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CT: September 02, 2008 14:15:43 CST
RANDAZZO JOINS RED ANGUS ASSOCIATION
Mikalena Randazzo has been hired as the Commercial Marketing Specialist for the Red Angus Association of America.
CT: September 02, 2008 14:17:54 CST
LIMOUSIN BREEDERS PARADE 91 ENTRIES AT SOUTHEAST SUMMER CLASSIC
The Southeast Summer Classic Medal of Excellence Limousin show was June 22 in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
CT: September 03, 2008 13:45:40 CST
ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-FIVE YEARS OF ANGUS HERITAGE TO BE CELEBRATED AT KANSAS ANGUS FIELD DAY
The Kansas Angus Association will host its 2008 field day on Sept. 27 in Victoria, in conjunction with a day of celebration of the heritage of Angus cattle and the 125th Anniversary of the American Angus Association®.
CT: September 03, 2008 13:47:51 CST
DON AND KATHY SISSEL NAMED HEREFORD ADVISORS OF THE YEAR
Don and Kathy Sissel, Billings, Mo., were honored as 2008 Advisors of the Year, July 18 at the Junior National Hereford Expo in Kansas City.
CT: September 04, 2008 13:32:21 CST
SOIL QUALITY IMPACTS SIZE OF DEER ANTLERS
Mississippi State University researchers are investigating the connection between soil fertility and antler size as deer hunters prepare for their annual quest for the elusive trophy buck.
CT: September 04, 2008 13:34:07 CST
NEW PUBLICATION TEACHES LIVESTOCK OPERATORS HOW TO MITIGATE HIGH-PHOSPHORUS SOILS
Managers of Idaho's confined animal feeding operations can download a new University of Idaho bulletin to learn how to avoid or reduce high soil phosphorus levels in fields receiving manure.
CT: September 05, 2008 15:06:10 CST
STUDENTS ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR BEEF INDUSTRY SCHOLARSHIPS
Applications are being accepted for the 2009 Beef Industry Scholarship program, sponsored by the National Cattlemen's Foundation and the CME Group. All entries must be postmarked by October 1, 2008.
CT: September 05, 2008 15:08:33 CST
HEREFORD YOUTH WIN GOLDEN BULL AWARDS
Audrey Hambright, Bobby Mickelson, Shelly Patton and Joshua VanDeWalle were awarded the 2008 Golden Bull Achievement Award on July 18 at the Junior National Hereford Expo in Kansas City.
CT: September 09, 2008 13:42:41 CST
OAK CREEK FARMS PUTS EMPHASIS ON FORAGES AND GENETIC TESTING TO BUILD SOLID PROGRAM
Today's high input cost for developing cattle is a real concern to the American cattleman. Oak Creek Farms in Chappell Hill, Texas has implemented a program to raise cattle as economically as possible.
CT: September 09, 2008 13:44:54 CST
SOUND NUTRITION PROGRAM IMPORTANT FOR SHOW CATTLE
About this time of the year, thousands of families start countless cattle on feed in hopes of achieving show ring stardom! The cattle show circuit is a significant component of the beef cattle industry in the United States.
CT: September 09, 2008 13:46:46 CST
The 192 year-old publication, The Farmers Almanac is predicting that at least two thirds of the country can expect colder than average temperatures this winter with only the Far West and Southeast in line for near normal readings.
CT: September 10, 2008 13:41:35 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- SAME OLD CYCLE?
There's a good reason the new cattle cycle is behaving so irrationally: it may still be the old one.
CT: September 10, 2008 13:45:12 CST
BEEFMASTER CEO ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT
Wendell E. Schronk, executive vice president of Beefmaster Breeders United, has announced his retirement from the international breed registry effective December 31, 2008.
CT: September 11, 2008 13:43:15 CST
POOLING CALVES CAN MAKE THEM MORE PROFITABLE
Marketing calves is a challenge sometimes, especially if a producer has a small herd. Order buyers are mainly interested in full semi-loads and it's harder to sell a smaller number of calves.
