December 2015


CT: December 02, 2015 15:39:01 CST
FORAGE TESTS HELP COMPANIES AND PRODUCERS
Starkville, Miss. -- Rocky Lemus knows there are times when watching grass grow is incredibly exciting. Lemus, an associate professor of forage systems with the Mississippi State University Extension Service and Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, is always plotting his next variety trial.

CT: December 04, 2015 13:51:19 CST
CAB HOLDS ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
“Passion” is overused. It's more than a romantic lifestyle or down-home values. When communicating with those who merchandise, serve and represent beef to consumers it's hard to describe the commitment and sense of purpose that most farmers and ranchers share.

CT: December 16, 2015 14:36:30 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- SANTA'S A SHE
I haven't paid much attention to department store Santas since I was eight years old and I saw a disheveled and sloppy Santa taking a long puff on a cigarette as he got into his putrid green VW bus with curtains.

CT: December 16, 2015 14:42:33 CST
HOW EXPENSIVE IS "CHEAP" HAY? -- PART 2
This past week I spent time at two different meetings where much of the discussion focused on forage supplies produced this past year and what many producers, particularly in the south, will be feeding this winter. While much of this poor quality forage is the result of excessive and poorly timed moisture/rainfall we also can't ignore the fact that there are still parts of the country that are suffering from extended drought conditions. So we go from the extremes of lots of poor quality forage to simply not much forage at all.

CT: December 17, 2015 13:38:40 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- HEAVENLY REMINDERS
An oversized, hollow, plastic snowman is no match for the West Texas wind.

CT: December 17, 2015 13:44:07 CST
BLACK INK -- INFORMED ROAST BEEF
Sometimes I think I'm an average beef consumer. But then in the grocery store checkout line, as I put my items on the conveyer I realize my purchases rarely con-tain any meat.

CT: December 28, 2015 10:47:27 CST
MAKE MANAGEMENT DECISIONS WITH END GOALS IN MIND
Often when beef cattle producers make management, breeding, or culling decisions, it is with a short term goal in mind. That goal is often improving profits or animal performance.

CT: December 28, 2015 10:51:03 CST
ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING LEADS TO OPTIMUM ANIMAL WELL-BEING
When it comes to cattle comfort, small investments can make a big difference.

CT: December 28, 2015 10:53:43 CST
PREPARE CATTLE FACILITIES FOR WINTER AND BEYOND
In the brief, post-harvest, fall season before daylight grows short and the first frost prevents cattle from grazing in the pasture, farmers and ranchers running cow-calf operations finally have the time and labor available to prepare their facilities for the long winter ahead.








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