February 2016


CT: February 09, 2016 14:54:58 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- WASTE NOT, WANT NOT
“Our greatest risk is doing nothing,” explained Robert Fraley, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Monsanto at the recent annual Cattlemen's College sponsored by Zoetis.

CT: February 09, 2016 14:58:09 CST
PREPARE NOW FOR SUCCESSFUL SPRING BREEDING SEASON
Yes, I know you are in spring calving season if that's your program. So you might wonder why this article isn't about calving instead of breeding, which is still at least three months away. The thing is, what we do right now during calving will determine our success in the breeding season.

CT: February 16, 2016 15:24:49 CST
FETAL PROGRAMMING ENHANCES DEVELOPMENT OF CALVES
Common sense tells us that when the cow becomes pregnant, some of the nutrients she consumes at that time will be used by the developing calf from the very beginning.

CT: February 16, 2016 15:27:25 CST
PAY ATTENTION TO MANAGEMENT OF YEARLING BULLS
When producers recognize the need for genetic improvement in their herd, a new bull(s) is usually the most obvious solution.

CT: February 18, 2016 15:12:01 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- BUTTS AND BAGS
How can anyone on earth say something derogatory about an animal that produces milk, filet mignon, cheese, ice cream, hamburger and leather while at the same time they are mowing weeds, producing fertilizer and reducing fire danger?

CT: February 18, 2016 15:18:39 CST
DECADE OF RED ANGUS BREED IMPROVEMENT PAYS DIVIDENDS
Denton, Texas -- In a time when commercial cattlemen are demanding profit-maximizing genetics, Red Angus breeders are stepping up to offer genetically superior bulls representing a decade of unrivaled breed improvement.

CT: February 18, 2016 15:20:18 CST
CONSUMERS ARE STILL TURNING TO BEEF
Not long ago, the news was sharply higher beef prices in a still-recovering economy. Industry insiders wondered how consumers would respond. Amid the talk of fewer retail features and penny-conscious shoppers, people still turned to beef.

CT: February 18, 2016 15:22:51 CST
WHY DO BUCKS SHED THEIR ANTLERS?
Starkville, Miss. -- Nothing elicits wonder and fascination in the minds of deer hunters more than antlers.

CT: February 22, 2016 15:29:18 CST
KNOWING WHAT YOU HAVE, TO DECIDE WHAT YOU NEED
Every business operation requires a certain amount of on-going analysis to determine: 1) How well (or not well) things are going. 2) Where improvements can be made. 3) What is needed to optimize production and performance.

CT: February 22, 2016 15:32:05 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- AVERAGE IS THE HARDEST PART
“It's over,” Uncas said. The voice Hooter heard amid the static on his phone line at 4 a.m. was so unlike that of his old friend that it took him a couple of seconds to pinpoint the caller's identity.

CT: February 23, 2016 14:57:03 CST
A.I. IS IMPORTANT TOOL FOR BREEDING SUCCESS
The value of artificial insemination (AI) has been documented time after time. Regardless of your operation's breeding program and marketing goals, AI is the most important tool to help you achieve success. In every instance, AI is the quickest means to add the genetic punch to hit your target.

CT: February 26, 2016 14:35:29 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- TRUCK GENETICS
I loved Animal Breeding when I was in college. No, not that kind of animal breeding, get your mind out of the gutter. I'm referring to a class I took where we learned about heritability.

CT: February 26, 2016 14:41:51 CST
THE RIGHT PLANNING YIELDS SUCCESS WITH E.T.
Embryo transfer (ET) can be an incredible asset to your operation, whether you're a “seasoned” breeder or relatively new to the cattle business.








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