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CT: March 01, 2007 13:46:42 CST
NEW CONSUMER WEB SITE SHARES REALITIES OF BEEF
A new beef checkoff-funded Web site tells the beef production story — often in the words of beef producers themselves.
CT: March 01, 2007 13:49:24 CST
SLICK BUNK MANAGEMENT REDUCES WASTED FEED
Sometimes it's not what the cattle eat, but how they're fed that makes all the
CT: March 01, 2007 13:51:39 CST
PROFIT PRIORITIES REVEALED IN RECENTLY RELEASED STUDY
A comprehensive study to prioritize management and economic issues for commercial beef cow-calf producers made its debut in Nashville, Tenn.
CT: March 02, 2007 09:44:57 CST
NATIONAL BEEF TENDERNESS SURVEY RESULTS ANNOUNCED
Increased aging times, slower chill rates and a jump in branded beef programs are among the reasons beef tenderness has increased 18 percent over results recorded in 1999, according to the 2005 National Beef Tenderness Survey, a checkoff-funded effort that recently evaluated beef from retail and foodservice establishments in 11 U.S. cities.
CT: March 02, 2007 09:51:26 CST
NCBA LAUNCHES WEEKLY T.V. PROGRAM
On Feb. 6, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association launched a new weekly television program for America's cattle farmers and ranchers on RFD-TV.
CT: March 05, 2007 10:45:35 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- THE PIG SITTER
“Just watch her.” Those three little words should strike fear in the hearts of any self-respecting livestock producer when spoken by the neighbor who is seeking help on their way out of town.
CT: March 05, 2007 10:48:14 CST
MANY FACTORS CAN CAUSE PREGNANCY LOSSES IN HERD
After a cow or heifer is bred, she should calve about nine months plus one week later (283 days, on average). But sometimes accidents of gestation terminate pregnancy early, or other factors (disease or toxins) kill the developing calf.
CT: March 08, 2007 14:31:10 CST
TAKE A PROACTIVE STANCE TO PREVENT BLOAT
About this time each year my phone starts ringing with producers complaining of bloat problems. In some cases the producer is faced with an isolated case or two. In other cases the effect is disastrous with many cattle being affected.
CT: March 08, 2007 14:32:48 CST
CATTLE-FAX SEES OPPORTUNITY IN HIGH QUALITY
It's a challenge to grow demand when the supply is limited.
CT: March 08, 2007 14:36:24 CST
IMPACTS PRODUCERS' DECISIONS
Livestock producers saw it coming, but the hay shortage is forcing some tough decisions that may have long-term repercussions on the health, performance and profitability of their animals.
CT: March 08, 2007 14:37:59 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- COWBOY COURAGE
The job of a ring man isn't for sissies. I'm not talking about those guys who wear silk ties, eat free barbecue every day and stand outside the ring taking bids at purebred sales. I'm referring to those brave souls who stand INSIDE the ring at your local auction market.
CT: March 09, 2007 12:56:09 CST
DATE SET FOR SANTA GERTRUDIS BLUEBONNET SALE
Eighty-seven registered Santa Gertrudis cattle are consigned to the 2007 Annual Santa Gertrudis Bluebonnet Classic, Saturday, March 24th, at the William and Alton Allen Memorial Exposition Center, Hallettsville, Texas.
CT: March 09, 2007 12:58:16 CST
NEW LIMOUSIN EPDS NOW AVAILABLE
Expected progeny differences from the spring 2007 International Limousin Genetic Evaluation now are available on the North American Limousin Foundation Web site (www.nalf.org).
CT: March 09, 2007 13:00:40 CST
SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE SPEAKS AT NCBA CONVENTION
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns gave the keynote address at the Cattle Industry Annual Convention and Trade Show in Nashville.
CT: March 12, 2007 13:16:12 CST
BEEF MARKET BASKET SURVEY FINDINGS ANNOUNCED
Fat trim levels and separable fat content of some beef cuts in the retail case are leaner than ever before and leaner than reported in government nutrition databases, according to a new checkoff-funded study that evaluated more than 10,000 cuts from 82 U.S. retail stores.
CT: March 12, 2007 13:18:46 CST
BLOOD TEST QUICKLY IDENTIFIES PROUD PARENTS
The 21st century beef industry has brought new ideas and concepts to the table. Many go above and beyond traditional management values. Cattlemen continue to refine their “craft” looking to produce the best end product possible to keep beef the center piece of many dinner tables.
