January 2016


CT: January 06, 2016 15:32:03 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- LOOKING AHEAD IN THE REARVIEW
Mirrors make for some of the most imprecise crystal balls. Yet, there's little doubt that the easiest identified reflections from last year will loom large in markets throughout 2016.

CT: January 07, 2016 15:38:16 CST
CREATE MANAGEMENT CALENDAR FOR NEW YEAR
As we wind down 2015 and get ready for 2016 it's always interesting to pull out the crystal ball and take a look at the coming year. We can all agree on one thing, the cattle markets have likely been the topic of many/most coffee shop discussions during 2015.

CT: January 08, 2016 15:26:23 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- GETTING HAMMERED
The soundtrack of my life has been the chant of an auctioneer.

CT: January 14, 2016 10:35:53 CST
PASTURE LEGUMES CAN ADD "SOMETHING FOR NOTHING"
Adding Protein and Nitrogen We have all been cautioned to be skeptical of the idea of getting “something for nothing.” “If it's too good to be true, it probably is.”

CT: January 14, 2016 10:37:47 CST
MISSOURI GOVERNOR RECOGNIZES NICK HAMMETT
Jefferson City, Mo. – Missouri beef industry professional Nick Hammett, from Ashland, Mo., was recognized by Gov. Jay Nixon and Director of Agriculture Richard Fordyce at the 46th Missouri Governor's Conference on Agriculture with the 2015 Missouri Beef Cattle Legacy Award, recognizing him for leadership in Missouri's beef cattle industry.

CT: January 21, 2016 15:37:59 CST
A PRACTICAL UNDERSTANDING OF CHELATED TRACE MINERALS
It's fairly well understood by most producers that minerals have to be supplemented to cattle at all stages of production if they want optimal performance. The different formulations for mineral supplements are as numerous as stars in the sky.

CT: January 22, 2016 12:08:11 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- THE BLUE BOOK
My first experience in commercial agriculture was as a six year old sharecropper when I turned one of my mom's tiny flower beds into a radish ranch. My cash crop consisted of two rows planted way too close together and I waited impatiently for the first green sign that my crop would not fail.

CT: January 22, 2016 12:11:07 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- HIGH-TECH EXTERMINATION
It was the shadow that Hooter noticed first—a roundish dark blob shimmering on the water of the tank he was checking. Then he could make out a rhythmic noise—not quite mechanical but not natural—coming from above.








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