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October 1999



COTTON BRANCH PLANTATION... MEETING THE CHALLENGE
Ed Herring, owner of Cotton Branch Plantation in Meadville, Miss., has never shied away from a challenge.


MANAGEMENT OF PARASITES Part 1
One significant area that is greatly misunderstood is that of parasites, both internal and external, and how they compete for or take nutrients away from the animal as well as cause extensive damage to the digestive tract.


MANAGEMENT OF PARASITES Part 2
Management and control of parasites, both internal and external, in beef cattle can be a time consuming, expensive and frustrating process.


YEAR ROUND GRAZING CUTS WINTER FEED COSTS
"Some producers seem to make hay for beef cows because they've always made hay, without considering the costs," he observed. "It's traditional." He added that many beef producers tend to overestimate weather restrictions to extended grazing.


CHEROKEE HILLS ROMAGNOLA... from pasture to plate
“Carlton came in one day and told me he had bought a farm with 20 head of cattle on it,” Nancy remembers. “I thought he was joking! Then he told me he had promised the guy he bought them from that we would keep them a year…all of the sudden we were in the cattle business.”


In loving memory of Jay Nixon 1936-1999
On October 20, 1999 the cattle industry lost a great friend, James “Jay” Edward Nixon, III.


AVOID COSTLY MISTAKES IN MANAGING FEEDER CALVES
You'd be surprised how many cattlemen let some trader or order buyer make the profit that's available on their feeder calves, and do it every year. This article is for them.


A FIRST HAND LOOK AT ROMAGNOLA BULLS
My opinion now is that this is a breed of cattle made for today's market. They have the long body, the distinct muscling, the size and scale to produce Choice and Number One feeder cattle out of just about any herd of native cows I've ever seen.


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