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August 2007


CT: August 01, 2007 14:48:35 CST
DEMONSTRATIONS WILL SHOW DOVE FIELD MANAGEMENT
Knowledge of how to plant and manage a legal dove field in Mississippi can put hunters ahead of the game as mourning dove season approaches.

CT: August 01, 2007 14:51:03 CST
MSU COURSE EXPLORES PEOPLE-PLANT CONNECTION
The most commonly known people-plant connections are food and oxygen, but the use of plants to help individuals with mental illnesses goes back several hundred years.

CT: August 01, 2007 14:52:54 CST
MARSTON JOINS AHA, HEREFORD WORLD STAFF AS FIELD REP
The American Hereford Association and Hereford World is proud to announce Andee Marston, Manhattan, Kan., has joined the Hereford team. Marston will join the AHA/HW staff in August as the Southeast region field representative.

CT: August 02, 2007 12:40:09 CST
MILK PRICES SOAR AHEAD OF AUGUST SCHOOL BELLS
Recent high demand for dairy products has pushed milk prices to near-record highs even before schools resume their massive use of milk.

CT: August 02, 2007 12:43:39 CST
COLORADO STATE STUDENT NAMED INTERN AT LEADING A.I. ORGANIZATION
Bryce Borror, Gerber, Calif., has been selected as the summer beef-marketing intern for Select Sires Inc.

CT: August 02, 2007 12:46:28 CST
FLORIDA PREPARES FOR ALTERNATIVE FUELS LEADERSHIP ROLE
Florida stands ready to become a leader in both the production and consumption of biofuels, including ethanol.

CT: August 03, 2007 13:44:57 CST
SEMINAR DESIGNED FOR MISSISSIPPI FARMWOMEN
Women who work in farming businesses are often the sole decision-makers, and a new three-day program has been created to help them make the best choices.

CT: August 03, 2007 13:51:38 CST
JULY RAINS HELPED MOST BEANS IN MISSISSIPPI
Three weeks of rain in July came just in time to salvage acres of the state's soybeans on the verge of drought, and now the overall crop is in good shape.

CT: August 03, 2007 13:53:44 CST
NEW FORAGE SPECIALIST JOINS MISSISSIPPI EXTENSION SERVICE
An Extension forage specialist with experience across the United States is one of the newest experts to join the Mississippi State University Extension Service.

CT: August 06, 2007 13:46:13 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- LOST INSIDE THE OUTDOORS
“Maybe he really is lost,” said Izzy, voicing what the others had wondered, but no one else admitted.

CT: August 06, 2007 13:48:47 CST
COMMODITY INSIGHT
On Tuesday, the US dollar fell to its lowest level since May 1981 against the British Pound and an all time low versus the Euro dollar.

CT: August 07, 2007 13:14:25 CST
PREPARE FOR THE FUTURE, EVEN IN UNCERTAIN TIMES
Every year about this time, cattlemen are faced with a host of decisions they have to make. Most of them focus on how they will manage and care for their herd over the next few months – primarily winter.

CT: August 07, 2007 13:19:06 CST
NATIONAL JUNIOR ANGUS SHOW HELD IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA
Flooding in many parts of the Midwest, didn't keep National Junior Angus Association members from showing a record-breaking number of entries at the 2007 National Junior Angus Show, July 1-7 in Tulsa, Okla.

CT: August 08, 2007 14:02:28 CST
NCBA HOLDS MID-YEAR MEETING IN DENVER
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association wrapped up the Cattle Industry Summer Conference in Denver with a meeting of the NCBA Board of Directors. About 800 cattlemen from across the nation attended the Summer Conference, which was a big success in the eyes of NCBA President John Queen.

CT: August 08, 2007 14:04:44 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- THE AMENDMENTS
I don't care what religion you are, or even if you are an atheist, I don't think a better set of rules than the Ten Commandments has ever been written.

CT: August 09, 2007 13:50:15 CST
BEEF CHECKOFF HIGHLIGHTS THE POWER OF PARTNERSHIPS
Retail marketing efforts funded by the beef checkoff continue to center on strong promotions and co-marketing partners to drive consumer demand for beef.

