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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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Publication Date: April 2008
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UF FLORIDA IFAS EXTENSION






DeSoto County
Beef Newsletter
2150 NE Roan Street, Arcadia, Fl 34266
April 2008 / Volume 30 Number 4

CALENDAR OF EVENTS Tropical Breeds of Cattle
Boran "Cow-Calf" in
April Kenya
17 Farm Credit of South West Florida Annual Meeting, Hardee Agri-civic Center, Wauchula,
6:00 PM
24 DeSoto County Cattlemen's Association Spring Meeting, Turner Center Exhibit Hall, 7:00 PM

30 57th Annual Florida Beef Cattle Short Course, Hilton UF Conference Center, Gainesville, FL

May
1-2 57th Annual Florida Beef Cattle Short Course, Hilton UF Conference Center, Gainesville, FL

MARCH NEWSLETTER MAILING WAS DELAYED
We were delayed in mailing the March issue of the newsletter till late March due to the fact that we were waiting on
envelopes from the University. In the climate of lower operating budgets, UF has outsourced such things to lower costs.
The problem with this is the non-responsiveness on behalf of the companies that they outsource to. We started in early
February trying to get our supply of pre-printed envelopes. They were delivered to us March 25th. With this issue
arriving on the heels of the March Newsletter, I thought I would let you know what happened. Jim
ONLINE CEU OFFERINGS AT THE UF/IFAS PESTICIDE INFORMATION OFFICE
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feel free to use the included image on your counties extension website. All of our modules can be found at:
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INCREASED COSTS WILL BE HARD TO PASS ON
Abundant protein supplies will keep prices from gaining much ground. Meanwhile, input prices weigh heavily. Pablo
Zuanic, JPMorgan food analyst, considered USDA forecasts with commodities' futures prices and projects grain prices
to rise 78 percent this year and energy costs 58 percent. He says wheat prices could jump 98 percent, soybeans 78
percent and corn 59 percent. The American Feed Industry Association predicts that consumer food prices will rise
another 10 percent to 12 percent this year. But Zuanic says passing cost increases on to consumers could be difficult
given the state of the overall economy. "While all large-cap food companies have announced price hikes, those with
consistent investment in innovation and brand building are in better shape to make those hikes stick," he adds. Source-
Drovers Alert, Thursday, March 27, 2008 Vol. 10, Issue 15.
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MARKET INFORMATION
March 31, 2008


03/29/08
5 AREA WEEKLY WEIGHTED CATTLE PRICE
Live Steer 87.93
Live Heifer 87.91
Dressed Steer 141.00
Dressed Heifer 140.08
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BEEF PRODUCTION
Slaughter
Live Weights
Dressed Weights
Beef Production (M. of Pounds)


03/29/08
(Estimate)
619,000
1283
776
478.7


Last Week Last Year


89.77
89.95
144.17
144.23


Last Week
(Estimate)
648,000
1284
776
501.0


95.86
95.71
154.67
154.35


Weekly Choice-Select Boxed Beef Price Spread
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Last Year
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611,000
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03/15/08


Last Week Last Year


National Grading Percent
Prime 2.83% 2.78%
Choice 58.59% 57.81%
Select 29.66% 29.16%
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03/28/08
$0.34/cwt
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Take note of this spread, the reality is that there
is no difference at this time between Choice and
Select. People who have retained ownership are
not very happy right now. Jim


Kansas Combined Auction (Dodge City, Pratt, & Salina)
Weekly Welghted Average 500-600 Lb. Steer Prices
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The summary below reflects the week ending March 21, 2008 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, March 25, 2008.
State Volume Steers Heifers
Calf Weight 500-550 lbs. 600-650 lbs. 700-750 lbs. 500-550 lbs. 600-650 lbs. 700-750 lbs.
TX 17,700 $122.98 $105.53 $99.83 $100.59 $96.82 $92.08
AL 8,600 $105-108 $90-101 $91-101 $86-91 $82-85
TN 7,800 $114.06 $96.80 $89.04 $98.39 $85.84 $80.74
FL 4,200 $93-113 $93-104 $80-87 $86-102 $83-92 $75-82
GA 7,400 $95-111 $85-103 $77-92.50 $83-102 $80-92 $76-85
KY 21,700 $102-112 $92-102 $86-96 $90-100 $81-91 $77-87
OK 33,600 $123.65 $111.81 $102.45 $104.60 $99.10 $93.53

