February 2010


CT: February 09, 2010 07:15:18 CST
PROPER DEVELOPMENT OF REPLACEMENTS SETS THE TONE
Producers hit the bull sale scene looking for that next gener-ation sire that will help advance the herd. Most are looking for a certain combination of traits that will get the job done.

CT: February 09, 2010 07:27:03 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT - CORN WILL CONTINUE TO SURPRISE
When profit is plentiful, making as much as you can via the aspects you control only makes sense. When the bottom line is running red, survival depends on such exploitation.

CT: February 11, 2010 13:47:37 CST
IT'S THE PITTS - THE VEGETARIAN COWBOY
My grandpa always warned me that before I hired any man I should, “Watch how he eats.” I never understood what grandpa meant until recently.

CT: February 11, 2010 14:13:20 CST
VOLATILITY CAN CREATE PROFITABILITY IN CHAOTIC TIMES
During recent years, beef producers have repeatedly heard market analysts advise careful attention to risk management. The reason cited is market volatility. However, volatility also creates opportunity to improve profitability when savvy producers apply some time-tested business tools.

CT: February 19, 2010 10:16:29 CST
CARCASS DATA MAINTAINS PRODUCER FOCUS
The humbling nature of the beef business has changed more than one rugged, tough cowboy. As cattlemen work away from authoritarian into more of a listening mode, most try to soak up each nugget of information that may help establish future production parameters. The elusive word profitability always tied to most of this information.

CT: February 23, 2010 13:15:42 CST
BE AWARE OF BREEDING GUARANTEES WHEN BUYING BULLS
Run enough bulls long enough and it's not a matter of whether one will become unusable; it's a matter of when and how many.

CT: February 23, 2010 13:17:50 CST
EXPORT MARKETS OPEN UP NEW MARKETING POSSIBILITIES
Marketing plans often take many shapes or forms depending on the firm's overall goals. Developing untapped resources often adds another option for these outfits to make a profit. As production costs continue to rise, market diversity will sometimes help defray expense.

CT: February 23, 2010 13:20:30 CST
SPITZER RANCH MAKES FINAL PREPARATIONS FOR BULL SALE
All performance data from birth through yearling, all gain test data and all Ultrasound Carcass scans have been reported to the Brangus Association on the 101 bulls being developed for the February 2010 bull sale.

CT: February 24, 2010 14:48:57 CST
GENERAL PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENTS OFFER PRODUCERS MOST FLEXIBILITY
At one point or another, most cattle operations form a partnership with another person or entity. Perhaps it is a partnership on a single head of cattle (e.g., a flush cow, a bull in a stud, a show heifer) or perhaps it is a more long-term partnership where profits and losses will be shared among family members or cattle operations.

CT: February 24, 2010 14:52:01 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK--OLD FRIENDS-OLD ACQUAINTANCES
Hooter ran through his mental list one more time as he started his pickup.

CT: February 25, 2010 15:09:08 CST
IT'S THE PITTS--THE MISSING MIDDLE
The middle class has gone missing in this country. In America today it seems like we have the super wealthy and we have the poor, with the middle class nowhere to be found.

CT: February 25, 2010 15:12:35 CST
EXTENDING PRODUCTIVE LIFE OF BULLS PAYS DIVIDENDS
Cattlemen have always been interested in one number; in particular with their financial reports, the bottom line. Speculation quickly turns to fact if it is in red or black ink, but how that figure came to be has been a mystery for some.

CT: February 26, 2010 13:52:03 CST
HEREFORD FEMALE SELLS FOR $38,000 TO BENEFIT YOUTH FOUNDATION
A big supporter of youth in the beef industry made a sizeable contribution to the future of the Hereford breed Jan. 16 in the Beef Palace Auction Arena at the National Western Stock Show in Denver.








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