April 2016


CT: April 01, 2016 12:52:35 CST
IMPORTANT TO PREPARE REPLACEMENTS FOR BREEDING
Replacement heifers should be bred at 15 months of age in order to calve for the first time as a two-year-old so that they can be a contributing (and profitable) part of our cowherd.

CT: April 01, 2016 12:54:17 CST
HEAVY RAINS MAKE SPRING-TIME MANAGEMENT TRICKY
Although we have had somewhat mild temperatures this winter compared to those in the last couple of years, the weather man got one thing right. .. it has rained a lot! Certainly we don't want to complain about much needed moisture, but it can make our winter feeding situation a bit "muckier" than expected.

CT: April 01, 2016 12:57:07 CST
ASA EMPLOYEES SHARE MORE THAN FRIENDSHIP
Over a 10-year period, American Simmental Association (ASA) staff member, Nancy Chesterfield, had experienced a slow, but steady decline in kidney function.

CT: April 06, 2016 15:43:11 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- REPUTATION MATTERS WITH ADDED VALUE, TOO
You can buy a Chevrolet pickup—or whatever your favorite breed happens to be—lots of different places. If you continue going back to the same source, it's likely because of the dependability of the product, how well you're treated and your perceived value of the transaction. All of those things that contribute to a dealer's reputation.

CT: April 07, 2016 13:37:57 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- I W-W-WASN'T AFRAID
We take a lot of things for granted in the cattle business, like a squeeze chute and a wife that both work, a dog that sleeps at your feet and a horse that doesn't.

CT: April 07, 2016 13:41:18 CST
KNOWING WHAT YOU HAVE TO DECIDE WHAT YOU NEED -- PART 4
Over the last few weeks in Parts 1-3 of this series we have been discussing the variety of conditions and factors that can and need to be analyzed on a cattle operation. This is in an effort to understand existing conditions and determine how to best address ways to improve performance. Similarly, there are many opportunities to analyze performance or animal conditions to determine the effectiveness of management and nutritional decisions on the animal. And while there are many opportunities to evaluate animal performance and health we will focus on the primary tools here.

CT: April 08, 2016 13:54:41 CST
TAKE STEPS TO BE PREPARED FOR RETIREMENT
It might be hard to believe, but you're not going to farm forever. Are you ready for retirement? There are steps you should take to ensure you're able to live the life you desire once it's time to pass the management reins to the next generation.

CT: April 08, 2016 13:56:56 CST
BEEF MUST DIFFERENTIATE AND KEEP UP WITH THE TIMES
A lot can change in half a century. A lot can stay the same.

CT: April 18, 2016 13:30:05 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- POLLING FOR DOLLARS
“It ain't the candidates you have to worry about, boys, it's the folks voting for them,” Peetie Womack said, while members of the Rio Rojo Cattlemen's Association (RRCA) were chatting ahead of the previous month's popular basketball pool and calcutta. It was the organization's main fundraiser each year.

CT: April 18, 2016 13:33:05 CST
LAMENESS IN CATTLE CAN BE A SERIOUS ECONOMIC PROBLEM
Lameness in cattle can be a serious production and economic problem. There are many causes for lameness. It is important that the problem be diagnosed correctly and treated quickly to minimize economic losses. While small injuries to feet and hooves are common, if allowed to progress the losses can become extensive.

CT: April 20, 2016 15:27:07 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- THE TRIPLICATE THEORY
Have you ever noticed how bad luck always travels in threes? I'm warning you, if the cows get out on the road and then the water well goes dry I'd stay in the house, pull your shades and not answer the phone if I were you. Be very, very careful.

CT: April 20, 2016 15:30:02 CST
EARLY SPRING CAN BE A CHALLENGING NUTRITIONAL TIME FOR SPRING CALVING
Late winter and early spring is the most challenging time of the year for the nutrition of the spring-calving beef cows.

CT: April 21, 2016 15:19:38 CST
CLEMSON EXTENSION OFFERS CATTLEMEN'S BOOT CAMP
Gaven and April Hammett want to expand their cattle operation and are looking to Clemson University for the information they need.

CT: April 25, 2016 15:21:57 CST
DEER ANTLERS MAY HOLD HEALTH SECRETS
Each spring the woods are littered with antlers as deer shed their old racks to make way for new sets, and these “sheds” may reveal hidden health problems in the bucks that drop them.

CT: April 27, 2016 14:49:01 CST
EGYPTIAN VET STUDIES AT MISSISSIPPI STATE
New research techniques learned at Mississippi State University through a scholar exchange program will help a cattle veterinarian from Egypt as she pursues a doctoral education in food safety.








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