CT: September 10, 2015 09:33:59 CST
MANAGE NUTRITION FOR HERD TO BE PRODUCTIVE AND PROFITABLE
In the first two parts of this series we began discussing some of the intricacies of managing a nutritional program for the purebred cow herd. It should be stressed that that the various areas of discussion would also apply to the commercial breeding herd.
CT: September 10, 2015 09:45:21 CST
TOWN CREEK HOSTS FALL CONFERENCE AND SBBA FIELD DAY
Town Creek Farm and the Southeast Brangus Breeders Association hosted the annual Brangus Fall Conference and SBBA Field Day in West Point, Miss., August 20-22.
CT: September 11, 2015 14:22:28 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- SLICING AND DICING CHORDS
It likely had something to do with Hooter's debit card being frozen again when he was trying to fill up with gas. It still irked him that his choices while on the road were either using a card to pay at the pump or go inside and pay cash, guessing how much it would take to fill up without having to take another trip back inside to get his change.
CT: September 15, 2015 09:31:52 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- WANNA BE A COWBOY?
If you want to be a cowboy you should never skip a neighbor's branding to attend a PTA retreat, a KISS concert, an aromatherapy workshop, baby shower, or ex-wife's memorial service.
CT: September 17, 2015 15:41:04 CST
BLACK INK -- THE TIME IS RIGHT
The herd's getting bigger. USDA says there are at least a million more beef cows and replacement heifers compared to last summer, a rapid start to a rebound that should last several years.
CT: September 18, 2015 12:10:54 CST
AN EXPLANATION OF GENOMIC EPDS
In order to understand how genomic tests can enhance Expected progeny Differences (EPDs), it makes sense to first step back and look at what EPDs represent. EPDs are a prediction of an animal's genetic merit that comes from a statistical analysis.
CT: September 18, 2015 12:16:04 CST
CHAMPIONS CROWNED AT NATIONAL JUNIOR BRANGUS SHOW
Brangus exhibitors from 10 states, arrived in Duncan, Okla. over the week of July 13- July 18 to show in the Western themed 2015 National Junior Brangus Show & Futurity.
CT: September 18, 2015 12:21:14 CST
TEXAS A & M SHORT COURSE FEATURES MARKET OUTLOOK
As temperatures in College Station reached 100 degrees during Monday's opening general session of the 61st Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course, it could also accurately describe a red-hot cattle market the past two years.
CT: September 18, 2015 12:26:45 CST
FALL CALVING SEASON BEGINS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE
Each year in August, it is time for an important reminder. Fall-calving season is here. In fact, the start of the fall calving season often begins before some producers expect it.
CT: September 18, 2015 12:32:10 CST
SUCCESSFUL CALVING SEASON DEPENDS ON FORWARD THINKING
Calving season is the beginning of a long process that gets most operators paid for the work done throughout the year. A high percentage of live calves, especially in this market, should pay dividends to diligent ranchers.
CT: September 21, 2015 15:21:34 CST
HUNTIN DAYLIGHT -- ENHANCED BEEF DEMAND STARTS WITH UNDERSTANDING
Certainly, the recent downturn in cattle prices is driven by seasonal factors in tandem with macroeconomic forces, but it also has plenty to do with domestic and international demand.
CT: September 22, 2015 15:25:42 CST
MANAGE PASTURES TO BEST PROVIDE FOR NUTRITIONAL NEEDS
In Part 3 of this series we discussed grouping of cattle by production status and age to better manage their nutrient demands. By focusing these groups we create a narrower range of nutrient demands that can be addressed more accurately and more efficiently and reduces variation a great deal. In other words, there is much less “feeding on the averages.” But along with managing the nutrient demand of the animal we have to manage the nutrient supply.
CT: September 24, 2015 15:20:36 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- GOOD NIGHT
I hear that architects are putting porches back on houses these days, although they have no idea why. Mostly for decoration I'd say.
CT: September 25, 2015 13:07:05 CST
RELATIONSHIP WITH VET PREPARES PRODUCERS FOR CHANGE
Noble Foundation consultants have always encouraged producers to have relationships with their local veterinarians.
CT: September 25, 2015 13:11:33 CST
COMMON DEER DISEASES ARE NOTHING TO FEAR
As a wildlife specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, I get many phone calls and emails from hunters during the hunting season asking, “What's wrong with this deer?” The hunter then provides some details regarding what he is seeing on the deer. Together we can usually diagnose the problem.
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