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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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Place of Publication: Arcadia, Fla.
Publication Date: December 2006
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UNIVERSITY of

UF FLORIDA IFAS EXTENSION



DeSoto County

Beef Newsletter
2150 NE Roan Street, Arcadia, Fl 34266
December 2006 / Volume 28 Number 12 Memw CGidtmas S&

CALENDAR OF EVENTS "am Ne V
December
16 DeSoto County 4-H Beef Prospect Show, Turner Center Cattle Barns

January
18 24th Annual Florida Cattlemen's Institute and Allied Trade Show, Osceola Heritage Park,
Kissimmee, Fl
HELP NEEDED FOR GRADUATE STUDENT HOUSING
We have a need for a site for two travel trailers in order to have some local housing for 2 graduate students and a
technician from the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida. All we need is a site
to park the trailers and have available water and electricity. We would handle the septic with an above ground
temporary station that could be periodically pumped. Emma Willcox is working on her PhD and is doing research on
the effects of prescribed fire and roller-chopping on vegetation, forage conditions, and wildlife habitat. Mary Hobby is
an MS student working on the same research project.
The two travel trailers are owned by the University of Florida Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation. Both
graduate students will be doing a lot of their research in the field away from campus and need to have the availability of
inexpensive housing. If you would be willing to help, please contact me at the Extension Office or on my cell phone (990-
0668). The Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation would be able to provide you with a letter for in-kind
donations that you would be able to use for tax purposes.
24th ANNUAL FLORIDA CATTLEMEN'S INSTITUTE AND ALLIED TRADE SHOW
The Theme for this year's Florida Cattlemen's Institute and Allied Trade Show will be "Get Em Bred Institute". This
year's Institute and Allied Trade Show will be held on January 18, 2007, at the Osceola Heritage Park, 1921 Kissimmee
Valley Lane, off of Highway 192 East (Irlo Bronson Highway), Kissimmee. The host motel will be the Quality Inn
located just east of Osceola Heritage Park on 2050 E Irlo Bronson Hwy. The Institute will begin with the Trade Show
opening at 8:00 A.M., followed by the welcome at 8:45 AM given by Dr. Jimmy Cheek, Vice-President for Agriculture
and Natural Resources at the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS). One of the
keynote speakers for this years Institute are Dr. W. E. (Bill) Beal. Dr. Beal is a Professor in the Department of Animal
and Poultry Sciences, College of Agriculture at Virginia Tech University located at Blacksburg, Va. His beef cattle
reproductive physiology research is focused on controlling estrus and ovulation in heifers and postpartum cows.
FEEDYARD INVENTORIES REMAIN LARGE
According to USDA's November Cattle on Feed report, feedyard inventories as of Nov. 1 totaled 12 million head, 4
percent above the same date last year and 6 percent above Nov. 1, 2004. Placements during October, however, dropped
considerably from those of one year earlier, showing a 13 percent decline from October 2005. The trend toward fewer
placements was expected as feed prices have increased and widespread drought pushed many calves into feedyards
earlier than usual. Marketing's of fed cattle during October totaled 1.77 million, 2 percent above 2005 but 2 percent
below 2004. Source-Drovers Alert, Thursday, November 23, 2006, Vol. 7, Issue 47.
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.









MARKET INFORMATION
November 28, 2006

11/25/06 Last Week Last Year
5 AREA WEEKLY WEIGHTED CATTLE PRICE
Live Steer 87.55 86.35 90.97
Live Heifer 87.73 86.41 90.98
Dressed Steer 138.37 133.85 143.42
Dressed Heifer 138.42 134.55 143.78
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11/25/06 Last Week Last Year
BEEF PRODUCTION (Estimate) (Estimate) (Actual)
Slaughter 591,000 658,000 552,000
Live Weights 1291 1292 1286
Dressed Weights 783 784 787
Beef Production (M. of Pounds) 461.0 514.0 432.3
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11/25/06


Last Week Last Year


National Grading Percent
Prime 3.21% 3.01%
Choice 52.18% 52.93%
Select 35.80% 35.79%
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U.S. Cattle On Feed


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Month


Source: USDA & K-State Research & Extension


The summary below reflects the week ended November 10, 2006 for Medium and Large 1 -- 500- to 550-lb., 600- to
650-lb., and 700- to 750-lb. heifers and steers. Source: Beef Stocker Trends, November 14, 2006.


