February 2011


CT: February 02, 2011 08:35:17 CST
YOUTH OFFERED CHANCE TO GO SQUIRREL HUNTING
Youth through age 15 have the opportunity to learn how to squirrel hunt during a special event Feb. 5 at the Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge.

CT: February 02, 2011 14:08:51 CST
NORTHWEST FLORIDA BEEF CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW TO BE HELD IN MARIANNA
The 26th annual Northwest Florida Beef Conference and Trade Show will be held on Wednesday, February 9, 2011.

CT: February 04, 2011 14:47:43 CST
CAB LAUNCHES NEW MARKETING CAMPAIGN
The world will soon be challenged to “Taste the Difference” between Angus brands in a new campaign developed by the Certified Angus Beef ® brand.

CT: February 08, 2011 08:24:45 CST
RESEARCH REVEALS VALUE OF SELECTING CALM CATTLE
Recent research has demonstrated the value of cattle with calm temperaments and the price producers pay for keeping wilder animals in their herds.

CT: February 08, 2011 08:26:47 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- COOL PIGS RUNNING
Despite the average behavior innate to every breed of every species, some individuals are destined to be lovers, others fighters.

CT: February 09, 2011 08:49:16 CST
NCBA SETS POLICY PRIORITIES FOR THE NEW YEAR
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association set 2011 policy priorities ahead of the 2011 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Tradeshow Feb. 2-5 in Denver.

CT: February 09, 2011 08:50:41 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- HELD HOSTAGE
Did you hear about the cattle-napping case near Socorro, New Mexico? And no, I'm not talking about a herd of cows taking a mid-afternoon siesta. It seems that a handful of cattle were kidnapped and held for ransom.

CT: February 15, 2011 15:54:26 CST
TRACE MINERAL ABSORPTION IS A CONCERN IN MINERAL PROGRAMS
Seldom do many weeks go by when I do not get questions concerning mineral programs and their necessity at different times of the year.

CT: February 15, 2011 15:57:54 CST
REMEDIES AVAILABLE FOR ADVERSE AUDIT DECISIONS
Many taxpayers fear being audited, for good reasons. An extended period of deductions for livestock ranching, or other farming ventures can easily trigger an audit.

CT: February 18, 2011 14:09:26 CST
CAB ENTERS THE "SOCIAL MEDIA" SCENE
With all the work there is to do on a farm or ranch, cattle producers don't have time to spend hours in front of a computer.

CT: February 22, 2011 15:42:09 CST
PRE-PLANNING IS KEY TO SUCCESSFUL A.I.
Synchronization programs, for artificial insemination (AI), have changed a little over the years. Experience and improvements to the synchronization technology probably have modified these programs enough to where almost any outfit can adapt to a protocol depending on time and labor resources.

CT: February 22, 2011 15:45:08 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- TRADING UP
It's plumb tough to calculate what a bull is truly worth to the commercial cow-calf operation. Plenty of attempts have been made and equations concocted.

CT: February 23, 2011 13:04:28 CST
TIMING IS IMPORTANT WHEN COLLECTING INJURED BULLS
Occasionally a bull will be seriously injured or must be put down, and the owner might want semen collected from that bull. Ernest Bailes, a reproductive specialist located north of Houston, Texas, has collected bulls with all types of injuries such as broken legs (even with bones sticking out), broken backs, and also does post mortem semen extraction.

CT: February 23, 2011 13:06:31 CST
PLAN A FEEDING STRATEGY TO IMPROVE EFFICIENCY
Looking for that next meal or asking the question “what's for dinner,” is something most will do daily. Different situations or times of the week may call for something different or an affordable option that will stretch that dinner budget. Unfortunately, the four-legged critters walking the pastures cannot ask what's for dinner or make a simple request for a special meal, but they know when it's meal time and if nutritional requirements are not met lost profits or lost production will be the answer.

CT: February 23, 2011 13:08:24 CST
COLMORE FARMS TOPS THE NATIONAL WESTERN SALERS SHOW
Celebrating their 36th year the American Salers Association had a weekend full of events at the 2011 National Western Stock Show January 15-17.

CT: February 23, 2011 13:09:40 CST
RED ANGUS PLAYS A STRONG ROLE IN PROFITABLE RANCHING
Cattlemen across the nation are recognizing the role genetics play in increasing both quality and profitability of their cowherds. Breeders and industry professionals who attended the annual BrainTrust meeting in Denver, Colo., held during the National Western Stock Show, discussed the direction of the beef cattle industry and Red Angus' impact on profitability.

CT: February 28, 2011 15:42:08 CST
FINE-TUNE GOALS WITH ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION
A growing number of commercial cattlemen as well as seedstock producers are experiencing the benefits of AI--for herd improvement, and to increase the profitability of the calves they sell.

CT: February 28, 2011 15:44:00 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- BETTER LEFT UNSAID
Like most people involved in selling livestock I believe that the faster you sell them the better it is. When it comes to auctions the speechifying should be kept to a bare minimum.








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