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July 2007


CT: July 02, 2007 14:50:23 CST
BEEF-DAIRY NUTRITION SYMPOSIUM TO KICK OFF CATTLE INDUSTRY SUMMER CONFERENCE
Pre-registration is now open for the 2007 Cattle Industry Summer Conference, which will be held July 16-20 in Denver.

CT: July 02, 2007 14:52:52 CST
ANGUS ENTHUSIASTS WILL EXPERIENCE THE AMERICAN DREAM AT 2007 NATIONAL JUNIOR ANGUS SHOW
Angus youth should plan now for the 2007 National Junior Angus Show, July 1-7 in Tulsa, Okla.

CT: July 02, 2007 14:55:01 CST
HEREFORD YOUTH PREPARE FOR “A HEREFORD CELEBRATION” IN DENVER
After the nation celebrates the 4th of July holiday, Hereford families will load their trailers and head to the Mile High City to take part in “A Hereford Celebration” at the National Western Complex.

CT: July 03, 2007 13:30:35 CST
CHAMPIONS SELECTED AT 2007 EASTERN REGIONAL JUNIOR ANGUS SHOW
Junior Angus members from 19 states led 307 entries at the 2007 Eastern Regional Junior Angus Show, June 22-24 in Harrisburg, Pa.

CT: July 03, 2007 13:33:09 CST
KLAMATH FALLS IS SITE OF WESTERN LIMOUSIN EXPOSITION
The Western Limousin Exposition Medal of Excellence show was June 16 in Klamath Falls, Ore.

CT: July 03, 2007 13:35:24 CST
COMMODITY INSIGHT
Are the bull markets over? Can you stick a fork in them? Are they done?

CT: July 05, 2007 14:16:13 CST
TENNESSEE BIOFUELS RESEARCH GETS ANOTHER BOOST
Tennessee's efforts to be a leader in biofuels research and development took another leap forward as the U.S. Department of Energy announced that the University of Tennessee and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory will manage a new $125 million bioenergy research center.

CT: July 05, 2007 14:20:01 CST
PREMIER PARTNERSHIP ADVANCES CVM'S IMAGING CAPABILITIES
As people become accustomed to their physicians employing sophisticated medical equipment, diagnostic equipment, and therapies for treatment of diseases and physical problems, they expect veterinarians to offer their family pets similar innovations in health care.

CT: July 06, 2007 12:48:52 CST
EXTENSION INTERACTIVE VIDEO LINKS SERVICES TO MISSISSIPPIANS
When Covington County cattleman Johnny Pope placed the top bid for a Hereford bull at a recent sale, he was almost 200 miles from the auction.

CT: July 06, 2007 12:50:57 CST
MSU STUDENT TEAM IN COMPETITION WITH GENETIC ENGINEERING
Students at Mississippi State University are using genetic engineering to build “machines” once only dreamed about in science fiction.

CT: July 09, 2007 13:38:52 CST
VARIATIONS IN INTAKE EFFECT CATTLE'S PERFORMANCE
This article will discuss the effects intake and intake variability has on the delivery of nutrients and other management components.

CT: July 09, 2007 13:42:38 CST
COMMODITY INSIGHT
In March, I began bemoaning the lack of balance and equilibrium in the grain complex when it was announced that U.S. farmers shifted huge amounts of acreage out of soybeans and into corn.

CT: July 10, 2007 13:40:45 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- LOST INSIDE THE OUTDOORS
“Where's Peetie?” All of the rest of the Rio Rojo Cattlemen's Association (RRCA) posed the question to one another at about the same time. It was hotter than a habanera firecracker—magnified by the sticky asphalt parking lot—but Peetie had driven the boys in his brand new Aggie-colored Cadillac, so they had no keys.

CT: July 10, 2007 13:43:21 CST
BEEF BLIMP MAKES NASCAR DEBUT
What might be the nation's first Beef. It's What's For Dinner blimp made its maiden flight above the heads of some 200,000 NASCAR fans during Spring Race Weekend, June 1-3, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Md.

CT: July 10, 2007 13:50:37 CST
LOUISIANA TO HOST ALL-AMERICAN FUTURITY
The All-American Limousin Futurity will be Friday, July 27, in West Monroe, La., in conjunction with the National Junior Limousin Show and Congress.