Calf Weight


500-550 lbs. 600-650 lbs. 700-750 bs. 500-550 Ibs. 600-650 Ibs. 700-750 Ibs.


AL 13,100 $98-105 $91-96


TN 9,200 $95.92


$89.15


FL 9,200 $85-102 $76-92


GA 16,000

CORN:


$91-108 $83-97


$83-88

$85.19

$78-80

I77-84


$190-100 $82-91


$87.71

$78-97

$81-99


$83.90

$72-85

$75-93


CORN 11 to 13 cents higher except Minnesota only 3 cents higher. Corn prices at a 10 year high after jumping up over
1.00 since the beginning of the harvest season. Fund buyers are getting most of the credit or blame. On the supply side
there is a lot of corn in the US. Crops have been good the past few years, including this year, with huge carryovers. The
supply side is iffy according to ethanol usage. Plants are springing up throughout the country and supply is estimated to
quadruple in the next few years. Everyone is getting on the band wagon and exporters are also active. There were
decent export announcements on the books this week. Source: USDA Weekly National Grain Market Review, Friday
November 24, 2006, http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/SJ_GR851.txt

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.


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CATTLE-ON-FEED REPORT OFFERS A MIXED BAG
The Nov. 1, cattle-on-feed (COF) report set an all-time record for the month of November, at least since the new series
began in 1996. The COF number came in at 12 million head, so there are a lot of cattle on feed. Perspective is
important, however, as this number is only 4% above last year, and the drought spurred a lot of early placements. This
is highlighted by the fact the October placement also was the second lowest on record and came in at 87%, which was
below expectations. Marketing's came in at a healthy 2% above last-year levels. We've certainly seen the lows from a
numbers standpoint in this cattle cycle, but numbers certainly are not the driver in this lower market. In fact, high feed
costs, drought conditions and the dramatic drop in feeder prices all combined to create another run of cow liquidation,
which means numbers will remain very manageable out front. The lower prices can be explained with two words --
higher corn. The feeder and calf market showed signs of stabilizing this week, fear is subsiding, and the market will
return to fundamentals. More than anything, the corn market is reacting to three, bin-busting harvests in a row, and the
fact corn supplies aren't increasing due to continuously building demand. Source-Cow-Calf Weekly, Thursday,
November 22, 2006.
FAWN-DESOTO COUNTY ANNUAL RAINFALL--http://desoto.ifas.ufl.edu/.
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JULY AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC Total
0.32" 3.26" 0.97" 0.14" 2.07" 2.71" 5.84" 9.30" 4.15" 1.36" 0.81" 30.93"
FAWN WEATHER INFORMATION
The FAWN (Florida Automated Weather Network) can be accessed at the following website: http://fawn.ifas.ufl.edu/.
There is also a toll free number that can be called to get information when you are in the field away from a computer.
That number is: 866-754-5732. Most FAWN users are farmers or growers working in the State of Florida. The most
common usage of FAWN is in day-to-day management decisions, though FAWN can also be used in longer-term
planning. The low for the month of October was 39.40F and the high was 880F. In Arcadia, there were 40 hours
between 11/1/2006 and 11/27/2006 where the average temperature was at or below 450F. Plants such as peaches,
blueberries, etc. have annual chilling requirements based on the number of hours at 450F or below. This type of
information can easily be "mined" from the FAWN site to help make management decisions on planting specific fruit
crop varieties.

Beef Management Calendar

I December/January

Check mineral feeder. Check for external parasites and treat if needed.

Deworm cows and heifers prior to winter feeding season. Observe regularly for calving difficulties.

Rotate calving pastures to prevent diseases. Watch for scours in calves.

Give bulls extra feed and care so they will be in condition Have dead animals posted by a veterinarian or diagnostic
for breeding season. laboratory.

Watch condition of cow herd and supplement if necessary. Discuss herd health with you veterinarian and outline a
Post calving cows have the highest nutritional requirements program for the 2007 year.
in the first 82 days.

Develop or review of management plan and update for next Carry a pocket notebook to record heat, breeding
year. abnormalities, discharges, abortions, retained placentas.

