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May 2009


CT: May 01, 2009 14:45:05 CST
SAN ANTONIO TO HOST INTERNATIONAL FARM AND RANCH SHOW IN OCTOBER
Preparations are well under way for the first San Antonio International Farm & Ranch show to take place Oct. 8-10 at Freeman Coliseum and its surrounding grounds in San Antonio, Texas.

CT: May 01, 2009 14:48:24 CST
NO INDICATION OF FLU DANGER IN WILD HOGS
You may catch the flu from your sick hunting buddy, but there's no evidence that you will catch it from domestic or wild hogs, according to the Texas Animal Health Commission. There is no evidence that the new strain of H1N1 influenza is in domestic or wild hogs. This disease is being spread from person to person.

CT: May 05, 2009 14:53:26 CST
MONITORING HERD HEALTH SECURITY IMPORTANT
Over recent years cattle producers have become increasingly aware of the need to take steps to insure the “health security of their herds.” World events have created an interest and concern for keeping our families and homes safe.

CT: May 05, 2009 14:55:24 CST
SPRINGTIME BRINGS RISKS OF GRASS TETANY
Springtime often brings risk for a metabolic/nervous system problem brought on by acute magnesium deficiency.

CT: May 06, 2009 14:44:31 CST
GOOD RECORD KEEPING IS TEDIOUS TASK FOR PRODUCERS
Working with different data sets should help producers make better decisions. Depending on short or long term goals, sometimes operations get wires crossed as to the best way to attack the problem.

CT: May 06, 2009 14:46:57 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- OUT THE IN GATE
I would've thought that as animals became domesticated their brains would have become larger, figuring that some of the intelligence of the supposedly smarter people would have worn off on the animals.

CT: May 08, 2009 16:05:31 CST
COW GENOME BLUEPRINT PROVIDES NEW INFORMATION
Cattle and dairy producers stand to benefit from cutting-edge genetic research conducted by scientists around the world and at Mississippi State University.

CT: May 08, 2009 16:07:22 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- BASIC EFFICIENCY
"Already, an estimated 963 million people do not have enough to eat, and by 2050, we will need to produce 100 percent more food than we do now," says Jeff Simmons, author of a recent industry White Paper, Technology's Role in the 21st Century: Food Economics and Consumer Choice.

CT: May 19, 2009 09:04:51 CST
HEALTHY HERD IS BEST DEFENSE AGAINST CRYPTOSPORIDIOSIS
Cryptosporidiosis is a protozoal disease that is similar to coccidiosis in several ways. Protozoa are one-celled animals and most kinds are harmless. But several types cause disease in animals and most of these are transmitted by the fecal-oral route; the protozoa are passed in the feces of an infected animal and are ingested by a susceptible animal via contaminated feed or water or when licking a dirty hair coat or suckling a dirty udder.

CT: May 19, 2009 09:22:00 CST
DEVELOPING A BIOSECURITY PLAN IMPORTANT TO HERD HEALTH
As mentioned in the previous article in this series, the recent concerns over Swine Flu have increased everyone's awareness of the need for measures to insure our health. As we discussed, this concern extends into our cattle operations.

CT: May 19, 2009 09:24:03 CST
ALABAMA CATTLEMEN'S ASSOCIATION OFFERS REWARD FOR INFORMATION
Following a local investigation in which a cow was apparently killed and butchered with a large butcher knife in a grass pasture alongside County Road 41 in rural Autauga County, the Alabama Cattlemen's Association is sending out notices across the region that the association will pay a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and final conviction of anyone destroying cattle of a member of the Alabama Cattlemen's Association.

CT: May 20, 2009 14:38:32 CST
BLACK INK -- MAXIMIZE ONLY BALANCE
Stop trying to get maximum production. No more topping last year's average daily gains, enough with the peak efficiencies and quit angling for record marbling scores every time.

CT: May 20, 2009 14:43:30 CST
IT'S THE PITTS - MY TALE OF WHOA
I can't help but think that part of the reason for our current economic troubles are all the drastic changes brought about by the new economy, which is based on the personal computer and the Internet.

CT: May 21, 2009 14:55:50 CST
CHECKOFF'S PRODUCER WEBSITE AIMS TO INFORM
When it comes to their own operations, producers largely believe the checkoff program has benefited them, and about seven in 10 think that the checkoff helped contribute to their profitability over the years.

CT: May 26, 2009 12:00:12 CST
TRACE MINERAL DEFICIENCIES CAN CAUSE PROBLEMS IN HERD
Some minerals, like calcium and phosphorus, are required in fairly large amounts by the body, but deficiency is generally not a problem because these macro-minerals are often present in high levels in many feeds.

CT: May 26, 2009 14:48:59 CST
SOUTHEASTERN ANTS OFFER SPIN ON THEIR OWN WEB
Spiders may have webs, but the ants of the Southeast have something that lasts a little longer than spun silk – their own Web page.

CT: May 26, 2009 14:52:05 CST
NOMINATE YOUR FELLOW CATTLEMEN FOR THE 2010 NATIONAL BEEF QUALITY ASSURANCE AWARD
Applications for the second annual National Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Award are now being accepted.

CT: May 27, 2009 14:47:03 CST
BRAHMAN ASSOCIATION ELECTS LEADERSHIP
The American Brahman Breeders Association met in conjunction with the 2009 Houston Livestock Show for its Annual Membership Meeting. During this meeting, the Officers and Executive Committee for the coming year were elected.

CT: May 27, 2009 14:49:00 CST
COLVIN TO "HANG" IN SADDLE AND SIRLOIN GALLERY
Only one honored stockman each year can win a spot in the hallowed hall of fame in Louisville, Ky. Officials of the Kentucky State Fair Board have announced that Louis M. “Mick” Colvin will receive the 2009 Saddle & Sirloin Portrait Award.


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