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NUTRITION OF REPLACEMENTS KEY TO PRODUCTIVITY
06/29/2015 02:55 PM
The replacement heifer is the foundation of a productive cowherd, and it is important to give her the best chance at having a long and productive life in the herd.

THE BRAHMAN F1 WORKS WELL FOR SOUTHERN PRODUCERS
06/29/2015 02:46 PM
Across the United States, the makeup of commercial cow herds varies to fit various environments. In the South, increased heat and humidity require cattle that are able to perform in these conditions.

IT'S THE PITTS -- LITTLE CHUCK
06/19/2015 03:22 PM
Chipoltle wants their pork to come from free-rooting hogs who eat non GMO rations and sleep in deeply bedded barns and Panera Bread came out with a No-No list of things they want no part of, including artificial preservatives, colors, sweeteners and flavors.

MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND JUNIOR BRAHMAN SHOW
06/19/2015 03:15 PM
Don't miss the largest family event in the Brahman breed July 6-11, 2015, at the Four States Fairgrounds in Texarkana, Ark.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS CAN INCREASE HOOF ISSUES
06/18/2015 03:50 PM
It has only been recently that much of the cattleman's concerns focused on drought and widespread lack of moisture needed to grow pastures and forages. These conditions remain in many parts of the country. However, other areas including widespread parts of the southern US have “enjoyed” substantial if not excessive rainfalls over recent weeks and months. While this greatly improves forage growing conditions in these areas, a host of other problems develop with the high, sustained moisture levels.

GENETRUST AT CAVENDER'S NECHES RIVER RANCH SALE HELD APRIL 25
06/18/2015 03:49 PM
An enthusiastic crowd full of familiar faces, as well as breeders new to the Brangus breed, filled the sale pavilion at Cavender's Neches River Ranch to appraise a tremendously youthful offering of registered and commercial Brangus females.

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- P.R. AND OTHER HORRORS
06/16/2015 04:00 PM
Anyone who knows G.W. understands that he would rather use a toothbrush to scrub the inside of a squeeze chute—in subzero weather—than have anyone entertain the possibility that he's not taking care of business.

HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- BEEF DEMAND HOLDS UP AGAINST INCREASING COMPETITION
05/21/2015 05:10 PM
“Large year-over-year increases in U.S. chicken and pork production have been a theme across all meat and poultry markets, and rightly so. Those increases, compounded by lackluster exports, have dropped wholesale pork and chicken prices dramatically,” say analysts with the Livestock marketing Information Center (LMIC), in the organization's recent Livestock Monitor.

NEVER TOO SOON TO PLAN FOR HAY AND PASTURE NEEDS
05/21/2015 05:09 PM
For many producers the last four or five years have been particularly challenging, especially when it came to providing for the forage needs of the cow herd.

IT'S THE PITTS -- NOW WHAT DO I DO?
05/11/2015 05:40 PM
I hope I never have to retire because, quite frankly, I'm not very good at it. My friends can't understand why I don't want to retire while I can't understand why they worked their entire lives doing something they can't wait to quit.

HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- ELEPHANT LESSONS
05/07/2015 05:16 PM
If you ever wondered how important it is for cattle producers to take seriously even the most preposterous allegations levied by activist groups, consider the long winding road involving circus elephants.

PRODUCERS MIGHT WANT TO CONSIDER CREEP FEEDING
05/05/2015 05:49 PM
Creep feeding, like so many management practices, has been around for a long time. In the current cattle markets, with the value of calves at all-time highs, producing the extra pounds of beef can pay substantial dividends.



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Milk Fever
I had my first ever case of milk fever last night. One of my better cows had a beautiful bull calf around 5pm and seemed to be a bit unsteady on her feet. But she was getting around and cleaning the calf so I wasn't worried. About 9pm I went back ...

No Obama phone needed
Went to see a new chiropractor this week. Young fella so he should be around for awhile unless he dies in some firey car crash resulting from him trying to steal a kiss from the sweet thing sitting beside him. Fella would have made a good wrestl...

Re: COOL, importing foreign beef & the producers response?
I agree with you Lucky I don't want nothing to do with fsa or nrcs.

Re: Rubic's Gates
ga.prime wrote:No, it is impossible. Neither can you teach not to throw trash out the window in an otherwise pristine landscape even when you clue them in that Publix Supermarket plastic water bottles are a direct link to Florida.There you go prof...

Re: Opinions on this replacement
Big Cheese wrote:Not trying to be rude here Cowgirl but why not Charolais? If your weaning 600 pounders now they would be 700 pounders with a Charolais!Weight is all relative. Depends on your breeding season and how many you wean. Half our crop wi...

Re: What hot fescue looks like
Old spouse's tale, banjo, at least for the pinkeye deal, and I've got some significant doubts about the seedhead deal too - goats are way more discriminating about what they'll eat than cows... the old 'eating tin cans' thing is way off the mark. ...

Re: Rotational grazing
What AF & Banjo said. Cut 'em up into smaller divisions; with your numbers, you can stretch it out more.Paddocks here are approximately 5 acres. 75 cows+20 spring calves...moving 'em about every 1.5 days, some paddocks have better cover, and they ...

Re: 3 month old heifers
As always, your animals are amazing. She sure is eye candy!



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