January 2017


CT: January 10, 2017 14:06:31 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- FEWER AND BIGGER
Whether the proverbial chicken or egg, another round of agricultural consolidation appears to be spurred along by suppliers dealing with narrow margins.

CT: January 12, 2017 15:34:41 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- CATTLE TRAITING
Expected progeny differences (EPD's) have done wonders in improving the quality of our cattle. My only problem with EPD's is there aren't enough of them for traits that I'm most interested in.

CT: January 12, 2017 15:36:41 CST
TAKING A LOOK AT 2017 FOR CATTLE PRODUCERS
It's time to drag out the trusty crystal ball and take a look at what 2017 has in store for the beef cattle industry. For this to make sense we need to consider where we came from and how we got to where we are.

CT: January 16, 2017 14:28:40 CST
IBBA ANNUAL MEETING TO BE HELD FEBRUARY 10-11, 2017
The International Brangus Breeders Association's (IBBA) 2017 Annual Meeting & Convention is scheduled for February 10-11 in San Antonio, Texas.

CT: January 23, 2017 14:59:45 CST
ADVISORY TEAM CAN BE BENEFICIAL TO OPERATION
Most beef cattle operations have various individuals that the owner and/or manager can go to for advice in the many areas of management and operational matters. Often this is informal and includes those individuals having some level of input on a daily, weekly, monthly, etc. basis.

CT: January 24, 2017 13:34:53 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- BULLISH APPROACHES
Hooter McCormick always loved a bull sale. At least he did when the bulls were worth bidding.

CT: January 26, 2017 13:22:57 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- YOU CAN NEVER BE NEW AGAIN
Farmers and ranchers, I was thinking of you today. You hardly ever write any more. When I started writing this column 35 years ago I got lots of letters. Paul Harvey once sent me a box of 1,400 letters addressed to me. But not so much anymore.

CT: January 26, 2017 13:26:17 CST
RESEARCH TRIALS FOCUS ON WINTER PASTURE STOCKING
Profits in stocker production can be as green as winter pastures when conditions are right and producers apply correct stocking strategies, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research expert.

CT: January 27, 2017 15:35:04 CST
PASTURES REQUIRE REST AND RECOVERY FOLLOWING DROUGHT
The winter is typically a time that we count on for rainfall and cooler temperatures in the Southeast. By the time you read this article, significant rainfall may have fallen around the state already. However, this does not mean we are "out of the woods" on drought conditions.

CT: January 27, 2017 15:37:49 CST
PRODUCERS MUST MANAGE DRASTIC WEATHER SHIFTS
One of the joys of living in the south is the often mild winters we experience. However, as I write this article, we've currently just experienced one of the weather swings that Mississippi is famous for. A Friday of temperatures hovering in the upper 30's to low 40's to a Saturday of almost 80 to a Sunday of freezing rain and sleet.

CT: January 30, 2017 14:26:24 CST
DROUGHT CAUSES SHORTAGE OF HORSE QUALITY HAY
Though we have received some beneficial rains the last few weeks the availability of hay, especially horse quality hay, is something that will continue to be problematic for several more months.

CT: January 30, 2017 14:28:19 CST
PROPER BULL SELECTION CAN INCREASE RETURNS
The past few years have seen a dramatic downturn in calf prices from historic highs to the lowest prices in four or five years. Unfortunately, some input prices are slow to come down while other inputs still remain high; thus causing a strain on budgets.








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