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CT: September 04, 2007 15:22:28 CST
U.S. AGRICULTURAL EXPORTS EXPECTED TO REACH RECORD LEVELS
Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns announced a record $79 billion forecast in FY 2007 agricultural exports.
CT: September 04, 2007 15:25:37 CST
NCBA ADDS FIELD REPS TO AFFILIATE RELATIONS AND MEMBER SERVICES TEAM
Building on the success of its growing membership, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association is making two additions in its member services area.
CT: September 04, 2007 15:27:54 CST
NEBRASKA CATTLEMEN ENDORSES NCTA'S NEW 100-COW PROGRAM
The Nebraska Cattlemen Board of Directors has endorsed Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture's new 100 Beef Cow Ownership Advantage program.
CT: September 05, 2007 14:22:48 CST
ROSE NAMED BIF PRESIDENT
Former American Simmental Association Trustee, Lora Rose, Colville, WA, was elected to the Presidency of the Beef Improvement Federation, long regarded as the most respected of all beef cattle performance organizations.
CT: September 05, 2007 14:25:30 CST
IOWA BEEF EXPO HEIFERS RECOGNIZED
Mike Nolin, the Iowa Beef Breeds Council President has announced that the Iowa Beef Breeds Council has started a program in which each breed holding a sale at the Iowa Beef Expo will have the opportunity to present a $250 Iowa Beef Expo Heifer Award sponsored by the Iowa Beef Breeds Council to a junior exhibitor who purchased and exhibited a heifer from their breed sale.
CT: September 05, 2007 14:27:57 CST
VEAL COOKING COMPETITION HELD IN NEW YORK CITY
As part of its “Go to Market” strategy, the checkoff-funded veal program held a cooking competition in New York City for top U.S. chefs, challenging them to develop original veal dishes using several new veal cuts.
CT: September 06, 2007 13:58:38 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- LOWER EDUCATION
Hooter was remembering his very first knife, a bone-handled Queen steel, with two blades and a hole-punch, new in the box that his grandpa gave him with a twinkle in his eye.
CT: September 06, 2007 14:00:31 CST
Thanks to China, the old saying, "all is fair in love and war" was changed this week. The saying now goes, "all is fair in love, war and commodity trading."
CT: September 06, 2007 14:05:26 CST
NATIONAL JUNIOR GELBVIEH SHOW HELD IN MISSOURI
The American Gelbvieh Junior Association teamed up with the Heart of America Gelbvieh Association and Heart of America Junior Gelbvieh Association to host the AGJA Gateway Classic.
CT: September 07, 2007 13:40:29 CST
DROUGHT FORCES PRODUCERS TO MAKE TOUGH DECISIONS
No doubt, many producers across the U.S. are painfully aware of the drought conditions affecting their part of the country.
CT: September 07, 2007 13:42:38 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- SIGHT UNSEEN
As a writer, I collect turns of the tongue like some people collect salt and pepper shakers.
CT: September 10, 2007 15:18:12 CST
CHAMPIONS NAMED AT ANNUAL BRANGUS FUTURITY
The annual Brangus® Futurity, which is considered the event of the summer for exhibitors was once again held in conjunction with the National Junior Brangus Heifer Show, July 23rd in West Monroe, La.
CT: September 10, 2007 15:20:07 CST
DOES SEX CLASSIFICATION AFFECT BEEF TENDERNESS?
Tenderness, the gold standard for beef products, is a complex trait influenced by a variety of factors, many of which can be managed to reduce the incidence of tenderness problems in the final product.
CT: September 12, 2007 14:19:55 CST
ANGUS ASSOCIATION SIGNS COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT WITH USDA
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has signed a cooperative agreement with the American Angus Association.
CT: September 12, 2007 14:23:33 CST
VALUE-ADDED MANAGEMENT CAN IMPROVE PROFITS
Cattlemen have often been accused of being slow to adapt to new husbandry practices, alternative feed sources or to even new vaccines that are just a tick better than the old ones.
CT: September 12, 2007 14:25:28 CST
KING RANCH INSTITUTE TO HOST MANAGEMENT SYMPOSIUM
King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management will host their 4th annual HOLT CAT Symposium for Excellence in Ranch Management, October 25-26, 2007 at Texas A&M University, Kingsville, Texas.
