus eat fewer calories. Results of this research suggest people could lose weight by
adding more lean meat to a healthy, balanced diet. That's a plan I could stick with. Source: Greg Henderson,
Drovers editor-Drovers Alert Thursday, August 14, 2005, Vol. 5, Issue 31.
Prescribed Fire Training Course (Cattlemen's Version) 2005
November 1-3, 2005 there will be a Prescribed Fire Training Course held at the Turner Center Exhibit Hall. The
course is designed to train cattlemen/private landowners in the use and application of prescribed fire. The course
will begin at 12:00 Noon on the 1st and end on Friday the 3rd sometime after 3:30 PM after the conclusion of the
Exam for Certification. The cost of this school is $150.00

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striped trrass Looper


Colorado Potato Beetle


1. The Striped Grass Looper will be found
often in Stargrass.
2. The Colorado Potato Beetle feeds on plants
in the Solanace family that includes potatoes
and Tropical Soda Apples. We are finding
these feeding on TSA.
3. Cattle Grubs can be found on the backs of
cattle. They are the larvae on the adult Heel
Fly.
4. The Cattle Screwworm Larvae is only found
I feeding on live tissue of cattle.
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Beef Management Calendar

I August and September

Control weeds in summer pastures. IIdentify, vaccinate, implant, and work late calves.

Watch for evidence of footrot and treat. IWean 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.
Cut Hay in September if pastures are dry enough. ICheck dust bags and back rubbers.

Apply Nitrogen to warm season pastures, if needed. ICheck mineral feeder.

Deep disc pastures for reestablishment. IPlant warm season perennial pastures.

Pregnancy test and cull open heifers from replacement Check for army worms and treat if necessary.
herd.

Determine Bull Replacement needs, develop selection Remove open, unsound or poor producing cows from
criteria and begin checking availability of quality bulls. the herd.


James F. Selph, DeSoto County Extension Director, IV, Livestock


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University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating.


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UNIVERSITY OF

FLORIDA

IFAS EXTENSION



INTER AGENCY BASIC PRESCIBED FIRE TRAINING COURSE
CATTLEMEN'S VERSION
2005-2006


A COURSE ON THE BASICS OF PRESCRIBED FIRE
November 1-3, 2005
TURNER CENTER EXHIBIT HALL


This educational program is a cooperative effort
between:

Florida Cattlemen's Association
University of Florida IFAS Extension
Florida Division of Forestry

The Best Management Practices for Beef Cattle
Production in Florida were recently adopted by the
Florida Cattlemen's Association. Prescribed
burning is one of these practices
Prescribed burning should not be taken lightly.
Human error and the environment can have
disastrous effects which could ultimately affect the
legal ability of the landowners to conduct "burning"
in the future.
"Prescription Burners" need to be professional and
maintain high ethics and standards.

Registration Deadline: October 6, 2005
Minimum Registration Number: 15
Maximum Registration Number: 30

All Sessions are filled on a first come first
serve basis!!


TUESDAY
12:00 NOON
12:45
1:45
3:15
5:15
6:15
8:15
WEDNESDAY
12:00 NOON
1:00
3:30
5:30
6:30
8:30
THURSDAY
8:00
10:00
12:30
1:30
3:30


Introductions
Why We Bum
Ecological Effects
Firing Techniques
Dinner
Legal Requirements
Adjourn

Public Relations
Fire Weather
Fire Behavior
Dinner
Smoke Management
Adjourn


Safety
Planning and Evaluation
Lunch
Holding and Contingencies
Exam


Programs are open to all regardless of race, color, sex, handicap,
religion, or national origin. Persons in need of special
accommodations should call a week in advance of the program.


I I
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University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating.


MAIL REGISTRATION FORMS 7 PAYMENTS
TO:
HILLSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE
DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS
1206 N. PARK ROAD
PLANT CITY, FL 33563
COST: $150.00







INTER AGENCY BASIC PRESCIBED FIRE TRAINING COURSE
CATTLEMEN'S VERSION
2005-2006
HILLSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE CONTINUING EDUCATION
REGISTRATION FORM
Please mail this registration form with the correct fees to:
HCC Office of Environmental & Technical Programs
Plant City Campus
1206 N. Park Rd.
Plant City, FL 33563
Name: Social Security#:
Permanent
Address:
City, State and Zip Code:
Home Phone: Work Phone:
Date of Birth: / Sex: M F
Term: Fall 2005
High School Diploma: Y N Date Received: / /
General Education Development (GED) Certificate? Y N Date Received:

The following information is required by the U.S. Office of Education.
Please Check one:

White, Non-Hispanic Asian or Pacific Islander Hispanic
Black, Non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaskan Native

Agency or Place of Employment:

Course Reference Course Day Time Campus Fee
Prefix/Number Number Title
EVS 8300


Residency Statement:
I certify that I have resided in Florida as a permanent resident for the past 12 months or longer or
otherwise meet the
residency requirements outlined in the law of the State of Florida.
Date and Year you became resident:

I have not resided in Florida as a permanent resident for the past 12 months and I do not meet the
resident requirements.
I declare under penalty of perjury punishable by law as a misdemeanor under Section 837.06, F.S. that
the forgoing is
true and accurate.

