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March 2009


CT: March 02, 2009 13:36:11 CST
LIVESTOCK MARKETEERS INDUCT SIX INTO HALL OF FAME
The Livestock Marketeers — an informal fraternity of livestock fieldmen, auctioneers, sale managers and related livestock business leaders — met for their 44th Annual Banquet in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colo., on Jan. 17.

CT: March 02, 2009 13:50:33 CST
KING ELECTED PRESIDENT OF AMERICAN HEREFORD ASSOCIATION
Bill King, Stanley, N.M., was announced as the new president of the American Hereford Association during the Annual Membership Meeting in Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 3.

CT: March 02, 2009 13:53:33 CST
IMPROVED TECHNOLOGY MAKES SEXED SEMEN A REALITY
Artificial insemination is not new to the beef business. A large percentage of purebred cattlemen have been taking advantage of this genetic improvement opportunity for generations. Now, AI, with sexed semen, is taking shape and finding a niche with cattlemen who look to capitalize on advances in sexing technology.

CT: March 03, 2009 13:54:36 CST
MAJOR LEAGUE RODEO RETURNS TO MONTGOMERY MARCH 5-7
Alabama's only major league sporting event, the Southeastern Livestock Exposition Rodeo, is set to come to Montgomery for its 52nd consecutive year. This year's rodeo is set for March 5-7 at the Garrett Coliseum.

CT: March 04, 2009 13:44:56 CST
BLACK INK -- CALVING ASSETS
Most North American cowherds calve in the “spring,” very broadly defined as January to May because folks contending with wind chill don't want to admit they calve in the winter.

CT: March 04, 2009 13:53:29 CST
NATIONAL JUNIOR ANGUS SHOW TO BE HELD IN GEORGIA
Junior Angus enthusiasts and their families should have their calendars marked for the most-exciting event of their summer—the 2009 National Junior Angus Show, set for July 19-25 in Perry, Ga.

CT: March 05, 2009 14:58:20 CST
NCBA MEMBERS ELECT NEW OFFICERS FOR 2009
Members of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association held their board of directors meeting and annual membership meeting as the 2009 Cattle Industry Annual Convention concluded in Phoenix. This year's convention and trade show was attended by approximately 5,300 people.

CT: March 06, 2009 14:02:45 CST
GELBVIEH HONORS MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Brian Beying of Leavenworth, Kan., was honored as the 2009 American Gelbvieh Association Member of the Year during the AGA National Convention in Denver, Colo.

CT: March 06, 2009 14:06:15 CST
CAB REPORTS INCREASE IN SALES IN 2008
For the first time in 30 years, Certified Angus Beef ® brand annual sales reached 634 million pounds. In fiscal 2008, 15,000 CAB licensees in 46 countries achieved an 8.8 percent increase, or 51 million pounds more than 2007 sales.

CT: March 09, 2009 12:32:21 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- PROTECTIVE VERSUS PRODUCTIVE
“If there's any part of our value system we need to rebuild in this country, it's personal responsibility,” says John Kasich, a former Congressman, who is now a best selling author, motivational speaker and Fox News commentator.

CT: March 09, 2009 12:34:33 CST
PRODUCER FINDS SUCCESS IN ERADICATING TOXIC FESCUE
The Missouri Soil and Conservation Board awarded Ron Locke of Long Lane, Mo., the 2008 State Grass Land Farmer of the Year last November. His annual spring cleaning for the past few years may well be the reason he gained the board's respect.

CT: March 10, 2009 11:31:40 CST
U.S. BEEF EXPORT SUCCESS CONTINUES
The international marketplace continued to roll out the red carpet for U.S. beef products in 2008, recording double-digit increases over 2007 levels, according to statistics released by the U.S. Meat Export Federation.

CT: March 11, 2009 12:53:18 CST
WATER QUALITY IS IMPORTANT TO LIVESTOCK HEALTH
Of all the nutrients, water is the most important. And often the most overlooked.

CT: March 11, 2009 12:54:42 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- WHO DIED?
There are words in the English language that excite the reader or listener like no other. I am referring to phrases such as ‘estate sale,' ‘complete dispersal' and ‘clearance sale.'

CT: March 16, 2009 12:22:31 CST
MEAD NAMED NATIONAL POLL-ETTE OF THE YEAR
The National Organization of Poll-ettes recognized Robin Mead, Midville, Ga., as the 2008 National Poll-ette of the Year.

