November 2010


CT: November 01, 2010 15:39:35 CST
THEM AGAINST US -- PART V, UNDER MY THUMB -- PART II
Though legislating Mom Nature holds as much potential success as roping a tornado, that's exactly what the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and some members of Congress are attempting to do.

CT: November 03, 2010 12:27:07 CST
FEEDING QUALITY FORUM REGISTRATION OPENS
Beef markets and premiums, low stress and food morality. This isn't the makings of a tough riddle. It's a sampling of the featured topics at the fifth annual Feeding Quality Forums set for Nov. 9 in Grand Island, Neb., and Nov. 11 in Amarillo, Texas.

CT: November 08, 2010 14:43:17 CST
CHECKOFF GAUGES CONSUMER ISSUES SURROUNDING SAFETY
The beef checkoff conducts periodic surveys to monitor consumer confidence in the safety of beef. These studies provide measures of the effects on consumers of issues in the marketing environment and support a strategic foundation for consumer and influencer programs in issues management and communications.

CT: November 08, 2010 14:45:11 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- CORN PRICE SURGE A GAME CHANGER
Now you see it, now you don't. Rather than a magician's mantra, that phrase describes USDA projections of this year's corn harvest.

CT: November 12, 2010 13:09:57 CST
COLOR DOESN'T NECESSARILY INSURE A PREMIUM
When Dale Moore, of Cattleman's Choice Feedyard, receives a load of black cattle in the yard, he already knows what ranchers will ask when they get their carcass data back.

CT: November 12, 2010 13:11:36 CST
ALABAMA AUCTIONEER QUALIFIES FOR CHAMPIONSHIP
Jeff Bynum's victory here, in Livestock Marketing Association's second qualifying contest for the 2011 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship, means he'll move on to next summer's 48th annual championship.

CT: November 12, 2010 13:13:14 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- ACTIONS, NOT ELECTIONS
Like just about everything else in our society these days, our political machine is broken and our election process is in need of a complete overhaul.

CT: November 12, 2010 13:15:23 CST
PLAN AHEAD TO REDUCE PRODUCTION COSTS
Survival in the cattle industry is on based on a list of factors. Low cost producers (in all segments of the production chain) will survive in this system of competitive markets. Others (high-cost producers) will eventually be unable to compete and will exit the business.

CT: November 17, 2010 15:16:35 CST
HUNTING AND FISHING IMPROVES HABITAT AND ECONOMY
Darren Miller was 13 when he experienced the heart-thumping, adrenaline-flowing excitement of his first squirrel hunt.

CT: November 17, 2010 15:20:15 CST
BLACK INK -- LONGEVITY
The oldest cow on record died in Ireland in 1993 at the age of 49, having been born on St. Patrick's Day 1944 in Kerry and producing 39 calves over time. So she missed a few years—big deal. She was in a herd that allowed for maximum longevity.

CT: November 19, 2010 14:30:42 CST
SGBI NAMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
After a long and thorough search process, Santa Gertrudis Breeders International has announced that John E. Ford is the new SGBI Executive Director.

CT: November 19, 2010 14:32:23 CST
BEEF INDUSTRY LONG RANGE PLAN IS IN DEVELOPMENT
A team of 18 beef industry leaders gathered in Denver Oct. 18 and 19 to initiate the beef industry's 2011 long-range planning process.

CT: November 22, 2010 07:56:10 CST
BRAUNVIEH CATTLE OFFER VALUE TO THE BEEF INDUSTRY
The beef industry touches virtually every part of the globe. Worldwide there are over 250 recognized breeds of cattle of which approximately 70 are found in the United States.

CT: November 22, 2010 07:58:12 CST
BLACK INK -- PROGRAMMING FOR PROFIT
You won't score many bonus points by suggesting similarities between the women in your life and females of the bovine persuasion, but looking at just such a comparison might help your cowherd and calf crop.

CT: November 23, 2010 13:51:17 CST
RED ANGUS HIGHLIGHTS ACHIEVEMENT AND GROWTH
New multi-breed EPDs, record Feeder Calf Certification Program enrollment, increased registration growth and record-high GridMaster Awards are positive indicators of Red Angus' status in the industry.

CT: November 23, 2010 13:52:53 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- LEARNING FROM A MASTER
Wind blustered through Apache Flats, pelting everything and everyone with a mix of sleet and ice. The boys were warming themselves beside the wood stove in Lonnie's feed store when Lonnie slammed down the phone.

CT: November 29, 2010 15:49:04 CST
IT'S THE PITTS - DON'T ASK
Recently a new ranch owner in our area forced himself into the conversation at the morning coffee club of old ranchers. In the course of the conversation he asked one of the crankier members how many acres he owned. Judging by the response you'd have thought he killed the old boy's dog, stole his horse or insulted his wife.

CT: November 30, 2010 15:32:54 CST
BRAUNVIEH CATTLE HARVEST WITH REMARKABLE CARCASS DATA
Braunvieh-influenced fed cattle entered in the Braunvieh Association of America's Genetic Challenge contest harvested with exceptional carcass characteristics.

CT: November 30, 2010 15:36:16 CST
SANITARY WORKING PRACTICES INSURE GOOD HERD HEALTH
A good herd health program is essential for a profitable cattle operation.








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