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DeSoto County 11
Beef Newsletter
2150 NE Roan Street, Arcadia, Fl 34266
January 2009 / Volume 31 Number

CALENDAR OF EVENTS


"Remembering
Dick Kelly"


January
18 Steer Grooming Contest, 2:00 PM, DeSoto County Fairgrounds

19 Swine Show, 7:00 PM, DeSoto County Fairgrounds

20 Steer Show, 7:00 PM, DeSoto County Fairgrounds

22 Beef Breeding Show, 7:00 PM, DeSoto County Fairgrounds

23 Steer and Pig Sale, 7:00 PM, DeSoto County Fairgrounds

February
5-16 Florida State Fair, Tampa, FL

5 Florida Organic Growers Workshop, 9:00AM 4:00 PM, Manatee County Extension, Palmetto

PASSING OF RICHARD K. "DICK" KELLY
Richard K. "Dick" Kelly, 61, Sarasota, formerly of Arcadia died Jan. 9, 2009. Survivors include his wife and high
school sweetheart, Judith "Judy" Dishong Kelly of Sarasota, Fla.; his daughter, Jennifer K. (Robby) Armstrong of
Sarasota; his mother, Kay L. Kelly of Arcadia, Fla.; a sister, Kathy K. (Frank) Tanner of Arcadia; two sisters-in law
and brothers-in-law, Dianne D. (Frank) Hagan of Sarasota and Jane D. (Grayson) Rayborn of Hattiesburg, Miss.; and
three granddaughters, Kaitlyn, Leigh and Robbi Lyn Armstrong of Sarasota. Dick was preceded in death by his father,
Patrick D. Kelly. Dick was very actively involved in the Sarasota and DeSoto County Cattlemen's Associations as well
as the Florida Cattlemen's. He will be greatly missed by the Beef Cattle Industry and by all of his friends, myself
included. Our sincere condolences goes to all of his family. Jim!
USDA EXPECTS DECLINE IN MEAT EXPORTS
After strong beef exports for most of 2008, a weaker fourth quarter is likely, according to the Dec. Livestock, Dairy &
Poultry Outlook report from USDA's Economic Research Service. The report projects 2008 export totals at 30 percent
higher than 2007, but projects the weakening global economic outlook and strengthening dollar will limit further growth
in 2009. Beef imports are expected to decrease 20 percent from 2008. Growth in 2009 imports of cattle and beef are
expected to be limited due to high cow slaughter for 2008 and 2009. For competing meats, the report projects lower
year-over-year broiler meat production through the first three quarters of 2009. The report also projects slower pork
exports for the fourth quarter of 2008 and 2009. Source-Drovers Alert, December 24, 2008-Volume 10, Issue 53.
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MARKET INFORMATION
January 2, 2009


12/31/08
5 AREA WEEKLY WEIGHTED CATTLE PRICE
Live Steer 85.07
Live Heifer 85.09
Dressed Steer 134.59
Dressed Heifer 134.72
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uslA MarkI 114 L.X16 45~
Choice ed pruad
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Last Week Last Year


83.67
84.02
132.05
132.05


92.67
92.06
146.47
146.73


BEEF PRODUCTION
Slaughter
Live Weights
Dressed Weights
Beef Production (M. of Pounds)


12/31/08
(Estimate)
450,000
1307
786
352.8


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12/17/08


Last Week
(Estimate)
595,000
1306
786
466.2


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National Grading Percent
Prime 2.14%
Choice 41.88%
Select 25.52%
http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/NW LS196.txt


Last Year
(Actual)
488,000
1303
784
381.1


ast Week Last Year

2.95% 2.36%
54.57% 48.74%
34.78% 34.80%


Choice/Select Spread
1/02/09
$7.69/cwt
http://marketnews.usda.gov/gear/browseby/txt/L
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Arcadia Stockyards Medium & Large 1 and 2 BullsSteers & Heifers Arcadia Stockyard Feede Steers & Buts Medium & Large 1 2
January 5. 2009 January 5, 2009
140 140 00