CT: July 11, 2007 13:42:49 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- EVERY DAY IS A GIFT
So, you had a bad day? Perhaps your favorite team lost, your dog tinkled on the rug or you had a fight with someone you love. Maybe a hacker stole your identity, the price of gas went up again, your teenage son won't work and neither will your TV.

CT: July 11, 2007 13:47:09 CST
BEEF QUALITY GRADE FOLLOWS A SEASONAL PATTERN
Each year, beef quality grade follows a seasonal pattern with a late-winter peak before a sharp drop in the spring. As measured by percent USDA Choice in the fed cattle harvest mix, quality improves a bit in midsummer but hits a second valley in September.

CT: July 12, 2007 13:13:46 CST
CATTLE PRODUCERS URGE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY ENERGY POLICY
The U.S. Senate voted 65-27 in favor of comprehensive energy legislation - H.R. 6, the CLEAN Energy Act of 2007. The National Cattlemen's Beef Association supports efforts to reduce our nation's dependence on foreign oil by investing in renewable and alternative energy resources.

CT: July 12, 2007 13:16:54 CST
BLACK INK -- TRUTH CAN BE INCONVENIENT
“Rrringggg . . . rrringggg . . . rrringggg . . .” Hello? “Yes, I was calling to let you know there's a calf out on the road over here and we think it's yours.”

CT: July 16, 2007 13:38:57 CST
WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE RAISES RISK OF LIVESTOCK DISEASE
Rushing water, stagnant ponds, or even the dry stages after wet periods can lead to outbreaks of livestock disease.

CT: July 16, 2007 13:42:25 CST
LONG-AWAITED RAINS HELP PASTURES, CROPS
A week of almost daily rains after July 4 could not overcome three years of deficit rainfall, but Mississippi's pastures and crops show evidence that the drought is over, at least for a short time.

CT: July 17, 2007 14:06:58 CST
REGISTER NOW FOR 2007 NATIONAL ANGUS CONFERENCE AND TOUR
Now is the time to register for the 2007 National Angus Conference and Tour, a “Heartland Homecoming,” set for Aug. 29-31 in Peoria, Ill.

CT: July 17, 2007 14:09:51 CST
NATIONAL JUNIOR HEREFORD ASSOCIATION PRIDE CONVENTION TRAVELS TO MISSISSIPPI
National Junior Hereford Association members will congregate at Mississippi State University Aug. 2-5 for the 2007 NJHA Program for Reaching Individuals Determined to Excel Convention.

CT: July 18, 2007 13:41:31 CST
CENTER FOR PROFITABLE AGRICULTURE WELCOMES NEW MARKETING SPECIALIST
Jennifer Dutton has been welcomed as the newest marketing specialist for the University of Tennessee and the Center for Profitable Agriculture.

CT: July 18, 2007 13:45:05 CST
PRIMARY CARE GROUP OFFERS UNIQUE SERVICES
With four specialty areas under its umbrella, the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine's primary care group offers learning experiences and veterinary services not available elsewhere.

CT: July 18, 2007 13:55:25 CST
VICKLAND SWEEPS AT JUNIOR NATIONAL HEREFORD EXPO STEER SHOW
Exhibitors from across the U.S. gathered for the Junior National Hereford Expo in Denver, Colo., July 19, but it was Grant Vickland, Longmont, Colo., who walked away with both grand champion steer on hoof and carcass steer honors.

CT: July 19, 2007 12:34:53 CST
CATTLE AUCTION IN TEXAS BENEFITS PENN STATE CANCER INSTITUTE
It isn't often that you can put cattle auction and cancer research in the same sentence. But earlier this year in Grapevine, Texas, the Texas Longhorn Legacy Sale III did exactly that.

CT: July 19, 2007 12:38:15 CST
INAUGURAL W.D. FARR SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED AT CATTLE INDUSTRY SUMMER CONFERENCE
The academic careers of two outstanding animal science graduate students were given a lift with scholarships awarded in honor of one of the cattle industry's greatest pioneers.