CT: September 12, 2007 14:30:07 CST
HUNTING IS NOW A MAJOR ECONOMIC FORCE IN RURAL AMERICA
As a third-generation Texas rancher, Richard Nunley knows the value of raising quality cattle. But he's also come to realize the importance of managing his ranch more holistically, and understands that preserving and protecting wildlife habitat not only is good for his cows, but also for his bottom line.
CT: September 13, 2007 14:50:46 CST
BRANGUS HONOR SHOW HEIFER, BULL AND SIRE OF THE YEAR
The International Brangus Breeders Association recently announced the 2006 Show Heifer and Show Bull of the Year honors, as well as the Show Sire of the Year. The coveted awards were given during activities at the combined National Junior Brangus Show and the International Brangus Futurity, recently held in West Monroe, La.
CT: September 13, 2007 14:55:31 CST
OAK CREEK TO HOST PRE-SALE SEMINAR
Oak Creek Farms, Chappell Hill, Texas, is hosting an informative workshop at the ranch the evening before their October 27, 2007 annual sale.
CT: September 13, 2007 14:58:13 CST
"NEXT WAVE" OF BEEF VALUE CUTS TO ROLL OUT IN 2008
A new line of Beef Value Cuts – this time fabricated from the beef chuck roll – is slated for a 2008 rollout, according to the checkoff-funded Beef Innovations Group, which is coordinating research and marketing efforts to expand the value cuts program.
CT: September 13, 2007 14:59:54 CST
BOOT CAMP PLANNED FOR PENNSYLVANIA AND KENTUCKY
The American Angus Association and Angus Foundation will conduct two Cattlemen's Boot Camps this fall.
CT: September 13, 2007 15:01:44 CST
RITCHIE OFFERS NEW IMMERSION HEATER
Ritchie Industries, the leading manufacturer of automatic watering fountains, has added a new, innovative product to their line of specialty items.
CT: September 17, 2007 13:36:12 CST
SULFUR CONTENT IN FEEDS AND FORAGES IS A GROWING CONCERN
A number of years ago it was suggested by researchers that Sulfur levels in beef cattle diets could be a problem in several ways.
CT: September 17, 2007 13:39:03 CST
Let me begin by stating emphatically that I am not BAY, bullish another year.
CT: September 17, 2007 13:42:41 CST
LEADERS ELECTED AT JUNIOR NATIONAL HEREFORD EXPO
Katlin Mulvaney, Kandi Knippa, Hannah Wine and Kimber Evans were elected to serve as directors of the National Junior Hereford Association at the 2007 Junior National Hereford Expo in Denver.
CT: September 18, 2007 15:31:12 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- PASTURE AND THE CYCLE
"As volatile grains compete for acreage, urban sprawl continues to spread,
and conservationists set land aside, bovines may be the ones left out," said
analysts with the Agricultural Marketing Service earlier this month.
CT: September 18, 2007 15:34:27 CST
NON-GENETIC FACTORS CAN AFFECT QUALITY GRADE OF CATTLE
Dr. Pete Anderson, vice president of sales and technical services for VetLife, told the attendees at the Beef Improvement Federation Annual Research Symposium in Fort Collins, Colorado that there are a number of factors besides genetics that impact beef marbling and quality grades.
CT: September 18, 2007 15:36:13 CST
GELBVIEH ASSOCIATION REVAMPS ITS CARCASS EPDS
With the release of the Fall 2007 Sire Summary and EPDs the American Gelbvieh Association announces significant changes to the EPDs for carcass traits.
CT: September 19, 2007 12:36:51 CST
ANGUS TIMELY TOPICS
The World Angus Secretariat (Secretariat) is a federation of organizations representing each country in the world that has an Angus breed registry.
CT: September 19, 2007 12:45:15 CST
PLANTING WINTER PASTURE BEST WAY TO WINTER CATTLE
Why plant winter annual forages? One major reason is that species such as ryegrass, wheat and oats grow and provide grazing during the period when bermudagrass and bahiagrass are dormant and unproductive.
CT: September 19, 2007 12:48:06 CST
BRANGUS CHAMPIONS NAMED AT JUNIOR NATIONAL
More than 120 junior Brangus breeders and their families hauled to West Monroe, Louisiana, making the 25th Annual National Junior Brangus Show one of the best yet.
CT: September 20, 2007 12:47:37 CST
DOES TEMPERAMENT EFFECT CARCASS QUALITY?
