October 2011


CT: October 04, 2011 12:40:13 CST
DROUGHT MANAGEMENT DECISIONS CRUCIAL FOR SURVIVAL
In this final part of our discussion of issues which must be considered when working through drought periods and low forage situations, we will continue to look at toxic substances as well as other items of concern.

CT: October 04, 2011 12:44:07 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- PORK-SQUATCH
Sell enough feed to enough people for long enough, and sooner or later you're going to get snookered.

CT: October 04, 2011 12:46:40 CST
OAK CREEK HOSTS BULL SALE AND SEMINAR
Oak Creek Farms is holding their annual Oak Creek Farms Forage Tested Brangus Bull Sale at their sale facility at the ranch in Chappell Hill, Texas, Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. with 130 Oak Creek Bulls – 70 Brangus – 50 Red Brangus – 5 Angus and 5 Red Angus.

CT: October 10, 2011 15:36:18 CST
WHY IS EARLY CASTRATION OF BULL CALVES IMPORTANT
In the United States, more than 17 million bulls are castrated yearly that range in age from one day to one year old. It is well known that this procedure is painful and causes a period of slowed growth rate and poorer feed efficiency, especially if the procedure is delayed until the calves get older and heavier.

CT: October 10, 2011 15:37:49 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- THE THEORETICAL BURGER
The cattle business has been my lunch ticket forever so you can imagine how horrified I was to read that Dutch scientists are working on making a lab-burger that, theoretically at least, could provide an alternative to beef.

CT: October 10, 2011 15:39:17 CST
BEEF CHECKOFF SETS BUDGET FOR 2012
The Cattlemen's Beef Board will invest about $39.8 million, from a total budget of about $42.1 million, into programs of beef promotion, research, consumer information, industry information, foreign marketing and producer communications in Fiscal Year 2012, if the recommendation of the Beef Promotion Operating Committee is approved by USDA, following review by the full Beef Board.

CT: October 13, 2011 13:42:28 CST
TEXAS RANCH KEEPING LOST ART ALIVE
The legendary trail drives of the “Old West” probably will be imprinted in folklore forever, but the evolution of the railroad kept this glorified period to a relatively short time in American history. “Cowboys” got that moniker because most drovers were exactly that boys, summoned to do a man's job.

CT: October 13, 2011 13:45:49 CST
MSU HOSTS BEEF CATTLE FIELD DAY
Mississippi State University beef cattle research will be spotlighted in an Oct. 27 field day in Pearl River County.

CT: October 14, 2011 12:53:02 CST
GET PAST STICKER SHOCK FOR GOOD DECISIONS
High prices are all around as cattle producers search for production inputs. Many producers experience "sticker shock" as they react to these prices.

CT: October 14, 2011 12:59:41 CST
WINTER FEED QUALITY DEPENDS ON PROPER HANDLING
Hay is one of the most common winter feedstuffs in most regions of the country. Mixed emotions come from most cattlemen when talking about this vital resource. Most know getting it baled right means a lot of long hot days in the field and feeding it often comes with bad weather.

CT: October 17, 2011 14:07:46 CST
WEIGH YOUR OPTIONS WHEN SUPPLEMENTING COW HERD
Most producers know that a major part of any cattle production program is nutrition. Nutrition is the foundation upon which virtually everything else is built, it affects growth, reproduction, health.

CT: October 17, 2011 14:09:57 CST
HEREFORD TAKING A GLOBAL LEADERSHIP ROLE
The American Hereford Association (AHA) has positioned itself to incorporate genomic technology and to discover the genomic markers that are economically relevant to the Hereford breed.

CT: October 19, 2011 15:17:13 CST
IRS INCREASES ENFORCEMENT ACTION AGAINST FARMERS AND RANCHERS
Enforcement action by the Internal Revenue Service has actually increased in recent months in the farming and livestock field.