Student Signature: Date:
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.LI UNIVERSITY OF
FLORIDA
IFAS EXTENSION


Da v
Quail Ecology, Management, & Issues
Presiding: Jim Selph
8:00 Registration & coffee
8:30 Welcome
8:40 Status, distribution, and thoughts on quail population
declines in Florida)-Tommy Hines FWC
8:55 Quail population declines and the Northern Bobwhite
Conservation Initiative in Florida and the Southeast-Don
McKenzie, Wildlife Management Institute and Coordinator of
NBCI
9:10 Quail facts-Bill Giuliano
9:30 Predation & predator control-Bill Palmer, Tall
Timbers
9:55 Fire ant effects & control-Roberto Pereira, USDA-
ARS
10:00 Break
Presiding: George Tanner
10:40 Habitat assessment: identifying good and bad sites-
Roger Wells, QU National Habitat Coordinator
11:10 Mechanical treatments to improve rangelands for
quail-George Tanner
11:30 The importance and use of fire in quail management-
Scott Penfield, DOD Avon Park
12:00 Lunch & Keynote Speaker: Rangeland Quail and Their
Management--Experience and Successes-Dave Delaney, King
Ranch
Presiding: Bill Giuliano
1:30 Rangeland grasses: identification and pros and cons for
wildlife and livestock-James Martin, Univ. of Ga.
3:40 Herbicides & quail-Scott Houston, BASF
4:00 Benefits of quail management practices to other species:
turkey, deer, and others-Chuck McKelvy, FWC and Adam
Butler, UGA
4:25 Quail hunting leases: how do they work?-Wayne
Zahn, Lykes Bros.
4:45 Shooting preserves: how do they work?-
5:05 Regulations regarding quail hunting, leases, and
shooting preserves-Nick Wiley, FWC
5:25 Quality hunting issues: what makes a good hunt?-Dick
Corbett, FWC and others
Facilitating: Will Sheftall
6:00 Dinner & Panel Discussion: What is the future of quail
and quail hunting in Florida?- What does the future for quail
and quail hunting in Florida look like? how dependent is quail
habitat management on a future critical mass of industrial
forestry and rangelands in different regions of the state? Who
will be the quail habitat stewards and managers in Florida in the
future? the hunters? the beneficiaries?


Turner Center Exhibit Hall

Arcadia, Fl

October 13-14, 2005

Registration $50.00

Day 2
Presiding: Jim Selph
7:30 Registration & coffee
8:00 Habitat management: range management, food plots,
fire, etc. on local areas
12:00 Lunch
Bird Dogs: Information & Demonstrations
Presiding: Jim Selph
1:00 Dog breeds & training
1:20 Working dog health & nutrition-
1:40 Dog handling & performance during hunts
2:00 Hunting dogs: what good are they?-Clay Sisson-
Albany Quail Project
2:20 Q&A with speakers
3:00 Field demonstration and Q&A with nationally
recognized hunting dog person-proper use of training collars,
other training methods, etc.
5:00 Depart

This program is designed to educate
landowners, managers, hunters, and
quail enthusiasts on the ecology and
management Northern Bobwhite Quail
in Florida. In addition, bird dogs and
their importance to quail hunting will be
examined. The science-based
information will come from a variety of
sources, including landowners, the
hunting industry, academia, NGO's, and
natural resource agencies, and be
presented in layperson terms.


Cooperators:
South Florida Beef Forage Program
Tall Timbers
FWC
Quail Unlimited


LODGING AVAILABLE AT:
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS
863/494-5900


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University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating.


1st Annual Quail Management Shortcourse








,,' UNIVERSITY OF
."FLORIDA


B^J IFAS EXTENSION

1st Annual
Quail Management Shortcourse
Registration Form.
October 13-14, 2005


Complete the registration form, enclose registration fee and return to the registrar
at the address below. If you have any questions, contact your County Extension
Agent listed in the brochure.


Name:

Address:


City:


State: Zip:


Home Phone:
Business Phone:



Registration Fees: $50.00 per person (non-refundable) for the Quail
Management Shortcourse.
Checks Payable to: South Florida Beef-Forage Program.
Return to: South Florida Beef-Forage Program
2150 NE Roan St.
Arcadia, FL 34266







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University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating.




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