September 2014


CT: September 03, 2014 15:43:56 CST
BLACK INK -- HOMESTRETCH ON THE GRILL
As we get ready for preweaning shots and deworming, I think these calves are in the homestretch. They're starting to get a little hay and grain to supplement the fading grass and prepare them for independent life in September.

CT: September 04, 2014 15:17:47 CST
GAME CAMERAS HELP WITH DEER MANAGEMENT
A camera that began as a cool gadget for photographing bucks and monitoring food plots or game trails has become an important survey instrument for managing deer populations.

CT: September 04, 2014 15:19:44 CST
MSU CONDUCTING WILD HOG RESEARCH
Mississippi State University scientists are conducting research to determine the economic impact of wild hog damage to agriculture in Mississippi.

CT: September 05, 2014 15:30:26 CST
PRODUCERS DISCUSS POLICY PRIORITIES
Members of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association addressed current policy priorities at the 2014 Cattle Industry Summer Conference in Denver, passing new resolutions and directives for the 2014 Policy Agenda.

CT: September 10, 2014 13:38:06 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- SIX DEGREES OF MITIGATION
The distance between villain and tragic figure is often among the shortest in literature and in life.

CT: September 11, 2014 15:24:04 CST
SOUTHERN PRODUCERS ARE UTILIZING BRANGUS GENETICS
When ranchers in the Southern United States are asked to list ideal characteristics for cattle in their operations, they may share several things in common.

CT: September 12, 2014 14:52:53 CST
PRODUCERS FACE CHALLENGE OF KEEPING CATTLE PRODUCTIVE
Every cattle operation is affected by sickness and or even death loss in some manner. At this time of the year, when many producers are weaning and “transitioning” large numbers of calves, this is especially true.

CT: September 15, 2014 15:24:04 CST
NATIONAL JUNIOR BRANGUS SHOW HELD IN TEXAS
More than 100 junior Brangus exhibitors traveled up to 1,100 miles one-way to attend this year's 32nd Annual National Junior Brangus Show (NJBS) in Bryan, Texas.

CT: September 17, 2014 15:48:53 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- TEN THINGS TO LOVE ABOUT COWS
Consumers don't make the connection between cows and all the great things they provide. Here's my top ten list of the things I love most about cows.

CT: September 18, 2014 13:56:15 CST
44 FARMS TO DONATE 2015 ANGUS FOUNDATION HEIFER
The Angus Foundation is pleased to announce 44 Farms, Cameron, Texas, as the 2015 Angus Foundation Heifer Package donor. She sells January 2015 at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colo.

CT: September 18, 2014 14:00:18 CST
A.I./ESTRUS SYNCHRONIZATION PROGRAM ADDS VALUE
Progressive cattlemen look to the “tools of the trade” to help benefit the operation. Relying on advanced reproductive technology (ART) is something most operations fail to capitalize on. Extra management, most of the time, will work to an operators advantage.

CT: September 22, 2014 14:04:30 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- REPLACEMENT PRICES HIGH BUT REASONABLE
It's plumb difficult to get a feel for exactly how much herd expansion is taking place.

CT: September 23, 2014 13:34:20 CST
SOUTH POLL CATTLE ARE BRED TO THRIVE IN THE SOUTH
In the cattle industry, producers are always looking for the best way to improve productivity in their herds. Every producer faces the challenges of putting the right breed and genetic package together that will work best for their environment.

CT: September 24, 2014 13:53:50 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- LEAST LOVABLE LIVESTOCK
Let me state right up front that I'm quite positive this column will be offensive to the folks who raise llamas, yaks, cats or ostriches, but please remember this is just one person's opinion and I was wrong one time and could be again.

CT: September 25, 2014 15:39:29 CST
PRODUCERS MUST STUDY VALUE OF MINERAL SUPPLEMENTS
Mineral nutrition, in general, has been studied at great length and for the most part a great deal is known about the importance of minerals in cattle nutritional programs. It is not, however, a topic that appears to be readily understood by many producers, researchers or ag professionals.

CT: September 26, 2014 15:01:21 CST
BQA PROGRAMS CONTINUE TO ADD VALUE
Every work force has some degree of training. Skill will probably differ depending on what level of training you receive. In the corporate world, there are performance evaluations and peer evaluations, but the beef and food industries face the toughest critic of all; the American consumer.

CT: September 29, 2014 15:07:43 CST
KANSAS CITY TO HOST NATIONAL ANGUS CONVENTION
No matter how you make your living in the cattle business, there's a place for you at the 2014 Angus Means Business National Convention and Trade Show.








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