October 2009


CT: October 01, 2009 13:50:22 CST
VARYING WEATHER CONDITIONS MAY THREATEN WINTER HAY
A gamut of weather conditions in the Southeast – from drought to extreme rain – may significantly impact the quality and supply of the hay crop in coming months.

CT: October 01, 2009 13:52:35 CST
ANGUSSOURCE CARCASS CHALLENGE WINNERS NAMED
Mason Fleenor may squint a little when checking pens, but he certainly sees 20/20 when it comes to selecting top-quality cattle.

CT: October 02, 2009 13:33:48 CST
INCREASE RETURNS BY IMPROVING VALUE OF CULL COWS
Over the next few months, producers with spring-calving herds will be evaluating their cowherd and assessing the productivity, health and reproductive efficiency of their females. This is a great time to scrutinize and clean up the factory because most calves have been weaned and sold and annual pregnancy testing is conducted as part of a good management plan.

CT: October 02, 2009 13:50:29 CST
ROTATIONAL GRAZING MANAGEMENT PREVENTS OVERGRAZING
Rotational grazing systems are generally the most efficient way to get the best utilization of pastures and maximum beef production per acre, as well as being healthier for the land and forage plants, in many instances.

CT: October 05, 2009 13:21:36 CST
RESEARCH INCREASES UNDERSTANDING OF FEED INTAKE
Since man started feeding animals he has struggled to understand what controls or affects their intake of feed and forages. Cattle are especially complex creatures when we consider what affects their appetite and drive to consume more or less of the materials that provide for their nutrient intake. Over the years research and practice has revealed a great deal about what drives feed and forage intake in pasture cattle and those in the feedlot.

CT: October 06, 2009 07:16:51 CST
HEREFORD FALL FEEDER CALF SALES SCHEDULED
Looking to market Hereford and Hereford-influenced feeder calves this fall? Consign to a Hereford feeder calf sale in your region and you may be rewarded with a premium. More and more sales are being organized every year because of their continued success.

CT: October 12, 2009 13:43:23 CST
PROPER MANAGEMENT CAPTURES BENEFIT OF YEARLING SIRES
Most cattlemen are in tune with the needs of the cow herd. Careful management follows the production cycle, whether its matching cows' production to the forage cycle or finding an inexpensive alternative to make sure proper nutrition is given at the right time. For most, the bull battery is an after thought when it comes to extra management because a lot of times those walking bulls will stand around for several months doing nothing before they are called upon to service the cow herd.

CT: October 12, 2009 13:48:48 CST
LIMOUSIN RELEASES EPDS FROM MULTIBREED EVALUATION
Expected progeny differences (EPDs) from the fall 2009 international Limousin genetic evaluation now are available through various features of the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) Web site (www.nalf.org).

CT: October 12, 2009 13:51:26 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- A CAN OF WORMS
If one goose is a geese shouldn't a gang of geese be geeses? Definitely, but somewhere in the corruption of the King's English a group of geese on the ground became a gaggle and a skein in the air.

CT: October 13, 2009 13:41:11 CST
CULINARY COMPETITION TEACHES YOUNG CHEFS ABOUT BEEF
A lot of folks in the beef industry worry about where the next generation of ranchers will come from. But cattlemen with real foresight wonder about tomorrow's consumers.

CT: October 13, 2009 13:47:27 CST
PRODUCERS SHOULD BE PRUDENT IN USE OF ANTIBIOTICS
A priority for all cattle producers is the health and well-being of their animals. Antibiotics and antimicrobials are an important and necessary tool in protecting animal health and well-being. However, antibiotic use in livestock agriculture and the potential for antibiotic residues in beef at the consumer level is among the hottest topic areas in U.S. beef production circles.

CT: October 13, 2009 13:52:36 CST
RED ANGUS, SIMMENTAL COLLABORATE ON CONFERENCE
The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) and the American Simmental Association (ASA) hosted a joint Young Guns Conference in Bozeman, Mont., on July 23-24, 2009.

CT: October 14, 2009 13:33:37 CST
RANCH MANAGEMENT SYMPOSIUM TARGETS HUMAN SIDE
Cowboys have long been the focal point of ranching history and folklore, but on today's modern ranches is being a good cowboy enough?

CT: October 14, 2009 13:36:29 CST
OAK CREEK FARMS EMPHASIZES FORAGE EFFICIENT CATTLE
Oak Creek Farms in Chappell Hill, Texas has been breeding registered Brangus and Red Brangus since 1967, however the Kopycinski family has been in agriculture for more than 100 years in Austin and Washington counties in south central Texas.

CT: October 14, 2009 13:39:50 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- ROCK BOTTOM...MAYBE
Though markets remain fragile and volatile, there are plenty of signs that the nation's economy is on the cusp of recovery.

CT: October 15, 2009 13:59:31 CST
ANGUS YOUTUBE CHANNEL REACHES MILESTONE
Nearly 60,000 Internet users have viewed Angus and Angus-related videos on American Angus Association®'s YouTube channel during the last year.

CT: October 15, 2009 14:01:11 CST
NEW BEEF COMPETITION INSPIRES FUTURE DREAMS
Many 4-H and FFA members are thrilled when they begin their first livestock projects, and youth development specialists with the Mississippi State University Extension Service hope a new competition will channel their enthusiasm into a lifelong passion.

CT: October 15, 2009 14:03:43 CST
GELBVIEH ASSOCIATION RELEASES FEMALE HONOR ROLL
The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) has announced the annual honor roll of Gelbvieh females that meet the qualifications as a Dam of Merit or a Dam of Distinction.

CT: October 30, 2009 12:58:52 CST
FAT PLAYS A MAJOR ROLE IN COW'S NUTRITION
If you talk to the typical cowman and ask him what are the important nutrients he has to consider for his cow herd, generally he will tell you: 1) protein, 2) fat, 3) fiber 4) TDN (total digestible nutrients - energy content) 5) minerals and vitamins.

CT: October 30, 2009 13:40:14 CST
IT'S THE PITTS - DISMEMBERED
I'm not a clubby kind of guy. I don't belong to Rotary, Kiwanis, PTA, KKK, John Birch Society or Book of the Month Club. I take pride in the fact that I've been disinvited to join many groups. That's all right with me because I hate meetings.

CT: October 30, 2009 13:42:27 CST
ALABAMA HOSTS ABBA F1 FIELD DAY
The American Brahman Breeders Association conducted an F1 Field Day near Eutaw, Alabama on Saturday, September 26th. Chris “Chip” Beeker's Beeker Cattle was the scene of a well attended, second to none, field day to familiarize commercial cowmen with the Brahman F1.








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