August 2017


CT: August 14, 2017 14:00:20 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- FISHING FLIES
There's no telling how many inventions and pastimes, good, bad and pointless, are borne by idleness. Not laziness, mind you, but willing, busy minds and hands forced to wait.

CT: August 15, 2017 12:53:40 CST
MARKETING CATTLE AT PROPER TIME IS KEY TO PROFITS
Marketing cattle efficiently and at the proper time can make money for the producer. There are many costs involved in getting cattle to market and it is important to try to minimize those costs. Many cattle producers do a good job of getting the calves born, keeping them healthy, minimizing sickness and death loss, but only do an average or even a poor job of marketing those calves and thus reduce their potential profit.

CT: August 17, 2017 13:53:02 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- DRONING ON AND ON
You can't pick up an ag publication these days without finding a story on how drones will revolutionize the cow business.

CT: August 23, 2017 15:11:16 CST
RESEARCH SHOWS PROTEIN ON NATIVE GRASSLANDS IN DECLINE
There is an alarming trend on America's rangelands due to grazing and changing climate, and it's already costing producers almost $2 billion annually, according to recently published work by a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist in Temple.

CT: August 23, 2017 15:13:50 CST
MANAGE HEAT STRESS IN LIVESTOCK SHOW PROJECTS
We've hit the hottest days of summer just as many livestock exhibitors are preparing for county and state fairs. No matter the hours of work and preparation you've put into your livestock projects, heat stress is a challenge to plan for and manage.

CT: August 23, 2017 15:16:16 CST
WILD PIG NUMBERS GROWING IN MISSISSIPPI
Wild pigs have roamed parts of the Southeast since Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto introduced them as food for early settlers in the 16th century. But during the last two decades, Mississippi has experienced a rapid uptick in the spread of the nuisance animal.

CT: August 24, 2017 13:02:31 CST
PROMPT TREATMENT CAN LIMIT DAMAGE OF ARMYWORMS
Although 2016 brought unusually heavy infestations of and damage from fall armyworms, vigilance and prompt treatment can limit damage this year.








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