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February 2006


CT: February 10, 2006 08:31:16 CST
REDUCE THE EFFECTS OF BLOAT THROUGH MANAGEMENT
Every year about now, thousands of head of cattle are turned out on lush, green pastures that have sprung up after a long hard winter. Endemic with the growth of these pastures is a condition most cattle producers are familiar with to at least some degree, that of bloat.

CT: February 10, 2006 08:32:53 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- GIVE AND TAKE MARKETS
If the numbers turn up as many in the industry anticipated in mid-January, the nation's cowherd is continuing its cyclical expansion.

CT: February 16, 2006 14:39:26 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- TEXAS FOLD 'EM
The drought in the Southwest was this serious: Hooter had relented to follow up on a lead from Uncas Binglemeyer in hopes of finding some spring pasture closer to home than the original Mason-Dixon Line.

CT: February 17, 2006 13:30:01 CST
SOLID A.I. PROGRAM LEAVES LITTLE TO CHANCE
The benefits of artificial insemination (AI) are well documented. By employing herd bulls that remain anonymous to the cows that are being bred, producers should be able to make genetic progress more rapidly.

CT: February 20, 2006 15:26:50 CST
FEED ADDITIVES CAN BE A TOOL TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE
Feed additives fall into many different forms and can be helpful in improving feed efficiency, rate of gain, heat suppression and bloat control to name a very few.

CT: February 24, 2006 10:28:28 CST
COMMON COMPONENTS EXIST FOR CALCULATING A BULL'S PRICE
There's good reason that bulls are ultimately worth exactly what someone is willing to pay for them, no more and no less. Fact is, calculating the true value of a particular bull is akin to bottling a blizzard, given the vagaries of predicting precisely the added performance a bull will pass along to his progeny, let alone assessing the value of that added performance at least 18 months down the road.

CT: February 27, 2006 15:25:03 CST
CUSTOMIZING BULLS TO MEET COMMERCIAL NEEDS IS THE GOAL
A seedstock producer's reputation comes with patience and many intangibles. Building bulls that meet the needs of commercial customers is the ultimate goal.


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