June 2011


CT: June 02, 2011 13:04:44 CST
ECONOMIST SEES OPPORTUNITIES IN STOCKER BUSINESS
Sky-high corn prices don't typically outline “exciting opportunities” in the cattle business, but one economist says those in the stocker business can benefit from high feed costs by focusing on available forage.

CT: June 06, 2011 13:34:14 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- NIGHTMARES R US
If you've ever had one of those dreams, the kind where you can touch, smell and feel every aspect, then you know why it took Hooter a while to find his bearings.

CT: June 06, 2011 13:36:06 CST
ANDERSON NAMED NALF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Mark A. Anderson, Eaton, Colo., has accepted the position of executive director for the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF). The association's board of directors offered him the job in April; and he moved into the Centennial, Colo., headquarters in early May.

CT: June 07, 2011 13:53:41 CST
LOOK FOR ALTERNATIVES DURING "FORAGE CRUNCH"
Each year brings its own set of challenges. Challenges that the cattleman/cattlewoman must overcome in an effort to remain profitable or at the very least to simply hold his/her own.

CT: June 08, 2011 13:26:50 CST
SPRING POND WORK MAKES SUMMER FISHING MORE FUN
Landowners with ponds have a checklist of spring maintenance chores that will result in quality fishing, swimming or boating experiences, and a newly updated Mississippi State University publication can help.

CT: June 08, 2011 13:31:53 CST
ANIMALS FLEEING FLOODS CAUSE PEOPLE PROBLEMS
Flooding from the Mississippi and other rivers is disrupting even the wildlife as it brings activities to nearly a standstill in many areas of the Delta.

CT: June 09, 2011 12:54:23 CST
NATIONAL JUNIOR ANGUS SHOW SET FOR PENNSYLVANIA
Angus and American pride will meet in Harrisburg, Pa., July 10-16 at the world's largest single-breed beef cattle show — the 2011 National Junior Angus Show.

CT: June 09, 2011 12:56:24 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- INSPIRED
I've always wanted to deliver a commence address, no, not to college or even high school graduates because there is nothing I could tell them that they don't already think they know. I'd like to address someone more on my intellectual level, like a class of graduating sixth graders. Here's what I'd say to them.

CT: June 10, 2011 12:52:40 CST
AMARILLO TO HOST NATIONAL JUNIOR LIMOUSIN SHOW
The North American Limousin Junior Association will host the National Junior Limousin Show and Congress at the Tri-State Expo Complex and the Ambassador Hotel in Amarillo, July 9 -15.

CT: June 10, 2011 12:54:21 CST
FLOODING CAN STRESS AND DAMAGE TREES
The overflowing Mississippi River is threatening the Delta's trees, but with the proper care and maintenance, many can and will recover.

CT: June 13, 2011 15:00:17 CST
EARLY-BORN CALVES HAVE AN ADVANTAGE
Early-born calves have a better chance than the later born of making a profit for their owners.

CT: June 14, 2011 13:27:02 CST
CATTLE AND CONCERT TO HEADLINE SOUTH POLL FIELD DAY
The third South Poll Grass Cattle Association annual meeting and field day will be held on Friday and Saturday, June 24 and 25, at Bent Tree Farms, the home of Teddy and Linda Gentry and also the home of the South Poll breed, on Lookout Mountain near Fort Payne, Alabama.

CT: June 14, 2011 13:29:32 CST
AUXILIARY HEIFER AUCTION TO BENEFIT YOUTH
An American Angus Auxiliary fundraising tradition will return this summer after a nearly 15-year hiatus. The Auxiliary's heifer auction at the All-American Angus Breeers' Futurity June 19 in Louisville, Ky., will raise money toward the organization's youth scholarship fund.

CT: June 15, 2011 10:40:37 CST
MUSHRUSH RED ANGUS NAMED SEEDSTOCK PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Mushrush Red Angus of Strong City, Kan., was named the 2011 Seedstock Producer of the Year at the Beef Improvement Federation research symposium and annual meeting held in Bozeman, Mont., June 1-4.