120 Weig"0 200.335 2 .283 300-140 35n-3SHI 400-435 S-050B1 S'5-S'0



The summary below reflects the week ending January 9, 2009 for Medium and Large 1 -- 500- to 550-lb., 600- to
650-lb., and 700- to 750-lb. heifers and steers. Source: USDA National Feeder and Stocker Summr
State Volume Steers Heifers0
40
2





The summary below reflects the week ending January 9, 2009 for Medium and Large 1 -- 500- to 550-lb., 600- to
650-lb., and 700- to 750-lb. heifers and steers. Source: USDA National Feeder and Stocker Summary.
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 14,300 $99.19 $93.50 $95.15 $87.83 $86.87 $88.83
AL 6,500 $90-98 $82-90 $78-84 $78-87 $73-78 $68-78
TN 4,200 $95.50 $88.97 $85.19 $83.14 $75.44 $76.17
FL 5,300 $8o-102 $75-89 $79-84 $71-87 $71-85 $69-75
GA 6,700 $89.03 $81.99 $76.33 $79.76 $74.03 $68.65
KY 19,400 $94.77 $89.64 $89.40 $83.19 $79.65 $82.83
OK 25,900 $103.92 $96.81 $94.24 $90.52 $89.64 $87.76
MO 52,000 $105.41 $96.98 $91.96 $91.70 $88.48 $86.12

CORN:
Kansas City US No 2 rail White Corn was unchanged from 3.86-4.03 per bushel. Kansas City US No 2 truck Yellow
Corn was 17 to 18 cents higher at 4.00-4.01 per bushel. Omaha US No 2 truck Yellow Corn was 12 to 25 cents higher
from 3.89-3.95 per bushel. Chicago US No 2 Yellow Corn was 17 z cents higher from 3.67-3.88 per bushel. Toledo US
No 2 rail Yellow corn was 17 / cents higher from 3.94-3.97 per bushel. Minneapolis US No 2 Yellow Corn rail was 1.11
/2 higher at 3.67 per bushel. Source: USDA Weekly National Grain Market Review, Friday January 2, 2009
http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/SJ GR851.txt
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FAWN-DESOTO COUNTY ANNUAL RAINFALL-2008HTTP://DESOTO.IFAS.UFL.EDU/
YEAR JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JULY AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC Total
2008 1.87" 1.51" 2.52" 3.33" 2.55" 7.09" 6.79" 8.42" 2.69" 2.12" 0.27" 1.14" 40.30"
2007 1.93" 2.09" 0.81" 2.80" 2.28" 5.04" 5.42" 5.57" 4.56" 1.46" 0.05" 0.78" 32.79"
2006 0.32" 3.26" 0.97" 0.14" 2.07" 2.71" 5.84" 9.30" 4.15" 1.36" 0.81" 2.13" 33.06"
2005 1 ____ ____ 9.71" 8.73" 5.86" 4.03" 8.78" 3.78" 0.11" NA
FAWN-DESOTO COUNTY HIGH & LOW TEMPERATURES (2 METERS) AT THE EXTENSION OFFICE
HIGH 82.30 84.90 86.10 88.10 94.60 94.90 94.90 95.20 93.90 91.50 87.60 83.40 NA
LOW 28.5 35.6 39.30 41.60 51.9 65.0 50.4 70.8 61.6 38.70 37.70 33.70 NA
Rainfall for 2008 was 7.51 inches ahead of 2007

