February 2013


CT: February 06, 2013 15:09:00 CST
LICE CAN CAUSE PROBLEMS FOR CATTLE DURING WINTER MONTHS
Lice are a common winter problem in cattle. Heavy infestations of these tiny parasites rob nutrition from cattle just when they need it most.

CT: February 06, 2013 15:11:51 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- MIXED SIGNALS
There was no question that 2013 was going to start the New Year with a smaller beef cow herd. The question heading into the National Agricultural Statistics Service January inventory report (to be released February 1) was just how much smaller.

CT: February 07, 2013 15:21:03 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- COUNTERFEIT COWBOYS
You sure do see a lot of folks who were raised on pavement trying to look and act like cowboys and cowgirls. Us cowboys are all so cool who can really blame them?

CT: February 07, 2013 15:23:34 CST
DEVELOPMENT OF REPLACEMENT HEIFERS IS CRITICAL
Development of replacement heifers is a critical part of every commercial cow calf operation. While not every breeder raises the replacements that go back into the herd, those replacements have to be developed somewhere.

CT: February 20, 2013 14:58:43 CST
IMPORTANT TO PREPARE BULLS FOR BREEDING SEASON
About this time every year thousands of cattle operations are hip deep in calving so attention is given to this important event. And while this is obviously extremely important for the producer and insures a paycheck in the fall, at this same time it is important the proper ground work be laid for the NEXT calf crop, the one we will calve next winter/spring.

CT: February 20, 2013 15:01:46 CST
PRODUCERS FIND BENEFITS IN USING A.I.
“We are seeing increased use of AI in beef cattle,” says Carl Rugg (Bovine Elite). “This past year with the drought in southern states, breeders who were able to keep females have trimmed their herds—keeping just the best cows—and they will be using more AI this year."

CT: February 21, 2013 15:46:02 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- ONE MAN'S TRASH. . .
Anyone who has followed Hooter McCormick for long understands that he has a unique history and affiliation with armadillos. Years ago, he'd heard from someone who was supposed to know how South African ranchers tried to get rid of baboons.

CT: February 21, 2013 15:48:07 CST
BEEF PRODUCERS LEARN FINER POINTS OF BULL SELECTION
Purchasing a bull can be a difficult and sometimes expensive proposition for a beef cattle producer. However, ranchers got an inside look at how to overcome some of these challenges at a recent workshop held in College Station by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.








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