CT: September 11, 2008 13:45:32 CST
CLOVERS CAN REDUCE DEPENDENCE ON EXPENSIVE INPUTS
Forage legumes can provide livestock producers some relief from the skyrocketing cost of applying nitrogen fertilizer to their pastures, said a Texas AgriLife Research scientist.
CT: September 12, 2008 13:59:06 CST
EXPERTS PROVIDE HURRICANE PREPARATION GUIDELINES FOR LIVESTOCK OWNERS
Experts are encouraging livestock owners to take
precautions as Hurricane Ike approaches Texas.
CT: September 12, 2008 14:04:12 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- FUNCTIONAL AMNESIA
Thanks to computers and technology people are forgetting how to do things they used to routinely do.
CT: September 12, 2008 14:07:44 CST
PROPER BULL MANAGEMENT VITAL TO BULL'S LONGEVITY
Bulls, purchased or home raised, are large capital investments that need to guarantee a return on the investment. However, the bull is often the nutritionally forgotten or most marginalized component of the beef cattle enterprise.
CT: September 15, 2008 10:37:34 CST
BLACK INK -- RECOGNIZE YOUR CALVES?
Most of the calves now nursing cows will be weaned in the next few weeks. Some will shrug it off with little stress and therefore little negative effect on later performance. Others will enter a downward spiral of health from which they may not recover. Which calves are yours?
CT: September 15, 2008 10:39:29 CST
SCIENTIST EXPLAINS HEALTH ADVANTAGES OF MARBLING
Marbling has become one of the least understood concepts in the beef-consuming world. No wonder, with all the competing and contradictory messages from “experts.”
CT: September 16, 2008 14:00:15 CST
LIMOUSIN RELEASES EPDS FROM MULTIBREED EVALUATION
Expected progeny differences from the fall 2008 international Limousin genetic evaluation now are available through various features of the North American Limousin Foundation Web site (www.nalf.org).
CT: September 16, 2008 14:03:48 CST
ALABAMA PRODUCERS APPROVE CHECKOFF REFERENDUM
Cattlemen in Alabama are celebrating an 87 percent favorable vote in a recent referendum held last week to continue the State 50 Cent Beef Checkoff Program.
CT: September 17, 2008 13:43:26 CST
CORN PRODUCTION HIGH, BUT PRICES HAVE DROPPED
Corn prices were too good to last, and after growing the most expensive corn crop ever, Mississippi farmers are hoping to bring in high enough yields to still make a profit.
CT: September 17, 2008 13:49:44 CST
CONSIDER EARLY WEANING WHEN FEED COSTS RISE
A management consideration that cow calf producers may want to consider when a change in traditional production systems may be necessary due to adverse production or marketing conditions such as lack of forage, adverse market trends, noncompetitive freight rates, adverse weather, etc., is early weaning of their calves.
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CT: September 18, 2008 14:37:52 CST
SPITZER RANCH INITIATES 26TH ANNUAL BULL TESTING PROGRAM
For 26 years SPITZER RANCH has unrelentingly pursued the art and science of breeding a quality set of Brangus cows genetically designed to produce the kind of profitable performance demanded by the commercial cattle industry.
CT: September 18, 2008 14:40:32 CST
ANGUSSOURCE PREPARES PRODUCERS FOR CHALLENGES
The Oregon rangeland that surrounds Ted Bloomer's home has provided his family with a good living for nearly 40 years. At one time, this was isolated country, and the business of raising commercial cattle was a straightforward, cyclical process. But times are changing, the world is smaller, and Bloomer recognizes his ranch needs to have a direct link not only to consumers across the Northwest, but also around the world.
