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October 2007


CT: October 01, 2007 13:48:39 CST
SANTA GERTRUDIS JUNIORS RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIPS
Thirteen deserving National Junior Santa Gertrudis Association members were awarded scholarships at the 2007 National Junior Santa Gertrudis Heifer Show.

CT: October 01, 2007 13:55:46 CST
KANSAS YOUTH EARN HONORS AT 75TH JUNIOR LIVESTOCK SHOW
The 75th anniversary of the Kansas Junior Livestock Show added to the event's memorable history with a 20-year high in livestock numbers and stiff competition for auction premiums and scholarships.

CT: October 01, 2007 13:59:24 CST
TEXAS ANIMAL HEALTH OFFICIALS TACKLE TUBERCULOSIS ENTRY AND ID REQUIREMENTS
Texas livestock health officials, striving to protect Texas' hard-earned cattle tuberculosis (TB)-free status, have adopted new cattle entry, testing and movement regulations that go into effect Saturday, October 13.

CT: October 02, 2007 15:03:08 CST
NEBRASKA CATTLEMEN SELECTS NOV. 28 – 29 FOR ANNUAL CONVENTION & TRADE SHOW
The Nebraska Cattlemen invites all producers to mark their calendar and make plans to attend their annual Convention and Trade Show which is scheduled for Nov. 28 – 29 at the Holiday Inn in Kearney.

CT: October 02, 2007 15:06:12 CST
SALE DATES ANNOUNCED FOR ANGUSSOURCE® TAGGED CALVES
To assist Angus producers in capturing added value from their participation in AngusSource®, the American Angus Association announces several fall sale dates.

CT: October 02, 2007 15:11:10 CST
TENNESSEE'S CENTER FOR PROFITABLE AGRICULTURE APPOINTS NEW DIRECTOR
Robert W. Holland, Jr., has been appointed Director for the University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture.

CT: October 03, 2007 14:13:19 CST
KOBE BEEF AMERICA NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
Today, Kobe Beef America, Inc., the leading producer of American Wagyu Kobe Beef, launched a new website in which meat lovers can buy Kobe Beef products online.

CT: October 03, 2007 14:15:40 CST
LONE MOUNTAIN CATTLE COMPANY OWNER TO PARTICIPATE IN JAPAN AND AUSTRALIAN WAGYU TOUR
Lone Mountain Cattle Company is going international, Robert Estrin, owner of the full-blood Wagyu beef operation, is attending the 2007 Australian Wagyu Conference to be held in Brisbane, Oct 5-7 and joining the Australian Tour of Japan for the All-Japan Wagyu Show in Tottori.

CT: October 03, 2007 14:18:17 CST
NEBRASKA CATTLEMEN THANKS SEN. HAGEL FOR TAX DEFERMENT MEASURE
The Nebraska Cattlemen has thanked Sen. Chuck Hagel for his role in persuading the U.S. Treasury to grant tax deferment on capital gains to producers who were forced by drought to sell livestock since January 2003.

CT: October 04, 2007 15:05:01 CST
NATIONAL ORGANIZATION HONORS MSU PROFESSOR
A national organization is honoring a Mississippi State University associate professor for outstanding contributions to teaching.

CT: October 04, 2007 15:06:34 CST
SEMINAR TARGETS WOMEN WORKING IN AGRICULTURE
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: October 04, 2007 15:08:19 CST
MONTANA HEREFORD ASSOCIATION TO HOLD ANNUAL MEETING & CONVENTION
The Montana Hereford Association Annual Meeting & Convention is set for November 3 at the Best Western City Center in Bozeman, MT.

CT: October 05, 2007 14:06:43 CST
STAKES HIGH IN FIGHT AGAINST THE CATTLE FEVER TICK; PEST COULD SPREAD COAST-TO-COAST
Livestock health officials say it could cost upwards of $13 million and take as long as two years to stop an incursion of fever ticks into the formerly fever tick free areas of five counties along the Texas-Mexico border.

CT: October 05, 2007 14:08:24 CST
TAYLOR NAMED AUBURN DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS
A founding faculty member of Mississippi State University's College of Veterinary Medicine received a 2007 distinguished alumnus award from Auburn University's College of Veterinary Medicine.

CT: October 08, 2007 14:00:29 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK...HIGH STAKES FARE
“Anyone who says winning doesn't matter is either an idiot or a liar, or both,” seethed Aunt Pinky, throwing her spatula across her spotless kitchen with such force that it would surely have shattered her window if it hadn't hit Hooter first.

CT: October 08, 2007 14:02:53 CST
NATIONAL ANUGS CONFERENCE HELD AUG. 29-31
More than 300 people from across the United States and Canada converged in Illinois for the 2007 National Angus Conference and Tour, August 29-31.