ARGENTINE GOVERNMENT FINANCING FEEDLOT CONSTRUCTION
The government of Argentina is financing the building of five major cattle feedlots, with the capacity of 40,000 head
each. These yards are tailored for dairy bull calves. Cattle grazing freely on the vast Pampas have long been a part of
Argentine tradition, so seeing vast numbers of cattle in feedlots is quite new. Historically one of the world's largest beef
producers and an agricultural powerhouse, Argentina has been riding on the soy boom in recent years and has become a
top global soy exporter. While prices have plummeted recently, farmers have been utilizing the feedlots to free up more
land for the planting of soy in recent times. Today, there are an estimated 12 million head of cattle being fed in yards;
this is triple the number of five years ago. The cattle are finished in the yards for 120 days, with the exception of the
dairy bull calves that go into yards from day one. The government is subsidizing feedlot cattle to the tune of U. S.
$30/head. Argentine officials say this is nothing compared to European subsidies or those of the U.S., but a very big deal
in Argentina, who rather than receive a subsidy to raise beef cattle, pay a 15% tax of the finished beef for export.
Per-capita consumption of beef in Argentina is 154 lbs./year, the highest rate in the world. Thus, beef prices on the local
market are a large political issue. Source- Cow-Calf Weekly, December 31, 2008.
OBAMA PICKS SECRETARIES OF AGRICULTURE
With his choice of Iowa's Tom Vilsack, Obama has continued a pattern of choosing potential cabinet members with
track records close to the political center. Vilsack was praised as the selection for Secretary of Agriculture by
the American Farm Bureau Federation, the National Farmer's Union, the Corn Refiners Association and the American
Farmland Trust. He also was endorsed by Iowa's Senators. Democrat Tom Harkin, who chairs the Senate Agriculture
Committee, said Vilsack "knows production agriculture, and he knows the changes we need to ensure its profitability
and future, including for young and beginning farmers and ranchers." Iowa's Republican senator, Charles Grassley,
said Vilsack "has a firsthand look at the role of agriculture in our global economy. I'm happy for him, happy for Iowa,
and this is welcome news for agriculture." Vilsack would be the fourth former presidential campaign rival on Obama's
team, following Hillary Clinton for Secretary of State, Delaware Sen. Joe Biden for vice-president and New Mexico Gov.
Bill Richardson for Commerce Secretary. During Vilsack's 86-day-long campaign for the Democratic presidential
nomination, he took an unusual position for a farm-state official, arguing to cut subsidies for agricultural commodity
crops and channel the money toward improving environmental practices. He has argued that agricultural policy should
focus on production of renewable energy. Vilsack's nomination, however, has been soundly criticized by advocates of
organic and sustainable farming. John Nichols, Washington editor of The Nation magazine, wrote, "Family farm
activists, fair-trade campaigners and advocates for organic foods were regularly disappointed by the stands (Vilsack)
took (as Governor). The Organic Consumers Association was blunt, declaring: 'Vilsack has a glowing reputation as
being a shill for agribusiness biotech giants like Monsanto.' Source-Drovers Alert, Greg Henderson, Drovers editor,
December 18, 2008-Volume 10, Issue 52.
ORGANIC FARMING WORKSHOP
Florida Organic Growers (FOG) will partner with UF/IFAS to present a free workshop Thursday, Feb. 5 at the Manatee
County Extension Office in Palmetto. The workshop is intended for producers interested in transitioning to organic
production and will include an update on financial support for organic transition made available by the 2008 Farm Bill.
Interested growers please contact Matt Vargas at (352) 377-6345 or matt(ffoginfo.org. More information, including the
application to participate in the program, can be found at: www.foginfo.org/epa




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Beef Management Calendar

January/February

Check mineral feeder. 1Check 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 for Have dead animals posted by a veterinarian or diagnostic
breeding season. laboratory.

Watch condition of cow herd and supplement if necessary. Discuss herd health with your veterinarian and outline a
Post calving cows have the highest nutritional requirements program for the 2009 year.
in the first 82 days. __

Develop or review of management plan and update for next Carry UF pocket notebook to record heat, breeding, etc.
year. Stop by the Extension Office for a copy.

Plan to go to the County Fair Livestock Shows. January 1, put bulls out for October calving season.

