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DEMAND HIGH AT SALACOA VALLEY FALL SALE
01/27/2016 05:43 PM
Beautiful fall weather greeted Brangus buyers from 12 states at the Salacoa Valley Farms Fall Bull and Female Sale.

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- HIGH-TECH EXTERMINATION
01/22/2016 02:18 PM
It was the shadow that Hooter noticed first—a roundish dark blob shimmering on the water of the tank he was checking. Then he could make out a rhythmic noise—not quite mechanical but not natural—coming from above.

IT'S THE PITTS -- THE BLUE BOOK
01/22/2016 02:17 PM
My first experience in commercial agriculture was as a six year old sharecropper when I turned one of my mom's tiny flower beds into a radish ranch. My cash crop consisted of two rows planted way too close together and I waited impatiently for the first green sign that my crop would not fail.

A PRACTICAL UNDERSTANDING OF CHELATED TRACE MINERALS
01/21/2016 05:41 PM
It's fairly well understood by most producers that minerals have to be supplemented to cattle at all stages of production if they want optimal performance. The different formulations for mineral supplements are as numerous as stars in the sky.

MISSOURI GOVERNOR RECOGNIZES NICK HAMMETT
01/14/2016 12:43 PM
Jefferson City, Mo. – Missouri beef industry professional Nick Hammett, from Ashland, Mo., was recognized by Gov. Jay Nixon and Director of Agriculture Richard Fordyce at the 46th Missouri Governor's Conference on Agriculture with the 2015 Missouri Beef Cattle Legacy Award, recognizing him for leadership in Missouri's beef cattle industry.

PASTURE LEGUMES CAN ADD "SOMETHING FOR NOTHING"
01/14/2016 12:42 PM
Adding Protein and Nitrogen -- We have all been cautioned to be skeptical of the idea of getting “something for nothing.” “If it's too good to be true, it probably is.”

IT'S THE PITTS -- GETTING HAMMERED
01/08/2016 05:28 PM
The soundtrack of my life has been the chant of an auctioneer.

CREATE MANAGEMENT CALENDAR FOR NEW YEAR
01/07/2016 05:42 PM
As we wind down 2015 and get ready for 2016 it's always interesting to pull out the crystal ball and take a look at the coming year. We can all agree on one thing, the cattle markets have likely been the topic of many/most coffee shop discussions during 2015.

HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- LOOKING AHEAD IN THE REARVIEW
01/06/2016 05:35 PM
Mirrors make for some of the most imprecise crystal balls. Yet, there's little doubt that the easiest identified reflections from last year will loom large in markets throughout 2016.

PREPARE CATTLE FACILITIES FOR WINTER AND BEYOND
12/28/2015 12:57 PM
In the brief, post-harvest, fall season before daylight grows short and the first frost prevents cattle from grazing in the pasture, farmers and ranchers running cow-calf operations finally have the time and labor available to prepare their facilities for the long winter ahead.

ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING LEADS TO OPTIMUM ANIMAL WELL-BEING
12/28/2015 12:56 PM
When it comes to cattle comfort, small investments can make a big difference.

MAKE MANAGEMENT DECISIONS WITH END GOALS IN MIND
12/28/2015 12:55 PM
Often when beef cattle producers make management, breeding, or culling decisions, it is with a short term goal in mind. That goal is often improving profits or animal performance.



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Re: Your thoughts: DUI drugs/alcohol, bad wreck...consequenc
JMJ Farms wrote: That's intent in my book.I've been around lots of people that drink a few and drive home. I've never, ever heard any of them say "i'm going to go cause an accident and kill someone" before they drive away.

Re: Craigslist selling
What I've found from my experience is folks looking for replacements don't wantbto deal with sale barns.

Re: what do quality cattle look like?
My bull is traveler also and I've had 29 calves off of him , all black except 3. 2 were rat tail off the same char cow and 1 is yeller and a nice heifer I'm keeping out of last yrs crop.

Re: Grandmaster Calf 2
Good looking calf!

Re: Prayers Needed
Will be praying for him and his family.

Prayers Needed
Our Church's Pastor, who is also my Uncle, wasn't feeling well this morning during service. Well after services his' wife and daughter took him to the ER. Ended up he had what they believed to be septic, so they started him on Antibiotics, and flu...



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