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July 2008


CT: July 01, 2008 15:19:07 CST
A WILL IS IMPORTANT FOR FARMERS AND RANCHERS
Most Americans, as compared with Europeans, die without a will. Even in cases involving extensive wealth I am amazed to see the difficulty people have in taking the necessary steps to implement a will.

CT: July 02, 2008 14:56:51 CST
VEAL COOKING COMPETITION HELD IN CHICAGO
As part of its “Go to Market” strategy, the beef checkoff-funded veal program held a cooking competition last week in Chicago for top U.S. chefs, challenging them to develop original veal dishes using several new veal cuts.

CT: July 02, 2008 14:58:54 CST
NATIONAL E6 BEEFMASTER REPLACEMENT FEMALE SALE HELD
Beefmaster Breeders United, held their annual National E6 Beefmaster Replacement Female Sale in Columbus, Texas on April 6, 2008.

CT: July 07, 2008 15:07:23 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- SELECTING TOMORROW
You can't overwhelm genetics with management and technology.

CT: July 07, 2008 15:09:22 CST
COMMODITY INSIGHT
The opening paragraph of this months Cadent Financial newsletter states; "The coming weeks of trade could be one of the most significant time frames in history for commodities, as a number of markets are sitting in historically high ground, but in some cases the supply demand situation doesn't seem to be settled, and that could result in unbelievable volatility.

CT: July 08, 2008 15:00:42 CST
COMSTOCK NAMED RED ANGUS EXECUTIVE SECRETARY
Greg Comstock has been named Executive Secretary of the Red Angus Association of America.

CT: July 09, 2008 15:40:45 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- CHOW CHOW
One hundred thousand South Koreans rioted (at least one was killed) and another 40,000 protesters held an all-night candlelight vigil because they don't want to eat American beef. This from a country that eats dogs on a regular basis!

CT: July 09, 2008 15:42:46 CST
SUMMER IS NOT A TIME TO BACK OFF ON MANAGEMENT
Summer is typically a great time of the year. A time for baseball and watermelon, a time for home-made ice cream and fireworks. Many years it's a great time for cattle producers as well. A time to relax a little and to get hay cut and baled or silage put up. This year is more challenging given the extremes in weather patterns – floods in the Midwest, drought in some areas of the south and other locations.

CT: July 10, 2008 15:19:24 CST
FLY CONTROL CAN BE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY
The battle against flies is constant, but there are ways to reduce the numbers of these costly pests—without pesticides and toxic chemicals.

CT: July 11, 2008 15:16:10 CST
ANGUS TIMELY TOPICS
I write my final column with a sense of excitement and anticipation regarding the future direction of the Angus breed.

CT: July 14, 2008 15:51:47 CST
SANTA GERTRUDIS BREEDERS INTERNATIONAL HONORS PASCHAL
Santa Gertrudis Breeders International named the first recipient of the SGBI Industry Service Award at its 2008 Annual Meeting held recently in New Orleans, La.

CT: July 15, 2008 15:29:50 CST
FAVORABLE TRENDS ILLUSTRATE LIMOUSIN BREED IMPROVEMENT
The North American Limousin Foundation recently examined the breed's phenotypic trends for the last 10 years to gauge the effects its members' selection and management decisions were having on calving ease; birth, weaning, yearling and mature-cow weights; and frame size.

CT: July 16, 2008 15:40:17 CST
ALL-AMERICAN LIMOUSIN FUTURITY WILL INCLUDE FULLBLOOD, LIM-FLEX SHOWS
The All-American Limousin Futurity will be Friday, July 18, at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds in Sioux Falls, S.D.

CT: July 16, 2008 15:41:56 CST
ANGUS INFLUENCE AFFECTS EFFICIENCY, CARCASS MERIT
Successful producers have always tried to raise high-quality, high-performing cattle, but may have felt compelled to choose one ideal over the other.

CT: July 17, 2008 14:05:29 CST
TUCKER, DEPPE TOP JUNIOR NATIONAL HEREFORD STEER SHOW
Exhibitors from across the U.S. gathered for the 2008 Junior National Hereford Expo in Kansas City, Mo., July 16, and it was Mitchell Tucker, North Platte, Neb., who walked away with grand champion honors in the steer show.

CT: July 17, 2008 14:08:35 CST
SIOUX FALLS HOSTS HEARTLAND REGIONAL JUNIOR LIMOUSIN SHOW
The Heartland Regional Junior Limousin Show was July 12 in Sioux Falls, S.D. Exhibitors brought 156 head from Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

CT: July 18, 2008 12:38:39 CST
JUNIOR EXHIBITORS SHOW CHAMPION SHORTHORNS
Junior Shorthorn exhibitors from 27 states, arrived in Kansas City ready to show their stars and stripes at the 2008 Jr. Nationals.

CT: July 18, 2008 12:40:46 CST
KLA YOUNG STOCKMEN'S ACADEMY TOURS WESTERN KANSAS
The second installment of the Kansas Livestock Association Young Stockmen's Academy was held July 9-10 in western Kansas.

