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August 2004


CT: August 11, 2004 15:19:50 CST
HIGH LEVELS OF SULFUR IN A COW'S DIET CAN AFFECT COPPER ABSORPTION
One of the nutritional buzz words in the beef cattle industry is copper. The need for copper in the diet has been well documented by numerous researchers in many states.

CT: August 11, 2004 15:22:20 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- A PENNY FOR YOUR ID
Peetie Womack banged the gavel—a bronzed Copenhagen can—on the heavily scarred head table, calling the special meeting of the Rio Rojo Cattlemen's Association to order. The purpose was to discuss the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) and how members might or intended to comply.

CT: August 11, 2004 15:24:16 CST
DESIGNING A MARKETING PLAN CAN BE A CHALLENGE
The most challenging aspect of the purebred seedstock business is designing a marketing plan that will reward each program for a job well done. Many factors influence the success or failure of the execution of this plan, but an experienced sales staff will usually make a positive difference.

CT: August 24, 2004 10:47:07 CST
MANAGEMENT AT WEANING IS CRITICAL TO PROFITABILITY
Besides calving, the most stressful period in the life of a calf is at weaning. This time period is vital to the cow-calf producer also.

CT: August 24, 2004 10:49:03 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- AND THEN THERE WERE SOME
Despite the record prices and opportunities seen during the previous 12 months, the beat of beef industry attrition continues, and is increasing, depending on how you interpret the summary of statistics provided in the recently released 2002 Agricultural Census.

CT: August 24, 2004 10:51:25 CST
BREEDERS MUST BUILD GOOD REPUTATION TO MARKET CATTLE
Artists showcase their talents in a gallery to sell their product. A seedstock producer's display case is the sale ring where potential customers appraise his offering.


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