CORN:
Kansas City US No 2 rail White Corn was 10 to 11 cents higher from 5.23-5.38 per bushel. Kansas City US No 2 truck
Yellow Corn was 48 cents higher at 5.34 per bushel. Omaha US No 2 truck Yellow Corn was 48 to 49 cents higher from
5.18-5.24 per bushel. Chicago US No 2 Yellow Corn was 47 % to 60 cents higher from 5.15-4.43 per bushel. Toledo
US No 2 rail Yellow corn was 48 to 52 cents higher from 5.30 /2-5.35 z per bushel. Minneapolis US No 2 Yellow Corn
rail was 55 cents higher at 5.15 z per bushel. Source: USDA Weekly National Grain Market Review, Friday March 28,
2008 http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/SJ GR851.txt



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AUSTRALIA FEED MILLERS TO TRY U.S. DRIED DISTILLERS GRAIN
A prolonged drought curtailing Australian grain production might compel that country to import more U.S. dried
distillers grains (DDG) in the future, according to the U.S. Grains Council. The action would be necessary to help keep
Australia's livestock industries going, said USCG Chairman Dale Artho, a Texas grain producer. During a USGC tour
of Australia, Singapore and the Philippines, Artho said Australian feed millers have agreed to a feeding trial using
imported U.S. DDG. "What they're looking for is some energy and protein for their rations. And since Dried distillers
grains are cooked, you don't have the problem with weeds or other foreign material being in it. It's a clean product, and
the quarantine laws shouldn't be as strict." -Elton Robinson, Farm Press Editor-Source-Crop News Weekly,
March 26, 2008.
FEED SUPPLY CHALLENGE HITS DAIRY, BEEF SECTORS
U.S. hay and other feedstuff prices should continue rising for the rest of 2008, according to USDA's March Livestock,
Dairy and Poultry Outlook. Milk production is forecast to rise 2.7 percent this year over last year's numbers, reaching
190.7 billion pounds and reflecting an estimated 1 percent increase in cow numbers. According to the Livestock
Slaughter report, January dairy cow slaughter was very near last year's level. Because of higher feed prices, feed
intensity will likely be reduced and milk production per cow is projected to rise by less than 1 percent on a daily basis.
That's well below the trend of the previous two years. Milk-feed price ratios may weaken and lower returns in mid-year
may point toward herd contraction by late 2008. Commercial use of dairy products, however, is expected to increase by
more than 3%. Many Upper Midwestern farmers, who produce much of their own feed, are somewhat insulated from
rising feed prices. Dairy herd expansion continues in the West in part because of the lengthy process of obtaining
permits. Once current expansion is complete, the process may slow because permits are becoming difficult to obtain,
especially in California. Although the Jan. 1 beef cow inventory is lower than last year's, first-quarter cow slaughter
could exceed first-quarter 2007's. And that was 15% above first-quarter 2006's slaughter numbers. Commercial
slaughter levels are relatively high, in part because Alabama, North Carolina and Tennessee growers face dry conditions
and high feed costs. Dry conditions are also seen southward from Canada through the Northern Plains states and
northward from Mexico through New Mexico and Texas, possibly contributing to increased numbers of cows in the
slaughter mix. Some cows are also being imported from Canada, adding to the total U.S. commercial cow slaughter.
Source-E-Hay Weekly, March 25, 2008.


Beef Management Calendar

April/May

Check mineral feeder. IPlant warm season annual pastures.

Check dust bags or apply treated ear tags. Check for external parasites and treat if necessary.

Observe cows for repeat breeders. Deworm cows as needed if not done in March.

Vaccinate against blackleg and brucellosis after 3 months of Update market information and refine market strategy for
age and before 12 months of age. calves.

Market cull cows and bulls. Vaccinate and implant with growth stimulant any later
calves.
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FAWN-DESOTO COUNTY HIGH & LOW TEMPERATURES (2 METERS)
HIGH 82.30 84.90 86.101
LOW 28.50 35.60 39.30
Rainfall for 2008 is currently 1.05 inches ahead of 2007-A good sign!!








