July 2018


CT: July 12, 2018 08:12:14 CST
CONTINUAL IMPROVEMENT IS A FAMILY PHILOSOPHY AT KEMPFER CATTLE CO.
You might think that after 120 years of ranching in one place, your family has it down — figured it all out, knows everything about it. If so, you're not a Kempfer.

CT: July 12, 2018 08:14:51 CST
BRAHMAN F1 IS A GOOD SOLUTION FOR THE SOUTH
Across the United States, the makeup of commercial cow herds varies to fit various environments. In the South, increased heat and humidity require cattle that are able to perform in these conditions. The ability of Brahman cattle to withstand these conditions allowed the breed to become a staple of commercial cattle production in the Deep South.

CT: July 16, 2018 15:35:21 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- DON'T BE THESE PEOPLE
I've been in some form of the auction business for 45 years and have viewed auctions from all perspectives, from buyer, consignor, ring man, auctioneer, clerk, sale manager, etc. So I speak from some experience when I say there are some folks we'd just as soon NOT show up at an auction.

CT: July 16, 2018 15:36:49 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- LOTS OF GENETIC OPPORTUNITY REMAINS
Peruse the genetic evaluation of any widely-used beef breed today. Genetic progress over time, for some traits, is nothing short of remarkable.

CT: July 16, 2018 15:38:58 CST
HORN FLIES CAN CAUSE BIG PROBLEMS FOR PRODUCERS
Horn flies are little bugs that can cause big trouble for beef producers. Wet and mild conditions this spring made for ideal breeding conditions for horn flies and, as temperatures rose in May, they showed up quickly in full force.

CT: July 16, 2018 15:40:29 CST
CALF CASTRATION SHOULD BE DONE AT A YOUNG AGE
One of the questions that I hear the most concerning castration is; when should I castrate my calves Doc?

CT: July 16, 2018 15:42:08 CST
HEAT STRESS CAN IMPACT REPRODUCTIVE PERFORMANCE
Many cattle producers are changing their calving season to late spring/early summer instead of late winter, to get away from labor-intensive calving during cold weather.

CT: July 19, 2018 08:51:28 CST
BEEF LEADERS INSTITUTE INSPIRES YOUNG PRODUCERS
Nearly 25 American Angus Association® members traveled from multiple states for an in-depth cattle industry tour through the Beef Leaders Institute (BLI).








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