May 2021 Newsletter
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Catawba Valley Cattlemen’s Association
(Eat Hamburgers, Talk, & Honor Cattlemen on the 2nd Tuesday of this month)
This month’s meeting is on Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., May 11, 2021.
Location: Hickory American Legion Fairground Tractor Pavilion (Back, West Gate).
GPS address: 1 American Legion Ave. Newton, NC 28658
6:30 Short Business Meeting, 6:45 Meeting to Honor all Cattlemen who Served in the Armed Forces
5:30 p.m. Hamburgers served at the Hickory American Legion Fairground Tractor Pavilion
Weather : ? (Dress to your comfort – outside)
6:30 p.m. – Business Meeting: Brandon Bowman, President and Dr. Amanda Whitener, Treasurer.
6:45 p.m. – Quilts of Valor ; Made by the Catawba Valley Quilters Guild (Asking each serviceman & wife to come 30 min early
Speakers: Ms. Amanda Truitt Intros: Mrs. Susan Bisulca for meeting preparations.)
7:45 p.m. – Meeting adjourned.
- Nominations for the 2020 Cattlemen of the Year can be sent to email@example.com , or call,
or text Brandon Bowman, President, or Amanda Whitener, Treasurer.
- If not able to pay earlier, plan to pay yearly dues.
- May 15 Tractor Show at this meeting place under the pavilion
- May 15 Volunteers needed to serve BBQ at the Tractor Show.
- May 22 See a horse broke in between 30 min. to 2 hours depending on the attitude of the horse by Lew Sterrett. He talks you through the whole process of breaking a horse and watch a horse change its own thinking that parallels to your life. There will be a spiritual comparison about Life, Leadership & Authority. Saturday, May 22, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Rising Hope Farms 3775 Bethany Ch. Rd., Claremont, NC 28610. FREE and all are welcome.
- June 18 The Prospect Lamb & Goat Show will be on June 18 at 6 p.m.
- June 19 The Beef Expo will occur on June 19 with Showmanship occurring late morning and cattle shows immediately after lunch.
For this meeting, Cattlemen who served in the Armed Forces, all divisions and all areas, will be honored and presented a Quilt of Valor. These special gifts made by Catawba Valley Quilters Guild take many hours of labor to put together (piece) and quilt. Cattlemen are welcome to bring their wives and children. This will occur at the Fairgrounds in the Tractor Pavilion unless weather or management puts us inside the BBQ building. The scholarship committee will be interviewing one high school senior 5:00 -5:30 p.m. before the meeting.
Beef Cattle Management Calendar for May (Made by University of TN/Knoxville)2021
Breeding season continues
Utilize breeding pastures that do not contain high levels of endophyte if
Observe performance of bulls during breeding season. If the number of
cows returning to estrus is large, try to determine the cause and consider
Maintain mineral feeders. Provide a free‐choice mineral mix containing
adequate levels of phosphorus, vitamin A, selenium, copper, zinc and other
trace minerals at all times.
CONSIDERATIONS FOR ALL CATTLE
Don’t start fly control until population builds up.
Consider vaccinating for pinkeye.
Give any necessary booster vaccinations to calves.
Obtain cow and calf weights at weaning and see your UT Extension County
Agent for information on record keeping programs. Cull cows based on
performance and pregnancy status. Make initial heifer selections, keeping
more than you intend to retain for the next breeding season.
Pregnancy test cows if not previously done.
Creep graze calves or wean and put on best pasture. If calves are weaned,
restrict pasture access for cows.
Weaned calves can be conditioned by feeding a complete dry ration for a
short period of time after vaccinating, deworming and implanting.
Start hay harvest to ensure adequate quality.
Seed warm‐season annuals for supplemental forage as needed.
Seed warm‐season perennial grasses.
Clip seed heads to prevent seed head formation on fescue and to control
weeds as needed. Consider herbicide options.
Rotate pastures as needed.