November 2015


CT: November 09, 2015 15:41:58 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- GRACKLED
“More ammo!” screamed Aunt Pinky when she heard Hooter and Cousin Charlie come up behind her.

CT: November 10, 2015 15:37:34 CST
WHAT DO NEW FEED DIRECTIVES MEAN FOR PRODUCERS?
As most livestock producers are aware, the use of antibiotics in the feeding and production of food animals has been under constant scrutiny for several years.

CT: November 11, 2015 15:09:20 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- BALD, BLIND & BLOODY
I'm glad to see that men are growing more beards, mustaches and sideburns because growing facial hair is one one the few things left in this world that women can't do. At least most women.

CT: November 20, 2015 12:11:51 CST
CYCLES OF LIFE INFLUENCE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT
As creatures of habit, our lives follow patterns.

CT: November 20, 2015 12:14:10 CST
BBU CONVENTION HELD IN GALVESTON, TEXAS
The 55th Annual Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) Convention - "Island Time for Beefmasters" was hosted in Galveston, Texas at the Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center, from October 29 - 31, 2015.

CT: November 20, 2015 12:16:11 CST
ENERGY-DENSE FORAGES BENEFICIAL FOR WINTER GRAZING
Some forage species are more energy-dense than others, containing higher levels of sugars. Beef producers around the world have been utilizing some of these species in grass-fed beef production, using forages instead of grain for finishing beef animals. Some of these forages can also be beneficial in a fall/winter grazing program.

CT: November 20, 2015 12:19:32 CST
COVER CROPS AND LEGUMES PROVIDE QUALITY ALTERNATIVES
Managing forage systems is a vital part of most beef operations. High feed and fuel costs coupled with the lack of experienced labor continue to push the envelope for operations looking to save dollars and maintain profitability.

CT: November 23, 2015 14:28:33 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- BE A HERO
Their future has been mortgaged, the government has a lien on their life and their parent's principles are in the pawn shop. We have a second mortgage on their spirit. If today's youth can run the gauntlet that is our society by defying drugs, teen pregnancy, school shootings and suicide they have an equal chance of going to jail, or off to some war-torn country most of us couldn't even find on a map to solve the world's ills. We have made getting an education so expensive that when they graduate they are handed a diploma and an overdue bill.

CT: November 23, 2015 14:46:04 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- BE A HERO
Their future has been mortgaged, the government has a lien on their life and their parent's principles are in the pawn shop. We have a second mortgage on their spirit.

CT: November 24, 2015 14:15:09 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- SCORING OPPORTUNITY
There's nothing new about cow Body Condition Scores (BCS), what they are or how to use them as a guide to herd nutrition—specifically a gauge of excess nutrients stored as body fat.

CT: November 25, 2015 09:26:54 CST
HOW EXPENSIVE IS "CHEAP" HAY?
Every year, countless cattle operations find themselves in a similar situation. For one reason or another it becomes necessary for them to purchase at least some of the hay they will need for winter feeding.








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