CT: January 04, 2010 13:56:13 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- THE STORIES IN 2010
Forgive Father Time for looking so haggard and bewildered as he limped from the party welcoming the new year. But, he had a time of it: global economic recession, federal government running roughshod over capitalism, populism run amok and all of the rest.
CT: January 04, 2010 13:58:11 CST
PRODUCERS FACE MANY ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES IN 2010
As we enter this new year, it may be useful over the next few issues to discuss some of the challenges that the cattle industry, as well as agriculture in general, is facing.
CT: January 05, 2010 13:48:16 CST
RED ANGUS AGE AND SOURCE CERTIFICATES ACCESSIBLE ONLINE
Proper genetic, age and source verification is imperative for Red Angus cattle enrolled in the Feeder Calf Certification Program (FCCP) to continue through the marketing channels. The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) recently developed a new tool streamlining access to this documentation.
CT: January 08, 2010 13:28:32 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- AUCTION JUNKIES
You know you are an auction junkie if...
CT: January 08, 2010 13:34:38 CST
SGBI OPENS NEW OFFICES ON KING RANCH
Santa Gertrudis Breeders International (SGBI) has moved into a new headquarters building on the historic King Ranch. The first Board of Directors meeting and an Open House celebration was held Saturday, October 31 in the new building just inside the main ranch entrance.
CT: January 08, 2010 13:37:05 CST
BLACK INK -- MIXED BLESSINGS
When you count your blessings, remember to include the ones disguised as challenges. Some of them you decided to take on as calculated risks; others intruded on your farm or in your life, but turned out to be “mixed blessings.”
CT: January 15, 2010 14:02:13 CST
ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT CHALLENGING FOR PRODUCERS
OK, so back to our list of the 100 reasons why climate change, if occurring at all, is natural and not man-made. Part 1 provided reasons 1-50. Here are the remaining 50 facts:
CT: January 15, 2010 14:03:34 CST
BLACK INK -- NO BOUNDARIES
In a snow globe, the white flakes drift peacefully on a quiet farmyard. When cattlemen trudge through four-foot snow drifts in 30-mile-per-hour winds and single-digit temperatures to check on a sick calf, it isn't exactly the same picture of serenity.
CT: January 15, 2010 14:05:00 CST
CATTLEMEN'S COLLEGE BRINGS FOCUS ON CONSUMER TO NCBA CONVENTION
Daily chores get most of your time and attention. That's what pays the bills, but the state of the industry lies in the bigger picture.
CT: January 22, 2010 13:17:56 CST
SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED FOR NCBA ANNUAL CONVENTION
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) is pleased to announce the line-up of speakers for the 2010 Cattle Industry Convention.
CT: January 22, 2010 13:19:27 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- GRANDPA'S SADDLE
A cowboy's life has always been defined by what he did with his most valued possession... his saddle.
CT: January 22, 2010 13:23:37 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- BE IT RESOLVED...SORT OF
Hooter wasn't much on New Year's resolutions. Any he'd ever made were distant memories before Punxsutawney Phil waddled from his burrow to predict winter's fortune.
CT: January 28, 2010 09:38:16 CST
USE PRACTICAL STRATEGIES IN CASE OF AN IRS AUDIT
Excessive business deductions by livestock or general farmers, or horse owners--or for that matter, most any other business-- trigger IRS audits. If you are audited in connection with any farming, livestock or horse activity, the IRS will usually start with one tax year and then look back or forward for other years to see the history of losses or profits.
CT: January 28, 2010 09:41:20 CST
ALABAMA CATTLEMEN'S ASSOC. CONVENTION TO BE HELD
Cowboy hats and boots will be the dress of the day in the Rocket City as cattlemen from all across the state attend the largest cattle event of the year. The 67th annual Alabama Cattlemen's Association Convention and Trade Show will be at the Von Braun Center in downtown Huntsville February 12-13.
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