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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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Breeds Board ? Re: Parthenais Cattle
cashela wrote:
Hi,
I'm new to the board and not quite sure how to search but I saw this post after seeing a photo of a Parthenais on facebook and I have a friend who has some cattle and is very inter...

Artificial Insemination (AI) for Cattle ? Re: Opinions on 2 Angus Bulls
LCBulls wrote:
Air gator wrote:NEFarmWife,
Thanks for the feedback on Comrade.
I think he will add some style to some females.
I don't know how LD Capitalist didn't end up with one of the big semen co...

Coffee Shop ? Re: Pot
Son of Butch wrote:
Saw a similar burlap bag for sale with Bill Clinton and Barrack Obama on it..... $13
under $10 I would have bought.


Friend found a bundle of these in a building they are clearing o...

Health & Nutrition ? Re: Baby Calves and Buzzards
Recently a guy a couple of counties East was fined $10,000 for shooting a hawk that was wearing out his quail preserve. After that I called the state Wildlife folks about a permit to take black vul...

Breeds Board ? Re: Corriente bull for beef heifers????
Louisiana[/quote]South west Louisiana sorry



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