These are some of the current Ranch Talk topics:
IT'S THE PITTS -- ANOTHER FRIEND GONE
The much-dreaded morning arrived and I was in a funk. Even though I'm prone to being that way, this day was especially depressing for it was the day of the last sale ever to be held at the Templeton Livestock Market.
STRONG DEMAND BOOSTS TOWN CREEK SALE
It is the best of times in the beef cattle industry as producers across the United States are benefiting from historically high cattle prices. The bullish market was the driver of the record setting Town Creek Farm Brangus and Ultrablack Bull Sale...
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- MARGINAL DECISIONS
Tight supplies and improving beef demand continue fueling record cattle and beef prices. Just when it seems there is little steam left, prices ratchet higher yet. Plus, barring some cataclysmic shock from outside the industry, there's little reaso...
INSURE PROPER PROTEIN FEEDING FOR THE HEALTH OF THE HERD
Cattle producers, feed company's nutritionists regularly talk about protein and its importance in cattle nutrition. It's been talked about to the point that it is often taken for granted.
MANAGE STRESS IN HERDS TO AVOID ILLNESS
The positive nutritional benefits of beef in our diets are undeniable. So how do we keep producing a safe and satisfying product? We follow Beef Quality Assurance Guidelines. And a major component of the BQA program is managing stress.
ABBA HOLDS SUCCESSFUL MEMBERSHIP CONVENTION
Nearly 150 members of the American Brahman Breeders Association gathered on August 14 - 16, 2014, in Baton Rouge, La., for the Annual Membership Convention, which was held in conjunction with the ABBA Summer Board Meetings.
RANCHERS HEAR KEY FACTORS TO GROWING FORAGE
Ranchers should be mindful of three important components of pasture health when considering restocking beef cattle, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.
SOUTHEAST BRANGUS SHOWCASE SALE AVERAGES $3,799
It was a perfect day in Lake City, Florida, where the Southeast Brangus Breeders Association held their annual Showcase Sale on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Columbia Livestock Market.
IT'S THE PITTS -- LONG LIVE THE COW
Some market reports show bred heifers selling for $2,700 and young pairs fetching $3,300. And these are commercial cattle! I remember when a whole Gooseneck load of them wouldn't bring that!
WITH MINERAL SUPPLEMENTS YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR
In the last part of this series we began a discussion on the various factors that influence costs.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- SIX DEGREES OF MITIGATION
Myron led Hooter from his office the way they'd arrived. At least it seemed the same way: through a number of doors, up and down stairs until he arrived back at the black limousine that would return him to Vernon.
ADVANCING THE BREED BRAFORD SALE HELD
An enthusiastic crowd gathered at Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles, La., for the recent Advancing the Braford Breed 4 Sale.
MARTIN FARM'S OPEN HOUSE SALE AVERAGES $3,000
A large crowd was on hand September 27th in Lyles, Tennessee for Martin Farms' Open House at the Farm.
BLACK INK -- FIXER UPPERS
I got my start with other people's cull cows, just a bid or two above the hamburger market which was not so dear back then.
IT'S THE PITTS -- ROAD RAGE
The clean-cut boys and girls in their blue and gold FFA jackets make me so proud to be a former member.
"Vegetarians don't live longer, they just look older."