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March 2006


CT: March 01, 2006 13:06:00 CST
SOUTHERN PRODUCERS CAN SECURE IMPROVED REPRODUCTIVE EFFICIENCY
Dr. Joel Yelich is associate professor for reproductive physiology with the University of Florida. His research and teachings here helped identify ways to enhance and improve the reproductive efficiency of beef cattle, particularly in the Southeast. Cattle Today recently interviewed Yelich about how cattle producers can improve their breeding programs.

CT: March 02, 2006 15:23:26 CST
ULTRASOUND USED TO IMPROVE REPRODUCTIVE MANAGEMENT
An ultrasound machine is a powerful tool that allows a veterinarian or rancher to essentially “climb inside the cow” to look at the ovaries and uterus.

CT: March 08, 2006 08:30:46 CST
THERE ARE MAJOR FACTORS TO CONSIDER BEFORE DECIDING TO RETAIN OWNERSHIP
A buzz word that emerged in the industry a few years back is “retained ownership.” Retained ownership is one action some producers take in response to low prices at the time they would normally sell their cattle.

CT: March 09, 2006 11:04:49 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- LATEST BSE BLUNDER COULD BE COSTLIEST
Those few pounds of veal—still attached to the backbone—that USDA inspectors approved for shipment to Japan, may be the straw that breaks the economic back of U.S. producers down the road.

CT: March 13, 2006 15:21:19 CST
ADDING VALUE NATURALLY -- PRODUCERS FIND A "NATURAL" FIT WITH RED ANGUS AND MEYER NATURAL ANGUS BEEF
What was once viewed as a small niche market on the coasts is today developing into one of the fastest growing segments of beef sales across the U.S.

CT: March 14, 2006 08:21:35 CST
OLDER COW ON ALABAMA FARM TESTS POSITIVE FOR BSE
USDA announced that an "older animal" on an Alabama farm tested positive for BSE.

CT: March 17, 2006 07:09:54 CST
CATTLESOFT ANNOUNCES NEW CATTLEMAX CERTIFICATIONS
Cattlesoft, Inc. has taken its commitment to industry involvement one step further with the new CattleMax Certifications.

CT: March 20, 2006 07:23:46 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- BEN AND ME
The wind wasn't the problem. As usual this time of year in Rio Rojo County, Dorothy and Toto were expected any time, fast, then back again even quicker. Hooter was proud that his kite had lasted this long.

CT: March 22, 2006 14:28:01 CST
ASSESS MINERAL STATUS OF HERD TO PREVENT PROBLEMS
Certain situations call for a means of assessing the mineral status of an animal or herd of animals. We need to be able to take a look at what is going on “inside” the animal, at the tissue or blood/serum levels.

CT: March 23, 2006 09:25:48 CST
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCHES A UNIQUE BREED FOR SUBTROPICAL CLIMATES
Dr. Joel Yelich is no stranger to conducting extensive research on cattle. So a year ago, he and the University of Florida began an extensive research project on Aubrac (pronounced Oh-Brack) cattle, an ancient breed of cattle that is growing in popularity in North and South America.

CT: March 27, 2006 14:59:37 CST
ALABAMA BCIA HONORS LAWLER ANGUS FARM
The Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association named Lawler Farm of Opelika its Purebred Producer of the Year at their annual awards ceremony held in Birmingham on Feb. 24.

CT: March 28, 2006 09:40:20 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- RAIN WARS
If there is one thing I can't stomach it's a person who lies about the level in his rain gauge. Anyone who would knowingly exaggerate about how much rain he received is a person who would also beat his dog, lie to his banker and keep his pajamas under another man's pillow.

CT: March 29, 2006 14:45:40 CST
BLACK INK -- MANAGE TO WIN
If you care about your reputation as a calf supplier, you have to care about how they work for the next segment or link in the beef chain. Genetics can make a big difference in feedlot and carcass value potential, but management and environment can be up to five times more important.

CT: March 30, 2006 15:10:50 CST
R-CALF NAMES SOUTHEASTERN FIELD COORDINATOR
Florida native John West has accepted a position with R-CALF USA as the organization's Southeastern Field Coordinator, assigned to cover the states of Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Florida.

CT: March 31, 2006 15:06:14 CST
BEEFMASTER BREEDERS ANNOUNCE THIRD COMMERCIAL FEMALE SALE
Beefmaster Breeders United, BBU, has announced that the association will sponsor its third commercial replacement female sale on April 9, 2006 at the Columbus Livestock Company, Inc., Columbus, Texas.


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