September 2012


CT: September 04, 2012 15:25:49 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- SITTING DUCKS
Euclid, Pythagoras and all the rest of the geometry nabobs were wrong: every angle has at least three sides.

CT: September 04, 2012 15:28:14 CST
COW CREEK RANCH LEAVES MARK OF INDUSTRY
“When my father purchased our first Angus females in the spring of 1952, I am sure his goal that day did not involve the journey our family has taken over the past 50 years,” said the late Joe Reznicek in 2002.

CT: September 05, 2012 15:04:53 CST
MAKING THE MOST OF NUTRITION DOLLARS IS NOT SIMPLE
We discussed the various methods of supplementation and the fact that what supplements an operation uses or can uses is variable depending on facilities, equipment, labor and so on. While some means of supplementation are less expensive than others, it is often related to how it has to be handled or what is needed to handle.

CT: September 05, 2012 15:07:02 CST
PLANNED CROSSBREEDING GENERATES PROFIT
Crossbreeding is a tool the forefathers of ranching knew they needed to take advantage of to make a better beef animal. Competitors in the protein market take advantage of this everyday to make a more efficient production system.

CT: September 06, 2012 15:19:04 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- CROSSBRED AUCTIONEERS
As a rancher I was always told that crossbreeding has many advantages, but while it may be a good thing to cross cattle, it's not usually a good idea to crossbreed auctioneers.

CT: September 06, 2012 15:24:55 CST
MISSISSIPPI STATE STUDIES RURAL WATER QUALITY
Extension specialists are studying water wells in Mississippi to develop educational information on maintenance and water quality for well owners, drillers and others.

CT: September 07, 2012 14:28:09 CST
DROUGHT PUSHES GRAIN PRICES TO RECORD HIGHS
The future of corn prices and the impact on fed livestock continues to be an unfolding, tumultuous situation, but some degree of clarity should be coming to the story in the next few weeks, according to a Texas AgriLife Extension Service economist.

CT: September 07, 2012 14:33:28 CST
AHA ANNOUNCES FALL GOLD TPR BREEDERS
Eighteen dedicated Hereford breeders achieved Gold TPR status for fall 2012, according to the American Hereford Association.

CT: September 10, 2012 15:37:26 CST
NEW BEEF PRODUCTS HITTING STORE SHELVES
New beef products go through a rigorous, calculated process from concept to launch. However, once they're out on the shelves and into the hands of our consumers, these new products help drive beef demand and ensure a market for cattle producers in the United States.

CT: September 10, 2012 15:40:15 CST
PRICES FORCE EVALUATION OF VALUE-ADDED PROGRAMS
Marketing cattle at whatever stage fits the production model is becoming less of a challenge for most commercial operators. Channels are open to those producers who wish to take advantage of them. In year's past, some of these marketing opportunities were unavailable to some operations.

CT: September 11, 2012 15:28:52 CST
DNA TECHNOLOGY COULD CHANGE BEEF PRODUCTION
Right now, it's hard to imagine how future tools will change the beef cowherd.

CT: September 11, 2012 15:37:44 CST
CHB HONORS FOOD SERVICE COMPANY
Last fall, Merchant Foodservice – Jackson Division, a division of The Merchants Company, was presented with the Certified Hereford Beef® million-pound achievement by the Certified Hereford Beef® Food Service Division.

CT: September 12, 2012 15:37:10 CST
PRODUCERS MUST CORRAL THE QUALITY THIEVES
Here's a quick feedlot riddle: They're tiny, relatively easy to control and can affect cattle health, performance and carcass quality in a serious way. What are they? Parasites.

CT: September 17, 2012 15:31:10 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- PLENTY OF OPPORTUNITY AND RISK
Welcome rains spawned by Hurricane Isaac are shining a brighter light on the opportunity to add pounds to cattle outside the feedlot this fall and winter.

CT: September 17, 2012 15:35:14 CST
COMMON SENSE STOPS HIGH TECH THIEVES
Rustlers have been a part of the beef business for as long as it has been documented. Bands of outlaws, or sometimes a rogue trail crew, taking over the herd before it got to the railhead for marketing. Frontier justice often met with a harsh ending and delivered to most the “white hat”: “black hat” drama portrayed in our favorite cowboy movies.

