August 2010


CT: August 03, 2010 15:04:14 CST
STUDY SHOWS ANGUS INFLUENCE IN CATTLE REDUCES HEALTH PROBLEMS
It's no secret that Angus cattle can grade well. But new evidence from Iowa and Kansas sheds light on why high-percentage Angus cattle beat crossbreds in profitability: they tend to stay healthier, which may allow them to better realize their full potential.

CT: August 03, 2010 15:07:12 CST
CHUCK AND ROUND COULD BE THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME
In the mid-1960's, when about 42 percent of the total beef and dairy cattle slaughter was grass-fed, Bill Helming, veteran and respected agricultural economist and agribusiness consultant came to a startling and contrarian prediction.

CT: August 03, 2010 15:09:03 CST
CALVING SEASON PROVES CHALLENGING FOR SOME
Exceptionally cold weather made the 2010 calving season tougher than the last several years for many beef producers, said Purdue Extension beef specialist Ron Lemenager.

CT: August 11, 2010 15:03:50 CST
DIFFERENCES IN HAY QUALITY IS IN THE HARVESTING
The difference between high quality hay and low quality hay (less nutrient content, and perhaps containing molds and dust) is primarily in the harvesting.

CT: August 11, 2010 15:05:58 CST
PASTURES, FORAGES BATTLE ARMYWORMS
Mississippi forage producers are experiencing a major invasion of fall armyworms for the second consecutive year in pastures and hay fields across the state.

CT: August 11, 2010 15:09:45 CST
PLAN AHEAD TO REDUCE HEAT STRESS IN HERD
On a number of occasions before we have talked about heat and heat stress and how it affects the cattle herd. As I review the calls and discussions I have had over the last month or so, I felt it might be a good idea to review some of the facts and factors concerning heat, heat stress and how it affects your cow herd.

CT: August 12, 2010 15:44:40 CST
U.S. T-BONES DEBUT IN MAJOR KOREAN RETAIL CHAIN
Lotte Mart, the third-largest retail chain in South Korea, recently launched sales of U.S. T-bone steaks at 85 locations across the country. This marks the first time this cut has been offered in the retail sector since Korea resumed imports of U.S. beef.

CT: August 12, 2010 15:46:18 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- TO THOSE WE LEAVE BEHIND
We buried my mother last week and in pausing to reflect on her life, I was awed by the changes that have occurred in this country during her 80 plus years of living.

CT: August 13, 2010 15:32:43 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- BLAME CHANGES NOTHING
You know what I wish and have for years: the world and the cattle business could be more like it was when I was growing up, or at least what my memories perceive those times to be.

CT: August 13, 2010 15:34:46 CST
STATE BEEF COUNCILS VOTE TO STAY WITH NCBA
The Federation of State Beef Councils passed a resolution July 31, 2010, during the Cattle Industry Summer Conference in Denver, Colo., to maintain its partnership with the National Cattlemen's Beef Association.

CT: August 16, 2010 16:01:19 CST
THEM AGAINST US -- PART II HAVE THEY LOST THEIR MINDS?
All together now: Booooooooo! Pfffffft! That's what the cattle industry rightfully says to radical animal rights groups like PETA and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).

CT: August 23, 2010 13:58:37 CST
DEBATE CONTINUES OVER ANTIBIOTIC USE IN CATTLE
Livestock producers have fed antibiotics to promote growth to food animals for years. Over recent years, scientists have raised concerns that, in conjunction with the excessive use of antibiotics in humans, the use of sub-therapeutic levels of antibiotics in food animals could lead to serious health risks for people.

CT: August 24, 2010 15:18:09 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- BOO!
If you've ever had one of those dreams, the kind where you can touch, smell and feel every aspect, then you know why it took Hooter a while to find his bearings.

CT: August 24, 2010 15:20:02 CST
BEEF BOARD APPROVES 2011 BUDGET
The Cattlemen's Beef Board unanimously approved a $40.6 million budget for Fiscal 2011, down 7.4 percent from the Fiscal 2010 budget and representing a decline of about 24 percent in the last five years.

CT: August 25, 2010 15:32:28 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- LOYAL TO THE BRAND
I have a multitude of faults and there are many things I don't like about myself. I drive, talk and eat too fast and type too slow. I have no patience, can be hotheaded at times, can't keep a secret, and I worry constantly about things that will never happen. Just to name a few of my many faults.

CT: August 25, 2010 15:34:33 CST
MSU STUDY MONITORS WEED RESISTANCE
Mississippi is one of six states participating in a study monitoring the problem of glyphosate-resistant weeds and trying to prevent any more from developing.

CT: August 26, 2010 15:34:38 CST
KEEPING YOUNG CALVES HEALTHY CAN BE EASIER THAN YOU THINK
When weaning season is put on fast-forward, maintaining calf health is all about pushing “play” at the right time.

CT: August 26, 2010 15:40:35 CST
SALACOA VALLEY AND MILLER BRANGUS HOST BULL SALE
David Vaughan of Salacoa Valley Farms, and Bert and Doyle Miller of Miller Brangus, are pleased announce their first joint Brangus bull sale October 2nd at Salacoa Valley Farms in Fairmont, Ga.

CT: August 26, 2010 15:47:52 CST
BLACK INK -- WHAT INFORMS YOU
Take another look at your cattle. Get out your records and take a deeper look. You think they're the right kind, but you may have plans to “improve” them through breeding and management.

CT: August 30, 2010 15:47:07 CST
NEW JUNIOR HEREFORD BOARD MEMBERS ELECTED
Four new National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) Board members were elected as well as a new officer team selected at the 11th annual VitaFerm® Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) July 9 in Indianapolis.

CT: August 30, 2010 15:48:12 CST
COW CREEK TO HOLD PRIVATE TREATY BULL SALE AND ANNUAL HEIFER SALE
Cow Creek Ranch's proven track record of supplying reliable, durable, long-lasting bulls sets the foundation of the 200 head Private Treaty Bull Sale going on now.

CT: August 31, 2010 15:38:12 CST
FOLLOW CRITERIA FOR OPERATING FARM AS A BUSINESS
In hobby loss audits, the IRS sometimes views various types of ranching activities as a means of generating tax losses, rather than a profit-oriented venture.








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