Investigate health of bulls before you buy. January 1, put bulls out for October calving season.
FLORIDA BEEF COUNCIL
As you are likely aware, the Florida Beef Council is responsible for collection of the Beef Check-Off in the state of
Florida. The $1.00 per head beef Check-Off is to be paid on all cattle sold in the state as stated in the federal law. I am
asking you to please help us communicate to all livestock producers their responsibility to pay the Beef Check-Off on all
cattle transactions. Source-Jim Handley, Florida Beef Council


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.







RUSSIA OPENS MARKET TO U.S. BEEF
The official signing of a bilateral trade agreement between the United States and Russia means that market will
immediately open to U.S. boneless beef, bone-in beef and beef variety meats from cattle under 30 months of age with an
approved export certificate, pending a plant audit tour by Russian inspectors. In 2003, Russia was the fifth-largest
export market for U.S. beef in terms of quantity, importing over 140 million pounds of U.S. beef and beef variety meats,
valued at over $53 million. Source-Drovers Alert, Thursday, November 23, 2006, Vol. 7, Issue 47.
CHINA REPORTS TWO FMD OUTBREAKS
China reported two new outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in the southwest and northwest part of the
country. AFP reports more than 260 head of livestock were culled as a control measure, and both outbreaks are under
control, according to China's Ministry of Ag. The outbreaks were in two villages in Wanzhou district of Chongqing
municipality in the southwest, and in Yongdeng county in the northwest province of Gansu. The northwest province of
Qinghai reported an outbreak Sept. 30. Source-Drovers Alert, Thursday, November 23, 2006, Vol. 7, Issue 47.
JAPAN CONFIRMS ITS 30TH CASE OF BSE
Japan's Ag, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry confirmed the country's 30th case of BSE last week. The 64-month-old
dairy cow died earlier this month in Hokkaido, being born before Japan implemented its ban on the feeding of meat-
and-bone meal in fall 2001. Source-Drovers Alert, Thursday, November 23, 2006, Vol. 7, Issue 47.
ID PROGRAM TO REMAIN VOLUNTARY
The Department of Agriculture says its national livestock identification program will be a permanently voluntary
system. Undersecretary Bruce Knight says concerns over a mandatory system have only slowed progress, though
implementation is on track. By January 2007, USDA wants 25 percent of all livestock-producing premises registered.
Thus far about 24 percent are registered. By January 2009, USDA had wanted 100 percent of all premises registered,
100 percent of all newborn animals identified and 60 percent of all animals less than a year old documented. The
voluntary nature of the program means that the 100 percent goal may not be possible, but Knight says that will not
diminish the program's effectiveness. Source-Drovers Alert, Thursday, November 30, 2006, Vol. 7, Issue 48.


C,02


Crotalaria pallida var. obtusifolia Crotalaria spectablis Cassia occidentales
Crotalaria pallida (common name: smooth rattlebox) along with Crotalaria spectablis (common name: showy
crotalaria or rattlebox) are two invasive and toxic plants that are found in DeSoto County. All livestock are
susceptible to poisoning. Death can occur from large quantities. Liver damage and photosensitization are
exhibited in livestock. Cassia occidentales or Coffee senna affects Cattle, sheep, goats, horses, pigs, rabbits &
chickens. Moderate to severe diarrhea can occur in cattle as well as death.


UNIVERSITY of
U IFLORIDA'
The Foundation for The Gator Nation


? James F. Selph
loto County Extension Director, IV, Livestock


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.






UNIVERSITY of th UNIVERSITY of
U NIVFLORIDAT 24h Annual Florida Cattlemen's Institute U N[FLVORIDA
The Foundation for The Cator Nation And Allied Trade Show The Foundation for The ato Nation

January 18, 2007
Osceola Heritage Park
1921 Kissimmee Valley Lane, Highway 192 East

Sponsored by:


