January 2014


CT: January 07, 2014 14:58:33 CST
BEEF INDUSTRY WILL FACE CHALLENGES IN 2014
The first issue of the New Year always lends itself to speculation, forecasting and maybe even a little crystal ball rubbing to determine what's in store for the beef industry (any industry for that matter).

CT: January 08, 2014 15:13:23 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- LIMPING AND RUNNING TO THE FUTURE
Except for the herky-jerky nature of wholesale beef and fed cattle prices, the fall cattle market—buoyed by tight cattle supplies and cheaper feed costs—was a contra-seasonal wonder.

CT: January 09, 2014 15:35:10 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- A BONE TO PICK
The only kind of shopping I do is grocery shopping because food is my business, and my life. In doing the weekly shopping one thing has become painfully obvious to me: in the product extension area beef is a flat-out failure.


CT: January 14, 2014 08:26:16 CST
LAND MANAGEMENT FOR TROPHY BUCKS TAKES SEVERAL YEARS
Mississippi is one of the best places in the country for deer hunting because of excellent natural habitat and good management by landowners and hunters.

CT: January 21, 2014 15:24:45 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- POOF AND AWE PART 1
Squeak Jablowski was just warming up the intimate gathering for the exclusive New Year's magic show presented by the Rio Rojo Cattlemen's Association.

CT: January 22, 2014 13:41:38 CST
MYCOTOXINS CAN BE A PROBLEM FOR CATTLE PRODUCERS
Over recent years, producers have become increasingly familiar with the term “mycotoxins.” Unfortunately many cattle owners, while they have heard the term and know that consuming enough of these materials can be detrimental to the animal, still do not have clear understanding of what mycotoxins really are, where they come from and the problems they can cause.

CT: January 23, 2014 15:30:17 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- FAULTS ALARM
As an admirer of old bits and spurs I bought a fancy catalog for an estate auction of a very rich man who was a collector of collections. The sale featured his fine art, furniture, cars, Indian blankets, saddles, silverware, dishes, bits, spurs and a host of other items. As a potential bidder I had to pay $20 just to get the catalog.

CT: January 24, 2014 15:47:35 CST
SUCCESS OF REPLACEMENTS LINKED TO PROPER DEVELOPMENT
Managing replacement heifers is a challenge for most cow/calf operators.

CT: January 30, 2014 15:03:03 CST
IMPROVING LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION BEGINS WITH SOIL
Many ranchers view livestock as their base crop. Other ranchers view grass as their foundational crop from which the cattle grow.

CT: January 30, 2014 15:05:17 CST
BLACK INK -- KEEPING IT CONSISTENT
After living through the summer of 2012, a farmer in my area might be tempted to plant longer season corn. That year it warmed up early, was a hot dry summer that stretched well into fall.








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