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SCIENTISTS FIND TICK BITES CAN CAUSE AN ALLERGY TO RED MEAT
Steak lovers beware: scientists have discovered certain tick bites can cause an allergy to red meat.
FIRE ANTS ARE A THREAT TO HUMANS, PETS AND LIVESTOCK
Fire ants are more than aptly named, given the reddish-orange color of their bodies and the painful, burning sting they can give.
BLACK INK -- ABOVE AVERAGE?
In some ways, my cowherd is average. In other ways it is above and in still others, below. Those things are true of each cow in my herd, too. That's all part of what average means.
REZNICEK NAMED PRESIDENT OF TOWN CREEK FARM BRANGUS
Town Creek Farm owner, Milton O. Sundbeck, announced he has named Joy Reznicek as the farm's president, effective June 1, 2014.
IT'S THE PITTS -- ROUND MOUNDS OF SOUND
Many of the great cattle auctioneers and ring men of yesteryear were fully figured" men. Most of the road agents today seem to be in better shape but a lot of the men I traveled with were well marbled big men with booming voices and little chance...
DEBTER HEREFORD HOSTS GENETIC VALUE SALE
Buyers from 10 states purchased 92 lots in Debter's Genetic Value Female Sale on May 24, 2014, Horton, Ala.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- PLANNING FROM MARKET HEIGHTS
Returns beyond cash costs per cow are estimated to be at unprecedented levels this year, nearly $350 (basis Southern Plains), according to data from the Livestock marketing Information Center (LMIC). That's more than double the previous high in 2004.
PRODUCERS SHOULD IDENTIFY HERD'S GENETIC POTENTIAL
Cattlemen commonly talk about their genetics. Many producers invest large amounts of time, energy and money in the selection of animals that have the right genetics to meet their production goals.
THE SEMINOLE TRIBE OF FLORIDA IS COMMITTED TO BUILDING A BRAND
We have all enjoyed a good western. Who hasn't spent the day watching the John Wayne movie marathons or even more recently, Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones in Lonesome Dove, battling the elements and the Indians to acquire more rangeland for the...
7P MATURE COWHERD DISPERSAL HELD MAY 24, 2014 AT THE RANCH
The 7P Mature Cowherd Dispersal was held May 24, 2014 at the ranch in Tyler, Texas.
SEEDSTOCK PLUS HOSTS TENNESSEE BULL SALE
The fifth annual Seedstock Plus Tennessee Bull Sale was a successful event with the commitment to commercial producers being rewarded.
ABBA SPRING SELECT SALE HELD IN OPELOUSAS, LOUISIANA
The American Brahman Breeders Association (ABBA) sponsored Spring Select Sale featured fifty-eight lots of elite Registered Brahmans that grossed $264,250 and averaged $4,556 per head.
LAMUNECA HOSTS FIELD DAY ON MAY 3
The Rio Grande Valley Brahman and F-1 and the South Texas Brahman Associations recently combined their efforts on May 3rd and had a combined field day at La Muneca Ranch.
ABBA FIELD DAY PROMOTES BRAHMAN INFLUENCE CROSSBREEDING
The American Brahman Breeders Association (ABBA) offered educational and networking opportunities at their Four State F1 Field Day held at the Joplin Regional Stockyards on Saturday, May 10, 2014.
JLS INTERNATIONAL WINNING TRADITION SALE AVERAGES $5,634
JLS International hosted their annual Winning Tradition XII Sale May 3, 2014, at the ranch in Devine, Texas.
"Vegetarians don't live longer, they just look older."