September 2018


CT: September 04, 2018 13:22:49 CST
EXPERTS ADVISE TO KEEP AN EYE ON EXPORT MARKETS
The impact of U.S. beef exports on calf prices continues to rise as experts advise ranchers to stay abreast of trade developments globally.

CT: September 04, 2018 13:24:55 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- SLOW MOVING TRAFFIC
If all the cars in the world were placed end to end... they'd probably be behind a slow moving cattle truck.

CT: September 05, 2018 14:19:35 CST
CREEP FEEDING AND GOOD MANAGEMENT YIELD BENEFITS
Cow-calf producers often simply view creep feeding as a way to increase calf weaning weights beyond what can be produced with mother's milk and available forage. However, the benefits of creep feeding can reach well beyond weaning weight.

CT: September 06, 2018 15:27:43 CST
IT IS ALMOST WEANING TIME . . . NOW WHAT?
Fall means weaning time for many producers. While temperatures may not feel like fall for a few more months, it is time to think about your management strategy or preconditioning program this fall.

CT: September 06, 2018 15:29:28 CST
TAKE STEPS TO PREVENT PNEUMONIA IN HERD
Bovine pneumonia is one of the most common causes of death in cattle that we see here at the diagnostic laboratory. When animals are submitted to us with a history of losing multiple animals on the farm, pneumonia is often to blame.

CT: September 07, 2018 13:50:44 CST
DON'T LET UNDER-PERFORMING COWS HIDE IN HERD
There is a mountain of good research data out there that shows that one of the best cattle herd management strategies is a defined breeding season.

CT: September 07, 2018 13:52:36 CST
BREEDING SOUNDNESS EXAMS ARE NOT JUST FOR BULLS
On average, 15-20 percent of the beef herd is replaced each year. Chances are, if you are raising your own females, you already have your eye on the next set of replacements.

CT: September 10, 2018 10:42:05 CST
TAKE STEPS TO KEEP HERD'S IMMUNE SYSTEM HEALTHY
No, the germ theory is still alive and well and scientific fact. The theory states that many infectious diseases are caused by microorganisms such as bacteria and viruses. It was proposed as far back as the 16th century, but not until Louis Pasteur's research in the mid-1800s demonstrated a relationship between germs and disease did the theory actually gain acceptance.

CT: September 10, 2018 10:43:32 CST
SADDLE & SIRLOIN TO HONOR ROB BROWN
R.A. “Rob” Brown, Jr. of Throckmorton, Texas, has been selected as the 2018 inductee into the Saddle and Sirloin Portrait Gallery. He represents the fourth generation of the Brown family ranching legacy in Texas.

CT: September 14, 2018 14:28:55 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- VALUE OF GAIN OFFERS STOCKER OPPORTUNITY
Although calf prices will likely continue to decline seasonally, they remain at a higher level than many expected when the year began. Plus, value of gain continues to offer opportunity for adding more weight to calves before selling.

CT: September 17, 2018 15:38:02 CST
TRY OTHER WINTER FEEDING OPTIONS WHEN HAY IS SCARCE
Fortunately, drought and soil moisture conditions are improving for much of the U.S. However, due to a cool spring in some areas and dry conditions during much of the growing season, hay supplies are low in many areas.

CT: September 18, 2018 14:35:15 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- NAME YOUR POISON
Today's lesson is about poisonous plants, dangerous delectables and fatal feedstuffs. I'm talking nightshade, lupine, milkweed, and the poison used to kill Socrates: hemlock.

CT: September 18, 2018 14:39:56 CST
IMPORTANT TO TAKE STEPS TO PREVENT DISEASE IN CALVES
Many of you will have calves arriving soon, either as newborns or stocker calves, and despite all the advances in health management, some calves will still get sick.

CT: September 18, 2018 14:41:22 CST
CHINESE ARE KEY TO CATTLE MARKET PROSPECTS
The one thing certain in commodity markets is ambiguity. Ag Resource Company president Dan Basse, however, provided a bit of clarity and foresight at the Certified Angus Beef ® (CAB®) brand's Feeding Quality Forum last week in Sioux City, Iowa.

CT: September 18, 2018 14:44:34 CST
MANY PRODUCERS WORK TOWARD "LOW STRESS HANDLING"
During the past 20 years there have been improvements made in the designs of cattle working facilities and in the handling of cattle when being processed during routine vaccinations, at slaughter plants, etc. but some cattle operations still need to “tune up” their handling methods.

CT: September 24, 2018 14:01:27 CST
BLACK INK -- UNCONVENTIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT
Sounds of thunder interrupted the radio blaring on our front porch. With binoculars we watched lightning strikes in the distance, waiting for a dispatcher's voice to say the call number 9210. When those numerals rang out over the storm, we knew the lightning had turned to wildfire. It was time to get in the truck and go.

CT: September 24, 2018 14:06:51 CST
VITAMINS ARE NEEDED FOR GOOD HERD HEALTH
Anybody who's strolled through the feed store or co-op lately to price mineral-vitamin mixes knows that vitamins have shot up in price. A logical question then, is this: Are vitamins necessary or just an expensive luxury that the cows can get by without?








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