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Published: Mon, 22 May 2017 16:21:24 -0500

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THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- SQUIRRELED AWAY

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:21:24 -0500

Hooter's old friend, Uncas Bingelmeyer was usually more carefree than the owner of a new credit card at a discount store. Today, though, he watched the scenery speed by as if they were approaching doom instead of Tulsa.



PLAN PROPERLY TO MANAGE YEARLING HEIFER BREEDING

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:20:47 -0500

Developing and breeding yearling heifers can be equally rewarding and frustrating. The process is too timely and costly to land anywhere short of success. The technology around estrus synchronization continues to evolve and improve. However, the best protocols alone are not enough to create high pregnancy rates. It requires meticulous planning to properly execute the synchronization protocol and nutrition programs. It all matters when fighting for a few percentage points.



WELL-DESIGNED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM REQUIRES PLANNING

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:20:09 -0500

Every business has (or should have) a means of measuring and analyzing the various factors that play a role in overall performance and profitability as well as to help in decision making. Cattle operations are no different.



LOOK FOR SIGNS TO REDUCE AND HANDLE HEAT STRESS

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:19:30 -0500

Warmer temperatures are quickly approaching, and that means livestock producers should start considering how to help their animals handle the heat.



BLACK INK -- ARE WE THERE YET?

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:18:38 -0500

We were bringing a little preschool friend out to our house for the afternoon. She was a town kid and about every three miles, she'd ask, “Are we ALMOST there?”



IT'S THE PITTS -- HOW TO LOAD A HORSE

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:18:03 -0500

Here is the correct way to load a horse.



GIVE YOUNG WILDLIFE SPACE TO GROW

Fri, 19 May 2017 13:09:34 -0500

Spring is a glorious time of year. Flowers and leaves are not the only signs of new life. Plenty of food and warmer weather make this the perfect time for wildlife to mate and raise their offspring.



BLACK INK -- ARE YOU ON TRACK?

Thu, 18 May 2017 14:06:26 -0500

Biology says it takes two years from the day you breed cows till their calves can be harvested for beef or join the breeding herd to calve as two-year-olds. Decisions before, after and during any two-year span can make a big difference.



NATIONAL JUNIOR ANGUS SHOW TO BE HELD IN DES MOINES

Thu, 18 May 2017 14:05:52 -0500

Come win with the Angus team in Des Moines, Iowa, at this year's National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.



ALABAMA BCIA ANNOUNCES PUREBRED PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Fri, 12 May 2017 16:13:54 -0500

Clanton, Ala. – The Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association (BCIA) named Hillside Angus Farm, Dale and Judy Parris of Albertville as the 2016 Purebred Producer of the Year at the Alabama BCIA 2017 Annual Meeting held in Jemison on March 11.



LAST YEAR'S DROUGHT MAY AFFECT THIS YEAR'S HAY

Fri, 12 May 2017 16:13:20 -0500

Starkville, Miss. -- Last year's drought will likely affect this year's hay acreage in Mississippi.



IT'S THE PITTS -- MY FAVORITE FIRES

Wed, 10 May 2017 15:38:45 -0500

First, let me state for the record that I am NOT a cowboy poet. I don't have the mustache or the wardrobe for it.



HAVE PLAN IN PLACE WHEN UNEXPECTED COW LOSS OCCURS

Tue, 9 May 2017 14:43:08 -0500

It happens. If you own cattle, at some point you will drive out in the pasture and you'll find one with all four feet in the air, or maybe very close to it.



HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- CONSUMERS ARE DRIVING PACKER CHANGES

Tue, 9 May 2017 14:42:24 -0500

Ultimately, consumers determine what enters and exits the harvest facilities of the nation's largest meat packers. Consumer demand determines which meats they'll consume in terms of quantity and price, or if they'll consume meat at all.



CONTROL FLIES TO AVOID PINKEYE PROBLEMS

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:43:00 -0500

We were fortunate this year to have quite a mild winter in the southeast. The grass is growing and we are getting some much-needed rain to fill the ponds that dried up during last year's drought. Unfortunately, along with warmer weather come the flies and various problems associated with the little pests. Severe fly infestations have been associated with increased incidence of pinkeye, or infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis (IBK).



CIRCLE A ANGUS RANCH SALE HELD MARCH 18

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:41:59 -0500

Circle A Angus Ranch, headquartered in Iberia, Mo., was proud to host their 23rd Annual Spring Bull And Heifer Sale offering 345 head sold on March 18th.