Make sure lactating cows are receiving an adequate level of Work calves (identify, implant with growth stimulant,
energy. vaccinate, etc.).
U.S. BEEF FLYING OUT OF LARGE KOREAN RETAILERS
U.S. beef is quickly earning a place with South Korean shoppers at several major chains that have just recently begun to
sell the product once again. U.S. beef has beat out other imported and even domestic product in sales at South Korea's
three largest supermarket chains, according to local media reports. On Sunday E-Mart, Homeplus and Lottemart
reported combined sales of nearly 1,300 tons of U.S. beef since Nov. 27, when they resumed sales of U.S. beef. In the
same period, sales of Australian beef reached slightly more than 1,100 tons, down some 17% from the same period a
year ago. Meantime, sales of homegrown Hanwoo cattle product grew 5% to about 712 tons. In response to the
resurgent demand for U.S. beef, Seoul is taking steps to protect domestic beef producers. The government said this week
it will spend $415.5 million in 2009 to help Korean producers cope with cheaper imports and fluctuating livestock
numbers. Among other goals, the plan calls for a set number of Hanwoo cattle to be raised and for a minimum domestic
market share to be secured to ensure consistent profit levels. Source- Cow-Calf Weekly, December 31, 2008.
ANIMAL-RIGHTS GROUPS CONTINUE TO BUILD THEIR WAR CHEST
According to the Animal Agriculture Alliance (AAA), donations to animal rights groups rose 11% in 2007. Donations to
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) were up 11% while the Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS),
which has probably replaced PETA on the list of the most worrisome animal rights organizations, stayed even.
However, considering the successful efforts of HSUS with Proposition 2 in California, and the publicity generated by the
recent rash of undercover videos, it's expected that HSUS will show some increase in revenue in 2008, despite the
downturn in the economy. In fact, total donations to animal-rights groups in 2007 reached $330 million. The AAA
report also highlighted how this movement is not just a North American phenomenon. Even smaller groups like
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and Farm Sanctuary have larger budgets than the cattle industry to use
in these areas. Source- Cow-Calf Weekly, January 9, 2009. As a note to this, I was reading this Sunday's Newspaper
and in the Parade Magazine, one celebrity challenged people to eat a hamburger while looking a cow in the eyes. This
individual must truly believe that a cow can look back at us and think and understand that we are eating beef. Keep in
mind that the food animal industry is up against such foolish thoughts and ideals. I really question that they really think
that way, but they are definitely trying to get others to believe such misled ideas. Jim!!


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

USDA BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE (STEER)


USDA BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE (STEER)
The hide and offal value from a typical slaughter steer (1) for today was estimated at 6.21 per cwt live,
down -0.17 when compared to Monday's value.
FOB CENTRAL U.S.
TODAY'S CALCULATIONS FOR BY-PRODUCT VALUE (STEER)
Lbs Price Change Value
Prev./Day


Steer hide, butt brand/Pc 5.38 35.00
Tallow, edible 1.20 20.75
Tallow, packer bleachable 4.50 17.00
Tongues,Swiss #1 0-3%, exp 0.24 89.00
Cheek meat, trmd 0.32 85.00
Head meat 0.13 45.00
Oxtail, selected 0.24 156.00
Hearts, reg, bone out 0.38 28.00
Lips, unscalded 0.13 87.00
Livers, selected, export 0.96 29.00
Tripe, scalded edible 0.65 29.00
Tripe, honeycomb bleached 0.15 150.00
Lungs, inedible 0.47 5.14
Melts 0.14 3.58
Meat bone ml, 50% blk/ton 3.70 234.00
Blood meal, 85% blk/ton 0.60 500.00
Totals: 19.19
Dressed equivalent basis (63% dress):
(1) Typical slaughter steer weighs 1,275 pounds.


1.00


-3.00



-16.00

-23.00


2.75
0.25
0.77
0.21
0.27
0.06
0.37
0.11
0.11
0.28
0.19
0.23
0.02
0.01
0.43
0.15
6.21
9.86


The hide and offal value from typical fed cattle (steers and heifers 1,240) for today was estimated at 6.32
per cwt live, down -0.17 when compared to Monday's value.