CT: October 08, 2007 14:04:57 CST
CHAMPIONS NAMED AT NATIONAL SANTA GERTRUDIS JR. SHOW
More than one hundred seventy junior Santa Gertrudis members traveled to Albuquerque, N.M. to compete in the 2007 National Junior Santa Gertrudis Heifer Show, June 18-22, 2007.

CT: October 08, 2007 14:06:51 CST
COMMODITY INSIGHT
William McChesney Martin, the longest (1951-70) serving chairman of the Federal Reserve said the central bank's role is to take away the punch bowl just when the party starts getting interesting.

CT: October 10, 2007 12:43:30 CST
THE CATTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO PROBLEM SOLVING
There is absolutely no place where Murphy's Law is more applicable than on the farm or ranch. The old saying of “what can go wrong, will go wrong” comes true on farms and ranches around the world on a daily basis.

CT: October 10, 2007 12:44:58 CST
CONSUMERS SAY TENDERNESS AND TASTE ARE IMPORTANT
Consumers tell us that tenderness and taste are two of the most important attributes when they are evaluating their beef eating experience.

CT: October 10, 2007 12:46:46 CST
SAVVY PRODUCERS CAN SURVIVE HAY SHORTAGE
Management plans that include alternative feeding strategies for livestock and horses will be the key to survival for producers facing severe hay shortages this year.

CT: October 10, 2007 12:48:50 CST
RED ANGUS JUNIORS DO "WYOMING - COWBOY STYLE"
The Junior Red Angus Association of America recently held its 15th annual Junior Round-Up, June 26-July 1.

CT: October 11, 2007 14:50:27 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- ALL NATURAL
In this installment I'd like to tell you how you can top the market with your cattle every time you sell them at auction.

CT: October 11, 2007 14:52:36 CST
PREG CHECKING VIA BLOOD TEST IS GAINING POPULARITY
Modern technology and new techniques in reproduction are making some aspects of cattle production easier. One innovation that is gaining popularity is pregnancy checking via blood samples.

CT: October 12, 2007 13:28:46 CST
HEREFORD TOUR GOES FROM PASTURE TO PLATE
A bus load of seedstock and commercial producers, and farmer feeders spent four days traveling through South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas visiting Hereford seedstock and commercial ranches, feedlots, and packing plants, plus spent hours discussing beef industry topics and sharing knowledge.

CT: October 12, 2007 13:31:14 CST
U.S. RED MEAT EXPORT VALUE INCREASES THROUGH JULY
U.S. red meat exports posted increases in value through the first seven months of this year compared to the same time last year, according to the latest statistics compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation and provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

CT: October 15, 2007 13:56:12 CST
OPERATING COMMITTEE APPROVES '08 CHECKOFF PROGRAMS
The Beef Promotion Operating Committee funded a total of 42 program proposals with beef checkoff dollars for Fiscal 2008.

CT: October 15, 2007 14:06:33 CST
TOUGH STEAKS BEGIN AT THE RANCH
During the past 10 years, studies at universities have looked at the correlation between "wild" tempermental cattle and poor performance -- less feed efficiency at the feedlot, poor carcass quality (less tenderness, more dark cutters), etc.

CT: October 16, 2007 13:40:13 CST
ASA RELEASES FALL GENETIC EVALUATION
The American Simmental Association has released its Fall 2007 Multi-Breed Genetic Evaluation.

CT: October 16, 2007 13:43:53 CST
SPITZER RANCH CELEBRATES 25 YEARS IN THE BRANGUS BUSINESS
Spitzer Ranch holds Member Number 15594 issued May 25, 1982 shortly after they moved to South Carolina and purchased their first Registered Brangus cows.

CT: October 17, 2007 13:24:39 CST
EXPANDED TRADE NECESSARY FOR OPENING GLOBAL MARKETS
As expected, USDA has finalized its rule that will open trade with Canada to cattle born after March 1, 1999, and to beef from cattle of any age.

CT: October 17, 2007 13:26:49 CST
MISSISSIPPI STATE HIRES NEW BEEF SPECIALIST
An animal scientist with expertise in herd reproduction is the new beef cattle specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service.

CT: October 17, 2007 13:33:55 CST
TENNESSEE COOP OFFERS HELP WITH SHORT HAY SUPPLIES
Although late summer rains brought some relief to Tennessee's severe drought, production estimates show that farmers will still be facing substantial hay shortages going into the fall and winter.

CT: October 19, 2007 14:52:32 CST
BERRY JOINS RED ANGUS STAFF
Clint Berry from Urbana, Missouri has been hired by the Red Angus Association of America as the new Communications/Member Services Director.

