April 2014


CT: April 07, 2014 15:43:09 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- GRASPING THE ALTERNATE UNIVERSE
When you spend most all day, every day, wrapped up in the cattle business or some other sector of agriculture, it's too easy to believe the rest of the world sees things from an identifiable viewpoint.

CT: April 09, 2014 15:53:10 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- FEAR OF FEATHERS
I've made a career of making fun of chickens and the people who raise them.

CT: April 11, 2014 13:49:38 CST
EVALUATE MARKETING STRATEGIES IN CURRENT MARKETS
In Part 1 of this series we started by pointing out the obvious, that the beef cattle markets have been exceptional and that profits to the cattleman have been unprecedented.

CT: April 17, 2014 15:17:17 CST
IBBA MEMBERS ENJOY SUCCESSFUL CONVENTION
The International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) welcomed members and show exhibitors to its annual convention in Houston March 4-8, 2014, in conjunction with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

CT: April 18, 2014 10:10:16 CST
PRODUCERS BENEFIT FROM SMART TECHNOLOGY
Today's cattle producers have a variety of technological applications available on their smartphones, which are about the size of the little notebooks their predecessors once carried in their shirt pockets for record keeping.

CT: April 21, 2014 14:58:00 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- PHOENIX RISING . . . . AGAIN
Peetie Womack was rubbing Hooter on the noggin—as he'd been known to do on the rare occasion when he'd made too many trips to the punch bowl.

CT: April 22, 2014 13:49:03 CST
ADOPT MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY
In Parts 1 and 2 of this series we began a discussion of steps producers might take to help take advantage of the current strong cattle markets. More specifically these are recommendations and guidelines to help improve the total pounds of calf weight that can be produced from the operation.

CT: April 24, 2014 15:13:46 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- IT COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE
Hanging around renegade livestock all my life has taught me that no matter how bad things get, they can always get worse.

CT: April 25, 2014 13:34:16 CST
BLACK INK -- GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS
Sometimes people complain that all they ever read or hear in the news is bad. They may blame the messenger: “why can't they tell us about all the good things that happened today?”








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