UF/IFAS EXTENSION SERVICE AND THE FLORIDA
ALLIED INDUSTRIES


"Get'em Bred Institute"
Nutrition, Health and Management for Reproduction


8:00 AM Trade Show Opens
Moderator: Gary Mikulecky,
Chairman 2007 FCIATS,
UF/IFAS, Highlands
8:45 AM "Welcome": Dr. Jimmy Cheek,
UF/IFAS-Vice President for
Agriculture and Natural
Resources
"Welcome": Dr. Hal Phillips,
DVM, Florida Cattlemen's
Association, President
9:00 AM "Animal Health Needs for
Today's Cow Herd"-Dr. Mark
Spire, DVM, MS, DACT
Manager, Technical Services,
Schering-Plough Animal Health
10:00 AM Trade Show Break
10:30 AM "Understanding the Estrous
Cycle and Maintenance of


Pregnancy"-Dr. Bill Beal,
Professor Animal and Poultry
Science Dept., Virginia Tech
11:30 AM "The State of the State"-Charlie
Bronson, Florida Commissioner
of Agriculture
12:00 PM AWARDS
12:15 PM LUNCH
1:00 PM "Reproduction Requires
Adequate Nutrition"-Dr. Matt
Hersom, Ph.D, UF/IFAS, Animal
Sciences Department
1:45 PM "Managing Pastures for Beef
Cattle"-Dr. Joe Vendramini,
Forage Agronomist, UF/IFAS,
Range Cattle Research and
Education Center, Ona
2:30 PM Trade Show Break
3:00 PM Wrap-Up, Dr. Bill Beal


Please RSVP to our office if you plan to attend: 863-993-4846, e-mail: jselph@ifas.ufl.edu
Hotel Information: Kissimmee Quality Inn, Heritage Park 2050 E. Irlo Bronson Highway, Kissimmee, Fl,
Telephone: 407-932-2268, Room Rate: $59.00/ Night, plus tax. (Ask for Florida Cattlemen's Institute Rate)

Participants Requiring Special Accommodations Should Contact Randy Bateman (321-697-3000)
48 Hours Before The Event.





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.





Beef Promotion and Research Program
PRIVATE TREATY SALES CHECKOFF INVESTMENT FORM
Both the seller and the buyer have the responsibility to have the $1 per head assessment collected and remitted to the qualified state beef
council. This form is designed for the seller to use in private treaty sales.
FOR OFFICE USE




Seller's Name Buyer's Name
Address Address
City State Zip City State Zip

Seller's Signature Seller's Signature

Total Number of Cattle Sold X $1.00/Head= $
Date of Sale Person remitting assessment D Seller I Buyer
State of origin of cattle Brand inspection Number (if applicable)

Send Form and Remittance to: Florida Beef Council, Inc.
P.O. Box 421929, Kissimmee, Florida 34742-1929

Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average .08 hour per response, including the time for reviewing
instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the form. Send
comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspects of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing the
burden, to USDA, OIRM, Clearance Officer, Room 404-W, Washington, D.C. 20250. When replying refer to the OMB Number and Form
Number in your letter.

OMB 30581-0093 Return original to state beef council, pink to seller, yellow to buyer.

Safeguard Business Systems Litho USA
Form No. 85-3/L03CS001393 9/05 182-88

The above document can be used to make copies for the Beef Check-off. Remember to make 3 copies though as highlighted
above. Copies can also be obtained at our office and the Florida Cattlemen's Association Office in Kissimmee.
A THING CALLED PODCASTING
A thing called Podcasting is a new hit among the Extension guru's for developing educational strategy for
program delivery to our Extension Clientele. I am interested if anyone in my newsletter audience has
experienced the use of a Podcast with a portable device such as an iPod or by any other similar device. If
you have, let me know by either calling the office (863-993-4846) or my cell phone (863-990-0668).
Podcasting is delivering audio content to iPods and other portable media players on demand, so that it can
be listened to at the user's convenience. The main benefit of podcasting is that listeners can sync content to
their media player and take it with them to listen whenever they want to. Because podcasts are typically
saved in MP3 format, they can also be listened to on nearly any computer. Thanks!! Jim Selph
UF/IFAS BUDGET REQUEST 2007
"For your information listed below are IFAS' legislative budget requests, as approved by the Board of Governors and as
forwarded to the Governor and Legislature."
Citrus Canker and Greening Resistance
Invasive Species Research and Education Program
Technology Enhanced Distance Education and Climate and Weather Decision Tools (FAWN)
Solutions for Water Resource Sustainability
Alternative Energy Initiative
Profitable and Sustainable Alternative Cropping Systems
Florida Foods for Optimal Health

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.




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