May 2013


CT: May 13, 2013 15:31:53 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- SLOW GO
By now, dwindling cattle supplies were supposed to be pushing prices into the ballpark of profitability. Instead, the wide-spread, lengthy pre-spring weather and continued losses in the feedlot sector have stalled the promise.

CT: May 13, 2013 15:43:01 CST
ALABAMA BCIA HONORS HARRELL WATTS, JR.
The Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association (BCIA) recently honored Harrell Watts, Jr. as the 2012 Richard Deese Award recipient during their Annual Meeting and Awards Program held in conjunction with the 70th Annual Alabama Cattlemen's Association Convention in Birmingham on March 23.

CT: May 14, 2013 15:24:10 CST
GOOD QUALITY FORAGES ARE THE MAIN ASSET OF ANY CATTLE OPERATION
Forages, especially forages of good quality are the main asset of any cattle operation. Forages affect individual animal performance regardless of age, sex, type, class, etc.

CT: May 14, 2013 15:26:39 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- DROP 'EM MISTER
Some people are just an accident waiting to happen. Take my friend ReRide for example. Getting hurt is ReRide's “achilles heel,” which is about the only part of his body he hasn't broken, strained, cut, burned or shattered.

CT: May 16, 2013 15:05:11 CST
LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS SHOULD EXPECT BRIGHT FUTURE
More efficient land use, a stalled demand for corn ethanol and increased demand for meat in developing countries should help boost the livestock industry in coming years, according to a Purdue University agricultural economist.

CT: May 16, 2013 15:07:38 CST
BEEF AND FORAGE FIELD DAY SET FOR MAY 18
Cattle producers in Mississippi and Louisiana can learn about cattle health issues and forage weed control measures during a May 18 event in south Mississippi.

CT: May 20, 2013 14:54:21 CST
ZIPPERER BEEFMASTERS: JUST GETTING STARTED . . . FOR THE SECOND TIME AROUND
By the time most cattle producers reach their 78th birthday, they are looking for ways to slow down and retire from the cattle business. But Jennie Lee Zipperer is an exception to that rule. She is just getting started…..for the second time around.

CT: May 20, 2013 14:57:09 CST
RFD-TV TO RE-BROADCAST BEEFMASTER FEATURE
On April 8, 2013 Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) and RFD-TV's The American Rancher premiered an episode featuring the Beefmaster cattle breed and it received positive feedback by Beefmaster breeders, RFD-TV viewers and the general public. Due to the huge success of the episode's premiere on April 8, 2013 the two groups have decided to re-air the episode once again on Mon., May 27, 2013 at 8 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST).

CT: May 21, 2013 15:39:05 CST
UNDERSTANDING FORAGE AND FIBER DIGESTION IS A DAUNTING TASK
Over the last few weeks we have been taking an in-depth look at forage quality and fiber digestion in beef cattle. It becomes obvious that this is not a simple subject and that developing a comprehensive understanding of forage and fiber digestion and utilization in cattle (ruminants) is a daunting task.

CT: May 22, 2013 15:11:21 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- THE PLATFORM
Hooter was feeling like some sort of zoo exhibit, sitting on a makeshift stage in the middle of Uncas Bingelmeyer's sale ring, which was itself a study in jerry-rigged pipes and boards. It was stout, though.

CT: May 22, 2013 15:14:20 CST
50TH LIVESTOCK AUCTIONEER CHAMPIONSHIP TO BE HELD
For half a century, the Livestock Marketing Association (LMA) has showcased the industry's most talented livestock auctioneers and honored local livestock auction markets annually through its World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC).

CT: May 23, 2013 13:36:00 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- CREATE - A - CRISIS
Realizing that most people don't understand the role that cattle and sheep play in sequestering carbon, fertilizing the ground, breaking the surface crust to prevent runoff, reducing fuel loads to prevent catastrophic fires, and creating high quality protein from grass, I recently made a phone call to 1-800-GOT-RICH.

CT: May 23, 2013 13:39:08 CST
REBUILD COW HERD WITH IMPROVED BEEFMASTER FEMALES
It is clear that the US beef cow population is as low as ever. The prolonged drought across the nation, high feed costs and other competition for the land use has certainly changed the dynamics of the beef industry as we once knew it to be. The traditional ten year beef market cycle may be challenged moving forward. These interesting dynamics lead me to believe that there is a tremendous opportunity awaiting us in the beef cattle industry. More specifically, Beefmaster cattle should be part of the upcoming herd rebuilding that is bound to occur sooner than later.








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