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CT: November 03, 2008 10:37:58 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- HARD TIMES ARE RELATIVE
Depending on whether you count the grains of sand that have already reached the bottom of the hourglass or the ones still left on top, these financial times are getting awfully bleak.
CT: November 03, 2008 10:40:09 CST
"THINK TANK" LOOKS AT BEEF CONSUMER PRIORITIES
A beef industry group met in Denver, Colo., last month to find ways to better link producers to consumers. Consumer First Beef Partners™ brought leaders together Sept. 18-19 for a round-table discussion on beef quality issues.
CT: November 04, 2008 15:01:52 CST
MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES CAN IMPROVE STOCKER PERFORMANCE
The fall of the year typically finds huge numbers of freshly weaned cattle shipped from the ranch to grass and grazing programs. This year may find some deviations from this pattern due to sustained elevated feed costs but lots of calves will still make the “normal” transition for this time of the year.
CT: November 04, 2008 15:04:10 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- OH SAY,CAN YOU SEE?
A poll I saw said 90 percent of all Americans think that their fellow Americans are fat, but only 39 percent of those people polled think that they are overweight. Clearly the math doesn't add up.
CT: November 05, 2008 14:08:03 CST
VACCINATION PROGRAMS PROVIDE PRODUCERS INSURANCE
Many ranchers know the feeling, all to well, circulating on Wall Street. There is a lot at stake and cattlemen have had to employ all the tools at their disposal to protect their investment over the years. High risk cattle, that are left unvaccinated, are the same kind of time bomb we see on the Exchange, ticking away just waiting for the proverbial wreck or outbreak to occur.
CT: November 05, 2008 14:10:03 CST
ANGUS TIMELY TOPICS
Sept. 5 the American Angus Association posted to its web site a request for assistance on reporting calves with a condition described by veterinarian David Steffen of the University of Nebraska as “curly calf syndrome” (CCS).
CT: November 05, 2008 14:12:07 CST
RED ANGUS RECOGNIZES INDUSTRY SERVICE
Century Feeders, Inc. of Goodland, Kansas, received the 2008 Red Angus Industry Service Award at the National Red Angus Convention in Cheyenne, Wyo., Sept. 17-19.
CT: November 10, 2008 10:31:41 CST
EXTENSION SERVICE OFFERS ATV SAFETY TRAINING
Mississippians know to call the Extension Service with questions about insect pests, row crops or family finances, and thousands turn to the same source for training on a variety of other topics. One topic that has become popular is all-terrain vehicle safety.
CT: November 10, 2008 10:39:40 CST
HEREFORD YOUTH VISIT NATION'S CAPITAL
Eighty-five National Junior Hereford Association members from 18 states visited our nation's capital, July 31-Aug. 2, during the annual PRIDE Convention.
CT: November 11, 2008 13:59:04 CST
SGBI TO SPONSOR REPLACEMENT FEMALE SALE
Established to meet the increasing demand for Santa Gertrudis Influence commercial replacement females, “The Gathering” is scheduled for Saturday, February 28, 2009 beginning at 12:00 noon.
CT: November 11, 2008 14:03:07 CST
NATIONAL CATTLEMEN'S BEEF ASSOCIATION SEARCHES FOR NEW CEO
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association is accepting applications for its Chief Executive Officer position. Terry Stokes announced his resignation as NCBA's CEO September 25.
CT: November 12, 2008 13:45:40 CST
SPITZER RANCH BULLS POST IMPRESSIVE GAINS
Weigh day for 56-Day weights (September 13, 2008) documented an average daily gain (ADG) of 3.63 pounds for the entire group of bulls on this year's development program.
CT: November 12, 2008 13:48:11 CST
ANGUSSOURCE NAMES CARCASS CHALLENGE WINNERS
One group came from Nebraska, the other from Oklahoma. One rancher retained ownership, the other sold outright. But the two sets of cattle fed at separate feedlots in different states have a few shared qualities.
CT: November 13, 2008 14:03:13 CST
HERNDON NAMED NEW HEAD OF MSU CENTER
The North Mississippi Research and Extension Center will have new leadership beginning Nov. 1 from a longtime Mississippi State University agricultural economist.
CT: November 14, 2008 12:34:04 CST
LIMOUSIN, LIM-FLEX PARADE IN KANSAS CITY
The American Royal's Limousin show was Oct. 29 in Kansas City, Mo. The American Royal is one of the North American Limousin Foundation's four major Medal of Excellence shows.