DESOTO COUNTY CATTLEMEN'S ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING
The 2008 DeSoto County Cattlemen's Association Annual Spring Meeting will be held at 7:00 PM, Thursday, April 24,
2008, at the Turner Center Exhibit Hall. All members, along with their family, are invited to attend. Members are
asked to bring a covered dish. You may bring one guest to the steak dinner. Members bringing more than one guest
will be asked to pay $10.00 per each additional guest. Not only will you be able to enjoy an excellent steak dinner by
attending, you will also hear excellent information concerning beef cattle production and most of all, you will have a
great time socializing with your friends.
CATTLE-FAX: CORN PRICES DOMINATE IN 2008
The corn market will dominate cattle talk in 2008. While the industry struggled to adjust to $3 per bushel corn for most
of last year, prices exploded to over $5 per bushel by January. Volatility in the grain markets is sure to squeeze cattle
feeders and limit prices for feeder calves in the coming year. "There is even more reason to be concerned about corn
prices this year," says Randy Blach, executive vice president of Cattle-Fax, speaking from the annual Cattle-Fax
Outlook Seminar at the Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in Reno, Nev. "Prices for other
commodities have risen along with corn, increasing competition for what farmers choose to plant." Prior to the latest
spike in corn prices, Cattle-Fax had projected that corn plantings would decrease by 6 million acres in 2008, down from
the 93 million planted in 2007. Now the Centennial, Colo.-based market analyst firm says one of the key indicators to
watch is how prices for other commodities respond. If they stay high, it's a signal that other grains are ready to compete
for planted acreage. Unprecedented demand for corn, wheat and soybeans is driving the price surge. Export demand is
strong and Congress in December increased the ethanol mandate to 15.2 billion gallons from livestock feed sources like
corn by 2012. While the 2007 corn harvest was record-large at just over 13 billion bushels, Cattle-Fax analysts say the
need for another near record-large corn crop will pressure margins across the industry.
"Profit opportunities exist, but it will take tough management to find them this year," says Blach. "We are in a period
of rapid change and thin margins." He added that rather than producers pushing beef through the production chain,
consumer desires increasingly drive it, offering cattlemen more chances than ever for profits. Today, nearly 25 percent
of cattle are sold through some sort of certified program. Nearly 60 percent of all fed cattle do not sell on the cash
market. "There are a lot of programs out there that hold promise for increased value," Blach says. "But you have to do
your homework to make sure you're selling into one that actually pays. We always have to re-evaluate our business, and
some of the dynamics this year make it imperative that cattlemen position their business to minimize risk as much as
possible and take advantage of the profit opportunities that are out there. Volatility will be more extreme than in years
past." Source-NCBA Policy News/Cattle Fax, February 7, 2008, Reno, Nevada-Mike Miller.
1ST ANNUAL RANCH RODEO
Come & see Florida's Finest Cowboys and Cowgirls show off their ranch skills as they compete for a spot in the Florida
Cattlemen's Ranch Rodeo Circuit. Not only are these men & women expected to show off their everyday working skills,
but they are required to show their True Grit by Riding Bulls and Running Barrels. This event will be held at the
Arcadia Rodeo and Fair Grounds. It Kicks off Friday Night, April 18th @ 7:00PM and carries over until Saturday,
April 19th. Saturday will be a full day of festivities with a parade beginning at 10:00AM. The rodeo gates open at
4:00PM for shopping and an autograph signing by Tater Porter, Florida's Former PBR Bull Rider. The Ranch rodeo
performance starts at 7:00pm, and we'll have a shin-dig of a dance to follow. Hope to see y'all there!!
Tickets are available for $8.00 in advance at Stockyard in Sarasota, Beef 'O' Bradv's in Arcadia, and The Hayloft in Ft.
Myers or $10 at the gate. This event is a benefit for the DeSoto County 4-H. 4-H is a non profit organization focusing on
youth life skills and making the best better.
COMPANIES PLAN TO DEVELOP BIO-GASOLINE
Shell and Virent Energy Systems, Inc., (VirentTM) of Madison, Wisconsin USA, today announced a joint research and
development effort to convert plant sugars directly into gasoline and gasoline blend components, rather than ethanol.
The collaboration could herald the availability of new biofuels that can be used at high blend rates in standard gasoline
engines. This could potentially eliminate the need for specialized infrastructure, new engine designs and blending
equipment. Traditionally, sugars have been fermented into ethanol and distilled. These new 'bio-gasoline' molecules
have higher energy content than ethanol (or butanol) and deliver better fuel efficiency. They can be blended seamlessly
to make conventional gasoline or combined with gasoline containing ethanol. The sugars can be sourced from non-food
sources like corn stover, switch grass, wheat straw and sugarcane pulp, in addition to conventional bio-fuel feedstock
like wheat, corn and sugarcane.
S// ,--/ James F. Selph
DeSoto County Extension Director, IV, Livestock & Forages