Source: USDA Market News, Des Moines, IA
www.ams.usda.gov/LSMarketNews



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Jim Selph, Livestock, Forages, Wildlife
DeSoto County Extension
NATIONAL WEEKLY DIRECT SLAUGHTER CATTLE PREMIUMS AND DISCOUNTS
Week of: 1/5/2009 Value Adjustments
LM CT155
St. Joseph, MO Mon. Jan. 12, 2009 USDA Market News Service
Range Simple Avg. Change


Quality:
Prime
Choice
Select
Standard (No-Roll)
CAB
Dairy Type
Bullock/Stag
Hardbone
Dark Cutter
Over 30 Months of Age

*Cutability
Yield Grade, Fat/Inches
1.0-2.0 < .10"
2.0-2.5 < .20"
2.5-3.0 < .40"
3.0-3.5 <.60"
3.5-4.0 <.80"
4.0-5.0 < 1.2"
5.0/up > 1.2"

Weight:
400-500 lbs
500-550 lbs
550-600 lbs
600-900 lbs
900-950 lbs
950-1000 lbs
over 1000 lbs


0.00 15.00
0.00 0.00
(10.00)-(7.00)
(28.00)-(12.00)
2.00 4.00
(10.00)-0.00
(55.00)-(15.00)
(55.00)-(20.00)
(59.95)-(15.00)
(35.00)-0.00



0.00 -8.00
0.00 -3.00
0.00 -2.50
(1.00)-0.00
(1.00)-0.00
(20.00)-(10.00)
(25.00)-(10.00)


(55.00)-0.00
(30.00)-0.00
(25.00)-0.00
0.00-0.00
(5.00)-0.00
(15.00)-0.00
(35.00)-(10.00)


7.77
0.00
(8.63)
(17.94)
2.86
(0.91)
(28.29)
(28.27)
(31.50)
(15.50)



2.75
1.38
0.96
(0.08)
(0.08)
(13.50)
(19.33)


(25.00)
(14.91)
(3.83)
0.00
(0.45)
(3.36)
(19.17)


0.37
0.00
0.31
0.23
(0.07)
0.00
0.00
(0.09)
0.02
0.00



0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00


0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00


Based on individual packer's quality, cutability, and weight buying programs. Values reflect adjustments to base prices,
dollars per cwt., on a carcass basis. The numbers in parenthesis indicate the dollar/cwt discount. Live slaughter weights
that are not discounted are roughly between 1,000 and 1,450 pounds (based on 62% dressing percentage).
* If yield grades are not available, yield differentials may be based on fat at 12th rib using a constant of average ribeye
area and muscling for carcass weight and KPH. Superior or inferior muscling may adjust lean yield.
Source: USDA Market News Service, St. Joseph, MO
www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/lm ctl55.txt
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DeSoto County Extension


5 Area Weekly Weighted Average Direct Slaughter Cattle
LM CT150
St. Joseph, MO Mon Jan 5, 2009 USDA Market News Service

5 AREA WEEKLY WEIGHTED AVERAGE DIRECT SLAUGHTER CATTLE Texas/Oklahoma/New
Mexico; Kansas; Nebraska; Colorado; Iowa/Minnesota feedlots
For: Week Ending Sunday, 01/04/2009


Confirmed: 124,442 Week Ago: 149,081 Year Ago: 211,110

LIVE FOB BASIS


STEERS
Over 80% Choice
65 80% Choice
35 65% Choice
0 35% Choice
Total all grades
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice
65 80% Choice
35 65% Choice
0 35% Choice
Total all grades


Head
count

826
7,564
22,860
67
31,317

1,771
7,191
18,537

27,499


Weight
Range

1,300-1,450
1,300-1,550
1,075-1,475
1,220-1,220
1,075-1,550

1,230-1,325
1,080-1,350
1,035-1,325

1,035-1,350


Price
Range

83.00-87.00
84.00-87.00
84.00-87.00
87.00-87.00
83.00-87.00

85.00-87.00
84.00-87.00
85.00-87.00

84.00-87.00


Avg
Weight

1,395
1,417
1,319
1,220
1,344

1,292
1,266
1,178

1,208


Wtd Avg
Price

85.24
85.44
86.32
87.00
86.08

86.05
86.20
86.45

86.36


DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS


Head
count


Weight
Range


STEERS
Over 80% Choice 2,217 828-915
65 80% Choice 10,900 775-950
35 65% Choice 12,960 763-950
0 35% Choice
Total all grades 26,077 763-950
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice 1,830 717-943
65 80% Choice 8,949 714-866
35 65% Choice 11,458 677-896
0 35% Choice
Total all grades 22,237 677-943
Source: USDA Market News Service, St. Joseph, MO
www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/lm_ctl31.txt


