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from Cactus Rose Show Cattle- 805-816-2620

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 Can you blog this for me please? All Lautner Farms genetics. I also have a handful of others like Heat Wave, Monopoly, Rocky Balboa…
This is a good rascal. Stout, choke necked, great hipped, sound, and HAIRY. I will be there to help clip and fit him with you.
DOB: August
Weight: 825
Sire: Jack Hammer (Monopoly x God Father)
Hammer Ranch herd sire
Dam: Powerhouse (Heat Wave)
Gentle enough for a beginner.

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TEXAS TORNADO IS A COW CHANGER!! CALL AND ADD HIM TO YOUR SEMEN ORDER 800-515-3284

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TEXAS TORNADO IS A COW CHANGER!! HUGE FOOTED, HUGE BONED, EXTRAORDINARY HAIR COAT. HE HAS AS MUCH BONE AND LEG HAIR AS WE HAVE EVER SEEN IN A BULL! HE IS BACKED BY THE YOUNG LAIN DONOR 57 WHO’S FIRST CALF CROP GROSSED OVER $240,000 FOR LAIN SHOW CATTLE!

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High cattle prices, availability of replacement cows persist

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Blair Fannin, Texas A&M  |  Updated: 07/28/2014

 

Texas cattle producers looking to restock herds may choose to examine all options as financial dynamics have changed due to historic high cattle prices, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economists.

A recent Financial and Risk Management Assistance report outlined several factors for South Texas cattle producers to consider when purchasing replacements. The publication was compiled by Corpus Christi AgriLife Extension economists Mac Young and Dr. Levi Russell; Dr. Joe Paschal, AgriLife Extension livestock specialist, Corpus Christi, and Dr. Steven Klose, AgriLife Extension economist, College Station, also served as co-author.

 

Current cattle prices, including replacements, are averaging 20 percent more than a year ago, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service study. Availability of young pairs and open cattle will continue to be a challenge for cattle producers looking to rebuild or expand herds. (Texas A&M AgriLife E xtension Service photo)

The Financial and Risk Management Assistance program, commonly referred to as FARM Assistance, is a computerized decision support system developed to perfect methods in risk and decisionmaking for farmers,  according to AgriLife Extension economists.

The economists used a 200-head herd in South Texas as a case study. Costs and returns on management practices were typical of the area. These may and can vary by operators. Ten-year averages were used to analyze and compare net cash farm income. Open heifers, bred heifers, young pairs, old pairs and open cows were evaluated to see which types would generate the most net income.

“As we move forward, higher feeder and replacement cattle prices in 2014 will have a significant impact on the short- and long-term profitability of cattle operations in South Texas,” Young said.

Current cattle prices, including replacements, are averaging 20 percent more when compared to July 2013 prices, the report notes. Availability of young pairs and open cattle will continue to be a challenge for cattle producers looking to rebuild or expand herds, the economists noted.

“Depending on the availability and price of quality replacements, more than one stocking strategy may have to be used to rebuild a herd,” Young said. “In fact, it would be wise to revisit these and other options prior to purchase to re-evaluate them as conditions change in the future.”

Based on current 2014 market prices and conditions, restocking with older open cows may be the most profitable strategy at present time, according to the study. Prices for open cows in the past year have not increased in proportion to other replacement females, but availability may be an issue due to previous culling, Young said. Average 10-year cash farm income per cow was $377 for open cows, while olderpairs generated $341, young pairs $275, bred heifers $346 and open heifers $209.

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Grand Champion market heifer at Decater Co fair- Sired by L369 x Walks This Way

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Rt. 66 Classic livestock show

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General Lee semen, available thru Lautner Farms! Call today 800-515-3284

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General Lee – ORDER TODAY! LAUTNER FARMS: 800-515-3284

GENERAL LEE WAS DISPLAYED AT THE 2013 & 2014 NATIONAL WESTERN STOCK SHOW IN DENVER . HE EXCELS IN TERMS OF DEPTH OF RIB AND FLANK WITH ADDED LUMBER TO POUND THE GROUND. HIS MOTHER IS A PB MAINE DONOR, SIRED BY SOONER AND FROM THE BARRY NOWATSKE PROGRAM. SHE HAS GATHERED A LOT OF ATTENTION IN HER FIRST ROUND OF EMBRYO TRANSFER CALVES FOR WATSON & MCCAULEY.

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RESERVE GRAND MARKET ANIMAL PLYMOUTH CO IOWA

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Sired by: Monopoly2 X Ground Zero

Shown By: Leah Ellensohn

Raised by: Weaver Show Cattle, Moville IA

*** Pasture Sale: Sept.15th 2014 ***

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2014 Red River Valley Fair Jr. Livestock Show- Sept 27th

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I-80 CLONE NOW $20 | ORDER TODAY! LAUTNER FARMS 800-515-3284

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SEMEN NOW PRICED AT $20 FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY! CALL TODAY AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS GREAT DEAL BEFORE IT ENDS!