CT: March 14, 2007 07:36:39 CST
BEEF BOARD SEATS NEW MEMBERS AND LEADERSHIP
The Cattlemen's Beef Board seated new board members and elected officers and representatives for its 2007 Executive Committee and Beef Promotion Operating Committee during its annual meeting in Nashville Feb. 3, 2007.
CT: March 14, 2007 07:39:36 CST
CAB ENJOYS HIGHEST PRODUCT UTILIZATION EVER
A continuous quest for high quality and value led the Certified Angus Beef brand to its highest product utilization ever in fiscal 2006, which ended Sept. 30.
CT: March 15, 2007 12:26:36 CST
STUDY SHOWS EXPANDED CHOICE OF GROUND BEEF PRODUCTS IS APPEALING
For ground beef lovers, the only thing better than one burger might be the opportunity to choose from a variety of new ground beef options that are not only good tasting – but good for you, as well.
CT: March 15, 2007 12:30:03 CST
SANTA ROUNDUP SET FOR MAY 12 AT NEW LOCATION
The Santa Roundup Sale, will be held May 12, 2007 at a new location, Pitchford Genetics, Athens, Texas.
CT: March 16, 2007 12:51:00 CST
BULL LISTINGS NOW ON THE LIMOUSIN EXCHANGE
Bull buyers can search for Limousin and Lim Flex herdsire prospects by directing their Web browsers to the North American Limousin Foundation home page at www.nalf.org and clicking the “Limousin Exchange: Bull Listing Service” link.
CT: March 16, 2007 12:53:02 CST
CATTLE-FAX ELECTS NEW OFFICERS, DIRECTORS
Alabama cattleman Ned Ellis, owner of Circle E Farms in New Deposit, Ala., has been elected president of Cattle-Fax, a Denver-based market information and analysis service.
CT: March 19, 2007 11:52:52 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- MARKET FREEDOM WINS
Cattle prices go down as consumer beef demand declines due to decreasing beef quality, and risk increases. That's what happens when you try to legislate the market.
CT: March 19, 2007 11:54:55 CST
ANGUS TIMELY TOPICS
We as Angus breeders are fortunate to have a broad genetic base and tremendous variation within the Angus breed.
CT: March 19, 2007 11:56:18 CST
On March 30, USDA will release an Acreage and Stocks report that could very well be the report of the century it is that important for the US agricultural markets.
CT: March 20, 2007 12:02:44 CST
COMBAT HIGH FEED COSTS BY UTILIZING FAT IN SUPPLEMENTS
As every cattle producer is painfully aware, feed costs have continued to escalate as grain supplies, especially corn are drawn upon to produce ethanol as a supplement to fossil fuels.
CT: March 20, 2007 12:05:29 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- STAMPEDERS
I was rereading a book about cowboys and trail drives by one of my favorite authors when it dawned on me how much modern-day environmentalists, animal rightists and other habitual alarmists are just like stampeding Longhorns.
CT: March 21, 2007 13:06:23 CST
U.S. RED MEAT EXPORTS REMAIN STRONG WORLDWIDE
U.S. red meat exports posted gains through November 2006 compared to the same time period in 2005.
CT: March 21, 2007 13:08:58 CST
PARASITES PRESENT BIG PROBLEM FOR PRODUCERS
Parasites may be little, but they can cause big problems for beef producers.
CT: March 21, 2007 13:11:18 CST
TINNEY NAMED ALABAMA BCIA PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
The Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association honored Howard Tinney of Tinney Farms as the 2007 BCIA Purebred Producer of the Year during their Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet held in Huntsville on Feb. 17.
CT: March 23, 2007 12:50:05 CST
BEST WAY TO COPE WITH HIGH CORN PRICES IS EFFICIENCY
According to recent reports, current corn ending stocks are at their second lowest level in 45 years. Higher corn prices have had an immediate and major impact on feeder cattle prices. There is speculation that we¡¦re in this for the long haul; in other words, we can expect feed costs to be at a higher plateau for years to come.
CT: March 23, 2007 12:51:21 CST
BLACK INK -- ARE YOUR COWS QUALIFIED?
Maybe you had to sum up your qualifications when you applied for an off-farm job. Perhaps your FFA Star Farmer application required it or, if you never actually had an “official” résumé, you've helped a son or daughter fill one out. A good résumé makes a positive difference.
CT: March 23, 2007 12:52:55 CST
NATIONAL HEREFORD SHOW BOASTS RECORD NUMBERS
The National Hereford Show at the 2007 Southwestern Livestock Expostion in Fort Worth was the largest Hereford show in recent years with 252 Hereford cattle on display.
