January 2013


CT: January 08, 2013 16:31:19 CST
BLACK INK -- SELL COWS IN THEIR PRIME
Any old cow is worth a lot these days, even at 60 cents times 1,000 pounds. That's what you might get when cows become too old to maintain body condition or some other lurking negative trait catches up with them and they fail to breed back.

CT: January 11, 2013 10:47:57 CST
TRM DONATES HEIFER TO BENEFIT HYFA
Tennessee River Music Inc. (TRM), Ft. Payne, Ala., has generously donated this year's Mile High Night Sale Lot 1 Foundation Female, supporting the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA).

CT: January 22, 2013 15:32:41 CST
BLACK INK -- NOT BY ITS COVER
Some presents were wrapped in gold paper with a big red bow. Others were less elegant, but showed they were packaged with love. Some givers are even known for their ability to dodge traditional wrapping by handing over a shopping bag with the present inside.

CT: January 22, 2013 15:35:22 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- FOR WHOM THE HORN WAILS
There may be no more helpless feeling in the world than sitting in a vehicle with the burglar alarm going off—horn honking and lights blinking incessantly—when the driver has gone shopping and taken the keys.

CT: January 28, 2013 08:17:27 CST
NUTRITION IS CRITICAL FOR A HEALTHY CALF CROP
In Part 1 of this series we began an in-depth look at the specifics for the origination and development of a productive, healthy calf. We touched the surface of the fetal programming concept and began to work on the understanding of the many particulars that can affect the calf from the point of conception on through birth and into its life outside of the uterus.

CT: January 28, 2013 08:21:00 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- TALKING IN MY SLEEP
I'm growing very TIRED of a little game that rural people play on the telephone in the wee hours of the morning.

CT: January 30, 2013 14:56:49 CST
APPRECIATION OF LAND IS FACTOR IN "HOBBY LOSS" RULE
Appreciation in value of a taxpayer's farm or ranch property is often a significant issue in the context of the hobby loss rule.

CT: January 30, 2013 15:27:33 CST
START NEW YEAR RIGHT BY FOCUSING ON CALF PRODUCTION
The New Year always provides a great opportunity to reflect on what we did the previous year and how we will approach the one oncoming. We know there are many thing we cannot control – weather, commodity prices, etc. But there are quite a number that the producer can control.

CT: January 31, 2013 15:14:48 CST
MORE INFORMATION LEADS TO IMPROVEMENTS FOR TCSCF
Information leads to improvement. Take the Iowa Tri-County Steer Carcass Futurity (TCSCF) and its cooperators as a case in point.








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