CT: July 21, 2008 13:08:43 CST
INTERNAL PARASITES IN CATTLE HINDER OPTIMUM PRODUCTION
Internal parasites (stomach and intestinal worms) rob cattle of nutrition, reducing growth and weight gains in young cattle and hindering optimum production in all classes of cattle.

CT: July 21, 2008 13:10:21 CST
DROUGHT FORCES SUMMER MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES
At this point we will focus on management as related to forage availability in areas that have experienced continued lower rainfall.

CT: July 21, 2008 13:12:46 CST
DON'T MISS SIGNS OF HEAT STRESS IN STOCK DOGS
A good dog can be as much or better help than another rider or two—bringing up stragglers, keeping the herd together, rounding up a herd-quitter, getting cattle out of the brush or in any other terrain that may be difficult to get through on a horse.

CT: July 21, 2008 13:14:23 CST
EASTERN REGIONAL JR. LIMOUSIN SHOW HELD IN TENNESSEE
The Eastern Regional Junior Limousin Show was June 21 in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Exhibitors came from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and West Virginia.

CT: July 23, 2008 14:07:47 CST
SCHUMANN NAMED CEO OF ANGUS ASSOCIATION
Bryce Schumann, Lecompton, Kansas, has been named chief executive officer for the American Angus Association, effective June 13.

CT: July 24, 2008 13:47:17 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- PLANTING TIME IN AMERICA
Americans have moved off the farm and into town and along with some of their possessions they left behind their common sense.

CT: July 24, 2008 13:51:13 CST
SURVEY SHOWS RETAILERS ARE RESPONDING TO CONSUMERS
Cattlemen must continually evaluate market conditions and make adjustments accordingly. It's no different for businessmen on the other side of the beef chain.

CT: July 25, 2008 12:46:26 CST
LIVESTOCK HAULERS BECOME MODERN DAY TRAIL BOSSES
Livestock transportation has made many strides over the years. From the trail drives of the days of old, to the rail car and finally, modernized hauling rigs that took advantage of this country's vast highway system to get from point A to point B.

CT: July 25, 2008 12:48:16 CST
COW CREEK RANCH HOSTS PRODUCER FIELD DAY
“We have both huge opportunities and huge challenges today in the cattle business,” said Joe Reznicek, Cow Creek Ranch owner, in his opening remarks at the eighth annual Cow Creek Ranch Joint Venture Producer Field Day held Saturday, June 7, 2008, at the ranch near Aliceville, Ala.

CT: July 28, 2008 15:34:48 CST
ALTERNATIVE FERTILIZER OPTIONS CAN OFFSET HIGH COSTS
What items cost seems to be a great part of the American thought process these days. Most are frustrated not by the amount of money they make, but the price of every day garden variety items continually rising.

CT: July 28, 2008 15:37:31 CST
AMERICAN BREEDS COALITION HOSTS SEMINARS
The American Breeds Coalition, in an aggressive move to promote the utilization of its member breeds, hosted two seminars on May 29 at the Heritage Place in Oklahoma City, Okla. and Fayetteville, Ark. at the Pauline Whitaker Animal Science Center on the grounds of the University of Arkansas on May 31.

CT: July 28, 2008 15:39:08 CST
S.G.B.I. HOLDS BRANDING PARTY FOR FOUNDATION
It was Branding Time in Kingsville, Texas on June 27th. The first Branding Party for the new Santa Gertrudis Foundation fundraiser was held at the Henrietta King Museum.

CT: July 29, 2008 15:41:09 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- DOG WHISPERING
As best as Wink and Jasper could tell, this was a brand new game, and more fun than any toy they could remember.

CT: July 29, 2008 15:44:21 CST
ANGUS BREEDERS ATTEND BEEF LEADERS INSTITUTE
Angus breeders from 11 states gained greater perspective into all segments of the beef industry during the first-ever Beef Leaders Institute, June 1-4, 2008.

CT: July 30, 2008 13:16:32 CST
HEREFORD TOUR "ROLLS THROUGH DIXIE"
A bus load of Hereford breeders from across the United States, Canada and New Zealand took part in the first-ever National Hereford Tour. “Rollin Through Dixie” hosts in Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama treated participants with southern hospitality and opened their farms and ranches to the National Tour guests.

CT: July 30, 2008 13:21:16 CST
BLACK INK -- TOWARD THE IDEAL
2-4-6-8! Beef must differentiate! Sometimes we need a cheerleader; always, we need a game plan.

CT: July 31, 2008 15:15:48 CST
SIMPLACE 2008 FOCUSES ON FEED EFFICIENCY AND PROFITABILITY
Feed efficiency was the central theme of the American Simmental Association's SimPlace 2008, held in Urbana, Illinois April 8-9.

CT: July 31, 2008 15:18:39 CST
RESEARCH AIMS TO IMPROVE BEEF'S NUTRITIONAL QUALITY
Iowa State University researchers are identifying opportunities to advance the nutritional value of beef.

CT: July 31, 2008 15:24:21 CST
USDA HONORS DEE RIVER RANCH FOR CONSERVATION WORK
U.S. Department of Agriculture's Deputy Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment Gary Mast presented the 2008 Excellence in Conservation Award to Mike and Annie Dee of Dee River Ranch, Aliceville, Alabama.


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