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FLORIDA CATTLEMEN'S ASSOCIATION FLORIDA
A Report from the Executive Vice President ASSOCIATION
(305) 846-6221, Box 1929, Kissimmee 32741 Market News-305/628-0412
Henry Douglas, Zephyrhills
Phone 813/782-1571 (off.)
Phone 813/782-1936 (res.)
First Vice President
Harvey Dahl, Melbourne
Second Vice Presidents
W. G. Welles, Arcadia
E. R. Felton, LaBelle
Executive Vice President
Jim Mummey, Kissimmee
DO UGLA S DA HL M UMME Y Secretary
E. D. "Buddy" Neel, Chipley
Ralph Cellon, Jr., Alachua
WITH ONLY A LITTLE OVER TWO WEEKS REMAINING IN THE 1979 LEGISLA- Executive Director Fla. Beef Council
Ron Stephens, Kissimmee
tive session, the major issue to be resolved is the amount and method of tax re- Past Presidents
lief for the citizens of Florida. The Governor's plan has not found favor in either G. H. Rather (Deceased)
liefforthecitzensof lorda.P. E. Williams, Davenport the Senate or the House and those two bodies are still far apart in their proposals Dave Turner, (Deceased)
Irlo Bronson, (Deceased)
on the subject. Unless a compromise is reached soon, it appears likely that Cushman S. Radebaugh, Orlando
session or a special session could be necessary. The matter Ben Hill Griffin, Jr., Frostproof
either an extended sJay B. Starkey, St. Petersburg of tax relief needs to be resolved in order to make final decisions on the state B. J. Alderman (Deceased)
J. 0. Pearce, Jr., Okeechobee
budget for the next two years and at this point, it does not seem that the chances Alto Adams, Jr., Fort Pierce
Louis Gilbreath, Ocala
are good that the legislature will come up with a program that will also satisfy George Kempfer (Deceased)
the Governor. Ralph Cellon, Sr., Alachua
W. D. Roberts, Immokalee
Latimer H. Turner, Sarasota
Charles Lykes, Tampa
AS REPORTED IN A PRIOR ISSUE, THE LEGISLATURE SURPRISED MOST OB- R. D. Bennett, Greenwood
Thomas J. Sloan, Fort Pierce
servers by coming to early agreement on the new Workers Compensation plan Pat Wilson, Frostproof
and passed the legislation which has been signed into law by the Governor. This Gilbert A. Tucker, Cocoa
Cedrick M. Smith, Jr., Wacaooa
was probably the single most important issue in the state and the elected officials State Directors
responded to the concern by approving the new wage-loss concept. The law man- Ralph Cellon, Sr., Alachua
Ed Yarborough, Baker
dates at least a fifteen percent lowering of rates and many believe that the say- J. W. Lowrey, Bay
Fred Mueller, Bradford
ings will exceed that amount. All those who were involved in the tremendous Andy Tucker, Brevard
amount of work that resulted in the new plan have pointed out that there will be Martin Woodward, Broward
amountGerald Cayson, Calhoun
problems and that it will take time to make all the necessary adjustments. There Bayard Toussaint, Charlotte
Mike Van Ness, Citrus
is general agreement, however, that the new program will be a major improve- S. D. Saunders, Clay
R. A. Roberts, Collier
ment over the bad situation of the past years. James 1. Terry, Columbia
John DuPuis, Jr., Dade
Lloyd Ryals, DeSoto
FCA LEGISLATION HAS MOVED WELL TO THIS POINT IN THE SESSION. THE Ben H. Floyd, Dixie
E. D. Gregory, Duval
bill to remove the conflict between state law and federal regulations concerning Thomas Lenssen, Flagler
payment for livestock at the auction markets passed both houses early and the Alton NesSmith, Gilchrist
Billy Peeples, Glades
Governor signed the bill the last week in April. Our bill to exempt cattle and Robert Ray Smith, Hardee
Wilson Ward. Hendry
hogs from the implied warranty sections of the Uniform Commercial Code has D. S. McAleer, Hernando
Dan Childs, Highlands
passed all committees in both houses and should be considered on the floor very Angelo Massaro, Hillsborough
soon. A bill we have supported along with other agriculture groups to help Ralph Neel, Holme
correct the major problem of dogs killing cattle has also passed the committees Doyle Stephens, Jackson
John E. Hawkins, Jefferson
in both the Senate and House and will be heard shortly by the legislature. Donald Bronson, Lake
Nat Hunter, Lee
James Fogarty, Leon
FCA PEAS T TH NE PR- J P. Sandlin, Levy
THE FINAL BILL OF MAJOR CONCERN TO FCA SPEAKS TO THE NEW PRO- I -B. Shuler, Liberty
gram for eradication of brucellosis in Florida. While the bill has moved through Ronnie Smoak, Madison
gram Vick Blackstone, Manatee
the necessary committees, we are having considerable problems obtaining the Cecil Perry, Mariona
Ricar ery, Marin
necessary appropriations commitment. This bill is predicated on approval by Richard Kelley, Martin
the USDA of the program and funding by Congress of the necessary funds to put Jerry Hall, Northwest
Marion Tidwell, Northwest
it into effect. We are receiving fine cooperation in Washington from our Senators Jeff Adams, Okaloosa
J. C. Bass, Okeechobee
and Congressmen in this effort. Representatives of FCA will travel to Washig- Joe Walter, Orange
Irlo (Bud) Bronson, Osceola
ton for a committee hearing this month to plead the case. We are continuing Dave Young, Palm Beach
Jve Bartng, Pasmc
to work to obtain the necessary state appropriations and appreciate the help Jo Barthle, Pasco
A[ Bellotto, Polk
from our members from all over the state who have called or written their state W. W. Tilton, Jr., Putnam
Alln Nease, St. Johns
Senators and Representatives asking their support in obtaining the funds. Please Wayne Carlton, St. Lucie
continue the good work. B. T. Longino, Sarasota
Wayne Jacobs, Seminole
C. Aubrey Caruthers, Sumter
Frank Garrard, Suwannee
AT THIS TIME IN THE SESSION, NO BILLS OF MAJOR PROBLEM FOR THE Robert Ecell, Taylor
r a C ra f r d e, SU n
cattle industry or agriculture have been approved. However, the last few weeks Ray Crawford, Union
Elmer McDonald, Volusia
of the session are always critical and we will be watching closely. PLEASE Jerry Spears, Wakulla
Earl Brogdon, Walton
make your reservations for the annual convention now and also the group trip to U. S. Harrison, Washington
Hawaii. Call the office if you have any questions on either.
---- Jim Mummey, Executive Vice President---THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN / JUNE 1979 3
1-2-Kerrville Brangus Days ............. Kerrville, TX
2-Hughes Angus Dispersion ..................Ellenton
2-RW Bar Club Calf Sale ..... Ocala
3- Brinks Brang su s ..... Kerrville: TX
Santa ertrudis Field Day ......... Lake City VOL a3tO.m
9-Cinco 5 Angus Prod. Sale ........ Munfordville, KY VOL. 4., NO. 9 AND LIVESTOCK JOURNAL
9-Ponder Beefmaster Sale...............Longview, TX
Il-Crane Hereford Sale ...............Demopolis, AL
11-14-ABS lnseminating School................ Ocala Editor-James J. Flanagan, Associate Editor-Donald E. Berry, Field Repre13-16-National SG Junior Heifer Show ... Brenham, TX
15-Corn/Sorghum Field Day..................Ona sentative-Holly Kemp, Advertising Coordinator-Mrs. Jan Linville. Circulation16-N. B. Hant Ranches Heifer ale. Ft. Worth, TX Mrs. Kate Smith. Write Box 1403, Kissimmee, Florida 32741. Phone (Area 305) 84616-Vollmering Beefmnasler Sale ........... Beeville, TX
16-Ga. Brahman Field Day .............Ray City, GA 2800. Florida Toll Free (800) 432-9192.
16-Wiggins Brahman Dispersal .......... Ashburn, GA
23-Brahman Field Day ....................Kissimmee Owned and Published by the Florida Cattlemen's Association
23-Florida Limousin Sale.................. Lake City
27-29-FCA Convention............. Lake Buena Vista
30-Florida Club Calf Sale ...................Tampa
30-Georgia Limousin Field Day ..........Edison, GA
30-American Brahmantal Sale ..............Nixon, TX
30-Moore/Miller Beefmaster .........Three Rivers, TX
7-Enfinjer Red Angus Sale ...............Chumuckla RglrD nrm ns osN w .
7-Payne s Cove/Whitworth Beefmaster Sale Pulaski, a Regular Departments ... Horse, Rodeo News. .
"-: 3-ASA Summer Simmental Conf. .. Black Hills, SD FCA Reports ................... 3 Two Rodeos Reported .......... 96
12-14-Fla. Feed Ass'n. Convention ....Port St. Lucie
21-Ga. Santa Gertrudis Field Day ........Athens, GA Editor's Desk .................. 6 Cowboy Standings Announced . 97
28-Beefmaster Field Day ............San Antonio, TX Latest Statistics .. 6
30-31-American Angus Futurity ........ Louisville, KY Now It's History .............. 8 Breed Information ..
AUGUST Livestock Roundup ............ 40 Limousin Breeders Meet ........ 30
4-Indian Summer Red Angus Sale..Fayetteville, TN LvsokRudp. .0Lmui reesMe....3
4-Confederate Valley Red Angus Sale.... Franklin, TN Animal Science Highlights ..... 84 Simmental Group Holds Field Day36
4-Beefmaster Field Day .............. Comanche, OK Stories By-Stancil .......... 98 Tom Childs Reelected .......... 73
5-Confederate Valley Red Angus Sale.... Franklin, TN Diagnostic LbN t Li 104 Angus Plans Reviewed.........82
24-Hillshorough/Pasco Calf Sale ..............Seffner DigotcLab N~otes-R'ubin 0 nu ln eiwd.....8
29-30-Florida Forestry Ass'n. Meeting Tarpon Springs Editorials .. .............. 106 EBA Field Day Scheduled ...... 96
7-8-Leo Jasik Beelmaster Sale ..........Pleasanton, TX Fenera, el. .
13-Canning's Coll. of Cow Knowledge Rougemont, NC Convention Features ... Chipley Field Day Covered ...... 33
v-Southeastern Beefmaster Sale Jackson, MS Convention Program Listed ..... 47 Short Course Highlights Given . 34
22-Live Oak County Beefmnaster Sale .Three Rivers, TX
29-Young Acres PH Sale ...............Valdosta, GA Meeting Highlights Announced .. 48 "Hall of Fame" Kicked Off .....42
OCTOBER FCA Special Page .............50 Meat Price Hearings Held ......65
3-5-National Hay Convention ..... Fort Walton Beach President's By-Lines ........... 52 Judging Team Gets Honors ..... 99
4-Anhinga P' Hereford Sale .............. Tallahassee Recipe Contest Winners Told ... 54
6-King Ranch Sale ...................Kingsville, TX
13-University of Florida Bull Sale ..........Gainesville FCA Committees, Locals Listed 58 Dairy News .
19-Singletary PH Bull Sale ...............Kissimmee Ladies Invited to Attend Reception60 Use DHI Program- Webb ...... 100
20-Barield Farms Beeftntster Sale ....Immokkalee
20-Still House Hereford Bull Sale .......... Wauchula Lucy Gunn Passes Away ....... 62
22-Cowman's Beefmaster Bull Sale ............Bartow Shows and Sales .
24-25-BBU 19th Annual Convention Corpus Christi, TX Limousin at Putnam 30
26-South Texas Beefmaster Sale ........ Robstown, TX Compete
27-Blue Denim Angus Sale ... ........ Scottsville, VA Pasture Features .. S'Gertrudis Show Strong ...... 65
27-Florida Polled Hereford Bull Sale ....Arcadia
29-Briar Creok P' Hereford Sale ........... Alma, GA Armyworms Under Control .....37 Two Steer Shows Reported .....74
Range Group Active!- Yarlett . 66 Beefmasters Average $2559 ...... 78
3-Three Rivers Brahman Breeders Sale .... Dothan, AL Ona 'Star' Grass Offered ....... 68 Angus Exhibit at Palatka ....... 82
9-Rocking T Beefmaster Sale ...........McNeill, MS Taxes and Production-Abbitt et a170 Charolais Sale Averages $1257 .. 88
G2-13-Beefalo Kentucky National Louisville KY Grazing Comparisons-Bertrand .76 Brahmans Show at Putnam Event92
19-Ga. Santa Gertrudis Sale ............Tifton, GA
28-29-Hereford Pen Bull Show & Sale .........Bartow IFAS Research-Koehler et al ... 91 Brahman Sale Averages $1419 ... 95
8-Flu. Angus Bull Sale........ ....Bartow
or nhBl S............ Vero Beach The Cover for June 1979
14-Adams Ranch Braford Sale ............Ft. Pierce
Our full color cover picture for this annual June pasture edition shows a group of
cattlemen during a tour last fall at Bar G Bar Ranch, Fort Pierce, where owner Barney Greene, Jr., showed his plantings of "Florida" Carpon Desmodium, a perennial tropical forage legume which has provided quality pastures when grown in mixtures with the permanent grasses.
Florida Cattlemen's Association, Henry Douglas, President, Zephyrhills Eastern Brahman Association, Andy Tucker, Service Issues of President, Rockledge Florida Charolais Association, John Corr, President, Ocala Southeastern Brangus Associstion,
R. A. (Pete) Griffin, President, Talledega, Alabama Florida Angus Association, J. R. Thompson, President, Marianna Florida Santa Gertrudlis Association, Fred Dietrich Ill, President, Orlando Florida Shorthorn Breeders Association, Jack The Hooker, President, Plant City 0 Florida Hereford Association, Tom Childs, President, Lake Placid Florida Meat
C t1 Packers Association, Joe Teijerio, President Florida Beef Council, Bill Stark, Fort Pierce, Chairman Florida Cutting
C t ean Horse Association, R. D. Welles, President, Arcadia 0 Florida Association of Livestock Markets, Buddy Williams, President,
Marianna a Florida Shmmental Association, R. L. Davenport, President, Ocala a Association of Florida Rodeos, Herb for 1979 Peel, President, Bonifay Florida Polled Hereford Association, Robert F. Lee, President, Tallahassee Florida Limousia
Association, Mrs. Gladys Freeman, President, Okeechobee.
January....... American Breeds The Florida Cattleman and Livestock Journal (ISSN 0015-3958); is published monthly for $5.00
February....... Horses and Rodeos for 2 years at Cody Publications, Inc., 410 West Verona Street, Kissimmee, Florida 32741.
March....................... Brahmans Second Class Postage paid at Kissimmee, Florida 32741. Postmaster: Send address changes to
May................... Animal Health The Florida Cattleman and Livestock Journal, P. 0. Box 1403, Kissimmee, Florida 32741. Rate
June................. Florida Pastures Card mailed on request. Closing date 5th of preceding month. In circulation 25th of preceding
July.............. Better Bulls month. Member Agricultural Publishers Association, American Agricultural Editor's AssociaAugust..................... Marketing tion, Florida Magazine Association, Livestock Publications Council, Audit Bureau of CirculaSeptember ...... Continental Breeds tion.
October ............. H&P Herefords
November .............. Angus
December ................... Charolais
4 /THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN / JUNE 1979
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THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN / JUNE 1979 / 5
Grazing Editor's )eek
cattle? Range conservationist says
thanks for coverage
Are you protecting yours from Gainesville
horn flies which can cut gains up ... Thanks so much for the excellent
to 1/2 lb per head or daily milk writing on the last tour of (Society for
flow as much as 20%? Range Management) ... These reports
in your magazine are much appreciated
Check advantages of feeding Moor- by the membership as well as those who Man's IGR Minerals: are notified of these tours in advance.
Lewis L. Yarlett LAT TURNER, right, Sarasota, past FCA E!1 Insect growth regulator president and current chairman of NCA's
stops horn flies before they fly IFAS entomologist sends taxation committee, received the support
in article on mole crickets of Congressman Sam Gibbons, 7th
SEffective against horn flies GaineDistrict, on repeal of the carryover basis
resistantto conventional insecticides Gainesville provisions of the Tax Reform Act of 1976
Enclosed is an article ... to con- during a recent trip to Washington, D.C. L.1 Economical--only pennies sider publishing in The Florida Cattleper animal daily man. As you know, mole crickets are a
severe pest of pasture grass in Florida, first one issued. I believe the editor was L!I Convenient--just feed and and we would like to inform cattlemen the son of P. E. Williams. He worked
animals treat themselves of our new research project. hard in getting it started before Al and
ET' NP.G. Koehler Bob Cody, who also did a great job in
co No spray or other horn-fly 7/The article on this grass pest appears on the early days.
controls needed when used asJ.BStre
directed page 91 of this issue of The Cattleman. 7/It was good hearing from Mr. Starkey,
1[r Minimum time and labor Mongtime reader comments who is a past president of the Florida
Cattlemen's Association; and past FCA
Ifl Only mineral feeders needed on Cattleman president P. E. Williams' son, J. E., was
St. Petersburg the editor beginning in 1936 until the ... Provides base and trace Please change mailing address for publication was acquired by the Kissimminerals, vitamin D and 200,000 (The Cattleman) ... J. B., Jr., will con- mee Gazette, Inc., in December 1940. Al
units per pound of vitamin A tinue to receive his copy at Odessa ... Cody was managing editor and then pur[! Can be used in milking ration I have never missed a copy since the chased the magazine in July 1942 and
r Proven by 6 universities'
research plus ours
Iir Cattlemen bought enough Latest $ atistics
in '76-'77-'78 for summerlong
feeding to 4 million head.
Get the details on I G R when the Commercial Slaughter and Average Weight (USDA)...
MoorMan Man stops to see you. Cattle Calves Swine Sheep
M Head Wt. M Head Wt. M Head Wt. M Head Wt.
March 1979 (Fla.) 35.6 1009 6.8 475 8.9 230 -March 1978 (Fla.) 46.5 960 15.7 447 31.1 220 .1 72
March 1979 (U.S.) 2851.5 1057 271.6 233 7397.3 238 444.1 120
March 1978 (U.S.) 3470.1 1027 438.9 236 7069.8 234 501.9 112
Slaughter Under State Inspection, Head (AITC)...
Cattle Calves Swine
April 1979 4367 26 9770
ADVERTISE April 1978 4787 74 6648
Brucellosis Testing (AITC)...
Tested Reactors Vaccinated
1' ATTLEIMIENS Cldeo Adults
7((ONSTRUCTO _. Beef Cattle, April 1979 39,183 1177 12,617 1311
OMPANY# I Dairy Cattle, April 1979 38,643 502 4152 4775
SLIVESTOCK Swine, April 1979 169 2 .. ..
SYSTEMS Livestock Prices Per Hundred (USDA)...
Cattle Feedlots Cattle Cows Strs. Hfrs. Calves Swine Chickens
Swine Facilities Fla., April 15, 1979 $68.40 $56.00 $73.90 $97.00 $42.90 $27.50
* Dairy Facilities Fla., March 15, 1979 68.40 55.10 74.70 101.00 49.20 28.50
* Turn-key Projects U.S., April 15, 1978 47.20 35.30 50.20 53.70 45.00 27.80
* Nationwide U.S., April 15, 1979 72.40 56.20 76.40 96.40 44.30 28.20
* Retail Sales Field Crop Prices Per Bushel and Ton (USDA)...
813-665-2424 Corn (Bushel) Hay, Baled(Ton)
t &1.0. Im ,5
F- 3o U.S., April 15, 1979 $2.24 $49.50
U.S., April 15, 1978 2.24 51.40
6 / THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN / JUNE 1979
Get the jump on fall
bull buying season
Better Bulls of all breeds are important to Florida's commercial
- jLV cow/calf programs.
1004WThe July issue of The Florida Cattleman will be the annual "Better a : ;:; ,.Bulls" feature edition. Editorial conVE~tC sou jotent will focus partly on the role of proven bulls for increasing better production, along with research findings tailored to Florida, and current industry news.
It will also be a timely issue for Purebred cattle producers to advertise and promote herds and bloodlines.
Get the jump on fall herd bull buying season. Advertise in the "Better Bulls" issue of The Florida Cattleman.
Closing date for reserving space is June 5. Call us and we will help with layout and copy.
AND LIVESTOCK JOURNAL
P. 0. Box 1403, Kissimmee, Florida 32741
Phone Florida toll free 800/432-9192
THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN / JUNE 1979 / 7
became publisher/editor until joined by
his brother Bob Cody, in 1946, when the
latter took over the editor's position. Only
three others have held the title of editor
through the years, the late Bill Gephart,
Harry Hammond of Gatlinburg, Tet~nesF R R see, and the current editor. FICA purYEAR-ROUND chased the publication in June 1978.
OH~ Subscriber moved, but
C N R Lwants to get magazine_Grand Turk Island
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observe from the text that we are mak- optional end gate positioning lets the ing this available as a grass having operator "fine tune" application in
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If given the proper attention, lightweight pigs, runts and tail-enders can perform as well as their heavier littermates. And at today's hog prices, they LY K ES PASCO are worth the effort.
"Depending on who you're talking to, a baby pig is worth from $15 to $27 the minute it hits the ground," says Dr. Steve Haye, swine research specialist for Central Soya, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Pasture Grove Haye recently completed research
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Route 1, Box 498 813/722-4523
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BROKERS & JOBBERS
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"Our program calls for segregation of small pigs according to size in pens where they have 2.5 square feet per pig," Fo F ord C w- af M e :he said. "Mixing litters after weaning is
*not as important a consideration as is maintaining size uniformity."
Central Soya research uses flat-deck cages to pen the lightweight pigs. The T h e B i B lu flooring is either aluminum slats or perforated metal raised eight inches above
"The flat-deck cages help maintain a M anagem ent Tool dry, clean environment that is also critical at weaning time," said Haye.
Haye uses neo-terramycin in the water during the first five to 12 days after weaning for disease control.
Manaemet isthekey o a"The important thing to remember succgessfulbeef orkaiy toais that lightweight pigs can perform as succssfu bee or airywell as other pigs if they are not put in a operation. And the competitive environment," says Haye.
Harvestore System is the "While some feeders will not take
key to good management. the trouble to segregate according to
Use it to store any kind size because of the extra labor in-.
of forage for use when you volved," he adds, "they are making a
11need it. This is needed trade-off with increased hospital care
HMI11 in Florida especially due and inefficient performance if the pigs
to the extended periods of are mixed with larger hogs."
slow growth common during
Winter cold and Spring 9 74-Company has
Drouth. Harvestores are rudbl ipne
obeng se umerfu Turnbow Manufacturing Company,
Fora aire andero Oilton, Oklahoma, has announced the
Flrahs Phoniefo an development and production of the
rances.Phon fo anRound Bale Dispenser, an all-hydraulic appointment at your ranch hay feeding system that allows one man
or farm, or write for our to feed 1,000 head of cattle per hour.
Guide to Harvestore Ranch tested for five years, the
processed forages. equipment can handle all standard bales
(from 800-2,500 pounds) and now allows one person to do a job formerly accomplished by six men in an 8-hour shift. Ranch hands can be taught to use
95 m ittthe dispenser in just 15 minutes.
Bales are easily loaded onto the dispenser's tilt pallet, which has a revolvig drum. The machine hauls the hay to HARV STOR thefeeding area, and with the use of two
PROD CTSINC.reversible drums, distributes feed to the cattle in an even manner no matter GEORGIA-FLORIDA which direction the. hay is wound.
HARVESTORE, INC. Side panels insure that all parts of
Tobacco Road the bale are guided into the dispenser
Attapulgus, Ga. 31715 drums and evenly distributed on the
(912) 465-3987 ground. The equipment features heavyduty materials, excellent workmanship and a low-maintenance design.
TrojanFor a free brochure check number 974 and return the form on page 8. DistrbutorConner names O'Brien
Phon C405 772280 to investigative post
Phone(405 7722801Commissioner of Agriculture Doyle Box 69A, Route 6 Conner has appointed John O'Brien, 33,
Weatherford, OK 73096 as chief of the livestock theft investi*Hydraulic Chutes gative unit in the division of animal
industry, Florida Department of Agri3 sizes)culture and Consumer Services.
* rpeDuyCue O'Brien has been a deputy sheriff in
*Calf Tilt Machine Jackson County for the past two years
4WTHE COW PREGNOSTICATOR and was shift supervisor and crime
a new approach to investigator there after six years as a
pregnancy testing Leon County deputy sheriff and almost
SOON AVAILABLE three years with the Florida States University campus police.
12 /THE FLORIDA CATITLEMAN / JUNE 1979
Proven through progeny
Sugarland's "Superior-Meat-Type" Brahmans are the sires of one of the largest F1 crossbred herds in the Southeast. They exhibit their superior beef characteristics through the cow herds, into their calves, and in the feedlot. Sugar bulls are bred to produce a profit through performance.
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O'Brien graduated in 1963 from Daytona Beach Seabreeze High School, @ attended Daytona Beach Community
College and took his associate and T ranusolbachelor's degrees at FSU in criminSO I ology. He has completed course work
for his master's degree in criminal jusIt pays off better because tice at Eastern Kentucky University,
07 Richmond, Kentucky, and has been a
it w rks beter.police standards instructor at Chipola it wo ks beter.Junior College, Marianna.
O'Brien, who grew up in Ormond Beach, now is interviewing candidates for field investigator positions in south
________ -and central Florida. The two vacancies rfranmisol TraniisolO were a result of one retirement and a
Control Injectable Drench -Phenothiazmne **TBZ..6 resignation for a higher-paid position in
No. Steers 30 30 31 31 31 private investigation work. O'Brien says
he hopes to fill the two field positions by Initial wt. lb 440 432 436 4436 4439 May.
The unit has four Field investigator Total gain, lb 334 362 385 327 350 positions. The field investigators assist
local law enforcement agencies in solvAverage daily 1.69 1.83 1.94 1.65 1.77 ing livestock and other farm theft and
gain, lb. are of material assistance in some cases
Adde vale ofgainbecause they are not restricted by abovleont ga,'in 10.19 19.24 -2.99 5.47 1 county political boundaries.
9 75-Product keeps flies and ticks off cattle
Mike Wright, president of Livestock Fly Control Company of Arnold, Missouri, has announced the introduction of a While other dewormers talk about what they don't do, we want new product that keeps flies and ticks
you to know what TRAMISOL levamisole does best. Things off cattle. The product is called "Shoolike giving you greater gains and saving you more money than any Fly and is designed for the prevenother dewormer. That's the Tramisol Payoff. tion and control of pink-eye.
The device is clipped to the animal's
*Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station 3-year summary of ear and a combination of controlled
average performance of steers given anthelmintics before winter grazing (198
days). 'Based on steer price of $39/cwt., less cost of anthelmintic. *"Trademark of release insecticide and the flicking Merck & Co., Inc. action of the two wick-like "tails,"
repels the insects, Wright said. One application lasts all season. The product is equally effective on beef and dairy cattle.
Wright said, "This product began as the humanitarian dream of one man and
- has grown into the dedicated belief of a
Seffner 813/6854333 Jacksonville 800/342-5231 much larger group. It represents over 15
Okeechobee 813/763..0225 Ocala 904/7324078 years of development and University
813/763.3195 A fl b and field testing on thousands of cattle.
The product holds both U.S. and for1800 East North ar Street eign patents."
OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 33472 For more information check number
975 and return the form on page 8.
__________________ Pasture management book
P. L. abney"Profitable Pasture Management" is a complete volume on the details of forage W ELD IN Gproduction and utilization, including soils preparation, varieties to be used, and Machine Shop fertilizer treatments, management pracP. 0.Box 10 tices, and other information needed for
Summerfield, Fl 32691 a successful program.
Phone 904/245-2700 The book is authored by Roy A.
Chessmore, vice president for agri* Repairs on all types of *We do all types of culture, The Kerr Foundation, Inc.
Farm and Ranch machinery. aluminum welding The book also covers the basic principles of livestock production and the
* We can rebuild and remodel *We build to suit economic information necessary to be
all your old equipment. specialized needs successful in a livestock-forage
program. Based on research from Located on Hwy. 301 at Summerfield experiment stations and from
experiences of leading cattlemen, the 14 /THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN / JUNE 1979
Control Tranmisol Tramisol Pheno- **TBZ-6 Control Injectable Drench thiazine No. Steers 30 30 31 31 31
Initial wt. lb 440 432 436 436 439
Total gain, lb 334 362 385 327 350
Average daily 1.69 1.83 1.94 1.65 1.77
Added value ofgain $1019 $19.24 $-2.99 $5.47
While other dewormers talk about what they don't do,
Tamisol levamisole wants you to know what it does best.
Things like giving you greater gains and saving you more money
than any other deworner. That's the Tramisol Payoff.
*Misippi Agrcultural and Forestry Experiment Station 3-year summary of average performance of steers given
anthenii before nter grazing (198 days). 'Based on steerprice of $39/cwt, les cost of antlielmintic.
KOPPERS COMPANY has introduced a
__ 7 farm and ranch fence system using pressure-treated posts.
- book includes information that is howto-do-it oriented.
tfi For information on how to obtain a
copy, which is listed at $13.95, write The Cattleman Press, P. 0. Box 1403, Kissimmee 32741.
farm, ranch fence system
A farm and ranch fence system which A LO TGCESINcombines press ure-treated wood posts ~I~ l U L I U ~ E .and high tensile wire to form a strong,
long-lasting barrier, is being introduced PZ RI ULT RE11111in the U.S. by Koppers Company, Inc.,
A lot goes into making your farm. a success. Like a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
dependable source of credit. Called the H-igh Tensile Wire Fence
FarmCreit povies cpitl tomor farersandSystem, the fence consists of strands of FarmCreit povies cpitl tomor farersandsmooth wire held in tension along their cooperatives than any other lending institution. In pressure-treated wood posts. Koppers
fact, that's the only reason we're in business, can supply all components-posts, wire
Let us provide the money you need, when you and hardware items.
need it, with repayment plans to suit your situation. The system uses strained high tensile smooth wire for a fence that may be FARMV c EDT COERS I1ALLI adapted to meet specific needs; offers
simple maintenance and reduced handling problems; may be installed by one or two people; and minimizes animal hide damage.
Long-term Financing for Short and Intermediate-term The pressure-impregnated posts and
Farm Credit Farmer Cooperatives Farm Credit end assemblies will take heavier loads at
*@ ALuN!.THEnAWJyor-FAwMcRmDT sERViC a lower cost per mile than any commerR. cially available alternative. The greater
LENDER strength of the posts allows wider spacings along the fence line, spokesmen say.
For excessively wet conditions or Ready to Work for You soft soil, best results are obtained by
increasing the standard embedding 10 ft.-8000 l b. Rome Disc depth of the posts-an example of the
13 ft.-7000 lb. Amco Disc flexibility of design allowed by the use of
8 ft.-Howard Rotivator timber fence foundation. Standard premodified for sod fields servative for the posts is creosote; however, they may be treated with other Much more equipment not listed chemicals by Koppers.
The wire recommended and distribFor omplte arm nd Rnchuted by Koppers is Max Ten 200, a Frma teFamromntsnc galvanized wire produced by United
Mainenane/imroveentsStates Steel Corporation. It hasa 200,000 psi minimum tensile yield David Parks Land Clearing strength, meeting or exceeding the most
Phone 81 3/322-1 269 demanding standards for animal conRoute 1, Box 80d trot. Its high elastic limit eliminates
Myakka City, Florida most of the common stretch or sag
problems that result when weight is
16 /THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN /JUNE 1979
-mup4LiK in your tanks;*
superior performance from your cows.
Cattlemen on test ranches across wheel. And you can get the performthe country have said their cows ance complete nutrition delivers.
"look better," "stay in better condi- Ask your Purina dealer to fill tion," "breed back faster," when your tanks with Sup-R-Lix' Get the
given Sup-R-Lix compared to cattle performance supplement working fed conventional liquid supplements. for your cows today.
Performance improvements like
those are built into Sup-R-Lik It's
homogenized, so the complete u
nutrition your cows need stays IM Purina...
uniform from tank top to tank bottom. planning tomorrow Your cows get a nutritionally complete supplement every time they lick the with research today
THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN / JUNE 1979 / 17
placed against conventional fence wire.
The fence may be built with various FOR A VARIETY OF USES wire configurations based on the type
and size of animals being restrained by the fence. Erection is simple and, for L RF- 15 BU LD IN G S most fences, requires no unusual equipment. The durability of the pressuretreated posts and the tensile strength of the Max Ten 200 wire help reduce maintenance.
Initially, two major styles of High Tensile Fence will be sold: A 10-wire and an 8-wire system. Post spacings are on 16 ft. centers. By using pressure-creosoted hardwood Droppers, which are engineered to maintain wire separation, post spacing for the 10- and 8-wire systems can be extended to 60 ft. maximum for non-electric fence on relatively level terrain. Again, post spacing THE FIRST ALL-METAL, LOW-PROFILE will vary due to terrain and design.
There are two types of Droppers. BUILDING DESIGNED FOR AGRICULTURE The Multi-groove Dropper is creosotetreated hardwood, with the fence wire being attached with a wire clip. The Dropper is grooved every inch for any wire spacing necessary. This Dropper is ideal for a six or ten wire, electric or non-electric system.
The second type of Dropper is the Angle-groove Dropper. It is alternately grooved at an angle so that when a 250 pound tension is pulled on the wires, the gripping-action of the pressure creosoted hardwood brings the wire straight and "locks" the Dropper to the wire. This is principally for 8-wire fence (electric and non-electric) only, since For building beauty and maximum usable space, there are eight grooves on the Dropper.
For additional information check check out Butler's LRF-15 agricultural buildings. number 976 and return the form on page
Loaded with product features and customer benefits, 8 of this issue.
LRF-15 is ideal for feed, grain and seed facilities;
livestock housing; indoor horse arenas; and machin- Noba offers beef
ery storage. See us for details on the LRF-15. sire directory
A newly published Beef Sire Directory is just off the press and available from Noba. This 1979 book contains pictures, Frank Anderson pedigrees and complete details on 63
Sales & Service Inc. bulls from 18 different breeds, includ1315-5th Ave., Tampa, FL 33605 ing some of the nations most popular Phone 813/247-5649 sires.
Frank Anderson 813/961-5048 The 1979 Noba Beef Bull Book can
Harold Still 813/949-7154 be obtained by contacting, Noba, Inc.,
P. 0. Box 607, Tiffin, OH 44883 or phone 419/447-6262.
977-Quonset has booklet Ag"tar, I |nu for farm building planners
Anyone who owns a farm needs the new P.O. Box Q Farmer's Building Guide just issued by
Statesboro, GA 30458 Quonset, Houston, Texas, the agriculPhone: 912/764-9761 tural division of National Steel Prod904/269-3677 ucts Company.
Farm building planners will find Distributors for all types of help in things they might not have expected-like the five essential items a Cattle and Hog Handling & Feeding Equipment farm building has to have and 10 ways
to avoid expensive mistakes in planning Head gates 9 Palco Automatic Equipment farm buildings.
Quonset's guide shows how much Squeeze Chutes Clay Equipment space is needed in each part of hog
* Portable Corrals Conrad-American building and feedlot operations-and
how much difference there is in space
18 / THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN / JUNE 1979
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SPRING & SUMMER phenothiazine
FALL & WINTER SWEETLIXO Fly & Worm Control Block per day per
SWEETLIX@ All-In-One Block Medicated animal when fed free
Medicated Delivers phenothiazine to the animal choice.
* Delivers 2 grams of phenothiazine per for control of stomachworms, nodular For the control of stomachworms,
day per animal for control of worms, large-mouth bowelworms, nodular worms, large-mouth
stomachworms, nodular worms, and hookworms. bowelworms, and hookworms.
large-mouth bowelworms, and Aids in preventing the breeding of Prevents the breeding of horn flies and
hookworms. horn flies and face flies in the manure face flies in the manure of treated cattle
* Contains adequate amounts of of treated cattle. Contains 10% Phosphorus from highly
Protein, Calcium, Phosphorus, Trace Provides the added nutrition of cane available sources.
Minerals, and Vitamins to supplement blackstrap molasses, Vitamins A and Contains Vitamins A and D and trace
normal feeding conditions. D, salt, and trace minerals. minerals.
Available in Truck Bodies, 4 and 6 Ton Pull Types
Conibear Equipment Company, Inc.
P. 0. Box 376 e Lakeland, Florida 33802
0 ~7 Miles North on U.S. 98 Ph: 813/858-4414
FARM BUILDING planners will find help through the building guide published by Quonset of Houston, Texas.
requirements in buildings for breeding ,
stock, the farrowing house, and the growing and finishing areas.
