July 2011


CT: July 08, 2011 13:32:15 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- REMEMBERING
Had his Mom still been alive, Hooter knew she would have been prouder than a hound with a coon up a tree.

CT: July 08, 2011 13:35:40 CST
TAKE STEPS TO REDUCE IMPACT OF SICKNESS ON HERD
There are few factors that affect the profitability of a cattle operation like sickness and deathloss in cattle. As we begin moving toward a time of the year when producers are weaning phenomenal numbers, cattle are being shipped from one location to another, cattle are received to go onto pastures or into preconditioning or backgrounding operations or if they go directly to the feedlot, animal mortality (death) and morbidity (sickness) is at a high point.

CT: July 08, 2011 13:38:29 CST
MSU HOLDS WHITE-TAILED DEER SEMINAR
Mississippi's two million white-tailed deer have an estimated $1 billion economic impact on the state, so knowing how to manage this wildlife resource is a common goal among landowners and hunters.

CT: July 08, 2011 13:41:36 CST
"YOUNG GUNS" PREPARE TO SHARE INNOVATIVE PRACTICES
The Red Angus Association of America and the American Simmental Association are again teaming up to gather forward-thinking producers at the annual Young Guns Conference, July 24 – 26, in Nashville, Tenn.

CT: July 11, 2011 14:38:28 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- THAT TIME IN LIFE
It is my conviction that people are either acquirers, or they are liquidators. I happen to fall, most assuredly, in the acquiring camp.

CT: July 12, 2011 12:50:31 CST
GELBVIEH WEBSITE OFFERS FREE FEEDER CALF EXCHANGE
The height of the feeder calf marketing season is fast approaching. During the late summer and early fall, the majority of feeder cattle are marketed across the country through video auctions, live auctions, direct country trade, or privately.

CT: July 12, 2011 12:53:04 CST
EASTERN REGIONAL LIMOUSIN SHOW RETURNS TO MURFREESBORO
The Eastern Regional Junior Limousin Show was June 11 in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Exhibitors came from Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee.

CT: July 14, 2011 12:11:52 CST
BEEF EDUCATION HEADLINED BRIARWOOD'S FARM FIELD DAY
Medical doctors, business people, politicians and leadership from the University of Missouri all gathered at Briarwood Angus Farms, near Butler, Mo., earlier this month.

CT: July 14, 2011 12:16:55 CST
NCBA SUMMER CONFERENCE TO BE HELD IN FLORIDA
National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) President Bill Donald said U.S. cattlemen need to make plans today to attend the 2011 Cattle Industry Summer Conference Aug. 1-4 in Kissimmee, Fla.

CT: July 18, 2011 11:00:20 CST
PRODUCTION EFFICIENCY IMPORTANT TO PUREBRED BREEDERS
Very few if any producers have not recognized that we are living and producing in unprecedented times. Costs of fuel, fertilizer and feed are at record levels. In some parts of the country drought conditions have made forage availability extremely tight and the cost to purchase hay to meet the forage demands continue to rise.

CT: July 18, 2011 11:04:05 CST
AVOIDING HEAT STRESS IN CATTLE IS IMPORTANT
Understanding and avoiding heat stress in cattle can be a valuable management tool for summertime.

CT: July 19, 2011 15:02:41 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- WITH ALL DUE RESPECT
Mark Zuckerberg is the 27 year old billionaire techno-geek-god who founded Facebook. For you old-timers, Facebook is that Internet phenomenon that allows hundreds of millions of people around the world to simultaneously waste their time telling hundreds of “friends,” most of whom they've never met in person, every little boring detail of their lives.

CT: July 19, 2011 15:05:12 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- LET'S HEAR IT FOR MEDIOCRITY
Few folks aspire to be average. It could be that the desire to improve oneself or situation is inherent in all human kind, a survival instinct of sorts.

CT: July 20, 2011 15:30:28 CST
DECISIONS MADE DURING DROUGHT MINIMIZE COSTS LATER
1 know you are all hoping for an end to these cycles of severe drought.

CT: July 20, 2011 15:32:11 CST
PROTECT CATTLE FROM DANGERS AROUND THE FARM
Most cattle operators work hard to care for their livestock.

CT: July 20, 2011 15:33:56 CST
ENSURING HEALTHY CALVES STARTS WITH THE COW
Most operations have some sort of herd health program. Every outfit lays a claim to shot giving, pour-on strategies or a program that takes in the big picture of complete herd health.

CT: July 22, 2011 13:23:36 CST
LOOK CLOSELY AT COWS TO CULL AND HEIFERS TO SELECT AS REPLACEMENTS
I can still hear my daddy now "we need to keep that cow for one more lactation because she is one of our best cows and hopefully we will get a heifer from her." It didn't seem to matter that her udder was broken down and her teats protruded out similar to a hat hanger, we were going to keep her.

CT: July 25, 2011 14:23:54 CST
PRODUCERS MUST UNDERSTAND CATTLE'S GRAZING BEHAVIOR
In order to optimize livestock production in grazing conditions, the animals must be able to graze the pasture effectively and efficiently.

CT: July 26, 2011 14:52:15 CST
HEIFER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM OFFERED IN ALABAMA
The Upper Coastal Plain Agricultural Research Center, Auburn University's Animal Sciences Department, and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System are offering a Heifer Development program.








Don't forget to BOOKMARK  
Cattle Today Online!