These are some of the current Ranch Talk topics:
ADOPT MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY
In Parts 1 and 2 of this series we began a discussion of steps producers might take to help take advantage of the current strong cattle markets. More specifically these are recommendations and guidelines to help improve the total pounds of calf we...
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- PHOENIX RISING . . . . AGAIN
Peetie Womack was rubbing Hooter on the nogginas he'd been known to do on the rare occasion when he'd made too many trips to the punch bowl.
PRODUCERS BENEFIT FROM SMART TECHNOLOGY
Today's cattle producers have a variety of technological applications available on their smartphones, which are about the size of the little notebooks their predecessors once carried in their shirt pockets for record keeping.
IBBA MEMBERS ENJOY SUCCESSFUL CONVENTION
The International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) welcomed members and show exhibitors to its annual convention in Houston March 4-8, 2014, in conjunction with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
EVALUATE MARKETING STRATEGIES IN CURRENT MARKETS
In Part 1 of this series we started by pointing out the obvious, that the beef cattle markets have been exceptional and that profits to the cattleman have been unprecedented.
IT'S THE PITTS -- FEAR OF FEATHERS
I've made a career of making fun of chickens and the people who raise them.
YON FAMILY FARMS HOSTS 24TH ANNUAL SALE
The 24th Annual Yon Family Farms Sale was held at the farm in Ridge Spring, SC on February 15, 2014.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- GRASPING THE ALTERNATE UNIVERSE
When you spend most all day, every day, wrapped up in the cattle business or some other sector of agriculture, it's too easy to believe the rest of the world sees things from an identifiable viewpoint.
WINTER IS BEST TIME TO TRAP WILD HOGS
Wild hogs continue to be a plague throughout Mississippi, occupying about half of the state's land area.
IT'S THE PITTS -- HERE'S LOOKIN' AT YA'
When it comes to attitude the eyes have it.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- A FOREIGNER IN HIS HOMELAND
You could always tell the rare occasion when Peetie Womack had spent a might too long at the punch bowl: sooner or later, he'd get around to most everyone, rub them on the noggin, his eyes sparkling.
TAKE MANAGEMENT STEPS TO BENEFIT FROM CURRENT PRICES
While it is unlikely that any cattle producer has not recognized that the beef cattle industry is enjoying exceptional cattle prices, I'll point out something that should be obvious if you've sold any cattle over the last several months: The cattl...
BBU ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) welcomes Bill Pendergrass to the team as the new Executive Vice President. With an interest and genuine care for cattlemen and the beef industry, Pendergrass expresses that his life's work is advocating for rancher...
LANDOWNERS NEED LIABILITY KNOWLEDGE
Landowners and farmers need to educate themselves about liability issues related to people on their land, regardless of insurance, signs or fees.
GOALS ESTABLISH BULL BUYING CRITERIA
Selecting herd bulls is not an easy task. Identifying production goals is often the first step in identifying potential herd bulls.
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