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FALL IS THE TIME OF YEAR TO GO BULL SHOPPING
10/10/2018 10:49 AM
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.

PROTECT VACCINES WHEN WORKING CHUTE SIDE
10/10/2018 10:48 AM
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.

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK . . . FAKED OUT - CONCLUSION
10/08/2018 03:23 PM
“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.

PLAN FOR FALL AND WINTER NUTRITION NOW
09/28/2018 04:28 PM
We are approaching the time of year when forage quality is at its worse. In some parts of the state we are already there due to lack of rain. There is quite a bit of research about the impact of nutrition on cow reproduction. More recently, research is clearly showing that the nutrition of a cow while she is incubating a calf, from conception to birth, has a major influence on the calf's future health and productivity.

TEXAS A&M RELEASES NEW ACE COWPEA
09/27/2018 04:23 PM
A new forage cowpea variety – Ace – blends a number of desirable characteristics into into a well-rounded option for livestock, wildlife and improved soil health, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research expert.

MONITOR PRODUCTION EFFICIENCY FOR MAXIMUM RETURN
09/26/2018 04:57 PM
While economic efficiency measures focus on optimal use of inputs relative to the value of outputs in cow-calf operations, changes in output values or input costs can lead to improved returns due solely to changing market conditions while masking stagnant or even declining physical productivity.

VITAMINS ARE NEEDED FOR GOOD HERD HEALTH
09/24/2018 04:11 PM
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?

BLACK INK -- UNCONVENTIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT
09/24/2018 04:10 PM
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.

MANY PRODUCERS WORK TOWARD "LOW STRESS HANDLING"
09/18/2018 04:52 PM
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.

CHINESE ARE KEY TO CATTLE MARKET PROSPECTS
09/18/2018 04:51 PM
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.

IMPORTANT TO TAKE STEPS TO PREVENT DISEASE IN CALVES
09/18/2018 04:50 PM
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.

IT'S THE PITTS -- NAME YOUR POISON
09/18/2018 04:50 PM
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.



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Cattle Sales ? Re: What is happening south of the border?
What market? DOW is higher. NASDAQ down a little.
Cattle down slightly because of cattle on feed report.

Trucks, Tractors and Machinery ? Re: A little extreme.......
Only a wannabe

Health & Nutrition ? Re: Baby Calves and Buzzards
Last year was the first year we've ever had fall calving. We never had issues with buzzards up until then. Had to stop banning our bull calves at birth because of them. That greatly reduced the pro...

Health & Nutrition ? Re: 2 week old calf with slightly curved out back leg
Over the years we have had a number of calves with issues but they all seem to grow out of it. This year we had one born with a bent tail head and would walk sideways. But after about 8 weeks you w...

Coffee Shop ? Re: Pot
Son of Butch wrote:
New motor vehicle study came out this month showing a 4% increase in car accidents in the States that have
legalized marijuana. Body shop owners in other states should be getting...

Sports, Hunting, Fishing and Wildlife ? Re: Bill Self - KU, has a Problem
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Bright Raven wrote:TennesseeTuxedo wrote:You?ve become quite the sports aficionado haven?t you?


I don't watch but I like to follow the news on sports. Not sure why.

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