CT: October 19, 2007 14:56:35 CST
RESEARCH SHOWS FLAVOR AS IMPORTANT AS TENDERNESS
There's been a lot of talk about tenderness in the beef industry lately. Tenderness markers have been identified and bulls are marketed with much fanfare surrounding this single trait. So tenderness must be king with the consumer, right?

CT: October 22, 2007 13:45:12 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- DROUGHT WONDERMENTS
There are no perfect answers in an extreme drought, unfortunately. There's plenty of need, though, for speed, clear-headedness and the guts to make decisions.

CT: October 22, 2007 13:46:51 CST
COMMODITY INSIGHT
One of my favorite market analysts is John J. Murphy, author of several best selling books, including Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets, which is regarded as the standard reference in the field.

CT: October 23, 2007 13:51:40 CST
OFFSET POTENTIAL PROBLEMS BY KNOWING AND PLANNING
Solving problems – seems like we all spend a lot of our time in this pursuit. There have been countless books written on the subject.

CT: October 23, 2007 13:54:34 CST
MCDONAGH JOINS ULTIMATE GENETICS STAFF
A cutting edge bovine reproduction company Ultimate Genetics, LLC. Wheelock, Texas, has recently hired a Director of Research and Technology.

CT: October 23, 2007 13:56:23 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- SIGNS OF THE TIMES
Here are ten signs that people in this country have too much money.

CT: October 24, 2007 13:50:53 CST
"GET OUT OF THE BOX" TO PAINT PROFIT PICTURE
Creative concepts are often left to artists, sculptors or for some television aficionados “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.” However, when cattlemen go to work on their own canvas, creativity takes on a whole new meaning.

CT: October 24, 2007 13:54:14 CST
ANGUS TIMELY TOPICS
Rogers Pharmacy has been an icon in Saint Joseph for more than 50 years. In many ways, this drugstore represents the better of two different worlds.

CT: October 24, 2007 13:56:45 CST
U.S. RED MEAT EXPORTS INCREASE IN VALUE THROUGH AUGUST
Exports of U.S. red meat continued to increase in value through August with U.S. pork up 6 percent to $1.96 billion and U.S. beef up 28 percent to $1.67 billion compared to the same period last year, according to the latest statistics compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation and provided by USDA.

CT: October 25, 2007 13:51:44 CST
ASA MARKETING GRID REWARDS MARBLING AND MUSCLING
All the fence building, hay baling, calf weaning and hundreds of other production tasks would be for nothing if the beef consumers of this nation disregarded our products.

CT: October 25, 2007 13:56:29 CST
GELBVIEH JRS. ELECT NEW LEADERSHIP
The American Gelbvieh Junior Association elected new officers and directors during its annual meeting in Sedalia, Mo.

CT: October 25, 2007 14:01:27 CST
CRYPTOSPORIDIOSIS APPEARING MORE IN BEEF HERDS
Cryptosporidiosis is a disease caused by a protozoan, creating diarrhea in young calves. Originally a problem in dairy cattle, this problem is now appearing with increasing frequency in beef herds.

CT: October 25, 2007 14:04:17 CST
BLACK INK -- IT'S ABOUT TIME
A steer finishes at USDA Prime Yield Grade 2 at the peak of seasonal demand, winning premiums of more than $250. He and his owners wasted no time.

CT: October 29, 2007 12:45:48 CST
RUN CATTLE RANCHES AS A BUSINESS TO AVOID IRS SCRUTINY
In hobby loss audits, the IRS sometimes views various types of ranching activities as a means of generating tax losses, rather than as a profit-oriented venture.

CT: October 29, 2007 12:52:05 CST
IMPROVED GENETICS CHANGING BACKGROUNDING METHODS
Cattle genetics have changed and backgrounders may need to react.

CT: October 30, 2007 13:02:14 CST
ANGUS ASSOCIATION NAMES TOP TEN ALABAMA PRODUCERS
The 10 producers who registered the most Angus beef cattle in the state of Alabama recorded a total of 1764 Angus with the American Angus Association® during fiscal year 2007, which ended September 30, according to John Crouch, executive vice president of the American Angus Association.

CT: October 30, 2007 13:04:29 CST
FARMERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR GRANTS
The Southern Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program is now accepting farmer research grant applications. Applications are due by November 15, 2007.

CT: October 30, 2007 13:07:42 CST
COLORADO PRODUCER EARNS BREEDER OF THE YEAR HONORS
Larry and Jean Croissant were honored by their peers by earning the Red Angus Association of America's Breeder of the Year Award.


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