Dairy cattle need different facilities 64
from beef animals, and the guide shows just what the differences are. There is A
sound advice on storing both grain and grain-harvesting equipment-all sorts of farm machinery, in fact.
The guide also offers tips on how to make sure a fast-talking salesman doesn't disappear with farm improvement dollars, leving a second-rate building, or no building at all, behind him. Wi
For a copy check number 977 and return the form on page 8.
Double-crop silage cuts weeds, boosts output
A two-crop silage system can wallop your weeds and top any feed production system you've ever tried, says Sperry New Holland's Larry Fisher.
It'll only work as far north as winter KLN
grain production, admits Fisher, who is FIR.
product manager for forage equipment at New Holland. But it 's a winner from there south. I
For example, corn silage harvest in the fall gets fields cleared earlier, before most grassy weeds have dropped their seed. Mixed with the silage, the weed LDINS
seed germination is destroyed and the V I MLWCS
grass and seed make some contribution ff -TE BUILDINGS.
to the feed in volume if not in quality. In any case, there's less weed seed lying out-, 4.s in the field to cut into next year's crop.
The silage also comes off the field inP0.Bx3 5
time to seed winter wheat, barley or rye. 44O.48 FOREST CITY
This small grain crop makes good use of TERMS AVAILABE L ORD25 4% 11
any leftover fertilizer from the corn 4# ~
crop. It also comes on strong in the Ho
spring. By corn planting time, you can c
take off a robust yield of silage-call it ICU barlage, wheatlage, or ryelage, says <
Fisher. By any name, it's a headstart on ~'
the next year's forage need.
Wit awide-cutting mower- AlMCHN Ilk" 10
conditioner you can cut the crop in a NAESTOPE*10 ,
hurry and get it wilted down to aAN TAG
THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN /JUNE 1979 /21
Now 4 models
to choose trom.
SPERRY New Holland says double-crop silage is one way around weed problems.
moisture content to make attractive feed in plenty of time to hustle in another corn silage crop, according to Fisher.
This early spring silo fill is a nearly
free ride in silo cost because your silos will have space for the small grain silage They Look Right ... They Work Right come spring. And the additional feed is
Leg sections are continuous welded and assembled very nice to have in the summer when
with precision jigs at the factory. Grainlift goes up pastures shrivel up. Come fall, you'll
fast, looks right, and works at whatever capacity have the silo space available for corn
you need from 800 to 8000 BPH. again, Fisher points out.
Let Us Give You a FREE ESTIMATE In addition to the high potential profor Modernizing Your System duction from the double-threat 2-crop
routine you get a very important bonus Frank Anderson Sales & Service in weed control management. By har1315-5th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605 Phone 813/247-5649 vesting everything from the ground up
-24 Hour Service- as silage twice a season, you largely prevent weeds from going to seed.
Frank Anderson 813/961-5048 Harold Still 813/949-7154 Fisher points out weed seeds lie dor_______________________________________________________ mant a long time so you need a number of years without additional weed seed AGRI-GUARD "Ole Aggie" production before you can get on top of
a problem. In the meantime, you can High Protein Liquid Supplement hold weeds down to prevent much comWe fill the feeders petition for plant food and moisture.
The cows feed themselves This will become a more important consideration as scarce oil pushes up herbicide cost. It's also one way around the FEED "escapes" weed problems caused by
LIQUIDcontinuous use of herbicides that only FEED get "most" of your problem weeds.
TlpoeP. 0. Box 923 HCL-978-V.M.S., offers products
813 Lak land, FL WAY o s
688-3325 33802 frsie os s
"Visit our Feed Store now open at 3340 U. S. Hwy. 92, Eest' V.M.S., Inc., Montgomery, Alabama,
has announced that its product En-ProA COMPLETE LINE OF ANIMAL FEEDS --Al Molasses-Mineral Block has been
formulated for use by swine raisers and horse owners.
MINERAL FEEDERS The new swine block comes as a
result of approximately two years of New Fiberglass Construction study and research by the animal nutrition experts at V.M.S. It combines all of
*More Durable the features of En-Pro-Al plus a corn*Maintenance Free bination of all major minerals, trace
*Keeps Minerals Dry minerals and vitamins A, D and E in
Helps pireentCwaser high levels. The blocks can be fed withKeep Mieral Colerout special feeders or racks and come individually packaged in boxes weighEN T O NI ing 40 pounds. The blocks are designed
FEEDERfor all ages of swine.
The En-Pro-Al supplement blocks
for horses contains high energy along F EEDERSwith a medium level of protein from five Ph. 813/494-2727, Route 1, Box 124 natural sources. All essential major
ARCADIA, FLORIDA minerals are included plus trace
minerals and vitamins.
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THE UPJOHN Company's facilities were visited recently by a group of University of
1629 N. Ohio Ave. Florida veterinary students.
Live Oak, FL 32060 Call collect 904/362-2548
for building quotes During the two years of research on
in Gainesville call this product, periodic field trials were
904/375-2331 conducted which indicated that consumption of the new supplement would be from four to six ounces per day. The blocks may be fed with or without a AGRICULTURAL covered feeder as weather and the elements have little or no effect on the
1. Cattle blocks.
2. Swine For more information on the En4. Poultry Pro-Al blocks for swine and horses
INDUSTRIAL check number 978 and return the form
COMMERCIAL on page 8 of this issue of The Cattleman.
Future veterinarians visit
CUSTOM CATTLE FEEDING DUniversity of Florida veterinary stuFeed Florida Cattle in Florida Billy H. Wells dents recently toured the Kalamazoo,
Davis Farms Livestock Auctioneer Michigan, facilities of The Upjohn
P.O. Box 97 Ring Service Company. Upjohn is one of the largest
Balm, Fla. 33503 Sale Consultant manufacturers of human and veterinary
We Buy Feeder Cattle Sale Management pharmaceuticals in the nation.
Wayne Davis Phones 121 Aldean Dr., Sanford, FL 32771 The University of Florida veterinary
610 Dali Drive Day 813/634-3344 Home: 305/323-2820
Brandon, Fla. 33511 Night 813/689-5021 Office: 305/886-5400 students visit featured a guided tour of
Upjohn production facilities and the company's veterinary research farm. WORLD'S FINEST The university students also met with a
panel of Upjohn agricultural research LIVESTOCK TRAILERS and marketing personnel for a question
FEATURES (p,,,,, and answer session.
" All Steel Construction The visit by future veterinarians
* Treated 2" x 8" Floor from the University of Florida is part of
" 6'4" or 7'8" Wide The Upjohn Company's educational
" Divider. Escape and Slide/Swing Rear Doors service to the veterinary profession.
" Full Roof *8-Ply Tires Electric Brakes N+. W M I'd" r1,,
" Many Options Available W"dIt BSNN. lN* 24 CM 979-Kansas company has
Buy Direct From The Call faorytr E-Z PU LL Cullor Enterprises, Inc., of Fort Scott,
Factory and Save: to e why E-Z T RA I E Kansas, has marketed a sprayer-feeder
(1) Delivery Charges Pull Trailers TRAIL they claim can save users time and
are De world's energy and is also a money-saver.
(2) Dealer Markup Ong 111111111 Rt. 1, Box 1213 O How does the Cullor Sprayer-Feeder
Tavares, Fl. 32778 work? Quite simply, according to the
1-904-343-1000 company. It automatically sprays cattle
1-904-343-2438 with a fine mist of insecticide each time
1-305-859-5009 they get salt or mineral.
Call or Write- Spokesmen point out unlike dust
Shown by Appointment Only bags or chain oilers-which begin treat42-Foot Flatbed hauls up to ment only after infestation has taken 4 tractors or 500 bales of hay. place-the sprayer-feeder works continuously, automatically, to prevent Parasite problems before they develop.
24 /THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN /JUNE 1979
VARIOUS types of mailboxes are to be
found in the newly published book entitled
"Mailbox Mania" as shown in the photo
They call this "revolutionary" and a
major breakthrough in parasite control.
Efficiency is also claimed because
the sprayer-feeder enables stockmen to
feed and spray cattle at the same time in
one automatic operation. Also, says
Cullor, it's economical because no other
spraying method can do such a
thorough, effective job for less money.
Testing in initial marketing areas by HOOD TRACTOR COMPANY, Orlando, must liquidate this brand new FORD FW-30,
university and private programs and 265 H.P. 4-wheel drive tractor IMMEDIATELY!
customers shows, according to the com- Fully equipped, including 540 RPM P.T.O., Catagory Ill 3-point hitch, and all accessories.
pany, that the Cullor method is "the HOOD TRACTOR CO. will sell this unit at DEALER COST or below! No demo time on this
best livestock spraying system ever." unit ... immediate delivery to buyer anywhere in the Southeast.
For more information check number If you are in the market for this or any other large agricultural two or four wheel drive
979 and return the form on page 8. tractor, call Hood Tractor Co. today!
We have other distressed merchandise in inventory. No wait, delivery immediately from Cosby-Hodgres staff stock at YOUR PRICE!
C. L. Alsbrooks, Jr., president of
Cosby-Hodges Milling Company,
the appointment of Ted Reed to the
position of vice president, purchasing TRACTOR CON
and traffic. Reed was formerly the firm's H & S EQUIPMENT RENTAL, INC.
director of purchasing. Sales 422-4548 Parts 422-2752 Rentals 841-3592
The company produces and markets livestock and poultry feeds, as well 2120 NORTH ORANGE BLOSSOM TRAIL
as dog food. Its general lines of dog food OLNO LRD 20
and feeds are marketed under the OLNO LRD 20
"Jazz" and "Field and Show" labels.
iBo x offere on rG7tlmen: Please contact me with Inf ormation on the
mailox mnia'o snm tm o n folowin: ElHayStorage El DairyBan
El Horse Barns El Hay Covers
Over 100 photos of one-of-a-kind ELP)L IL LJA0 D U Swine Buildings El machine Sheds
country mailboxes created by rural 0Grgs 0Wrhue
families are featured in the newly- SEMINOLE STEEL BLDG., INC. E Otargs Elarhse
released "Mailbox Mania" book. P. 0. Box 3093-FO, Longwood, Florida 32750 3Use 2 (~~)If you plan to build soon.I
The book, which also features a PHONE: (305) 869-0111
number of articles about the lives of
rural mail carriers, curious historical NAM
mailboxes, and mailbox-deco rating ADDRESS_________customs, is an offshoot of the successful 3
"Mailbox of the Month" contest spon- -CITY___________sored for a number of years by Farm FINANCING AVAILABLE 3
Wife News magazine. Toll Free (800) 824-5120 Op. #60 STATE __________ZIP ____The book Mania is divided into 18 ACT NOW MAIL TODAY
chapters, with unique and interesting The answer to every common shelter problem. UPHONEam.)- M(
photos of mailboxes perched in tree mt
THE FLORIDA CATITLEMAN / JUNE 1979 /25
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26 / THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN / JUNE 1979
"Snap-Lok" ear tag system.
Florida firms listed included Aid
Labs., Inc., Jacksonville, Okeechobee,
Ocala, and Seffner; Imperial Livestock
Supply, Seffner; International Cryo-Bio B ankruptcy
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Thonotosassa, Graceville, and Okeechobee, and Poultry Health Supply,
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ESTATE OF HAMPTON J. WALKER
Florida Lime appoints
Beamon vice president OVER 9,000 ACRES ALONG
W. E. "Willie" Beamon, of Yalaha, has SAINT MARY'S RIVER
been appointed vice-president of ag AND
products sales for Florida Lime and
Dolomite Company in Ocala. 104 UNIT APARTMENT COMPLEX KNOWN AS
Beamon comes to Florida Lime and EASTWOOD OAKS
Dixie Lime & Nassau County-Hilliard, Florida
Stone Company, JUNE
where he was gen- WEDNESDAY, 20,1979 10:00 A.M.
eral marketing Sale Site: North of Hilliard-4 Miles U.S.1
manager for their Only 30 miles from Jacksonville, Florida
rock, ag-lime and Bankruptcy No.# 77-599-BKJ
Trustee-Lansing J. Roy, Gainesville, Florida
chemical p rod- Judge-Honorable George L. Protctor
ucts divisions. u.s. District Court Of Middle District Of Florida
Beamon was as- Jacksonville, Fla. Division
soc iated with LAND: Over 9,000 acres to sell in tracts and/or
Dixie Lime & combinations.
Stone for 13 years. Beamon 8 % miles of River Frontage on beautiful St. Mary's River
Willie and his Fantastic Home Sites on River 104 UNIT APARTMENT COMPLEX KNOWN AS
wife, Erma, reside in Yalaha. Road Frontage Home Sites EASTWOOD OAKS
Established in 1972, Florida Lime TIMBER: eHAS OWN SEWAGE SYSTEM
Over 6,000 acres of timber with approximately eLAUNDRY FACILITES and Dolomite Company has become a 60,000 cords of wood. eEXERCISE ROOM
leader in the agricultural limestone mar- DEVELOPERS AND INVESTORS: *CLUB ROOM,W/KITCHEN & BAR
ket in the southeast. Florida Lime dis- (Selling in tracts and as a whole) *CHILDREN'S PLAYGROUND
1600 Acres around beautiful 48 acre Lake Hampton *SWIMMING POOL tributes Dolomite, Hi-calcium Lime- and 5 other lakes *TENNIS COURTS & VOLLEYBALL COURTS
stone, Aragonite, Fairfield Slag and Already engineered for subdivision AND MANY OTHER ASSETS
Gypsum for the agricultural market. Frontage on U.S.Hwy. 1 and Lake Hampton Road
"Beamon's appointment is another FARM AND CATTLE RAISERS:
reflection of our faith in the unlimited Several small farms in various sizes to sell future of Florida agriculture. His FOR INFORMATIONCATALOGUE,BROCHURE OR APPOINTMENT CALL:
experience will enable our growing firm
to better serve our customers' needs," The i W
says Fred Montsdeoca, Florida Lime A co
and Dolomite Company president. auti r associates
Weed control important I'J[I:.B I I 103 /Iaane G r I024 [404 1 1911
for pasture improvement FLORIDA FIELD OFFICE (904) 845-2612
"In a short-term price squeeze, or,
specifically, in 1979, if I had to choose
between weed control or fertilizer practices for pasture improvement, I'd pick
weed control," said Dr. Vance Watson,
research agronomist at Mississippi State CATTLE AND
University and guest speaker at a series C LFOR SALE
of pasture weed control meetings held
recently by Velsicol Chemical Corporation, Chicago, Illinois.
Florida beef and dairy producers DICKS GRAIN & CATTLE
from the Okeechobee, Immokalee, LOW OR HIGH MOISTURE CORN -MOSTLY COMMERCIALCATTLE
Wauchula, Mango, Belle Glade and LAKE CITY, FLORIDA
Kissimmee areas heard Watson say the BONDED
best results in pasture weed control
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trol, fertilizer and good management, J. L. DICKS 752-5620
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three practices are not affordable. I I
THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN / JUNE 1979 / 27
I5~I NOW IT'S HISTORY
1943: Jacksons entertained Alachua cowmen
C n tu ry A feature article covered the Alachua County Cattlemen's Association meetSteelBuiligsa ing which was hosted by Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Jackson, Gainesville, and
CALL COLLECT attended by 150 members, families and friends .. Parkdale Farms near
1-9 4-3 7-2 89 Largo reported a Guernsey-Jersey cow gave birth to twin heifer calves .. A
1-904 387-2field day was held at the Range Cattle Experiment Station, Ona.
1953: Pasture progress was noted
26 GAUGE STEEL 30 x48 x12-$ 2,949 An article by E. M. Hodges, D. W. Jones and W. G. Kirk of the experiment OPEN SPAN I-BEAM 40 x 72 x 14-$ 4,947
CONSTRUCTION 45 x96 x16-S$ 6,938 station at Ona pointed out pasture progress in Florida has been made as a
result of research conducted at the station ... Five hundred cattlemen
* mUattended the University of Florida's Livestock Producers' Day ... Zibe
- Williams and E. P. Scarborough purchased the Okeechobee Livestock Market.
ALL STEEL -Other 27 x 30 x15- $ 2,795 1963: M anatee County hosted convention
Sizes Available 40 x 75 x 12-S 5,990
Limited Quantities 60 x108 x15-$11,865 The annual mid-year conference at Bradenton of the Florida Cattlemen's 69 F LOA ZONG MAACTR PRCE Association was hosted by the Manatee County Cattlemen's Association ..
69 LCALZONNG AY AFEC PRCESA feature of the annual Beef Cattle Short Course was a tour of the V. E.
CETUYSTELB IIG Whitehurst and Sons Ranch near Williston ... A feature story covered the
3991St.John Avnuepasture program at the Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation.
1904389-9391973: FCA sweetheart was featured on cover
SEN EPOL Debbie Floyd, Cross City, FCA's sweetheart, was featured on the June
"TheNew erfrmane Bred" pasture edition cover of The Cattleman in a photo taken at the Beef Research
FThe NeisPrfuorAvn c red Unit at the University of Florida ... M. E. "Max" Hammond, Bartow, was Plant City Ph: 813/75248572 (home) named "Man of the Year" by the Eastern Brahman Association .. C. M.
813/752-3181 (office) Payne & Son, Inc., Sebring, seed harvesters and processors, were featured in
SOUTHEASTERN SENEPOL, LTD. a story which covered benefits available to cattlemen from harvesting grass
Freeman Wingard, Rt 2 Montezuma, Ga. Ph:
912/433-6702 tofficet 9i27472-7885 home) seed . A. Duda and Sons, Cocoa, announced plans for their first Brahman production sale.
The Best in Beetala Cattle
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Contact Ken Woehrle Star Route 1, Box 1296
Yulee, Florida 32097 Phone: 904/225-5204
Member Nat'l. & Local ABA
Half-Blood Cows Bred To
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'\Facts Sent Free When Requested COWBOYS WORKING F1 CATTLE (in background) at Sugarland Ranch, Clewiston, On Your Ranch Letterhed around 18 / years ago were from left, Wendy Batey, Henry Pelham and Donald Sutton.
1001 Montgomery Lane, Leesburg, Fie. 32748 The picture was furnished by Jim Fielder, longtime employee at the ranch. The Cattleman needs old photos for this space and will return the picture undamaged after use.
28 / THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN / JUNE 1979
Spraying permanent pasture with WeedmasterO" Your Velsicol representative or distributorcan help herbicide to increase carrying capacity can pay plan a Weedmaster program based on your specific astonishing dividends. For example, university weed problems and the kind of goals you want to tests have shown crude protein production jumped set for brood cows or calves. Look over his cost500 or 600 percent following Weedmaster and-return figures. And don't be surprised if you
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THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN / JUNE 1979 / 29
Purebred & Percentage
Cattle For Sale Limousin breeders meet
SLJD B -RJIN K Members of the Florida Limousin Breeders Association held a meeting in conLimosin anchjunctioni with the Beef Cattle Short Course, May 2-4, at Gainesville.
Limosin anchOfficers were elected at the meeting. They were: Gladys Freeman, Okeecho-.
Archie Bailey, mgr. bee, president; Maynard Osborne, Davie, vice-president; Jonell Webb, MaxMadison, Florida 32340 Vilie, secretary; and George Adams, Jacksonville, treasurer.
Phone 904/973-6963 Four directors were re-elected, they were: Paul Emery, Quincy; Freeman; H.
M. Shirley, Palatka; and Barney Greene, Vero Beach. Three new directors were appointed at large by the president. They include: Carl Petterson, Jacksonville; "Carcass Quality Limousin" Lance Ham; and Jim Simmons, Ocala. Other directors are: W. E. Webb, MaxVille; Art Schrader, San Antonio; and Rick Williams, Ocala. A & R FarmsGeorge Adams gave a report on the "Super Summer Limousin Sale" the association is planning for June 23, at 1:00 P.M., Lake City, at the Columbia 1711 17th St. West County Fairgrounds. Adams also mentioned there would be a youth judging
Palmetto, FL 33561 contest at 10:00 a.m. with $200 in prize money to be given to individual winners.
Purebred & Percentage A & R, Osborne,and Lasher take
H. MA Shirley championship honors at Palatka
Winners at the open Limousin cattle Senior calves, calved 9/1/77 thn 10/31/77 (I)-TOPW
4005S. 18th St. Palatka, Fla. 32077 show held at the Putnam County Fair, El Macho 51.1 (reserve grand champion, calf champion), Lasher Feed Limousin Ranch, Okahumpka;
Ph: 904/325-2525 Palatka, listed by class to the first three Late Summer yearlings, calved 7/1/77 thru 8/31/77
12. mi. north of Palatka near Bostwick places, with the number of entries (Il)-Pare Eclair (grand champion, junior champion), A & shown in parentheses, follow: R:Tvo balls (l)-A & R;
Pair of calves Ill-A & R;
Spring calves, calved 3/l/78 and after (3(-AEWF 2K Pair of yearlings (1)-A & R: Miss Osceola (reserve junior champion). A. E. Whaley, Kis- Prodace of dam (l)-A & R; Greene's Limousin stasmee: AEW 3K Miss Kissimmee, Whaley: Miss A &'R Get of sire Ill-A & R;
142, A & R Farms, Bradenton; Five head (ll-A & R.
Percentage and Fuiibioods Senior calves, calved 9/1/77 thra 10/31/77 (Il-Miss
Brahman Crosses Simmons 504 (reserve grand champion, junior champion), A
Barney & Harlot Greene Spring yearlings, calved 3/1/77 thn 4/30/77 (1)-Lass's
4855-1 6th Street, Vero Beach, Fla. Fan (grand champion, senior champion), Osborne Cattle
Bar BarRanh, S. A. 68andTwo females (2)-A & R; Whaley;
Minute Maid Rd., Ft. Pierce Spring calves, calved 3/1/78 and after (]l-Mr.
________________________________________ l-anchaon (reserve calf champion), Oshorne:
"~Quality made for the Tropical Trade"
Jim & Ones Simmons, owners
Rt. 4, Box 2865 904/629-6465
OCALA, FLORIDA 32670
EMERY LIMOUSIN Where performance counts
Paul Emery k
QUinc la. 251 A & R FAMBradenton, showed the OSBORNE Cattle Company, Davie
Grand champion Limousin bull at the exhibited the grand champion Limousin
Putnam County Fair. female at the Putnam County Fair.
Contact any of our fieldmen 1
for full details.
P.O. Box 1030 LASHER Feed Limousin Ranch, RESERVE Grand Champion Limousin
Kissimmnee, Fla. 32741 Okahumpka, owned the reserve grand female was exhibited by A & R Farms,
champion Limousin bull in Palatka. Bradenton, at Palatka.
30 /THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN / JUNE 1979
A S S OC 0' ON
70 To Quait Cosgnet
of Puebe to 50 Feae
.& Purbre to 75 Buls. --3
Adam Liosi of N. Fla H. M. Shre0ig am Gan Juntio Fam Jo Brw Jaen Kngh Tio' Lioui Cora Pau Emer JiKigtI
For fly control that works fastthen lasts. Protect your cattle. Zap irritating disease-carryingl lice, ticks, and flies with Ravap. It provides the long lasting residual control you need. Ravap easily mixes with oil in backrubbers or with water for spraying. And for a complete fly control program, start with Rabon Oral Larvicide to stop fly population buildup before they hatch into a problem.
F t Always follow label directions.
SHELL CHEMICAL COMPANY, Animal Health,Sh l
One Shell Plaza, Houston, TX 77001
Annual field dayMM M M M M M M M M M
at Chipley M
draws crowd METBIHE 83 S p M
The seventh annual field day at the M M
Chipley Beef Demonstration U nit,M Chipley, was held April 5 with around MT C= X______________ M
00 in attendance. The program was M t o to
opened by A. F.Jelik, area livestock t o t
specialist at the AREC, Quincy.MM
Special guests were introduced by MI V
Don Hargrove, assistant chairman, MLICE -TICKS ~ M
animal science department, University
of Florida, Gainesville. He welcomed MHO RNFLIES M
those present and presented a five year M
service pin to Jaimes A. Clemmons,
manager of the BDU.
Speakers heard giving informative M
talks on various aspects of beef cattleZ, production were Hargrove on a new A
method of classifying Florida calves asM to type, frame and physiological ZM _M /
maturity scores; Jelik on selection of
herd replacement heifers; F. S. Baker, Jr., animal scientist at Quincy, on grow- M25 % MORE FINISHED SPRAY
ing tockrs o anual astues- ohnSTRONGER MORE ECONOMICAL.
inge sofCr on Lanalptrs; J o hne M ONE GALLON WILL MAKE 200 GALLONS OF FINISHED M
Cree ofC &L Frms Ja, o witerSPRAY, AS COMPARED TO 150 GALLONS OF COMPETITIVE
grazing in a double cropping system,; SPRAY. Contains 62 %HERCULES Toxaphene & 2.5 % Lindane. M
Charles Walthall, beef specialist from SO'ALPESTCIDESCAN BEHARMFUL TO HEALTH ANDOTHE ENVIRONMENT
Crestview, on the importance of cattle M 1 FM USED. READ THE LABEL CAREFULLY AND USE ONLY AS DIRECTED.M
scales in a beef operation. Walthall also -FO
conducted a contest so that all present Dpnal
could check their skill at weight estima- 606~ WETMINSRE
Lion. 1883 BOXA108
Eight top winners in the weight NAODOHS TEAS756
estimation contest were awarded prizes
from Ron-Don, Chipley; Wells F.R.M. _________________Store, (Shipley, and Mineral Consul- GIGEIRE A MLIMOUSIN FOR SALE
tants of Malvern, Alabama. IG R ED F M
The Wash ington- Holmes Cattle- 1977 Premier Limousin Exhibitor
mien's Association served lunch which Giant Bermuda Grass ~EA
was followed by demonstrations on W. E. & Joenell Webb EA
iniplanting growth stimulants; frame Box 278, Rt. 15 1CATTLE CO.
score classification, and winter plantings Maxville, Fl. 32265 P. 0. Box 636-813/763-3610
of' rye, Rye grass and clover pasture. 904/289-2701 OKEECHOBEE, FLA. 33472
Georgia Limousin OSBORNE CATTLE COMPANY
field day set
The Georgia Limousin Association has
scheduled a field day on June 30, 1979, Lass's outstanding
at Rocking E Limousin Ranch, Edison, femininity and corGeorgia. rectness led her to
Registration will start at 10:00 a.m., grand championship
followed by a Limousin judging contest honors at every show
for juniors and adults, Prizes will be in Florida this fall and
awarded to the first three places. As a winter. We are sorry
special attraction, a Limousin steer or to see her retire
heifer will be awarded to the top junior though her competijudge. tors may not be. We
A "'Limousin earthen roast" lunch have more of her type
will be served at 12:00 noon, compli- at home and invite
nients of Rocking E Ranch. you to visit.
Adams Limousin LASS'S FAN 1978-1979 Premier Female
of North Florida This undefeated Limousin female will be featured
Home of: in the Florida Limousin Association Sale,
Prince E. G. Jaudon 007-H June 23, in Lake City.
George E. Adams and Family Maynard Osborne, owner 4760 S.W. 82nd Ave.
614 Ricker Rd, Ph: 904-771-8769 Ph. 305/434-5065 Davie, Florida 33328
Jacksonville, Fl 32210 _________________________________________THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN / JUNE 1979 /33
get ord n ge eticannual Florida premier awards presenProd cer ge wor on gen tictations. Receiving awards this year for
accumulating the most points in show
Coursecompetition at the 1978-79 Florida liveadaptation at Beef Short Co restock shows were: RW Bar Custom Fitters, Ocala; Bellemeade Farms, Lake
Genetic adaptation was the featured discussed by Earle W. Klosterman of City; Bozzuto Angus Ranch, Lake City; topic of discussion at the opening ses- the Ohio Agricultural Experiment Sta- Partin & Sons' Heart Bar Ranch, Kission of the 28th annual Beef Cattle tion at Wooster. He cited studies indi- simmee; L. M. Tucker, Tifton, Georgia; Short Course, held May 2-4, at Gaines- cating that the most efficient cattle will Martin's Casa Grande, Lake City; ville. produce the most carcass weight of Barton Charolais Ranch, Tallahassee;
Beef producers, researchers and desired grade at the youngest age. Wasdin Charolais Ranch, Tallahassee;
industry representatives from Florida The performance of exotic breeds Sans Souci Farms, Ocala; Gingerbred and out-of-state appeared on the pro- were discussed by Larry Cundiff of the Farms, Maxville; A & R Farms, Bragram at the three day event to discuss Animal Research Center, Hastings, denton; Osborne Cattle Company,
the latest findings. Nebraska. He said he believed many of Davie; and D. L. Thomas Ranch, Lake
Marvin Koger of the University of the exotic breeds would make an im- City.
Florida served as chairman of the Short portant contribution to the beef indus- John Hunt of International Mineral Course, and Dr. H. D. Wallace, chair- try through crossbreeding. and Chemical Company, Bartow, preman of the animal science department at F. M. Peacock of the Agricultural sented the Florida Beef Carcass Value the University, presided at the opening Research Center, Ona, presented some Award, jointly sponsored by Gainessession, information on the performance of ville Stockman's Supply. John Tedder, a
Opening speaker was Henry Doug- Charolais. Studies have been conducted Lake County FFA'er, was the winner of
las, Zephyrhills, president of the Florida for a number of years at Ona. this year's award.
Cattlemen's Association. Douglas Performances of exotics in the Ever- Joe Bertrand of the Agricultural
pointed out that the cattle industry is glades was covered by Joe Crockett of Research Center, Jay, presided at the constantly changing and that producers the Agricultural Research and Educa- Thursday morning session. must prepare now to meet future tion Center, Belle Glade. He gave results Don Hargrove and Don Wakeman,
demands. He called for support of the of studies involving several breeds which both of the University staff, appeared proposed Beef Referendum, revealed no superior breed, first with a presentation on the characDouglas pointed out that Florida is A producer panel on 'adaptability teristics which contribute to the marketstill primarily a cow/calf producing and performance in Florida was next on ability of cattle. They cited type/grade, state. He said consumers are turning the program. Appearing were cattle pro- uniformity, breed composition, permore and more to lean beef and sug- ducers Alto Adams, Jr., Fort Pierce, formance, good management, and salesgested that feeders consider feeding Dick Kelley, Stuart, and Mike manship as major factors.
bulls, as an alternative to steers, to pro- Milicevic, Clewiston. Koger discussed genetic systems for
duce more lean beef at a faster rate. Adams outlined his selection pro- commercial cow/calf operations. He
W. C. (Cal) Burns, director of the gram which is based on natural selec- outlined straight breeding and systemBeef Cattle Research Station at Brooks- tion in the environment where cattle are atic crossbreeding systems. ville, discussed genetic adaptation of being produced. Mike Fields, of the University staff,
cattle to local environments. He said his Kelley covered his management pro- made a presentation comparing Brahexperience with purchasing cattle from gram, including selecting bulls from man and Angus bulls in semen traits and many different areas and moving them within his commercial herd for breed- other fertility factors. Fields made to Brooksville over the years has ing purposes. suggestions for insuring fertile herd
revealed that no matter where cattle Milicevic outlined his systematic bulls.
come from they undergo an environ- crossbreeding program which includes Jim Pace, extension animal husmental shock at Brooksville. producing first cross Brahman-Here- bandman at the University, gave some
Burns said results of studies at ford and Brahman-Angus cows in Mis- pointers on selecting sound bulls for Brooksville and other places indicate sissippi and utilizing a terminal cross breeding. genetic adaptation is important in com- with Charolais for market calf produc- Selecting and culling females was mercial beef production. tion at Clewiston. discussed by Tim Olson of the UniverThe importance of genetic adapta- Jim Flanagan, and Don Berry, Kis- sity staff. Olson said strict culling protion to nutrition and management was simmee, Cattleman editors, made the cedures should be a part of any sound
14tT0W- A Sk I -,management program.
Olson teamed up with Bryan Melton for a presentation on the economics
of culling open and poor producing
Bernardo Bauer of Bolivia gave a
presentation on the genetic improvement of Criollo, Zebu and Crossbred
cattle in the Bolivian tropics. He said
production has been improved greatly in
the humid tropics of Bolivia by improved methods of selection and breeding.
The Florida Beef Cattle Improvement Association program and how it
can be utilized by producers was discussed by Bob Sand of the Animal
Science Department, University of
Following Sand's presentto a
producer panel on the utilization of
SPEAKERS FOR the opening session of the Beef Cattle Short Course included, from left, records. Appearing were Max HamDick Kelley, Aldo Adams, Jr., Mike Milicevic, and FCA President Henry Douglas. mond, Bartow; Walter Richardson,
34 / THE FLORIDA CATlTLEMAN / JUNE 1979
to the Florida
PREMIER BEEF cattle show winners for 1978-79 received awards at the Short Course Loreia
from Jim Flanagan, far right, editor of The Florida Cattleman. Accepting awards this yearFlrd were, from left, Mike Partin, Carl Story, L. M. Tucker, W. E. Webb, Calvin Bozzuto, Jackie Thomas, D. L. Thomas, Marlin Nicely, Larry Martin, Rick Williams, and Maynard Osborne. 3/4 C ow
Evinston; Jeanette Chitty, Gainesville; range, and Bill Ocumnpaugh of the Uni- by Dandin C bred
and John Stitt, Clewiston. versity staff covered creep grazing for toPic P mp d u
Herb Chapman, director of the calves.toPic P mp d u
ARC, Ona, presided at the Thursday The breeding season was discussed 1/6/79 and examined
afternoon session. by Jim Hentges of the University staff, saf e.
Speakers included Clarence Ammer- l-entges said many producers could take man of the University, on mineral and advantage of yearly price fluctuations protein needs of cattle; Zane Palmer, and get double use of bulls by observmeats specialist with the University, on ing two breeding seasons for fall and 7/8 H-eifer
problems and opportunities with forage spring calves. b rv
finished beef; Sloan Baker, head of the Alvin Warnick discussed breeding Open, byPai
AREC, Quincy, on finishing cattle in and the management of first calf hei- Chief. Actual
north Florida; Findlay Pate, AREC, fers. He said breeding heifers to calve at.
Belle Glade, on finishing cattle in South two years old was economical if proper~ weaning weight 591.
Florida, John Holt, economist with the management is applied. Ready to breed.
University, on hedging; Elder Sumner Demonstrations on minimizing
of the Production Credit Association, death losses in calves was the last pre- H ie
Okeechobee, on rancher financing; and sentation on the Short Course pro-3/ Ted Gallo of the Southeastern National gram. Veterinarians appearing were 4 H i r
Bank, Bradenton, on agricultural lend- Marten Drost, DVM, University of Open, by El Macho.
ng. Florida; Bobby Anderson, DVM,
Pate was in charge of the Friday Gainesville Animal Hospital, and Ken One year old.
morning session. Pastures were featured Braun, DVM, University of Florida. first, with Chales Ruelke, agronomist Drost emphasized that natural birthHedSrs
with the University, giving some back- is best, but demonstrated the properHedSrs ground on the study of warm-season methods of pulling a calf, and of deliver- EL MACHO
permanent pastures in Florida. ing a dead calf.
Gordon Prine, of the University Anderson covered the care of the BOURBON
staff, covered legumes and minimizing young beef calves, and Braun conclu- CHARLEMAGNE
nitrogen fertilization. Rob Kalmbacher ded the program with a presentation on WASHINGTON
of the ARC, Ona, discussed native vaccination programs for beef calves. (he is polled)
Top 0' The
L ".t' 0 1'1Rhodes Frost 912/263-7026
H. C. WALLACE, head of the Animal D. L. WAKEMAN, left, and Jim Hentges, Quitman, Ga. 31643
Science Department at the University of both of the University staff, appeared on Florida, is shown here listening intently to the Beef Cattle Short Course Program at one of the speakers. Gainesville.
THE FLORIDA CATITLEMAN / JUNE 1979 /35
0- E E .Simnafildaprg m
Cc or 0= ~ X 00
I p o There is no single best breed of cattle." lowed by the Marion 4-H Club with 538
-O 8 9 o That's what Joe Crockett, animal points.
0 (A A LARGgeneticist from the Agricultural High point FFA individual at the
- -u .. g Research and Education Center, Belle event was Cindy Alderman, Bradford,
,g a Glade, told the group of people attend- scoring 216 points. The 4-H- high indiu C O)ing the Florida Simmental Association vidual was Lisa Hemminger of the
g a ao Field Day on April 20, at Bronson. Marion Chapter, tabulating 189 points.
