March 2018


CT: March 01, 2018 14:00:57 CST
BRANGUS ASSOCIATION HOSTS INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR
The International Brangus® Breeders Association (IBBA) International Committee hosted guests from Ecuador, Guatemala and Nicaragua for an International Brangus Seminar Nov. 26-28 at IBBA headquarters in San Antonio, Texas.

CT: March 02, 2018 13:03:58 CST
SURVEY SHOWS GROWING APPROVAL OF CHECKOFF
An independent survey of beef producers found 74 percent continue to approve of the Beef Checkoff Program; this finding is five percent higher than the survey a year ago.

CT: March 02, 2018 13:06:48 CST
HEREFORD AND RED ANGUS FORM PARTNERSHIP
Two of the largest beef breed associations in the U.S. have teamed up to offer commercial cattlemen a groundbreaking, genetically verified program to improve their bottom line. The Red Angus Association of America and the American Hereford Association are proud to introduce the "Premium Red Baldy" program, designed to capitalize on the best traits from both breeds while developing supreme quality commercial females.

CT: March 06, 2018 12:57:48 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- FAKED OUT - PART 2
Hooter couldn't remember the last time the inside of a crew cab felt so good. His partial round of miniature golf with Myron—just Myron—on a blustery West Texas morning left his hands beyond numb. He knew they'd sting like blazes when they started to thaw.

CT: March 08, 2018 13:11:36 CST
MAKE PLANS FOR STRATEGIC FLY CONTROL IN CATTLE HERD
Every cattle farm has flies and are considered a nuisance. However, fly infestation reduces performance and certain flies are responsible for spreading diseases such as pink eye and potentially anaplasmosis.

CT: March 08, 2018 13:13:50 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- IF BUTT FOR A NAME
There's a fad occurring in the western world that I'd like to encourage. Ranch people are naming their kids rodeo-inspired words.

CT: March 13, 2018 13:52:41 CST
BONES BREAKS IN CALVES REQUIRES IMMEDIATE ATTENTION
Occasionally cattle suffer fractures, and it's generally a leg bone. Often it's a young or newborn calf, and the fractured limb should be cast or splinted.

CT: March 13, 2018 13:55:58 CST
WATER QUALITY IMPORTANT TO GOOD HEALTH OF HERD
The quantity and quality of water required by livestock are important considerations for the overall maintenance of herd health and productivity. If water is suspected of causing a health problem, seek veterinary assistance to determine a diagnosis.

CT: March 15, 2018 09:00:40 CST
BEWARE OF MINERAL DEFICIENCIES DURING WINTER MONTHS
Winter months remind us of possible nutritional concerns cattle can face. There are several nutrients that may become deficient in cattle diets, however this first in a series highlighting some more common mineral deficiencies and toxicities seen in Alabama cows will cover selenium associated problems.

CT: March 15, 2018 09:02:34 CST
CASTRATION CAN BE A USEFUL MANAGEMENT TOOL
Do you castrate your bulls? In 2006, Oklahoma State University research estimated that more than 17,000,000 bulls between one day and one year of age are castrated in the United States.

CT: March 16, 2018 13:00:07 CST
GOALS SET FOR TAMU ANIMAL SCIENCE BEEF PROGRAMS
Over the past decade, dramatic weather changes such as drought and parasites have created a set of new challenges for Texas beef cattle producers.

CT: March 16, 2018 13:04:12 CST
UT BEEF SPECIALIST ANSWERS QUESTIONS
Beef producers ask experts lots of questions designed to improve production, so to help them start 2018 with the best practices, University of Tennessee Extension Beef Cattle Specialist Jason Smith answers the four most frequently asked questions of 2017.

CT: March 16, 2018 13:14:12 CST
PRODUCERS USE SEVERAL EFFICIENCY MEASURES TO MANAGE BEEF HERDS
Cow-calf producers use a variety of efficiency measures to help manage production systems. Many of these are technical efficiencies that capture physical measures of output and input use and range from very specific measures to more broad-based values that incorporate a range of production components.

CT: March 21, 2018 13:39:19 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- SOME PENNIES MATTER MORE
It makes little sense to trip over the proverbial dollar in search of the odd penny that can be saved. It's just as defeating to ignore pools of copper that can be had for the investment of a few dollars.

CT: March 21, 2018 14:02:12 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- THE BANKRUPTCY BOOK
We've all heard of Chapter 11 and millions of folks have lived through chapters seven and 13, but where is this bankruptcy book where these chapters come from?

CT: March 22, 2018 12:50:34 CST
HORN FLY IS MOST COSTLY PEST TO SOUTHERN PRODUCERS
The most costly pest on Georgia cattle is the horn fly, and Georgia cattlemen spend over $6 million annually to combat it.

CT: March 22, 2018 12:52:34 CST
CALVING APPS MAKE RECORD KEEPING EASIER
In today's day and age, we rarely go anywhere without some kind of technology in our pocket or vehicle. Even in the livestock industry, there is an app for many of the tasks we conduct each day that can make our lives easier if we take the time to learn how to use them.

CT: March 23, 2018 10:40:42 CST
CHOOSING MINERAL SUPPLEMENTS CAN BE OVERWHELMING
With so many options available to offer a mineral supplement, many cattle producers often get overwhelmed at the feed counter. Most cattle producers recognize that while minerals and vitamins only account for a small portion of a cow's intake, they are vital to proper animal functions such as growth, immune function, reproduction, and even nervous system function.

CT: March 23, 2018 10:42:39 CST
MAKE SURE NEWBORN CALVES RECEIVE ADEQUATE COLOSTRUM
With spring fast approaching, many of us are well into calving season. An awareness of potential post-calving complications and disorders can be helpful when preparing to deal with problems we may encounter in our beef herds. One frequent problem encountered during calving season is failure of passive transfer (FPT), which occurs when a newborn calf does not receive adequate colostrum.

CT: March 26, 2018 14:50:04 CST
PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO FIRST-CALF HEIFERS
For cattle producers, heifers that have just given birth to their first calf (first-calf heifers) are the toughest group of females to manage. Giving birth for the first time is a shocking experience for a heifer, but stress associated with the first birth also is confounded with numerous other management-related issues.

CT: March 27, 2018 14:19:58 CST
DEMAND MORE WHEN BUYING A HERD SIRE
Bull buying season is well underway throughout the cow-calf regions across the country. If your calving season starts in January, you may have already made your herd sire selections for this year's breeding season. If your calving season starts a bit later, you may be in the midst of making herd sire selections.

CT: March 30, 2018 14:35:22 CST
CONSIDERABLE LOSSES CAN OCCUR DUE TO TOXIC PLANTS IN PASTURES
Considerable losses to the livestock industry occur every year due to toxicoses (or poisonings) from poisonous plants.

CT: March 30, 2018 14:38:46 CST
IMPROVE HERD EFFICIENCY TO TAKE OPERATION TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Being a successful cattle producer requires taking a "systems approach" to management. In other words, there are many aspects of our beef cattle operation that we can look at to determine where efficiencies can be improved to help take us to the next level.








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