|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.
|PRECONDITION FOR PERFORMANCE, QUALITY AND CASH|
|05/01/2015 03:50 PM|
It's been talked about for 60 years. It's better for animals, preferred by most cattle feeders and could provide a 169 percent return on investment.
|HIGH DEMAND FOR REPLACEMENTS AT ABBA NATIONAL F1 SALE|
|05/01/2015 03:49 PM|
The 28th Annual American Brahman Breeders Association (ABBA) National F1 & Texas Brahman Association (TBA) Sale showed a high demand for F1 replacement females as averages for the sale were among top prices of any female replacement sale this year.
|BLACK INK -- THE ROAD TO GREATNESS|
|04/24/2015 05:07 PM|
Maybe you're just starting out in the cattle business, or maybe you've been in it for decades and thought you'd seen it all by now. Either way, this is an exciting time when you can be sure of great risk and, potentially, great rewards.
|SALACOA VALLEY BRANGUS BULLS AVERAGE $6,274|
|04/23/2015 05:54 PM|
Cool temperatures and beginning spring grass greeted a nice crowd of Brangus enthusiasts at the Salacoa Valley Farms Customer Appreciation Sale.
|IT'S THE PITTS -- COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS|
|04/22/2015 03:54 PM|
I've read that many writers have a hard time letting themselves be happy. I don't know if it's the actual writing that causes depression, or if depressed people are just drawn to the job.
|DOES MINIMIZING PRODUCTION COSTS ALWAYS MAKE SENSE?|
|04/21/2015 03:53 PM|
Beef production costs center largely around the three F's Feed, Fertilizer and Fuel. The costs of all three of these commodities are generally volatile and it's doubtful this will ever change.
|THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- STICK IT IN THE CURVE|
|04/20/2015 03:45 PM|
What do you mean she just disappeared? Vernon Caterwauller repeated into the phone. His face turned a paler shade of bleached chalk.
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Re: UPS/Cashier's check question
Craig Miller wrote:gimpyrancher wrote:Luca Brasi wrote:Does anyone think that a lawyer, a Congressman or anything else is going to get that letter found any quicker? No one wants to deal with such an irate customer. It's not like they're not tryin...
Re: Forgetful Cows
It isn;t always the cow. I've seen cows bed her calf and half an hour later the calf get up and wander off all by itself. We had a heifer calf I called Amelia. Momma would bed her down nice and snug and wander of eating and Amelia would get up ...
Re: Show your bull(s) - Put a pic up
Arcadia Stockyard - I don't know where you sell at, but this is about as close to Myakka as you can get. I don't know anything about these breeders, but they might present an option. On a side note, the owner of Arcadia Stockyard, Carl McKettr...
Re: Moving calves across water ?
I had one this week cross with the 15' deep creek running brim full. I was there cutting up a tree that had split in the wind. Her calf crossed first with no issue. Mama got swept down about 10 yards and slammed into a flooded tree about 5 yards o...
Re: any mule people on here lets see some pics.
That sure is a good looking animal VAAngus. What's a gaited mule?
Re: Praying for Hay Weather
I just sectioned off my hayfield with hot wire . I'm turning the cows in an acre at a time until they graze it down . The Bermuda grass runners are 4 ft long and the grass is matting up and dieing . I have to get it off the field one way or another .
Re: Army Worm Control
I spray with seven when the worms are about a half inch long . The residual will usually take care of hatchlings for about 2 weeks after you spray unless you get rain .
Re: Sold another RAM truck.
All diesel is low sulfur now the dye is just untaxed.http://www.clean-diesel.org/nonroad.html
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