November 2011


CT: November 01, 2011 13:29:36 CST
ANGUS BOARD APPROVES LONG-RANGE PLAN
After more than a century of expansion, the Angus breed has become one of American agriculture's greatest success stories — a story of quality, demand and innovation.

CT: November 07, 2011 13:56:36 CST
RED ANGUS PRODUCERS SHARE IDEAS FOR PROFITABILITY AND SUCCESS
While seedstock producers are often in direct competition with fellow breeders to gain market share, they also harbor a spirit of cooperation that brings them together for the betterment of their breed.

CT: November 07, 2011 13:58:37 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- DOUBLE THE FUN
When the same idea keeps showing up at your door wearing a different hat, you'd best invite it in, no matter how preposterous it seems.

CT: November 08, 2011 15:10:03 CST
WEIGH SCIENCE AND PRACTICE IN CHOOSING SUPPLEMENTS
In the last issue we began a discussion of supplementation options the cattleman has. We started out by discussing using commodities as protein supplements and this is where we will pick up.

CT: November 10, 2011 14:29:27 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- THE GOLDEN CALF
I just heard about a Hereford cow in England who gave birth to her second calf in three months. I'm not talking about a twin, I'm referring to a miracle known as “superfecundation.”

CT: November 10, 2011 14:32:28 CST
DO YOUR HOMEWORK BEFORE BUYING A BULL
Selecting the right bull for your cow herd could be considered as one of the most important decisions you make in staying profitable.

CT: November 10, 2011 14:34:05 CST
BLACK INK -- CRITICAL MASS
It takes so many plants to make a stand, cows to make a herd and drops to make a rain. Before turning that herd out to pasture, you look for enough plant mass to support their grazing. If you're watching a couple of bred heifers for a month, you might as well be watching 20 or 30.

CT: November 14, 2011 15:32:59 CST
PACKER URGES COOPERATION TO PLEASE CONSUMER
If national trends are the equivalent of a beef industry report card, then ranchers and feeders are making the grade.

CT: November 14, 2011 15:37:00 CST
PROPER CHEMICAL HANDLING PRACTICES ARE IMPORTANT
How safe are the chemicals you store on your farm? An even better question may be how safe are the animals, environment, and even family, workers or neighbors on and around your farm? Your chemical storage and handling practices can be vitally important to the safety of all of those involved on your operation and also those near your farm.

CT: November 15, 2011 15:20:19 CST
BULL HILL RANCH HONORED WITH GRID MASTER AWARD
Bull Hill Ranch of Gray Court. S. C., won the prestigious Grid Master Award for raising and feeding Red Angus cattle that meet and exceed strict carcass quality specifications.

CT: November 16, 2011 15:30:06 CST
BALE PEANUTS FOR HAY WITH CARE
Row crop producers interested in baling peanuts and ratoon corn to use as hay are being urged by Mississippi State University experts to be aware of chemical residues.

CT: November 18, 2011 13:41:36 CST
PLANS UNDERWAY FOR ALABAMA FORAGE CONFERENCE
Farmers from across the Southeast will have an opportunity to hear from national leaders on forage and grazing practices at the Alabama Forage Conference, being held on December 1, 2011, at Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge, 1155 Lodge Drive, Guntersville, Alabama.

CT: November 21, 2011 13:41:34 CST
HAIRY CRAZY ANTS ARE A BIG HAIRY PROBLEM IN MISSISSIPPI
Mind-boggling population numbers make the introduced hairy crazy ant a big, hairy problem in Mississippi.

CT: November 21, 2011 13:42:57 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- CHOICE REBOUND
“The breeding herd (beef) is not likely to begin expansion until the drought in the Southern Plains fades,” says Chris Hurt, an extension agricultural economist at Purdue University. “If crop yields return to normal in 2012, prices for major feedstuffs and forages will be lower, and finished cattle prices will be very high. This is a combination that can add quickly to calf prices by the fall of 2012. The start of heifer retention in late 2012 would reduce beef supplies even more and be the foundation for even higher cattle prices in 2013.”

CT: November 21, 2011 13:45:07 CST
BLACK INK -- HAPPY PEOPLE, HAPPY CATTLE
“If momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy.” Surely you've heard that phrase and get what it means: If the household caregiver isn't in a good mood, it trickles down to the rest of the family.

CT: November 22, 2011 13:27:47 CST
EVALUATE SUPPLEMENT OPTIONS FOR COST EFFECTIVENESS
This is part 3 of a series dedicated to a discussion on supplementation options and methods. In the last part of this series we discussed use of some commodities. We also began a discussion of manufactured supplements that are commonly used for this purpose. In this part we will continue this discussion as well as begin look at tools to perform an economic evaluation so the producer can determine which of the many methods are most cost effective.

CT: November 22, 2011 13:30:16 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- OUR TIME HAS COME
“Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.” Anonymous In his excellent book, “Outliers,” Malcolm Gladwell shows how becoming super rich has as much to do with timing as it does anything else.

CT: November 28, 2011 15:29:21 CST
MAKE PREPARATIONS FOR HERD PRIOR TO ARRIVAL OF WINTER
As the winter feeding period quickly approaches let's take a moment to evaluate some important points. As everyone is well aware of, input costs are extremely high. Thus, it is of utmost importance to make every dollar count.

CT: November 28, 2011 15:34:06 CST
RESEARCHERS LOOK AT DNA FEEDLOT STRATEGIES
Recently, animal scientist John Wagner and his team set out to answer one question: “Is there potential application for DNA technology in the feedlot?”

CT: November 29, 2011 15:18:05 CST
HEREFORD YOUTH AWARDED $26,250 IN SCHOLARSHIPS
National Junior Hereford Association members were awarded more than $26,000 in scholarships from the Hereford Youth Foundation of America Oct. 29, 2011, during the American Hereford Association Annual Meeting in Kansas City.








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