Price
Range

135.00-139.00
133.00-138.00
135.00-138.00

133.00-139.00

137.00-138.00
134.00-138.00
134.00-138.00

134.00-138.00


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Avg
Weight

878
871
858


865


Wtd Avg
Price

137.91
137.35
137.28


137.36

137.91
137.65
137.57

137.63





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Monday, January 5, 2009


Typical Composition of Feeds for Cattle in DeSoto County


ENERGY


PROTEIN


FIBER


FEEDSTUFF


DM TDN
% %


Bahiagrass Hay 190
Bermudagrass 8
Coastal Hay
Bermudagrass 89
Hay


NEm E NE NECP UIP CF ADF NDF eNDF EE ASH Ca P K
Mcal/cwt. I% % % % % % % % % % %


5151 5114 50 18 37 32 41 172 198
56 56 23 56 10 20 30 36 73 98

53 53 18 53 10 18 30 39 78 98


1.9 8 0.48 0.20 1.4
2.1 6 0.470.211.5

1.9 8 0.46 0.20 1.5


121


Citrus Pulp Wet
Citrus Pulp
Dried
Corn Grain
Whole
Cottonseed,
Whole
Cottonseed
Hulls
Cottonseed
Meal, Mech.
41% CP
Distillers
Grains, Wet
Molasses Cane
Molasses Citrus
Oat Grain
Orange Pulp
Dried
Rice Hulls
Sorghum Grain
(Milo)


Soybean Meal 91
Solvent 44% CP


7.3 16


90 79 85 55 81 7 38 13 18 21 33 2.2 7 1.81 0.12 0.8 0.04 0.08 14

88 88 98 65 91 9 58 2 3 9 60 4.3 2 0.020.300. 0.05 0.13

91 95 10773 99 2338 2939 47 100 17.8 4 0.14 0.64 1.1 0.06 0.24 34

90 545 3 44 5 45 48 68 87 100 1.9 3 5 0. 08 1. 10.02 0._05 10

92 80 86 56 83 46 50 13 18 31 23 5.0 7 0.21 1.19 1.7 0.05 0.42 64

25 90 100 68 94 28 52 8 18 40 4 9.6 0.28 0.781.2 0.28 0.40 95


175 179 50 177 16 10 10 10 10
F77 182 53 79 1 o10 0 60 10


0 10.8 114 10.90 0.08 4.4 2.30 0.68 15
0 10.3 18 .90o0.170.2 0.F1 10.23 137


89 76 81 52 78 13 18 11 15 28 34 5.0 4 0.05 0.41 0.5 0.11 0.20 40


89 80 86 56 83 9 9 16
[92 F13 13510 -8 3 45 144 170


20 33 1.8 4 0.71 0.11 0.6


81 90


82 89 59 85 11 55 3 6 15 5

84 92 61 87 49 35 6 10 15 23


0.05


0.9 20 0.14 0.07 0.5 0.08 0.08 24


3.1 2 0.04 0.32 0.4 0.10 0.14 18

1.6 7 0.38 0.71 2.3 0.07 0.46 62


DM: Dry Matter (%)
TDN: Total Digestible Nutrients (%)


CP:
CF:


Crude Protein (%)
Crude Fiber (%)


I have selected a number of feed stuffs that we might typically see in feed sources for cattle in DeSoto County. The four
that I have identified above is what you as a producer should be primarily focusing your attention on. Often, we neglect
the DM percentage. For a feed stuff such as wet citrus pulp, we are often feeding mostly water. Jim Selph!

Source-NRC Committee on Animal Nutrition, Beef Magazine, www.BEEFmagazine.com, 2008 Feed Composition
Tables.
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S Zn
% ppm
0.21
0.2216

0.25 33


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