December 2009


CT: December 01, 2009 13:50:43 CST
THOUSANDS TO ATTEND NCBA CONVENTION IN SAN ANTONIO
More than 5,000 people involved in the cattle industry are expected to attend the 2010 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show to be held in San Antonio, Texas Jan. 25-30.

CT: December 01, 2009 13:53:49 CST
AUTISM ALLOWS SCIENTIST TO UNLOCK ANIMAL BRAIN
Temple Grandin, an animal scientist from Colorado State University, thinks in pictures, a characteristic that gives her valuable insight in how to handle animals.

CT: December 02, 2009 14:03:54 CST
BEEFMASTER BREEDERS UNITED HIRE NEW FIELD REPRESENTATIVE
Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) recently held the first Beefmaster Symposium August 14-15 at the Heart O' Texas Fairgrounds in Waco, Texas.

CT: December 07, 2009 13:50:45 CST
SPITZER RANCH BULL SALE TO BE HELD IN FEBRUARY
The next sale hosted by the Salacoa Valley Farms • Spitzer Ranch Alliance will be the seventeenth annual SPITZER RANCH BULL SALE to be held SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2010 at the Calhoun Stockyards, Calhoun, Ga.

CT: December 08, 2009 13:49:42 CST
PROMOTE YOUR BREED AND ADVANCE YOUR HERD
John Widdowson, Sandpoint Cattle Co., knows it takes more than hype to sell cattle. The Lodgepole, Neb., cattleman and his wife, Laurie, sell approximately 200 bulls at auction each year and an additional 150-200 through private treaty.

CT: December 08, 2009 13:51:13 CST
EXPERTS AGREE ON THE VALUE OF CROSSBREEDING
As cattle producers continually strive to do more with less, industry experts from coast to coast and border to border have been offering similar advice lately.

CT: December 09, 2009 14:12:10 CST
BRAUNVIEH TOPS 2009 BEEF EMPIRE DAYS STEER TRIAL
Braunvieh breeders Mike Long of Rocking L Cattle Co. and Mike Long, Nick Long and Matt Traster of LLT Cattle Co. from Ulysses, Kansas continued their success in the Beef Empire Steer Trial (BEST) contest held in conjunction with Beef Empire Days in Garden City, Kansas.

CT: December 10, 2009 13:51:25 CST
RYAN, ANDERSON NAMED OUTSTANDING AG WORKERS
A Mississippi State University animal scientist who explores physiological factors affecting the ability of horses to reproduce and an MSU agricultural economist who makes sense of the interaction of market forces have each been honored with a prestigious award.

CT: December 14, 2009 13:45:09 CST
PAY ATTENTION TO MANAGEMENT OF BULLS DURING DEVELOPMENT PERIOD
About this time of the year many producers begin giving thought to the future of their cow herd and what the New Year will bring. One major decision they will make will be whether or not they will need to buy a new bull or bulls to replace current animals in the herd.

CT: December 14, 2009 13:47:31 CST
YON NAMED MISS AMERICAN ANGUS
Sally Yon of Ridge Spring, S.C., was crowned Miss American Angus, Monday, Nov. 16, during the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) in Louisville, Ky.

CT: December 21, 2009 13:47:51 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- WITH GAVEL THEY TRAVEL
There are two two things I don't know for sure about auctioneers: I can't pin down exactly why they are called “Colonels” and I don't know where the tradition started that they use gavels.

CT: December 23, 2009 13:39:59 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- PLAYING AGAINST HISTORY
Hooter and the boys—the Apache Flats All Stars—were 10 points down at halftime, but it felt worse.

CT: December 23, 2009 13:42:34 CST
CHECKOFF HELPS PRODUCERS SHARE THEIR STORIES
Beef and dairy producers are increasingly finding their industries under attack from all angles, including misinformed national media articles, and environmental and nutrition activism.

Sale: December 28, 2009 12:50:55 CST
GIBBS FARMS ANNUAL BULL AND HEIFER SALE AVERAGES $2,135
The Gibbs Farms Annual Bull and Heifer Sale was held at the farm in Ranburne, Ala. on November 14, 2009.

CT: December 28, 2009 13:02:41 CST
JR. BEEFMASTER BREEDERS BEGIN SHOW SEASON
Members of the Junior Beefmaster Breeders Association (JBBA) kicked off a new show season recently that will run through the spring of 2010. JBBA exhibitors head into the season riding a wave of momentum from a successful year in 2009.

CT: December 29, 2009 13:56:44 CST
CATTLE TALES CONNECT WITH CONSUMERS
Cattlemen tell stories in a lot of ways — across a fence gate, over coffee at the feed store, through the pickup window or atop a good horse in the back of the ropin' pen. Now, producers focused on quality can also tell their stories on the Internet.

CT: December 29, 2009 14:09:04 CST
COLVIN PORTRAIT HUNG IN SADDLE AND SIRLOIN GALLERY
The portrait of Louis M. “Mick” Colvin has entered the hallowed halls of the Saddle & Sirloin Gallery in Louisville, Ky.

CT: December 31, 2009 10:48:23 CST
HEREFORD DENVER ACTIVITIES PLANNED
Hereford activities during the 2010 National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver will be Jan. 13-16.

CT: December 31, 2009 10:49:57 CST
2010 NATIONAL WESTERN ANGUS BULL SALE TO FEATURE TOP GENETICS
Some of the Angus breed's top genetics will again be offered at auction during the 2010 National Western Angus Bull Sale, Thursday, Jan. 14 at the Beef Palace Auction Arena at the Stock Show Complex in Denver, Colo.








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