August 2011


CT: August 02, 2011 12:46:03 CST
NATIONAL FFA ORGANIZATION RECEIVES NEARLY $1.9 MILLION FROM MICROSOFT TO HELP BUILD, POWER SOON-TO-LAUNCH AGRICULTURAL CAREER NETWORK
Microsoft Corp. has donated nearly $1.9 million of software, training and support to the National FFA Organization for the creation of a new online network to help students track educational successes, pursue awards and scholarships and ultimately obtain careers in the agriculture industry.

CT: August 05, 2011 08:11:27 CST
DONATED COLT GENERATES $2,000 FOR LIMOUSIN JUNIORS
North American Limousin Junior Association members did not "horse around" at the National Junior Limousin Show and Congress - July 9-15 in Amarillo, Texas - in their effort to raise funds for the organization.

CT: August 08, 2011 15:26:39 CST
UNDERSTAND THE BIOLOGY OF ARMYWORMS TO CONTROL THEM
Armyworms invade Alabama pastures and hayfields every year. At best, they damage only a few fields during the summer. At worst, such as in 2009 and 2010, statewide epidemics of armyworms cause widespread damage to Alabama forages.

CT: August 08, 2011 15:28:52 CST
NEED FOR EFFICIENCY IS CRUCIAL FOR PUREBRED BREEDERS
Efficiency. It's a word we are hearing with greater frequency in our everyday lives as virtually every cost we encounter is increasing.

CT: August 10, 2011 13:29:35 CST
BLACK INK - PLANNING TO COPE
Flood water forces the exodus of cattle to higher ground. Drought does the same on a wider scale, only to greener ground. And in the case of wild fires, tornados and other natural disasters there might not even be time for that.

CT: August 10, 2011 13:31:51 CST
JUNIOR ANGUS BREEDERS ELECT NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The 2011-2012 National Junior Angus Association Board of Directors was announced Friday evening, July 15, 2011, during closing ceremonies at the 2011 National Junior Angus Show in Harrisburg, Pa.

CT: August 10, 2011 13:36:40 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK...WEED WHACKERS REDUX
It couldn't be. It had to be. Hooter hadn't seen Norvis LeRoy Underwood for almost a decade, just a couple of years after what the folks in Apache Flats remembered as the Great Weed Whacking Incident of 1999.

CT: August 11, 2011 15:09:22 CST
TRAILER CARE IMPORTANT TO MODERN CATTLE DRIVE
Long gone are the days of the traditional cattle drive. Cowboys on horseback would round up cattle and drive the cattle hundreds, if not thousands, of miles to railheads and stockyards.

CT: August 11, 2011 15:11:00 CST
IT'S THE PITTS - EVERYTHING MUST GO
I have seen some amazing things sell at cattle auctions including a big batch of tamales, a 1942 Ford, a building that had to be moved, and hay bales that the bidders at an auction were sitting on.

CT: August 12, 2011 10:53:58 CST
CHAMPIONS NAMED AT NATIONAL JR. ANGUS SHOW
More than 500 Angus juniors and their families traveled to Harrisburg, Pa., to compete in the 2011 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) July 10-16 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex.

CT: August 17, 2011 15:41:02 CST
WEBSITE OFFERS A VIRTUAL STOCKYARD
Cattlemen in the southern half of the United States have a new outlet to buy and sell bovines. Lanny and Linda Vincent, who raise Limousin cattle on their 90-acre farm outside Buffalo, Kentucky have developed a virtual stockyard at www.midsouthcattle. com. The website, which was recently developed, offers an economical way to bring buyers and sellers together, Lanny Vincent said.

CT: August 22, 2011 15:25:37 CST
DROUGHT MEANS HAY, GRASS SHORTAGE COULD BE WIDESPREAD
Mississippi could join Texas, Oklahoma and other southeastern states in widespread shortages of hay and forages if dry conditions continue.

CT: August 22, 2011 15:29:52 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- DROUGHT ACCELERATES SHIFT
“This is a once-in-a-generation drought,” says Billy Cook, senior vice president and director of the Agricultural Division for the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation at Ardmore, OK. “We haven't seen this type of heat and lack of precipitation since the record-setting drought of the mid-1950s or even the Dust Bowl.”

CT: August 23, 2011 15:25:23 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- WAKE UP CALL
I had an aunt Beverly who took great pleasure in disturbing people's sleep by calling every one she knew in town every day before the first light.

CT: August 23, 2011 15:28:22 CST
TAKE PRECAUTIONS FOR HEALTH SECURITY OF HERD
Over recent years cattle producers have become increasingly aware of the need to take steps to insure the “health security of their herds.”

CT: August 25, 2011 14:44:52 CST
RED ANGUS BREEDERS TO ASSEMBLE IN NORTH CAROLINA
Red Angus breeders will assemble on the east coast for the Red Angus National Convention Sept. 14 - 16.

CT: August 25, 2011 14:47:14 CST
SUPPORT OF THE BEEF CHECKOFF REMAINS STRONG
Research has found that producers' attitudes toward their beef checkoff program remain stable and are quite favorable.

CT: August 26, 2011 09:35:03 CST
FERAL HOGS ARE BECOMING A NUISANCE IN ALABAMA
Many Alabama farmers, landowners and wildlife managers are fighting a war. This enemy seems to multiply exponentially, damages crops and pastures, competes with native wildlife, and is quite simply the most destructive nuisance animal ever brought to Alabama. This war is against the feral hog.

CT: August 26, 2011 09:38:21 CST
MANAGE LAND, HERD FOR BIGGER, BETTER DEER
Trophy bucks and high-quality deer herds are not the result of random chance, but of planned management of habitat and harvests.

CT: August 31, 2011 14:08:28 CST
CHOOSE BULLS THAT SUIT GOALS OF YOUR OPERATION
A bull provides half the genetics for any calves you sell, or the heifers you'll keep as future cows, so you want to make sure you select a good bull that suits your goals.

CT: August 31, 2011 14:11:42 CST
BLACK INK -- INTERACTIVE FARM FICTION
The only difference between fiction and nonfiction is whether it really happened.








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