July 2013


CT: July 11, 2013 14:30:39 CST
CONTEMPORARY GROUPS CREATE FAIR COMPARISONS
You have most likely heard or read the term “Contemporaries” or “Contemporary group,” but do you really know what is meant by these terms? Or why grouping an individual with others correctly is so important? In managing your cattle, breeders should be aware of what their contemporary groups are each season and how to accurately record and report data.

CT: July 15, 2013 15:43:11 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- RECENT CALF FEEDER PRICE GAINS SHOULD CONTINUE
If the corn crop is anywhere near expectations, though still high by historic standards, new-crop prices should finally offer cattle feeders more economic room to work with than they've had in more than a year.

CT: July 16, 2013 13:01:00 CST
BEEFMASTER JUNIORS PREPARE FOR NATIONAL SHOW
The schedule has been set and young Beefmaster breeders are preparing for the 29th annual Junior Beefmaster Breeders Association (JBBA) National Convention and Junior Show to be held in College Station, Texas, July 22-27 at the Brazos County Expo Center.

CT: July 17, 2013 14:04:04 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- AUCTION SPEEDBUMPS
The key to a successful auction is speed, which builds the auctioneer's best friend: momentum. Never give buyers the opportunity to think rationally, that's the theory. But there are people who act as auction speedbumps.

CT: July 18, 2013 14:07:42 CST
AUBURN TO HOST 2013 BEEF CATTLE CONFERENCE
With the main theme of this year's regional conference being ‘Innovation, Efficiency and Effectiveness – Adapting Cattle Production For Greater Success', over 25 leaders in the beef industry have been assembled to address cattlemen needs in areas of management practices, nutritional decision making, health and reproductive practices, and market/marketing practices.

CT: July 18, 2013 14:10:06 CST
FORAGE TESTING IS A POWERFUL MANAGEMENT TOOL
This is not the first time we've discussed forage testing. It won't be the last. As a beef nutritionist one of my primary tasks in working with producers is to help them realize what resources they have – or maybe don't have – in producing beef as efficiently and profitably as possible.

CT: July 22, 2013 11:03:32 CST
CONSIDER THE BEEFMASTER "MAMA" WHEN BUILDING HERD
“There is no better mama cow than a Beefmaster,” says Wes Carlton, a Florida cattle producer, as he visited with Beefmaster Breeders United Field Representative Jason Bates.

CT: July 25, 2013 10:33:26 CST
RETAINING THE CALF CROP ADDS VALUE TO INDUSTRY
Cattlemen wage their own chess game with the industry every day. Planning strategies to counteract what's happening with the weather, market demand or increasing costs. No year is the same and cattlemen must constantly be adjusting to keep profit margins.

CT: July 25, 2013 13:23:14 CST
MSU PROFESSOR AIMS TO IMPROVE CATTLE MARKETABILITY
When producer and consultant Dr. Gordon Hazard answers his phone, it is often in the middle of a pasture. Hazard has been raising cattle for more than 75 years, and his boots-to-the-ground approach is what helps him make a profit each and every year. He knows what Mississippi cattle producers are up against.

CT: July 26, 2013 10:59:12 CST
LMA'S AUCTIONEER CHAMPIONSHIP HELD IN MONTGOMERY
Dustin Focht of Stillwater, Okla., proved his world-class talent as a livestock auctioneer at the 50th anniversary of the Livestock Marketing Association's (LMA) World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC) held in Montgomery, Ala., on Saturday, June 15.

CT: July 29, 2013 15:05:08 CST
BLACK INK -- NO BRAINER
You've heard it many times, maybe even said it: “Oh yeah, that's a no-brainer.” But how can that be when that assessment and comment took conscious thought? I submit there are very few legitimate no-brainers except autonomous functions like breathing.

CT: July 30, 2013 14:56:19 CST
SANTA GERTRUDIS FEMALES RECOGNIZED FOR VERSATILITY
Santa Gertrudis females have long been known for their versatility and outstanding maternal traits. The Santa Gertrudis F1 female is highly prized among commercial cattlemen and demand for these productive females often outpaces supply.








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