September 2013


CT: September 06, 2013 13:41:09 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- RELOADING FOR THE FUTURE
Say this for historically high calf and feeder prices: the cost of products and technology used for management has never been cheaper on a percentage basis, and management decisions have never been more valuable.

CT: September 09, 2013 15:16:26 CST
DO LIQUID SUPPLEMENTS HAVE A PLACE IN YOUR PROGRAM?
Cattlemen are constantly looking for a deal. A deal on fertilizer, medicines, dewormers, feeds and supplements. We've spent a lot of time in this section discussing how to make good buying decisions since this has such an effect on profitability. One of the greatest uses of financial resources by cattlemen is the purchase of feeds and supplements, especially in recent years.

CT: September 11, 2013 15:00:08 CST
IT'S THE PITTS - DESPERATE.COM
I laugh when I hear people say how revolutionary all this computer malarkey is, like e mail, e Harmony and e everything. As far as Internet matchmaking goes, let me tell you, people were just as desperate for affection back in my day. Or at least I was.

CT: September 11, 2013 15:02:43 CST
SALACOA VALLEY BRANGUS FARMS TO DISPERSE HERD
David and Susan Vaughan, owners of Salcoa Valley Brangus Farms, announced today the complete dispersal of their Brangus herd.

CT: September 16, 2013 15:53:04 CST
GROUP OF BREEDERS ESTABLISH NEXT STEP CATTLE CO.
Next Step Cattle Company was recently established by a group by of 10 progressive Sim-Angus, Simmental and Angus breeders with over 150 years experience breeding superior cattle for beef producers in the Southeastern section of the United States.

CT: September 17, 2013 15:20:58 CST
PRODUCERS SHOULDN'T FOCUS ON SINGLE TRAIT EPDS
Expected progeny differences, or EPDs, can help beef producers evaluate bulls when looking to improve their cattle herds, but they shouldn't focus on just one trait, a Purdue Extension beef specialist says.

CT: September 17, 2013 15:25:52 CST
BE SURE OF DOSAGE WHEN TREATING CATTLE
When treating cattle with antibiotics, dewormers and other drugs, it is important to use proper dosage—which is generally determined by weight of the animal.

CT: September 18, 2013 15:23:09 CST
BLACK INK -- RETAINING AN INTEREST
I never thought I would feed cattle, until I got to know more than a few cattle feeders.

CT: September 24, 2013 15:30:35 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- SLEEPY MONKEY HOLLOW
Lightening flashed and thunder crashed. Hooter jumped.

CT: September 24, 2013 15:38:10 CST
STOCKER INDUSTRY HAS FORTIFIED POSITION IN SOUTHEAST
What some may call a “new era” in the beef industry has led to some significant changes in the way cattlemen conduct business.

CT: September 26, 2013 14:02:29 CST
MAKE FARM SAFETY A VALUED FAMILY TRADITION
Farming families believe the country is a great place to raise kids, but sometimes familiarity with farming equipment can lead to a false sense of security.

CT: September 26, 2013 14:05:24 CST
DO LIQUID SUPPLEMENTS HAVE A PLACE IN YOUR PROGRAM?
In the last edition we started a discussion of liquid feeds and their use in the typical cow/calf management program. Let's continue that discussion by looking at the nuts and bolts of the process.

CT: September 27, 2013 13:14:00 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- THE BEST BAD DEAL
Some sellers on eBay will list a minimum starting price for the item they're trying to sell but will state in their comments that the item sells without a “reserve.”

CT: September 27, 2013 13:17:40 CST
EVALUATE TEETH TO ESTIMATE CATTLE AGE
Cattle age information is useful in both cattle management and marketing. Age affects cattle value. Both replacement and market cows typically decline in value with advancing age. When possible birth records should be kept on cattle and follow them as they move from one operation to another. In this way, the exact ages of animals will be known. When cattle age records are not available, dentition may be used to estimate cattle age.








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