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FOCUS ON FERTILITY: THE BULL SIDE OF THE EQUATION
02/23/2015 03:47 PM
In a productive, profitable cattle operation, fertility is absolutely critical. From the most basic of perspectives, fertility, in both male and female animals, is the capability for creating life.

BRIGGS RANCHES HOSTS TWO-DAY SANTA GERTRUDIS EVENT
02/19/2015 05:52 PM
The 11th annual Briggs Santa Gertrudis Commercial Female and Bull Sale and 37th annual Tri Star Registered Female Sale found strong demand from 163 willing buyers representing 13 states and the countries of Mexico and Nicaragua.

NEW BULLS REQUIRE ADDED MANAGEMENT
02/12/2015 05:42 PM
It's that time! It's that time of the year when many producers begin giving thought to the future of their cow herd. Given current cattle markets, these are important considerations. One major decision many producers will make will be whether or not they will need to buy a new bull or bulls to replace current animals in the herd.

IT'S THE PITTS -- WHAT'S IN YOUR KIT?
02/10/2015 05:40 PM
Livestock publications this time of year often run articles on Spring calving. These articles always start with instructions to make sure your fences are tight, you are well rested, and that you are on good terms with a veterinarian so that when you call the vet at 2:00 AM with a calving issue he or she is going to pop right out of bed and drive 60 miles in a blizzard to your place to deliver a calf. Ha ha ha. Like that's gonna happen.

HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- PLANNING THE LIKELY FUTURE
02/09/2015 05:41 PM
Notwithstanding the collapse of cattle futures prices that ended last year and welcomed the new one, cattle prices remain near historic highs.

WILL REPUBLICAN CONTROL OF SENATE MEAN TAX REFORM?
02/04/2015 05:44 PM
Now that Republicans will control the Senate, the question arises whether this will result in tax reform, or at least impact how the IRS conducts its business.

SHORT SUPPLIES, HIGH DEMAND BOOSTS PROFITS
02/03/2015 05:52 PM
Mississippi's beef cattle producers just experienced the best year in history, and 2015 looks equally promising.

SALACOA VALLEY BRANGUS SALE AVERAGES $7,047
01/29/2015 05:22 PM
Cool temperatures and brisk fall weather produced a hot Brangus sale in Georgia.

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- START YOUR ENGINES
01/26/2015 04:01 PM
“Just a little easier than spotting a bull moose in a one-horse trailer,” Myron said. He was telling Hooter and Roy Bean “Benny” Wilson how he discovered the perfect chink in the corporate armor of Cornelius Highbottom III.

IT'S THE PITTS -- HOME IS WHERE THE HOG IS
01/23/2015 05:52 PM
When I was a youngster, in the formative stages of my life, the place where I resided was the home of the most hated hog in America. Pancakes was her name and she was by far the smartest animal I have ever raised.

USE OF EGG PROTEINS CAN HELP PRODUCE A STRONG, HEALTHY CALF
01/21/2015 04:03 PM
Virtually every cattleman will tell you that the success of his operation is dependent on producing healthy, productive replacements. The nutrition and health management of newborn calves is a constant topic of concern, and every producer is looking for a cost-effective, magic combination of products and practices that result in healthy calves on a consistent basis.

BLACK INK -- HIGH STEAKS
01/15/2015 05:40 PM
“You get what you pay for” is a saying that often assumes limitations. It comes to mind when you or a friend find disappointment in a supposed bargain.



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Re: Birth Defects this year
Andyva wrote:The Game Chicken industry usually conducted business in secret as much as possible. Didn't save them from radical animal extremists. Openness, transparency, and public education is probably a better tool than the ostrich maneuver, and...

Re: Cow Down?
kucala5 wrote:Ok, she is getting up, stands a few seconds then down she goes. The calf is up and vigorous. Should I move him out of the area so he doesn't get hurt?That's excellent news, don't give up. Feed, water and rotate her. I would give he...

Re: What am I missing? Pharo Bull sale
toughntender wrote:The one thing that all of these studies leave out and is probably the most important part of the equation is frame score. Cow weight in the absence of a frame score measurement means very little. A 1400 pound frame 3 will look...

Re: Implants
Bigfoot wrote:Seems like one of our well educated posters told us not too long ago, that a heifer carcass had more hormones than an implanted steer carcass. That made sense to me. Absence of testicles would equal decreased hormone levels.Also, bee...

Re: Trivia Question
Andyva wrote:On the Murray greys, if you went enough generations out from the Angus, couldn't you end up with the solid color gene from the Angus matching up with the off-white color you can get when crossing two roans?Nope. If this was the case a...

Re: EPDs
Actually, now that I think about it, you are quite right... Every breed usually lists what their breed average is, and it's not 0... So that remains unanswered..

Re: Why do you cross breed?
Andyva wrote:What's wrong with backwards calves? Small percentage of them are born that way. Never saw a cow have problems because of calf being backwards. Backwards and too big, no different than forwards and too big. Seen plenty of cows pop out ...



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