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IT'S THE PITTS -- THEN AND NOW
03/24/2015 05:39 PM
I'm starting to feel older than dirt. And I swear there is soil in our garden that I knew when it was rocks. Oh, how a few decades can change your outlook on life.

ENHANCE CALF PERFORMANCE THROUGH STRATEGIC MATERNAL NUTRITION
03/24/2015 05:38 PM
In Part 1 of this series we began discussing the effects that the nutrition of the pregnant cow pre-calving can have direct effects on how well the resulting calf performs throughout its life.

BLACK INK -- WE CAN COOK, AND WE LOVE BEEF
03/24/2015 05:37 PM
A decade ago I was in college and heard the same sad story over and over: young people just didn't know how to cook, and that was sure to spell disaster for beef demand.

YON FAMILY FARMS HOSTS 25TH ANNUAL BULL SALE
03/24/2015 05:36 PM
The 25th Anniversary Sale went off without a hitch – no snow, sleet, ice, rain or earthquakes and for that we are thankful.

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- LET THE CRUMBLING BEGIN
03/23/2015 05:50 PM
It was just too easy. Myron was always amazed how the most elaborate plans, carefully implemented, ticking along as reliably as a newly-tuned Swiss watch could be unraveled so simply.

GENOTYPING TECHNOLOGY CAN HELP WITH CATTLE SELECTION
03/20/2015 06:01 PM
The genotyping technologies that are currently being marketed to beef producers are based off of genetic markers that have been identified to be associated with economically important traits.

BLACK CREST FARMS SPRING SALE AVERAGES $3,494
03/20/2015 06:00 PM
The Black Crest Farms Spring Sale was held February 14, 2015 in Sumter, S.C.

IT'S THE PITTS - FAMOUS COWS
03/18/2015 05:40 PM
When I grow up I want to be curator of the Cow Hall of Fame. The only problem is I don't think there is one.

SAFE AND EFFECTIVE CATTLE HANDLING IS IMPORTANT
03/18/2015 05:39 PM
Safe and effective cattle handling has always been important. In the last few years there has been a move toward what has been called low-stress handling or as we prefer to call it a return to sound effective stockmanship.

HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- GROWING COW-CALF PRODUCTION WITH FEWER ACRES
03/16/2015 05:38 PM
“The U.S. cow herd must grow if the industry is going to preserve existing infrastructure and regain lost market share,” says Don Close, Rabobank Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory Group Senior Analyst.

IMPROVE COW'S NUTRITION FOR A BETTER CALF
03/11/2015 04:01 PM
Research over recent years has shown, repeatedly, that improving the nutrition of the cow at and post conception and through the entire gestational period will improve calf survival (lower dystocia rates), growth (greater weaning weights) and health (lower rates of sickess and deathloss prior to weaning).

PERSEVERANCE PAYS OFF FOR SANTA GERTRUDIS NUGEN PROJECT
03/10/2015 03:45 PM
Webster's definition of perseverance is “steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.” Dr. Burton McDaniel of MC Ranch in Ringgold, Ga. understands perseverance and can most definitely relate to Spurgeon's reference to the snail's determination to survive the flood.



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Re: Heifer's Actions
backhoeboogie wrote:If you're referring to her getting bred back as "learning" let me add something. A first calved usually doesn't breed back that quick. Maybe 30% of mine will. Good mineral and healthy cows make a difference. She's likely to cal...

Re: yearling bull price
Red Bull Breeder wrote:Some folks top end isn't as quite what others expect. I am still trying to wrap my little mind around the 30 month old bull that was used as a clean up bull for two years. But was bought at 16 months maybe younger. No matter...

Re: Time to build another fence.
jltrent wrote:At least you want have to mow.Exactly! He's ranting about hitting horse apples while he's mowing while at the same time complaining about the horse's eating the grass down. Well why is he mowing if the grass is eat down? Truth be tol...

Re: DDG question
bball wrote:Actually, I may just cut back to 3# per head per day...puts it closer to 3.3lbs if they're eating 25# hay.Leave it at that level, add a little calcium if you want to balance the ca:ph ratio and don't worry abou the sulfur. Cattle shoul...

Re: Stockpiling grass
Orchard grass.

Re: reeler - status of Blue
branguscowgirl wrote:Awe Blue, glad your doing well! Sorry about your traumatic ordeal buddy!Do you need your attorney to look into this case for you? We did pretty well on wining the last one. Calling an attorney may not be a bad idea. I really h...

Re: Twin Trouble ?
Stocker Steve wrote:Some of my purchased cows are prone to twins. I calve out in a pasture, the cows usually hide them in different locations, and then they may only mother up with one of them. Is there a way to minimize rejected calves aside fro...

Re: thoughts on Amish
Nesikep wrote:a 10 year old can ride a bike on the road, so why not a horse and buggy? and at 1 or 2 horsepower he probably wasn't going fast.. besides, the horse usually knows what he's doing as well.Dollars to donuts the SUV is at fault. I get...

Re: Cows Save Blue
Deepsouth:No one in the neighborhood of my farm is aware that Blue was attacked. I have been totally silent.I cannot act to protect Blue if the owner of the dog has the slightest suspicion that I have a motive for disposing of his dog. If the do...



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