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Published: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:07:46 -0500

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RIGOROUS CULLING HELPS MAINTAIN EFFICIENT HERD

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:07:46 -0500

Which cows in your herd are making you money and who is losing you money? Every year, the cow-calf producer needs to critically evaluate each animal in the herd and decide if she is paying her upkeep



NOT TOO EARLY TO START "HEAT STRESS" DISCUSSION

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:07:11 -0500

A couple of weeks ago, here in Texas as well as numerous other locations across the US, temperatures bumped up into the 70's and even the 80's in some areas. This was in FEBRUARY! Granted, it has cooled back down but nonetheless it's already gotten warm in lots of locales across the country and will again very soon. That in mind, it's not too early to start the “heat stress” discussion and how this can affect animal performance. Heat stress is a major contributor to animal and production losses each year.



RESEARCH LAUNCHED TO IMPROVE BEEF SUSTAINABILITY

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:49:04 -0500

Environmental, social and economic sustainability is a long-held objective of the United States beef industry and the focus of a new, national research project.



BULL MANAGEMENT IS A KEY TO SUCCESSFUL BREEDING SEASONS

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 16:14:19 -0500

Bull management before and during breeding season can improve producers' chances for reproductive success, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.



RESEARCH TRIALS FOCUS ON WINTER PASTURE STOCKING

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 16:13:07 -0500

Profits in stocker production can be as green as winter pastures when conditions are right and producers apply correct stocking strategies, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research expert.



IT'S THE PITTS -- SHE SAID WHAT?

Thu, 9 Mar 2017 14:36:09 -0500

I remember learning early in life that humans should use all five of their senses, but darn it, mine don't work anymore.



INTERNAL PARASITE CONTROL SAVES PRODUCERS SIGNIFICANTLY EVERY YEAR

Wed, 8 Mar 2017 15:34:21 -0500

Since man has managed and produced cattle, control of internal parasites (worms, flukes) has been an issue. And while the industry seems to repeatedly discuss and address the problem, given the implications on animal health and performance, revisiting the subject is a necessity.



HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- WHERE THE COWS ARE

Wed, 8 Mar 2017 15:33:42 -0500

Whether you're looking to buy or sell calves, feeders, breeding cows or bulls, it's always worth pondering the relative volume of inventory and where it exists.



FORAGE AND RUMINANT LAB HELPS RESEARCHERS

Mon, 6 Mar 2017 09:47:10 -0500

The Forage and Ruminant Nutrition Lab at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Stephenville explores ways to improve ruminant diets and mitigate negative environmental impacts for researchers around the state, nation and globe, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research expert.



BEEF EXPORTS INCREASE U.S. CARCASS VALUES

Mon, 6 Mar 2017 09:46:33 -0500

Mouthwatering steaks, juicy burgers and delectable roasts. That's what consumers here in the U.S. love. But what about the underutilized parts of the beef animal? If we don't consume them here in the U.S., where do they go, and who uses them?



CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF STUDY SHOWS MARBLING STILL MATTERS

Thu, 2 Mar 2017 14:37:57 -0500

Just missed it. Just missing a flight, a deadline for a major rebate, or watching your child's winning shot at a ball game. The feeling is much the same.



BULL IS BEEF HERD'S ULTIMATE ATHLETE

Thu, 2 Mar 2017 14:37:06 -0500

LeBron James. Tom Brady. Usain Bolt. These names bring with them a certain performance standard. Each season, fans expect these athletes to be in top form, to perform and to achieve results no one else is capable of. You expect the same of your breeding bulls each season, but are you treating them like the athletes that they are?



GENETRUST AT CAVENDER'S SALE AVERAGES $5,038

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:15:31 -0500

A tremendous crowd gathered at Cavender's Neches River Ranch to appraise the largest Brangus and Ultrablack bull sale in the state of Texas on November 19, 2016 and based upon the demand throughout the day, they liked what they saw.



THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- DIFFERENT STRIPES

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:31:43 -0500

Hooter was feeling lucky. He bought the set of calves because they were cheap enough, and he had some wheat pasture for them. But being able to sell them into an up market with solid gain as the grazing ran thin was more chance than plan. He knew that, but he also couldn't help feeling just a tiny bit proud.



A.I. CAN CATAPULT BEEF BREEDING PROGRAMS FORWARD

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:31:00 -0500

The first use of artificial insemination was accomplished by Arab Sheiks who wanted to utilize bloodlines of tribal enemies. They would sneak up to the other tribe's herd at night with a mare in heat secretly collect semen from the stallion into a leather pouch and take it back to their own camp to inseminate a prize mare.



PRODUCERS CAN MAXIMIZE PREGNANCY RATES USING A.I.

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:31:39 -0500

Artificial insemination (AI) offers cattle producers the opportunity to use semen from high-accuracy, genetically superior sires at a fraction of the cost of purchasing a herd bull with similar genetics.