CT: November 14, 2008 12:35:36 CST
HEREFORD EXHIBITORS HONORED IN KANSAS CITY
Hereford exhibitors were recently rewarded for showcasing their breeding programs at national and regional shows throughout the past year. At the American Hereford Association's (AHA's) Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 3, Hereford show heifer, show bull and premier exhibitor awards were given to exhibitors in each of four U.S. regions.
CT: November 17, 2008 10:47:07 CST
MANAGING SICK CATTLE IS IMPORTANT TO PROFITABILITY
There are few factors that affect the profitability of a cattle operation like sickness and deathloss in cattle.
CT: November 17, 2008 10:48:44 CST
In October, the Dow lost 14 percent, it's worst performance in 23 years while commodities as measured by the CRB index fell 26 percent, the worst decline in 37 years. It was a bearish month indeed. But what does a historically weak October suggest for the Dow during the month of November?
CT: November 18, 2008 14:12:06 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- YOUR SUBOPTIMAL CONTENT PROVIDER
I am so sorry. I apologize to everyone who may have been offended by my use of the word “slaughter” in referring to fat cattle at a slaughterhouse.
CT: November 19, 2008 13:41:49 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- LET THE CENTRALIZATION BEGIN
Conspiracy theorists unite. In President Barack Obama and his platform, you apparently will have plenty of room to say, “I told you so.”
CT: November 19, 2008 13:44:20 CST
BRAUNVIEH ASSOCIATION HIRES NEW EXECUTIVE V.P.
The Braunvieh Association of America Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of a new executive vice president, Ronald P. Bolze Jr.
CT: November 20, 2008 13:53:45 CST
STATES RECOGNIZED FOR INCREASING NCBA MEMBERSHIP
Three state affiliates of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association have received one-year leases on a New Holland round baler for their efforts to boost membership in the national organization.
CT: November 21, 2008 13:09:41 CST
MATERIAL PARTICIPATION TEST CAN "TRICK" TAXPAYERS
Often enough the IRS will “trick” taxpayers by questioning whether they satisfy the Material Participation Test. This happens if the IRS concedes that your farm, livestock or horse activity is conducted for profit under the hobby loss rule.
CT: November 21, 2008 13:11:45 CST
BLACK INK -- QUALITY IN THE FAST LANE
At the local café two cattlemen are discussing the idea of compensatory gain.
CT: November 24, 2008 12:50:43 CST
INTERNATIONAL LIVESTOCK CONGRESS ANNOUNCES 2009 AGENDA
The 2009 International Livestock Congress-USA will be held January 13 in Denver, Colo. The program, “Global Beef – Meating the Demand” will provide beef producers, packers, retailers, students and other industry leaders perspective on how the world's largest retailers are meeting the protein demands of their consumers and, in turn, what those retailers are demanding of the suppliers of protein.
CT: November 24, 2008 12:53:34 CST
BRAUNVIEH DOMINATE BEEF EMPIRE DAYS CONTESTS
Eleven Braunvieh entries placed in the top 25 of the 2008 Beef Empire Days Live and Carcass Show held in Garden City, Kansas.
CT: November 25, 2008 13:02:51 CST
BEEF EXPORTS LOOK STRONG FOR THE FUTURE
Limited credit availability, volatile currency exchange rates and global economic uncertainty will create an uphill climb for U.S. beef and pork exports in many foreign markets for the remainder of the year.
CT: November 25, 2008 13:04:39 CST
ANGUSSOURCE CELEBRATES SUCCESSFUL THREE YEARS
Strong demand for Angus genetics and a continuing market for verified cattle led to a 24.8 percent increase in the number of cattle enrolled in AngusSource® during fiscal year 2008, which ended Sept. 30.
CT: November 26, 2008 12:57:01 CST
PRODUCERS WORK FOR BETTER BEEF IN ALABAMA
Performance Data, Ultrasound Scans, EPDs, DNA Markers. Sound like a mouthful? In a way, it is. These and other technologies are being put to use every day by cattlemen in Alabama to be sure consumers have access to the most mouthwatering and nutritious beef available.
CT: November 26, 2008 12:58:26 CST
NCBA ENJOYS SIGNIFICANT GROWTH IN 2008
Membership and revenues increased significantly for the National Cattlemen's Beef Association in its 2008 fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30.
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