August 2014


CT: August 04, 2014 15:17:26 CST
PRODUCER'S SHOULD FOCUS ON MAXIMIZING GENETIC POTENTIAL
Genetic potential. In the cattle industry we talk about this in some manner all the time. Any observable or measurable trait or performance parameter that is ultimately controlled by the animal's genetics is of concern to the producer. In most cases this is especially true of those traits which directly affect profitability.

CT: August 05, 2014 14:50:50 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- PHOENIX FLUTTERS
“So, why's she here?" Hooter asked Sherry as he studied the slumbering carcass that was Eunice Nicklecock.

CT: August 14, 2014 15:17:06 CST
SOUTHEASTERN STATES BAND TOGETHER TO TACKLE ISSUES
One small voice can easily be ignored. When that sound is amplified with more than 50,000 other voices, a powerful alliance demands attention. Ten years ago, several state cattlemen's leaders noticed a need for a unified front and developed the Southeastern Livestock Network (SLN).

CT: August 15, 2014 15:09:52 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- THE GREEN GAME
My Grandpa wanted me to be a lawyer because as a child I was argumentative and always on the lookout for an easy buck.

CT: August 19, 2014 15:16:35 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- SLOW EXPANSION-RECORD RETURNS
Some cow-calf producers are facing a planning challenge they've never faced before: what to do with significantly more net return than the wildest imagination could have conceived.

CT: August 20, 2014 15:49:08 CST
OPTIMISM IN AIR AT BEEF CHECKOFF MEETINGS
Strong cattle and beef prices, tremendous results from a return-on-investment study, an industry forecast ripe with opportunity, and an engaged community of beef producers and importers combined to create an air of optimism and opportunity at the 2014 Cattle Industry Summer Conference July 31-Aug. 2 in Denver -- all despite the realities of an ever-shrinking beef checkoff budget.

CT: August 21, 2014 15:28:23 CST
IT IS NEVER TOO EARLY TO PLAN FOR FEEDING SEASON
Cattlemen are constantly faced with a list of decisions they have to make. At this point most of them focus on how they will manage and care for their herd over the next few months – primarily winter.

CT: August 26, 2014 12:44:50 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- NO ONE DIED TODAY
He is an Indian Doctor; Indian as in the country, not as in Cherokee, Crow or Choctaw. Although he'd much prefer that you call him an “American Doctor” because he was born in this country and has never owed his allegiance to anywhere else on earth but the good old USA.

CT: August 27, 2014 15:38:29 CST
PREVENTING HEAT STRESS IN CATTLE PRIORITY FOR SUMMER
Summer is here and so is the heat. While animal owners are sure to give pets plenty of water and shade, it is just as important for ranchers to have enough water and shade for cattle and other grazing animals.

CT: August 28, 2014 15:08:07 CST
TEXAS A&M BEEF CATTLE SHORT COURSE HELD
More than 1,500 beef cattle producers from across Texas and abroad gathered at Texas A&M University in College Station for the 60th Beef Cattle Short Course to learn more about cattle production and maximizing profits during times of record prices.








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