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Published: Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:44:12 -0500

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BLACK INK -- RISE ABOVE THE CYCLE

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:44:12 -0500

Is this a good time to expand your cow herd, now that the U.S. beef cattle industry is deep into a fourth year of its rebuilding phase? The consensus has a short answer: no.



SBBA FIELD DAY & IBBA CONFERENCE TO BE HELD

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:39:26 -0500

The Southeast Brangus Breeders Association (SBBA) will host a cattlemen's gathering at the Seminole Indian Reservation in Brighton, Florida, on Friday, Aug. 18.



TAKE MEASURES TO KEEP FACE FLY POPULATIONS DOWN

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:38:27 -0500

The economic injury level of face flies, a common pest of pastured cattle, is only 10 insects per animal.



FIRST-CALF HEIFERS REQUIRE DIFFERENT MANAGEMENT

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:37:12 -0500

First-calf heifers. Let's face it – we all struggle with them at least to some degree. And it's an issue that we face not just here in Tennessee, but across the entire country.



GENETRUST SALE AT CAVENDER'S RANCH HELD APRIL 22

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:36:29 -0500

A capacity crowd gathered at Cavender's picturesque Neches River Ranch to evaluate the largest offering of registered Brangus and Ultrablack females presented anywhere in the spring of 2017.



PRODUCERS FIND SUCCESS GRAZING COVER CROPS

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:35:16 -0500

Interest in planting cover crops on Mississippi row crop acres continues to grow, along with interest in adding livestock grazing on those acres. Cover crops have been used by growers of cash crops for many years to solve a number of problems. Erosion, water quality, nutrient loss, compaction, organic matter, and conversion to no-till planting have all been addressed by the use of cover crops



REMOTE DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEMS AREA GAINING POPULARITY

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:34:32 -0500

Remote drug delivery (RDD) systems, or dart guns, are being used more and more frequently throughout the beef industry for the delivery of antibiotics.



KNOWLEDGE OF GRAZING BEHAVIOR CAN AID MANAGEMENT

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 15:34:08 -0500

As ruminants, cattle can eat a lot of forage in a short time. Understanding and taking grazing behavior into account can help stockmen optimize production when managing cattle on pastures.



MANAGE FORAGES IN ANTICIPATION OF NEXT DROUGHT

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 16:24:32 -0500

A few years ago we were in the midst of one of the worst droughts in US history. It had huge implications on the beef cattle producer as well as most of production agriculture. Fortunately, these conditions passed, moisture conditions improved in most areas and we were back to “normal.”



IT'S THE PITTS -- MY MOST MEMORABLE VACATIONS

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 16:44:11 -0500

It's summer and many Americans are on vacation. But not my wife and I.



HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- INDEXING OPPORTUNITIES

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 14:40:53 -0500

“Selection indices, to me, are the most valuable tool we have to help us make more right decisions and fewer mistakes,” says Donnell Brown of R.A. Brown Ranch at Throckmorton, Texas.



TENNESSEE FIELD DAY TO BE HELD JUNE 22

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 16:22:21 -0500

Whether you're a beef cattle producer or a tobacco producer, you can learn useful strategies to make your operation more productive at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture's Tobacco, Beef and More Field Day.



ABBA NATIONAL BRAHMAN SHOW TO BE HELD IN HATTIESBURG, MISS.

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 16:20:54 -0500

The ABBA National Brahman Show will be held in Hattiesburg, Miss., October 2-7, 2017 at the Forest County Multi-Purpose Center.



ABBA HOLDS ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 16:26:02 -0500

The American Brahman Breeders Association (ABBA) held its 93rd Annual Membership Meeting March 8 in Houston where they initiated a new president, board members, and officers, and recognized outstanding members of the Brahman breed.



BE VIGILANT TO PREVENT HERD HEALTH RISKS

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:16:46 -0500

Beef cattle producers should be observant when conducting annual health vaccination protocols on their cattle, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts.



TAKE MEASURES TO PREVENT FOOT PROBLEMS IN HERD

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 15:55:13 -0500

As is common every year about this time, I have been getting calls and emails regarding hoof problems producers are seeing in their cattle. Generally this starts with “I've been having several cases of foot rot over the last few weeks. . . . ,” and the follow up discussion covers potential treatment and prevention.