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DO YOUR HOMEWORK BEFORE BUYING BULLS
09/20/2017 04:19 PM
As the bull-buying season gets underway, commercial cattlemen should do their homework to help ensure the bull(s) they purchase this year meet their needs.

PREWEANING CALF MANAGEMENT PRACTICES ADD VALUE TO FEEDERS
09/19/2017 04:14 PM
The concept of a value added calf (VAC) program is not new today, but in the late 1980's it was thought to have little value in some circles.

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- NO WORSTER
09/18/2017 04:48 PM
LeRoy was ancient. The lines in his face looked deep enough to hide in. His hair, mostly silver now, was still thick; his black eyes continued to sparkle with mischief.

DO HOMEWORK BEFORE HEADING INTO BULL BUYING SEASON
09/15/2017 04:18 PM
When it comes to genetics, bull selection is the most important decision the cow-calf producer has to make.

BLACK INK -- WEIGHING PREVENTION
09/15/2017 04:17 PM
Sometimes it only takes a couple of 2-cc subcutaneous shots to head off problems down the line. Sometimes it takes a few tons of steel, careful planning and focused construction.

WEANING IS CRITICAL TIME IN CALF'S LIFE
09/15/2017 04:16 PM
As we enter the fall months, weaning time is at hand for most spring calving herds. This is the exciting time of year when producers are able to reap the benefits of a year's worth of work and planning.

FALL CALVING SEASON MAY YIELD HIGHER RETURNS FOR S.E. PRODUCERS
09/15/2017 04:16 PM
The vast majority of cow-calf producers in Tennessee and the Southeast using a defined calving season have long favored spring calving; however, researchers at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture have evaluated the risk and returns for a fall calving season, proving once again that timing is everything.

HAVING A VACCINATION PLAN IS IMPORTANT TO HERD HEALTH
09/14/2017 02:44 PM
To begin, I do not believe it is appropriate to recommend "cookie cutter" vaccination programs. Your vaccine program must be developed with your risks and expectations in mind.

PAY ATTENTION TO DETAILS TO KEEP COWS PREGNANT
09/14/2017 02:43 PM
Getting cows bred is only part of the story. Keeping them bred, especially through the summer months, also takes attention to detail.

START PLANNING FOR HEIFER DEVELOPMENT
09/14/2017 02:42 PM
Even in this current, somewhat depressed, cattle market, replacement females for the Florida commercial cow herd are an annual expense of approximately $400 million. Development and selection of the best females to join a productive herd is one of the most challenging aspects of a beef operation, and two of the keys for success, not surprisingly, are: 1) start early and 2) have a plan. Weaning time is not far off.

HAVE A PLAN WHEN MAKING CULLING DECISIONS
09/14/2017 02:41 PM
When culling cows, it is important to have a plan, and this should include pregnancy testing and closely evaluating every cow.

IT'S THE PITTS -- I'LL LET YOU GO NOW
09/08/2017 03:00 PM
I'm the last person in America who doesn't own a cell phone so when your phone doesn't ring, it's me.



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Good point made in another thread and I've derailed enough for today. So at what point do you think a trailer is necessary?

Breeding / Calving Issues ? Re: Three In One Day...
ATF - I know what you mean. I don't "worry", but I'm always more guarded with the 2-yr olds. I have one right now that's 4 days late.

Trucks, Tractors and Machinery ? Re: Dumb question
Cross-7 wrote:
Not that I'm aware of.
I sell the entire replacement seat or just the cushions.
For the money I'd replace it with a cheap import seat.
But that's how I get paid so take the advice wit...

Coffee Shop ? Re: Cotton is Racist
2 weeks ago or so a black guy is building a house down the road behind my place and was in route to there when a group 3 -white guys started chasing him down the gravel road trying to run him off t...

Coffee Shop ? Re: Amazingly green Texas summer pictures
It is really drying out here.

Artificial Insemination (AI) for Cattle ? Re: Upgrade Bull
Angus genetic change so fast now it is like riding a merry go round...
I laid off studying the catalogs for a couple of years and now I don't recognize much of anything...



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