CT: June 15, 2011 12:46:01 CST
EDUCATION WITHIN THE INDUSTRY EMPHASIZED AT GEORGIA FIELD DAY
Education is part of beef promotion and sales. That's as true within the beef industry as it is in selling beef to consumers.

CT: June 17, 2011 08:01:27 CST
"ALL ROADS LEAD TO GEORGIA" THIS FALL FOR NATIONAL ANGUS CONFERENCE
Southern hospitality and great Angus cattle await American Angus Association members and others, Sept. 6-8 in Athens, Ga.

CT: June 17, 2011 08:03:51 CST
WTO RULING ON COOL GOOD FOR NORTH AMERICAN PRODUCERS
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association reported that the World Trade Organization's preliminary ruling on Country of Origin Labeling reinforces what the group, which is the oldest and largest national organization representing the U.S. cattle industry, has stated all along.

CT: June 17, 2011 08:06:30 CST
PRE-GRASS STOCKER MANAGEMENT IMPORTANT
Cattle health matters at every segment, but it could be the single biggest profit determinant for the stocker phase.

CT: June 20, 2011 10:53:07 CST
FLOODED LAND FACES MULTIPLE CHALLENGES
Much of the flooded Delta was already planted for the 2011 season, and when it finally dries out, landowners will face challenges preparing it for planting.

CT: June 27, 2011 07:24:53 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- RECALIBRATING FOR REALITY
It can be downright disheartening to discover that what used to be correct, what you took for granted as still correct, is in fact dead wrong. Such realizations can pay dividends, though.

CT: June 27, 2011 07:33:37 CST
TAKE STEPS TO REDUCE HEAT STRESS ON CATTLE
Many producers think of heat effects as isolated to the southern states or the southwest. Unfortunately that's not true. Temperatures in the upper mid-west this summer have already met or exceeded 100o F but fortunately this has not been an on-going situation – yet.

CT: June 27, 2011 07:51:36 CST
GELBVIEH JRS. PARADE CHAMPIONS AT EASTERN REGIONALS
Members of the American Gelbvieh Junior Association participated in their second show of the summer at the AGJA Foothills of the Smokies Eastern Regional show.

CT: June 27, 2011 07:54:14 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- OPEN SAYSME
I'm not good with keys. Never have been. On my second date with the wonderful women who is now my wife I locked my keys in my El Camino.

CT: June 27, 2011 07:58:18 CST
INTERNET SALES OFFER ADVANTAGES TO BUYERS AND SELLERS
Technology has certainly changed the lifestyle of most Americans. E-mail transmissions and texting have almost made the personal phone call obsolete. Upgrades to cell phones have taken the mammoth bags that were limited because they had to be plugged in to sleek pieces that can browse the internet, chat, make reservations, get directions and many other tasks.

CT: June 28, 2011 15:02:36 CST
BLACK INK -- BEYOND GOOD LOOKS
Nothing better than looking at really nice cattle. Unless it's looking at them while referencing some really deep individual data.

CT: June 28, 2011 15:07:08 CST
SEXED SEMEN OFFERS NEW BREEDING OPPORTUNITIES
One of the newer developments in the beef industry is use of sexed semen.

CT: June 30, 2011 14:31:54 CST
JUNIORS GIVE BACK TO COMMUNITY
The National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) believes giving back builds responsibility and leadership skills. Juniors can further develop these skills at the 2011 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) in Harrisburg, Pa., by participating in the Support Our American Recruits (SOAR) community service project.

CT: June 30, 2011 14:45:02 CST
TAXPAYERS WIN TAX COURT RULING IN CATTLE CASE
In a new Tax Court case, Freddie and Edith Stromatt won on the question of whether their cattle activity was to be treated as a business.








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