CT: September 19, 2008 14:04:05 CST
NATIONAL CATTLEMEN'S FOUNDATION LENDS FINANCIAL HAND TO HURRICANE IKE VICTIMS
A $10,000 donation to assist cattlemen affected by Hurricane Ike has been made by the National Cattlemen's Foundation. Use of the money for feed, water, fencing and other materials will be coordinated by cattlemen's organizations in Texas and Louisiana.
CT: September 19, 2008 14:06:24 CST
SCHAFER LEADS MISSION FOR U.S. AND CENTRAL AMERICAN TRADE AND INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer will lead a U.S. Agribusiness Trade and Investment Mission to the Central American region Sept. 21-24 to further promote two-way cooperation, trade and investment between the United States and companies in Central America and the Dominican Republic.
CT: September 22, 2008 10:36:12 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- OF PIGS AND LIPSTICK
“I don't know what he knows about, but women sure ain't one of them,” said Lonnie Johnson, licking and sealing another envelope.
CT: September 22, 2008 10:38:03 CST
COW CREEK RANCH TO HOST SALE OCTOBER 10-11
Cow Creek Ranch 340-head Bull Sale and 600-head Commercial Brangus Bred Heifer Sale has been set for Friday and Saturday, October 10 and 11, 2008, at the ranch near Aliceville, Alabama.
CT: September 23, 2008 13:39:46 CST
BLACK INK -- LEARN FROM EXAMPLE
Your dad would climb up on the tractor, pull out the choke, push in the clutch and start it up. “Putt, putt, putt,” and he was off to plant or rake hay or bale.
CT: September 23, 2008 13:42:27 CST
FUEL THEFTS INCREASE WITH HIGHER FUEL PRICES
Soaring fuel prices have reduced family spending on other things, cut into business profits and led to a dramatic increase in fuel thefts across Mississippi and the country.
CT: September 24, 2008 12:15:22 CST
TEXAS/LOUISIANA PRODUCERS FEEL HURRICANE IKE'S WRATH
Relief efforts are underway nationwide to assist Texas and Louisiana cattlemen hammered by the effects of Hurricane Ike.
CT: September 24, 2008 12:17:05 CST
VIATOR NAMED ULTIMATE GENETICS MARKETING V.P.
Cheramie Viator of Franklin, Texas has joined Ultimate Genetics as the Vice President of Marketing.
CT: September 25, 2008 14:09:25 CST
MANY PRODUCERS MAKING RESTOCKING PLANS
The dry weather of 2007, and to some extent 2006, reduced the size of Alabama cow herds and in some cases, the entire herd was disbursed. Weather conditions have improved as of late and many cattlemen are planning rebuilding efforts. Several factors should be considered as you begin rebuilding.
CT: September 26, 2008 14:43:34 CST
ANGUS ASSOCIATION TO CONDUCT 125TH ANNUAL MEETING
American Angus Association members will meet formally for the 125th time during the 2008 North American International Livestock Exposition, Nov. 15-18 in Louisville, Ky.
CT: September 26, 2008 14:45:10 CST
LIVESTOCK PUBLICATIONS COUNCIL HONORS INDUSTRY SERVICE
The Livestock Publications Council has announced winners of their special awards during the Agricultural Media Summit held in Tampa, Fla.
CT: September 29, 2008 10:27:35 CST
RED ANGUS HOSTS LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
The 2008 Red Angus Young Guns Conference was held in Irving, Texas on July 17th – 19th at the Radisson DFW South Hotel.
CT: September 29, 2008 10:29:41 CST
UT APPOINTS DEAN OF COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture has named Dr. James P. Thompson as Dean of the UT College of Veterinary Medicine.
CT: September 30, 2008 13:47:40 CST
GENETIC TOOLS PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR PRODUCERS
At the current time, the beef cattle industry is equipped with more science based tools for animal selection than ever before.
CT: September 30, 2008 13:50:03 CST
DON'T OVERLOOK COST OF SHRINK WHEN SELLING CATTLE
One of the largest overlooked costs to the stockman is shrink, when selling cattle.
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