October 2018


CT: October 08, 2018 13:19:51 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK . . . FAKED OUT - CONCLUSION
“Mama's Best Protein—bet you can't tell the difference.” That was the straightforward deceit behind Marsha Caterwauller's plan to build a fake meat company that could beat the fake meat competition by selling real meat, but calling it fake and charging higher prices.

CT: October 10, 2018 08:37:53 CST
FALL IS THE TIME OF YEAR TO GO BULL SHOPPING
Fall sale season is now in full swing, and Georgia cattlemen have numerous options to choose from in the current bull market. So, it seems logical to devote this article to a review of some of the basic principles of bull shopping.

CT: October 10, 2018 08:41:05 CST
PROTECT VACCINES WHEN WORKING CHUTE SIDE
A preventative health plan is essential when preparing weaned calves for the next segment of the industry (as a stocker or feeder). When the plan fails and illness surfaces, the first suspicion is a failure in the vaccination program. There are numerous explanations for these failures: an overwhelming pathogen challenge, stress, immunological immaturity, improper nutrition, genetically limited immunity, poor quality vaccine and improper vaccine handling.

CT: October 23, 2018 09:16:54 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- SIGNS OF A STROKE
One of the signs you're getting old is the AARP and the American Heart Association will send you pamphlets warning about the signs of a heart attack or stroke.

CT: October 23, 2018 09:38:51 CST
MANAGE HERD FOR FALL FOR INCREASED PROFITABILITY
Profitability of cow-calf operations is largely determined by cow reproductive performance. Calf crop percentage and average weaning weight are primary factors influencing both total income and cost of production. Consequently, the goal for most herds is to have a high percentage of cows wean a calf and for most of those calves to be born early in the calving season.

CT: October 23, 2018 09:41:35 CST
NOW IS THE TIME TO GET READY FOR WINTER HAZARDS
It may be hard to think about the upcoming winter during the late summer and fall while the temperature is still in the 90s, but that's the best time to get ready for potential winter hazards.

CT: October 23, 2018 09:43:32 CST
BREEDING SOUNDNESS EXAMS ARE ESSENTIAL
Breeding Soundness Exams (BSEs) for bulls should be an essential part of a beef producer's overall management plan and can be a key to fertility and high conception rates, high calving rates and the most important high weaning rates.

CT: October 23, 2018 09:45:11 CST
COW NUTRITION AFFECTS HERD PRODUCTIVITY FOR YEARS
Proper cow nutrition affects calf performance, health and survivability more than any other factor. Problems are magnified in heifers if they are not properly supplemented.

CT: October 23, 2018 09:47:44 CST
BLACK INK -- PERSPECTIVE AND CONTEXT
“You know, a dredge ditch…” I was explaining the Minnesota farm I grew up on and I was met with blank stares from some of my South Dakota State University classmates.

CT: October 23, 2018 09:49:45 CST
PRODUCERS PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO ANIMAL WELFARE
Animal welfare issues have received more attention in the press over the last few years than they had the previous century. The livestock production system and its owners and managers have paid attention to animal welfare for centuries.

CT: October 23, 2018 10:19:35 CST
HARDEE FARMS FOCUSES ON "PROFIT DRIVEN GENETICS"
Most cattle producers would agree that “Profit Driven Genetics” would be the ultimate goal for their herds. There is no question, that should be the main priority for producers, to fill their pastures with efficient, fertile, sound cattle that make money for their owners.

CT: October 23, 2018 10:22:12 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- NEW LIMIT-FED, HIGH-ENERGY STRATEGY FOR CALVES
Talk with someone about starting calves on a high-energy ration and they'll likely discount everything you have to say afterward. The reason is simple. High-energy diets fed to calves are often associated with increased morbidity, stemming from acidosis and other metabolic disorders.








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