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Celebrating the Fifty-seventh Annual

Florida Beef Cattle Short Course
Hilton University of Florida Conference Center
Gainesville, Florida

i April 30 May 2, 2008


T UNIVERSITY of
UF FLORIDA
IFAS Extension


Agenda topics for the 3-day long conference will be:


Wednesday. April 30. 2008
Market Outlook & Current Topics
Presiding: Matt Hersom, Department of Animal
Sciences, UF/IFAS, Gainesville, FL
1:00 Welcome Geoff Dahl, Department Chairman and
Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, UF/IFAS,
Gainesville, Fl.
1:15 Cattlemen's Comments Mr. Larry Rooks,
President, Florida Cattlemen's Association,
Inverness, FL
1:30 Economic and Market Outlook for 2008 -
Dr. John Lawrence, Iowa State University,
Ames, IA
2:15 Implementation of Instrument Grading for
Beef Carcasses Dr. Kerry Smith, USDA/
Agricultural Marketing Service, Washington, DC
3:00 Refreshment Break
3:30 Market Definitions of Alternative
Production Systems Dr. Kerry Smith,
USDA/Agricultural Marketing Service,
Washington, DC
4:15 Economic Comparison of Alternative
Production Systems Dr. Curt Lacey,
University of Georgia, Tifton, GA
5:00 Allied Industry Trade Show and Reception -
Several companies will have exhibits and
representatives to answer your questions. Hors
d'oeuvres provided compliments of the
exhibitors.
A cash bar is available for your enjoyment.
Thursday. May 1. 2008
All About Bulls
Presiding: John Arthington, Range Cattle Research
and Education Center, Ona, FL
8:30 Understanding and Utilizing EPDs to Select
Bulls Dr. Jane Parish, Mississippi State
University, Starkville, MS
9:15 "No Bull" Discussion on Genetic Markers -
Dr. Dorian Garrick, Iowa State University,
Ames, IA
10:00 Refreshment Break
10:30 Adapting Bulls to Florida Dr. Chad Chase,
USDA-STARS, Brooksville, FL


11:00 Bull Management for Commercial
Producers Dr. Todd Thrift and Dr. Matt
Hersom, Department of Animal Sciences,
UF/IFAS, Gainesville, FL
11:30 How Much Can I Pay for a Bull? Dr. Curt
Lacey, University of Georgia, Tifton, GA and
Dr. Todd Thrift, Department of Animal Sciences,
UF/IFAS, Gainesville, FL
12:00 Leave for Lunch at UF/IFAS Beef Teaching
Unit (Sponsored by Farm Credit ofNorth
Florida Directions to be provided)
Presiding: Mr. Jerry Wasdin, Department of Animal
Sciences, UF/IFAS, Gainesville, FL
1:30 Phenotypic Evaluation of Bulls -
Dr. Todd Thrift, Department of Animal Sciences,
UF/IFAS, Gainesville, FL
Ultrasound Evaluation of Bulls Dr. Roger
West, Gainesville, FL
Fertility and Breeding Evaluation of Bulls-
Dr. Joel Yelich, Department of Animal Sciences,
UF/IFAS, Gainesville, FL
Matching Bulls to Different Cow Types -
Mr. Jesse Savell, Department of Animal
Sciences, UF/IFAS, Gainesville, FL
2:15 Second Rotation
3:00 Refreshment Break
3:15 Third Rotation
4:00 Fourth Rotation
5:00 Adjourn
6:30 Cattlemen's Steak-Out (Horse Teaching Unit)
FRIDAY. MAY 2. 2008
UF Emphasis on Production Practices
Presiding: Dr. Chad Carr, Department of Animal
Sciences, UF/IFAS, Gainesville, FL
8:30 Backgrounding Calves on Co-products -
Dr. Matt Hersom, Department of Animal
Sciences, UF/IFAS, Gainesville, FL
9:00 Forage-Based Replacement Heifer
Management Mr. BradAustin, Department
of Animal Sciences, UF/IFAS, Gainesville, FL


