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LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS SHOULD EXPECT BRIGHT FUTURE
More efficient land use, a stalled demand for corn ethanol and increased demand for meat in developing countries should help boost the livestock industry in coming years, according to a Purdue University agricultural economist.
BEEF AND FORAGE FIELD DAY SET FOR MAY 18
Cattle producers in Mississippi and Louisiana can learn about cattle health issues and forage weed control measures during a May 18 event in south Mississippi.
GOOD QUALITY FORAGES ARE THE MAIN ASSET OF ANY CATTLE OPERATION
Forages, especially forages of good quality are the main asset of any cattle operation. Forages affect individual animal performance regardless of age, sex, type, class, etc.
IT'S THE PITTS -- DROP 'EM MISTER
Some people are just an accident waiting to happen. Take my friend ReRide for example. Getting hurt is ReRide's achilles heel, which is about the only part of his body he hasn't broken, strained, cut, burned or shattered.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- SLOW GO
By now, dwindling cattle supplies were supposed to be pushing prices into the ballpark of profitability. Instead, the wide-spread, lengthy pre-spring weather and continued losses in the feedlot sector have stalled the promise.
ALABAMA BCIA HONORS HARRELL WATTS, JR.
The Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association (BCIA) recently honored Harrell Watts, Jr. as the 2012 Richard Deese Award recipient during their Annual Meeting and Awards Program held in conjunction with the 70th Annual Alabama Cattlemen's Associ...
RESEARCHERS EXPLORE STRATEGIES TO TIME HEIFER PUBERTY
Cattle producers typically wean replacement heifers at seven months of age and raise them with limited nutritional input before their first breeding.
BLACK INK -- CARE ABOUT THE COWS
When I was 10, my job was chicken chores. Feeding, watering, gathering eggs and occasionally cleaning out for a flock of 800 hens. I hated it, and the egg count showed it: maybe 60 percent yield.
IT'S THE PITTS -- PICKY EATERS
I had the reputation of being somewhat of a picky eater as a child.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- MOST ANYONE ELSE
If you've ever seen a hen pummeled by the rainscratching the ground with a combination of anger and discomfort while trying to shed water at the same timethen you have a fair picture of Aunt Pinky and Nelda Isselfrick.
MILLER BRANGUS FEMALE SALE AVERAGES $2,744
Warm hospitality, cold temperatures and a hot offering greeted 43 buyers from eleven states gathered in Waynesboro, Tenn., as Miller Brangus hosted their second annual female sale featuring Cattle You Can Count On.
FIBER DIGESTION IMPORTANT IN GRAZING CATTLE
Part 1 discussed, in brief, the digestive tract physiology and what structures are in place to make this process work in the cow. In this part we will examine the fiber itself and the mechanics of the animal's ability to extract valuable nutrients...
26TH NATIONAL F-1 BRAHMAN FEMALE SALE HELD MARCH 16
The 26th Annual ABBA National F-1 and TBA Brahman Female Sale was held on March 16, 2013 in Caldwell, Texas.
TENNESSEE BEEF AGRIBITION SIMMENTAL SALE AVERAGES $2,921
The Tennessee Beef Agribition Simmental sale is always the highlight of the weekend in Lebanon. The show on Friday, judged by Zack Butler had many on-lookers and interested buyers, and there wasn't a seat to be found on sale day!
FORAGE RESEARCH REVEALS NATIVE BENEFITS
Studies at Mississippi State University are finding that when it comes to providing forage for livestock, native grasses may be best.
"Vegetarians don't live longer, they just look older."