CT: September 18, 2012 15:12:40 CST
MINERALS IMPORTANT PART OF NUTRITION PROGRAM
In the last two parts of this series we've been discussing how to go about building your nutrition/supplementation program to be as cost effective as possible. In this last segment we will discuss the mineral component.

CT: September 18, 2012 15:15:41 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- YOU DON'T SAY
Here are some things you never want to hear your veterinarian say:

CT: September 19, 2012 15:31:09 CST
MANAGE HORSES TO MINIMIZE RISK OF INSULIN RESISTANCE
Insulin resistance has been getting a lot of attention in both the research and popular press publications of the horse world for the last several years.

CT: September 20, 2012 15:32:47 CST
PRODUCERS LOOK AT ADVANTAGES OF CROSSBRED BULLS
Heterosis has proven its value in many agricultural sectors—whether production of hybrid corn, hogs or beef.

CT: September 20, 2012 15:38:38 CST
MINIMIZE STRESSFUL CONDITIONS DURING WEANING
When using the recommended 60-day or less breeding season, all calves in the herd should be weaned at the same time.

CT: September 24, 2012 15:29:03 CST
SEVENTH ANNUAL FEEDING QUALITY FORUM HELD
From drought and high feed prices to the shrinking cowherd and beef demand, there's been a lot weighing on cattle feeders' minds lately.

CT: September 24, 2012 15:33:59 CST
BEWARE OF TOXIC PLANTS IN PASTURE IN LATE SUMMER
Numerous poisonous plants are present in many cattle pastures. However, most of the time cattle avoid these plants and they do not cause problems. On occasion, cattle will consume the plants to an extent that toxicity is exhibited.

CT: September 25, 2012 14:36:00 CST
MAKE EVERY DOLLAR COUNT PREPARING FOR WINTER FEEDING
I am confident that each and every person that reads this article is well aware of the fact that feed prices are at extremely high levels this fall. One can certainly anticipate that by this winter, feed prices will be even more expensive.

CT: September 25, 2012 14:40:09 CST
GRAZING CORN STALKS CAN REDUCE WINTER FEED COSTS
Using corn crop residue as winter feed for dry, pregnant beef cows is one way that producers can reduce feed costs.

CT: September 26, 2012 15:25:36 CST
CONSIDER ALL FACTORS WHEN MARKETING CULL COWS
There are physical conditions that producers should evaluate and use in making culling decisions.

CT: September 27, 2012 14:50:41 CST
ANGUS MOBILE APPLICATION CONTINUES TO GROW
Standing in his Louisiana pasture, Lee Robbins of Grand Bayou Farms greets the latest addition to his cow herd. It is calving time, once again, and Robbins pulls a trusty, black object from his pocket to record the birth. But this year it's not a calving book, it's his smartphone.

CT: September 27, 2012 14:55:15 CST
ADAPTATIONS HELP PRODUCERS SURVIVE DROUGHT CONDITIONS
With drought conditions the worst since the 1930s, most farmers and ranchers are cutting back, tightening their belts, and looking at all possible ways to cut their costs. With 2012 on track to be the hottest year recorded in the U.S. and drought affecting over 60 percent of the lower 48 states, the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently estimated that 54 percent of the nation's pasture and rangeland was in poor to very poor condition.

CT: September 28, 2012 14:02:34 CST
BLACK INK -- WE'VE COME SO FAR
In this day and age, would you buy a sedan that only got 13 miles per gallon?

CT: September 28, 2012 14:05:37 CST
GELBVIEH ASSOCIATION OFFERS MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PRODUCERS
Cow-calf producers crossbreed to increase efficiencies and profits. To see greater maternal benefits in a crossbreeding system, producers are choosing Gelbvieh or Balancer® genetics to use on commercial cows. Cattlemen and feeders recognize the value of crossbred calves as they exhibit heterosis (hybrid vigor) and combine the strengths of the parent breeds.








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