These are some of the current Ranch Talk topics:
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- SLOW EXPANSION-RECORD RETURNS
Some cow-calf producers are facing a planning challenge they've never faced before: what to do with significantly more net return than the wildest imagination could have conceived.
IT'S THE PITTS -- THE GREEN GAME
My Grandpa wanted me to be a lawyer because as a child I was argumentative and always on the lookout for an easy buck.
SOUTHEASTERN STATES BAND TOGETHER TO TACKLE ISSUES
One small voice can easily be ignored. When that sound is amplified with more than 50,000 other voices, a powerful alliance demands attention. Ten years ago, several state cattlemen's leaders noticed a need for a unified front and developed the So...
DESTINY ANGUS FARM SALE AVERAGES $4,123
The Destiny Angus Farm Sale was held May 24, 2014 in Columbia, Tennessee.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- PHOENIX FLUTTERS
So, why's she here?" Hooter asked Sherry as he studied the slumbering carcass that was Eunice Nicklecock.
PRODUCER'S SHOULD FOCUS ON MAXIMIZING GENETIC POTENTIAL
Genetic potential. In the cattle industry we talk about this in some manner all the time. Any observable or measurable trait or performance parameter that is ultimately controlled by the animal's genetics is of concern to the producer. In most cas...
SOUTHERN CATTLE CO. BRANGUS & COMMERCIAL SALE HELD JUNE 21
One hundred seventeen buyers from 14 states expressed their approval both in person and on the internet through DV Auctions, of the powerful set of Registered Brangus and commercial females offered by Southern Cattle Company June 21, 2014.
SBBA FIELD DAY TO BE HELD AUGUST 22-23
The Southeast Brangus Breeders Association (SBBA) will be hosting a field day at the Draggin' M Ranch in El Dorado, Ark., Aug. 22-23, 2014. All SBBA and International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) members are encouraged to attend.
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.
"Vegetarians don't live longer, they just look older."