May 2018


CT: May 01, 2018 08:27:42 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- EXPANSION WONDERMENTS
Further expansion of the U.S. beef cowherd remains a possibility this year, but seems less likely than when the year began. More than usual, plenty depends on weather and demand.

CT: May 02, 2018 15:27:47 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- SOYMANELLA POISONING
I don't know about you but I became a little irritated when I read that two of the three largest meat processors have made sizable investments in upstarts that produce fake meat.

CT: May 02, 2018 15:29:54 CST
SPRINGTIME BRINGS POTENTIAL FOR GRASS TETANY
Springtime brings the growth of new spring grasses, but also the potential for grass tetany.

CT: May 07, 2018 14:11:11 CST
PAY ATTENTION TO BULL MANAGEMENT
Before the breeding season begins, a few simple management procedures involving the bulls can increase the likelihood of a high pregnancy percentage among the cows.

CT: May 07, 2018 14:13:39 CST
CODY GARISS NAMED NEW CEO/PRESIDENT OF GENETRUST
The GENETRUST partners are pleased to announce the promotion of Cody Gariss to the lead role as CEO/PRESIDENT of GENETRUST.

CT: May 08, 2018 13:44:54 CST
GOOD HERD HEALTH PROGRAM ESSENTIAL FOR SUCCESS
Most beef cattle producers understand the importance of keeping cattle healthy. A good herd health program is an essential part of any farm or ranch management program.

CT: May 08, 2018 13:46:48 CST
NOW'S THE TIME TO SCHEDULE BREEDING SOUNDNESS EXAMS
Although the spring calving season may still be ongoing, the next breeding season is only a few weeks away. Now is the time to schedule the old and new bulls for their pre-breeding soundness examination.

CT: May 09, 2018 15:33:16 CST
GENETIC SELECTION TOOLS CAN INCREASE PROFITS
The use of genetic selection tools by cattle breeders has resulted in significant changes within the majority of major breeds over the last 30 years. With a few exceptions, the overwhelming genetic trend for milk, weaning weight, and mature weight over that time has been for more.

CT: May 09, 2018 15:34:54 CST
REDUCE FLOOD RISKS WITH GOOD MANAGEMENT PRACTICES
This time of year seems to be a never-ending battle with Mother Nature. As the rain pours down, water levels in ditches, creeks, rivers and storm drains rise rapidly, increasing flood risk in urban and rural areas.

CT: May 14, 2018 14:58:37 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- FAKED OUT - PART THREE
“…Mama's Best Protein—Bet you can't tell the difference,” said the whiny voice recording of Marsha Caterwauler.

CT: May 15, 2018 15:22:54 CST
BEEF IMPROVEMENT FEDERATION IS CELEBRATING 50 YEARS IN 2018
The Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) is celebrating 50 years in 2018. Themed “Elevating the Industry,” the Annual Meeting and Research Symposium is poised not only to celebrate the last 50 years but launch into the next 50.

CT: May 16, 2018 14:55:44 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- WHEN AMAZON SELLS BULLS
High tech has destroyed businesses, turned Main Street into a ghost town, and driven your Fed Ex and UPS delivery person to sheer exhaustion. Forget the mall, Americans are shopping on their cell phones.

CT: May 17, 2018 14:45:06 CST
NOW IS THE TIME TO PLAN FOR DROUGHT
This time of the year most of us are beginning to enjoy warmer temperatures and green pastures. Very few people woke up this morning thinking about drought. That topic won't enter our minds for another few months. By that time, however, drought might become one of the dominant topics on everyone's mind.

CT: May 17, 2018 14:47:12 CST
BREEDING DECISIONS CAN REDUCE CALVING PROBLEMS
Beef heifers experience calving difficulty, or dystocia, more frequently than do mature cows.

CT: May 21, 2018 14:33:00 CST
BSE EXAMS FOR BULLS ARE VERY IMPORTANT
Many factors play a role in fertility and breeding ability in bulls, including semen quality, soundness, desire to breed cows, etc.

CT: May 22, 2018 13:42:00 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- CONSOLIDATED PARADOX
Consolidation — and concentration, in some cases — continues in agriculture, due in part to both specialization and the alarming fact that there's lots less agricultural land remaining than many suspected.

CT: May 24, 2018 13:44:22 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- NO WEIGH
I have been a bona fide breeder of purebred cattle three different times with three different breeds during three different decades, with a grand total of 17 registered cows. So I am aware of the importance of performance data and record keeping.

CT: May 25, 2018 12:59:42 CST
GRANT AWARDED TO STUDY PRENATAL STRESS IMPACTS
A $382,800 federal grant will fund research to identify the impacts of prenatal stress on beef cattle DNA, white blood cells, other tissue and subsequent changes in genetics related to temperament, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist.

CT: May 29, 2018 14:59:15 CST
BLACK INK -- KEEPING AFTER IT
“You're a great mom!” When people say that, I hope it's true.

CT: May 31, 2018 14:48:51 CST
TIMING IS IMPORTANT WHEN DEWORMING CATTLE
Warm weather and green grass are right around the corner for most parts of the southern US, and now is the time that we should be thinking about protecting our cattle on pasture.








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