CT: March 16, 2009 12:27:18 CST
USMEF HOSTS PATHOGEN REDUCTION TEAM
The U.S. Meat Export Federation hosted key officials from the European Union's meat industry for a four-day tour focused on pathogen reduction technologies.

CT: March 16, 2009 12:32:39 CST
BROWN HONORED FOR SERVICE TO RED ANGUS
Kelli Brown of the R. A. Brown Ranch in Throckmorton, Texas is the new President of the Red Angus Association of America. Brown was elected by the RAAA Membership at their National Convention held in Cheyenne, Wyo.

CT: March 17, 2009 12:34:37 CST
PRODUCER FOCUSES ON CONSUMER TO BUILD FUTURE
Scanning the horizon south of Hobart, Okla., there are several surprises that meet the eye.

CT: March 19, 2009 11:49:15 CST
CT Briefs and Announcements

CT: March 20, 2009 13:54:26 CST
IT IS IMPORTANT TO BE PREPARED DURING CALVING SEASON
For most regions, the seasons: spring, summer, fall and winter dictate the production practices for cow/calf operations. Like clockwork, a change in the weather brings a new task at hand. Depending on the region in which cattlemen live, things to do could vary from season to season, but Mother Nature still dictates when the important tasks of breeding, harvesting feedstuffs and calving occur.

CT: March 20, 2009 13:56:12 CST
ALABAMA CATTLEMEN'S ASSOCIATION ELECTS NEW PRESIDENT
Steve McDonald was elected President of the Alabama Cattlemen's Association at its 66th annual meeting held February 14th in Montgomery.

CT: March 23, 2009 14:36:38 CST
SPECIAL SALES BRING PREMIUM PRICES FOR CALVES
Local auction yards and alliances can be a good place to get premiums for your calves, if you take advantage of special sales. Whether these sales are for preconditioned calves, age-and-source-verified cattle, CAB or natural cattle, buyers know they can go to that sale and get what they want—and sellers are rewarded because of the demand created by special sales.

CT: March 23, 2009 14:39:52 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- DOMINOS OF DOOM
Dried palm branches are highly flammable. In retrospect, Hooter knew that he knew that because it was the dried branches from the previous year's Palm Sunday that fueled the burden burner used during the annual healing service; the ashes later used for Ash Wednesday.



CT: March 26, 2009 14:32:16 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- THE WHITE NIGHTMARE
The two cowboys who worked on a big western spread came into town every Sunday to do their laundry at the Suds For Duds and attend “services” at the Pastime Bar. There they loaded up on beans and crackers and shot a little pool. Eight ball was a game they practiced with religious fervor and had become quite proficient at.

CT: March 26, 2009 14:34:33 CST
MISSISSIPPI BREEDERS INDUCTED INTO AICA HALL OF FAME
At the AICA Spring Board of Directors Meeting, March 1-2, in Kansas City, Mo., Harlan and Dorotheann Rogers were welcomed into the AICA Hall of Fame as nominated by fellow breeders for numerous years of outstanding excellence of raising Charolais cattle.

CT: March 26, 2009 14:36:15 CST
"OPERATION NEW FENCES" TO HELP HURRICANE IKE VICTIMS
Texas AgriLife Extension Service has pledged support for “Operation New Fences,” a new volunteer relief effort for Southeast Texas ranchers affected by Hurricane Ike.

CT: March 27, 2009 14:52:21 CST
BLACK INK -- GET WITH THE TIMES
It's the 1970s. An air-dried Polaroid shows your leisure suit and platform shoes, just before you hop into your pickup and check the CB for friends talking skip. At home, you play a new video game called Pong but don't know anything about computers. Radio Shack's ad on the sports page says you need one.

CT: March 30, 2009 14:37:44 CST
DYAR RECOGNIZED BY ALABAMA BCIA
The Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association recently honored Richard Dyar as the 2008 Richard Deese Award recipient during their Annual Meeting and Awards Program held in conjunction with the 66th Annual Alabama Cattlemen's Association Annual Meeting in Montgomery on February 14.

CT: March 30, 2009 14:39:31 CST
EVENT TARGETS WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE
Women, who are often the sole decision makers in their agricultural businesses, and their business partners are the target audience for an upcoming statewide seminar in Jackson.

CT: March 31, 2009 14:53:48 CST
TAX TIPS FOR TAX SEASON
The farming, livestock and horse industries are facing challenges in hard economic times. These industries serve the economic lifeblood of millions of Americans, not only owners, but related industries and services as well. Casualties and setbacks from economic forces are recurring problems making it difficult to make a profit on a consistent basis.


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