October 2014


CT: October 02, 2014 15:25:02 CST
PRODUCERS SHOULD STUDY DATA BEFORE BUYING BULLS
There is certainly no shortage of bull pictures. Have you ever wondered just how many bulls pictures can be printed in one magazine?

CT: October 03, 2014 13:15:56 CST
EPDS BENEFIT TERMINAL PRODUCTION SYSTEMS
Surprisingly, I still find that many producers do not use expected progeny differences (EPDs) as a primary selection tool for their bull. Many select their next herd bull based only on physical appearance or a perceived ability to perform, or low birth weight.

CT: October 03, 2014 13:19:44 CST
PRESCRIBED BURNS HELP WITH LAND MANAGEMENT
A well-managed prescribed burn is an important tool in a landowner's kit.

CT: October 06, 2014 13:29:34 CST
SUPPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES AFFECTED BY MANY FACTORS
Often as we approach times of the year when forage availability becomes greater, many cattlemen feel that they no longer need to provide mineral supplementation since the grass is so succulent and plentiful.

CT: October 07, 2014 15:23:38 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- SIX DEGREES OF MITIGATION
At a certain tree, in a non-descript and sparsely populated part of Montana, the right people, if you know them, can leave a certain artifact in a particular cranny. Either Myron calls you or he doesn't. Hooter knew Myron would call because Hooter was possibly the only person alive who could provide the authorities with a physical description of the erstwhile corporate protagonist.

CT: October 10, 2014 13:41:35 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- DOG FOOD
Tico writes a column for the Citizen's Gazette of Burnett, Texas, which is amazing because judging by his picture in the paper, Tico is a dog.

CT: October 13, 2014 15:28:53 CST
TAKE PREVENTATIVE STEPS TO AVOID FALL HEALTH ISSUES
As a cow-calf herd goes into the fall season after a hot, dry summer, the entire herd may be stressed. Excessive heat, short grass and low water tanks stress cattle and make them more susceptible to diseases.

CT: October 14, 2014 13:39:12 CST
CAB MEAT SCIENTIST NAMED TO "40 UNDER 40"
It was a rare moment for Phil Bass. That's “Dr. Phil” to all who know the corporate meat scientist for the Certified Angus Beef ® brand.

CT: October 15, 2014 15:52:35 CST
FALL VACCINATIONS ARE IMPORTANT FOR HERD HEALTH
Protecting one's assets is another term for fall calf vaccinations. One does not need to view very many market reports to understand that the asset value of a calf has gone up. In other words, calves are worth good money.

CT: October 17, 2014 14:35:38 CST
PUT CLEANLINESS FIRST WHEN PROCESSING DEER
In Mississippi, more than 200,000 deer are harvested each year, providing families with a source of free-range meat. However, hunters must exercise care when processing deer to ensure good-tasting, high quality, safe meat products.

CT: October 20, 2014 13:35:22 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- MAKING THE MOST OF HIGH-PRICED COWS
“Thin cows do not compete.” That's a statement of fact that Kris Ringwall, Extension beef specialist at North Dakota State University (NDSU) believes should be written on barn walls and painted on pasture fences. Right along with: Thin cows need more feed.

CT: October 21, 2014 15:33:22 CST
PRODUCERS SHOULD EVALUATE MINERAL SUPPLEMENTS
There are literally an infinite number of ways to formulate a mineral supplement. With hundreds of ingredients at our disposal and well as countless combinations of forage sources and cattle classifications on these forage bases the variations are mind boggling.

CT: October 22, 2014 15:46:17 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- ROAD RAGE
The clean-cut boys and girls in their blue and gold FFA jackets make me so proud to be a former member.

CT: October 27, 2014 15:37:22 CST
BLACK INK -- FIXER UPPERS
I got my start with other people's cull cows, just a bid or two above the hamburger market – which was not so dear back then.








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