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PREGNANCY CHECKING ENSURES NO FREELOADERS

Tight margins, lean pastures and rising input costs mean that every cow on the ranch needs to be earning her keep. If a cow is not going to produce a calf every year, she's simply a freeloader – costing the operation a valuable paycheck and utilizing resources more productive animals can benefit from.

6 Mar 2015, 4:29 pm | click here to view more

NUTRITION IMPORTANT DURING HEIFER DEVELOPMENT

Most beef cattle producers understand the importance of keeping cattle healthy. A good herd health program is an essential part of any farm or ranch management program.

6 Mar 2015, 4:28 pm | click here to view more

NORTHEAST ALABAMA PERFORMANCE BULL SALE AVERAGES $4,624

The Northeast Alabama Performance Breeders held their best bull sale to date on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Cullman, Alabama.

6 Mar 2015, 4:27 pm | click here to view more

26th Annual Cattle Baron's Ball Kicks Off Saturday

The Cattle Baron's Ball is one of the biggest fundraisers for the local chapter of the American Cancer Society, and the 26th annual event kicks off Saturday.

25 Mar 2015, 7:17 pm | click here to view more

Cattle firm collapses

A live export subsidiary of WA's Carpenter Beef has been put into administration with liabilities of up to $20 million after the failure of a Chinese sales contract.

25 Mar 2015, 6:35 pm | click here to view more

Cattle drive kicks off Ram National rodeo in Kissimmee

KISSIMMEE — Cowboys on horseback, a cattle steer and rodeo queens — the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo is officially in town.

25 Mar 2015, 4:32 pm | click here to view more

Cattle export boost to Indonesia

THE Indonesian government is set to announce 250,000-head of live cattle import permits from Australia for the second quarter of 2015, according to industry speculation.

25 Mar 2015, 3:14 am | click here to view more

Conservative Hindus push bans on cattle slaughter in India

At one of Asia’s largest slaughterhouses, there are more police officers than cattle. The stalls where butchers clean and quarter chicken, sheep, goats and pigs buzz with activity while the section reserved for bulls sits barren.

25 Mar 2015, 2:59 pm | click here to view more

Market spooked over 'phantom herd'

PREPARE for price volatility ahead in beef cattle markets, with the spikes pointing mostly upwards, says market analyst Tim McRae.

25 Mar 2015, 1:02 pm | click here to view more

IT'S THE PITTS -- THEN AND NOW

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.

24 Mar 2015, 5:39 pm | click here to view more

ENHANCE CALF PERFORMANCE THROUGH STRATEGIC MATERNAL NUTRITION

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.

24 Mar 2015, 5:38 pm | click here to view more

BLACK INK -- WE CAN COOK, AND WE LOVE BEEF

A decade ago I was in college and heard the same unhappy story over and over: young people just didn't know how to cook, and that was sure to spell disaster for beef demand.

24 Mar 2015, 5:37 pm | click here to view more

YON FAMILY FARMS HOSTS 25TH ANNUAL BULL SALE

The 25th Anniversary Sale went off without a hitch – no snow, sleet, ice, rain or earthquakes and for that we are thankful.

24 Mar 2015, 5:36 pm | click here to view more

Cattle parasite study points to possible way to fight malaria

Herds of African cattle may hold the secret to new ways of fighting parasitic diseases like malaria, which kills some 600,000 people a year, scientists said on Friday.

23 Mar 2015, 7:56 am | click here to view more

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- LET THE CRUMBLING BEGIN

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.

23 Mar 2015, 5:50 pm | click here to view more

Indon cattle logistics pose problems

The Indonesian cattle businesses can be as bumpy as the 15-hour truck and boat ride to receive cattle from Bandar Lampung in Sumatra to Bogor in West Java, according to an industry veteran.

22 Mar 2015, 6:35 pm | click here to view more

We didn’t endorse Jonathan, says Fulani cattle breeders

Fulani cattle breeders, below the aegis of The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, on Sunday in Kaduna, dissociated itself from a reported endorsement of President Goodluck Jonathan. They said at no point did the association ever endorse anyone for the presidential election. The MACBAN’s National Youth Leader, Adamu Mohammed, on Sunday in Kaduna after an...  [Read More...]

22 Mar 2015, 2:59 pm | click here to view more

GENOTYPING TECHNOLOGY CAN HELP WITH CATTLE SELECTION

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.

20 Mar 2015, 6:01 pm | click here to view more

BLACK CREST FARMS SPRING SALE AVERAGES $3,494

The Black Crest Farms Spring Sale was held February 14, 2015 in Sumter, S.C.

20 Mar 2015, 6:00 pm | click here to view more

IT'S THE PITTS - FAMOUS COWS

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.

18 Mar 2015, 5:40 pm | click here to view more

SAFE AND EFFECTIVE CATTLE HANDLING IS IMPORTANT

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.

18 Mar 2015, 5:39 pm | click here to view more

Cattle herders kill 82 in Christian village in central Nigeria

Cattle herders killed 82 people and wounded 25 in a village in central Nigeria over grazing rights, police said on Tuesday, less than two weeks before a national election in which political and ethnic tensions are running high. Police went on Monday to investigate the attack by Muslim Fulani herdsmen on the mostly Christian Egba ethnic group at the weekend in the remote village Agatu Iga in ...

17 Mar 2015, 1:30 pm | click here to view more

HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- GROWING COW-CALF PRODUCTION WITH FEWER ACRES

“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.

16 Mar 2015, 5:38 pm | click here to view more

IMPROVE COW'S NUTRITION FOR A BETTER CALF

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).

11 Mar 2015, 4:01 pm | click here to view more

PERSEVERANCE PAYS OFF FOR SANTA GERTRUDIS NUGEN PROJECT

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.

10 Mar 2015, 3:45 pm | click here to view more

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