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IT'S THE PITTS -- ROAD RAGE
10/22/2014 05:47 PM
The clean-cut boys and girls in their blue and gold FFA jackets make me so proud to be a former member.

PRODUCERS SHOULD EVALUATE MINERAL SUPPLEMENTS
10/21/2014 05:38 PM
There are literally an infinite number of ways to formulate a mineral supplement. With hundreds of ingredients at our disposal and well as countless combinations of forage sources and cattle classifications on these forage bases the variations are mind boggling.

HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- MAKING THE MOST OF HIGH-PRICED COWS
10/20/2014 03:39 PM
“Thin cows do not compete.” That's a statement of fact that Kris Ringwall, Extension beef specialist at North Dakota State University (NDSU) believes should be written on barn walls and painted on pasture fences. Right along with: Thin cows need more feed.

PUT CLEANLINESS FIRST WHEN PROCESSING DEER
10/17/2014 04:37 PM
In Mississippi, more than 200,000 deer are harvested each year, providing families with a source of free-range meat. However, hunters must exercise care when processing deer to ensure good-tasting, high quality, safe meat products.

NORTH CAROLINA FALL HARVEST SIMMENTAL SALE AVERAGES $3,312
10/16/2014 05:18 PM
It was a historic day for both the North Carolina Simmental Association and the Simmental beef industry, as the NCSA celebrated their 40th annual state sale.

FALL VACCINATIONS ARE IMPORTANT FOR HERD HEALTH
10/15/2014 05:56 PM
Protecting one's assets is another term for fall calf vaccinations. One does not need to view very many market reports to understand that the asset value of a calf has gone up. In other words, calves are worth good money.

CAB MEAT SCIENTIST NAMED TO "40 UNDER 40"
10/14/2014 03:46 PM
It was a rare moment for Phil Bass. That's “Dr. Phil” to all who know the corporate meat scientist for the Certified Angus Beef ® brand.

TAKE PREVENTATIVE STEPS TO AVOID FALL HEALTH ISSUES
10/13/2014 05:33 PM
As a cow-calf herd goes into the fall season after a hot, dry summer, the entire herd may be stressed. Excessive heat, short grass and low water tanks stress cattle and make them more susceptible to diseases.

IT'S THE PITTS -- DOG FOOD
10/10/2014 03:44 PM
Tico writes a column for the Citizen's Gazette of Burnett, Texas, which is amazing because judging by his picture in the paper, Tico is a dog.

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- SIX DEGREES OF MITIGATION
10/07/2014 05:28 PM
At a certain tree, in a non-descript and sparsely populated part of Montana, the right people, if you know them, can leave a certain artifact in a particular cranny. Either Myron calls you or he doesn't. Hooter knew Myron would call because Hooter was possibly the only person alive who could provide the authorities with a physical description of the erstwhile corporate protagonist.

SUPPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES AFFECTED BY MANY FACTORS
10/06/2014 03:46 PM
Often as we approach times of the year when forage availability becomes greater, many cattlemen feel that they no longer need to provide mineral supplementation since the grass is so succulent and plentiful.

EPDS BENEFIT TERMINAL PRODUCTION SYSTEMS
10/03/2014 03:23 PM
Surprisingly, I still find that many producers do not use expected progeny differences (EPDs) as a primary selection tool for their bull. Many select their next herd bull based only on physical appearance or a perceived ability to perform, or low birth weight.



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