November 2013


CT: November 04, 2013 15:20:42 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- DELAYED EXPANSION GROWS INDUSTRY RISK
“There is an expectation that feeder cattle prices will continue to ride high the next year or so due to the limited supply of feeder cattle and the relatively cheap feed costs associated with high corn yields,” says Andrew P. Griffith, University of Tennessee agricultural economist, in his weekly market comments.

CT: November 05, 2013 14:41:49 CST
VITAMIN A NEEDS SPECIAL ATTENTION IN CATTLE RATIONS
Here we continue our discussion of vitamins in beef cattle. By now it is obvious how critical these nutrients are the animal's diet. Few are as important and have been researched as extensively as vitamin A. Of the fat-soluble vitamins, A has routinely gotten the most interest.

CT: November 06, 2013 15:37:22 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- COMING IN HOT
Disposition is an undervalued trait in the beef business. It doesn't matter how much your calves weigh if one of your bulls puts your wife in the hospital and your profit goes to pay medical bills, and you have to make your own dinner and wash your own clothes.

CT: November 07, 2013 14:40:21 CST
GRASS-FED BEEF LEADS TO HEALTHIER CHOICES
For most Americans grass-fed beef brings back the days of the large trail herds and the drovers bringing them to the railhead to be sent to places like Kansas City and Chicago to be processed to feed a society that was looking to satisfy a beef fix.

CT: November 12, 2013 15:26:17 CST
MSU DEER LAB LAUNCHES FOOD PLOT APP
Wildlife managers can get expert tips on what to plant in food plots year-round with a new app from the Mississippi State University Deer Lab.

CT: November 14, 2013 15:10:04 CST
NCBA KICKS OFF 2013 FALL MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
This coming year, Congress will address many legislative issues that directly affect cattlemen and women including border security, international trade and the continually increasing number of environmental regulations. As the country's oldest and largest organization representing the cattle industry, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) has a strong voice in Washington, D.C. and a great opportunity to represent the forceful, unified influence of America's beef producers.

CT: November 14, 2013 15:12:22 CST
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR VALUE-ADDED BEEF CONFERENCE
Registration is now open for the state's first value-added beef conference. Organizers of this new educational opportunity for beef producers are designing the event to help the growing number of producers and entrepreneurs interested in directly marketing beef products to consumers, restaurants and retail outlets.

CT: November 19, 2013 15:15:18 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- MARKETING UPTURN OFFERS OPTIONS
“Large numbers of un-weaned calves are still making their way to the local auction markets as many cow-calf producers view prices as too high not to sell calves now,” says Andrew P. Griffith, University of Tennessee agricultural economist in his November 8 marketing comments. “Is marketing calves now instead of backgrounding the most profitable decision?”

CT: November 20, 2013 15:28:14 CST
ADDITIONAL VITAMINS NEEDED BEYOND BREEDING SECTOR
Over the last few issues we have taken an in-depth look at vitamin nutrition in beef cattle – primarily those cattle in the cow-calf sector of the production pipeline. As we look past the breeding and calf production part of the industry and consider the next stages, stocker, preconditioning/background and feedlot stages we start seeing a need for more than just the basics – A, D and E.

CT: November 21, 2013 15:45:56 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- LANDMARKS AND LANDLORDS
“It's better to know the country than to be the best cowboy.” I don't know who first uttered those words but he or she was sure cow savvy.








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