. C 5 Crockett was featured speaker at the Fred Pace of Carnation Genetics,
9 E O event and gave a report on research Hughson, California, gave a slide preresults involving Simmentals and other sensation on embryo transplants. Pace
Cc >. 00 HT exotic breeds at the Belle Glade Center. covered both surgical and non-surgical
0- 0 "Many of the breeds have desirable techniques. He said present surgical proa go "5a and some undesirable traits," Crockett cedures produce about a 60 percent con,g Tg said. In order to have a brood cow caption rate, while about 40 percent sucC 0 t .0- ~ p gg~ adapted to Florida and produce a cess is obtained with the non-surgical
a 0 ** U n g desirable market calf the breeds must be method.
F *? 5 1 E-: blended, Crockett said, in a systematic A Ralgro ear implant demonstraD W % g crossbreeding program to suit idi- tion was presented by Bob Sand, extenP to Fe vidual environments, management sion beef specialist with the University
%- systems, and market goals. of Florida.
~. ~ The field day was sponsored by the Emcees for the event were Bob
Florida Simmental Association and Davenport, Ocala, president of the
Over 150 registered for the event. Miller of Millercrest Farm.
0% ~~hse by M(Decrs Fam Brnsn lloridainolin Simmental Asster sna n mrociratnland Jae
S eThe program got underway with a Door prizes for the event were spon~ Simmental judging contest. F. S. Baker, sored by American Breeders Service,
director of the Agricultural Research Curtiss Breeding Service, Moorman's S and soedut ibCenteratsi," srvedt and Bea ca u awe of Chicefndon
~ I as official judge. Lunch was prepared by Pete Asbell
1 sThe Bradford FFA Chapter took and the Bronson FFA Chapter.
0 -first place honors in the judging contest, O scoring 592 points. In second place was Commercial production of red meat in
Bronond FFA Chapter with 569 points, the U.S. for March was 3093 million 0- cr4-H team competition was won by pounds, seven percent below March a
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21stemGlcst Club wirkth 548ls poits follyerda.codngt SA
-~~ F -8. ---- BAKERa lmet sevdAsoffciao jud BDavenpORTaih, president of the
forsteb FlrSmetalm Arssoiton. Florida Simmental Association, handlJedf 0J I
LL z zina judging contest. Fiel day hosaSener the off miciane atrtefedd ay Here
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an Edcto -ete at ........., withe Bkrat orgndVr Beach. daeofCifa
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_J 0. a.Iin 4fo tea Florida tSim nas Asoion Florid, seenta Asciainhnde
2 jud heGigcontst. ld daythost8pncer th ea offcacrmonieg the fidDAy.H
Z5 Mile is shw6trgtdsusn ,ls sviiigaoewt imna ree
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36 / H ULRD) AI'EA UE17
of pastures The World's
Two hundred brood cows live just south M osto E f i i n
of the Jacksonville city limits. M s f i i n
Their home is Sweetwater Farm, aB r o
ranch rich in improved Coastal Ber- B r o C ow .
muda grass pastures surrounded by
native timber. The cow-calf operation source for J. E. Williams for nearly 40 years. He has built a top herd of Charolais-Angus-Hereford crossbred cows Ju st fact
that regularly produce strong, healthy t
calves with heavy weaning weights.
Williams sells the steer calves at local auction markets and keeps the heifers for replacement stock.
Pastures on this operation are Coastal Bermuda grass and Bahia grass which are regularly fertilized and topdressed to produce quality forage high in protein and TDN. This pasture improvement program isn't without problems, however. More than cows enjoy the lush, tender blades of Bermuda grass, says Williams.
Fall armyworms invaded the pastures in 1977 with an attack that quickly became a raging inferno. 4
The armyworm is no stranger to the area. Williams starts checking pastures in late July and August for the tell-tale signs of infestation. When he sees it, he begins his insect control program.
But 1977 was an unusual year. Insect pressure was unusually high. Climatologists now say that upper wind patterns n
brought on conditions that were highly favorable for insects. For information cocrnn sales, pa
"When the armyworm was reported, breed literature and nweucaioa fimcotat
we started our usual control program," says Williams. "But I could see that we In e r fo -1B-np
weren't getting control. We'd find worms at the edge of a pasture and in no B e d r t o i to
time they would be everywhere. I knew 9500 Tioga Drive I San Antonio. Texas 7823Q 1 (512 696-831~
that something needed to be done.''
In about as much time as it takes to Any Countryis Brangus Cou~ntry. /An Amerian Breed Sne 99
rope a calf, this rancher retired his 25year-old duster and purchased a new 300-gallon spray rig. He then mixed one-half pound "Lannate" insecticide and sprayed at the rate of 18-20 gallons water per acre. Cows were rotated to Sm e-edY u
nontreated pastures for a week. S m e-edY u
'Lannate' really did the job," says CT SRSWeaned Heifers
this Duval County rancher. "We got FoiaM lse
good control of armyworm and we held FoiaM lse
"Lannate" gives excellent control of FLRDRE ESNAIS
armyworm because it works two ways, DnyYn
he points out. Quick contact action Hieri Rote Bo 2
gives fast knockdown while the product GenCv pigFa 24
Provides longer control for a period of 1 hn S042438 time to get emerging worms.EueeD it
Prodctio programs34 Florida Molasses Exchange, Inc.
Williams starts a pasture producing by sprigging Coastal Bermuda grass. This Ofern see on al darndbe Phone 305/996-7711, P.O. Box 507
is overseeded with rye in the winter or aBelGadF.340 hybrid millet in the summer and harTHE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN / JUNE 1979 / 37
TThe Home of
COASTAL Bermuda grass and Bahia
grass on Sweetwater Farm is cut for hay
and around two tons an acre per cutting is
obtained. Owner Williams claims he has a
sound program to combat armyworms by
using "Lannate" insecticide.
18/7 MCG Black Powder Miss MWF Rocky 20/7 rowed in. He fertilizes and top-dresses
The 1979 Premier Brangus Bull is This outstanding 1979 Premier on a regular program.
offered for sale at private treaty. Brangus Female will be featured Pasture fields for hay average two
Come by for a look at him and our in the Southeastern Brangus Sale tons an acre per cutting. This grower
usually cuts hay about three to four
other show prospects for next this fall, though we have more like times with six to eight weeks between
year. her at home. cuttings. His big round baler reduces the
heavy labor requirement needed in con1978-79 Premier Exhibitor ventional hay making.
"This year (1978) the armyworm has
Bruce Martin Rt. 2, Box 96 C3 Larry Martin not been as severe," he says. "In August
904/755-0803 Lake City, Fla. 32055 904/755-0816 we saw a few armyworms. I sprayed the
pastures with one-quarter to threeeighths pound per acre of 'Lannate' and
it did the job. We never had much of an
Circle R Ranch REGISTEREO BRANGUS The armyworm in Florida conn"W're never too busy for you to visit" tinues to be a problem for many RE(;. ANGUS & BRANGLJS R. J. Mitchell Farms ranchers, but Williams now feels he
ARKY E. ROGERS, OWNER has corralled it on his ranch. He's now
904/752-2103 Rt. 6, Box 175 P.O. Box 187 Quitman, Georgia 31643 looking for ways to control fire ants and
U.S. Highway 221 South-7 miles out horn flies. LAKE CITY, FLORIDA 32055
Located 7 miles south n U.S. 41 Day Phone 912/263-41 27
Located_7_milessothonU.S._41 Night Phone 912/263-8306 Moratorium on nitrite
Registered Brangus use proposed
Sar-A-,rangus Lenholt Farms' The Carter administration has proRiver Ranch posed the use of nitrite in food products
Proven Crossbreed Since 1949 Deep be phased out. In legislation submitted
Box 1088, Wauchula, Fl. 33873 Star Route 2, Box 20 to Congress, Secretary of Agriculture
DELAND, FLORIDA 32720 Bob Bergland and Secretary of Health,
Russeli Suggs Albert & Barbara Carlton Education and Welfare Joseph A.
Foreman Owners Ranch 8 miles west on Hwy. 44 Cali fano Jr. recommended the phase out
813/322-1090 813/773-6867 Phone DeLand 904/734-2534 be preceded by a one year moratorium
during which no action would be taken
Promote BEE HAYMAN '7 to reduce or prohibit the use of nitrite as
y B AgHAYMAN'Si 7c11 a preservative.
aNvery day BBergland said the Department of
8 "" W RAND Agriculture is taking this action today
Registered Red and Gray Brahman because the Justice Department has Support Your (Indu-Brazil), Branus, Bralord and ruled the Federal Meat Inspection Act
Florida Beef Council P.O. BOX 117, KENANVILLE, FLA. 32739 which governs the use of nitrite as a
Paul Hayman, Owner Ph.: 305/436-1062 preservative in products, and the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act which regulates
use of nitrite and other products do not
complete A.I. permit a phase out of nitrite use.
IN. Services The Meat Inspection Act states that
"IER a product is adulterated and may not be
EEF -DAIRY approved for sale as wholesome if it
Quality Semen Supplies Southeast Brangus Association contains a substance which may be
904/383-3772 813/763-5822 Rt. 5, Box 25 injurious to health.
Bardstown, Ky. 40004
Noba-Ga. 912/987-2171 Phone: 502/348.3279 Join your local county Cattlemen's
38 / THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN / JUNE 1979
DEALER INQUIRIES WANTED
Join the Vermeer team-Contact nearest district office
Willis Parts Depot Dilly Jo Williams Crews Equi ment U. S. 441, South Rt. 3, Box 195B P. 0. Box 1169
by Columbia Livestock Mkt. Graceville, FL 32440 Avon Park, FL 33825
P. 0. Box 1546 904/638-7146 813/453-3142
Lake City, Fl. 32055 904/638-1132
New This Year Financing Available
Three "IF" Model Baler sizes available 60517-6 ft./5 ft. bale, 1200-2000 lbs. 50417-5 ft.14 ft. bale, 800-1400 lbs. 40317-4 ft./3 ft. bale, 400-800 lbs. We have all your haying needs-feeder rings, mowers, rakes, tedders, hay mowing equipment.
ASK US ABOUT THE 18 FEATURES OF THE '"F" MODEL BALERS
DEALER INQUIRIES WANTED
Join the Vermeer team-Contact nearest district office.
~~-- FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE 7, ~ ~
AND CONSUMER SERVICES
FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION SERVICE
ECONOMICS, STATISTICS, & COOPERATIVES SERVICE, USDA
Cattle prices have continued to increase during the first four Average Prices Received per cwt.
months of 1979 in response to a declining availability of re- for Slaughter and Stocker Cattle and Calves
placement cattle. The 14 percent reduction reported on April I through 14 Florida Auctions, April 1978, 1979
in heifers on feed (steers were down 1 percent) is an indication CosCle
that more heifers are being retained for breeding purposes. This Grade Iw Cave
factor, plus the sharp reduction in cull cow slaughter indicates 1978 1979 1978 11979
strong entry into the expansion phase of the big cattle cycle. SLAUGHTER: Over 250 Lbs.
This phase can be expected to last about five years, which means Choice --- --58.39 97.82
that producers will have to expand herds this year to take full Good --- --- 50.68 90.06
advantage of the cycle. (Note: See the article "Cattle Cycles: A Standard -- --41.18 80.82
Guide for Cattlemen" in the January, 1979 issue of The Florida Utility 37.93 59.59-- -Cattleman. Cutter 32.88 55.39-- -Fed cattle prices jumped up $6 from February to March and Canner265 4.8-- -another $4 to $74-75 in April. Prices should hold fairly steady at All Grades 35.29 57.34 53.11 92.48
this level for the next 6 months unless there are adverse political STOCKER Over 300 Lbs.
announcements. Choice 37.14 66.86 59.05 118.54
Feeder cattle prices have also increased about $10-15 in the Good 37.50 61.02 52.74 104.18
past two months. Continued strong demand is expected with Standard 34.21 55.53 45.02 91.55
additional strength likely in the summer and early fall. Utility318 493 3.7 -Slaughter cow prices will continue to increase with a $65 Inferior 23.87 40.20-- -average for Utility cows by next fall. All Grades 34.91 58.91 52.75 104.09
Hog prices for 200-220 lb. barrows and gilts averaged $42-43 SUC:FA&CDvso fMreig aktNw
in April, down about $12 from February. Continued low prices, SUC:FA&CDvso fMreig aktNw
possibly in the $40 areas are expected in the fall due to rapid ex- Average Prices, Dollars per Cwt.
pansion in the hog industry.
Slaughter Steers, Omaha
Week Choice Choice Good
PRICE RANGES-ACTUAL AND PROJECTED Ended (900-1100 Lbs.) (1100- 1300 Lbs.) (900-1100 Lbs.)
Omh loiaFeb 24 45.75 65.22 46.20 65.32 41.25 61.58
900-1100 400-500 lb. 600-700 lb. Mar 31 49.94 71.35 50.38 71.58 45.56 67.05
pound Steers Steers Apr 28 -52.98 75.95 53.35 76.05 48.25 70.95
YearSluheCosOma and Choice UtilitySluheCosOmh _______Month Steers CIeChoice oc Good Cows Week Com'l Utility ] Cutter
1978 Actual Dollars per cwt. Ended 197L1i979I 197 1j3~~ 1979i E1
Dec. 55-56 72-84 62-75 60-68 53-62 41-51 Feb 24 32.85 52.35 31.65 51.50 29.75 49.75
1979 Mar 31 34.44 55.70 33.62 54.55 30.75 53.10
Jan. 59-60 82-94 73-86 69-74 6 1-70 47-55 April 28 39.25 59.90 38.10 58.95 36.60 56.40
Feb. 64-65 89-102 78-91 73-81 65-75 50-59
Mar. 70-71 95-110 85-100 79-88 71-81 55-65 SOURCE: U.S.D.A.-AMS
Apr. 74-75 99-114 88-104 78-87 73-83 56-66
Projected Ipre oeesBe nWihDt sPi rs
May 72-73 100-115 90-105 79-88 73-82 57-67 Imote onlss d Bef nd h S.h Dut9i7Pid- reh9
June-Jul. 74-75 100-115 90-105 78-87 72-8 1 58-68FrznFlidadUS,1979
Aug.-Sept. 73-75 105-120 95-110 80-88 74-83 59-69 February Jan.-Feb.
SOURCE: Florida Cooperative Extension Service. Change Change
Year Quantity from Quantity from Calendar
Re'. prey. yer Rcd prey. year Year
Average Prices Received, Effective Parity and Percent 1000.I
of Parity for Livestock, U.S., April 1978 and 1979 Pound Percen Pond0eren 0oud
Prices Parity Av. Prices 1977 15,424 +94 47,612 +83 223,716
Item Received Prices as % of Parity 1978 16,731 + 8 34,133 -28 221,074
19817 9817 98117 1979 25,993 +55 60,328 +77
19817 19717 U.S.:
Dols. per Cwt. Dols. per Cwt. Percent 1977 97,762 +38 184,478 1 1,192,600
Beef Cattle 47.20 72.40 61.80 71.30 76 102 1978 101,467 + 4 193,869 + 5 1,392,568
Calves 53.70 96.40 71.20 82.80 75 116 1979 126,020 +24 264,507 +36 ,
Hogs 45.00 44.30 60.40 70.70 75 63 SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce
40 / THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN / JUNE 1979
An Opportunity To Share In Our 9 Years Of Breeding Registered
Red Angus With The Sale Of 24 Cow Calf Pairs 24 Heifers 6 Bulls
AHE BERTHA 492 Born 1-2-78 AHE RED SOPHIE Born 12-22-74
Wn. Wgt. 563-Ratio 114-20 Contemporaries Wn. Wgt. 510-Ratio 112-24 Contemporaries
365 Day Wgt. 792-Ratio 115-20 Contemporaries HAS LINEBRED HEIFER CALF AT SIDE
SIRE: SUPERCHARGER-A.I.'d UMPIRE 1000 SIRE: CPR ROYAL 034-Rebred McQueboy 109
COME TO WHERE SOME OF THE STARS Co-Owner & Exhibitor of Supercharger
IN THE RED ANGUS BREED ARE- Sired 1977 National Grand Champion.
*GRAND CHAMPION PEN of FIVE Red *Supercharger Sired the 1978 American
Angus Bulls at All Breeds Bull Sale in Royal Grand Champion Female.
Montgomery, Ala. 14 Breeds-415 Bulls. *A Full Brother to my McQueboy Bull
*Two HIGHEST SELLING Heifers and Sired the 1975 National Grand ChamCow-Calf Pair in the 1976 Southeastern pion Female.
Red Angus Association Sale. Grand Champion Female and Three
*GRAND CHAMPION BULL in 1976 & Highest Selling Animals in 1978 South1977 Tennessee-Kentucky Invitational eastern Sale, and Highest Selling in 1978
Show and Sale. in Tennessee-Kentucky Sale.
*The HIGHEST SELLING Cow-Calf Pair, *ENFINGER Owned Sires: Gibbs Branic
Heifer and two Bulls in the 1977 South- 8, Supercharger, and AHE McQueboy eastern Red Angus Association Sale. 109, each in successive years sired the
Top Gaining Group of Bulls at IBIA
Winter Test in Grundy Center, Iowa.
ON JULY 7, 1979-6 P.M.-At RANCH HEADQUARTERS
CHUMUCKLA, FLA. (30 MILES N.E. OF PENSACOLA, FLA.)
Doris and I will be looking forward to seeing each of you. Please make reservations early because of the 4th of July Holiday Weekend. We solicit phone-in bids-they will be honored at lowest possible purchase price. Write for a Catalogue.
SALE HEADQUARTERS: AUCTIONEER: OWNERS:
RODEWAY INN WEST Gayle Ingram Al & Doris Enfinger
Interstate 10 (N.A.S. Exit) P. 0. Box 579 Rt. 3, Box 683
Pensacola, Fla. Quitman, Tx. 75783 Jay, Fla. 32565
TOLL FREE 1-800-228-2000 214-878-2225 Ph. 904-994-7033
THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN / JUNE 1979 / 41
ON HAND for the Hall of Fame Federation
dinner in Tampa were FCA President Henry
Douglas, Zephyrhills, left, and Commissioner of Agriculture Doyle Conner.
Kickoff dinner held
for Agri project
A few weeks ago the kickoff dinner for
Florda orn 3 Yars the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame
Florda orn 3 Yars Federation was held in Tampa. ComnRod Angus hull calf- Herd Performance missioner of Agriculture Doyle Conner
9 months old, Data Computer said the job of the Federation will be to
905 pounds Analyzed select individuals from a list of quality
nominees for induction into the Florida
Agricultural Hall of Fame.
The membership of the federation
*The world's most efficient breed of cattle: YES, more live calves born unassisted. YES, they shall be as representative of the various grow faster, finish faster, grade better. YES, the calves are always red when bred to other red facets of the agricultural industry as cattle. YES, you should put performance tested Red Angus bulls to work in your cow herd, possible. This would include, but not be YES, save better heifers to improve mothering and milking ability. limited to: production, marketing, sales,
For lit o RedAngs boodes witepromotion, research and education.
This membership shall be comprised of
FLORDA ED NGUSASSCIAIONthe president, or his representative, of Rt. 3, BoI8,Jy l265eP:949473 each member organization.
A federation selection committee
consisting of four members and a chairHIDDEN VALLEY RANCH Red Angus Superiority man will be appointed by the federation
Red Angus Cattle Born and Bred Herd EMIL EMULATION 1-adj. 205 chairman. The purpose of this commitIn Florida to Meet the Needs Sires: day wt. 665, ADG on test 3.61 tee will be to make the final selection of
of Florida Cattlemen. CHEROKEE REBEL PV-weanJack Swe er we er atn g.Ing wt. 552, yearling wt. 1103 candidates for induction into the
gerownr Trry artn, gr.Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame. The 813/581-5638 904/796-5296 Chipola Red Angus Ranch members of the Selection Committee
904/796-5868 Ken and Nell Williamswilrmnaoyou adreiv
Rit. 3, Box 170 Brooksville, Fla. 33512 Ph:e1,Bo 90 995-762-8Forda3259 appointments annually, said Conner.
Ph: 04/96-955-62-259The first group of candidates to be
Hele & Carli Marin ducted into the Florida Agricultural RED ANGUS Hee hri atn Hall of Fame will be honored at the
o RED ANGUS 1980 Hall of Fame Federation dinner
QUALTY RD ANUS Rgistrednext spring. At that time a maximum of
QUaITYl RediAg SRgse 10 Hall of Fame members will be
46 Hkee Digo inducted. After 1980, a maximum of five
4162aShoecres32Dr. C & H FARMS 904/547-3098 new members may be chosen annually.
305/647-6283 P. 0. BOX 52 Members of the federation have
Bus. 305/843-1270 BONIFAY, FL. 32425 1 until September 30 of this year to submit
_____________________________the names of their nominees for possible induction into the Hall of Fame. Names
C URTISS Promfote EE should be sent to: Mr. Bob Morris,
chairman, Florida Agricultural Hall of
BREEDING SERVICE e very day .. Fame Federation, P. 0. Box 420,
"Breeding cattle for your next Tampa 33601.
generation."~ SupotYu Said Conner, "I think everyone will
Rodney Moore Jim Ziegler Bill Harris oragree that the time has come for us to
91 2/244-4181 813/465-0166 904/783-2008 Florida Beef Council begin officially recognizing those
___________________________persons who have made significant con____________________________tributions to Florida agriculture.
FLORIDA __Federation members should strive to
'ilmake it a difficult task for the Selection ~nm m e rnt .~Jz~1rnCommittee to choose the first group of
6 imm ntat(KAW" ) nduceesinto the Hall of Fame. Give
'~ L ASSOCIATION them plenty of quality nominees to
14k~l 0!JOII1 Him tal choose from so that those individuals
904/486-2797 ultimately selected will be able to feel
u Bronson, Fia. 32621 The Davenports Fit. 1, Box 21 -B
904/591-1156 Reddick, Fi. 32686 justifiably proud of the honor and
acclaim they receive."
42 / THE FLORIDA CA'TTLEMAN / JUNE 1979
SATURDAY, JULY 21, 1979
Show 9:00 a.m.-Sale 1:00 p.m. at the Auburn University Agricultural Center
60 Lots Registered Red Angus
All females under 8 years of age, bulls from 12 to 36 months of age, bred cows and bred heifers guaranteed safe in calf.
Corral show consisting of 5 classes. All catle in the show sell. Open heifers Bred heifers
Cows and calves Bred cows
Bulls 12 to 20 months Bulls 21 to 36 months
Come see this innovated way of showing cattle. Selected as if you were purchasing them f-rm the farm or ranch.
For IformtionP. 0. Box 579
Frnoain Quitman, TX 75783
Free Brochure 214/878-2225
or contact the sale committee:
Al Enfinger Dr. Billy Powell
Rt. 3, Box 683 Mobile, Alabama
Jay, Florida 32565 205/344-8888
THE FLORIDA CATiTLEMAN / JUNE 1979 /43
Bond Simmental Ranch is dispersing their half blood Simmental herd ... and is currently offering for sale 90 cows bred to proven, fullblood bulls. These top quality, fullbodied females include a limited selection of fine, breeding age heifers.
For prices and additional information, contact:
Simment d Kdnch4i
Office: 912/498-4835, Home: 912/228-1381 Patty Fournier
Route 1, Box 116
Boston, Georgia 31626
44 /THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN /JUNE 1979
Special Section of 'je
AND LIVESTOCK JOURNAL for June, 1979
THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN / JUNE 1979 / 45
Your continued support of the Florida Cattlemen's Association and Florida Beef Council,
evidenced by your joining our association as an allied member is deeply appreciated.
Particularly, we appreciate the fact that your dues help defray the expenses of putting on
our annual convention. We will remember our indebtedness to you for your continued
FLORIDA CATTLEMEN'S ASSOCIATION ALLIED MEMBERS
Aid Laboratories, Ocala Greater Jacksonville Fair, Jacksonville
American Breeders Service, Jacksonville Griffin Fertilizer Company, Frostproof
Anchor Laboratories, Inc., Kissimmee Haile-Dean Seed Company, Inc., Orlando
ACLI Int'l Commodity Svcs., Inc., Altamonte Springs I.M.C. Chemical Group, Inc., (Ral gro) Bartow
AgriFeed Inc, DuedinI.M.C. Development Corp., Lakea American Cyanamid Co., Casselberry i.M.C. Rainbow Div., Mulberry
Austin Fertilizer & Chemical Co., Sanford Kaplan Industries, Inc., Bartow Cattlemen's Construction Co., Bartow Lakeland Cash Feed Company, Inc., Lakeland
Central Florida PCA, Orlando Loeb Rhoades Hornblower, Winter Park
Central Molasses Company, Tampa Merck Chemical Division, Goldenrod
Cody Publications, Kissimmee Mixon Milling Company, Cairo, Georgia
Cutter Laboratories, Brooksville M&M Supply Co. of Fla.,lnc., Thonotosassa
DoLime Minerals Company, Bartow Okeechobee County Bank, Okeechobee
Elanco Products Company, Tampa The P.D.Q. Company, Lakeland
Exchange Bank of Osceo la, Kissimmee Poultry Health Service, Jacksonville
Farm Credit Service, Lakeland Ralston-Purina Company, Tampa
Federal Land Bank of Orlando Ranch Fertilizer Company, Okeechobee
Federal Land Bank of Tampa Riechold Chemical, Inc., Pensacola
Federal Land Bank of Wauchula RICO Liquids, Inc., Aliceville, Alabama
First National Bank of Kissimmee Riviana Foods, Inc., Houston, Texas
Florida Ass'n of Livestock Markets, Kissimmee Southeast First National Bank of Miami Florida Favorite Fertilizer, Inc., Lakeland S.E. Molasses & Supply Co., Okeechobee Florida Feed Mills, Jacksonville Southern Culvert Company, Pinellas Park
Florida Fence Post Co., Inc., Wauchula Sun Bank of St. Cloud, St. Cloud
Florida Lime & Dolomite Co., Inc., Ocala Sun City Center Bank, Sun City Center Georgia-Florida Harvestore, Inc., Attapulgus, Ga. Syntex Agribusiness, Inc., Clearwater W. R. Grace Company, Fort Pierce U.S. Sugar Corporation, Clewiston
\(Fkrida Beef Counci
i i "Promoting the product of one of Florida's leading industries."
______________P. 0. Box 1929, Kisslimbee, Florida 32741
46 /THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN / JUNE 1979
1979 FCA Convention Program
(Registration Desk Open Daily, 9:00 a.m.-Meeting Rooms Posted in Lobby)
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 1979
9:00 a.m.-Registration in Hotel Lobby 10:00 a.m.-FCA Executive Committee Meeting and Luncheon
(Courtesy The First National Bank of Kissimmee)
12:00 noon-Cowbelles Executive Committee Luncheon Meeting 3:30 p.m.-FCA Committee Meetings
6:30 p.m.-Hospitality Hour
(Courtesy Ben Hill Griffin, Inc., and Griffin Fertilizer, Frostproof) CITRUS CHEMICAL
THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 1979 COMPANY, INC.
Breakfast-No Planned Breakfast
7:30 a.m.-Exec. Comm; County Ass'n Presidents; State Directors; dibla Peoples Fertilizer
Sweethearts and Judges Breakfast cm lt
(Courtesy Ralston-Purina Company, Don Plagge, Host) A co peeline of
9:00 a.m.- 1979 Florida Cattlemen-Florida CowBelles Opening Session Pasture and Grove
Call to Order: Henry C. Douglas, President
Invocation, Pledge of Allegiance and Salute to the Flag Fertilizers to
Welcome: Mike Partin, President, Osceola Cattlemen's Ass'n me ornes
Response: Harvey Dahl, First Vice President, FCA me ornes
9:15 a.m.-Florida CowBelles Ass'n Report: Mrs. Katharine Simms, CUTM IXN
President CUTM IXN
Address: National CowBelles President Mrs. Rose Harris e SUPERIOR SERVICE
10:00 a.m.-Address: Doyle Conner, Fla. Comm. of Agriculture *CMEIIEPIE
10:30 a.m.-Address: NCA President Lauren Carlson *CM EIIEPIE
12:00 noon-Cowboy & CowBelle "Sweetheart" Luncheon
Invocation: J. 0. Pearce, Jr., Okeechobee Telephone Lakeland
Presentation of Sweethearts by Mrs. Winkie LeFils, Chairman 813/665-2332
Introduction of new Allied Members; Chairman Herb Weimer
Presentation of "Outstanding CowBelle Nominees," Mrs. P. 0. Box 1087
Jack Johnson, Chairman Eaton Park, Fla. 33840
Golf & Tennis Tournaments (Information at Registration Desk) 2:30 p.m.-FCA Directors Meeting and Committee Reports Exec. Vice President's Report: James F. Mummey 2:30 p.m.-CowBelles General Membership Meeting 6:30 p.m.-Cocktail Hour-Reception for Registrants and Visiting Dignitaries
(Courtesy U. S. Sugar Corporation, Clewiston)
7:30 p.m.-Fiesta Buffet
9:00 p.m.-Sweetheart Coronation by Commissioner Doyle Conner 9:30 p.m.-Dance, Country and Western Band
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Breakfast-No Planned Breakfast To Last!
7:00 a.m.-CowBelles Breakfast
(Courtesy The Clarence Cross Family, Colquitt, Georgia) LIQUID FEEDERS
9:00 a.m.-FCA General Business Session Call to Order: President Henry Douglas 3 or 4Wheel
Pledge of Allegiance and Salute to the Flag
Budget & Finance Report: Ralph Cellon, Jr. Manufactured in
AITC Report: R. D. Bennett Lk aeFa
President's Report: Henry Douglas Lk aeFa
10:30 a.m.-Address: Lt. Governor Wayne MixsonFulase b d
Honorary Director Awards: Henry DouglasFulase b d
Election of FCA Officers for 1979-80 Delivery available
12:00 noon-No Planned Luncheon for Cattlemen 12:00 noon--CowBelles Luncheon, Past Presidents & Exec. Committee SUMMER DISCOUNTS
(Courtesy Federal Land Bank & Production Credit A ss'ns of Florida)
6:30 p.m.-Hospitality Hour Call or Write
(Courtesy Florida Lime & Dolomite Company, Inc., Ocala) for Brochure
7:30 p.m.-Banquet-Master of Ceremonies Ralph Cellon, Jr.A slDuaC t
Address: Governor Robert Graham diDuaC s
Presentation of 1979-80 President for Remarks Products
9:30 p.m.-Dance P.O0. Box 812
(Orange Juice during the convention, courtesy Ben Hill Griffin, Inc., Frostproof- Lake Wales, FL 33853 Orchids for the Ladies, courtesy DoLime Minerals, Bartow; Registration Badges, courtesy Florida Lime & Dolomite Co., Inc., Ocala; Diamond Pendant for CowBelles Phones:
drawing, courtesy Florida Association of Livestock Markets; Coffee during the con- 813/676-4116
vention, courtesy Florida Angus Association). 813/285-8874
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WALT DISNEY WORLD VILLAGE at Lake Buena Vista will be one of the feature attractions awaiting ECA conventioneers at the annual June event. Visiting the shops and restaurants such as the Empress Lilly shown above will occupy some of the leisure time of ECA members and their families during the four-day convention.
Lake Buena Vista-convention site!
The annual convention of the Florida
Cattlemen's Association is slated for
June 27-30 at the Dutch Inn Resort
CowB elles plan active program Hotel, Lake Buena Vista. With a
number of important issues to be
Members of the Florida CowBelles Association have planned a full schedule of covered during the business sessions, meetings and social activities when they hold their annual meeting in conjunc- FCA officials expect one of the largest tion with FCA's convention at the Dutch Inn Resort Hotel, Lake Buena Vista, crowds to be on hand in recent years.
June 27-30. All meeting places will be posted in the hotel lobby. Registration will This year's program will include be at 9:00 am., daily. both business and social activities along
The CowBelles program is as follows: with both golf and tennis tournaments.
WEDNSDAY JUN 27The registration desk will open at WEDNSDAY JUN 279:00 am., Wednesday, June 27, and will 9:00 a. m.- Registration in Hotel Lobby be open daily from then on at the same
12:00 noon-Executive Committee Luncheon Meeting hour. Meeting rooms for committee and
6:30 p. m.- Hospitality Hour the main sessions will be posted in the
THURSDAY, JUNE 28 The first session presided over by
Henry Douglas, Zephyrhills, president,
7:00 a.m.-Outstanding CowBelle Breakfast will be a joint one with the CowBelles
9:15 a.m.-President's Report to FCA which will officially open the convenAddress by Mrs. Rose Harris, ANCB President tion. Welcome to the area will be given
10:30-11:30 a.m.-Ladies Reception (Guest: Mrs. Ruth Ann Fowler) by Mike Partin, Kissimmee, president of
12:00 noon-Cowboy & CowBelle "Sweetheart" Luncheon the Osceola County Cattlemen's AssoPresentation of Sweethearts, Mrs. Winkie LeFils ciation. The response will be given by
Presentation of "Outstanding CowBelle" Nominees, Harvey Dahl, Melbourne, first vice
Mrs. Jack JohnsonprsdnofFA
Golf and Tennis Tournaments (Information at prsenthrn fms ECA., ow
Registration Desk) Belles president, will address the mem2:30 p.m.-General Membership Meeting bership and will then present Mrs. Rose
Drawing for Diamond Pendant Harris, Waitsburg, Washington, presi(Courtesy Florida Association of Livestock Markets) dent of the American National Cow6:30 p.m.-Cocktail Hour and Reception Belles who will give a talk on CowBelle
7:30 p.m.-Fiesta Buffet acmlsmns
9:00 p.m.-Sweetheart Coronation by Commissioner Doyle Conner amlshents.reois oheana
9:30p~m-DaceCoutry nd estrn andbanquet will be Ralph Cellon, Jr., of FRIDAY, JUNE 29 Alachua. Principal speaker at the banquet on Friday evening, June 29, will be
7:00 a.m.-CowBelles Breakfast and General Membership Meeting Florida Governor Bob Graham.
(Courtesy The Clarence Cross Family, Colquitt, Georgia) FCA's 1979-80 Sweetheart will be Guest Speaker: Mrs. Rose Harris, ANCB President crowned by Commissioner of AgriculPresentation of Awards ture Doyle Conner at the Fiesta Buffet
Election of Officers which is set for Thursday evening, June
12:00 noon-Executive Committee and Past Presidents Luncheon 28. A country and western dance will
(Courtesy Federal Land Bank & Production Credit A ss'ns follow the sweetheart ceremonies and a of Florida) dance will also follow the annual ban6:30 p.m.-Hospitality Hour quet affair on Friday night.
7:30 p.m.-Annual Banquet and Dance Current industry topics and
I problems, committee reports and other
48 /THE FLORIDA CATT'LEMAN / JUNE 1979
items will be covered during the business
sessions. Election of officers for the new
year will also be held and resolutions
will be adopted by the membership.
Honorary FCA directors will also be
The Florida CowBelles Association
under the leadership of Mrs. Katharine
Simms will conduct its annual convention and hold committee meetings during the same period as the cattlemen.
Lieutenant Governor Wayne Mixson, Commissioner of Agriculture
Doyle Conner and NCA President
Lauren Carlson, Chokio, Minnesota,
will be program speakers during the
Registration fee for the convention
will be $45.00 per person which includes
a number of meals, hospitality hours
and other entertainment. There will be PLAYGROUND FACILITIES are available at the Dutch Inn Resort Inn Hotel where the no registration charge for children youngsters can gather. It's located adjacent to the swimming pool area. unless they desire to attend a particular
function. Individual tickets will be sold represent the firm. matters given by R. D. Bennett, Greenat the registration desk for those func- The joint session of FCA and the wood. Douglas will give his president's tions. CowBelles will convene at 9:00 a.m., report for the year and then the mempresided over by President Douglas. At bers will hear from Lieutenant GoverOpening day 9:15 a.m., Mrs. Katharine Simms, Cow- nor Wayne Mixson. Following this talk,
FCA President Henry Douglas has Belles president, will give her report to Douglas will present the honorary direccalled an executive committee meeting the membership. A report will also be tor plaques. Election of officers will at 10:00 a.m. June 27 to lead off the con- given by ANCB President Rose Harris. follow. vention. A luncheon will follow the ses- Commissioner Conner is scheduled to No formal luncheon is planned at sion at 12:00 noon courtesy of The First address the members at 10:00 a.m. noon for the cattlemen but the National Bank of Kissimmee. At 12:00 noon the annual Cowboy CowBelles' past president and execuThe CowBelles executive committee and CowBelle "Sweetheart" luncheon tive committee luncheon hosted by will also hold a luncheon meeting be- will be served. The invocation will be Federal Land Bank and Production ginning at 12:00 noon. given by J. 0. Pearce, Jr., of Credit Associations of Florida is set for
FCA committees will meet begin- Okeechobee. The sweetheart con- 12:00 noon.
ning at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 27. testants will be presented by Mrs. A hospitality hour hosted by FlorOpening day's events will close with a Winkie LeFils, Osteen, chairman of the ida Lime and Dolomite Company, Inc., hospitality hour hosted by Ben Hill sweetheart contest. Herb Weimer, Kis- Ocala, is slated for 6:30 p.m. The annual Griffin, Inc., and Griffin Fertilizer, simmee, chairman of the allied mem- banquet is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., with Frostproof, set for 6:30 p.m. bers committee, will present new mem- Ralph Cellon, Jr., serving as emcee.
