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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: what do quality cattle look like?
Just fact I must be better at pickin Hereford and Angus and suck at Char.I don't retain I raise to mash scales and turn grass to cash.

Re: Cow Teeth Interpretation ?
Aaron wrote:The cow in question just couldn't maintain condition anymore - and if they can't, they won't survive the winter here without being babied.I cull about one per year that is slow moving. No idea how old they are. They are usually herfs t...

Re: Lute
bse wrote:100% response over 3 1/2 days is amazing,Do you have enough bull power for clean up ?

Re: Don't know what's going on. Very worried.
branguscowgirl wrote:Aspiration pneumonia is the term that I believe you are looking for.Glad there are some smart people on these boards.

Re: ? about Multimin 90
Ky hills wrote:I am wondering if Multimin 90 in addition would be beneficial?Multi Min will send you a couple studies that show a small increase in pregnancy rate when using their product. Hard to know how the kind of cattle and kind of soil and k...

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I'm still ticked that David Milch/HBO walked away from Deadwood before "finishing" it. Now I won't even start on a new series until it's got at least one to three solid seasons under its belt, and some amount of critical and popular acclaim. Did I...

Re: Grandmaster Calf 2
Great job on your breeding so Ron!! Exceptional in fact!Love how your calves are coming along also!

Re: Milk Replacer Rookie
That is correct. If it sits all day it will be souring by feeding time. You will be able to smell it and it will be slimy feeling. I've seen it like that from where the kids didn't wash the bucket very good. Also the weavers are more because they ...



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