Many cattlemen have suspected that disposition -- the mental and emotional attitude of cattle -- has an effect on how well they do in the feedlot, having an impact on gain.
CT: September 20, 2007 12:51:34 CST
HOW MANY OPEN COWS WILL YOU FEED THIS WINTER?
With the end of the spring breeding season coming to a close, it's time to start planning the next step for the cows in your herd pregnancy evaluation.
CT: September 20, 2007 12:53:30 CST
CLOVERS CAN MAKE BIG CONTRIBUTION TO FORAGE PROGRAM
Clovers are wonderful plants that can contribute greatly to forage/livestock programs, to soil stabilization, and to other situations in which plant vegetation is desired.
CT: September 21, 2007 12:54:23 CST
NCBA TO HOST EMPLOYEE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association is teaming with Kansas State University and the National Pork Board to offer the "Employee Management For Production Agriculture Conference," Oct. 11-12, 2007.
CT: September 21, 2007 12:55:47 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- THE WALKING OF THE COWS
People in agriculture are always being urged by our government, who want a cheap food policy, to develop other sources of income on our farms and ranches.
CT: September 21, 2007 12:57:57 CST
BLACK INK -- OLD SCHOOL = DATED MANAGEMENT
Every medicine cabinet in America used to contain a mercury thermometer. Now, the last thing parents want to do when a child feels ill is to stick a poisonous metal in their mouth, even though the danger lies only in a cracked or broken instrument. What changed?
CT: September 24, 2007 15:12:54 CST
HAY QUALITY IMPACTED BY FIVE FACTORS
Of all the feedstuffs livestock consume, hay is probably one of the most variable in terms of quality.
CT: September 24, 2007 15:14:29 CST
LIMOUSIN ASSOCIATION RELEASES FALL EPDS
Expected progeny differences from the fall 2007 international Limousin genetic evaluation now are available through various features of the North American Limousin Foundation Web site (www.nalf.org).
CT: September 25, 2007 15:04:30 CST
BEEF CHECKOFF PROGRAM IS KEY TO EXPORT EFFORTS
Exports of U.S. beef continue to increase, thanks in part to promotions funded by U.S. beef producers through the Beef Checkoff Program.
CT: September 25, 2007 15:07:42 CST
GELBVIEH JUNIORS EARN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
The American Gelbvieh Association Foundation presented scholarships to six deserving junior Gelbvieh members during the American Gelbvieh Junior Association Gateway Classic in Sedalia, Mo., July 8-13.
CT: September 26, 2007 13:51:22 CST
CATTLE CAN BE TRAINED FOR EASE OF HANDLING
Cattle can be readily trained for ease of handling, if you understand how they think.
CT: September 26, 2007 13:53:56 CST
SANTA GERTRUDIS JUNIORS ELECT LEADERSHIP
With the end of a national junior heifer show brings the election of new leadership for the year. This year the elected NJSGA president is Joanna Stewart, Woodland, Alabama.
CT: September 27, 2007 14:12:14 CST
GET GOOD TAX ADVICE IN REGARDS TO RANCH ACTIVITIES
The U.S. Tax Court is a federal court system which hears petitions by taxpayers who wish to contest deficiencies made against them by the IRS.
CT: September 27, 2007 14:16:50 CST
COWS THAT WORK MEAN CALVES THAT GRADE
Many beef producers struggle with priorities when it comes to genetic selection. One part of them knows the market rewards a focus on the end product. After all, consumers are the ultimate customers.
CT: September 28, 2007 13:30:05 CST
CAB CONTINUES TO POST RECORD SALES
The largest branded beef program in the world continues to grow. Certified Angus
Beef LLC set a record in June, selling more pounds of product than in any other
month in the brand's history.
CT: September 28, 2007 13:33:10 CST
MANAGE REPLACEMENT HEIFERS FOR FERTILITY AND PRODUCTIVITY IN HERD
Incorporating the following practices into your management of a heifer replacement system can be effective tools to increase the overall fertility and productivity of your herd, both in the short term and in the future.
CT: September 28, 2007 13:38:24 CST
UNIFORMITY IN THE HERD CAN PAY DIVIDENDS
The other day I was asked by a writer to aid them in an article about variability in cattle. It seems, they said, that producers have less uniform groups of cattle to sell or place on feed in Texas than in other areas of the country and that this variability can cost a producer a lot of money in terms of grid discounts, etc.
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