December 2013


CT: December 02, 2013 14:17:45 CST
ALABAMA BCIA ANNOUNCES COMMERCIAL PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
The Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association (BCIA) recently named the 2012 Commercial Producer of the Year during their Annual Meeting and Awards Program held in conjunction with the 70th Annual Alabama Cattlemen's Association Convention in Birmingham.

CT: December 03, 2013 15:40:42 CST
BIOENERGY RESEARCH TOUR ROLLS THROUGH S.E.
“Green diesel” is on the move, and a recent demonstration tour showed Southeastern audiences just how far the biobased fuel can go.

CT: December 06, 2013 13:46:20 CST
BLACK INK -- DECISIONS, DECISIONS. . .
I can give you advice. Your friends can show you what's working on their ranch. You can read articles and learn from your local team of experts—Extension specialists, veterinarians, nutritionists, and so on.

CT: December 16, 2013 14:56:28 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- AND -- A STRANGER'S GIFT
Aunt Pinky listened to the howling wind rattle the windows of her kitchen. She heard the icy sleet pelt against the glass. The lights flickered. She said a quick prayer that if the power went out that it would be for only a little while.

CT: December 17, 2013 14:46:18 CST
PLAN FOR NEW YEAR BY DEVELOPING NUTRITIONAL PROGRAM
It can be assumed that if you are reading this it is likely you are a cattle producer. As a cattle producer a significant part of your operation (based on time and dollars spent) is the nutritional program you manage for your herd.

CT: December 19, 2013 15:02:36 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- DUST TO DUST
“Good fences make good neighbors.” Robert Frost I've read countless articles on ways to make your feed last when drouth has you in a death grip but not one of them mentions the cheapest, easiest and most prevalent way to stretch your grass. That is, simply cutting a hole in your fence and letting your cows graze on your neighbor's place.

CT: December 20, 2013 15:14:38 CST
SPRING AND SUMMER RAINS HAVE REDUCED HAY QUALITY
The frequency and amount of rain experienced this past spring and summer have resulted in a large amount of forage growth. That is the good news. The bad news is that the precipitation has likely interfered with hay harvest.








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