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BLACK AND WHITE BULL SALE AVERAGES $4,754
Auctioneer Chad Cracker Johnson welcomed a capacity crowd to the 9th Annual It's All Black & White Sale hosted by Meadows Creek Farm of Columbia, Ala. and CK Farms of Hope Hull, Ala.
IT'S THE PITTS - NO BULL
Have you attended one of these auctions where bulls are sold in a theater-like setting, displayed on a big screen and aren't run through the ring? It's heresy, I say! Pure laziness!
FOCUS ON FERTILITY: THE BULL SIDE OF THE EQUATION
In a productive, profitable cattle operation, fertility is absolutely critical. From the most basic of perspectives, fertility, in both male and female animals, is the capability for creating life.
BRIGGS RANCHES HOSTS TWO-DAY SANTA GERTRUDIS EVENT
The 11th annual Briggs Santa Gertrudis Commercial Female and Bull Sale and 37th annual Tri Star Registered Female Sale found strong demand from 163 willing buyers representing 13 states and the countries of Mexico and Nicaragua.
NEW BULLS REQUIRE ADDED MANAGEMENT
It's that time! It's that time of the year when many producers begin giving thought to the future of their cow herd. Given current cattle markets, these are important considerations. One major decision many producers will make will be whether or n...
IT'S THE PITTS -- WHAT'S IN YOUR KIT?
Livestock publications this time of year often run articles on Spring calving. These articles always start with instructions to make sure your fences are tight, you are well rested, and that you are on good terms with a veterinarian so that when y...
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- PLANNING THE LIKELY FUTURE
Notwithstanding the collapse of cattle futures prices that ended last year and welcomed the new one, cattle prices remain near historic highs.
WILL REPUBLICAN CONTROL OF SENATE MEAN TAX REFORM?
Now that Republicans will control the Senate, the question arises whether this will result in tax reform, or at least impact how the IRS conducts its business.
SHORT SUPPLIES, HIGH DEMAND BOOSTS PROFITS
Mississippi's beef cattle producers just experienced the best year in history, and 2015 looks equally promising.
SALACOA VALLEY BRANGUS SALE AVERAGES $7,047
Cool temperatures and brisk fall weather produced a hot Brangus sale in Georgia.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- START YOUR ENGINES
Just a little easier than spotting a bull moose in a one-horse trailer, Myron said. He was telling Hooter and Roy Bean Benny Wilson how he discovered the perfect chink in the corporate armor of Cornelius Highbottom III.
IT'S THE PITTS -- HOME IS WHERE THE HOG IS
When I was a youngster, in the formative stages of my life, the place where I resided was the home of the most hated hog in America. Pancakes was her name and she was by far the smartest animal I have ever raised.
USE OF EGG PROTEINS CAN HELP PRODUCE A STRONG, HEALTHY CALF
Virtually every cattleman will tell you that the success of his operation is dependent on producing healthy, productive replacements. The nutrition and health management of newborn calves is a constant topic of concern, and every producer is looki...
BLACK INK -- HIGH STEAKS
You get what you pay for is a saying that often assumes limitations. It comes to mind when you or a friend find disappointment in a supposed bargain.
GENETRUST AT CHIMNEY ROCK SALE HELD OCTOBER 31 - NOVEMBER 1
A capacity crowd met one of the most complete offerings of Brangus genetics in history with great enthusiasm, as Bill and Gail Davis hosted their 8th annual two-day event where attendees have come to expect their combination of outstanding cattle ...
"Vegetarians don't live longer, they just look older."