November 2012


CT: November 02, 2012 12:34:34 CST
OPTIMISTIC WEATHER PATTERN OUTLINED AT SHORT COURSE
Texas beef producers attending the 58th Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course in College Station in August looked intently at several maps depicting future weather patterns across the Lone Star State.

CT: November 02, 2012 12:36:48 CST
LET'S KEEP MEAT ON MONDAY'S PLATE
By now most of you have heard of Meatless Mondays, an anti-meat campaign that aims to "reduce meat consumption by 15 percent in order to produce personal health and the health of our planet." The campaign has been around for a few years, but has just recently received a lot of media attention after someone at the United States Department of Agriculture sent out a newsletter supporting it.

CT: November 06, 2012 13:53:13 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- LINES FOR A REASON
“It's a whole lot like a casino, only louder and with no opportunity to win any of your money back.” That's how Hooter described his recent trip to one of those theme hotels aimed at kids and their families, one with an indoor water park.

CT: November 06, 2012 14:02:58 CST
SUPPLEMENT INTAKE IS A MOVING TARGET
One of the most common sayings in animal feeding is that we are feeding the averages. If we have a group of 100 head of cattle, regardless of age we have 100 different feed consumption patterns.

CT: November 07, 2012 15:22:28 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- CITY COW/COUNTRY COW
It's hard to believe that dairy cows and beef cows belong to the same species.

CT: November 08, 2012 15:43:03 CST
WORKSHOP ON WILD HOGS TO BE HELD
Sixty-five people will have the opportunity Dec. 4 to learn ways to manage wild hogs that have become a serious problem for landowners.

CT: November 08, 2012 15:44:55 CST
CAB CELEBRATES RECORD YEAR DESPITE MARKET CHALLENGES
Amid U.S. cattle and beef supplies curtailed by economics and drought, Certified Angus Beef LLC reported record sales of its signature brand for a sixth consecutive fiscal year that ended September 30.

CT: November 09, 2012 13:12:51 CST
PRODUCERS MAKE HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES
Mississippi's hay producers increased acreage and yields this season in spite of variable rainfall across the state.

CT: November 12, 2012 15:23:15 CST
DROUGHT CAUSING HERD NUMBERS TO DROP
High feed prices and large financial losses brought on by a combination of multi-year drought in the Southern Plains and the 2012 Midwestern drought will continue their stranglehold on the nation's beef industry in the coming months, a Purdue Extension agricultural economist says.

CT: November 13, 2012 15:25:11 CST
PRODUCER WORKS HARD TO REACH THE TARGET
Breeding for high quality and retaining heifers over generations, Mike Kasten sees results. The Millersville, Mo., rancher has used artificial insemination for decades, finishing the progeny and collecting data.

CT: November 19, 2012 15:46:55 CST
STAY SAFE WHEN HUNTING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
For many Mississippi families, the holidays are about hunting and eating home-cooked meals, and safety should be as high a priority as sweet potato pie.

CT: November 19, 2012 15:49:12 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- REDUCING RECORD-HIGH HAY COST
“Hay prices this year will again be record high and all regions of the U.S. have set increases compared to 2011,” say analysts with the Livestock Marketing Information Center.

CT: November 21, 2012 12:42:09 CST
NITRATES CAN BE A PROBLEM IN SOME FORAGES
From time to time we hear about a producer that runs into a problem with nitrate toxicity in his herd. This year, in many parts of the country, conditions are particularly good for the accumulation of nitrates in certain forages.

CT: November 21, 2012 12:44:23 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- STUFF I DON'T NEED
Call me a curmudgeon but I think our lives might possibly be enhanced if we could just get rid of a few things that we don't really need, but can't seem to live without.

CT: November 26, 2012 15:46:45 CST
LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY CONCERNED ABOUT TAX BENEFITS
Proper decision making and advance planning are crucial elements in operating a profitable livestock venture.

CT: November 28, 2012 15:22:04 CST
BLACK INK -- MORE EXPENSIVE THAN BUYING HAY
Some costs of the drought are easy to calculate. Like the extra hay or supplement you have to buy this year at higher prices. It's those longer-term costs that get a little hard to figure when trying to assign exact values.

CT: November 29, 2012 15:30:43 CST
WINTER WHEAT BRINGS DIVERSITY AND PROFITS TO FARMERS
Growing winter wheat in Mississippi leaves no rest for the weary, as planting begins just as soon as the summer row crops are out of the field.

CT: November 29, 2012 15:33:37 CST
USE GOOD JUDGEMENT WHEN FEEDING WILDLIFE
Warm-hearted Mississippians often turn their attention to their furry and feathered neighbors when temperatures get cold, putting out feeders to care for them over the winter.








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