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Send us your County Fair pictures to feature on our blog- text to 515-370-3886 or email to kristy.lautnerfarms@gmail.com

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Semen Available on both MAB Clones ready to be shipped! Clones now being collected at Nichols Cryo Genetics!

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Congratulations Brooke Kosinski on a great show year!

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Monopoly x Brittany 05K
Class winner Ring A & B- 5 Peaks Classic 
Class WInner- Lane Co. Fair 
Res. Overall Showman
Honored to be working with a family that does such a tremendous job every year with our cattle!

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Reimann Ranches 10th Annual Pasture Sale- Sept 22nd

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Res FFA Champion steer at the Stanislaus County Fair. Shared from Todd Fair

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 Megan Silveria and her Res FFA Champion steer at the Stanislaus County Fair. Job well done Megan, glad to see your hard work pay off! Calf was a late April born Monopoly x Fair Wicked Harriet 902W.

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UNCLE SI- SEMEN AVAILABLE NOW, THRU LAUTNER FARMS! CALL TODAY 800-515-3284

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Want to add the Shorthorn color and not give up any crossbred power? Uncle Si will deliver. Out of the same cow as War Eagle and being a full brother to Abby Badger’s steer. how can anyone not be excited about Uncle Si! In addition, he is TH FREE & PHA FREE and that is a fact jack!!  Hang on to your hat, Uncle Si will take colored genetics to a whole new level. Join in on the excitement and add Uncle Si in your breeding plans! 

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2014 RESERVE NATIONAL CHI HEIFER (UPDATED PIC)- From Nick Weaver

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Monopoly X Who Made Who
Shown By: Leslie Rogers
Sold By: Wyatt Baker
Raised By: WEAVER SHOW CATTLE, MOVILLE,IA
*** FULL SIBS SELL SEPT. 15TH ***

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Spring Born Online Sale from Dax Lautner Show Steers-Sept 1st

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Walk This Way: Order Today From Lautner Farms: 800-515-3284

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WITH SONS LIKE UNCLE SI, ABBY BADGERS STEER AND A HOST OF OTHERS, HOW CAN THIS BULL NOT BE ON YOUR LIST OF ONES TO USE FOR 2014? THIS ONE PERFECTS WHAT OTHER’S TRIED TO PERFECT. WALKS THIS WAY’S POPULARITY GAINED STEAM AS THE SEASON PROGRESSED. BE PART OF THE PROGRESSION! ORDER TODAY 800-515-3284  

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Mid-year inventory shows further declines in cattle numbers

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John Maday, Managing Editor, Drovers CattleNetwork  |  Updated: 07/25/2014

The July 1 Cattle report from USDA, released on Friday, July 25, shows reductions in almost all classes of cattle since the last mid-year report issued in July 2012. Last year, USDA did not issue a July Cattle report due to the sequestration that temporarily reduced funding for federal government agencies.

Compared with July 1, 2012

  • All cattle and calves in the United States, at 95 million head, are down 3 percent from 97.8 million.
  • Cows and heifers that have calved, at 39 million, are down 2 percent.
  • Beef cows, at 29.7 million, are down 3 percent.
  • Milk cows, at 9.3 million, up 1 percent.
  • All heifers weighing 500 pounds and over, at 14.9 million, are down 5 percent.
  • Beef replacement heifers, at 4.1 million, are down 2 percent.
  • Milk replacement heifers are down 5 percent at 3.9 million head.
  • Other heifers, at 6.9 million, are down 7 percent.
  • Steers weighing 500 pounds and over are down 4 percent at13.5 million head.

The 2014 calf crop is expected to be 33.6 million, down 1 percent from 2013 and down 2 percent from 2012. Calves born during the first half of the year are estimated at 24.3 million, down 2 percent from 2013 and down 3 percent from 2012.

The report certainly indicates the nation’s cow herd has continued to shrink, but lacking a July 2013 report, the comparisons with two years ago could mask some more recent trends. Comparisons with numbers from the last report, issued on January 1, 2014, also would be misleading due to seasonal shifts in populations of various classes of cattle, such as female calves in July being classified as replacement heifers the following January, or beef-cow numbers dropping between July and January due to late-summer and fall culling of open cows. However, the January 2014 inventory report showed a 2 percent increase in beef replacement heifers compared with January 1, 2013, suggesting some rebuilding in herds in areas where weather and forage supplies allow.

