October 2010


CT: October 01, 2010 14:19:43 CST
APPROVAL OF BEEF CHECKOFF REMAINS HIGH
Seventy-two percent of beef and dairy producers continue to be “somewhat” or “very” well informed about the program and 72 percent approve of the checkoff, according to a recent survey of producers.

CT: October 01, 2010 14:21:01 CST
SOUTHERN CATTLE COMPANY BULL SALE TO BE HELD
Southern Cattle Company, Marianna, Fla., will hold its annual “Less Feed-More Gain” Bull Sale on Saturday, October 30, 2010, 12 noon, at the ranch.

CT: October 04, 2010 14:36:04 CST
ANGUS JUNIORS ELECT NEW 2010-2011 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The 2010-2011 National Junior Angus Association Board of Directors was announced Friday evening, July 16, during closing ceremonies at the 2010 National Junior Angus Show in Denver, Colo.

CT: October 04, 2010 14:38:22 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- NATIONAL LIVESTOCK I.D. RIDES AGAIN
You might remember the National Animal Identification System. USDA spent years and millions of dollars trying to get it off the ground. The reasons for its ultimate failure are well chronicled, everything from industry partisanship, to a lack of sustained, clear communication from USDA.

CT: October 05, 2010 15:29:06 CST
TAKE CAREFUL CONSIDERATION BEFORE FEEDING BY-PRODUCTS
In Part 1 of this series we began a discussion on feeding by-products to cattle. We started with the class of by-products that are some of the oldest and probably most well known – cotton products – those derived from the cotton industry and include materials such as cottonseed meal, whole cottonseed, cottonseed hulls.

CT: October 05, 2010 15:30:47 CST
DEVELOPING REPLACEMENTS IS A STEP-BY-STEP PROCESS
During rebuilding years, most team sports are forced to play athletes who may not be ready to assume the role or players that lack talent to compete at that level. Building blocks set in place during the recruiting process should bring in qualified replacements that have the ability to step in and perform. These programs often reload, they do not rebuild.

CT: October 06, 2010 15:09:15 CST
GOOD GRAZING MANAGEMENT IMPORTANT TO PRODUCTIVITY
Practicing good grazing management strategies can be very beneficial to a stocker operation. Pastureland that has been managed appropriately will be more productive for a longer period of time, have higher forage quality, and forage waste will be reduced.

CT: October 06, 2010 15:12:24 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- DRESSED BEEF
Although I've never heard a single song by Lady Gaga I am a huge fan of hers after she wore a dress made out of meat at this year's MTV's Video Music Awards.

CT: October 08, 2010 08:16:02 CST
CATTLE MARKET OUTLOOK POSITIVE FOR CULL CATTLE
Cull cow and bull prices have seen grasping at record-high levels in recent months, generating a slew of activity on many cow-calf operations around the country as producers aim to take advantage of the market shift in their favor.

CT: October 08, 2010 08:26:54 CST
NCBA MEMBERS VOTE ON POLICY TO ADDRESS BORDER SECURITY
Members of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) approved a number of resolutions to guide the association's policy efforts in Washington, DC. The resolutions were passed during the membership meeting at the culmination of the annual Cattle Industry Summer Conference.

CT: October 08, 2010 08:29:32 CST
ANGUS AUXILIARY TO HOLD MEETING IN LOUISVILLE, KY
The American Angus Auxiliary will once again host its annual meeting and activities in conjunction with the 2010 North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) Super Point Roll of Victory Angus Show and the 127th annual meeting of the American Angus Association in Louisville, Ky., Nov. 13-15.

CT: October 11, 2010 15:50:41 CST
ENGLER HONORED BY FEEDING QUALITY FORUMS
Paul Engler, Cactus Feeders, was one of the first people to see the feeding potential in Texas. He was one of the first to develop value-based grid marketing. And now he is the inaugural recipient of the Industry Achievement Award, given in conjunction with the Feeding Quality Forums.

CT: October 11, 2010 15:52:49 CST
MAKE PLANS IN ADVANCE FOR ESTATE TRANSFER
The time will eventually come when each one's estate will be transferred to another person or persons. No one knows exactly when that time will be, but it is often assumed that it will be later rather than sooner.

CT: October 15, 2010 15:35:51 CST
RANCHERS SHOULD BE OBSERVANT TO PROTECT PROPERTY
Cattle rustling can conjure up different thoughts depending on who you are. Some imagine a scene from an old western where bandana-wearing cowboys gather up a herd of cows and drive them to a distant and secret location. Others might think this is something from the past and doesn't happen now. Unfortunately, cattle rustling is still a serious issue.

CT: October 15, 2010 15:39:54 CST
CULL COWS THAT NO LONGER HAVE A PLACE IN OPERATION
A railroad claims official once said that trains have done more harm to the genetic quality of America's cow herds than anything else. He said every cow that ever met her doom on a rural track was invariably the best, most productive cow in the plaintiff's herd.

