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December 2006


CT: December 04, 2006 14:55:34 CST
CULL FOR TRAITS THAT ADVERSELY AFFECT PROFITS
Culling wild cattle has always made good sense. Wild cattle are hard on equipment, people, other cattle, and now we know that they are hard on the bottom line.

CT: December 04, 2006 14:58:27 CST
PROCESS NEWBORN CALVES TO ASSURE HEALTHY START IN LIFE
First and foremost, it is important to have cows on a good plane of nutrition at calving time. Cows should calve with a body condition score of 5. When this takes place calf health and survival is at its best.

CT: December 05, 2006 14:41:09 CST
KANSAS LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS SET POLICY ON KEY ISSUES
Producers belonging to the Kansas Livestock Association adopted policy on issues affecting their business interests during the group's annual meeting December 1 in Wichita.

CT: December 05, 2006 14:43:07 CST
WYOMING RANCHER SWAP JOBS WITH FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL
Wyoming cattle producer and National Cattlemen's Beef Association member Jack Turnell was in Washington, D.C., this week to "walk in the boots" of Jay Slack, deputy regional director for the Mountain-Prairie Region (Region 6) of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

CT: December 05, 2006 14:51:56 CST
SPITZER RANCH BRANGUS REPORTS PROGRESS ON GAIN TEST
The 2007 edition of the Spitzer Ranch PERFORMANCE TESTED BRANGUS BULL SALE and “BLACK GOLD” CUSTOMER FEMALE SALE will be on Saturday, February 24, 2007 at the Martin and Martin Cattle Company, Inc. Sale Facility near Williamston, S.C.

CT: December 06, 2006 14:05:03 CST
NALF ANNOUNCES YEAR'S TOP 10 LIMOUSIN SIRES
The North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) has compiled the statistics for its recently completed fiscal year and determined the breed's most popular sires.

CT: December 08, 2006 11:04:06 CST
SIMMENTAL WINNERS FROM ROYAL SHOW ANNOUNCED
The very best Simmental and SimGenetic cattle from around the nation were on display at the American Royal in Kansas City, MO, this past October.

CT: December 08, 2006 11:06:16 CST
NALF RECOGNIZES ITS TOP PRODUCERS
The North American Limousin Foundation has compiled the statistics for its recently completed fiscal year and released its list of top 20 active breeder-members.

CT: December 08, 2006 11:14:33 CST
CAB FEEDLOT LICENSING PROGRAM HITS THE 1 MILLION MARK
A million is a lot of anything—dollars, miles or years. It's also a lot of data, and the most recent milestone for Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) Supply Development.

CT: December 11, 2006 10:36:34 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- SECRET SAINT NICKS
By the time Hooter got to Lonnie's feed store for the gang's annual Christmas party and gift exchange, the festivities had already begun.

CT: December 11, 2006 10:41:44 CST
COMMODITY INSIGHT
When does one exit a market with profits? Or, with a loss? When should an agricultural producer hedge?

CT: December 12, 2006 14:09:02 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- A CHRISTMAS STORY
My nephew and I were in a store when he spied a fake Santa Claus who'd just finished his shift.

CT: December 12, 2006 14:11:50 CST
ANGUS TIMELY TOPICS
Once a year for 123 years we have observed a new beginning, a new birth. We put away the old year and bring in the new one.

CT: December 13, 2006 13:50:02 CST
USMEF VISITS COLOMBIA TO EXPLORE ALTERNATIVE CUT POSSIBILITIES
U.S. Meat Export Federation representatives travel to Colombia next week to meet with importers, processors and retailers to gauge the viability of alternative cuts of U.S. pork and beef.

CT: December 13, 2006 13:52:34 CST
BOVIGEN ANNOUNCES USDA PROCESS VERIFICATION PROGRAM APPROVAL
Bovigen, LLC has been recognized as the first DNA testing provider to have been successfully audited and approved by the United States Department of Agriculture under their Process Verified Program.

CT: December 13, 2006 13:56:18 CST
DR. TEMPLE GRANDIN TO SPEAK AT INTERNATIONAL LIVESTOCK CONGRESS IN JANUARY
World-renowned livestock facilities designer Dr. Temple Grandin of Fort Collins, Colo., is scheduled to speak during the International Livestock Congress - USA at the National Western's Livestock Center Auction Arena Jan. 8.

CT: December 14, 2006 15:00:49 CST
COST CONTROL IS A MAJOR FACTOR FOR CATTLE PRODUCERS PROFITABILITY
In the last issue we began a discussion of some strategies for reducing the production costs on a typical beef cattle operation. In this issue we will continue this discussion and take a further look at some concepts that can be applied to helping improve your operation's profitability.

CT: December 15, 2006 09:25:08 CST
SDCA PRODUCER PARTICIPATION HELPS SHAPE 2007 POLICY
The South Dakota Cattlemen's Association held their annual convention last week in Pierre, where over 200 members helped shape the 2007 policy course for SDCA.

CT: December 15, 2006 09:27:45 CST
SIMMENTAL COMPETITORS READY TO TACKLE NATIONAL SIMMENTAL SHOW
Simmental competitors from all across the nation are putting their game faces on for the “Super Bowl of Cattle Shows,” the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colo.

CT: December 15, 2006 09:31:06 CST
ANGUS ACTIVITIES SLATED FOR 2007 NATIONAL WESTERN STOCK SHOW
Five days of Angus events, including the 2007 Super Point Roll of Victory Angus Show, junior heifer show, pen and carload show and the National Western Angus Bull Sale are planned during the 101st National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colo.

CT: December 18, 2006 11:05:21 CST
NATIONAL GELBVIEH AND BALANCER SHOWS SEE 300 PLUS ENTERED
For the first time in more than a decade the American Gelbvieh Association has more than 300 head entered in the National Gelbvieh Show.

