June 2012


CT: June 05, 2012 14:16:08 CST
VARIOUS FEED ADDITIVES USEFUL TO NUTRITION PROGRAMS
Over the last few weeks we've been discussing many of the issues surrounding the use of antibiotics in feeding and managing cattle. Most producers, animal scientists and veterinarians will agree that there are significant benefits to the use of the various antibiotic compounds that are currently available for use in cattle feeding programs from both health and weight gain perspectives.

CT: June 05, 2012 14:18:38 CST
DEFINE GOALS FOR DEWORMING CATTLE ON PASTURE
Internal parasites (stomach and intestinal worms) rob cattle of important nutrients, reducing growth rate and weight gains in young animals and hindering optimum production in all classes of cattle.

CT: June 06, 2012 13:51:31 CST
NOBLE SCIENTIST FOCUSES RESEARCH ON PHOSPHORUS USE
Wolf Scheible is researching a problem most people do not even know exists.

CT: June 07, 2012 14:15:32 CST
HOT DAYS REQUIRE SPECIAL ATTENTION
Handling animals correctly has long been at the top of the list at most ranches; despite what the enemies of the beef industry try to tell society. Using sound, safe techniques usually leads to a more efficient operation.

CT: June 07, 2012 14:17:59 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- FEEDS AND FEEDING
In preparing to become a rancher we were taught in college how to identify locoweed, nightshade and milkweeds. I know, it sounds like three members of Congress or a rock band, but they are actually poisonous plants that livestock can eat. In a course called Feeds and Feeding we learned about all sorts of feeds and plants that can be lethal to four-legged critters.

CT: June 08, 2012 12:58:25 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- AIN'T ALL BAD
If you've grown weary of the daily doomsayer stories chronicling the assumed demise of American democracy and capitalism, then take a thumb through The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050 by Joel Kotkin. He makes a compelling argument for the United States' potential to represent the youngest, most vibrant economy in the world within the next 38 years.

CT: June 08, 2012 13:00:33 CST
CATTLE NEED THEIR VEGGIES TOO
We've all had our parents tell us to “eat your fruits and vegetables” and remind us of the essential nutrients they contain. Now our cattle can benefit from the same good advice.

CT: June 11, 2012 15:34:37 CST
RESEARCH SHOWS BEEF CONSUMERS WANT FLAVOR
When it comes to food, the alternatives are endless: spicy or bland; Mexican, Italian, Asian or Southern-style comfort dishes. But when it comes to beef, almost everyone agrees on a few features.

CT: June 12, 2012 15:19:29 CST
CAB OPENS NEW EDUCATION CENTER
The Certified Angus Beef ® (CAB®) brand celebrated a new ability to link ranchers to consumers in May, sharing the party with reporters, editors, broadcasters, chefs and “foodies” from across the United States.

CT: June 12, 2012 15:22:38 CST
RETIRED TAXPAYERS LOSE TAX COURT CASE
The Tax Court held that a married couple who engaged in a cattle and horse breeding activity were not engaged in a business, despite the full-time nature of the venture. The case was Garbini v. Commissioner IRS [T.C. Summary Opinion 2004-7].

CT: June 13, 2012 15:11:34 CST
REHABBING PASTURES AFTER DROUGHT REQUIRES SOME TIME AND PATIENCE
Managing pastures is a difficult task for most operations. Forage availability and quality depends on many things with stocking rates and moisture at the top of the list.

CT: June 18, 2012 13:00:36 CST
FEED ADDITIVES CAN BE POTENTIALLY USEFUL TO NUTRITION PROGRAMS
Fortunately there are a wide variety of tools available, which when used properly can enhance the performance of the immune system, improve the digestive process or cause metabolic changes in the animal that improve efficiencies.

CT: June 18, 2012 13:03:04 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- INDEPENDENCE
Peetie peered through the field glasses he always kept in the pickup and shook his head. There was Hooter moving a bounty of round bales from one spot to another, not from one location to another, just shifting the position of the bales where they were.

CT: June 19, 2012 15:21:50 CST
IBBA NAMES NEW DIRECTOR OF MEMBER RELATIONS
The International Brangus Breeders Association has named Garrett R. Thomas as the Director of Member Relations and International Promotion.

CT: June 19, 2012 15:24:21 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- MAKE UP YOUR MIND
I'm confused. There are people who love cheese but don't like cows, and folks who've made a religion out of wine and worship the fruit of the grape, yet they hate the agricultural industry.

CT: June 20, 2012 15:39:51 CST
GENETIC ENHANCEMENT TOPS LIST OF A.I. ADVANTAGES
In today's industry escalating costs of production force producers to make every dollar count. Utilizing all the tools in the tool box can sometimes make operations run in clockwork fashion. Limited labor resources and high feed costs are just a couple of the factors that hinder efforts to feasibly raise a marketable product.

CT: June 25, 2012 13:17:38 CST
MANAGEMENT IMPORTANT FOR INTERNAL PARASITE CONTROL
Over the past few decades, stockmen have come to depend on deworming drugs for internal parasite control—to the point of overusing some of these drugs. Studies have shown that calves gain more weight if they are dewormed at strategic times during their first year of life.

CT: June 26, 2012 14:36:12 CST
CONSOLIDATION LEADS TO NORTH AMERICAN MEAT ASSOCIATION
July 1 is the start date for the North American Meat Association the brand new association created by the consolidation of the two venerable meat industry association leaders – the National Meat Association and the North American Meat Processors Association.








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