Thursday bers, and Mrs. Jack Johnson, Highlight of the evening will be an
Immokalee, will present the "Outstand- address by Governor Bob Graham. There is no planned breakfast for ing CowBelle" nominees. Prior to the dance, which is
registrants on Thursday, June 28, At 2:30 p.m., Douglas will call the scheduled for 9:30 p.m., the FCA presialthough the executive committee, directors meeting to order and the dent for 1979-80 will be introduced for
county association presidents, state annual meeting of the CowBelles is also remarks. directors, sweetheart contestants and scheduled for that hour. FCA Executive Orange juice during the convention judges will be hosted at a 7:30 a.m. Vice President Jim Mummey, Kissim- will be furnished by Ben Hill Griffin, breakfast by Ralston-Purina Company, mee, will report on association and Inc., Frostproof. Orchids for the ladies St. Louis, Missouri. Purina district legislative matters at the directors meet- will be provided by DoLime Minerals, manager Don Plagge, Tampa, will ing. Other committee reports will also Bartow. Registration badges are probe heard. vided by Florida Lime and Dolomite
A cocktail hour and reception Company, Inc., and morning coffee
honoring the registrants and visiting during the convention is courtesy of the The cover dignitaries will be hosted by U.S. Sugar Florida Angus Association.
The Dutch Inn Resort Hotel at Corporation, Clewiston, beginning at Other contributions, assistance and
Lake Buena Vista will be the head- 6:30 p.m. Following the "Fiesta Buffet" donors for various activities during the quarters hotel for the annual FCA at 7:30 p.m., Commissioner Conner will convention are acknowledged from convention. A photo of the facility crown the 1979-80 cattlemen's sweet- Allied Members of FCA; Florida Assoappears on the cover of this annual heart. A country-western dance will ciation of Livestock Markets; The First convention section. conclude the evening's social activities. National Bank of Kissimmee; Florida
FCA President Henry Doug- Lime and Dolomite Company, Inc.,
las, Zephyrhills, and Mrs. Doug- Friday Ocala; The Clarence Cross Family, Collas, extend an invitation to all to No breakfast is planned for the final quitt, Georgia; Ralston-Purina Comattend the convention and enjoy the day, June 29, and cattlemen will be on pany, St. Louis, Missouri; Federal Land area of Lake Buena Vista and its their own. The CowBelles will be hosted Bank Association of Florida; Producfacilities, at a breakfast by the Clarence Cross tion Credit Association of Florida; U.S.
A number of social activities are Family, Colquitt, Georgia, at 7:00 a.m. Sugar Corporation, Clewiston; sweetplanned for FCA members and The final FCA general business ses- heart judges; Mrs. Winkie LeFils, sweetfamilies during the period of the sion will be convened by President heart contest chairman, and Mrs.
convention. The convention com- Douglas at 9:00 a.m. A budget and Katharine Simms, CowBelles presimittee is chaired by C. Aubrey finance report will be by Ralph Cellon, dent.
Caruthers of Oxford. Jr., treasurer, followed by a report on
Animal Industry Technical Council
THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN / JUNE 1979 / 49
around the nation
A variety of activities are participated in by FCA members, CowBelles, and industry supporters all around the country as shown by the accompanying photos.
Top left, NCA President Lauren Carlson, Chokio, Minnesota, will be on the FCA convention program at Lake Buena Vista. He's shown checking some information on beef promotion with Mrs. JoAnn Smith, Wacahoota, chairman of NCA's beef promotion and consumer relations committee during an out-of-state meeting.
Second from top, J. Charles and Saundra Gray of Gemini Springs Farms, DeBary, hosted the annual Block and Bridle field tour a short time ago and are shown greeting the group.
Third row, left, Mrs. Jan Stephens, Kissimmee, first vice president of the Florida CowBelles, had some helpers during a beef promotion held in Starke.
Third row, center, Mrs. Sarah Childs, Lake Placid, left foreground, second vice president of the Florida CowBelles, shows that CowBelles also join in working cows when called upon.
Third row, right, Honorary members of the University of Florida Block & Bridle Club named this year were the late 0. L. "Slim" Partin, accepted by Mike Partin, Kissimmee, at left; J. E. Pace, longtime beef extension specialist at the University, center, and E. L. "Geech" Partin, of Kissimmee.
Bottom row, left, Mrs. Katharine Simms, right center, president of the Florida CowBelles, has led the group on a number of beef promotions during the past year. Shown here is an event at the Fashion Square Mall, Orlando.
Bottom right, FBC Executive Director Ron Stephens, left, conferred with Bob
- Morris, Tampa, during the recent Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame banquet at
teState Fairgrounds, Tampa.
50 /THE FLORIDA CATITLEMAN /JUNE 1979
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room was completed inundated. The
Beef cookoff ~workshop is rescheduled for SeptemberFlrd o els
19 and 20. Since this will be after theFlrd Co ele
te m dDenver meeting, you will have the Association
(outstanding" opportunity to hear the information and Affiliated with
guidelines brought forth at that impor- American National CowBelles PRESIDENT'S BY-LINES tant workshop. Rt. 1, Box 56
The Florida Beef Cook-Off was very adWe are happy to hear that Ralph Lithia, FL 33547
adGertie Cellon are much improved.
successful. Donna Pettit, chairman, Gertie sent a letter to the CowBelles in President
planned and conducted an outstanding appreciation of the love and concern Mrs. Ray Simms, Lithia
event. The cook-off was held in the shown to them during this trying time. 1 813/689-3990
Agricultural Center at Seffner, April 20. felt it would be good to pass along her We are most indebted to Ruth Ann words to you now rather than wait until First Vice President
Fowler, home extension economist and next meeting time. They expressed Mrs. Ron Stephens, Kissimmee
her staff for their invaluable assistance tak o l h hn alcrs
an ue f her acliie. hee asalo visits and prayers as well as the planter Second Vice President
good support from Cow Belles. Travel- given by the Cow Belles. Our prayers are Mrs. Tom Childs, Lake Placid ing to H-illsborough County were vice- that they will recover speedily and againTraue chairman of the cook-off, Jeannie be with us.Traue
Carpenter, Brevard County president Brevard County reports that a class Mrs. Mildred Sherrod, Immokalee
Ruth Tucker and immediate past presi- was given to 4-H members, ages nine dent Jeanette Barthle of Pasco County. through 14, on "The Basics of Beer' on Recording Secretary
Hillsborough County CowBelles help- March 12. This will be followed up by a Mrs. Jack Stokes, Williston ing were Louise Massaro, Jane Mas- test given to the group on April 12 with Corresponding Secretary
saro, Ola Alderman and Claire Bryant. a beef gift certificate awarded to theMr.HveDalMlbun
Our publicity chairman, Billie Jo high scorer. The Brevard CowBelles Mr.HveDalMlbun
Simmons, had arranged for extensive have been requested to also give the 4-H press coverage. There were repre- group a class on the bones of the retail
sentatives from Brandon News, Plant cuts of beef and the bones of the beef City Courier, East Hillsborough Tribune animal.
and Tampa Times. Both Channel 8 and Hope you have your "Beef For
Channel 13 taped portions of the cook- Father's Day" promotions well-planned off and this was seen on noon and even- by now. Brevard County is using the liw
ing news in Tampa. Beef Quiz from the placemnat in the
The fact that the top three winners newsletter "The Orbit." This idea could were men attracted a lot of attention. be utilized in several ways. Most of your There were seven contestants and we local newspapers would be glad to print appreciate each of them participating. the quiz. Restaurants are usually quite First place winner was Avritt Grace, eager to use the place mats in their place county cook-off winner from St. Lucie of business and this is good beef adverCounty with his fantastic recipe for Bee tising. Don't forget to cook beef for the Burgundy Fiesta. Other winners an~d seilctlmni orlfnhsdy
recipes are in a separate article in this spcaY atlni our lifeboo ohisday! issue of The Florida Cattleman. Georgiann Sumner, wishes to remind COMMISSIONER of Agriculture Doyle
Grace will be attending the national you to finish your scrapbooks in time Conner and Mrs. Katharine Simms, Cowbeef cook-off in Omaha, Nebraska, for the convention and bring them to be Belles president, compare notes on beef
September 27 and 28. Donna Pettit and judged. Her letter has already been promotion during a recent meeting. Jeannie Carpenter are making plans to mailed covering judging procedures. We also attend and we wish much success are looking forward to seeing some out- dyatrongnrlmmesi and good luck to our State winner. stnigsrpokinJn.dyaenon eealm brhp
Woudn' i beexctig t hae Flr- Audrey Johnson, Outstanding Cow- meeting to a lucky CowBelle. We are ida national winner! Blecaraakthtyubsre again most appreciative to the Florida
Midyear meetings and workshops one person (the president or director) Asoiatin ofi Lieosit .akto
will be held beginning July 17 at 8:00 from your county is designated to vote doin thisn' g leneu gitebauiu a.m. and adjourning on July 18 at 4:00 at the Outstanding CowBelle breakfast Yuwud' eiv h euiu
p.m. As you probably read in the na- for the candidate of your choice. The prizes CowBelles bring from their countional newsletter, we are urged to make breakfast will be on Thursday monn ties to be given as door prizes at the reservations for plane and hotel im- othcnvtina7:0amorin annual CowBelle Breakfast on Friday,
mediately as it is all first come, first oftecneto t70 ~.but you must have that membership
served basis. Some flights for the sum- Let's all work hard to sell the beef card to be eligible. That would be very mer are already completely booked due drawing tickets that provides the easy to obtain. Just send your $5.00
to the fuel shortage. Send your hotel res- scholarship for our Cattlemen's Sweet- state dues and $5.00 national dues to ervations directly to the ANCB, P. 0. heart. I have had a peek at a couple of Mildred Sherrod, P. 0. Box 875, Box 569, Denver, Colorado 80201, care the contestants already and they are Immokalee, 33934 if you are not in a of Dottie Curtis. sweetheart material if I've ever seen it. county organization. We'd be so happy
The Region 11 workshop in Jackson, We'll have a treat in store when the new to have you!
Mississippi, was canceled because of the Sweetheart is chosen and it will I'm looking forward to seeing many flood conditions. I know your prayers encourage her with the nice prizes you old friends at the convention looking were for everyone involved in the tragic help provide, forward to making new friends, having
situation. I received a letter dated April Ladies if you are not a member of our national president, Rose Harris, in 25 from Region Il co-ordinator, the Florida CowBelle Association, we our midst and being part of the best conCynthia Curtiss, who said that even then urge you to join in time to be a part of vention that we've ever had. Hope that the situation had not improved greatly. the convention activities. There will be many of you are looking forward to the The Ramada Inn, where we would have interesting programs, exciting work to same thing!! met, had water up to the second story. talk about and lots of fun. A diamond -Katharine Simms, President
The cattlemen's office with a CowBelle pendant will be given away at the Thurs- Florida CowBelle's Association
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Sponsored by the Florida CowBelles, the annual beef cookoff finals were held April 20 with first place going to Avritt Grace, Fort Pierce. The cookoff was held at the Hillsborough County AgriA h me s culture Business Center in Seffner.
Chairman for this year's series of contests across the state was Donna Petitt of Brandon. The cookoff is held for the purpose of featuring beef recipes; understanding the various cuts of beef and their preparations; promoting the beef cattle industry, and selecting a state winner to represent Florida in the National Beef Cook-off Contest.
The state finals at Seffner matched the seven best recipes submitted from ... deliver moe f a d id county cookoffs held throughout the
state. The beef dishes were judged in compliance with national beef cookoff criteria on taste, appearance, originality and ease of preparation.
Winner of the first place recipe is maitre d'hotel at the Pelican Yacht Club in Fort Pierce. With his recipe, Grace received top prize of $225 and an expense paid trip to Omaha, Nebraska, in September to compete nationally. TWinning second place for the second hydraulic AG-BAGGER straight year was Lee Donin of Satellite
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silage where you want it, Mrs. Petitt noted.
when you want it. The winning recipe was named "Beef
Stockman like the versatile Burgundy Fiesta," second place was
feeding capabilities ... "Chili Colorado," and third was called
self feed directly from the "Beef Roulade with Mushroom Sauce."
bag or load and haul as Fourth prize was won by Mrs.
you choose. Bettye Galvin of St. Augustine, and fifth
AG-BAGGER shown in operating position place was taken by Johanna Borg of
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54 / THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN / JUNE 1979
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PASCO COUNTY'S entry Johanna Borg, took fifth place with her beef recipe.
HONORABLE MENTION was won by Blanche Scharf, representing Polk County in the state cookoff.
garlic, minced; 3 cups dry Burgundy; 2 We are pleased that the Dutch Inn Resort Hotel was
cups beef stock; 2 stalks celery; few spr- selected for your 1979 convention. We trust your stay igs parsley; 2 carrots, whole; butter; 30 will be a pleasant one and that you will enjoy our
small white onions, cooked; 30 fresh mushrooms, quartered; salt and white facilities and the attractions at Lake Buena Vista.
Heat oil in large pot. Add flour and cook until foamy. Stir in garlic, wine, broth and bring to a boil. Add celery, parsley and carrots. Cover and simmer about two hours or bake at 350 degrees until beef is tender. Discard celery, parsley and carrots. ~t jZ n
Saute mushrooms and onions in but- u c e n
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FCA committees, local officers MARKETING COMMITTEE-Chairman Pete
Lakeland; Kim Barley, Orlando; Clarence Bissett, Orlando
are listed for current tBranter, Orlando; L. W. Cohb, Gainesville Ji are listed for current term Gaither, Thomasville, Ga.; Fred Goedert, Jacksonville; M.
E. Hammond, Bartow; Burl Little, Okeechobee; Tommy
AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH COMMITTEE-- R. Sellers, Brooksville: Jim Carter, M. E. (Max) Hammond, Mann, Palmdale, Gerald Mason, Cambellton; Bob
Chairman: Sid Sumner. Bartow; Vice Chairman: John M. Bartow: Angelo Massaro, Lithia. McGarity, Daytona Beach; Dr. Z. Palmer, Gainesville; Gif.
Stitt. Clewiston: R. D. Bennett, Greenwood; Glenn Bissett, CONVENTION COMMITTEE-Chairman: C. Aubrey ford Rhodes, Tallahassee; Robert Ray Smith, Wauchula;
Winter Haven: William Calvin Burns. Brooksville; R. V. Caruthers, Oxford: Vice Chairman: Jim Mummey, Kissim- John Stiles, Tallahassee; Robert A. Tucker, Cocoa; Martin Chadwvell. Zephyrhills: Carrol Chambliss, Bradenton; H. L mee; Mrs. Henry Douglas, Zephyrhills; Mrs. Belle Jeffords, Woodward, Ft. Lauderdale; Cecil Yates, Kissimmee RayChapman, Ona; Tom Childs, Lake Placid; John Daugharty, High Springs; Mrs. Carolyn Kempfer, Melbourne; Jay mond Young, Goldenrod; James R. Simpson, Gainesville
DeLand: Edgar Davis, Wauchula; P. M. Fussell, Polk City; Hebert, Orlando; John A. Barker, Lakeland; Leroy Fortner, NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE-Chairman: Kinney Harrison, Arcadia: John Hunt, Bartow; Jack Sarasota; Grady Pate, St. Cloud; H. Clyde Patterson, Joe Marlin Hilliard, Clewiston; ViceChairman: Lloyd Ryals
Johnson, Jr., Iimmokalee; Dave Jones, Gainesville; T. L. Brooksville; Jim Flanagan, Kissimmee; Mrs. Julia Parrish, Fort Ogden; Donald Bronson, Clermont; Tommy Clay, Mack. Lowell; Bob Oxer. Lake Placid; Charles Patrick. Myakka City; Mrs. Jeanette Barthle, San Antonio; Mrs. Grandin: Harvey Dahl, Melbourne; Edgar Davis; Larry Sneads: G. C. Perry. Belleview; John P. Platt, Ona; Dave Sylvia Leitner, Micanopy, Mrs. Jackie Bennett, Green- Davis. Sebring; P. M. Fussell, Polk City; J. "Wes" Ross: James Simpson, Gainesville; Ron Smoak, Madison; wood: Chuck Downs, Sarasota; Anita Radebaugh, Ft. Hutchison, Haines City; Stanlo Johns, Okeechobee; Riley
David Tice. Bartow; Doug Tinner, Orlando; Wayne Wade, Pierce, Ron Stephens, Kissimmee; Theresa Williams, Kis- Miles, Kissimmee; Jack Price, Melrose; Alvaro Sanchez, Jr Plant City: Joe Walters; Coleman Ward, Gainesville. sitmmc; Patricia Wilson, Frostproof. Belle Glade; Al Waggoner, Okeechobee; David Willis,
ALLIED MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE-Chairman, COUNCIL OF 100-Representative: Pat Wilson, Frost- Cocoa.
Herb Weimer, Anchor Laboratories, Inc., Kissimmee; ACLI proof. PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE-Chairman: Cedrick
International Commodity Services, Inc., Altamonte Springs; DUES, ASSESSMENTS, MEMBERSHIP-Chairman: Smith, Jr., Micanopy; Vice Chairman: Fred Montsdeoca,
Agri-Feed, Inc., Dunedin; Aid Laboratories, Inc., Ocala; Harvey Dahl, Melbourne; Vice Chairman: Louis Gilbreath. Ocala; Ralph Cellon, Jr., Alachua; Harvey Dahl, MelAmerican Breeders Service, Lake Placid; American Ocala: Ralph Cellon, Jr., Alachua; Henry Douglas, Zephyr- bourne; Henry Douglas, Zephyrhills; Jim Flanagan, KissimCsanamid Co., Casselberry; Austin Fertilizer & Chemical hills: Jim Flanagan, Kissimmee; Jim Mummey, Kissimmee; miee; Charles Lykes, Tampa; Jim Mummey, Kissimmee. Co., Sanford: Cattlemen's Construction Co., Bartow: Buddy Neel, Chipley; Earl Raulerson, Okeechobee; Ron RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE-Chairman: David
Central Florida Production Credit Ass'n, Orlando; Central Stephens, Kissimmee: Mike VanNess, Inverness; Pat Tice. Bartow; Vice Chairman: Jim Flanagan; Kissimmee; Molasses Co., Tampa; Cody Publications, Kissimmee; Wilson. Frostproof. Steve Bronson, Moore Haven; Wayne Carlton, Ft. Pierce; J.
Cutter Laboratories. Brooksville; Dolime Minerals Co., ENVIRONMENTAL & ECOLOGY COMMITTEE- Pat Corrigan, Vero Beach; R. S. Dunaway, Felda; Donnie
Bartow: Elanco Products Co., Tampa; Exchange Bank of Chairman: A. W. Lee, Wildwood; Vice Chairman: Reed Lundy, Moore Haven; G. C. Perry, Belleview; Al Robinson,
Osceola. Kissimmee: Farm Credit Service, Lakeland; Kempfer, Melbourne; Fritz Stein, Belle Glade; Ken Sarasota; Jim Tillman, Sarasota.
Federal Land Bank Ass'n of Orlando, Orlando; Federal Bracken, Moore Haven; Bob Deriso, Land O'Lakes; Solan TAXATION & LAND USE COMMITTEE-Chairman:
Land Bank Assn of Tampa. Tampa; Federal Land Bank C. Mills, LaBelle; Tommy Bronson, Moore Haven; Dallas Pat Corrigan, Vero Beach; Vice Chairman: Billy Peeples,
Ass'n of Wauchula, Wauchula; First National Bank of Kis- Dort, Sarasota; Wayne Mixson, Marianna; Marvin Tucker, Moore Haven; Buck Bird; Irlo Bronson, Jr., Kissimmee; Leo simmee, Kissimmee; Florida Ass'n of Livestock Markets, Cocoa: Alric Pottberg, Hudson; Randy Barthle, Dade City; Charnes. Lakeland; Charles Gray, Orlando; Frank Kelley, Kissimmee: Florida Favorite Fertilizer, Inc., Lakeland; Larry Davis, Sebring; Albert Dawson, Brooksville: Randy Baker; Jennings Overstreet, Kissimmee; Rudolph Parker, Florida Feed Mills, Inc., Jacksonville; Florida Fence Post Barthle. Dade City; Russ Kiser, Immokalee. Perry; Herschell Parrish, St. Augustine; Glenn Sumner,
Co., Inc., Wauchula; Florida Lime & Dolomite Co., Inc., FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL COUNCIL- Brandon: Latimer Turner, Sarasota; Bill Wolfe, Jr., Dade
Ocala: Georgia-Florida Harvestore, Inc., Attapulgus, Ga.; Representative: Cedrick M. Smith, Jr., Micanopy. City; George Wright, Port Charlotte.
W R. Grace Co., Ft. Pierce; Greater Jacksonville Fair, FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL TAX COUNCIL- THEFT COMMITTEE-Chairman: Andy Tucker,
Jacksonville: Griffin Fertilizer Co., Frostproof; Haile-Dean Representative: Latimer H. Turner, Sarasota. Rockledge; Vice Chairman: W. F. VanNess, Inverness;
Seed Co., Inc.. Orlando; I.M.C. Chemical Group, Inc., Ral- FEEDLOT COMMITTEE-Chairman: D. S. McAteer, Wendy Batey, Zolfo Springs; Donald Bronson, Clermont;
gro Div., Bartow: I.M.C. Devevelopment Corp., Lakeland; Brooksville; Vice Chairman: Angelo Massaro, Lithia; Jack Burger II, Bunnell; Charlie Hammer, Ft. Pierce; ClifI.M.C.. Rainbow Div., Mulberry; Kaplan Industries, Inc., Horace Fulford, Ocala; Ralph Armstrong, Graceville; Dr. ford Fertic, St. Cloud; Sanford Hartt, Avon Park; Bill Roy Bartow: Lakeland Cash Feed Co., Inc., Lakeland Loeb Kary Mathis, Gainesville; E. D. Neel, Chipley; Cary F. Hutchinson; Carl A. Johns, Kissimmee; R. C. Lee, Eustis;
Rhoades Hornblower, Winter Park; Merck Chemical Div., Carlton, Sebring; J. A. Perry, Belleview; Elliot Whitehurst, Larry Lewis, Fellsmere; Archie Maynard, Jay; Richard Goldenrod: Mixon Milling Co. of Cairo, Inc., Cairo, Ga.; M Wiliston, Raymond Tucker, Bunnell; Wm. Russell, Howey- McClelland, Okeechobee; Perry Nichols, Arcadia; Carlyle & M Supply Co. of Florida, Inc., Thonotosassa; in-the-Hills; Jim Glisson, Ocala; Pug Whitehurst, Williston; Platt, Melbourne; Alvin Sapp, Ft. Pierce; Ray Simms;:James
Okeechobee County Bank, Okeechobee; P.D.Q. Company, True L. Story, Brooksville; Doug Tinner, Orlando; Gene I. Terry, Lake City; Claude A. Tindall, Belle Glade; Cecil
Lakeland: Poultry Health Service, Jacksonville: Ralston Felton, LaBelle; George Francis, Brooksville; Horace Ful- Yates, Kissimmee; E. L. Yates, Sr., Orlando; John D. Purina Co., Tampa; Ranch-Fertilizer Co., Okeechobee; ford, Ocala. Brown, Bushnell; Capt. Frank Fogleman, Belle Glade.
Riechhold Chemical, Inc.. Pensacola; RICO Liquids, Inc., FLORIDA BEEF COUNCIL-Chairman: William D. UNITED STATES ANIMAL HEALTH
Aliceville, AL.. Riviana Foods, Inc., Houston, Tx.; South- Stark, III, Ft. Pierce; Vice Chairman: B. J. Harris, Lake ASSOCIATION-Representative: J. O. Pearce, Jr.,
east First National Bank of Miami, Miami; Southeastern Placid; Jim Flanagan, Kissimmee; Vick Blackstone, Parrish; Okeechobee. Molasses & Supply Corp., Okeechobee; Southern Culvert, Dr. Robert S. Sand, Gainesville; E. D. Gregory, JacksonPinellas Park: Sun Bank of St. Cloud, St. Cloud; Sun City ville: Charles Williams, Avon Park; Bob Morris, Tampa; Presidents and Directors o Center Bank, Sun City Center; Syntex Agribusiness Inc., Mrs. J. W. Barthle, San Antonio; Mrs. Mary Caruthers, residents and Directors of Clearwater: U.S. Sugar Corp., Clewiston. Oxford; Mrs. Nellie Lee, Wildwood; Clyde Crutchfield, County Associations
NATIONAL CATTLEMEN'S ASSOCIATION-Board Graceville; Don Kaplan, Bartow; H. Barrow, Gainesville;
of Directors: Pat T. Wilson, Frostproof, regional vice presi- Harry Gibson, Brooksville; Elbert Shelton, Altha; A. Z. ALACHUA (Gainesville)-Pres: Bobby Anderson, dent; Cedrick M. Smith. Jr., Wacahoota; Henry C. Douglas, Palmer. Gainesville; Ron Stephens, Kissimmee; Ted Gainesville; Dir: Ralph Cellon, Sr., Gainesville. Zephyrhills. Members of committees: Resolutions: C. Barefield, Tallahassee; Ralph Cellon, Jr., Alachua; Pat BAKER (Macclenny)-Pres: E. L. Crews, Jr., SanderAubrey Caruthers, Oxford; G. C. Perry, Belleview; Harvey Cockrell. La Crosse; Jim Mummey, Kissimmee; Katherine son; Dir: Ed Yarborough, Geneva. A. Dahl,. Melbourne; Animal Health, Disease & Identifica- Simms, Lithia. BRADFORD-UNION (Lake Butler)-Pres: Ray
tion: J. O. Pearce, Jr., Okeechobee; Gilbert A. Tucker, FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURAL Norman, Starke; Dir: (Bradford) Fred Mueller, Starke;
Cocoa; Dan B. Childs, Lake Placid; Beef Cattle Research & TRADE COUNCIL-Representative: Max Hammond, (Union) Ray Crawford, Lake Butler.
Improvement: Alto Adams, Jr., Fort Pierce; R. A. Roberts. Winter Haven. BREVARD (Cocoa)-Pres: David Willis, Cocoa; Dir:
Immokalee; Gerald Cayson, Blountstown; Beef Promotion HISTORICAL COMMITTEE-Chairman: Seth Andy Tucker, Rockledge.
& Consumer Relations: Mrs. C. M. (JoAnn) Smith. Alderman, Wimauma; Vice Chairman: Fred Waldron, BROWARD (Ft. Lauderdale)-Pres: Martin G.
Micanopy, chairman; Pat Wilson, Frostproof; William H. Wildwood; G. E. Barkoskie, Fellsmere; Reuben W. Carlton, Woodward, Ft. Lauderdale; Dir: Martin G. Woodward, Ft. Peeples, Moore Haven; Environmental Management; R. D. Ft. Pierce; Murray Harrison, Sun City Center; Mrs. Carolyn Lauderdale. Bennett, Greenwood; Russ Kiser, Immokalee; Foreign Kempfer, Melbourne; Miss Mary McFadden, Alachua; CHARLOTTE (Punts Gorda)-Pres: Earl Schworm,
Trade: Joe Duda, Cocoa; W. G. "Kayo" Welles, Arcadia; Horace Miley, Lithia; Cushman Radebaugh, Sr., Orlando; J. Placida; Dir: F. Bayard Toussaint, Punta Gorda. Labor-Agricultural & Industrial: Joe Marlin Hilliard, B. Starkey. Sr., St. Petersburg; Fred Waldron, Wildwood; H. CLAY (Green Cove Springs)-Pres: Donald McKee, Clewiston: Charles Lykes. Tampa; Elwyn Bass, Okeecho- L. Williams, Dover; Cecil Whaley, Sr., St. Cloud; P. E Middleburg; Dir: S. D. Saunders, Middleburg. bee; Marketing: Pete Clemons, Okeechobee; V. Elliott Williams, Davenport; Charlie Lykes, Tampa; Mrs. Vernon CITRUS (Inverness)-Pres: John Thomas, Inverness;
Whitehurst, Jr., Williston; Chalres Lykes, Jr., Okeechobee; Hill, Alachua; John W. Mason, Brooksville; John DuPuis, Dir: W. F. (Mike) Van Ness, Inverness. Membership & Revenue Development: Ralph Cellon, Jr., Miami; Doyle Conner, Tallahassee; Carl Van Landingham, COLLIER (Immokalee)-Pres: Fred Barfield,
Alachua; J. P. Sandlin, Williston; Cedric Smith, Micanopy; Ft. Pierce, Joe Ackerman, Madison. Immokalee; Dir: R. A. Roberts, Immokalee.
Private Lands & Water Usage: Alric Pottberg, Hudson; Der- IMPORTS COMMITTEE-Chairman: Bayard Tous- COLUMBIA (Lake City)-Pres: Bud Fraser, Lake City;
rill S. McAteer, Brooksville; Jack Bain, Sebring; Product saint, Punta Gorda; Vice Chairman: Ralph Cellon, Sr., Dir: James I. Terry, Lake C y. Standards, Labeling & Inspection: A. W. Lee, Wildwood; Gainesville; Tommy Clay, Grandin; Spencer Kirton, Okee- DADE (Miami)-Pres: Donald G. Switzer, Hialeah; Dir: Bill Voss, Brooksville; Andy Tucker, Rockledge; Public chobee; Paul Emery, Quincy; B. T. Longino, Sr., Sarasota; John G. DuPuis, Jr., Miami. Lands: E. R. Felton, LaBelle; Joe A. Hilliard, Clewiston; J. Elmer McDonald, Daytona Beach; W. Richardson, DESOTO (Arcadia)-Pres: Ed Horton, Arcadia; Dir:
Pat Corrigan, Vero Beach; Taxation: Latimer Turner, Evinston; Lee Radebaugh, Fort Pierce; Alex D. Sapp, Lloyd Ryals, Ft. Ogden.
Sarasota. chairman; William D. Stark III, Ft. Pierce; Henry Vernon; Chas. Stephenson, Campbellton; S. J. D'Andrea, DUVAL (Jacksonville)-Pres: Dalton Dowdy, JacksonDouglas. Zephyrhills; Transportation: E. D. Neel, Chipley; Brooksville; Bubba Mills, LaBelle. ville; Dir: E. D. Gregory, Jacksonville.
Ken Harper, Plant City. LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE-Chairman: Henry DIXIE (Cross City)-Pres: L. B. King, Jr., Cross City;
BRANDS COMMITTEE-Chairman: Earl Raulerson, Douglas, Zephyrhills; Vice Chairman: Harvey Dahl, Dir: Ben H. Floyd, Cross City.
Okeechobee; Vice Chairman: Joe Barthle, Dade City; Mabry Melbourne; W. G. Welles, Arcadia; E. R. Felton, LaBelle; FLAGLER (Bunnell)-Pres: Rob Tucker. Bunnell; Dir: Carlton, Jr., Arcadia; Warren Adams, Tallahassee; Elwyn Jim Mummey, Kissimmee; E. D. "Buddy" Neel, Chipley; Thomas Lenssen, Bunnell. Bass, Okeechobee; James BuhI, Ocala; Dave Chasteen, Palm Ralph Cellon, Jr., Alachua; Charles Lykes, Tampa; William GILCHRIST (Trenton)-Pres: Larry Lindsey, Bell; Dir: Beach; Andrew Chisholm, Melbourne; George M. Hancock, Stark III, Ft. Pierce. Alton Nessmith, Bell.
Alturas; Billy Kempfer, Melbourne; Manuel Lopez, Tampa; LIVESTOCK DISEASE & TECHNICAL GLADES (Moore Haven)-Pres: Joe H. Peeples Ill, Lake
R. E. Padgett, Jr., Lake Wales; H. P. Scroggins, Archer; COMMITTEE-Chairman: Dan Childs, Lake Placid; Vice Placid; Dir: W. H. (Billy) Peeples, Moore Haven.
Julian Wright, Arcadia; Albert Pruett, Haines City; William Chairman: Dr. Bobby Anderson, Gainesville; Bill Adkinson, HARDEE (Wauchula)-Pres: Marcus Shackelford, O. Delo, Brooksville; Tommy Woodward, Palmdale; Robert Lake Wales; Bruce Blount, Lake Placid; Dr. Clarence Wauchula; Dir: Robert Ray Smith, Wauchula.
F. Nolan, III, Seville; Glenn Bisset, Winter Haven; Tom Campbell, Tallahassee; Tom Christian; Whit Goolsby, HENDRY (Clewiston)-Pres: Herbert Harbin,
Childs. Lake Placid; Oscar Crosby, Melbourne; Tommy Gainesville; J. W. Gray, Ft. Pierce; Dr. Arthur E. Hall, Clewiston: Dir: Wilson Ward, Ft. Myers.
Crum, Okeechobee; John Hartigan, Ocala; Harold Price, Miami Springs; Dr. J. Arlin Hawkins, Sarasota; L. H. Buck HERNANDO (Brooksville)-Pres: Bennie Rivenbark, Okeechobee. Hawkins, Sarasota; Jim Hendry; Joe Hilliard, Clewiston; Brooksville; Dir: D. S. McAteer, Brooksville.
BUDGET & FINANCE COMMITTEE-Chairman: Roy Hutchison; Dr. C. Bronson Lane, Orlando; Dr. George HIGHLANDS (Lake Placid)-Pres: Dan Childs, Lake
Ralph Cellon, Jr., Alachua; Vice Chairman: J. P. Sandlin. Meyerholz, Gainesville; F. G. Mueller, Orange Park; Ed Placid; Dir: Dan Childs, Lake Placid. Williston; Bruce Blount. Lake Placid; Bud Adams, Ft. Partin, Jr., St. Cloud; J. O. Pearce, Jr., Okeechobee; Ray HILLSBOROUGH (Tampa)-Pres: Louis Massaro,
Pierce; John Adicks, Gainesville; J. C. Bass, Okeechobee; Raulerson, Okeechobee; Dr. Henry Ross; Dr. Harvey. L. Lithia; Dir: Angelo Massaro, Riverview. Henry Douglas, Zephyrhills; Charley Gaskin, Wewahitch- Rubin, Kissimmee; Sam Saunders; Cecil Scott, Dunellon; INDIAN RIVER (Vero Beach)-Pres: Mark Tripson,
ka; Thomas L. Lenssen, Bunnell; Robert H. Milton, Forrest Smith, Punta Gorda; Gilbert A. Tucker, Cocoa; Vero Beach; Dir; Pat Corrigan, Vero Beach.
Marianna: Robert Morris, Tampa; Earl W. Patterson, Pierre Van Landingham, Ft. Pierce; Bill Voss, Brooksville; JACKSON (Marianna)-Pres: R. D. Bennett, GreenBrooksville; Guy Thompson, Center Hill; Charles Wilson Kayo Welles, Arcadia; Buddy Williams, Graceville; David wood; Dir: Doyle Stephens, Grand Ridge. Ward, Sr., Ft. Myers, Jennings Overstreet, Kissimmee; W. Willis, Cocoa; Charles Lykes, Tampa. JEFFERSON (Monticello)-Pres: W. L. Rabon, Mon58 / THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN / JUNE 1979
We Are Ready To Buy Your Calves NOW!
Or When You're Ready To Sell
Give some thought to letting us buy your cattle now or handle them for you until the best marketing time.
Here are a few other ways you can go with your calf crop by following the Duda program:
Grow them out at our LaBelle feedlot.
Grow them out on our combination pasture/feeding program.
We now have a representative in the High Plains area for direct contact to assure timely marketing and best price.
The Duda program can provide a sound marketing plan at the right time for best profits. See us for additional options to go with your Florida calves.
We also have feeder cattle for sale periodically.
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THE FLORIDA CAT1TLEMAN /JUNE 1979 /59
The Florida CowBelles Association cordially invites all ladies
am s 5 0to sD I attending the state conventions to a
reception, Thursday morning, June 28, 1979, 10:15 'til 11:15 a.m.
Mrs. Katharine Simms, president, says, "We would like you to meet our American National CowBelle president, Rose Harris, our state officers and many interesting people.
"-.-'.' "Mrs. Ruth Ann Fowler, home extension economist from Hillsborough County, will be our special guest.
arn S .."Refreshments will be served.
u r n.u v. l lSo Please come and let's get better
Cattle Wor acquainted."