This year’s Cattle on Feed reports also have suggested producers are retaining a few more heifers for breeding. The July 2014 report for example, also released on Friday, July 25, showed an overall reduction in feedyard inventories of 2 percent compared with a year ago. Steers in feedyards were down 1 percent, while heifers were down by 5 percent. Likewise, the January 2014 Cattle on Feed report showed a 5 percent year-to-year reduction in feedyard inventories, with a 4 percent reduction in steers and an 8 percent reduction in heifers on feed. These figures suggest a modest increase in the number of heifers going back into breeding herds rather than shipping to the feedyard. Although the report shows the number of beef replacement heifers down 2 percent from that of July 2012, it seems likely the next Cattle report, in January 2015, will again show a small increase in replacement-heifer numbers.

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SEMEN READY TO BE SHIPPED FOR THIS NEW LAUTNER SIRE- “TOTAL PERFECTION” CALL TODAY 800-515-3284!!!

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When has the opportunity come along to use a black TH & PHA Free son with this much style and look??Probably never? This ¾ Maine Anjou is going to be used by the Best in the Business!! Y’not Join Em!!

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Fancy Jesse James Heifer Raised By Us! Check her out in Felicity, Ohio – Brandon Snider

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Solid Choices from Lautner Farms- make us part of your breeding line up this Spring! 800-515-3284

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Storing Wet and Modified Distillers Grains

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JULY 28, 2014

Distillers Grains

How should you store wet distillers grains to feed this fall and winter?
By: Warren Rusche, Cow/Calf Field Specialist, SDSU Extension

The market prices for distillers grain prices have dropped significantly in recent weeks. As  Darrell Mark points out in his recent articleDistillers Grains Prices Declining, prices have declined both in absolute dollar values but also as a percentage of the value of corn. For instance based on average South Dakota prices for corn and distillers grains at the beginning of May 2014, wet distillers grains (WDGS; 65% moisture) were at 105% of the value of corn. Currently, they are priced at only 65% of corn, which would be the lowest percentage relative to corn since late 2011. Modified distillers (MDGS; 50% moisture) have shown a similar decline, with the average MDGS:corn ratio in SD declining from 108% to 85%.

These reductions in the prices of distillers grains potentially represent a tremendous opportunity for livestock producers to lock in lower feed costs going into fall and winter. Purchasing distillers now and storing the feed until needed is one method to take advantage of favorable feed prices. Based on research conducted at SDSU, there are several different storage options available that have been successfully utilized to store wet and modified distillers grains.

Storing WDGS can be challenging because the product by itself does not readily stack or pack in a bunker or pile. One approach to solve that problem has been to mix about 70 to 80% WDGS and 20 to 30% roughage on an as-fed basis. That mixture can then be stored in either a bunker silo or pile and covered with plastic. Another possibility is storing WDGS in a silage bag; in this case care needs to be taken to avoid excess pressure on the bag to prevent rupture. Because MDGS contain less moisture, they lend themselves better to being stored in a bunker or pile without being mixed with other roughage compared to WDGS. In some cases mixing 10% roughage would make packing a bunker silo easier.

Using either a silage bag or covering a pile or bunker with plastic will help prevent spoilage and dry matter losses until the start of the feeding period.

What happens if for whatever reason WDGS were simply piled and left uncovered? Although that certainly isn’t the ideal way to manage this feedstuff, some recent experiments at Nebraska (Harding et al., 2012) indicate that this could be a viable strategy if necessary. Those researchers compared covered or uncovered storage of WDGS in two separate experiments in finishing and growing cattle. For the finishing study the storage began in early June and lasted for 38 days and in the growing trial the WDGS was piled in late October and stored for five months prior to initiation of feeding. Researchers compared WDGS stored either covered or uncovered for 40 days before the start of the feeding period and found that uncovered storage did result in DM losses of 6 to 12% as well as losses in fat, fiber, and protein. They saw no reductions in performance or feed efficiency in either the finishing or growing cattle when fed the uncovered WDGS, but they did note a reduction in dry matter intake for the growing calves fed the uncovered WDGS. Feeding distillers grains stored in this manner wouldn’t be recommended for pregnant livestock because of the potential negative effects of molds and mycotoxins, although in these experiments mycotoxins were not detected.

When considering whether or not to store distillers grains, producers do need to consider labor costs, costs of cover or bags, the availability of the by-product feeds, and in the case of WDGS the availability of low-quality roughage for mixing. Mark also points out that additional weakness in the distillers market is possible, depending on feed demand and the corn market, which would strengthen the case for waiting to lock in feed needs.

 

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DO YOUR HEIFERS A FAVOR & CALL TODAY FOR YOUR CALVING EASE SOLUTION! 800-515-3284

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REPORTS ARE IN, AND THIS ONE IS FOR REAL! TWO GREAT SIRES IN ONE PACKAGE! LOW BIRTH WEIGHTS AND GREAT LOOKING CALVES. DO YOUR HEIFERS A FAVOR AND CALL TODAY FOR YOUR CALVING EASE SOLUTION! 

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CALL AN ORDER TODAY 800-515- 3284

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