CT: March 26, 2007 12:26:26 CST
MANAGE SOIL FOR FERTILITY IN PASTURES
When hay is removed from a hayfield, it makes sense to think that a substantial amount of nutrients are being carted off in each bale. However, when cattle graze in a pasture, it is reasonable to expect that most of those nutrients are recycled back to the pasture.
CT: March 26, 2007 12:28:06 CST
PRODUCERS APPLAUD EFFORTS ON SUPERFUND CLARIFICATION
U.S. cattle producers are applauding the introduction of legislation supported by 66 members of Congress, to clarify that livestock manure is not a hazardous substance under Superfund laws.
CT: March 26, 2007 12:37:00 CST
MAJORITY OF DAIRY PRODUCERS APPROVE OF CHECKOFF
While milk may be their No. 1 commodity, a notable 68 percent of dairy producers surveyed said they approve of the $1-per-head beef checkoff program they contribute to as beef producers, according to recent independent research of dairy producers commissioned by the Cattlemen's Beef Promotion and Research Board.
CT: March 27, 2007 13:07:14 CST
MOTHER'S DAY PROMOTION UNDERWAY IN MEXICO
The U.S. Meat Export Federation kicked off its popular Mother's Day promotion Monday, Mar. 5, in Mexico City. The fifth-annual promotion encourages retail consumers to buy U.S. beef and pork by offering two tickets to a Mother's Day event when a specific amount of meat is purchased.
CT: March 27, 2007 13:09:22 CST
PATE HONORED BY ALABAMA BCIA
The Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association honored Harold Pate of Pate Charolais in Lowndesboro, Ala. as the 2006 Richard Deese Award recipient during the Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet held in Huntsville at the Von Braun Center on Feb. 17.
CT: March 27, 2007 13:59:37 CST
LOUISIANA TO HOST NATIONAL JUNIOR LIMOUSIN SHOW
The Limousin breed will enjoy some Louisiana-style Southern hospitality at the 2007 "Bayou Bash" National Junior Limousin Show and Congress.
CT: March 28, 2007 12:54:30 CST
THE ETHANOL QUESTION? THE LONG-TERM IMPACTS ON AG REMAIN TO BE SEEN
Colorado's South Platte River pushes its way from Denver, across the high plains, before it spills into Nebraska. Its path anchors the western edge of one of the world's largest corn-producing regions, which stretches from the Ohio prairie to the edge of the Rocky Mountains.
CT: March 28, 2007 12:56:21 CST
PRODUCERS VOICE CONCERNS ON RISING FEED COSTS
As corn prices rise due to increased demand, livestock producers across the country are hurting and struggling to find reliable and affordable sources of animal feed.
CT: March 28, 2007 12:57:32 CST
AGA SEEKS INTERNSHIP APPLICANTS
The American Gelbvieh Association is accepting applications for a summer internship with the Denver-based breed association.
CT: March 29, 2007 13:51:53 CST
STUDY CONFIRMS MARKET-DRIVEN SYSTEM IS VITAL
In reviewing the "Livestock and Meat Marketing Study," just released by USDA's Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association says the report provides quantitative support for what NCBA members have known all along.
CT: March 29, 2007 13:56:27 CST
CHAMPIONS NAMED AT THE HOUSTON SIMMENTAL SHOW
Quality was the order of the day at the Simmental open show, held February 28, at the 2007 Houston Livestock Show.
CT: March 29, 2007 14:03:16 CST
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE APPOINTS NEW DEAN OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES AND NATURAL RESOURCES
Dr. Caula A. Beyl has been named as dean of the University of Tennessee College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.
CT: March 30, 2007 13:11:10 CST
ASA BREEDERS CONFERENCES TO BE HELD IN NORTH DAKOTA & SOUTH DAKOTA
The American Simmental Association will host a breeder conference in North Dakota on Tuesday, April 24, at the Ramada Suites and Convention Center, Fargo, North Dakota and in Brookings, South Dakota on Wednesday, April 25 at the Swiftel Center.
CT: March 30, 2007 13:12:49 CST
NCBA NAMES ASHBY GREEN VP PRODUCER EDUCATION
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) proudly announces that Dr. Ashby Green has joined the organization as vice president, producer education.
CT: March 30, 2007 13:15:34 CST
BERG AND RHODUS SELECTED AS INAUGURAL CHB AMBASSADORS
Certified Hereford Beef LLC welcomes Mary Ann Berg, Dalton, Ohio, and Anna Rhodus, Greenwood, Mo., to the CHB® marketing team as 2007 CHB ambassadors. These women will assist CHB LLC staff at promotional events throughout the year as volunteer spokespersons for CHB product and the breed behind the brand.
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