February 2017


CT: February 07, 2017 14:00:06 CST
PRODUCERS SHOULD FOCUS ON IMPROVING PROTEIN NUTRITION
One of the most common topics discussed when feeding pasture and breeding cattle is protein. Producers are concerned with crude protein in their hays, pastures, supplements and so on.

CT: February 07, 2017 14:03:17 CST
MANAGEMENT OF YEARLING BULLS IMPORTANT TO HERD
With the spring sale season on the horizon, it is time we dedicate a little discussion to bull management.

CT: February 08, 2017 14:01:06 CST
HUNTIN DAYLIGHT -- PAST TIME FOR A UNIFIED INDUSTRY VOICE
Ignoring extremist animal rights groups in the hopes of dousing the flames of controversy might have seemed logical in the beginning. Limping along without having to commit more scarce resources to the fight might have seemed necessary. Now, these notions seem less quaint than downright destructive.

CT: February 09, 2017 14:43:54 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- GYPSIES, TRAMPS AND BEEVES
I get my news from paperview. I read the newspaper. I don't watch much television and have found that your average security camera monitor is more entertaining than TV.

CT: February 13, 2017 14:57:35 CST
BLACK INK -- THE PAYOFF FROM PROGRESS
There's always something more to do. After the holidays, things will slow down. Nah, maybe after calving, branding and breeding. But then, summer comes and there's all that hay to make when the sun is shining, fences to build and cedars to eliminate (or insert your own region-specific fair-weather task).

CT: February 16, 2017 14:36:57 CST
INTEREST IN LEGEND LESPEDEZA CONTINUES TO GROW
Predictions swirling around for 2017 include very little improvement for beef prices and the possibility of some extended drought conditions in some regions. That means that every serious manager facing this possible scenario had better be looking for ways to manage on both sides of the ledger.

CT: February 20, 2017 13:28:06 CST
WATCH FOR SIGNS OF NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCIES
As cattle producers one of our main tasks in day-to-day and overall management is providing for the nutritional requirements of the herd.

CT: February 21, 2017 13:33:01 CST
MAKE SURE BULLS ARE READY BEFORE BREEDING SEASON
It's always a good idea to have a breeding soundness evaluation and semen check for any bull you plan to useónot only for bulls you purchase, but also the bulls you kept over from last year.

CT: February 23, 2017 14:19:06 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- IDENTITY CRISES
There are many pros and cons of being me. The pros are I have a wonderful wife and a wonderful life, while my biggest cons are a sickly body and a terrible name.

CT: February 23, 2017 14:21:13 CST
PRODUCERS CAN MAXIMIZE PREGNANCY RATES USING A.I.
Artificial insemination (AI) offers cattle producers the opportunity to use semen from high-accuracy, genetically superior sires at a fraction of the cost of purchasing a herd bull with similar genetics.

CT: February 24, 2017 14:26:03 CST
A.I. CAN CATAPULT BEEF BREEDING PROGRAMS FORWARD
The first use of artificial insemination was accomplished by Arab Sheiks who wanted to utilize bloodlines of tribal enemies. They would sneak up to the other tribe's herd at night with a mare in heat secretly collect semen from the stallion into a leather pouch and take it back to their own camp to inseminate a prize mare.

CT: February 24, 2017 14:27:51 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- DIFFERENT STRIPES
Hooter was feeling lucky. He bought the set of calves because they were cheap enough, and he had some wheat pasture for them. But being able to sell them into an up market with solid gain as the grazing ran thin was more chance than plan. He knew that, but he also couldn't help feeling just a tiny bit proud.








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