CT: August 09, 2007 13:52:00 CST
MILLER RETURNS TO CATTLE-FAX AS COO
Cattle-Fax, an industry leader in providing cattle and beef market information, research and analysis, has announced the return of Mike Miller in the capacity of chief operating officer.

CT: August 09, 2007 13:53:42 CST
COW CREEK HOSTS PRODUCER FIELD DAY
“Every Ole Cow Thinks Her Calf's the Best” was the theme for the seventh annual Cow Creek Ranch Joint Venture Producer Field Day held Saturday, June 2, 2007, at the ranch near Aliceville, Ala.

CT: August 13, 2007 13:42:56 CST
SANTA GERTRUDIS BREEDERS INTERNATIONAL ELECTS NEW LEADERSHIP
The historic Menger hotel in San Antonio, Texas was the location of the 56th Santa Gertrudis Breeders International annual meeting and conference. With many in attendance it certainly was a meeting to remember.

CT: August 13, 2007 13:44:57 CST
NATIONAL ANGUS CONFERENCE AND TOUR SET FOR AUGUST 29-31
Angus enthusiasts should plan now to attend the 2007 National Angus Conference and Tour, set for Aug. 29-31 in Peoria, Ill.

CT: August 14, 2007 14:05:33 CST
LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS LEARN HOW TO MANAGE IRRIGATED PASTURES FOR GREATER PROFITS AT SEPT. 11-14 UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO WORKSHOP
Livestock operators with irrigated pastures can learn how to increase the productivity of their livestock and forages and decrease the costs of fertilizing, harvesting and feeding hay by participating in a Sept. 11-14 University of Idaho Extension workshop at the Nancy M. Cummings Research, Extension and Education Center north of Salmon.

CT: August 14, 2007 14:08:01 CST
KANSAS STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT BEEF
Armed with the knowledge that many Kansas school districts are facing tight budgets, Kansas beef producers once again have voted to continue the beef certificate program.

CT: August 14, 2007 14:11:32 CST
IOWA LIMOUSIN JUNIOR WINS WULF SCHOLARSHIP
Alissa Johnson, Ashton, Iowa, received the third annual Leonard and Vi Wulf Scholarship at the National Junior Limousin Show and Congress in West Monroe, La.

CT: August 15, 2007 14:14:01 CST
SIMMENTAL MERIT AWARD RECIPIENTS NAMED
American Simmental Association has selected fifteen outstanding junior members as 2007 recipient of Gold and Silver Merit Awards.

CT: August 15, 2007 14:16:05 CST
LIMI BOOSTERS NAME SCHOLARS
Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind., and Katie Hefner, Seminole, Okla., received $500 scholarships from the Limi Boosters at the National Junior Limousin Show and Congress awards banquet July 27 in West Monroe, La.

CT: August 15, 2007 14:18:00 CST
STUDENTS ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR BEEF INDUSTRY SCHOLARSHIPS
Applications are being accepted for the 2008 Beef Industry Scholarship Program, sponsored by the National Cattlemen's Foundation and the CME Group.

CT: August 16, 2007 13:29:28 CST
LIMOUSIN JUNIOR ASSOCIATION BESTOWS HONORARY MEMBERSHIP
The North American Limousin Junior Association named Bruce Lawrence, Anton, Texas, as an honorary member during the July 27 awards banquet at the National Junior Limousin Show and Congress in West Monroe, La.

CT: August 16, 2007 13:32:20 CST
THE AMERICAN JUNIOR SIMMENTAL ASSOCIATION NORTH CENTRAL REGIONAL CLASSIC WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Members of the American Junior Simmental Association recently competed in the North Central Regional Classic held June 14-16, in Kearney, Nebraska, and was hosted by the Nebraska Simmental Association.

CT: August 16, 2007 13:35:09 CST
COMMODITY INSIGHT
There is an old saying that if your neighbor is out of work that is a recession, but if you are out of work that is a depression.

CT: August 17, 2007 14:01:41 CST
THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE EXTENSION ORGANIZES A DROUGHT INFORMATION WEBSITE
It is no secret that Tennessee is experiencing a drought and that August is on track to be the hottest on record.

