February 2019


CT: February 06, 2019 15:19:46 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- DON'T LET IT SNOW
I hate snow. I know, I know, every ten inches of snow supposedly equals one inch of rain and we all need rain, but a blizzard seems to me to be an awfully inefficient and dangerous way to get your moisture.

CT: February 06, 2019 15:21:42 CST
NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCIES CAN CAUSE RETAINED PLACENTA
Most cows“clean“ soon after calving, shedding the placental membranes within 2 to 12 hours. If it takes longer than 12 hours, we usually call it a retained placenta or retained fetal membranes.

CT: February 06, 2019 15:28:00 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- DOWNSIDE RISK INCREASES
“The past few years have been a demand-driven environment where stronger than expected beef demand led to stronger than expected calf and yearling prices,“ says Josh Maples, Extension livestock economist at Mississippi State University, in an early-year issue of In the Cattle Markets.

CT: February 06, 2019 15:30:04 CST
SANTA GERTRUDIS USING NEW INNOVATIONS TO COMPETE
It's been nearly eight decades since the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) recognized Santa Gertrudis as a distinctive beef breed.

CT: February 19, 2019 07:50:19 CST
MATCH FORAGE QUALITY WITH NUTRITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Forage quality is determined by the amount of crude protein (CP), acid detergent fiber (ADF), neutral detergent fiber (NDF) and energy (total digestible nutrients, TON) present in a specific forage type and species. Forage quality moves in a simultaneous direction with maturity and fertilization. As maturity increases, overall forage quality declines. At the same time as fertilization declines, crude protein levels decrease.

CT: February 19, 2019 07:53:32 CST
COARSE FORAGES CAN LEAD TO MOUTH INFECTIONS
Winter is firmly upon us, and with the anticipation of spring ryegrass growing, most producers will still need to feed hay or other stored forages for a few more months. Since cattle have been on hay-based diets that may contain coarse forages, stems, sticks, thorns, plant awns, or other abrasive materials, it's a good idea keep an eye out for the early signs of Lumpy law.

CT: February 19, 2019 07:55:21 CST
REPRODUCTION EFFICIENCY CRUCIAL TO PROFITABILITY
Without a doubt reproductive efficiency is crucial for cow-calf herd production and profitability.

CT: February 19, 2019 07:57:48 CST
BLACK INK -- UNCOMFORTABLE CHANGE
WHAM! Tap-tap-tap. Some changes are noisy...like the current remodel and addition to our 115-year-old house. Anyone who has lived through construction dust knows the disruption.

CT: February 21, 2019 10:23:23 CST
BUYING GOOD HAY IS VERY IMPORTANT TO THE BOTTOM LINE
When shopping for a new truck, you don't buy just because the salesman says it's a good deal. Most shoppers do their research, looking at body style, fuel mileage, towing capabilities, included options and a vehicle history. Shopping for hay should also be carefully researched because making the correct purchase can drastically affect your bottom line.

CT: February 21, 2019 10:25:38 CST
OPTIMIZE CATTLE BREEDING WITH GOOD NUTRITION
The cattle industry has breeding gold standards - 85 days to rebreed, a 60-day calving window and cows in body condition score 6. But beating the average and holding your operation to a higher standard isn't just another goal; it's a philosophy with tangible, long-term benefits.

CT: February 21, 2019 10:27:27 CST
PAY ATTENTION TO DETAILS WHEN BULL SHOPPING
For commercial beef producers it is not too soon to start the process of accessing your herd bull situation for the upcoming breeding season. If you will be shopping for a bull this winter/spring, now is the time to start the process.

CT: February 21, 2019 10:29:49 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- SORT OF CLOSED
Hooter always felt a sense of righteous indignation every time he put a tax check in the mail to Uncle Sam.

CT: February 22, 2019 12:22:28 CST
IT'S THE PITT'S -- UNREAL ESTATE
Years ago I gave serious thought to getting my real estate license after I'd found a buyer for a large ranch and didn't get one thin dime out of the deal, thank you very much. Several of my road agent buddies got their licenses and every now and then you hear about one of them getting a commission check for more money than I make in a year.

CT: February 22, 2019 12:25:29 CST
TAKE STEPS TO PREPARE FOR BREEDING SEASON
In today's beef industry the margins for productivity and profitability are thin. Herd reproduction and fertility are important for profitability to occur.

CT: February 22, 2019 12:28:50 CST
SELECT FOR EARLY MATURING TRAIT IN REPLACEMENTS
The main objective in developing replacement heifers is to have them reach puberty well before the first breeding season. Having gone through several estrous cycles improves their chances of becoming pregnant in the first 20 days of that breeding season -- on the first day, if estrus synchronization and timed artificial insemination are used -- and delivering a live calf in the first 30 days of their first calving season.

CT: February 22, 2019 12:31:15 CST
CELLULAR AGRICULTURE HAS BECOME A SERIOUS POLICY ISSUE
Cellular agriculture has quickly metamorphized from an internet curiosity to a serious policy issue, and producers and consumers alike are looking for greater clarity about what this new technology might mean for their business, as well as their dinner table.

CT: February 22, 2019 12:33:12 CST
HEREFORD GENETICS SHOWCASED AT NCBA CONVENTION
The American Hereford Association (AHA) continues to leverage the breed's strengths to meet the needs of every component of the beef supply chain.

CT: February 28, 2019 13:06:20 CST
NCBA UNVEILS RESPONSE TO CLIMATE CHANGE PROPOSALS
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association's Center for Public Policy released new Cost/Benefit Principles that will help guide its decision-making process on various policy proposals regarding climate change.

CT: February 28, 2019 13:07:59 CST
TENNESSEE PRODUCER TAKES HELM OF NCBA
Jennifer Houston of Sweetwater, Tenn., was named president of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association at the organization's annual meeting in New Orleans, La., Feb. 2. Houston had served as 2018 president-elect.








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