OBLETS _ticello; Dir: John E. Hawkins, Monticello. Tram~sor ?'i LAKE (Tavares)-Pres: Stan Bainter, Eustis; Dir:
I .. Donald Bronson, Clermont.
NJECTABLE 50 -LEE (Ft. Myers)-Pres: Harry Flint, Ft. Myers; Dir: Nat
b* H. Hunter, Ft. Myers.
'xi : ; 0s Dir LEON (Tanllahassee)-Pres: P. H. Roberts, Tallahassee;
solub Odm J POWder Dir: James Fogarty, Tallahassee.
LEVY (Bronson)-Pres: Donald Quincey, Chiefland; Dir: J. P. Sandlin, Williston.
MADISON (Madison)-Pres: Ron Smoak, Madison; Dir: Ron Smoak, Madison.
MANATEE (Palmetto)-Pres: Henry Parrish, Myakka City; Dir: Vick Blackstone, Parrish.
MARION (Ocala)-Pres: Jack Cullison, Ocala; Dir: Cecil Perry, Belleview.
MARTIN (Stuart)-Pres: Paul McMillion, Indiantown; (And its the only wormer that does.) Dir: Dick Kelley, Stuart.
NASSAU (Callahan)-Pres: Arthur Lynn, Hilliard; Dir: E. D. Gregory, Jacksonville. Onel the most common and desutieof To get control Coopi ih the othe NORTHWEST (Santa Rosa-Escambia)-Pres: Jerry
OneI tc mst ommn addsttructivcol To gct control of Cool'ria with the other H1l, McDavid; Dir: Jerry Hall, McDavid; Marion Tidwell,
all cattle wonuis is (nolria (small intestinal well known worker, you need their standad Hall, MDavid; Dir: Jerry Hall, MDavid; Maon Tidwell,
worm). Tramisol" levamisole is the only leading dose, plus another 66",! In short, you wind up Milton.
dcwrrner thatcan claim ellectiveness( 90-tX100 payingmore andgettingless. Tr amisolisalsothe OKEECHOBEE (Okeechobee)-Pres: Pete Clemons,
rerroval in all instances) against CGoxria wvith onlyvwormrvyou can buy that gcts all ninemajor Okeechobee; Dir: J, C. Bass, Okeechobee.
one standard dose. wsornus in cattle. CAAr1 ORANGE (Orlando)-Pres: LaVerne Yates, Orlando;
7 Dir: Joe Walter.
OSCEOLA (Kissimmee)-Pres: Andy Chisholm, St. Cloud; Dir: Irlo (Bud) Bronson, Kissimmee. Only Tramisol gets all the worms worth getting. PALM BEACH (Belle Glade)-Pres: Alvaro Sanchez,
Belle Glade; Dir: Dave Young, Loxahatchee.
PANHANDLE (Walton-Okaloosa)-Pres: Earl Brogden, Florala, Ala.; Dir: (Okaloosa) Jeff Adams, Baker; (Walton) Earl Brogden, DeFuniak Springs.
PASCO (Dade City)-Pres: A. O. "Pete" McKendree, Dade City; Dir: Joe Barthle, Dade City.
POLK (Bartow)-Pres: Harris W. Fussell, Polk City; Dir: Al Bellotto, Lakeland.
PUTMAN (Palatka)-Pres: Hugh Byrd, Pamona Park; Dir: W. W. Tilton, Jr., East Palatka. SUPPLY COM PANY DiSARASOTA (Sarasota)-Pres: Arlin Hawkins, Sarasota;
andP Dir: B. T. Longino, Jr., Sarasota.
SEMINOLE (Sanford)-Pres: Edward Yarborough, \of FL D t CGeneva; Dir: Wayne Jacobs, Oviedo.
oT rL IUA INL. ST. JOHNS (St. Augustine)-Pres: Richard Pacetti, St.
Augustine; Dir: Allen Nease, St. Augustine.
- -eST. LUCIE (Ft. Pierce)-Pres: Edgar Brown, Ft. Pierce; 1300 N.W. 9th St. Dir: Wayne Carlton, Ft. Pierce.
... Fla. Hwy. 579 & Main St. Okeechobee, FL SUMTER (Bushnell)-Pres: A. W. Lee, Jr., Wildwood;
' Thonotosassa, Ph: 813/986-2491 Ph: 813/763-0261 Dir: Aubrey C. Caruthers, Oxford.
Thonotosassa, Ph: 813/986-2491 Ph: 813/763-0261 SUWANNEE (Live Oak)-Pres: Hugh Mills, Live Oak;
Dir: Frank Garrard, Mayo.
TAYLOR (Perry) -Pres: Rudolph Parker, Perry; Dir: Robert Ezell, Perry.
VOLUSIA (DeLand)-Pres: Stanley Cowart, Seville; C R ES LU EDir: Elmer McDonald, Daytona Beach.
WASHINGTON-HOLMES-Pres: E. D. "Buddy" C Y P R ESS LU M B ER Neel, Chipley; Dir: (Holmes) Ralph Neel, Bonifay;
(Washington) U. S. Harrison, Chipley. "The W ood Eternal' WEST FLORIDA (Gulf, Bay, Franklin, Calhoun,
Liberty, Wakulla)-Dir: (Bay) J. W. Lowrey; (Calhoun) Rough Sawn Square Posts (Gerald Cayson, Blountstown; (Liberty) O. B. Shuler;
(Wakulla) Jerry Spears, Crawfordville.
Slats Round Posts
Mulch Pecky Cypress Sale toppers!
Standard or Special Cuts About the highest prices to date for
PRESSURE TREATING AVAILABLE calves were reported- by Pete Clemons,
Okeechobee Livestock Market,
[305 k lefl 0o To *r Okeechobee, at the market sales of April
305 3956 oL e 30-May 1.
339-4456 200 Marvin Rd., Longwood, Fla. 32750 Clemons reports that Sunset Ranch,
Kenansville, and Wayne Carlton, Fort Pierce, topped the market at $2.50.
60 / THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN / JUNE 1979
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You'll get it at your local livestock auction market! The management from top to bottom is recognized for knowledge of the industry. In dealing with your marketman, you'll get,.the benefit of his many years of experience. Why risk your investments-use the person with the
knowhow to give full protection to your financial stake in marketing your stock!
Sell and Buy at Your
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The Auction Market Way is the Best Way!
CONTACT ANY OF THESE MARKETS, ALL MEMBERS OF THE STATE ASSOCIATION
Arcadia State Livestock Market* Kissimmee Livestock Market West Florida Livestock Market* Edwards Livestock Company"
Auctions Every Wednesday Auctions Every Wednesday Sale Every Thursday Hog Auction Every Monday
Pat Kelly, Mgr., Ph. 813/494-3737 Kenneth Caldwell, Mgr.. 9 305/847-3521 Buddy Williams, Mgr. e Ph. 904/482-2229 Cattle Auction Every Wednesday
1808, 3250 ARCADIA, 33821 KISSIMMEE, 32741 482-8684 MARIANNA, 32446 0. W. Edwards, Jr., Mgr. e 904/627-9584
Chipley Livestock Company* Columbia Livestock Market* Mills Auction Market" a
Auctions Every Tuesday Hog Auctions Every Monday Hog Auction Every Wednesda Hardee Livestock Market, Inc.
E. 0. (Buddy) Neel, Mgr. Cattle Auctions Every Thursday Cattle Auction Every Thursday Auctions Every Monday
Ph. 904/638-0267, 638-498 H. Tom Willis, Mgr. Ph. 9041755-2300 Clarence & Dot Mills, Mgrs. Mgrs: Doyle Carlton, Ill, Robert Ray Smith
CHIPLEY, 32428 LAKE CITY, 32055 Ph. 904/732-4454 Phones 8131773-9747, 773-9560
OCALA, 32670 WAUCHULA, 33873
Gainesville Livestock Company* Cattlemen's Livestock Markets"
Cattle Auctions Every Mon.-Wed. Monday o Sales e Tuesday Cow Palace* Interstate Livestock Market"
Hog Auctions Every Wednesday Bill Hamilton, Mgr. Sale Every Sat. Auctions Every Tuesday
Mgrs., L. H. (Tommy) Thompson, Jr. Tampa 813/626-5164 e Lakeland 813/682-0117 W. T. (Bill) Wells, Mgr. Jay Mueller, Mgr.
and J. W. "Buddy" Clark TAMPA, 33609 and LAKELAND, 33802 Ph. 813/858-6253 813/689-2424, 689-5995
Ph. 904/372-3442 LAKELAND, 33802 SEFFNER, 33584
Tinel ivstok arkt"Suwannee Valley Livestock Market" Monticello Stockyard, Inc.* Sumter County Farmers Market
TidlLvsokMre*Auctions Every Wednesday Auctions Every Monday Auctions Every Tuesday
Auctions Every Monday Cecil Moore Ph. 904/362-1702 J .Hwis g.*P.949751 aa al*P.947322
Clyde Crutchfield, Mgr. LIV OAK 32060n MONTCELO 3234 94/9751 WEBSTER 335P.90479322
Ph. 904/263-3224 LV A,300MNIEL,334WBTR 39
Jay Livestock Auction Madison Stockyard Inc.* Okeechobee Livestock Market Jacksonville Livestock Auction Market*
Auctions Every Tuesday Hogs-Monday; Cattle-Tuesday Auctions Every Monday & Tuesday Auctions Every Monday
Horace McCurdy, Mgr. George Townsend, Mgr.; 904/973-4094 Pete Clemons, Mgr. e Ph. 813f763-3127 Thos. W. Waldrop, Owner 9040781-4677
Ph. 904/675-4795 929-4605 MADISON, 32340 OKEECHOBEE, 33472 WHITEHOUSE, 32095
Jay, Florida 32565
I. IilR *-Indicates Subscriber to Livestock Marketing Association
For Further Information about Florida Livestock Auction Markets, Contact
II',fl'4f ASSOCIATION OF LIVESTOCK MARKETS
P. 0. Box 1403, Kissimmee, IFL 32741
THE FLORIDA CATT'LEMAN / JUNE 1979 / 61
Mrs. Lucy Gunn
Estabished1946Mrs. Lucy Buckels Gunn of Kissimmee passed away on April 13. She was the widow of the late June Rawls Gunn, Osceola County Our Agent for almost 40 years before
passing away in 1965.
Post, W ie & atesJune Gunn served nearly 32 CostYou essyears as state secretary of the Florida Cattlemen's Association. Both he and Mrs. Gunn were active Ona.in Silver Spurs activities, he being
Please call before driving to O a charter member.
Our inventory is low on some sizes. Mrs. Gunn was active in the
Osceola Cattlemen's Association and CowBelle activities through the years and was a strong supporter of FLORIDA FENCE POST CO., INC. the state cattlemen's association.
i ~ Open 7 a.m.-5 p.m. In a resolution submitted to the
Monday thru Friday 4,Florida Senate in 1965 by the late
C Senator Irlo Bronson, Kissimmee,
PLANT and SALES OFFICE 4 14 and then Senators Ben Hill Griffin,
P. 0. Box 645-Ph: 813/735-1361 -4Frostproof, and Etter Usher, Chief0ONA, FLORIDA 33865 land, which was unanimously
adopted by the legislature, in recognition of Gunn's dedication to the industry, Mrs. Gunn was recog~a common eeaproach nde nized as ."his devoted widow,
An rwTent C.o. Inc., partner, and helpmate ...
dick kd leKENETH ANREWMrs. Gunn had been a resident KENneTH Sn OaDr of Kissimmee for many years.
ranch management constant Caterng, to the broader who requires the
4505 &w. kanner hwy. (brochures available) P. 0. Box 4400-Ph: 912/883-4400
stuart, fla. 33494 305/287-3046 .ALBANY, GEORGIA 317016____________tval Jennings Multi-Purpose Equipment
Hinge type hookup holds rear of fork to bucket. Take front and Long ribbon line of hay is shown for easy access by cattle for rear mounts off and on in 5 minutes. feeding in pasture or for baling old hay in square bales.
JENNINGS & SON MFG.
Member, Florida Cattlemen's Association
Route 1, Box 163
Phones 904/629-4127 & 732-3574
MORRISTON, FLORIDA 32668
62 / THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN / JUNE 1979
~pI jI CUSTOri
K. K 0~ A, FLORIIj4
1741975 1976-1977 cont.
" Branyguas Bu~ll' o Charolais Bull
" Branigus Heifer1 Clarolais HeTifer
" Bra gus Exhibitor 1 (harolais Exhibitor
" Oharolais~ Bull *Santa Gertrudis Bull
" Chai plais H~eifer19798 "< Charolaisxhibitor 9718
1975497 Charolais Bull
" Angus Hifer~ e Charolais Heifer>
* Brangus Bull Chiarolais Exhibitor
" Brangus Exhbito~r Lim ousin Bull
" Charolais B~ull a Limousin Female
" Charojla Hifer Shlow Barn located on 1-75, exit484~ (Bell~view), 10Oil es sout o Ocla eLimousin Exhibitor
"*Ghari o hibtr '<1978-1979
17197For experienced preparation of your show catefor Angus Bull
" Angus Bull shows and sales contact RW B3AR Custom Fitters. Charolais Bull
" Angus Heifer F *Charolais Heifer
" Angus Exhibitor .0Limousint Bull
Now accepting cattle for the fall and winter show season. Limousin Heifer
Quiality Club Calves also available.
RICK WILLIAMS, owner
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OCALA, FLORIDA 32671
(U.S. Highway 27, Just West of 1-75)
64 /THE FLORIDA CATfTLEMAN /JUNE 1979
Hearings on meat pricing held ~ J\%., SANTA J.
A series of public hearings on meat pricing have been held across the nation in GENTRUDIS J
recent weeks. The hearings have been conducted by a task force appointed byST ECO HRA H
Secretary of Agriculture Bob Bergland and chaired by P. R. Smith, assistantSTGCO HRA H
secretary of agriculture for marketing and transportation services. Mrs. JoAnn Dade City, Florid.
Smith, Wacahoota, chairman of NCA's beef promotion and consumer relations ROBERT SANDERS, Mgr.
committee, is one of 10 members serving on the force. P .Bx41 P:945831
At the hearing held in Amarillo, Texas, April 26, C. T. 'Tad' Sanders, general P.00Bx 421 5Ph:704/5831
manager of Livestock Marketing Association, Kansas City, Missouri, said that 945774
livestock and meat pricing information "is 'news' in capital letters," and should not be policed by the government in testimony before the task force.
Ross Brothers and Dietrich's
takes honors at Palatka 4 S-GC I
Winners in the open Santa Gertrudis Junior bull calf, calved 1/1 /78 thru 5/31/78 (5)-Raider
competition at the Putnam County Fair, 850, Rss; Tarzan 809, Thomas; Doubloon Stuff 13816, J~IIi~ Palatka, listed to the first three places, Senior bull calf, calfed 9/1/77 thru 12/31/77 (2)withthenumbr o enriesshon in Rino'sMasterpiece (reserve junior champion), Dietrich;
with ~ ~ ~ ~ aie th8ube2fenresoni Ross; Growabjility 0 Showability 0 Doability
parentheses, follow: Summer yearling ball, calved 5/1/77 tbru 8/31/77 (21- Quality Santa Gertrudis
No Name 747 (reserve grand champion, junior champion), raeTirOnDm d
Junior heifer calf, calved 1/ 1/78 thra 5/31/78 (4)-Miss Ross; Tarzan 765, Thomas; raeTerOnDmn
Raider 811 (reserve grand champion, reserve junior chain- Junior yearling ball, calved 1/1/77 thra 4/30/77 (3)-KD. AT O pion), Ross Brothers. Branford; Miss Raider 87, Ross; Miss Stuff Shirt 701 (grand champion, senior champion), Ross; K .E T O Thomas 816, D.L. Thomas, Lake City; Raider 728. Ross; Jake 728, Thomas; Santa Gertrudis Farms
Senior heifer calf, calved 9/1/77 throw 12/31/77 (3)- Senior yearling ball, calved 7/1/76 thra 12/31/76 (1)-MratFa303 Miss Doubloon Staff D850 (grand champion, junior chum- No Name 700, Ross; agtFa 36
pion), Dietrich's Flying D Ranch, Orlando; Miss Doubloon Two year old ball, calved 1/1/76 thru 6/30/76 (1)- 2922 N. State Rd. 7, Ph: 305/971-8880 Stuff 0855. Dietrich; No Name 8 1, Ross; Tarzan 631, Thomas; Charles Wolf, Gen. Mgr.
Junior yearling heifer, calved 5/1/77 throw 8/31/77 (2)- Aged bull, calved 7/l/75 thra 12/31/75 (1)-Tarzan. Delray Bench, Ph: 305/278-0913 Miss Doubloon Staff D773, Dietrich; Miss Stuff 771, Thonias; Thomas; Two bulls (4)-Ross; Ross; Thomas;
Junior yearling heifer, calved 1/1 /77 thin 4/30/77 (1)- Pair of yearlings (2)-Thomas; Thomas;Sa t
Miss Thomas 738, Thomas; Pair of calves (5)-Dietrich; Ross; Ross; Registered SnaGertrudis
Senior yearling heifer, calved 7/1/76 thra 12/31/76 (1)- Produce of dam (2)-Ross; Thomas;To
Miss Tarzan Stuff 0676 (reserve senior champion), Dietrich; Get of sire (31-Ross; Thomas; Dietrich; Pure Bred 9 o Bloodlines
Two year old heifer, calved 1/ 1/76 thru 6/30/76 (1)- Best Polled (5)-Ross.
Miss Tarzan 647 (senior champion), Thomas; Visitors Welcome
Two females (5)-Dietrich; Ross; Thomas; SUWANNEE POINT RANCH
Branford, Fiorida 32008
Carroll Hall Lloyd Thomas
Ph: 904/935-1303 Phi 904/935-1981
All Polled Herd Sires
D. L. Thomas Ranch
Dwight & Jackie Thomas, owners
Rt. 9, Box 203, Lake City, Fla. 32055
Located 'A mile W. of 1-75 on Hwy. 47
ROSS Brothers, Branford, showed the DIETRICH'S Flying D Ranch, Orlando, Advertise Regu ly
grand champion Santa Gertrudls bull at showed the grand champion Santa Gerthe Putnam County Fair. trudis female at Palatka.
A. Santa Gertrudis Cattie
Classified "IS" Buiis
Poiied & Horned
and "IS-Bar" Hollers
Box Since 1941 Charter
LITTLE EVERGLADES RANCH
RESERVE Grand Champion Santa Ger- ROSS Brothers, exhibited the reserve
trudis bull at Palatka was owned by the grand champion Santa Gertrudis female Mrs. W.* M. Larkin 904/567-2292 Ray Battle
Ross Brothers, at Palatka, shown with Ty Ross.OweMagr
THE FLORIDA CATITLEMAN / JUNE 1979 / 65
Range management economical production of livestock
products, better use of soil and water resociety active sources and habitat improvement for
wildlife. These are obtainable through
W hether You're in Florida grazing systems, palmetto control, fence.
ing, supplemental feeding and herd
by LEWIS L. YARLETT management. Deer, turkey, and esAdvertising Range Conservationist, IFAS pecially quail are a product of range and
Since 1960 members of the Society for grazeable woodland ecosystems, the Range Management have been active in management of which improves both Florida encouraging and providing quality and quantity of these species. technical expertise in the proper use and 4) To create a public appreciation of management of native grassland re- the economic, social and environmental Fe"d sources in Florida. Within the past three benefits to be obtained from the range
years the Florida Chapter of SRM has resource. The Society for Range sponsored a number of field tours and Management, through the Florida demonstrations. As many as 75-125 per- Chapter invites all persons to their tours sons have been in attendance on each of and meetings. These are held at least these tours. Those attending have seen twice a year on local ranches, research
first hand the application of sound stations and other areas where the in range management practices. They have results of applied range management
learned to recognize the most impor- may be seen. The Southern Section pubtant native grasses, how to control saw lishes a newsletter five or six times a year palmetto and apply planned grazing sys- to inform members of activities. teams. Membership in Florida in the
The Society of Range Management Society for Range Management doubled or other products was organized in Salt Lake City, Utah, the past two years due to local chapter
in 1948. It was logical that it was organ- activities. Membership includes ranchrelated to the ized in the west since that is where the ers, professionals in range, agronomy,
LivestockT I bulk of rangeland occurs. The organ- wildlife and resource planners. AcaLustry izers had the foresight and vision to demic members includes educators as
the most economy i- recognize the value of rangelands as an well as students in Range Ecosystem
important natural resource. It was not Management at the University of
cal way to reach long however that members of SRM Florida. Anyone engaged in or intersaw a need in other parts of the U. S. ested in the aspects, study or managethe whole Florida and the world. The Southern Section of ment and use of Florida's approximateSRM was organized in 1951 and inclu- ly ten million acres of native rangelands Cattle Industry is ded thesouthern states and Florida. The and grazeable woodlands is eligible for
need for a more local interest group has membership in the Society for Range through the pages led to the organization of a Florida Management.
Chapter of SRM formed in 1977. Further information on activities of
of The Florida The objectives of the Florida the Florida Chapter, Society for Range
Chapter of SRM has the same objectives Management may be obtained from Cattleman. Callus as the parent organization. These are: Max Hammond, president of the
1) Develop an understanding of Florida chapter, P. 0. Box 250, Barfor details. range ecosystems and the principles tow, 33830, or Sam Polston, secretary,
applicable to the management of these Soil Conservation Service, Sebring, native resources. In Florida this means 33870. Ask us about our the recognition, understanding and
special breed management of flatwoods, fresh
issues: September- marshes, and sand ponds, sloughs and Tedder wins
salt marshes. In addition, the most
Continental Breeds; desirable grasses associated with these carcass award
October-Herefords; sites have come to be recognized as im- John Tedder, a Lake County FFA'er,
portant in a livestock operation. These won the 1979 County Carcass Contests November-Angus; include creeping bluestem, maidencane, with a 1120 pound steer fitted for a show
December-Charo- chalky bluestem, little blue maidencane earlier this year.
and indiangrass. Tedder received recognition for win2) To assist all who work with range ning the honor at the 1979 Beef Cattle American Breeds; and grazeable woodlands to keep in- Short Course, held recently at Gainesformed of new findings and techniques ville. March-Brahmans. in the art and science of range move- The award, sponsored jointly by
ment. Two publications, the popular International Mineral and Chemical "Rangelands" and the technical "Jour- Company and Gainesville Stockman's nal of Range Management" keeps all Supply, was presented by John Hunt, members of SRM informed. A mini- Bartow, of IMC.
od mum of two tours a year provides Hunt said there were 303 carcasses in
Florida members with an opportunity to the 1979 contest that the Tedder steer lo "'ii observe range management practices. won.
3) To improve the effectiveness of
a t, rl-ei range management to obtain from range
AND LvESTOresources the products necessary for AND LIVESTOCK JOURNAL man's welfare. The Florida Chapter of
P. 0. Box 1403 Ph. 305/846-2800 SRM strives to seek management of Commercial red meat output in Florida
Florida's grazing resource to obtain the for March 1979 was 23.2 million KISSIMMEE, FLA. 32741 maximum production. This is reflected pounds, down 30 percent from March
I in a balanced forage program and 1978, according to USDA.
66 / THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN / JUNE 1979
40 to 50 of these
two year old
heifers, bred to
known sons of
King 55, will be
sold at this year's auction.
King Ranch Foundation Sale.
And what a sale it will be.
This year featuring 40 to 50 two year old heifers out of King Ranch's
foundation herd of Santa Gertrudis beef cattle. As well as the usual 20 or so bulls. All of them herd bull quality. The morning of the sale, approximately 30 colts and fillies will be sold at auction from King Ranch's foundation Old Sorrel Family of Quarterhorses. It's your chance to join King Ranch in its pursuit of perfection by introducing these foundation bloodlines into your herd or brood. Come. October 6, 1979. Horses at 10:00 AM. Cattle at 1:30 PM. Catalogue available on request.
The progeny of
three time world champion and all time open-cutting money winner,
Mr. San Peppy,
will be featured in the Quarter Horse section of the sale.
* KING RANCH
In pursuit of perfection
For catalogue write King Ranch, Kingsville, Texas 78363, or call (512) 592-6411.
managed in a systematic way, competes University Station, Gainesville, Florida 'Ona' Star grass successfully with common Bermuda 32604 or Agricultural Research Center,
is razng ndgrass and Bahia grass. Heavy stocking Rt. 1, Box 62, Ona, Florida 33865.
is gazin andand continued close grazing will destroy
hay varietythe stand. Growth is excellent durn
October and November if the fertility Cellon gets honors EDITOR'S NOTE-The research on level is high, production at this time from USDA
Ona Star grass has been performed by E. being much higher than on Pangola and M. Hodges, L. S. Dunavin, A. Mislevy, Bahia grasses. Grazing or harvesting of Ralph W. Cellon, Jr., Alachua, chair0. C. Ruelke and R. L. Stanley, Jr., and Ona Star grass should be completed person of the Florida State Agricultural the following article was jointly furnished while forage is still in the green, growing Stabilization and Conservation Coinby them, stage. A heavy frost kills most top mittee (ASC), has been honored by
"On" Sar ras i beng elesedto growth and feeding value is lost rapidly. USDA in being selected to receive the "On" Sar ras i beng elesedto Hay crops should be harvested after Administrator's Award for service to growers as a grazing and hay variety for four to five weeks of growth. agriculture.
use in Florida southward from Brooks- Young leaves of heavily fertilized He was selected by Ray Fitzgerald,
ville and Orlando. This tall-growing, .n trgashv ahg yrcai administrator of the Agricultural Stabilfenaml is be suite o msuta well- acid potential (HCN-p) when tested in ization and Conservation Service damined ils ofs abvearaed fit uertly the laboratory but there has been no (ASCS). The award is recognized in dn araind sois raeele fertilitb" harmful effect of this high HCN-p on ASCS as the highest form of recogniOStar grass uesslighlyes fo~ae grazing animals during seven years of tion received by individuals. The award
form as buiso ofgeteyreiy Itrais grazing at the Agricultural Research recognizes outstanding achievements and frsasdograedest.Iis Center, Ona. As a matter of good and exceptional performance of
vegetatively planted by scattering 10 to management, extremely hungry animals employees and committee members in 15 bales per acre of freshly cut, stemmy should never be turned into heavily fer- their service to agriculture. Formal pregrass on a thoroughly prepared seed tilized Star grass in the early stages of sentation to Cellon and 15 other bed, followed by disking and rolling. got.national winners from across the nation
Fertilizer and lime treatments for got.were to be made May 22 in Washingestablishment are similar to those I ts ability to maintain a stand ton, D. C.
required for other grasses-300 pounds together with good yields and feeding Cellon was cited in receiving the per acre 16-8-8 fertilizer soon after quality give the grass special value in award for his outstanding leadership in planting and with lime applied accord- areas of south-central Florida where thefcivanprdtvedmis ing to soil test. Fertility needs for pro- Digit grasses have given way to less theeetiv and pouctive ofadmnsprduction purposes are relatively high. productive varieties. tratio anexcuti n fes AScro-se
Acreage planted to this grass should be Information on planting material for knowledge and participation in ASCS limited to an amount which can be well increase blocks of Ona Star grass can be programs. It was noted that he demonfertilized and intensively managed. obtained from: Florida Foundation strated an exemplary record of conOna Star grass, once established and Seed Producers, Inc., P. 0. Box 14006, scientious devotion to farmers and
C reep One of the good things about crossbreeding with purebred Santa
Gertrudis bull is that expensive and troublesome creep feeding is seldom
feedn g necessary. Your cows give more milk than ever before, and the calves are
9 whoppers by weaning time, right off mama and grass.
The cows rarely need help in calving either, even when bred at 15 to 16 w55o months. The calves aren't too large at birth, but after they're born just watch
n eed s it? 'In fact that's about all you have to do. Santa Gertrudis were developed on
the range, and they know how to take care of themselves.
ASCS in his untiring efforts and determination to ensure all farmers' aware- Santa Gertrudis- Polled & Horned
ness of all ASCS programs and their 25 Breeding Age Bulls For Sale.
Under his leadership, county office GEMINI SPRINGS FARMS
information activities have been
increased; there are now more news- Star Rt. 1 J. Charles Gray, owner
letters issued to farmers; more radio DeBary, Fl. 32713 Ph. (305) 668-6486
programs; better participation in county
fairs and public exhibitors, and better
relations with the news media. It was SANTA GER T R U D IS Home of Friday517
pointed out that because of better in- The kind that WEIGH and PAY on COVE BEND RANCH
formational efforts to ensure awareness good Florida pastures Registered Santa Gertrudis
of ASCS programs, there has not been aOwe:Drot&Muen'C nr
single appeal in which the appellant BLOUNT & HYDE OwnerDer HMaureenOConnor
stated he had not received adequate in- B. Blount Mgr., 904/726-1781
formation. Phone Lake Placid 813/465-4771 Rt. 1, Box 248, Floral City, Florida 32636
Rt. 4, Box 324, Lake Placid, Fla. 33852 Where State Road 48 crosses the Withlacoochee
A merICa S Purebred Santa Gertrudis
Beef Breed Plantation
GERTRUDIS BREEDERS & CONSULTANTS
BREEDERS SANTA GERTRUDIS Philip G. Rust
INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 0 HORNED 0 POLLED Route 3
BOX 1257 KINGSVILLE, TEXAS 78363 DIETRICH BROTHERS Phon912/ 2a. 172
Ph: 305/568-2351 Rt. 6, Box 921A Herd No. 255
ORLANDO, FLORIDA 32807 Albert Blankenship, Mgr. 226-6304
For more information on Santa Gertrudis ask the following breeders.
Roy F. Albritton Clarendon Plantation Mr. & Mrs. R. W. Johnson Brothers Robert B. Oxer Stage Coach Ranch
Bowling Green, FL Burton, SC Gaines, Jr. Pompano Beach, FL Lake Placid, FL Dade City, FL
John B. Armstrong Cove Bend Ranch Ocala, FL Jones & Moore Ed Partin Jr. James E. Stephenson
Kingsville, TX Floral City, FL River Oaks Ranch Jay, FL St. Cloud, FL Miami Lakes, FL
Avon Manor Park, Inc. George H. Culpepper Donalsonville, GA Wilton Jones Claude John Pellicer Jr. Gertrude & Mary Stevens
Naples, FL Longwood, FL Gemini Springs Farms Tifton, GA Bunnell, FL St. Cloud, FL
Big B Ranch D. Russell Daniel DeBary, FL L Gary Lamb Kenneth L Perkins Sugar Hill Plantation
Belle Glade, FL Okeechobee, FL Graco Farms Indiantown, FL South Belle Glade, FL Allendale, SC
Big Bear Ranches H. E. Danner Co. Inc. Orlando, FL Little Everglades Ranch Robert Ponder Farms Sunshine State Steers, Inc.
Loxahatchee, FL Glennville, GA Grey Rocks Ranch Dade City, FL Omega, FL Loxahatchee, FL
Zane C. Blanton Davis Double D. Farms Birmingham, AL Laurel Oak Farm G. E. Poucher Suwannee Point Ranch
Plant City, FL Smithville, TN Griffith Ranch, Inc. Wellbom, FL Live Oak, FL St. Petersburg, FL
Blount & Hyde Dietrich Brothers Okeechobee, FL Coley Lott Hingo Ranch T-3 Ranch
Lake Placid, FL Orlando, FL Gulf Coast Farms Dover, FL Immokalee, FL Miami Shores, FL
Blue Cypress Lake Ranch, Roy C. Dietrich Fort Myers, FL Arthur E. Lynn Charles A. Rivard Dwight L Thomas
Inc. Orlando, FL H & H Farms Callahan, FL DeFuniak Springs, FL Lake City, FL
Vero Beach, FL Santa Bar D Farm Santa Fe, FL M. J. Ranch Frank Robinson Diamond T Ranch
Bonnie Farms Haw River, NC Andy Haman Vero Beach, FL Atlanta, GA Huntsville, AL
Grand Bay, AL Double D Ranch Brunswick, GA E. A. Markham Ross Brothers Eric & Penny Wagner
Sidney Boswell Loxahatchee, FL Harley Watson Ranch Dunnellon, FL Branford, FL Ocala, FL
Brunswick, GA Double R. J. Farm Lake Harbor, FL Thomas R. McGehee Charles M. Rowe George & Dorothy Warga
Bransford Hills Farm Summerfield, FL Harwell & Harwell Jacksonville, FL Macclenny, Florida 32063 West Palm Beach, FL
Beth Page, TN H. C. Durr Lakeland, FL Laudle E. McHeny, M.D. Winnstead Plantation Frank N. Warren
Brownell Moger & Assoc. Independence, KY Hickory Hill Ranch, Inc. Melbourne, FL Thomasville, GA Morriston, FL
Ocala, FL K. D. Eatmon Ranches Anthony, FL Pete Miller Mountain Valley Farm Joe Wattleworth
Joe & Ruth Bryan Pompano Beach, FL Bob & Beverly Holdorff Attapulgus, GA Hartselle, Al Williston, FL
Coral Springs, FL El Rancho Grande Pompano Beach, FL Mille/Triple M Farms Joe H. Scott J. J. Wiggins
Troy Burrell Indiantown, FL Hooper Farms Atlanta, GA Ft. Lauderdale, FL Moore Haven, FL
Moniston, FL R. A. Feagle Ocala, FL W. D. Mizell & Sons J. K. Shirah Leland A. Withers
Troy E. Burrell, Jr. Lake City, FL Mr. & Mrs. Myles Hortman Callahan, FL Midland City, AL Austell, GA
Morriston, FL Riteco Ranch Ocholocknee, GA Tam Moody Siame Ranch Charles C. Wolf
C & S Ranch Vero Beach, FL David A. Johnson Vero Beach, FL Ft. Myers, FL Delray Beach, FL
Dunnellon, FL Blackwater Farms Maitland, FL S. L Nelson H. R. Snapp Paul E. Hatfield
Circle L Ranch Jasper, AL Live Oak, FL Plant City, FL Evansville, Ind.
Elba, AL Shelton Land & Cattle Co. Fla. Divisi
South Bay, Fla.
Eatrion & Johnson Cattle Co.
Horida Santa Gernis oPompano Beach, Florida
Flor~ _7=Asso kdonHugh E. and Outda W. Carr
2922 N. State Road 7, Margate, FL 33063 Donalsonville, Ga.
Fred Dietrich III, Pres. K. D. Eatmon, Sec.-Treas.
Member of Santa Gertrudis Breeders International, Kingsville, Texas
THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN / JUNE 1979 / 69
Ad valorem taxes a forgotten
beef cattle production expense
by BEN ABBITT, TIM HEWITT and FRANCIS MORITZ
EDITOR'S NOTE-A bbitt and Hewitt The property tax is fixed in the sense What purpose is served?
are area economists, Food and Resource that as long as you own pastureland and Economics Department, University of it is grazed or not stocked you will incur The ad valorem property tax, estabFlorida, IFAS, A REC, Lake Alfred, and such a tax. The tax levy will not neces- lished prior to 1880, has long been a part A RC, Marianna, respectively and Moritz sarily be the same dollar amount each of our history. This tax system replaced is field appraiser with Tucker and Bran- year. The property tax can be likened to the taxation methods brought from ham, Inc., Orlando. having your automobile insurance pre- Europe and used during the colonial
mium deducted from your checking period. In those early years the property
T he most common form of taxation account. A premium is deducted tax revenue supported local governon Florida agriculture is the ad regularly whether you drive the car or ments. Today ad valorem property tax
valorem tax. This tax is an annual let it sit. Property taxes on pastureland, revenue still funds local governments. in
charge assessed against the appraised like automobile insurance premiums, addition, ad valorem taxes now help fivalue of real properties. Land, build- are cash outlays that are paid annually. nance public school systems, hospitals, ings, and improvements to land, for in- This payment is oftentimes forgotten or sewage systems, and construction and stance, and a pasture irrigation system overlooked by beef cattle producers; maintenance of roads. Hence, the major
are all examples of real property. We'll particularly those whose books are kept reasons for ad valorem taxation today use permanent pastureland as our ex- by accountants. Payment of property are to raise revenue to fund local
ample of real property in this article, taxes cuts into profits just like other governments and to finance governProperty taxes are oftentimes a for- costs, such as outlays for fertilizer and mental public services.
gotten expense in beef cattle produc- m i n e r als. A d valorem taxes do not depend on
tion. Why are they forgotten? These Let's briefly review the purposes of current economic activity like sales
taxes are what economists call a fixed ad valorem taxes, what an agricultural taxes, hence they assure government cost. This cost is incurred whether land appraisal is, and how pastureland reasonable certainty and timeliness of
pastureland is kept in top condition or is appraised for ad valorem taxation collection. That is, by law they are let return to its native, ungrazed state, purposes in Florida. collected annually and budgeted yearly
Table 1.--Estimated Annual Revenue and Expenses, 100-cow Herd on 200 Acres of Permanent Pasture, Florida, 197W!
