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January 2009


CT: January 06, 2009 13:34:56 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT--GOOD RIDDANCE 2008
At the risk of popping any New Year's balloons still hanging and hiding, the year just past will enter history as a lousy one for the cattle industry, especially for cow-calf producers and cattle feeders.

CT: January 06, 2009 13:37:35 CST
BLACK INK -- LIGHT A CANDLE
December brings the winter solstice, the longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere. Across much of the country, frost is settling into the ground. Those inclined to analyze the economy say we are in the midst of some dark times financially, too.

CT: January 07, 2009 14:00:37 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- WHAT WOULD GRANDPA SAY?
I don't know quite what to say or think about what is going on in this country, although I do wonder what great leaders like Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and Ronald Reagan would say.

CT: January 08, 2009 14:09:05 CST
INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE POISED TO RAISE REVENUE
The IRS raised a record of $48.7 billion in revenue in fiscal year 2006 -- revenue generated from audits of individuals, small businesses and corporations.

CT: January 09, 2009 13:49:28 CST
PERKINS NAMED EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF BBU
Dr. Tommy Perkins of Willard, Mo. has been named executive vice president for Beefmaster Breeders United.

CT: January 09, 2009 13:52:18 CST
EVALUATE WINTER FORAGE AND FEEDING TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE
By this time of the year producers are well into the winter feeding season. Most decisions have been made, hopefully, months ago. With the uncertainty of the current feed and commodity markets this is not always the case. In many cases, about this time, many cattlemen realize – “I may not have enough hay or forage to carry my herd through,” being unfortunate enough to live in an area affected by drought.

CT: January 12, 2009 13:45:32 CST
ANGUS TIMELY TOPICS
As we celebrate the New Year, it is a perfect time to look back and reflect upon the past year. What a roller coaster ride it was. For many cattlemen, 2008 will be a year they'll gladly put behind them.

CT: January 13, 2009 13:50:22 CST
HEREFORDS ARE HEADING TO DENVER
Plan now to attend the Hereford activities scheduled during the 2009 National Western Stock Show in Denver, Jan. 14-17. The week will be filled with cattle shows, recognitions and fellowship.

CT: January 19, 2009 13:12:06 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- CALCULATE THIS
Hooter McCormick could add and subtract with the best of them, running shrink, basis and breakevens in his mind as fast and accurately as somebody punching buttons on a calculator.

CT: January 19, 2009 13:14:07 CST
COMMODITYINSITE.COM
Bull markets have two major trends. One is the anticipatory phase. The other, the realizing phase.

CT: January 20, 2009 13:34:13 CST
REPLACEMENT HEIFERS ARE AN INVESTMENT IN THE FUTURE
Maintenance and development of a quality cow herd requires a constant input of new breeding females. At this time of the year, as fall calving producers are evaluating heifers they are preparing to wean and spring calvers considering the oncoming, new calf crop, they both have important decisions to make.

CT: January 21, 2009 13:52:05 CST
RANCHERS CAN GET TAX DEDUCTIONS FOR DONATING PROPERTY
Farmers, ranchers and horse owners can get significant tax deductions by making noncash charitable contributions of farm property to qualified donees--such as agricultural schools or government programs.

CT: January 21, 2009 13:53:36 CST
BLACK INK -- SAVING A BUCK
These are penny-pinching times. Thermostats and consumer spending are down. People are traveling less and doing without frills.

CT: January 22, 2009 13:53:17 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- I MISS MY BOOTS
Due to neuropathic problems with my feet I haven't been able to wear my cowboy boots for awhile and it's driving me crazy. I, like many people, took my boots for granted and now I feel so ashamed. Here are the ten things I liked most about my boots.

CT: January 22, 2009 13:54:14 CST
SPITZER RANCH PREPARES TO HOST THEIR LARGEST BRANGUS BULL SALE
Creation of the Salacoa Valley Farms-Spitzer Ranch Alliance and combining their respective cooperator programs has allowed a huge increase in number of bulls offered for sale at the Sixteenth Annual Spitzer Ranch Bull Sale.

CT: January 23, 2009 12:58:13 CST
HEREFORD CHAMPIONS NAMED AT NORTH AMERICAN
The 2008 North American International Livestock Exposition showcased 207 Herefords during the national Hereford show Nov. 20 in Louisville, Ky. Tom Farrer, Royal Center, Ind., judged the event.

CT: January 26, 2009 13:56:05 CST
RANCHERS USING WIND POWER TO EXPAND PROFITS
Ranchers and rural landowners often rely on ponds or dugouts to supply their livestock or farm animals with fresh drinking water. While these bodies of water can be a valuable natural resource, too often they become stagnant, algae-filled financial sinkholes.

CT: January 27, 2009 13:25:34 CST
PASTURE LEGUMES: SOMETHING FOR NOTHING
We have all been cautioned to be skeptical of the idea of getting ‘something for nothing'. “If it's too good to be true, it probably is”, we've been told.

CT: January 28, 2009 13:03:46 CST
PEST MANAGEMENT TRAINING APPROACHES
Agriculture specialists will address management of pests in peanuts, grains, pine trees, cattle, blueberries and landscapes during a day-long workshop on Feb. 10 in Raymond.

CT: January 28, 2009 13:05:25 CST
LIMOUSIN WILL BE REPRESENTED AT NCBA TRADE SHOW
Cattle producers attending the 2009 Cattle Industry Annual Convention, Jan. 28–31 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Arizona can learn more about the Limousin breed.

CT: January 29, 2009 14:09:49 CST
RED ANGUS AND SIMMENTAL ASSOCIATIONS WORK TOGETHER AT CATTLE INDUSTRY CONVENTION
The Red Angus Association of America and the American Simmental Association invite cattle producers to visit their joint-sponsored booth at the 2009 Cattle Industry Annual Convention and Trade Show held Jan. 28 - 31 in Phoenix, Ariz.

CT: January 29, 2009 14:12:06 CST
CATTLE INDUSTRY LEADERS FROM ACROSS KANSAS ATTEND KLA CONFERENCE
Fifteen members from across Kansas attended the Kansas Livestock Association Leadership Conference in Topeka, January 19-21. The educational event is designed to expose attendees to various aspects of beef marketing, the legislative process, media and services provided by KLA.

CT: January 30, 2009 13:58:46 CST
THE CATTLE SHOW TO FEATURE RED ANGUS
Tune in to RFD-TV's The Cattle Show in February to learn how Red Angus cattle are enhancing profitability across the beef supply chain.

CT: January 30, 2009 14:00:31 CST
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM TARGETS VETERINARY & UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS WITH EMPHASIS IN BEEF PRODUCTION
For a second year, the National Cattlemen's Foundation and Fort Dodge Animal Health are accepting applications for the Fort Dodge Animal Health Legacy Scholarship. Through producer participation, Fort Dodge Animal Health sponsors five scholarships of $5,000 each.


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