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9:30 Factors Affecting Calf Value Mr. Jesse
Savell,Department of Animal Sciences,
UF/IFAS, Gainesville, FL
10:00 Refreshment Break
10:20 Utilization of Biosolids for Pasture
Fertilization Dr. Maria Silveira,
UF/IFAS,Range Cattle Research and Education
Center, Ona, FL
10:50 Utilization of Limpograss for Grazing -
Dr. John Arthington and Dr. Joao
Vendramini, UF/IFAS,Range Cattle Research
and Education Center, Ona, FL; Dr. Bill Brown,
Department of Animal Sciences, UF/IFAS,
Gainesville, FL
11:45 Adjourn
REGISTRATION
Note: If making payment for multiple registrants, please list each
individual's name on the form of payment. This will ensure proper
crediting for each registrant.
Refund Policy: Requests for registration refunds will be
honored if a written notification of cancellation is received on or
before April 18, 2008. A $55.00 processing fee will be deducted from
all refunds. Sorry, no refunds will be honored for cancellations after
April 18, 2008.
CONVENIENTLY REGISTER IN ONE OF THREE EASY WAYS:
1. ONLINE: If paying by credit card, register online at:
liiip .in iii.. .!1 c..Ii/extension/beef/bcscIndex.shtml
2. FAX: If paying by credit card, FAX completed registration form
to: (352)392-9059
3. MAIL: Please make check, money order, or purchase order
payable to: UF Foundation Mail this form with payment to: Pam
Gross
Beef Cattle Short Course
UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences
P.O. Box 110910
Gainesville, FL 32611-0910

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10 working days prior to the workshop. He may be reached by
phoning (352) 392-2390 or faxing (352) 392-9059.
Registration Information
The reduced early registration fee is $110.00 if payment is
postmarked by April 18, 2008. After April 18, 2008, the regular
registration fee will be $150.00. The registration fee includes
refreshment breaks, exhibitor's reception, Thursday's luncheon, one
Cattlemen's Steak-out ticket, and a copy of the proceedings. Extra
Cattlemen's Steak-out tickets are available at $15.00 each. Please
refer to the registration card to purchase extra tickets. Requests for
registration refunds will be honored if a written notification of
cancellation is received on or before April 18, 2008. A $55.00
processing fee will be deducted from all refunds. Sorry, no refunds
will be honored for cancellations after April 20, 2008.
In compliance with ADA requirements, participants with special


Hotel Accommodations/Meeting Site
The Hilton University of Florida Conference Center, located at 1714
SW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL, is offering a special group rate of
$139.00 single or double occupancy, plus 9.25% tax. To qualify for
this special rate, reservations must be made prior to March 24, 2008.
Please call the hotel directly at (352) 371-3600 to make your
reservation and inform the attendant that you are with the "Beef
Cattle Short Course" in order for Hotel Reservations to recognize you
as a Beef Cattle Short Course participant. After the deadline, the
discounted group rate and guest room availability are no longer
guaranteed.

Celebrating the Fifty-seventh Annual
Beef Cattle Short Course
April 30 & May 2, 2007 Hilton UF Conference Center -Gainesville, FL

PLEASE PRINT LEGIBLY

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Thursday's luncheon, one Cattlemen's Steak-out ticket, and a
proceedings.)

$110.00 Early Registration Fee (for fees postmarked on
or before April 18, 2008)

$150.00 Regular Registration Fee (for fees postmarked
after April 18, 2008)

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at least 10 working days prior to the workshop. He may be reached
by phoning (352) 392-2390 or faxing (352) 392-9059.
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