Item Description Unit Quantity Price Total
---- Dollars --I. Revenue
Cows Cull, 1000# @ $55 /cwt., sold in Sept. head 13 550.00 7,150.00
Heifers 2 yr. old, 893# @ $85/cwt., sold in Sept. head 4 759.05 3,036.20
Calves b85% calf crop
Hefe 400# @ $75/cwt., sold in Sept. head 23 300.00 6,900.00
Steers' 475# @ $82/cwt., sold in Sept. head 43 389.50 16 748.50
Total revenue 33,834.70
II. Cash expenses
Fertilizer 3 cwt./acre, 4-12-12, custom applied lbs. 200 14.90 2,980.00
.50 cwt./acre N lbs. 200 10.00 2,000.00
Supplemental feed.S/ 3i% Fortified molasses @ 2.5 lb/AU/day,
Hd/ fed 120 days ton 17.3 115.00 1,990.00
Ha-15#/AU/day, fed 120 days ton 103.5 35.00 3,623.00
Mineral 40#/AU/yr., average 136 AU ton 2.72 175.00 476.00
Vet, supplies Medicine, vaccine and insecticide 355.00
Semen test bulls head 4 15.00 60.00
Misc, practices Dragging and mowing pastures, feeding
hay, checking fences and cattle 700.00
Repairs Buildings and fences 200.00
Taxes Personal property on livestock cow 100 .50 50.00
Land taxes acre 200 3.00 600.00
Interest On operating capital, 7 mos. 0 9%
per annum dollars 13,034 .0525 684.00
Total cash expenses TT'7T-8'
III. Non-cash expenses
Hull depreciation bead 4 140.00 560.00
Buildings and machinery
depreciat ion' 596.00
Total non-cash expenses TIg
IV. Total expenses 14,874.00
V. Return to land, labor, 18,960,70
capital, and management
a8%calf crop; 17% cow cull rate with heifer calves saved as replacement., and 4 bulls.
V11l5 AU wintered.
A'Production cost $35.00/ton from surplus grass (including mowing, baling, and hauling).
70 / TH-E FLORIDA CATITLEMAN / JUNE 1979
Table 2.--Estimated Annual Revenue and Expenses, 100-Cow Herd on 200 Acres of Permanent Pasture, Florida, 171
Item Description Unit Quantity Price Total
- --- Do liars---
Cows Cull, 1000# @ $22/cwt,, sold in Sept. head 13 220.00 2,860
Heifers 2 yr. old, 893# @ $29/cwt., sold in Sept. head 4 258.97 1,036
Calves b/ 85'. calf crop
Heiferp-, 400# (q $30/cwt,, sold in Sept. head 23 120.00 2,760
Steers- 475# @ $33/cevt,, sold in Sept. head 43 156.75 6, 740
Total revenue 3,6
Fertilizer 3 cwt,/acre, 4-12-12, custom applied lbs. 200 15.90 3,180
.50 cwt./acre N lbs. 200 12.00 2,400
Supplemental feed-2/ 32K Fortified molasses @ 2.5 lb/AU/day,
d/fed 120 days ton 17.3 111.00 1,920
Hay-d 15 /AU/day, fed 120 days ton 10O3.5 25.00 2,588
Mineral 40z4/AU/yr., average 136 AU ton 2.72 170.00 462
Vet, supplies Medicine, vaccine and insecticide 350
Semen test bulls head 4 15.00 60
Misc, practices Dragging and mowing pastures, feeding
hay, checking fences and cattle 700
Repairs Buildings and fences 200
Taxes Personal property on livestock cow 100 .50 50
Land taxes acre 200 2.70 540
Interest On operating capital, 7 moe, @ 9%
per annum dollars 12,450 .0525 654
Total cash expenses 13-,104
III. Non-cash expenses
Bull depreciation head 4 140.00 560
Building and machinery
Total non-cash expenses 1,156
IV. Total expenses 14,260
V. Return to land, labor,
capital, and management (864)
a 85% calf crop; 17% cow cull rate with heifer calves saved as replacement, and 4 bulls, b Choice grade.
c 115 AU wintered.
d Production coats $25.00/ton from surplus grass (including mowing, baling, and hauling).
Table 3.--Estimated Annual Revenue and Expenses, 100-Cow Herd on 200 acres of Permanent Pasture, Florida, 19780/
Item Description Unit Quantity Price Total
---- Dollars---I. Revenue
Cows Cull, 1000# 8 $35/cwt., sold in Sept. head 13 350.00 4,450
Heifers 2 yr. old, 893# @ $42/cwt., sold in Sept. head 4 375.00 1,500
Calves b/85% calf crop
Heifer b/400# @ $48/cwt., sold in Sept. head 23 192.00 4,416
Steerst7 475# @ $50/cwt., sold in Sept. head 43 232.50 1021
Total revenue 20,578
II. Cash expenses
Fertilizer 3 cwt./acre, 4-12-12, custom applied lbs. 200 15.00 3,000
.50 cwt./acre N lbs. 200 10.00 2,000
Supplemental feedS/ 32% Fortified molasses @ 2.5 lb/AU/day,
d/fed 120 days ton 17.3 111.00 1,920
Hay-d 15#/AU/day, fed 120 days ton 103.5 25.00 2,58
Mineral 40#/AU/yr., average 136 AU ton 2.72 170.00 462
Vet, supplies Medicine, vaccine and insecticide 350
Semen test bulls head 4 15.00 60
Misc, practices Dragging and mowing pastures, feeding
hay, checking fences and cattle 700
Repairs Buildings and fences 200
Taxes Personal property on livestock cow 100 .50 50
Land taxes acre 200 2.70 540
Interest On operating capital, 7 moe. 89%
per annum dollars 11,820 .0525 623
Total cash expenses 12,493
III. Non-cash expenses
Bull depreciation head 4 140.00 560
Buildings and machinery
Total non-cash expenses T1N
IV. Total expenses 13,649
V. Return to land, labor,
capital, and management 6,929
a 85% calf crop; 17% cow cull rate with heifer calves saved as replacement, and 4 bulls. b Choice grade.
c 115 AU wintered.
d Production costs $25/ton from surplus grass (including mowing, baling and hauling).
THE FLORIDA CATlTLEMAN /JUNE 1979 / 71
to governmental units in the counties. quent sales of pastureland, the appraiser SSince ad valorem taxes are an impor- often has difficulty finding comparable
tant revenue source for government, the slsweetopreso atrln
HEREFORD potential burden on real property have similar characteristics and similar
ownersr, like cattlemen, is substantial. productivity. In addition, much pastureFOR ASSISTANCE IN land in Florida has a speculative comLOCATING HEREFORD What'is farmland appraisal? ponent in its market price. Therefore,
BULLS OR FEMALES Appraisal of farmland is a process of finding comparable sales where the
Oblgaton predicting the most probable selling pastureland changed hands strictly for
No Cost ... No Obiain price of property if offered for sale a rea- agricultural purposes is often difficult,
sonable legho ie h akt sometimes impossible. For these reasons
Conac yor merca vaueoffarmland is the estimated pre- te market approach is used sparingly in
Hereford Association diction of the highest price in dollars establishing classified use value for
Field Representative: which a buyer would pay and a seller pastureland.
RICK HICKENBOTTOM would accept provided both were fully th tapoc:Wenapasr s
220A Airport Rd. informed and acted intelligently and te cost approach, a value is placed on
the pastureland and then on the contriAthens, GA 30605 voluntarily. It is simply an appraiser's bution of improvements to the pasture.
(404) 543-0014 estimate of current value. Supply and The value of the improvements to the
demand actually determine the value of pastureland is normally the current estiHer fod Bllsfarmland on the open market. mated replacement cost of the improveHerfor BulsDevelopment and land speculation ments (at the time the appraisal is
Diamond C. Ranch, Inc. have been significant forces in driving made), minus the appraiser's observed
the market values of some farmland depreciation. The value of pastureland
Harry Cobb much higher than could be justified by (normally estimated by the market
Route 3, Box 93-C its earning ability in agricultural pro- method) is then added to the contribuDonalsonville, GA 31745 duction. That is, yields from the farm- tion of improvements to calculate the
912/524-2263 land and unstable markets may not total estimated classified use value.
generate sufficient income for the note Hence, this approach inherently holder to make his mortgage payments assumes that value and cost are the
Performance Tested over the length of the loan. The Florida same, which is not necessarily true in
HERFOR BULSlegislature has tried to relieve the tax many cases. For example, the value of a
HERFOR BULSburden on land maintained in "bona newly installed pasture irrigation sysFor Sale fide agricultural use" (good faith tem is more than the current cost of its
at commercial agricultural use of land is installation since the system is expected
C ORRIGAN RANCH based upon; length of time land has to improve the stand in the future and
P. 0. Box 3130, Beach Station been so utilized, continuous use, pur- subsequently increase pounds gained
Ph: 305/567 7141, 231-2442
Vero Beach, Florida 32960 chase price paid, size in relation to spe- and profits.
I cific agricultural use, care of the land via Often called the cost of reproducREGITERD HREFRDSaccepted commercial agricultural prac- tion approach, the cost approach, like
REGSTREDHEEFODStices, and terms of the leasing arrange- the market approach, is used sparingly SMOAK tT ment if applicable, etc.) by making in pastureland appraisal. Why? Because
~1~~j special provision for taxing farmland at most value accrues to pastureland
H H USE a 1=1 rates more in line with the land's earn- whose selling price is determined more
na BEing capacity. This provision, popularly by current use and income potential
RA CHreferred to as the "Green Belt Law," than on the current cost of improveRon & Martha Soakf. M. 3, Box 204-1 provides for assessing farmland on the ments. This approach is used primarily Madison. Fix. 32340 904/973-2304 basis of its present agricultural use and in condemnation (eminent domain) prothe income potential from that use. This ceedings. Here the government takes Registered Herefords agricultural use value is often called the (condemns) pastureland for a public use
PINE ACRE RANCH classified use value. The ad valorem tax (for example, widening a road) and the
Citr, Foria 3627is annually levied upon this classified owner is paid just compensation (usualCoplr, Floie262 use value and not the market value, ly in dollars) for what he loses. The
~CIfF~m~conedil46-JFund 114- commonly called the just use value. replacement cost of any improvement to
-CHFSamMc~nal H46-JFDuny 154-the pasture that is taken is appraised
-PA Mischief Aster 307 apoce n htvle de otevleo h
G. P. Leitner, Mgr. Appraisalaprahsadtavauadetohealefte
904/595-3806 904/591-2180 There are three basic approaches pastureland (by itself) can represent the
_Located 12 Mi. North of Ocala on US 301 property appraisers utilize to arrive at just compensation to the land owner for
____________________________ classified use values for farmland; the its loss. The owner's physical loss market approach, the cost approach, (pastureland and improvements), and the income approach. They normal- though he is compensated (money), ly use all three approaches when et- becomes the general public's gain (wider Eefordo mating classified use value for farm- ra)
HeefrdFamland. However, in Florida, the market In come approach: The main
and cost approaches are used sparingly appraisal method used to estimate Even with today's high commercial for reasons pointed out later. First, let's classified use values in Florida is the prices, we at El Dorado have kept briefly examine these three approaches income approach. The value of pastureprices on our registered cow/calf to classified use valuation, land is estimated by capitalizing expectpairs and heifers at reasonable levels Market approach: Evaluation by ed income from it under typical
to fit the needs of our purebred cus- market data is based on the assumption management and production practices tomers. Come by for a visit, that one tract of pastureland is valued found in the area. "Typical" refers to
Lorin & Gladys Anderson the same as recent sales of like tracts, those generally accepted management
Similar factors include such items-as ele- techniques performed on crops the land 4301 South 301 vation, soil type and productivity, grass is suited to growing. Capitalization is
Dade City, Florida 33525 variety, nearness to transportation the process of converting expected net
Telephone 904/567-3413 routes and markets, and improvements income into a land value. The classified
to the land. use value of the pastureland is estiIn areas where there are only infre- (Continued on page 94)
72 / THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN / JUNE 1979
Tom Childs, Lake Placid, was reelected
- president of the Florida Hereford Asso* ciation at the group's annual meeting,
- held recently at Gainesville.
Ron Smoak, Madison, was named
vice president at the meeting, and Don Berry, Kissimmnee, will remain secre*tary-treasurer. rDirectors named to two year terms
at the meeting were Pat Corrigan, VeroBeach; Ed Gregory, Jacksonville; Lovet- .-
te Jackson, Gainesville; Curtiss Quar- .- *-
rier, Callahan; and Dan Childs, Lake 1 0
Polle HerfordPlacid, director ex-officio.
P le HeeodHoldover directors include Sid S*
Range Type Purebred Bulls Sumner, Bartow; Grover Walker,
DeFuniak Springs; Ralph Thompson, Using 2 sons of 13-212, also 1 son of WP (iolquitt, Georgia, and Tom Cochrane,
Victor H 125 V/497. Fort Meade. JO-su-L
J. L. Wetherington In other business, the group voted to
912/242-4721 revise index scores required for entry FARMS, INC.
2201 Newbern Dr., Valdosta, Ga. 31601 into the annual Southeastern Pen Bull Registered Hereford Cattle
Show and Sale at Bartow. A sale com- of Rgalph Thompon, Gen. Mar.
Manual Horned Hereford Bull Sale mittee headed by Dan Childs was 1ff 9158-3637 Res. 912/753-2230
Each October At Wauchula e appointed to study the changes. COLOUITT, GEORGIA 31737
Childs reported that the 1979 South _______________Stl H u eeastern Pen Bull Show and Sale will be Heretords are lust naturally better Ask us about
held on November 28-29 at Bartow. breeding Herefords and become an active breeder.
Hollow Farm Association president Tom Childs also FLORIDA
reported that the Florida Junior Here- HEREFORD
HUME, VIRGNIA 22639ford Association annual field day mayASO IT N
HUME, VIRGNIA 22639be held in conjunction with the BartowASO AT N
event this year. TOM CHILDS, President
Rt. 3, Box 710, Lake Placid, Fla. 33852
CROOKED LAKE RANCH Telephone 813/465-2020
Registered Polled Here fords Farm exports up!
Pat Wilson, Inc. 813/635-4804 Bus. U.S. farm exports to Hong Kong, which JOESle Herefrds.Owners 813/635-3787 Res. totaled $130.3 million in 1975, jumped
to $206.1 million in 1977 and then to Bul Fo aea- l ie
P. 0. Box 65, Frostproof, Florida 33843 $359.4 million last year.
Performance is our Business. Hong Kong is only about 400 square M. &-r.Evi oe
miles in size but it purchased $1.8 bil- Phn 40/4565
lion in agricultural products in 1976. ot o 1
M I C E LThe U.S. competes closely with Barvle a 01
M ITC ELLThailand frthe number two spot as a
HEREFORD FARM major supplier. The People's Republic
Performance Tested of China is the leader.
Polled Hereford Cattle Advertise Regularly
Lumber City, Ga. 31549
t 912/568-4236 or 586-3263
For Hereford Bulls Call RVRDVD AC
CK Ranch 1116 N. Edgewood Avenue
Sam Paylor 913/2254745 Jacksonville, Florida 32205
BROOKVILL, KS 7425Hord sires: RWJ Victor 212 114, HWJ BROOSVILE, S 6425Victor 330 HH25, Ind HWJ Victor 266
'The BMG Profit Breed DON BERRY, right, Kissimmee, was
Polled Herefords honored with a special award in recognition of his many years of service as secre- RDR (94 78-32 87f. 11a
tary-treasurer of the Florida Hereford 190 879-16530
P W K P" DAssociation during the organization's
AssocIpbon annual meeting in Gainesville. E. D.
Contact: Gregory, Jacksonville, made the pro- REGISTERED
LUCIAN WELTY / 14041 228.4445 sentation. (Photo courtesy American POLLED HEREFORDS
1203 Ethridge Mill Rd.,Griffin, Ga. 30223 Hereford Association.
THE FLORIDA CATITLEMAN / JUNE 1979 /73
SDOAe k?~lace W
REGISTERED POLLED HEREFORDS
RIE PLE H. E *.R Registered
Herd' SiresBreeding Stock
.F VICTOR 7110; 561For Sale
-.R D .MIN At The Ranch
Fred ,,c ,'rs ager JEFF MOTES, Palatka, showed the grand
Rt. 1,lBo 1lachua, la. 32615 Mrs. Snead Davis, Owner Bill Snead, Mgr. champion steer at the Putnam County
Telephone: (9442220Phone (904) 462-1453 Fair, the steer was purchased by Publix
CIRCLE (.) RANCH Malloy Hereford Ranch
Clermont, Florida 32711 Victor Dominos
RHF Victor 865-161 (Ranger) "With the Malloy Accent"
HERD SIRES CTR Victor C34
RWJ Victor J3-168 Al Home of: RWJ Victor J133 76
RWJ Victor J3-212 Al Al Certificates Available
Mr. & Mrs. T. F. Thompson, owner Mr. & Mrs. Dallas Malloy, Owners
Phone 904/394-3053 P. 0. Drawer G, Marianne, FL 32446
Raising Polled Herefords since 1956 (office) 904/526-2672 (res.) 482-5196
Herring Hereford Farm BAXLEY FARMS
Polled Hereford & Quarter Horses
Breeding Profituble Polled Built on economically important traits
Herefords Since 1955. Harold Baxley 205/886-2913
H. W. Herring, Jr. Howell Baxley 205/886-3088 RESERVE GRAND champion steer was
912/872-3316 Tommy Baxley 205/886-2855 exhibited by Donna Mullins, Palatka, the
Rt. 2, Whigham, Ga. 31797 Rt. 4, Graceville, FL 32440 1193 pound steer was purchased by Winn
RWJ Victor Dominos REGISTERED POLLED HEREFORDS
"Trojan Style" Two youth steer
Foundation Source Quality Simrnmentals
Continuing to linebreed RWJ Practical Performing Polled Herefords. ECHO D E LL FARM shows covered
Two youth steer shows and sales held in RW FARMS Joe Harvey, Owner Jakin, Ga. 31761 Florida were covered recently by memMr. & Mrs. V. H. Jones Route 1, Box 157 Office: 912/524-2131 (Donalsonville) bers of The Florida Cattleman staff. 912/874-6105 LESLIE, GEORGIA 31764 Farm: 912/793-2081 Shows covered are Bradford-Union
County Youth Fair, Starke, and Young Acres Ranch .f Victor Dominos Putnam County Fair Steer Show and
New Trend Polled Herefords "That Pay Their Way and Sale, Palatka.
Performance Records Cattle Make A Profit" Winners and other key highlights of
Service Age Bulls Briar Farms the show follow.
Bred and Breeding Age Females Creek
For information on our Performance Cattle: E. D. and Pauline Raulerson 912/632-4492 Putnam County Dwight L. Raulerson 912/632-4785 Jeff Motes, Palatka, showed a Limousin H. Y. Tillman Route 3, Alma, Georgia 31510
1207 W. Park Ave. Valdosta, Ga. 31601 (Continued on page 79)
POLLED HEREFORD BULLS POLLED HEREFORDS
Bred for Beef-Polled for Profit
SAM SELLS Annual Bull Sale Oct. 27, 1979
& Sons Field Day June 2, 1979
& osFLORIDA POLLED / V,/,
P. 0. Box 1175 0 Farm 912/782-5281 FORD SS'N
HERE ORD SS'NLinebred Bulls for Commercial Cattlemen Moultrie, Georgia 31768 H R F R AS ,e. ulsJim Belisle,rdlCt!..
Rt. 4, Box 292 Route 5, Moultie, GA 31768
MEMBER, GEORGIA B.C.I.A. Quincy, Fla. 32351 912/324-2602
REGISTERED POLLED HEREFORD BULLS HEREFORDS
SINGLETARY FARMS TheseBulls Are, Prresently Available A. J. and R. C. Singleta
BLAKELY, GEORGIA 3172
SOUTHW OOD FARM Ph: 912/723-3525 (Office) 723-3196 (Res.)
Ph: 904/877-1158 TALLAHASSEE, FLA. 32302 P.O. Box 191 2 Mi. NW OF BLAKELY ON HWY. 27
74 / THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN / JUNE 1979
EATON PARK, FLORIDA FEED PLANT
813/682-6144 MainOffice 813/688-8471 Delivery P.O. Box 116, Lakeland, Florida 33802
Where nutrition comes first.
FLORIDA CLUB CALF 4th ANNUAL
Florida Club Calf Breeders will award a $50 credit toward the next June 30, 1979 p urchase to anyone winning Grand
C ham p in honors, at the County or 12:00 Noon State level with a steer purchased
A 1979 Grand Champion Steers
65 Top at Central Florida Fair, Polk
County Youth Fair, North FlorQualty A gusida Fair and three carcass
Simmental and LOCATION-Faciliies located north of
New State Faigrounds on U.S. 92 at Chinia tersmedium of Intersat 4 and U.S. 92, east of Tam pa ( h mile west of U.S. 301 on
- U.S. 921.
,J. M. Fields
All calves have been preconditioned, implanted, fully vaccinated, and weigh over 450 pounds. These types of steers can do the job for you as they did last year in winning shows across the state. Nowhere in the Southeastern United States will you find a better group of calves with greater potential to win. Try to attend this momentous even!!Flri
MANY OFFSPRING OF BLACK JACK WILL BE SELLING! States
For nfomatin cll o wrte:Fair Grounds
SAM ROBINSON Fo nomto alo rt: HARVEY E
8205 Simpson Lane Route 3, Box 418-X t
Lakeland FL 33801 Valsico, FL 33594
Ph: 813/858-4373 Ph: 813/689.7401
THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN / JUNE 1979 / 75
FGrazing cool-season annual pastures with
growing, lightweight beef heifers vs. steers
N O W TO by J. E. BERTRAND the rates of II and nine pounds per acre,
ARC, Jay respectively. All pastures were planted
Cool-season annual pastures, c on October 17 and 18, 1977. A complete Coo-seso anualpatursconsist- fertilizer (8-24-24) was applied to all ing of a mixture of rye, Rye grass, and t planting-time at t ao
Crimson clover, have produced good pastures at planting time at the rate of
o m inoaoct gains with growing, lightweight beef 250 pounds per acre. Three applicaBeemaser reeersUniersl tees. ecase ighweihtbeef heifers tions of 100 pounds per acre each of l steers. Because lightweight beefhe ammonium nitrate were made during
G enrall can usually be purchased considerably the grazing season. Grazing began on
80g 0 Loop 410 cheaper (approximately $10.00 per December 13, 1977.
- it's350 hundredweight) than comparable lightweight beef steers in the fall in north- Performance and economic data for GPM South Tower west Florida, the use of heifers for graz- the 163-day grazing period are listed in
San AntoniTexa782ing these pastures needed to be Table 1. Steers gained (P<0.01) faster
evaluated, than heifers (1.95 versus 1.58 lb./head/(512) 341-1277 Thirty-two lightweight (average 413 day, respectively). The animal gain per
pounds) feeder heifers and steers of acre was 521 pounds with steers and 425 British breeding (Angus and Angus X pounds with heifers. The stocking rate Hereford crosses), grading U. S. Good per acre was very similar. Therefore, or better and each treated with a 36 mg because of the more rapid daily gain, ear implant of Ralgro (a protein steers had a larger gain per acre per day CARTER BEEFMASTERS anabolic agent), were weighed and allot- than heifers (3.20 versus 2.61 pounds,
ted at random from breed and sex respectively). "Quality with Quantity" groups to two experimental groups of The cost of gain was lower for steers
JMC Ranch eight steers and two experimental on pasture than that of heifers ($19.58
1053 Sunset Dr., Lake Wales, Fl. 33853 groups of eight heifers each. The four versus $24.00/hundredweight, respecJohn & Martha Carter groups, utilizing two groups (replicates) timely) (Table 1). The off grazing cost
Owners Mack Padgett, Mgr.
Ph: 813/676-1474 Ph: 813/638-1985
Ranch located 3 mi. west of US 27 on SR 640
Table 1. Performance and Economic Data of Growing Beef Heifers and Steers
TALLEY Grazing Cool-Season Annual Pastures (1977-78)-ARC, Jay(a).
Item Heifers Steers
Inc. Initial no. of animals 16(b) 16
Breeding Age Bulls & Heifers Length of grazing, days 163 163
For Sale At All Times Avg. initial wt., lb. 410 416
W. G. Talley Sr., Owner 904/787-3579 Avg. final wt., lb. 667 734
James C. Richardson, Mgr. 904/787-3401 Avg. gain/animal, lb. 257 318
P.O. Box 817, Leesburg, Fla. 32748 Avg. daily gain, lb. 1.58 1.95**
Animal days/acre(c) 269 267
Stocking rate/acre(c) 1.65 1.64
GENE THOMPSON'S Gain/acre, lb. 425 521
ROCKING Gain/acre/day, lb. 2.61 3.20
Pasture c6st/cwt gain(d) $ 24.00 $ 19.58
T Avg. cost/head of feeder(e) $147.60 $188.03
Pasture cost/head of feeder $ 61.82 $ 62.20
BEEFMASTERS Total cost/head of feeder(f) $209.42 $250.23
Commercial Bulls for sale Offgrazing cost/cwt(f) $ 31.40 $ 34.09
Mike Honeycutt, Mgr., P. 0. Box f
Mc Neil, MS 39457 AC 601/798-6502 (a) Rotational grazing of a mixture of 'Wrens abruzzi' rye, 'Gulf' Rye grass, and 'Dixie' crimson clover.
(b) Initially, two groups of eight calves each.
(c) Additional grazer animals of the same type, sex, and size were added and Promote BEEF removed as needed to keep the forage uniformly grazed.
(d) Pasture cost = $102.00/acre.
e very day... (e) Heifer calf cost = $36.00/cwt and steer calf cost = $45.20/cwt (includes cost
of animals, hauling, veterinary costs, feed, etc.). Support Your (0 Does not include labor and management.
** Significant at P<0.01.
Florida Beef Council
per treatment, were assigned to two per hundredweight, excluding labor and TIlE lEOME OF treatments (steers versus heifers) on management, was $34.09 for steers com"PROFIT LE BEEFMASTERS" pasture. pared with $31.40 for heifers.
The pastures consisted of a mixture Under the conditions of this study,
We always have a good selection of Breeding of 'Wrens abruzzi' rye, 'Gulf' Rye grass, the difference between the initial cost Bulls and Females available for your needs, and 'Dixie' Crimson clover. Each group between steers and heifers was $9.20 per
of eight initial animals grazed four 1.25 hundredweight; whereas the difference W wveI acre plots in a rotational system. between the cost per hundredweight
The rye was planted in row widths of between steers and heifers at the end of seven inches with a grain drill at the rate the grazing period was $2.69 (Table 1). of 80 pounds per acre. The Rye grass The steers had gained 61 pounds more P. 0. Box925 Gonzale, Texas 78629 and Crimson clover were top-seeded than the heifers and were 67 pounds
__(512)_672_5____ over the rye with a cultipacker-seeder at heavier.
76 / THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN / JUNE 1979
When you combine a top bull battery with one of the breed's largest, most carefully selected cowherds, the results are predictable.
Every calf crop gets better.
Every set of replacement heifers performs better, adds more class or eye appeal.
Every group of purebred and commercial bulls offers greater potential.
In short, constant improvement. Something you Zipperer
can always expect from Zipperer Beefmasters. Proven herd Beefmasters
sires like "Beauregard" help make it possible. (1) 97374/.O Bx 5
For Beefmasters you can rely on, look for the-&. (13 4-3663/O Bo 4
THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN / JUNE 1979 /77
BEEFMASTERS Rickards tops
"The Hottest Breed Going" BBat Tifton
For your seed stock needs contact the
Florida-Georgia offices or the following Rickards Beefmasters of Kenansville
members was the top volume buyer at the fourth
annual Southeastern Beefmaster
1 Barfield Beefmasters 9 Galling Creek Beefmasters Breeders Association Sale, held April 13
P. 0. Box 356 Pavo Rd., Box 290 April
Immokalee, FL33934 Thomasville, GA31792 at Tifton, Georgia.
2Barrow's Farm Beefmasters 10 Royal Beefmasters The Florida rancher was listed as
Rt. 2, Box 696 1052 Barnhorst Rd. purchasing 12head for $26,9
Orlando, FL 32807 Bartow, FL 33830rchasing eight head for $26,900.
3 Carter Beetmasters Other Florida buyers at the sale were
1053 Sunset Dr.
Lake Wales, FL 3353 Charles Harmon, Arcadia; Zipperer
4 Circle RBeefmasters Beefmasters, Fort Myers; Tom Barfield,
a4675 Ro wellRd. N.E. Immokalee, and Gamble Creek BeefMarietta, GA 30060
5 Dry Creek Beefmasters masters, Parrish.
Fit 4, Box 318
Maranna, FL2446 Sale officials reported that 45 lots
6 GambleCree~ RanchBeefmasters 11 Seven Lazy Eleven Beefmasters grossed $113800 to average $2529. A
R. 1, Box 221 Star Rt., Box 76 r e d of t average showed 1
Parrlsh, FL 33564 Clewiston, FL 33440 13 breakdown of the averages showed 18
7 Banner Lee Jr. & Son Beefmsaters 12 J & S Beefmasters cow/calf pairs averaging $3181, four
Rt. 3 Fi. 2, Box 172-A tw-erodblsavrgd$45 he
Pavo, GA 31778 Adrian, GA 31002 13 W. Talley Beefmasters two-year-old bulls averaged $2425, three
8 Ron DonBeetfmasters P. 0. Box 817 yearling bulls averaged $2016; 10 bred
Rt.3 Box72 LeeburgFL3274 heifers averaged $1840; and 10 open
Chipley, FL 32428 14 Varner Beefmasters heifers averaged $240
P. 0. Box 31 heifers averaged $2240.
SAlturas, FL33820 The. top selling lot was a cow/calf
P. Boxsr 40 consignment from Dixie Beefmasters,
R. Myers, FL33902 Enigma, Georgia. The 1972 cows sold
Write or Call for more information with a three month old bull calf at side
by Showboy II for $7700. The buyer was
Kaffie Brothers, Corpus Christie, Texas.
FLORIDA-GEORGIA BEEFMASTER Top selling bull was a three year old
BREEDERS ASSOCIATION consigned by Bear Creek Farms,
Chapter of S.E.B.B.A. Franklin, Tennessee. Mountain View
4675 Roswell Rd., NofE Marietta GA 30060 Beefmasters, Edgeville, South Carolina,
Phone:404/3-8., r0 purchased the animal for $3650.
The sale included consignments
from nine Florida Beefmaster breeders.
Syler Sales Management, Inc.,
Advertising Aids Burton, Texas, handled the sale
Your Personal reek management duties, and Gerald Bowie,
Salesmanship Beefmasters West Point; Georgia, was auctioneer.
Rt. 4, Box 318
Contact any of our fieldmen Marianna, FL 32446 Harry Flint
for full details. (904) 579-4641 heads Lee cowmen
e RON DON Harry Flint, Lehigh Acres, was elected
DON president of the Lee County Cattle101 ff CATTLE COMPANY men's Association for the new year.
I Serving as vice president is Nick
t tle11m Beefmaster Cattle Armeda of Fort Myers, with Jim
AND LIVESTOCK JOURNAL RonnieHartzog Ph:904/638-7859 English, Alva, elected secretary.
P.O. Box 1030 Donnie H. Duce Ph: 904/638-4064 Treasurer is Manny Elint of Fort Myers.
e 30 1 Reelected as state director was Nat
Kissimmee, Fla. 32741 Rt. 3,Chipley, F.32428 Hunter, Fort Myers.
Directors serving at the local level,
REGISTERED POLLED SHORTHORNS all from Fort Myers, unless otherwise
Growthy-Rugged P mot BEEF indicated are: Curtis W. Skates; Dave
TB & Bang's Certified Herd Langford, Alva; Paul Flint; Ronnie
Fully Acclimated for Southern Conditions every day... Flint and Hilton Sapp.
Paul Ragans, owner. 5 Support Your
Route 2 Ph: 904/971-5417
Mdison, oas o. 2340 Florida Beef Council Zipperer renamed
an Beefmaster prexy
7 Jennie Lee Zipperer, Fort Myers, was
SMITH RANCH 7 LAZY 11 reelected president of the FloridaSHORTHORNS 7 Beefmasters 7 Georgia Beefmaster Breeders AssociaPolled and Horned .. Rogers Farms, Inc. = tion at a recent meeting held at Tifton,
Our herd is Federally Certified for Brucellosis (No. Georgia.
400) & Accredited for T.B. Ronnie Perkins, Mgr. 813/983-9701eorgia.
Pauline N. Smith-Owner Pete Marks, Herdsman 813/983-7039 Serving with Zipperer will be Bob
813/293-2930 Winter Haven, Fla. 33880 Star Route Box 76 Grebe, Bradenton, vice president, and
RanchoffSR542on BuckeyeRd. 3n miles N.E. Clewiston, Fla. 33440 Eddie Sheek, Marietta, Georgia,
78 / THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN / JUNE 1979
PAMELA MYRL CARTER, showed the grand champion steer at the Bradford- th al ne
Union County Steer Show. The steer sold to Publix for $3159.
Steer shows Roll
(Continuedftom page 79)
cross steer to grand championship DdIU[
honors in the Putnam County Youth Steer Show held April 18, in Palatka.
Publix purchased the 1193 pound steer for $2.60 per pound to net young Motes $3101.80.
Donna Mullins showed the reserve s Hard outer shell to resist weather, 0No expensive, troublesome belts
champion steer. The 1193 pound protect quality or chains used in bale formation
Limousin cross steer sold to Winn Dixie for $1.80 per pound to bring Miss 0% ton bales in hay or stover, 10 to 0 21-roll system makes uniform
Mullins a total of $2147.40. 15 tons per hour capacity density and size bales every time
The sale saw 21 steers sell to bring a total of $26,666.84. The total poundage of steers was 22,039 to bring the average Who says round balers have to be a tangle of belts and
price per pound to $1.21. chains that stretch or break? Not Owatonna. We've
Publix was the volume buyer pur- developed the 595 Roll Baler and if you appreciate
chasing seven head for $4998.74. Winn Dixie was the second high buyer taking simplicity, dependability and a better end product all
five steers for $2817.13. rolled into one, it's the baler for you. Now in stock
Bradford- Union at your Owatonna dealer:
Pamela MyrI Carter, a 4-H'er from Union County, showed the grand champion steer at the Bradford-Union T V Il,1 LJM kM.
County Youth Steer Show and Sale, held March 30, at Starke.
The 1053 pound Limousin cross steer sold to Publix Markets for $3 per pound to net Miss Carter $3159. Miss Buy Now-Limited Production
Carter received $930 in add-ons to bring FLORIDA DISTRIBUTOR:
the total sale price of her steer to $4089.
Jon Brown, a Union County Pounds Motor Company
FFA'er, took reserve grand champion- Winter Garden, FIL (305) 656-1352
ship honors with his 1145 pound Limousin cross steer. The steer sold to the Community State Bank of Starke for $2.49 per pound.
Thirty one steers sold in the sale to gross $48,158.04 and average $1553.48 per head. The gross sale weight came to 34,231 pounds for an average sale It's Your Future
weight of 1104. The average price per pound came to $1.40.
Sale officials reported that with add- You can help to insure it by joining and supporting your local county ons and ring sales the sale total came to cattlemen's association, an afliate of The Florida Cattlemen's Associa$69,240.71. This brought the average tion. We're all working towards a better future for all of us.
price per pound to $2.02 and the average per head to $2233.57.
Publix Markets was the volume C isw r ngf ry u
buyer purchasing six head for $11,134.55. The second high buyer was the Columbia County Livestock Market with three head for $5213.07. _________________________________THE FLORIDA CATITLEMAN / JUNE 1979 / 79
He's one of our most consistent producers of top quality calves. He sired the exceptional bull calf at upper left that went with the record setting cow-calf package at our 1978 sale.
His heifer pairs have sold for premiums.
Better still, the performance of his calves has been remarkable. His 1978 bull calves averaged wi iu Nr
654 pounds at wean- lW -'!LIj) iUiIIM&SOS
ing; the heifers, 577 Pan
This year's calves are even better.W arPan
yArs1 A Colorful Route To Extraordinary
old, he's sound and aggressive-settling 30-40 cows in LeJ111a11'tv our 90 day single sire breeding program.