CT: July 19, 2007 12:41:30 CST
GARY AND NANCY MAURER NAMED HEREFORD ADVISORS OF THE YEAR
Gary and Nancy Maurer capped their 23 years as state advisors by being named Advisors of the Year at the Junior National Hereford Expo July 13 in Denver.

CT: July 20, 2007 12:38:56 CST
GELBVIEH SHOWMANSHIP COMPETITION TOUGH FROM TOP TO BOTTOM
Judges Greg and Brad McCurry of Sedgwick, Kan., congratulated showmanship participants at the American Gelbvieh Junior Association Gateway Classic on the depth of quality in each age division. The Heart of America Gelbvieh Association and Heart of America Junior Gelbvieh Association co-hosted the event with the American Gelbvieh Junior Association, which 150 plus contestants and their families attended July 8-13 at the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia, Mo.

CT: July 20, 2007 12:41:26 CST
AMERICAN ANGUS ASSN. ANNOUNCES THE TEN ALABAMA BREEDERS WHO REGISTERED THE MOST ANGUS
The 10 producers who registered the most Angus beef cattle in the state of Alabama recorded a total of 1746 Angus with the American Angus Association during fiscal year 2006, which ended September 30, according to John Crouch, executive vice president of the American Angus Association.

CT: July 23, 2007 12:38:32 CST
JUNIOR ANGUS MEMBERS ELECT LEADERSHIP AT NATIONAL SHOW
National Junior Angus Association members from across the United States met at their annual meeting, held during the 2007 National Junior Angus Show, July 1-7 in Tulsa, Okla.

CT: July 23, 2007 12:42:51 CST
REHABBING PASTURES NEED RAIN AND REST
Mother Nature is the original steward of the land.

CT: July 24, 2007 12:46:10 CST
SO YOU WANT TO BE A PUREBRED CATTLE RANCHER?
Seldom does a week go by when I don't get at least one call or e-mail from someone who is entertaining the idea of “getting into the cattle business.”

CT: July 24, 2007 12:48:25 CST
COMMODITY INSIGHT
Friday the 13th is considered to be a day of bad luck.

CT: July 25, 2007 13:12:04 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- SEEDSTOCK NOW AND THEN
If you believe the penultimate measure of genetic merit in the beef cattle industry is profitability in the commercial sector, then these past seven years or so have been the bee's knees.

CT: July 25, 2007 13:15:39 CST
GENEX PURCHASES ALABAMA COLLECTION FACILITY
Genex Cooperative, Inc. has purchased the property which has served as the Genex Alabama Custom Collection site since 2001.

CT: July 26, 2007 14:11:49 CST
"BALANCED SCORECARD" TO IMPROVE RANCH MANAGEMENT
Before you read this article, grab a pencil and a notepad, and find a comfortable place to sit down.

CT: July 26, 2007 14:15:44 CST
ANGUS TOPICS
My last column focused on value and what constitutes and contributes to value in the Angus and beef industries. We considered some of the progressive programs adopted by your Boards of Directors in years past that have created value in Angus cattle. For a moment, let's consider what we do as Angus breeders to create value in the registered seedstock we sell.

CT: July 30, 2007 13:37:14 CST
FOCUS ON THE BASICS FOR SUCCESS IN SEEDSTOCK BUSINESS
Success in the seedstock business isn't just about selling cattle anymore. It's about providing a wide array of products and services – and developing unforeseen value-added opportunities for the people who buy your bulls.

CT: July 30, 2007 13:40:58 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- RANCH DRESSING
According to trendsetters, I'm back in fashion. Or at least my jeans are.

CT: July 31, 2007 13:49:30 CST
HEIFER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS BUILD NEXT GENERATION
Making improvement is the goal of most cattlemen. Producers have been very quick to measure things that were easy to evaluate such as weaning and yearling weights.

CT: July 31, 2007 13:52:26 CST
BARBER, JENSEN WIN BRED AND OWNED BULL SHOW AT JUNIOR NATIONAL HEREFORD EXPO IN DENVER
One hundred and sixteen bred-and-owned bulls competed for grand and reserve champion honors at the eighth annual Junior National Hereford Expo in Denver, July 12.


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