CT: August 17, 2007 14:05:39 CST
SUMMER'S HOTTEST DAYS CHALLENGE CROPS, ANIMALS
From the catfish in the smallest pond to the tree with the deepest root system, Mississippi's agricultural commodities are feeling the heat.

CT: August 17, 2007 14:07:59 CST
THE AMERICAN JUNIOR SIMMENTAL ASSOCIATION WESTERN REGIONAL CLASSIC WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Members of the American Junior Simmental Association headed for the Western Regional Classic held June 18-20, in Moses Lake, Washington, and was hosted by the Washington Simmental Association.

CT: August 20, 2007 13:38:29 CST
BEEF, DAIRY CHECKOFF UNITE ON NUTRITION
Recognizing society's heightened emphasis on health, wellness and nutrition, the Beef Checkoff Program and the National Dairy Council, the nutrition communications, education and research arm of Dairy Management Inc., which manages the dairy checkoff program, sponsored a nutrition symposium here to discuss common challenges and opportunities in promoting the nutritional benefits of beef and dairy products to consumers.

CT: August 20, 2007 13:40:31 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- THE PROBLEM WITH ZERO
Show of hands: Have you ever put together a budget and fudged or left out the forage cost because you figured, there really wasn't a cost because you'd already paid for it one way or the other?

CT: August 20, 2007 13:42:30 CST
COMMODITY INSIGHT
Not since the September 2001, terrorist attacks has the Federal Reserve and the central banks of Europe, Japan, Australia and Canada pumped so much liquidity or money into the financial markets as they did this week in an attempt to bring about stability.

CT: August 21, 2007 14:02:13 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- CHARIOTS OF WIRE
Man has always wanted to go faster, faster, faster. In his quest to speed things up he has attached himself to all sorts of animals including dogs, mules, wolves, horses and, if we can believe the rumors, reindeer.

CT: August 21, 2007 14:06:35 CST
NOLAN RYAN PITCHES FOR U.S. RED MEAT IN JAPAN
Hall-of-fame baseball pitcher Nolan Ryan traveled all the way to Japan to share two things he is passionate about: American baseball and meat.

CT: August 22, 2007 13:53:22 CST
MANAGEMENT CAN PREVENT UREA FEEDING PROBLEM
Last week I received a call from a feed manufacturer client that was encountering some issues with a customer. The customer (a cow-calf operator) had purchased a feed supplement back in the fall and winter from the feed company and was now complaining that he had suffered some significant loss of performance because of the use of the product and the fact that the product included non-protein nitrogen in the form of urea.

CT: August 22, 2007 13:55:12 CST
ANGUS TIMELY TOPICS
Life is all about choices, or at least in the free world as we know it, life is about choices. Having lived in America my entire life and having had the opportunity to travel in many foreign countries, I cannot imagine life without choices.

CT: August 22, 2007 13:58:17 CST
UGA BREAKS GROUND ON NEW LIVESTOCK FACILITY
When the University of Georgia began planning a move of its livestock research facilities from their long time home near campus, it needed a location that would accommodate cutting edge research on sheep, cattle, and swine.

CT: August 23, 2007 12:59:34 CST
BLACK INK -- ARE YOU PRODUCING WIDGETS?
I wonder where Mack is today. When I knew him, he was a human-resource manager at a big publishing house.

CT: August 23, 2007 13:02:19 CST
COW CREEK MARKS 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF ULTRABLACKS
Cow Creek Ranch, LLC, Aliceville, Ala., announces the 10th anniversary of the Ultrablack® breed of cattle.

CT: August 23, 2007 13:05:06 CST
REPORT LOOKS AT CHEMISTRY OF BEEF FLAVOR
When a consumer sits down for a beef meal, there's a lot more going on inside that steak or burger than meets the eye.

CT: August 24, 2007 14:02:07 CST
RANCH EMPLOYEES ARE A FORGOTTEN RESOURCE
Several decades ago, Burke Teichert learned a powerful lesson about managing people.

CT: August 24, 2007 14:05:09 CST
GELBVIEH SWITCHES TO IGENITY FOR PARENTAGE VERIFICATION
The American Gelbvieh Association recently announced that IGENITY® will be conducting the breed's parentage verifications.