CT: October 15, 2010 15:41:51 CST
PROTEIN QUALITY IMPORTANT IN BROODMARES/YOUNG HORSES
Understanding the protein requirements of horses is helpful in selecting the right type of concentrate to complement your forage source.

CT: October 18, 2010 15:30:35 CST
BRAHMAN AND HEREFORD BREEDERS JOIN FORCES FOR FIELD DAY
Houston & Kansas City: The American Brahman Breeders Association, American Hereford Association, their Mississippi Affiliates and the Smith County Extension Service joined forces to host the first ever Brahman/Hereford F-1 Field Day in the State of Mississippi on September 25 at the Smith County Ag Complex in Raleigh, Mississippi.

CT: October 18, 2010 15:32:35 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK...PRETTY BOY RIDES AGAIN
Hooter hated birds. It might have been his vague memory of the barn owl that somehow came down the chimney when Hooter was a toddler.

CT: October 20, 2010 15:13:52 CST
GATHER INFORMATION TO UNDERSTAND DNA TECHNOLOGIES
Recently, it seems that seedstock and commercial producers are being bombarded with advertising that promotes a variety of DNA marker technologies for application in selection and management programs.

CT: October 20, 2010 15:16:41 CST
GATHER INFORMATION TO UNDERSTAND DNA TECHNOLOGIES
Recently, it seems that seedstock and commercial producers are being bombarded with advertising that promotes a variety of DNA marker technologies for application in selection and management programs.

CT: October 20, 2010 15:23:43 CST
ANIMAL WELFARE IS BASIS OF SOUND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY
Animal welfare is the basis of sound animal husbandry. Beef cattle ranchers should consider themselves stewards of a valuable resource that provides high quality protein products to many people throughout the world.

CT: October 20, 2010 15:25:28 CST
MATERNAL EDGE GELBVIEH FEMALE SALES PLANNED
Cow-calf producers will have more opportunities to add Gelbvieh-influenced replacement females to their herds this fall.

CT: October 21, 2010 15:29:39 CST
PRODUCERS MUST LEARN TO DO MORE WITH BY-PRODUCTS
Over the last couple of issues we have been discussing feeding by-products to cattle to meet their nutritional needs. As the feed, food, fuel and other industries move forward and grow we are finding increasing uses for base grains (corn, grain sorghum, cottonseed, soybeans, etc.) in applications that are considered more valuable than livestock feeds.

CT: October 22, 2010 15:45:50 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- I DON'T GET IT
I really enjoy listening to Charles Barkley make commentary about basketball games. I loved watching him play because he was a ferocious competitor, he is highly entertaining, obviously intelligent and from what people say, he's a great guy.

CT: October 25, 2010 14:55:47 CST
PRODUCERS URGED TO CHECK OUT JOHNE'S DISEASE PROGRAM
Dairy and beef producers and bovine veterinarians are encouraged to check out the revised Uniform Program Standards for the Voluntary Bovine Johne's Disease Control Program developed by USDA in conjunction with the U.S. Animal Health Association that went into effect Sept 1.

CT: October 25, 2010 14:58:18 CST
LIMOUSIN AND LIM-FLEX PROVE CARCASS MERIT
Limousin and Lim-Flex® bulls prove through ultrasound measurements to be among the best at the recent Cal Poly Bull Test.

CT: October 26, 2010 15:38:13 CST
2010 BEEF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE TO BE HELD IN TEXAS
Amarillo, Texas will be the location for the 2010 Beef Financial Management Conference on November 9, 2010.

CT: October 26, 2010 15:45:20 CST
PARTNERSHIP BRINGS RANCHING TRADITION TO CONSUMERS
The Osage Country in Northeast Oklahoma is known for cattle. These prairies have been producing beef to feed hungry customers for a long time. Old photographs will often depict buyers riding in the back of a wagon from line shack to line shack, bidding on grass fed beeves that would be driven to the railhead, then on to Chicago or Kansas City in those days.

CT: October 28, 2010 15:42:27 CST
BIOSECURITY IMPORTANT PART OF BEEF PRODUCTION
Biosecurity is an important part of animal production, regardless of facilities, size, and type of production.

CT: October 28, 2010 15:45:11 CST
GOOD GRAZING MANAGEMENT CAN BENEFIT STOCKERS
Practicing good grazing management strategies can be very beneficial to a stocker operation. Pastureland that has been managed appropriately will be more productive for a longer period of time, have higher forage quality, and forage waste will be reduced.

CT: October 29, 2010 15:40:27 CST
SANTA MARIA ELKS EMBRACE BARBECUE TRADITIONS
Every community has been shaped by the influences of its past. For most, it's a distinct characteristic that comes from a culture or nationality that settled the area. Areas with a rich tradition of raising cattle, the unique features often are tied to a cattle drive, branding or stories around the campfire.

CT: October 29, 2010 15:41:45 CST
WEHRMANN ANGUS HONORED BY CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF
What makes “good” cattle is a matter of opinion. Great cattle, on the other hand, are a matter of fact.








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