CT: December 18, 2006 11:07:58 CST
2006 NATIONAL SALERS TOUR IS AN OVERWHELMING SUCCESS
The 2006 National Salers Tour weekend began with a luxurious dinner cruise on the Lewis & Clark riverboat.

CT: December 18, 2006 11:10:04 CST
2007 NATIONAL WESTERN BULL SALE TO FEATURE TOP ANGUS GENETICS
Angus breeders from across the country have consigned 76 lots to the 2007 National Western Angus Bull Sale, sponsored by the American Angus AssociationSM.

CT: December 19, 2006 14:03:54 CST
TOM LYNCH OF HEARTLAND CATTLE COMPANY NAMED 2007 IOWA SEEDSTOCK PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Tom Lynch of Heartland Cattle Company, New Hampton, Iowa, has been named as Iowa's Seedstock Producer of the Year.

CT: December 19, 2006 14:06:24 CST
R-CALF'S EIGHTH ANNUAL CONVENTION COMING UP SOON IN DENVER
R-CALF USA's 8th Annual Convention is slated for January 17-20, 2007, at the DoubleTree Hotel Denver, 3203 Quebec St., in Denver.

CT: December 19, 2006 14:08:51 CST
STATE CATTLEMEN'S ASSOCIATIONS TO COMPETE IN PFIZER CONTEST
Back by popular demand, Pfizer Animal Health will be hosting the “Who Wants To Be A CattleMaster?®” contest at the Cattle Industry Annual Convention and Trade Show, Jan. 31 – Feb. 3 in Nashville, Tenn.

CT: December 21, 2006 11:08:45 CST
JOHN ASCUAGA HONORED AT WESTERN NUGGET NATIONAL HEREFORD SHOW
Hereford competition heats up in Nevada the first weekend in December.

CT: December 21, 2006 11:09:52 CST
INTERMOUNTAIN COW SYMPOSIUM SLATED FOR JAN. 3-4 IN TWIN FALLS
Western cattle producers will learn about topics that are crucial to today's successful operations when the University of Idaho's 2007 Intermountain Cow Symposium convenes Jan. 3-4 in Twin Falls.

CT: December 22, 2006 08:27:22 CST
ARKANSAS ANGUS ASSOCIATION HOSTS PEN SHOW
The Arkansas Angus Association hosted its first ever pen show in conjunction with the Arkansas Cattlemen's Association Annual Convention and Trade Show, November 18.

CT: December 22, 2006 08:29:02 CST
PRECISION HAY RAKING SYSTEM NAMED WORLD AG EXPO 2007 NEW PRODUCT NOMINEE
Farmers, locally and nationwide, will soon have a new tool at their fingertips to make baling hay easier and more profitable.

CT: December 27, 2006 13:17:19 CST
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE CENTER COMPLETES FALL 2006 BULL EVALUATIONS
The University of Tennessee Central Bull Evaluation Center tested 112 fall-born bulls, 79 of which passed the rigorous requirements to qualify for the sale to be held at the Center on January 18, 2007.

CT: December 27, 2006 13:19:46 CST
IDAHO BEEF PRODUCERS INVITED TO FIVE WINTER BEEF SCHOOLS ACROSS SOUTHWESTERN IDAHO IN JANUARY
University of Idaho Extension will hold five Winter Beef Schools in January for beef cattle producers in southwestern Idaho.

CT: December 27, 2006 13:21:27 CST
EMBRYO LOTTERY RAISES FUNDS FOR 2007 NATIONAL JUNIOR ANGUS SHOW
The Arkansas and Oklahoma Angus Associations are conducting an embryo lottery to raise funds for the 2007 National Junior Angus Show, set for July 1-7.

CT: December 28, 2006 13:41:00 CST
DR. T.E. FITZPATRICK AND DON FAIDLEY AWARDED “FRIEND OF THE IOWA BEEF EXPO” AWARD
The Iowa Beef Breeds Council has named Dr. T.E. Fitzpatrick and Don Faidley as the recipients of the coveted “Friend of the Iowa Beef Expo” award.

CT: December 28, 2006 13:43:59 CST
RED ANGUS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA ANNOUNCES 2006 BREEDER OF THE YEAR
Montana Red Angus breeder Chuck Feddes awarded the Larry Mehlhoff family of 5L Ranch the 2006 Red Angus Association of America Breeder of the Year Award at the Red Angus Annual Convention in Kerrville, Texas.

CT: December 28, 2006 13:47:45 CST
NORTH AMERICAN LIMOUSIN JUNIOR ASSOCIATION BESTOWS HONORARY MEMBERSHIP
The North American Limousin Junior Association (NALJA) named Fred Clark and Jonathan Perry of Deer Valley Farm, Fayetteville, Tenn., as honorary members during the July 14 awards banquet at the National Junior Limousin Show and Congress (NJLSC) in Lawton, Okla.

CT: December 29, 2006 13:46:07 CST
MSU SCHOLARSHIP HONORS FARM BUREAU PRESIDENT
A new endowed scholarship has been established at Mississippi State University in honor of Mississippi Farm Bureau president David Waide of West Point.

CT: December 29, 2006 13:51:05 CST
RID LAWN OF INSECTS TO PREVENT ARMADILLOS
While more than one singer has longed to “go home with the armadillos,” most Mississippians just want the annoying beasts to leave their yards alone.

CT: December 29, 2006 13:54:51 CST
NALF ANNUAL MEETING JOINS NATIONAL LIMOUSIN SHOW, SALE AT NWSS
North American Limousin Foundation members and Limousin admirers from around the world will gather at the National Western Stock Show, Jan. 5-10, 2007, in Denver, Colo.


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