CT: August 27, 2007 13:25:44 CST
SHOWMANSHIP WINNERS NAMED AT JUNIOR NATIONAL HEREFORD SHOW
After a day of anticipation and three rounds of stiff competition, Bradley Seiss, Thurmont, Md., earned champion senior showman honors July 11 against nearly 100 competitors at the Junior National Hereford Expo in Denver.

CT: August 27, 2007 13:30:48 CST
AMERICAN JUNIOR SIMMENTAL ASSOCIATION HOLDS NATIONAL CLASSIC
More than 200 members of the American Junior Simmental Association recently competed at the 27th AJSA National Classic, held July 9-15, at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky.

CT: August 27, 2007 13:36:40 CST
MAJORITY OF PRODUCERS SEE VALUE IN BEEF CHECKOFF
Seven in 10 producers approve of the Beef Checkoff Program, according to a summer survey of 1,225* beef and dairy producers, commissioned by the Cattlemen's Beef Promotion and Research Board.

CT: August 28, 2007 14:00:48 CST
THE CASE OF JOE FRAZIER, BOXING CHAMPION AND FARMER
Since 2000, the IRS has nearly tripled the number of audits of tax returns filed by people making $25,000 to $100,000.

CT: August 28, 2007 14:03:31 CST
CHAMPION ANGUS SHOWMAN NAMED AT JUNIOR NATIONAL
Junior Angus members from 32 states competed for the title of “Champion Angus Showman” at the 41st National Junior Angus Showmanship Contest, July 6-7, held at the 2007 National Junior Angus Show in Tulsa, Okla.

CT: August 28, 2007 14:05:50 CST
SPECIAL HEIFER DEVELOPMENT MEETING SEPTEMBER 11
A special heifer development educational meeting will be held on September 11, 2007.

CT: August 29, 2007 13:53:06 CST
SELECTING "COMPUTER CATTLE" ONLY MAY LEAD TO A CRASH
The numbers that come out of the computer are only as good (or reliable) as the data put in. There are also some very important cattle traits that cannot be measured and numbered.

CT: August 29, 2007 14:00:39 CST
PRODUCERS REALIZE VALUE THROUGH ANGUS SOURCE
The nation's largest beef packer now offers Certified Angus Beef brand premiums for AngusSource-tagged calves that qualify.

CT: August 29, 2007 14:03:29 CST
HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO ANNOUNCES A REAL BACK-TO-SCHOOL SPECIAL FOR TEXAS YOUTH
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo officials announced that all of the Show's four-year college scholarships will increase from $12,000 to $15,000 each, a 25 percent increase.

CT: August 30, 2007 13:35:08 CST
TWO-DAY TRAINING APPROACHES FOR MASTER STOCKMEN
Cattle producers and horse owners can take part in certified training through the upcoming Master Stockman programs at Mississippi State University.

CT: August 30, 2007 13:37:16 CST
LANDOWNER WORKSHOP EXPLORES INCOME OPTIONS
A one-day workshop for farmers, landowners and resource managers will provide the tools to start and manage a natural resource enterprise.

CT: August 30, 2007 13:40:16 CST
USDA ANNOUNCES SIGN-UP DATES FOR NEW LIVESTOCK AND CROP DISASTER PROGRAMS
The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced sign-up dates for the new Livestock Compensation Program, Livestock Indemnity Program and Crop Disaster Program.

CT: August 30, 2007 13:50:11 CST
CHAMPIONS NAMED AT 2007 STATE FAIR OF WEST VIRGINIA ROV ANGUS SHOW
Angus enthusiasts led 124 entries at the 2007 State Fair of West Virginia Roll of Victory Angus Show, August 14 in Lewisburg, W.Va.

CT: August 30, 2007 13:53:49 CST
JOHANNS OFFERS $1 MILLION TO DEFRAY COSTS OF ORGANIC CERTIFICATION FOR PRODUCERS IN 15 STATES
U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns today announced the availability of $1 million to defray annual organic certification costs in the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia and Wyoming.


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