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November 1999



ROCKING T BAR RANCH... MOVING FORWARD WITH BRAUNVIEH
Gene Thompson, owner of Rocking T Bar Ranch in McNeill, Miss. has been a “cattle and horse trader” for nearly all of his life. Today his South Mississippi ranch is home to over 150 head of fullblood Braunvieh. Thompson also maintains a 600 head commercial herd that are used to test Braunvieh sires and as recipients for their extensive embryo program.


CONSIDERATIONS IN THE FEEDING OF COTTON CO-PRODUCTS
Like many other feed products, cotton co-products are very useful when used judiciously. A little testing and a little homework can go a long way to help use products such as these in a safe, cost-effective manner.


NEW WAYS TO USE THE CHUCK AND ROUND
New beef research took apart the chuck and round and created a database that can serve as a bible for new product development. Those products could boost product demand by reinventing uses for those under valued cuts.


STRETCHING HAY SUPPLIES TO HELP GET THROUGH THE WINTER
The drought during the summer and early fall that gripped most of the country has created difficulty for cattle producers. Beef producers have gone from a situation in which it looked like there was plenty of hay, to a possibility of short feed supplies this winter.


CUSTOMER SATISFACTION... A PRIORITY AT COLOMB CATTLE CO.
Customer satisfaction…that's the name of the game in any business. Without question, in the cattle business, it is more than imperative for survival. Charolais breeder Lester Colomb, owner of Colomb Cattle Co. in Abbeville, La., recognized this fact early, and has made it a priority as he has built his Charolais herd.


SULFUR LEVELS CAN BE A CAUSE FOR CONCERN IN SOME FEEDS
Just as certain amounts of minerals are needed in the diet, these same minerals can create a whole host of problems when received in excessive amounts.


OAKDALE FARM CHAROLAIS
In the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains lies one of the oldest, biggest and most respected Charolais herds in the country, Oakdale Farm.


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