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PREPARE NOW FOR SUCCESSFUL SPRING BREEDING SEASON

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Yes, I know you are in spring calving season if that's your program. So you might wonder why this article isn't about calving instead of breeding, which is still at least three months away. The thing is, what we do right now during calving will determine our success in the breeding season.

HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- WASTE NOT, WANT NOT

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

“Our greatest risk is doing nothing,” explained Robert Fraley, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Monsanto at the recent annual Cattlemen's College sponsored by Zoetis.

DEMAND HIGH AT SALACOA VALLEY FALL SALE

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Beautiful fall weather greeted Brangus buyers from 12 states at the Salacoa Valley Farms Fall Bull and Female Sale.

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- HIGH-TECH EXTERMINATION

Friday, January 22, 2016

It was the shadow that Hooter noticed first—a roundish dark blob shimmering on the water of the tank he was checking. Then he could make out a rhythmic noise—not quite mechanical but not natural—coming from above.

IT'S THE PITTS -- THE BLUE BOOK

Friday, January 22, 2016

My first experience in commercial agriculture was as a six year old sharecropper when I turned one of my mom's tiny flower beds into a radish ranch. My cash crop consisted of two rows planted way too close together and I waited impatiently for the first green sign that my crop would not fail.

A PRACTICAL UNDERSTANDING OF CHELATED TRACE MINERALS

Thursday, January 21, 2016

It's fairly well understood by most producers that minerals have to be supplemented to cattle at all stages of production if they want optimal performance. The different formulations for mineral supplements are as numerous as stars in the sky.

MISSOURI GOVERNOR RECOGNIZES NICK HAMMETT

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Jefferson City, Mo. – Missouri beef industry professional Nick Hammett, from Ashland, Mo., was recognized by Gov. Jay Nixon and Director of Agriculture Richard Fordyce at the 46th Missouri Governor's Conference on Agriculture with the 2015 Missouri Beef Cattle Legacy Award, recognizing him for leadership in Missouri's beef cattle industry.

PASTURE LEGUMES CAN ADD "SOMETHING FOR NOTHING"

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Adding Protein and Nitrogen -- We have all been cautioned to be skeptical of the idea of getting “something for nothing.” “If it's too good to be true, it probably is.”

IT'S THE PITTS -- GETTING HAMMERED

Friday, January 8, 2016

The soundtrack of my life has been the chant of an auctioneer.

CREATE MANAGEMENT CALENDAR FOR NEW YEAR

Thursday, January 7, 2016

As we wind down 2015 and get ready for 2016 it's always interesting to pull out the crystal ball and take a look at the coming year. We can all agree on one thing, the cattle markets have likely been the topic of many/most coffee shop discussions during 2015.

HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- LOOKING AHEAD IN THE REARVIEW

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Mirrors make for some of the most imprecise crystal balls. Yet, there's little doubt that the easiest identified reflections from last year will loom large in markets throughout 2016.

PREPARE CATTLE FACILITIES FOR WINTER AND BEYOND

Monday, December 28, 2015

In the brief, post-harvest, fall season before daylight grows short and the first frost prevents cattle from grazing in the pasture, farmers and ranchers running cow-calf operations finally have the time and labor available to prepare their facilities for the long winter ahead.

ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING LEADS TO OPTIMUM ANIMAL WELL-BEING

Monday, December 28, 2015

When it comes to cattle comfort, small investments can make a big difference.

MAKE MANAGEMENT DECISIONS WITH END GOALS IN MIND

Monday, December 28, 2015

Often when beef cattle producers make management, breeding, or culling decisions, it is with a short term goal in mind. That goal is often improving profits or animal performance.

IT'S THE PITTS -- SANTA'S A SHE

Monday, December 28, 2015

I haven't paid much attention to department store Santas since I was eight years old and I saw a disheveled and sloppy Santa taking a long puff on a cigarette as he got into his putrid green VW bus with curtains.


    
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