CT: October 19, 2011 15:18:43 CST
MULTI-YEAR STUDY TRACKS TAGGED DEER
Hunters in the Lowndes County area may find deer with colored ear tags wandering in the woods this fall.

CT: October 20, 2011 09:40:15 CST
DROUGHT FORCES TEXAS RANCH TO DISPERSE
Stalwart Ranch, Madisonville Texas, has run completely out of water. The most severe drought that has plagued Texas in history has forced one of the top Brangus ranches in the United States to disperse their herd on November 11th and 12th 2011.

CT: October 20, 2011 09:52:36 CST
EQUIPMENT INVESTMENT CAN EASE 2011 TAX BURDEN
Having to buy hay to feed cattle through winter has always been costly, but prices are skyrocketing this year as drought-caused shortages threaten to raise prices to record levels.

CT: October 25, 2011 14:33:04 CST
PRECAUTIONS PROTECT AGAINST CATTLE THEFTS
Old West days are long gone, but cattle producers still need to take steps to prevent the theft of livestock by modern-day cattle rustlers.

CT: October 25, 2011 14:37:08 CST
RESEARCH SHOWS MARBLING IMPACTS EATING EXPERIENCE
If meat scientist Daryl Tatum goes out for a “knock-your-socks-off” beef dinner, it's going to include high levels of marbling.

CT: October 25, 2011 14:39:57 CST
CATTLE TODAY CELEBRATES 20 YEARS WITH WILLIAM POPE
Long-term relationships are becoming a novelty in modern America. We live in a transient pop-culture world of diluted responsibility. But in the heartland and on our farms and ranches, folks still have what it takes to maintain business and family relationships as the outside world presses in. In our agricultural world, we still depend on each other and celebrate each other's success.

CT: October 25, 2011 14:41:36 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- COMMON SENSE DISCONNECT
A hefty percentage of consumers don't believe U.S. farmers should be responsible for addressing global hunger. That's according to the latest analysis of consumer trust in the food system conducted by the Center for Food Integrity.

CT: October 25, 2011 14:45:02 CST
PERFORM NECROPSY WHEN CAUSE OF DEATH IS UNKNOWN
If an animal dies and the cause of death is unknown, it often pays to have your veterinarian perform a necropsy to try to determine what happened, especially if a change in management could eliminate the risk for further deaths in the herd.

CT: October 25, 2011 14:48:50 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- WE'VE ALL GOT SOMETHING
Every state has a natural disaster that it can call its very own. Oklahoma has tornadoes, Arkansas has chiggers, North Dakota has wind chill factor and Florida has Miami.

CT: October 26, 2011 15:26:02 CST
DROUGHT-RELATED SALES CREATE INCOME TAX ISSUES
Ranchers across Texas have been forced to sell cattle at a historic rate and income tax implications are a concern, according to Texas AgriLife Extension Service economists.

CT: October 26, 2011 15:27:38 CST
BE ARMED WITH FACTS TO TELL THE BEEF STORY
Agriculture stays ahead of the curve in caring for land and livestock, but that's too much of a secret, according to a Nebraska Cattlemen environmental specialist.

CT: October 26, 2011 15:29:33 CST
WEB SOIL SURVEY TO BE SHOWN AT FARM SHOW
Farmers and ranchers attending the 2011 San Antonio International Farm and Ranch Show on Nov. 10-12 at the Freeman Coliseum Expo Hall, 3201 East Houston Street, will have the opportunity to learn how to use the Web Soil Survey at the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service booth.

CT: October 26, 2011 15:30:47 CST
MODERN BEEF PRODUCTION IS "GREEN"
Efficient cattlemen and women are a boon for the environment.

CT: October 31, 2011 09:09:22 CST
I AM ANGUS AIRS HALLOWEEN NIGHT, OCT. 31
The American Angus Association® is launching its season of I Am Angus programs with an upcoming broadcast at 8 p.m. EST on Halloween night, Oct. 31.








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