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July 2006


CT: July 03, 2006 10:01:54 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- BVD LOVES COMPANY
When it comes to animals persistently infected (PI) with Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD), the increased odds of premature death is the least of economic concerns. It's how these cattle bleed performance and return from herd mates and pen mates that can wreak havoc.

CT: July 07, 2006 09:06:37 CST
PROPER FEEDING OF COWS HELPS PREVENT CALF SCOURS
Many producers do not recognize nor understand the connection between feeding cows and preventing calf scours.

CT: July 10, 2006 10:56:02 CST
BLACK INK -- LIKE A LIGHT BULB
Every minute of life is full of the potential to learn and grow. Hours and even days go by without our capturing much of what could be. But sometimes, for a second or, incredibly, a string of days, we are in the flow. A light comes on.

CT: July 12, 2006 14:51:20 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- BEAKER BURGERS
Sometimes I'm glad I won't be around to witness the future that some scientists have in mind for us. As if soy burgers weren't bad enough, a bunch of crackpots are going to make beef in laboratory crockpots.

CT: July 13, 2006 11:48:05 CST
WINDY HILLS BEEFMASTERS -- WORKING TO RAISE THE BEST BEEFMASTERS IN THE BUSINESS
Dr. Gerald "Doc" Berenson is a man on a mission. Whether it's educating today's youth about heart health, eating right and getting their daily exercise, or raising quality Beefmaster cattle, Berenson rarely sits long enough to think about how busy he really is.

CT: July 17, 2006 07:23:35 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- NOW YOU SEE HIM . . . PART II
First off, Hooter had decided the old Thayer place would be perfect for the intimate parlor performances Squeak had in mind. It was one of those rambling three-story affairs with peeling paint, overgrown trees and shrubs and the look of eternal vacancy.

CT: July 18, 2006 07:20:59 CST
NUTRITION, REPRODUCTION AND THE PUREBRED BREEDER
Regardless of the sophistication of the cattle operation discussed, it seems everyone is looking for a ''silver bullet.'' By silver bullet I'm referring to that one product or practice that will solve all our performance problems.

CT: July 20, 2006 07:23:12 CST
DNA TESTS TAKE A LOOK INTO THE FUTURE
There are a variety of tools available today that are proven moneymakers in the beef industry. New technology has come to the forefront which shows promise in making an impact for a variety of traits that are hard and expensive to identify. The modern age DNA markers have been getting a lot of attention.

CT: July 21, 2006 07:15:07 CST
ALABAMA HOSTS EASTERN REGIONAL GELBVIEH SHOW
The Alabama Gelbvieh Association and the Alabama Gelbvieh Junior Association welcomed junior Gelbvieh members from nine states for the American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) Eastern Regional Heart of Dixie Classic in Huntsville, Ala. The weather and hospitality made it an excellent weekend of contests and cattle shows.

CT: July 25, 2006 10:57:51 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- THE MARRIED AND THE BURIED
Lately it seems like my entire social calendar consists of weddings and funerals. The only time I see my relatives these days is at funerals and I'd say I'd like to see them more often but that might sound like I'm hoping they'd die.

CT: July 26, 2006 10:56:48 CST
BREEDERS ADAPT NEW TECHNOLOGY TO MARKET NEEDS
New and change are words that have not been well received through the agricultural community in the past. However, in recent times, most cattlemen will readily accept something new, if it is justified from a cost standpoint.

CT: July 28, 2006 10:23:21 CST
ANGUS TIMELY TOPICS
Keith Evans wrote in A Historic Angus Journey, the National Junior Angus Heifer Show was initiated July 24, 1969, in conjunction with the National Angus Conference at the University of Missouri in Columbia. From the beginning it was more than just another show, but probably no one imagined how successful it would later become.


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