War Paint. One of our many proven herd sires. Another reason why Barfield-bred purebred Beefmnasters and commercial bulls lead the industry in performance and dependability Barfield Beefmasters. The Difference Between Good ... And Great!
Fred Barfield, Travis Wise P.O. Box 356/Immokalee, Florida 33934 (813) 657-3611
Plans set for Angus events
The board of directors of the Florida Angus Association met during the Beef Cattle Short Course at the University of Florida, Gainesville, and discussed plans forcoming events. The meeting was chaired by J. R. Thompson, Marianna, presiCharles R. Jenkins, Lakeland, chairman of the annual bull sale, reported the event would be held again this year at the Polk County Agriculture Center, Bartow. Sale date is December 8 with the bulls scheduled to be graded by a group of Registered Angus Cate commercial cattlemen and extension personnel on December 7. Jenkins said Tom
Gammon of Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, would cry the sale. ~ ~ Leroy Baldwin, chairman of the fourth annual Southeastern Futuristic Angus
Show and Sale, reported the dates would be February 13-16, 1980, at a site to be LAND & CATTLE CO., MNC. selected in central Florida. Baldwin said it was important for Florida breeders to
BERT MICKEL, Mgr.patcptbynmntncatefrhevn.
P.O. Box 308, Citrs, FL 32627patcptbynmnigctlefrhevn.
(between Ocala and Gainesville) Lisa Bozzuto of Lake City was selected as Angus Queen to represent Florida
at junction U.S. 301 and Fla. SR 318 at breed events in and out-of-state.
904/595-4761, 4771, 4491 In a preliminary meeting of Angus breeders, John Crouch, Mauldin, South
Carolina, regional manager for the American Angus Association, presented comLEMMON ments on Angus programs in general and showed slides on genetic defects.
Registered Angus Ca title
Nina, Harvey, 8, Donnie Lemmon C itR\ aT a u n
Herdsman: Floyd Berger C itR a ,T a u n
Ph: 404/553-5124 or 404/553-391 1
P. 0. Box 524 Winter take Angus honors
WOODBURY, GEORGIA 30293
______________________________________ Winners at the Putnam County Fair (reserve junior heifer calf champion), Calvin Winter, TallaAngus show, held recently at Palatka, hassee: Sport's Pride, Miller; listd b clss t th f hreeplaes, Early summer yearling heifers, calved 5/1/77 thru GL V R FARMS lsebycastthfirst trepas, 6/30/77 (1)-Gore Lady Northern 1627, (intermediate
with the number of entries in each class champion), Dale, Nancy, & James Bacon, Zephyrhills; Qualit~ngusJunior huil calves, calved 3/1/78 and after (2)-Dotsun's Quaty~gusshown in parentheses, follow: McHenry 328 (grand champion, junior hull calf champion),
Complete A. 1. Service, All Breeds Walter W. Teague, Aahurndale; Legend Battlestur (reserve
Junior heifer calves, calved 3/1/78 and after (2)-RW junior hull calf champion), Glen M. Farms, Plant City; Wade Glover, Owner, Ph: 813/737-2441; 752-3501. BAR's Cover Girl 36, RW BAR Custom Fitters, Ocala; Junior hall calves, calved 1/1/77 thn 2/28/78 (1)Eddie McMillan, 813/752-4608. Briarhill Blackhird 4768, George & Viola Miller, Zephyr- Cawjo Rita Trouhadour 9229, Winter;
Ri. 5, Box 319-C, Plant City, FL 33566. hills: Early summer yearling hulls, calved 5/1/77 thru 6/30/78
Junior heifter calves, calved I/I /78 thra 2/28/78 (3)- HI)-RW BAR'S Northern Sensation 104 (reserve grand Stardust Erica 650,grand champion,junior heifercalfcham- champion, intermediate champion), RW BAR. pion Jeanne Chitty, Micanopy; Macedon Blackbird SI I5.
CYPRESS GAY JINGO CC PRESIDENT 345
CYPRESS CREEK RANCH
Box 2000, Johnston Rd., Dade Cit, Fla.
Bill & Melba Straigis, Owners 904/588-25714
Billy Sanders, Herdsman 904/588-2951
Hom of IF RD S of WY 7p
Marana, FI 3246GRAND Champion Angus bull was STARDUST Angus Ranch, Micanopy
90448-252exhibited by Walter W. Teague, Auburn- showed the grand champion Angus
dale, at the show in Palatka. female at Palatka, shown by Jeanne ChitRegistered, Top Quality Angus
Bennett's Angus Ranch
P.O. Box 8, Phone 904/594-5202
GREENWOOD, FL 32443
THE BEST IN BREEDING STOCK
as well as
100% Wye Bred Angus Bulls Saames Forms
Box 545 Balnbriige, Georgia 31717 CALVIN Winter, Tallahassee, owned the RW BAR Custom Fitters, Ocala, showed
Telephone (91;t) 246-5964 reserve grand champion Angus female at the reserve grand champion Angus bull at
the Putnam County Fair. the Putnam County Fair.
82 / THE FLORIDA CATITLEMAN / JUNE 1979
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EFFECTIVE FLY FIGHTERS.
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The ROL in FRM Mineral Mix is both highly effective and entirely compatible with the environment. Beneficial insects like dung beetles develop naturally and unharmed. Also, manure from treated animals may be used as fertilizer on crops grown for human consumption.
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Free Choice FRM Mineral Mix with ROL@(RabonOral Larvicide) lets your cattle protect and treat themselves. Start feeding your cattle FRM Mineral
I Mix with ROL now, and continue through[4out the fly season. You'll be giving them an effective weapon against a real profitreducing enemy--flies. Horn Fly Face Fly House Fly Stable Fly See your local FRM dealer today.
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By stopping development at this vital R _1
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And FRM Mineral Mix with ROL will ',TR
not harm your cattle. There are no ad- Flint River Mills, Inc.
verse effects on health, weight gain, Bainbridge, Georgia
THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN / JUNE 1979 / 83
Continental Animal Seienee lfighlights
Breeds by JOHN E. MOORE
Willbe faturd inUniversity of Florida
the September issue Effect offorage maturity on hay quality
of T e FlridaMaking high-quality hay in Florida can tant factors to know when balancing
of he lordabe a challenge. When grass is growing rations, but voluntary intake of TDN is
Cattleman. well, it may be raining every day and a better estimate of quality because it is
this means that hay-cutting is put off for closely related to animal performance: Editorial content in another day, week or month. It is the higher the TDN intake, the higher
generally known that grasses decrease in the performance. this issue will focus quality as they grow and mature. Of
on some of the course, there is a trade-off between yield Florida research
and quality; as the time between cut- In cooperation with 0. C. Ruelke of the Continentals and tings is increased, yield increases but agronomy department, Suwannee Bertheir use in Florida. quality decreases. Proper timing and a muda grass and Pangola Digit grass
careful watch on the weather can help were grown in pure stands on Pine Acres If you are a b e d r produce the desired yield and quality. Ranch near Citra. Early in the season,
breeder"i i ha s ae uliy nitrogen was applied (100 lb./A) and the
of xotcs" t i Wha isforaeqaiy winter and spring growth of grasses and
aloa good way to The best way to describe forage quality weeds was removed (May 27 for Suwanalsois in terms of the performance of the nee, June 4 for Pangola). Nitrogen was
promote your herd to animals eating it. The highest quality again applied to Suwannee after the first
Florida Cattlemen. forage (e.g., alfalfa) may support daily cutting (50 lb./A). First regrowth was
gains of growing cattle equal to those harvested at two week intervals through achieved with grain. This level of 12 weeks of regrowth. After each cutClosing day for performance is not expected with Flor- ting, the cut areas received nitrogen (100
advertising space ida's summer perennial grasses, how- lb./A). Second regrowths were hariAu ut5. ever. In some cases, beef cattlemen may vested after four to 10 or 11I weeks
want their cows to only maintain regrowth in late August and September.
Write or call weight, and there is no need to have The cutting schedule is in Table 1.
for more information. highest-.quality hay for them. Hays and artificially dried, chopped
Crude protein and total digestible and fed free-choice to sheep in order to nutrients (TDN) content are often used determine voluntary intake and nutrient
loesd to indicate hay quality. These are impor- digestibility. Estimates were made of
de ____________at~itlem aff Table 1. Effect of maturity on hay quality
1( AND LIVESTOCK JOURNAL kPoen TDN' TDN2
Kissimmee, Fl.371of cut Regrowth M% M% (times M)
Suwannee Bermuda grass
SZ-YEQAIY6/10 2 20 63 1.6
ABERDEEN-ANGUS 6/24 4 14 58 1.4
7/8 6 9 55 1.3
THOMPSON BROS. FARM 7/22 8 8 48 0.9
J. R. and Bruce Thompson, Owners 8/4 10 7 46 0.8
RL1, Box 6S1 Marianna 8/18 12 6 45 0.8
PH: 904/482-8522 Florida 32446 Second regrowth:
____________________ 8/31 4 18 57 1.8
9/1 6 13 50 1.4
9/2 8 10 44 1.2
9/3 10 7 42 0.9
Clark Angus Ranch Pangola Digit grass
6/18 2 18 65 1.7
Registered Angus 7/2 4 12 62 1.5
7/17 6 10 62 1.3
Breeding quality cattle acclimated 7/30 8 10 59 0.9
to South Florida and the Gulf Coast 8/12 10 8 52 0.7
Performance Testing 9/25 12 7 53 0.8
9/8 4 18 63 1.7
J. P. and Marion Clark 9/15 8.5 6 52 0.8
P.O0. Box 308 9/711 7 50 0.8
Punta Gorda, Fla. 33950 9/17 tmte rmdgetbeogai atr
Phone 813/639..2146 2TNetmtdfo iesil rai atr
or 813/625-5390 2TDN intake expressed as a relative value where: 1I the maintenance requirement (e.g., a value of 1.4 is 140% of the maintenance requirement).
84 /THE FLORIDA CATT'LEMAN / JUNE 1979
Solid research proves, a
c rs confirm: Angus are the
ost profitable for feeding.
Do you have to feed your cattle too long to make the In a University of Illinois survey of 226 slaughter and USDA Choice Grade? processing plants, an amazing 65% reported that
Are you tired of being docked for over-fat, low- Angus, including crossbreds, provided the most yielding steers? useful and profitable product-the reason for
Then switch to Angus. Research proves today-, s market-topping prices. Angus and Angus crosses get out of the feedlot And today's modern Angus and most Angus fast-with both the quality and yield grade you crossbreds are big enough to gain 3 lbs. a day and need for top prices. still finish at 1,100 lbs. or less. They're efficient
Tests at the University of Wisconsin showed Angus converters of feed and economical to handle. grade Choice from 15 to 65 days sooner than other So why don't you feed Angus-for higher-quality breeds-saving you feed time and labor. and higher-yielding carcasses with less time in the
Kansas State University proved Angus have a feedlot-for more money? genetic advantage for marbling in less time, with- Remember, research proves, "They're worth more out putting on excessive outside fat as occurs in if they're black!" most other breeds. You get Choice grade plus high yield. American Angus Association
3201 Frederick Blvd., St. Joseph, MO 64501
"WATCH THEM GROW" TDN content and TDN intake. TDN
PERFORMANCE TESTED BULLS intakes were divided by the maintenance TDN requirement to give an
GRAHAM ANGUS FARM estimate of overall quality. A value of
1.0 means the hay could maintain
Rot ,Box 587, Albany, Georgia 31701 weight when fed alone; below 1 .0 means
Rout 3,WtoMr r.FodWgeOfieMr im ols ateMr that supplement is needed. A value of
0.12 T. 02 Watson 43gr24 Mrs.) Fly4Wger9fic-gr7imyBwls 9CtleMr 1.8 indicates a "good" quality hay.
(912 43-022 (92) 42-949 (12)439-695Table I presents the results of our
study. With increasing maturity
Baldwn Anus ~(r egrowth interval) there were decreases Bald in A gusRanc ea~ mee a Y a *Wd in protein, TDN content and TDN
FEATU RES Modern Angus Performance by intake. In all cases, grasses cut at six
weeks regrowth or earlier had protein of
Emnulous Pride 135 MARSHALL PRIDE 408 nine percent or more, TDN of 50 per100% cent or more and TDN intake of 1.3 or
Golden Certified Meat Sire SWAINSBORO, GEORGIA 30401 more times the maintenance requireRanch 5 Miles North of Ocala off 1-75. Donald A Gerald Hooks, Bill Allbritton, Mgr.
904/62J-4574. Leroy Baldwin, owner. Owners-912/562-3SSS 912/562-3200o ment. In only one case did 8-week hay have a TDN intake above 1.0 (Suwannlee, second regrowth). The TDN conSYKES ANGUS RANCH tent of Suwannee was lower than that of
Pangola at comparable stages of
6342 Sykes Roed Ph: 305/633-5134 Sc e r r o regrowth. There was little difference
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. 33406 Land & Livestock between them in TDN intake, however,
Featuring the breeding of Black Watch because the dry matter intake for
President 239 son of 1964 Grand Champion Ankonlan Preaident. And Hidden Gordon Johnson, Lake Worth, FL Suwannee was higher than for Pangola.
Hills 0B53, a grandson of famous Phone 305/965-1473 Second regrowths tended to be slightly
_______________________ 2.________________ higher in protein and TDN intake than
____________________________ first regrowths of the same number of weeks. Second regrowths may have been
BROOKS HILL FARM FLORIDA less mature because it took longer to
regenerate new growth from the crowns
Quality Angus atrheprevious cutting.
JonH yler werA gsis' In order to insure having Suwannee
Ph. 226-1675 adPnoahywt nuhqaiyt
Verlyn Denney, Mgllr.-Pertne 410 W. Verona St. adPnoahywt nuhqaiyt
Ph. 735-3350 Ph: 305/846-2800 maintain weight, they should be cut
Thomasville, Ga. 31792 KISSIMMEE, FLA. 32741 after no more than six weeks regrowth.
__________________________ ___________________________ If a longer interval between cuttings
can't be avoided, the resulting hay will
Black is Bountiful GR E 1Wneed to be supplemented with energy
Come see us for your needs. iBreeders of and possibly protein. It might be
Breeding performance Angus Cattle superior angus. desirable to make a cutting of hay
featuring the best of Big Elban and during mid-summer, even if it rains, in
Emulous bloodlines. PO Box 1240 order to make a higher quality hay in
Jenkins Angus Ranch Ocala, Florida 32670 late summer or early fall. Maturity,
7221 Old Polk City Rd., Lakeland, FL 33801 Day Phone (904) 732-4800 rather than date of harvest, is the factor
Visiors: Alw3/s5Welcom Night (904) 732-3363 which determines the quality of the
visiors lwas WecomeI PAsummer perennial grasses such as RerDon't Forget Our muda grasses, Digit-grasses, and Bahia
Dispereal Sale, June 2 Florida Headquarters For gass
MARSHALL PRIDES gass
Angus Ranch B LE E D
Curtis Hughes, Farms Angus business
Owner Rt. 2, Box 53B shows strength
Ph: 813/722-3168 Lake City, Fl. 32055
R. R. 1, Box 455 Palmetto, Fla. 33581 904/752-2541 Registrations of purebred Angus cattle
were up nearly 20 percent the first six
*** ** ** I*t months of the 1979 fiscal year reports C.
J Angus Farm s *Perbormaenc T.td* K. Allen, executive vice-president of the
U P Reg. Angus catt* American Angus Association. The
Angus Cattle For Sale ** increase, according to Allen, reflects a
at all times STARDUST RANCH strong beef market and record demand
Bill Graham, Owner fo*nu reigsok
Rt. 1, Box 435 Hen and Jeannette Chitt fReAgsrediong sortck. io
akka, FL 33551 ~Phne7Qalnesvlle) 904Reisraios2orth1prid O0
MyakF335 MICANOPY, FLORIDA 32667 tober through March) were 163,299
Ph: 813/322-1601 ** ***** ** ~ head compared with 136,637 head for
the same period in 1978. Transfers,
which reflect sales, were at 84,249 head,
REGISTERED ANGUS BULLS up nearly five percent from a year
Service Age and Ready to Work earlier.
Suitable for Commuercial or Purebred Herds The number of new Angus herds
being started, as reflected by new
SOUTH WOOD FARM members joining the Association, was
also up by more than five percent. Total
Pht: 904/877-1158 TALLAHASSEE FLA. 32302 P.O. Box 191 new Angus Association members for the
- I period was 1254.
86 /THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN / JUNE 1979
N. B. Hunt Ranches Largest Ever Production HEIFER SALE
Saturday, June 16, 1979-10 a.m.
Fort Worth Stockyard, Fort Worth, Texas
Offering 6000 choice heifers weighing between 650-750 pounds and ready for breeding. Sorted from 35,000 heifers. All are calfhood vaccinated; all open with the exception of 1000 head which have been pasture exposed to Brahman bulls.
TYPES IN THE OFFERING Brangus Charolais/Angus crosses
Braford (tiger striped) Charolais/Hereford crosses
Black Baldface Charbray
ALL LOT SIZES WILL BE OFFERED Available for inspection by appointment. Contact: N. B. Hunt Ranches
Office at Richardson, Texas Ph: 214/234-8191
THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN / JUNE 1979 / 87
The Welcome Mat is Always Out Charolais sale
The Florida-Georgia Charolais Association Invitational Sale struck an average of $1273.50 on 54 lots, on May 12, at Tifton, Georgia. The sale grossed $68,770.
Five bulls sold to bring $7145 and average $1429 per head, while 49 females grossed $61,625 for an average of $1257.65 per head.
The top selling animal was a female with calf at side that was owned by Henry Douglas of K-Bar Ranch, Zephyrhills. The pair was purchased by Malcom Commer, Fairfield Plantation, Jonestown, Mississippi, for $3400.
The high selling bull was consigned
If you are looking for top polled Charolais females or top perform- by Barton Charolais Ranch, Tallaing polled Charolais bulls. CALL or COME BY. Chalais, anedfersonillto Geloryland
Volume buyer was Commer who
Harlan & Dortheann Rogers purchased 12 head for $16,900. The
second high buyer was Sans Souci Farms, Ocala, with purchases of six lots ROGES BA HRfor $7750.
The sale was managed by the Florida-Georgia Charolais AssociaCollins, Mississippi tions and the auctioneer was Roy HerePhone: 601/765-8848, 765-8881 ford, Faunsdale, Alabama.
Rivenbark for '79-80
CHAROLAIS Rocking K Ranch Bennie Rivenbark, Brooksville, was
and CHARBRAY CATTLE Establishedl951 named president of the Hernando
Charolais & Charbray County Cattlemen's Association during K RANCH Our Bulls are guaranteed the group's annual meeting held on
Henry Douglas HAL KEATS, President April 21.
Ph: 813 782-1571 Ph: 813 782-1936 Ft. Lauderdale 305/771-9010 Others elected, all from the BrooksZEPHYRHILLS, FLORIDA 33599 DON KELLY, Manager vile area, were Arlie Neal, vice presiu.swofzephyrhllsonMorrisBridgefld. Okeechoubee 813/7634981 dent; John F. Mason, treasurer, and Al
Directors are J. 0. Batten; Lanny DUNCAN CHAROLAIS FARM CSEcent J Ranch Fulmer and Bob Potter. State director is
For Sale Quality Charolais FOR SALE AT ALL TIMES Derrill S. McAteer.
Open and Bred Heifers Purebred Charolais bulls & heifers Continuing in unexpired terms as
Performance Tested Bulls 3/4 Chianina bulls & boilers directors are S. J. D'Andrea; Anthony
Wm. J. Broussard. Bob Porter, Foreman Roller and J. B. McMullen. Tum Jackon, Farm Mgr. Bob & Arlene Ducan, owners M.D. Owner Rnco w i. h Honorary state director is John L.
Rt. 1, Box 111 2307 S.E.l14th St. 1355 S. Hickory St. oftHolopaw, Hwy. 441 Hnrr tt ietri onL
Tgnall, Ga.30668 Ocal Fla32670 Melbourne, Fla. 32901 Ayers and Melvin Kelly is honorary
Ph. 404/285-2383 Ph: 129-2629 305/892-5010 (Ranch) 305/727-7632 (Office) county director.
BRANDIFF SUBSCRIBE NOW! Feed association
CHAROLAIS RANCH FEEDERS KNOW what sets meeting dates
Purebred Bulls for Sale CHAROLAIS can dol The Florida Feed Association will hold
Professional feeders know what Charolais its annual convention on July 12-13,
Ready for service sired steers and heifers will do In the 1979, at the Sand Piper Resort, Port St.
feedlot, and the kind of carcass they Lucie. LOR reedng roduce under today's new grading stanL Breedingards. The emphasis Is on fast gains, low Gene Spencer, Tampa, president of
feed costs and high quality, high cutting the association, said the featured carcasses. There's a Charolais breeder speaker at the event will be a special Owner-A.H. Brandiff near you ... let him show you how to sekra h vn ilb pca
Owner-A.H.Brandiff produce the mostfrom your cow herd, representative of the USDA.
Mgr.-A.H. Brandiff, Jr. Florida Charolais Ass'n Appearance is scheduled for July 13.
Ph. 813/322-1724 Jackie Brittain, Secretary In addition, Spencer said that
Rt. 1 B 34-D Route 4, Box 541 Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Jim
, ox Citra, Fla. 32627 Williams is expected to attend the event.
Myakka City, Fla. 33551 Phone: 904/591-2708
Affiliated with American Int'l Charolels Ass'n
88 / THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN / JUNE 1979
PE NNIE S
Research indicates that fly and worm control contribute to heavier, healthier animals.
Horn and face flies and internal parasites often cause reduced feed efficiency,
slower gains, and reduced production in cattle which appear to be
perfectly healthy. Thus, it is up to you to protect them from
these pests. You can do so, efficiently and economically, by feeding them products containing phenothiazine.
Phenothiazine controls horn flies, face flies, and internal parasites and it reduces the contamination of pastures with their larvae. So when pounds are more important to you than pennies, feed products containing phenothiazine. You'll be dollars
ahead in the long run.
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and Wormer Block! Make new Purina Check-Fly and Wormer Blocks
*CONVENIENT AND ECONOMICAL part of your herd health program. Feeding your animals
New uria Ceck-ly nd orme Blcksjust 2 ounces per head per day at a cost of less than 3 is New uria Ceck-ly nd orme Blcksthe economical way to provide BOTH Fly and Worm provide you with an easy, inexpensive way to control control without handling the animals. the development of Horn Flies, Face Flies, and Worms at only 2 ounces per day consumption. See your local participating Purina Dealer. ..
New Purina Check-Fly and Wormer Blocks 1F"_ ur7a.
contain high quantities of Phenothiazine. These blocks 1o u ia. are extremely effective in helping your animals combat Pan i o
BOTH Fly and Worm parasite infections, with research today.
Mole crickets.: IFAS research project bag ~jr
byP .KOEHLER, D.E. SHORT and C.S. Th e A eerhproject
by BARFIELDThne IASrsac
University of Florida During the spring and summer of 1977, jtarm o
18 entomologists in IFAS were working
Mole crickets caused in excess of $100 in some aspect of the mole cricket at Ocala, of course
million damage in Florida from 1976- problems. In the fall of 1977, the chair1978. Pasture, turf, vegetable, and field man of the department of entomology & Mr. and Mrs. John D. Corr, Owners crops were affected most severely. Mole nemnatology submitted a request for Outstanding Full
cricket damage to these commodities special funding on mole crickets in Flor- French and occurs throughout the southeastern ida. In 1978, this request remained Purebred
U.S. Approximately eight million acres unfunded; however, $9500 in emergency Charolais of pasture is grown in Florida, provid- funds was made available from the vice Located I mi. west FAK
ing forage for the livestock industry, president's IFAS account to be used for of 1-75 on U.S. 27 Bahia grass is a principal pasture grass, mole cricket research. Unfortunately, O A
and is a preferred host for mole crickets, this amount was well short of the 946252 Statewide, 30 percent of Bahia grass has estimated needed amount of $125,000 /6250
been damaged severely and four per- per year for five years to adequately cent completely destroyed by mole fund this serious research need. In early MADISON POLLED
crickets. In some locations, 100 percent 1978, the Florida Cattleman's Associa- CH-AROLAIS
of Bahia grass pastures have been tion backed the special funding request. SFSrRylSm5
destroyed. As a result, the Florida legislature has Ou r o300ls Herd S5r
Every year the mole cricket problem appropriated $60,500 per year to fund Su onsld Daughtes Her Sae
appears to get worse and complaints of mole cricket research.SosadDuhesFral poor control with recommended Thus, in the latter part of 1978, an GLENN D. VIRGO
chemicals continue to be heard. WFAS interdisciplinary effort was launched to Rt. 7, Bo910&T/877ase,7278 30 entomologists have been aware of the develop a usable Integrated Past49-,TlaseF.320 problem and have initiated a research Management Program (IPM) for mole I Polled French
project toward solution of the problem. crickets. This effort envisioned basic HRLI
and applied research toward first under-CHR AI
Historyof the rojectstanding the life system of mole crickets, W S I
Hitr fthpoetthen developing methods for control or HRLIRAC
Research on mole cricket control in management aimed at attacking Ed&DtWsi
Floid etedsbak o 94 wen vulnerable points within those life 196SayOk
information about the life cycle of mole systems. T .1hseFa 20
crickets was published by the Florida Department of Agriculture. IFAS 1978-79 Research 943599
researchers have worked on mole In the initial year of finding, emphasis
crickets to determine effective chemical has been placed on identification of long Join
control measures, periodically publish- and short-range goals, establishment of ing papers in the 1950's and 1960's. In initial experimental designs, and recruitthese studies, chlorinated hydrocarbons ment of an overall project coordinator. were found to provide the most success- A project coordinator (Dr. Carl Bar- YOUR
ful mole cricket control. Unfortunately, field) with a major time commitment to around 1970, most chlorinated hydro- this project was hired in November, carbons were prohibited for use on 1978. His responsibilities included pastures. Concurrently with the ban of disbursement of funds to cooperating Local
chlorinated hydrocarbons, the mole researchers, taking the lead role in cricket problem appeared to worsen, identifying and coordinating research
In the 1970's, mole crickets emerged activities, and drafting a state research COWVBELLES as a major pest in Florida and WFAS project on mole crickets. Despite these research was intensified. Studies were initial administrative activities, headway conducted on sound production, light was made in research areas. behavior, and basic habitats of mole I) Chemical control (Received 33.10 Association
crickets from 1973 to 1976. From 1970 percent of funding). A variety of baits to 1979, Field studies were conducted on and attractants were evaluated as carapproximately 75 insecticides. Every riers of mole cricket insecticides. Some insecticide registration for mole crickets chemicals currently cleared for use in Feed Florida Molasses in the U.S. has been backed by WFAS pastures were screened for effectiveness go
research, against mole crickets. . .a godsource of
Insecticidal control of mole crickets 2) Basic ecology (Received 30.14 mineral elements
has consisted mainly of soil treatments percent of funding). To understand the with granules, drenches, and baits. In biology and ecology of any organism, pastures, baits appear to be the only one must be able to sample that feasible method of control. Presently, organism in all its life stages. Sampling toxaphene five percent bait, trichlorfon mole crickets is a major problem (Dylox, Proxol) five percent bait, and because of their subterranean existence. malathion two percent bait are the only Studies were initiated toward designing mole cricket controls labeled for pasture trapping funnels and utilizing electronic use. Baits should be applied during sound devices emulating cricket calls June, July or August and preferably ("artificial crickets") to attract adult Florida Molasses Exchange, Inc. immediately after a rain. Moisture mole crickets. The ability of organisms Phone 305/996-7711, P.O. Box 507
encourages mole cricket feeding activity to find mates and disperse to suitable Belle Glade, Fla. 33430
on the soil surface. (Continued on page 99)
THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN / JUNE 1979 / 91
Gentle Red Brahmans Congress '79 set for Colorado
LiVestock Marketing Congress '79 is slated to be held at the Marriott Hotel in
Peace Valley Denver, Colorado, June 13-15. The event is being conducted by Livestock Merchandising Institute, one of LMA's allied organizations.
Ranch The theme is "Riding The Cycle: Are There Workable Alternatives for the
Industry and Consumer?" Congress General Chairman Robert Walker noted, "I can guarantee my fellow Trade Group subscribers a Congress they'll never We Invite you to inspect the largest forget."
Red Brahman Herd in the
E. D. Rogers, Owner
Route 1, Box 97
Zolfo r1prns, Fla.33890 Brahman breeders have strong
Ph: 813/735-5561 *
Gary Shiver, Manager showing at Putnam Fair
Located nm eatRoffod 6Springs Winners in the open Brahman show Females, calved 9/1/76 thru 12/31/76 ()-Sutra Kabar
_________________________ held at the Putnam County Fair, 1, Kabar;
Females, calved 3/1/76 thru 8/31/76 (l)-Berta Kabar Palatka, listed by class to the first three 1, Kabar; places, with the number of entries in Bulls, Calved 3/1/78 thru 4/30/78 (6)-WWT I Ula
1 -~ Sugar 23/28, Tilton; AEW Manso Bevo 39, Cresent0
Gentle, Gray Brahmans each class in parentheses, follow: Ranch, Kissimmee; 57 OLP ME Resoto, Mrs. 0. L. Partin;
thru 4/30/78 (6)-LMT Suzy Bulls, calved 1/1 /78 thru 2/28/78 (4)-HTP Powell's Big Females, calved 3/1/78 tr4/07 6-MSuy John 103/i, H. T. Powell, Winter Park; LMT Keno Sugarta
D. T. Davis Ranch Loxcrata 262/8 (reserve grand champion, junior cham- 257/8, L. M. Tucker; LMT Duke Sugarta 254/8, L. M.
pion), Santa Barbara Ranch, Clewiston, and L. M. Tucker, Tucker; Bulls, calved 11/1/77 thru 12/31/77 (2)-HTP Tifton, Georgia; WWT Gina Gem 86/68, W. W. Tilton, Powell's John 98/7 (grand champion, junior champion), Don and Darlene Davis, Owners Palatka; Miss JCC Mansopartee 241, James C. Chapman, Powell; JCC Emperor 230, Chapman;
Rt. 1, Box 256, Zolfo Springs, FL 33890 St. Cloud; Bulls, calved 3/1/77 thru 8/31/77 (2)-Elephante 730
Telephone 813/735-4774 MEFemales, calved I1//79 thru 2/28/78 (5)-62 OLP Miss (reservejunior champion), Santa Barbara; Loxey Kabar 195,
MEResoto, Mrs. 0. L. Partin, Kissimmee; Miss JCC Kahar; Mansopartee 232, Chapman; TA Lady Tuck Empress 902. Bulls, calved 3/1/77 thru 4/30/77 (2)-HPS Cordier L. M. Tucker; Mde Man 405, Heart Bar; Loxey Kabar 184, Kabar;
Females, calved 11/1/77 thru 12/31/77 (2)-DD Miss Bulls, calved 1/1/77 thru 2/28/77 (4)-HPS King
TUCK ER S :i HCB Ranc, T. ODara nfo Springs; HCB Lady Resoto Emperor 402 (eservOe senior champion), BHeart Bar; 42 OLP
Females, calved 3/1/77 thru 4/31/77 (3)-Miss Loxey man & Collier, Wachula; Kabar 170 (reserve junior champion). Kabar Ranch. Jack- Bulls, calved 3/1/76 thru 8/31/76 (1)-37 OLP ME souville; Miss Loxey Kabar 194, Kabar; LMT Jan T Sugarta Resoto (reserve grand champion, senior champion), Mrs. 0. 216/7, L. M. Tucker; L atn
Females, calved 3/1/77 thru 4/30/77 (5)-Miss Loxey L. Martin
Registered Brahmans Kabar 121, Kabar; Miss Loxey Kabar 193, Kabar; Miss Produce of dam ()-Mrs. 0. L. Partin;
L. M TUCER CC Ipertor 02,Chapan;Get of sire (3)-Mrs. 0. L. Partin; Kahar; W. W. Tilton.
L. M.TUCKER JCC Imperator 202, Chapman;
Route 5, Box 221 Telephone: Females, calved 1/1/77 thru 2/28/77 (6)-HPS Julian
Tifton, GA 32794 912/533-4881 Riley 594 (grand champion, senior champion), Heart Bar
Ranch, Kissimmee; LMT Lady Tuck 210/7, L. M. Tucker; Miss JCC Emperor 210, Chapman;
G. T. STACK & SONS
Suite 406-A 9225 Bay Plaza Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33619
Telephones: Off. 813/621-2117
Home 813/689-3920 t
Red and Gray Brahmans
HALES FARMS, INC.
Richard and Freeman Hales, Owners
P. O. Box 1395 Ph. 813/763-7387
OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 33472 H. T. POWELL, Winter Park, owned the HEART BAR Ranch, showed the grand
grand champion Brahman bull at the Put- champion Brahman female at the Putnam
nam County Fair. County Fair.
H. C1int Young, Jr.
P. 0. Box 345, Dade City, Fla. 33525
904/588-3713 (Home) 904/567-6767 (Office)
Brahmans Build Better Beet
Cattle available for sale
L Slant Bar C Ranch
E. L. Crews, Jr. (Lacy) Mail: Rt. 1, Box B158 RESERVE GRAND Champion Brahman RESERVE GRAND Champion Brahman
Res. Baxter, Florida Sanderson, FL 32087 bull at Palatka was exhibited by Mrs. 0. L. female was owned by Santa Barbara
Ph; 904/275-2377 Partin, Kissimmee. Ranch, CIdwiston, and L. M. Tucker.
92 / THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN / JUNE 1979
The list of names on the plaque at FGA headquarters showing contributors to the Magazine Fund is continuing to grow. To get your name on the list, a contribution of at least $10 is
The FCA board of directors approved the continuation of the fund drive through June.
With 60 percent of the members having contributed to date, the program is expected to be continued on into the new FCA year in order to give 100 percent of the membership the opportunity of participating in this program. Why don't you join with us and help make it
Mail check to:
THE FLORIDA CAT1TLEMAN MAGAZINE FUND
P. 0. Box 1929, Kissimmee Florida 32741
THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN / JUNE 1979 I93
taxesThe selection of the safe rate is an Taxesattempt to find the maximum yield, risk
(Continued from page 72) free, and most liquid alternative investmated by dividing the annual net nient for the operator. It is usually
*income expected from the land by the developed from interest paid on medium
CA MJ N S rate of return that the owner expects to denomination, short-term investments.
receive on capital invested in land. This These types of investments, like 13 week CAT LE ERV CE called the capitalization rate. Put because of their comparative safety and
FLORDA IVIIONanother way, the capitalization rate is liquid nature.
