January 2012


CT: January 09, 2012 09:54:39 CST
BLACK INK -- COMMON GROUND
They say it takes all kinds to make the world, and the adage is all about people. Look around the mall, watch TV or check out the Internet and you find ready evidence of the individuality of individuals.

CT: January 09, 2012 09:57:00 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- TIME TO PATCH THE ROOF
By all reckoning, 2012 is going to be one of those years when cow-calf producers will have the economic opportunity to fix what needs fixing, be it genetics, management, facilities and whatnot.

CT: January 11, 2012 15:36:15 CST
PROPER NUTRITION REQUIRES RESEARCH AND PLANNING
This article is the fifth and final installment of a series discussing supplementation options, considerations and strategies. Given the challenges that 2011 “enjoyed” every producer is looking for a bit of breathing room in the coming year.

CT: January 11, 2012 15:37:54 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- FROM LEEUARY TO PITTSTOBER
Whenever I get the much-appreciated free calendars at the start of every year there are a few months I'd like to tear out right then and there and be done with them. Sadly, I have to go through the process of living through these much-dreaded months.

CT: January 18, 2012 15:29:47 CST
STUDY CONFIRMS BEEF'S ROLE IN A HEART-HEALTHY DIET
In a first of its kind study, researchers at The Pennsylvania State University demonstrated that eating beef everyday as part of a heart-healthy diet can improve cholesterol levels.

CT: January 23, 2012 15:35:24 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR
Lonnie Johnson had plenty of phobias if you paid close attention, or if you'd known him since he was a kid like Hooter and the gang had.

CT: January 23, 2012 15:37:09 CST
TAKE STEPS TO PREVENT SCOURS IN CALVES
Many ranchers experience a few cases of diarrhea in young calves, and some years are worse than others. Scours can be caused by certain kinds of bacteria, viruses or protozoa.

CT: January 24, 2012 14:04:53 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- WHAT'LL YOU HAVE?
Did you read where scientists have been successful in implanting human genes into cows? This is no joke. It seems that scientists wanted to make cow's milk more like human milk so that soccer moms will never have to be inconvenienced to nurse their young.

CT: January 24, 2012 14:09:03 CST
WATER IS THE MOST IMPORTANT NUTRIENT FOR CATTLE
Many producers take water for granted. They have ponds in many pastures or they make sure the float valve in the metal stock tank is working properly, keeping the tank full. But what happens if the pond is low or dry or if the flow to the stock tank is interrupted?

CT: January 25, 2012 15:24:33 CST
SOUTHEASTERN CATTLE PRODUCERS COULD MAKE MONEY WITH STOCKERS
“Rain or shine, wet or dry, do you want to make more money from your cows next year?” asks a Texas AgriLife Research forage scientist.

CT: January 25, 2012 15:31:31 CST
REPOPULATION AFTER DROUGHT SPAWNS NEW RULES
Looking into the future has always been somewhat tricky in the beef business. Far sighted visions or crystal ball predictions stemming around what next year's calf crop is going to look like or where future prices will be are often put on hold by more immediate tasks at hand. Planning ahead can often be tied to the immediacy of Mother Nature.

CT: January 30, 2012 15:22:01 CST
BLACK INK -- THE DYNAMIC DUO
True or false: To get past a fork in the road, you have to choose between turning left or right. Okay, that's true. Some things really are—as the song goes—“black or white, one way or another.”

CT: January 30, 2012 15:23:41 CST
PROPER VACCINATIONS CAN PROTECT CALVES UNTIL WEANING
Newborn calves gain temporary (passive) immunity from disease when they ingest colostrum from the dam—since this “first milk” contains maternal antibodies. After a few weeks or months this temporary protection begins to wane, however, and calves must build their own immunities. Vaccinating calves at the proper time can help protect them until weaning age.








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