FL RIA IVSIN the current rate of return necessary to Illiquidity is a factor that takes into
entice capital to that type of invest- consideration that real estate transCarl& J Lyn Soryment, in this case pastureland. The for- actions, especially the large ones, often
Car &Jo yn Strymula for computing the classified use require months or years, and they are
value is: costly to "close." That is, farmland
Rt. 3, Box 192B Value = Annual Net Income +Capitalization Rate usually cannot be converted (sold) as
Lake City, FL 32055 To help arrive at a classified use sickly as, for eape akdpst
Phone: 904/755-3910 value, enterprise budgets can be ou stcs exape, bank iliu ditaeoitsa
developed and/or studied for the tpcl capitalization rate is compensation for crop grown on the property. A budget is the length of time needed to sell farmPOLLED HEREFORD BULLS an itemized list of expected costs, ln nteoe akt
BHRAA BULLS incomes, and resources necessary to There are financial risks on owning
ROLINSproduce a crop. An example of a 1979 farmland in Florida. The most imporROLISbudget for a 100 cow herd on 200 acres tant risks are the uncertainty of annual
AWRANCH of permanent pasture under top income and the hazard of investment
management is shown in Table I. The los.Ntrldatepiccyean
Rt.2, ox 250 Okechbee F~. 3472 estimated $18,960.70 return to land, s.Ntrldsses rc yls n
Rt 2 Bx120,OPehoee 81 3/72 labor, capital, and management was unstable markets can cause operating
___Phone:___ 813/763-2410______ derived by subtracting the $14,874 ex- losses, investment capital loss and even
pected expenses from $33,834.70 of anti- business failure. The 1947 south Florida 5. W TER & ONS cipated total revenue. Top management flood, the 1977 drought, and the recentS. AT RS S NS is defined as management decisions ly ended down price cycle and their
Registered Brahmans based on up-to-date production and negative effects on pastures, livestock
URNprice information with good cows and inventories, and business operations are
1WV RA N1 C H~1* land, and optimum timing of produc- recent examples cow-calf operators
8345 Alturas Rd., Bartow, FL 32830 tion practices. Annual return to land, would like to forget but are not likely to.
Ranch 813/533-4765 labor, capital, and management can These risks and others are taken into
Home 813/537-2147 vary widely. consideration when a risk rate is
Home 813/533-6415 1 For example, in 1977, estimated developed for capitalization.
return to land, labor, capital and Money management is necessary in
management was -$864 (Table 2). In any beef' cattle operation. A manageRegistered and Commercial Brahmans 1978, a $6929 return was estimated miert rate in a capitalization rate is com(Table 3). Why the large variations? In estofrmagighe onay
these instances, the main cause was pnesatment forh managingctesn nmoner C. H. Beville depressed beef prices at the end of the in vement l tthnreaing nuatmber
down price cycle and much higher prices prove out costly when adhered to and Telephone 904/793-2081 in the early stages of the up price cycle,. lcutn rftmris oe
BUSH NELLFLORIDA 33513 Sinceain agrculura yields,, pricseo
Sinc agicuturl yeld, pice of management is becoming more imporI products, and costs can vary widely tant in maintaining viable operations. It
from year to year, five-year moving should not be confused with the cost to
REGISTERED BRAHMANS averages of yields, prices, and costs rno aaetepoet tef
derived from past budgets and record run or maoe mlage thrprt isl summaries show a more accurate net A dvlrmmlaert sas
incoe pctue tan cstsandretrns included in a capitalization rate. EstabJam s W Scaboog h fro single year. A moving average lished by the county, this rate repreP. 0. Box 1373 simply "moves" over time in that each sents the annual tax dollars paid by
Wauchula, FL 33873 "new" year's figures take the place of property owners per $1000 of classified
813/735-0391 the now sixth year's figures when a five- use valuation per acre. For example, if
year average moving average total cost the county tax millage rate was 14 perfrom gross revenue, a net income can be cent and a permanent pasture's classiderived for the income approach for- fied use value was $200, the ad valorem Quality Brahmans mula. This net income then serves as a tax levy would be $2.80/acre (.014 x
D irno d Ra ch yardstick in projecting estimated in- $200). For inclusion in the capitalizaDia on T Ra ch come from the property in the future. tion rate, the millage rate is converted
Jim Nettles, Mgr. Longer term averages (over five years) into a percentage.
713/245-1621 for yields, prices, and costs can help pro- A percentage is given the safe, illiP. 0. Box 1182 vide even more definitive net income quidity, risk, and management compoBay City, Tex. 77414 pictures for land. nents of the capitalization rate by the
_________________________ In Florida, there is no set capitaliza- county property appraiser's office. ToQuality Registered Bra hmans tion rate or mandated method to deter- gether with the ad valorem millage permine one. The rates are developed by centage they are summed to derive a LIVE OAK PLANTATION various methods, including the capitalization rate. For example, an 8.5
Ocaa, lorda"summation method." In brief, a capitalization rate for permanent
Ocaa, lordacapitalization rate normally contains the pasture "summed" by the authors and
John King, herdsman 904/237-2863 following "summed components": a presented simply for illustrative puroffice 904/237-3401 safe rate, an illiquidity rate, a risk rate, a poses includes: a 5 percent safe rate, a .5
On SR 40, Five miles W. of 1-75 management rate, and an ad valorem percent illiquidity rate, a .5 percent risk
millage rate. (Continued on page 101)
94 / THE FLORIDA CATITLEMAN / JUNE 1979
averages $1419 BRAHMANS WILL PAY
on 22 head IN EVERY WAY!
Tucker gets two year
term as EBA president Come To See At
An average of $1419.31 was struck on 22
head of registered Brahman heifers at
the Eastern Brahman Association
Quality Brahman Sale, held May 11, at INC.
Tampa. Sale gross was $31,225. INC.
At the annual meeting of EBA M. E. (Max) Hammond, President Tel: 813/533-3713 (Res.)
following the sale,-Andy Tucker, Cocoa,
was named to a two year term as presi- C. Lee Eggert, General Mgr. 813/294-9262 (Ranch)
dent of the organization. He succeeds P.O. Box 250 Bartow, Florida 33830
Byron Johnson of Ocala.
Top selling animal in the sale was
RSR Reloto's Queen 99, consigned by "Top Testing Brahmans" PUREBRED BRAHMANS
Marcus Shackelford, Wauchula. The G.A. TUCKER & SONS r ,
January, 1977, heifer sold bred to IB G T K & SONS
Bevo 74, and was purchased by Bentley You'll Be Satisfied .
Brahman Ranch, Crewsville, for $2300. With Tucker Brahmans LRoute 0 ocoa, Fa. 32922
Second high seller was LMT Tuck Rot. 1 Box 1370 134 osa -.322
Rt. 1, Box 1340 305/636,396
210/7, consigned by L. M. Tucker, Tif- Cocoa, Fla. 32922 featuring more flesh, stronger bone,
ton, Georgia. Selling safe in calf to Mr. 305/636-2390 305/636-6840 larger size, with gentle disposition
Sugarata 1 631, Hales Farms, Okeechobee, purchased the heifer for $2050. HEART BAR RANCH CHAPMAN & COLLIER
Top volume buyer at the event was
Ronald Lott, Seffner, who spent $6650 Still producing top quality Registered Brahman
onl Le h eiffer wand Commercial Cattle for five heifers. BR H A SManso & Imperator Breeding
G. T. Stack, Tampa, was sale chair- BRAHMANS etnss a Qaty Sresd
Gentleness and Quality Stressed
man for the event, and Greg Carlton, Henry 0. Partin & Sons through Selective Breeding
Clewiston, was in charge of screening
easo A. R. Chapman and Wayne Collier, owners
Cnewsto ins. chare C ofer, Screenig KISSIMMEE, FLORIDA 32741 Ph. 813/773-9528 or 813/773-3161
was auctioneer. Phone 305/846-2168 Route 2, Box 218 Wauchula, FI. 33873
In other action at the annual EBA
meeting, Wayner Collier, Wauchula,
was elected vice president, and Mike Registered Brahman Cattle
Partin, Kissimmee, was renamed
treasurer. Don Berry, Kissimmee, was 9.OK SkaAR1
renamed secretary. J. K.STUART
The membership also passed an Registered Brahmans
amendment to its bylaws so that all past BARTOW FLORIDA 33830 1245 Orn e Ave., Winter Park, Fl5. 32789
presidents of the association will Te. 305/644-8136, Home 896-2543
become permanent voting members of
the board of directors.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Beville, Gentle, Quality BPAHMAN$
pioneer Brahman breeders of Bushnell, BRAHMAN CATTLE
were honored at the EBA banquet held
following the annual meeting. Newly Rocking I Ranch W walker Form s
elected president Andy Tucker cited the AndyWord 904/796-9767
Beville's for recently celebrating their Rt. 2, Box 385, Wauchula, Fl. 33873 Route 2, Box 28
55th wedding anniversary. Marcus Shackleford L. M. Shackelford Brooktlle, FL 33512
The sale was held in conjunction 813/773-4616 813/773-9359
with the Florida International Agricultural Trade Show at the Florida State Ranch
Fair and Expo Park. The meeting and Lazy Ranch
banquet was held at the Ramada Inn, R t WrEhmans
East, Tampa. Registered Brahmans0 0'1
East, ampa.and Quarter Horses
Directors named at the meeting tss 'Tito
were: Joe Barthle, San Antonio; Greg Joe & Jeanette Barthle fgv
Carlton; Jimmy Chapman, Kissimmee; P. 0. Box6 ,!;
Rhett Enzor, Milligan; J. Lewis Patter- San Antonio, Fla. 33576
son, Concord, North Carolina; Marcus START YOUR FUTURE
Shackelford; G. T. Stack, Jr., Tampa; BUY BRAHM ANS
W. W. Tilton, Jr., East Palatka; L. M. Quality BefBA H n AN o
Tuckr, iftn, Gorga; avidWilisMembers of EBA can offer the best in quality and blood. Tucker, Tifton, Georgia; David Willis, Registered Brahmans lines. For more information and list of affiliated breedCocoa; Ray Simms, Lithia; Carl Story, ers, contact:
Lake City; Don Davis, Zolfo Springs, Visitors Welcome By Appointment RAH-AN
Charles Reid, Clewiston, A. E. Whaley, call before 700 am B A N
Kissimmee. GLENN SUMNER RANCH A_ LOCATIONN
i 813/689-7421 D S
1507 So. Valrico Rd., Valrico FL 33594 KL
THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN / JUNE 1979 / 95
Gentle Qrey Brahmans Rodeos held
Double C Bar Ranch at Chiefland TeField day set
Registered & Commiercial TeEastern Brahman Association
Cattle an 0~1~Asummer field day will be held on
Jame C.Chaman nd akeandSaturday, June 23, at the Osceola
Jamsh Chapman644 PCRA approved rodeos were held County Agricultural Pavilion, on
Ph. 05/92-447recently in two cities. The Chiefland U. S. Highway's 441 and 192,
P. 0. Box 115 St. Cloud, Fl. 32769 Rodeo was held March 24-25, followed between Kissimmee and St. Cloud.
by the Lakeland Rodeo on April 2 1-22. Sponsors of the event will be
Registered Brahmans Results of the four rodeos, as corn- Crescent 0 Ranch, owned by A. E.
piled by Sparky Dent of Vero Beach, and Larry Whaley, and Heart Bar
1-2, and 3-year old Bulls listed to the first four places with times Ranch, owned by the Partin family
and Heifers For Sale or marks shown in parentheses and of Kissimmee.
monis wn lited folow:The program will get underway John C. Harrison moiswnlseflo:about 9:30 at the pavilion. Special
Rances hiefandtalks and demonstrations are
John & Trisha Harrison 813/322-1691 Barebacks-Jimbo Watford, Okeechobee (67) $380.24: J. ram.edfrth onigpo
Ri. 1, Box 406G. Myakk C ity, FL 33551 B. McLamh, Benson, North Carolina (64) $237.65: Bob grm
Logue, Cuniby. Texas (64) 3237.65: Glen Webb, Prairie- Following lunch at the pavilion, yulle. Louisiana (62) $95.06; a motorcade tour of area Brahman
Registered & Commercial Brahman Cattlo. Saddle broncs-Charlie Atwell, Huntersville, North ranches will be conducted under the
ACarolia (65) $192.08; Rick Whorton. Springdale, Arkansas
K DBAR RANCH (6)S144.06: Scott Fletcher, Winnsboro, Louisiana (61) direction of A. E. Whaley,
S96.4: Ray Phillips, Kissimmee (60) $24.01; Gary Williams,
H. Q. Kennedy & Sons Okeehobee (60) S24.01:
13503Ranc Rd.Ball riding-Roy Carter, Crockett, Texas (71) $309.68; 135c3snci Rda. 219Gary George, Bonifay (70) $232.26; Donald Chapman.
PH:snile 904/7573438 LaPorte, Tenas (66) 5154.84: Barry Brown, Opelika, rhra atvte
PH: 904/757-3643 Alabama (641538.71; Mike Cos. Cypress, Texas (64) $3871: a ma civte
Corner of 1-95 and entrance of Jacksonville Calf roping-Morgan Grainger, Hawthorne (10.5) ~ o nrae
Ineratonl iror.$576.24; Charlie Lowry. Sunmmerville, Georgia (11.3) sho iceae
Intenatinal irpot. 1 $432.18: Randy Barible, Dade City (11.4) $226.09: Steve
Chapnman, Lafayette, Georgia (11.4) $226.09; Brahman activities showed significant Steer urestling-Charlie Lowry (3.8) $552.72; Steve increases in all areas during the first Registered Hatrti. Avon Park (3.9) $414.54; Dan McClellan, Fort
Meade (4.0) $276.36: Robert Sanders, Dade City (5.4) quarter of 1979, according to the AmeriBRAH MANS and DEVONS $Barrel race-Layna Brown. Leesburg (15.51) $230.66:; a rha reesAscain
Aitita Beard, Morriston. (15.56) $171.01: Paula Fortner, H uston, Texas. RAY SIMMS FARM Platnt City (15.56) $171.01: Gina Brown, Leesbnrg (15.61) Eight major Brahman sales held
V. Ray Simms, Owner $ 111.36: during the period saw 299 animals gross
Ri. 1, Box 156 Ph: 813/689-3990 Lakeland $502,250 to average $1680.
Lithia, Florida 33547 Over 600 more registrations have
18 ml. SW of Plant City on Boyette Rd. Barehacks- Ellis Ballard, Sarasota (661 $196.00: George been recorded for the first quarter of Mesimer, Mocksville, North Carolina (64) $147.00; Johnny
Neal, St. Cloud (60) $49.00; Jim Watford, Okeechobee (60) 1979 than for the same period in 1978. A $49.00; Harry Wilfong, Brinson, Georgia (60) $49.00; total of' 11,216 registrations have been '-sf--i ~~~~~~~~~Saddle broncs-Ray Phillips, Kissimmee (63) $62.71: rcreln;99 n178 051wr
I~ lJuts Lashing, Okeechobee (52) $41.91: eoddi 99 I 98 051wr
RA CHBall riding-Ronnie Deweea, Dallas, Texas 173) $258.72: completed. This marks the fifth straight wwru Steve Elliott, Brinson, Georgia (72) $194.04; Bruce Zundel,
0RA CHBrinson, Georgia (71) $129.36: Richard Neels, West Point, year registrations have increased.
B\U rahma Canle Mississippi (63) $64.68: Transfer and pedigree figures have
Calf roping-Dan McClellan, Fort Meade (10.1) alocniudtofcas $395.92: Ed Fumier, Cartersville, Georgia (11.1) $296.94: locniudt improve,ofial Rt. 5, Mt. Pleasant, Texas 75455 Randy Brannon, Bartow (11.4) $197.96: Henry Rinchen, point out. Transfer totals are up more
Month Banks, Manager Plant City (12.2) $98.98:
21/572-7668 Steer wrestling- Bob Barthle, San Antonio (4.1)$38'4,16 than 100 per month. In 1978, 5161 trans____________________________ I Ed iFinter. (6.0) $288.12: Gary Dymmek. Tallahassee (6. 1) lers had been processed by the end of $192 08; Darrell Espey, Geismer, Lonisiana (6.4) $96.04: rh hsyatasesttld61 .a ~Barrel race-Paula Fortner, Plant City (16,65) $275.67; MarhTisyatnfesoald61
~5U~'m~ Linda Caninon, Plant City (16.90) $228.14: Angie Hobbs. during this same period, averaging 2171
RegIrD Red&ARy Lake~latnd (1,7.10) $180.61; Anita Beard. Morriston (17.24) mnhy nrae rm11
RAHMANre CATTL $ re109.i1: Judy O'Quinn, Ocala (17.24) $109.31. mo dineeshav
Certified Bruceflosis Free Herd in l978 to 1704, averaging 568 per
Frank Chaplin, owner __________month for 1979.
305/472-3334 ABBA officials say these figures
3333 S.W. 130th Ave. forecast a most promising year for all
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 33330 Brahman breeders.
Promote REEF National Beefalo
every day... show, sale set
The American Beefalo Association
Support Your (ABA) has announced plans for the
FlordaBeefCoucilKentucky National Beefalo Show and Floria Bef ConcilSale. The event is scheduled for November 12-13, at the Kentucky Fair and
Registered Brahmans Exposition Center, Louisville, KenWe Hve he enetc Rsoucestucky. To Imprve Any eef Rouceng ABA officials also reported that
ToI pro Am.BefPodcn HERB PEEL of Bonifay, left, was recently Jack Benedict, Newnan, Georgia, has
Progam.honored for two years of distingu -ished been named coordinator for a Beefalo
W. &Fra cesTilon service as president of the Association of Field Day to be held in Georgia this
W. &Fra cesTilon Florida Rodeos. Earl Cooper of Lakeland, summer. Officials said the date and
Rt. 2, Box 8 904/325-7684 an association director, presented a place of the field day will be announced
EAST PALATKA, FLA. 32031 plaque to Peel at a meeting in Lakeland. a ae ie
96 / THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN / JUNE 1979
Lowry keeps TRAIL-RITE
lead in Trailer Mfg. Co.
cowboy standings presents
Charles Lowry of Summerville,
Georgia, has kept his lead in the all- HAYKRADLE
around cowboy standings in Florida with earnings of $3430.98. S Completely Manual
George Mesimer, Mocksville, North e No Hydraulics 5 ROll with Gooseneck
Carolina, is the bareback leader with No Electricity
$1862.32 while Rick Whorton, Springdale, Arkansas, tops the saddle bronc Saves Labor
competition with earnings of $1837.94. Virtually
Bull riding leader is Roy Carter, Maintenance Free
Crockett, Texas, and Morgan Grainger, One Man Can Load,
Hawthorne, has the lead in calf roping Haul, and Unload
with $2168.72. Leading the steer wrestlers is Lowry with $1509.20.
Barrel race leader is Paula Fortner,
Plant City, with $2024.48 pocketed.
Winners in the various events listed
to five places, with earnings listed, f
All-around-Charles Lowry, Summerville, Georgia
$3430.98; Lyle Sankey, Augusta, Kansas $1634.29; Paul Tierney, Rapid City, South Dakota $1583.88; John Andrews, Onarga, Illinois $1070.95; Brian Claypool, SaskaLoon, Saskatchewan $1055.95;
Barebacks-George Mesimer, Mocksville, North S Me
Carolina $1862.32; Bob Logue, Cumby, Tenas $1809.35; Horse & Stock Trailers Manufactured in Florida Mickey Young, Perron, Utah $1332.60; J. C. Trujillo, Steamboat Springs, Colorado $1023.40; Steve Dunham, Horse Trailers-1, 2, 4, and 8 Horse All metal except wood flooring Calgary, Alberta, Canada $967.45; Stock Trailers-16-30 ft., even numbers New tires standard
Saddle broncs-Rick Whorton, Springdale, Arkansas Goose neck and bumper hitches Matched paint optional
S1837.94; Dave Fisher, Elkhart, Kansas $1339.09; Charlie Open and closed sides Also custom built to your specifications
Atwell, Huntersville, North Carolina $1289.26; Mel Coleman, Pierceland, Saskatchewan $1071.92; Don TRAIL-RITE TRAILER MFG. CO.
Simonton, Malta, Montana $1027.60; T.E. Hell. Owner
Bull riding-Roy Carter, Crockett, Texas $2270.19;
Monty Taylor, Allison, Texas $2061.55; Frank Blacksheer, Rt. 2, Box 1210A ST. CLOUD, FLORIDA 32769 Ph. 305/892-24U8
Castlerock, Colorado $1193.18; Ricky Bolin, Mesquite, Texas $1053.67; Jerome Robinson, Fort Collins, Colorado $823.39;
Calf roping-Morgan Grainger, Hawthorne $2168.72; Cirl R h WESTERN WEAR
Don Smith, Kiowa, Oklahoma $2016.84; Charles Lowry, and TACK
Summerville, Georgia $1921.78; Del Murphy, Avon Park $1106.91; Tom Epperson. Cherokee, Texas $984.90; AND WESTERN SHOP
Steer wrestling-Charles Lowry, Summerville, Georgia HORSE TRAILERS-CATTLE EQUIPMENTese $1509.20; Howard Klingemann, Bonifay $1163.74; Harold RODEO STOCK FOR LEASEMEN Staytun, Austin, Texas $1147.78; Paul Tierney, Rapid City, EVERYTHING FOR YOU AND YOUR HORSE G nh I
South Dakota $1127.20; John Andrews, Onarga, Illinois Route 4, Box 1000 Hwy 27 South
Barrel race-Paula Fortner, Plant City $2024.48; Layna MARIANNA, FLA. 32446 Dundee, Fla. 33838 COME SEE
Brown, Leesburg $813.00; Anita Beard, Morriston $605.75; Ph: 904/352-4952 Ph: 813/439-1033 Ben
Margaret Ames, Zolfo Springs $552.34; Debbie Brannon, Harlow $507.74.
a 7 STETSON & BAILEY HATS
Welles' cutter SUNSHINE STATE STEERS, INC. RANCH & WESTERN WEAR
in top 10 Levis 0 Wranglers 0 Lee
in Tp o J Breeders of Registered Brahmans I
]Lonsum Tiger, owned by R. D. Welles of / J. Mike Leonard, Mgr. / G 0 O !- u D
Arcadia and ridden by Curly Tully is J Box157 Acre 0 aL x S
listed in eighth place in the NCHA's Loxa1t7hAcme W4n0gler Tex3 2 Boots
listing of championship cutting horses. Loxahatchee, Fla. 33470 a 305/793-2428 26 Broadway Klisslmee, Fla. 32741
Participating in 14 events, Lonsum
Tiger has won $5199.24 through April 12. HATS 0 BOOTS 0 WESTERN WEAR S u Flord a' Ol dest
In the non-pro category Bill Talley, HANDLING EQUIPMENT I VACCINES
Jr., Leesburg, has entered six shows with NECKOVER TRAILERS & [t C o'plet
Chickasha King with winnings of HEALTH PRODUCTS -.
$1777.18. Bubba Welles of Arcadia has SADDLERY W GUNS
competed in four shows with Brigand's KNIVES I AMMO
Breeze and winning $1532.09, while JACKETS .. i
Spencer Harden, Sanford, has three I i.S t I .J.
shows and $1232.78 on Doc's Wimpy. L H Em
In the top 15 $500 novice, Eagle 1 0 [ua ,g
Raider, owned by W. V. Hoecherl, Fort Lauderdale, and ridden by Speedy mc
Richards, has been in nine shows with I INC.
winnings of $895.67 and is in first place. "The South's Largest Western Store"
Commander Ray, owned by Ron 415[S.[Park[St.
Marlowe, West Palm Beach, and ridden 4821 NW 6th St Ph: 904/376-4595 cc ,
by Salty Langford, has been in three GAINESVILLE FLA. 32601
shows with $342 won and is in ninth place.
THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN / JUNE 1979 ] 97
Raising livestock and supporting
4H'ers and FFA 'ers keep
busy in Sarasota
by ETHEL HALES STANCHL ects. Indeed, it is hard to find a project in Venice Elementary School. Her grandI met Evalena (Mrs. Charles) Vann at which he has not participated locally, at mother, Mrs. Harvey (Donna Redd) the Orlando Fair back in March. She the district or state and one of these days Tatum was a native to Sarasota, born was sitting atop a bale of hay in the he's sure to be heading for the National there in 1915. Her mother, Velma Flye dairy cattle barn. She was there support- 4-H Congress in Chicago, Illinois. Tatum, taught school for 29 years in the ing her son Toby and other 4-H'ers and Evalena and Charles feel that his 4- same area before retiring. FFA'ers from her area as they exhi- H work has been a great help in his Hobbies of Evalena are cooking,
bited and sold outstanding animals, school work, in which he also excels. sewing, raising plants and collecting
The Vann's farm-Back Acres-is The couple helps the youth in the local antiques. She shares many of her plants
located about seven miles southeast of 4-H Milky Way Club-Maurice Hiett which she says are easy to kill with too Sarasota. Farm pastures are improved, and Doris Smith are club leaders, much kindness-overfeeding or overBahia grass being predominant. Charles' family has been native to watering. Two favorites are fades and
The farm raises Angus and dairy Florida for several generations, and he begonias.
(Jersey and Guernsey) cattle and White is actively associated with the livestock Pets are a Golden Retriever, Brandy, Yorkshire hogs. industry. He is on the board of direc- and a Dachshund, Herman.
Toby is only 14 but he has been in 4- tors of the Sarasota Livestock Associa- When the son isn't busy with 4-H H for six years. He went to Florida Con- tion and is also active in the state cattle- activities he may be playing with the gress in Gainesville last year and came men's association. His father, C. B. school band. Next year he will be one of in third in the state in food and nutri- Vann, 84, lives next door to them and the four bagpipers with the Riverview tion. Canning and freezing foods is assists in the large garden which the High School Band. He plays the saxoknown to him as well as sewing, crafts, family raises, phone and bagpipes. The bagpipers
horticulture and a host of other proj- Evalena teaches kindergarten at wear plaid kilts, of course, white spats
____________________________________________________________ and colorful jackets. They are well known for their performances and have
Some items and recipes been invited to the Rose Bowl game.
Daughters are Ivy and Holly. Holly,
The printing media is alive with new recipes and I am glad to see interesting ones 16, is a junior at Riverview High School, for vegetable dishes and salads. I tried a casserole made of mashed carrots and Sarasota, while Ivy is a junior at potatoes (twice the quantity of carrots), an onion sauteed in butter and grated Howard College and is working toward cheese. It can be mixed ahead and heated through. Tasty and pretty. a degree in English. She was also an outA raw carrot salad is also easy and keeps well. To four cups of shredded car- standing 4-H'er whose projects leaned
rots, add one-fourth cup salad oil, 1 / T. fresh lemon juice, 1/2 t. celery seed, I t. to dairy animals. She raised one heifer
dried parsley flakes, 1/2 t. salt, 2 t. sugar. Toss. To a bit of the leftover salad I which became the family milkcow.
added a diced apple, a few raisins and had a new salad. The family is active in the Bee Ridge
Do you buy articles of clothing for your husband that are not right and if Presbyterian Church.
kept are not worn? Ralph and I reached an agreement several years back that when we buy something for the other that fits this category we will
return it-and no hard feelings. Makes sense! Calf pie
And so I returned a Western hat I'd bought for him. It was the right pie
size, the right color but the shape wasn't quite acceptable. He plans to continue high
clean a couple of his old hats. A friend who operated a cleaning establish- Market operators around the state conment tells him this can be done by washing them in mineral spirits. Truly, tinue to report high prices for calves
there a few places fhese days which clean and block hats-at least in small being sold.
towns. Clyde Crutchfield of Tindel LiveWatch the checks you deposit and write. Computers are poor readers. We stock Auction Market, Graceville, deposited a check to the Internal Revenue Service in our account-which was in reported that at a recent weekly auction, turn accepted by the bank, a 295 pound calf brought $1.75 a pound
Also guard your blank checks. If stolen the finder may have no trouble at all to bring $516.25. George Townsend,
in cashing them, owner of Madison Stock Yard, Inc., at
A new waitress came to my favorite restaurant where I eat most lunches. I Madison, announced at the regular aucfelt she neglected her customers, Then one day her mother from out of tion on April 24 that the $2 per pound
town was there and sat next to me. We visited. ligure had been broken that day.
Now I ask the-waitress about her mother every few days and get super At Okeechobee Livestock Market,
attention! Okeechobee, Pete Clemons reports that
the week of April 9 their sale topper was
Grandson Jay, finished now at St. John's Community College, School of the at $2.05 and the week of April 16 saw Arts, Palatka, spent a week with us before leaving for home in Kentucky. He the market being topped at $2.25.
hopes to work during the summer and return to college in the fall. He is making Clemons also said that heavy bulls and strides in his chosen field-a real love of his. And to succeed we need to enjoy our steers were bringing up to 78 cents for
work-we spend so much time at it! slaughter.
We enjoyed another Hales reunion. Aunt Bessie, oldest member, in herlate 80's was there. I saw cousins I seldom see except at these get-to- Heifers and heifer calves on feed in the gethers. If your family is not holding such reunions why do you not begin U.S. on April I totaled 3.70 million, one? There is no better way to acquaint children with their kin-folks, down 14 percent from 1978, says
98 / THE FLORIDA CAiTLEMAN / JUNE 1979
Florida team gets
fifth in beef COMUWED?
The University of Florida Livestock
Judging Team placed fifth in the beef
judging division of the Southeastern
Conference Spring Livestock Judging
Contest, held recently at Carbondale,
The team also placed sixth in sheep
judging and ninth overall. Larry
Barthle, Dade City, was second high
individual in the beef judging division.
In the evaluation portion of the contest, the Florida team placed fourth
overall, including fourth in beef evaluation and second in sheep evaluation.
Doug Frazer, Lake City, took first
place high individual honors in the beef
evaluation contest, and Charlie Holton, A o tSo k a o kN e s
Land O'Lakes, was seventh place Aoe tekmOns Yo Needsow
overall high individual. O d rT e O e o e d N w
Teamn coach for the University of
Florida team is Professor D. L. Wakeman. Other team members are: Wayne 1 Beef Cattle Science 25 Dairy Cattle Breeds
Ensminger ....................26.00 Raymond B. Becker .............17.50
Simmons, Plant City; Derek Hall, 2 Handbook of Livestock 26 Beef Production in the
Bushnell; Laura Frye, Bradenton; Roxie Equipment, E. M. Juergenaon..14.00 South, Fowler ................. 22.35
3The Stockman's Handbook 27 Careers in AgriBusiness &
T[ownisend, Immokalee, Henry Knight, Enaminger (5th edition) .......... 26.00 I industry, Stone ................ 11.65
Si Nog, amic; han4 Feeds and Nutrition (Complete) 28 Cowboy Litigation,
Jaa;Sd Mogg, J a ic;S wnEnaminger ......... *..... *.....51.50 Oppenheimer ...................8.95
Casn aeCt.5 Livestock Judging & Evaluation 29 Mechanics in Agriculture,
CasnLk Ct.(2nd edition) Phippsa.......................16.65
Hundley, Beeson & Nordby...16.65 30 Profitable Pasture Management..13.95
6 Leadership for Action in 31 Animal Sanitation and Disease
Rural Communities, Kreitlow, Control, Dykastra ...............16.75
M ole crickets Alton, and Torrence ..............725 32 The Meat We Eat, Ziegler .......... 19.65
7 Feed and Nutrition (Abridged) 33 The Western Horse,
Enaminger ..................... 37.50 Gorman..................... 13.25
(Continued from page 91) 8 Factors Affecting Calf Crop 34 Beef Cattle (6th edition)
haitt pas ajrroeinte ucesCunha, Warnick, Koger .......... 12.50 Snapp ............... ....... 18.95
haitt pay mjo ol i hesucss 9The Farm Management Handbook 36 Exploring Agribusiness,
of the species. Mating behavior and dis- 10 Morfenson, and Luening 1972..15.65 B. P. Roy . .................. 13.00
1Horses and Horsemanship 37Cooperatives, Today and
persal studies have been initiated and Ensainger ....................21.25 Tomorrow, E. P. Roy ............ 11.95
stdigthese biological processes may 11 Soil Conservation 38 Manual for the Computer
stdigKohne & Bertrand .............14.50 Formulation of Livestock
provide clues as to how to disrupt the 12 Swine Science, Enaminger ......... 19.95 Feed Mistures, W. K.
life cycle of mole crickets. 13 Cowboy Arithmetic McPherson ....................4.00
Oppenheimer..............50 39 Approved Practices in
3) Biological control (Received 14 Contract Farming and EcnmcwnePouto
1197pecntoffndng. ntil fors 5 Integration, Roy ................11.95 Juergenson & Baker ............ 11.35
119 ecnto udng.Iiil fot 5Sheep and Wool Science 40 Veterinary Handbook for
have begun to gather information on the Enaminger ....................21.25 Cattlemen, 4th edition
16 Animal Nutrition, Maynard .......... 19.50 W. Belly .............. ....... 16.50
success of a parasitic wasp, Larra 17 Crossbreeding Beef Cattle 41 Beef Sire Directory
bicolor, against mole crickets in Puerto Series 2, Cunha, Koger, Warnick ... 17.50 Charles R. Koch ................ 9.50
Rio.On pobemin18 The Feedlot 43 How to Plan Your Estate
Rc.Oemajor prbe importing Dryer and O'Mary .............. 18.50 Robert Dunaway ................ 6.70
thi wspistht plntwhchisan 19 How to Make Money Feeding 44 An Introduction to Ag. Eng.
thi wspistht plntwhchisanCattle, Simeri and Russell ... ......2.50 McColly & Martin ................8.25
essential part of the parasite's life system 20 Animal Science, Enaminger ......... 26.00 45 Swine Production inFord.Inta ses 21 Approved Practices In Dairying Carroll & Kreider ..... ..........15.50
does not occur iFlrd.ItalsesJuergenson & Mortenson ......... 11.35 46 The King Ranch
have been taken to attempt to import 22 Approved Practices in Tom Lea (Volume 1) ............ 25.00
Pasture Management, 47 The King Ranch
this plant for experimental purposes. Mcvickar Tom Lea (Volume 2) ........ ....25.00
4) Physiology (Received 9.3 percent 23 3rd Edition ....................11.35 48 Feed Formulations
2Approved Practices in Tilden Wayne Perry ............. 12.35
of funding). Conflicting literature Feeds, Feeding, Cassard ......... 11.35 49 Producing Farm Crops
24 The Handbook of Feedafuffs Lester V. Boone ................12.75
reports that the mole cricket damages Prod. Seiden & Pfander .......... 17.95 50 Financial Planning
plants in one of two fashions, direct in Agriculture
feeding or physical damage. The simple Schneeberger & Osburn ......1.95
fact is that no one knows whether mole -USE THIS BLANK TO ORDER BY NUMBER ------crickets are phytophagous, predaceous, Enclosed is (check or money order) for $ Please
or omnivorous. Often, internal send me the books as indicated by fhe numbers I hove encircled:
morphology yields clues to the 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
ecological niche occupies. Thus, initial I11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
stde eeunetknt eaiegt21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
struietre ndertanto examiinagtl 31 32 33 34 36 37 38 39 40
requirements for artifica rerngo 41 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
structure andfu cin. Nutriti oa
mole crickets have begun to be ISend to
evaluated. IAddres_______________________5) Host Plant Resistance (received I
14.08 percent of funding). Studies to
identify turf grasses with resistance to IInclude 4% Sales Tax Clip out and mail to
mole crickets have begun. Close on.0 Floria fors TH
cooperation with plant breeders is being Iforeign orders. TH CA LE N PR S
BOX 1403, KISSIMMEE, FLORIDA
(Continued on page 101)--------------------THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN / JUNE 1979 /9
besthan Dairy scientist gives review
bet tandms of DHI record program
betrta otby DAN W. WEBB by-month production summary for the
All ingredients used are of the University of Florida last year.
finest quality and our prices are Dairy Herd Improvement is a program 3) Cow Page (DHI-203)-This form
very competitive, of information for management deci- is updated each time a cow completes a
sion on air fars. Iforatio is lactation and provides lifetime inforwhatve cla, ewllprv input into the computer each month. mation on production and breeding.
wha weclam.Printouts are mailed to the farm which Information given for each lactation
provide information for evaluating herd includes: calving date, age, days dry,
performance culnag nt cowset breigl0- apodution, patrdeucinlfor
MOLASSES dryngand mangefioront cspompetulctation h mate aequaeant
CO P.provided? deviation from herdmates. Lifetime
& UPPLr C RP The "core" program consists of four total production, USDA cow index and
parts.estimated relative producting ability
For EXCELLENCE in liquid feeds and parts.regien
ENERGY without waste, we tailor our 1) Monthly Report (DHI-200)- (EP)aegvn
products to meet your needs. This printout contains one line of 4) Estimated Relative Producing
P. 0. BOX 1226, OKEECHOBEE, Fl, 33472 information on each cow. It gives iden- Ability (ERPA)-This listing provides a
PHONE: 813/763-3115 tity, pounds of milk per day for current ranking of all cows in the herd comand previous month, date fresh (or dry), pared to herdmates using all lifetime lactation to date, projected 305-day ME information. The ERPA list is printed lactation, breeding date, service sire, due twice per year. Airport Livestock Corporation date and other. Is other information available?
We have over 30 years experience In the Domestic and 2) Herd Summary (DHI-202)-This Yes. There are a number of optional foreign sales of purebred Hoisteins, Brown Swiss and sheet provides average performance for features which can be provided. The Jerseys. Our customers keep coming hack, We think the herd. Production averages are given most popular is the reproductive quality and service are the reason. Gall us for your dairy frtecretmnhadya.Ohr mngmn pca it hsoto
cafftle needs. frtecretmnhadya.Ohr mngmn pca it hsoto
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Howard Hansen Miami, Florida 33152 reproductive performance analysis, cows open, b) cows to preg. check, c)
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305-814248 cows, inventory changes and a month- other "optional services" are available.
~7 we have tot sale an inventory
ot over 600 open and bred caithood vaccinated heiferssired by some of the better
bulls in the country.
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TUCKER'S FARM CENTER
Your One Stop FLORIDA'S DAIRY INDUSTRY was highlighted during Legislative Appreciation Day in
Farm Service Center Tallahassee when Governor Bob Graham, a dairy farmer from Miami Lakes, engaged in a
201 N Elm Box2313milking contest using a sawhorse cow fitted with a surgical rubber glove udder. The event
Sanford, Fla. 32771 was a part of the festivities sponsored by the Florida Department of AgricultureanDir
305/322-1235 Farmers, Inc.
100 / THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN / JUNE 1979