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Published: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:33:23 -0600

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IBBA ANNUAL MEETING TO BE HELD FEBRUARY 10-11, 2017

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:33:23 -0600

The International Brangus Breeders Association's (IBBA) 2017 Annual Meeting & Convention is scheduled for February 10-11 in San Antonio, Texas.



DEBTER HEREFORD FARM HOLDS 44TH ANNUAL SALE

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:18:40 -0600

Debter Hereford Farm's 44th Annual Production Bull Sale was held, October 22nd, at the farm in Horton, Alabama.



TAKING A LOOK AT 2017 FOR CATTLE PRODUCERS

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:44:30 -0600

It's time to drag out the trusty crystal ball and take a look at what 2017 has in store for the beef cattle industry. For this to make sense we need to consider where we came from and how we got to where we are.



IT'S THE PITTS -- CATTLE TRAITING

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:43:44 -0600

Expected progeny differences (EPD's) have done wonders in improving the quality of our cattle. My only problem with EPD's is there aren't enough of them for traits that I'm most interested in.



HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- FEWER AND BIGGER

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:09:48 -0600

Whether the proverbial chicken or egg, another round of agricultural consolidation appears to be spurred along by suppliers dealing with narrow margins.



BLACK INK -- MAKING THE MOST OF IT

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 11:50:20 -0600

“Suppose we could only make 1 million cars. If the auto industry was limited for some reason, what would they do? Would they make small, cheap vehicles or big, premium, expensive cars?” An industry observer asked that question at a cattle feeders meeting this summer.



LATE WEANING HELPS AVOID EFFECTS OF HARSH WINTER

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 11:49:44 -0600

A growing number of stockmen are calving later in the year (April, May or June) rather than early, to be more in tune with nature. They have green grass at calving time and less need for harvested forage when the cow's nutritional needs are peaking during lactation.



NEW VETERINARY FEED DIRECTIVE TAKE EFFECT JANUARY 1, 2017

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 11:49:01 -0600

As of January 1, 2017, beef producers must comply with the new rule regarding use of antibiotics in feed. This rule is aimed at better management of certain antibiotics considered medically important to humans—putting them under more veterinary supervision. This is part of a larger movement to minimize development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.



HEALTHY SOIL AIDS GRASS AND ANIMAL VIGOR

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 11:48:23 -0600

Dung beetles, earthworms and pollinators are the good guys when it comes to the health of soil and grassland resources.



RESEARCHERS DEVELOP NEW WHITE CLOVER

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 11:47:48 -0600

Researchers at The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation and University of Georgia (UGA) have developed a new white clover variety called Renovation to help agricultural producers improve and maintain healthy, productive pastures.



IT'S THE PITTS -- WISE BEYOND HIS YEARS

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 11:47:11 -0600

My shrewd buddy Everett came by for a visit today. I haven't seen him for awhile because he's been hauling stock, driving his John Deere and learning how to operate a backhoe.



THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- MOM'S CHRISTMAS MEMORIES

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 16:46:59 -0600

Christmas Eve was always celebrated at a little two-room country school called Bethel School House out in the middle of Greggs' pasture.



CALVING IS VERY IMPORTANT TIME IN PRODUCTION YEAR

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 15:46:35 -0600

For the cow-calf operation, the main goal is for each breeding female to produce a healthy calve once per year. That said, in the typical cow-calf operation, calving is, without a doubt one of the most important periods of the entire production year.



EPDS PROVIDE THE MOST ACCURATE SELECTION METHOD

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 14:51:34 -0600

Selecting beef cattle based on expected progeny difference (EPD) values provides the most accurate selection method currently available to beef producers for economically important traits.



WILL IONOPHORES BE AFFECTED BY REGULATION CHANGES?

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 14:51:00 -0600

An ionophore is a feed additive used in beef cattle rations to improve feed efficiency and animal gains.



CIRCLE A ANGUS HOSTS 10TH ANNUAL FALL SALE

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 14:50:13 -0600

Circle A Angus Ranch, headquartered in Iberia, Mo., was proud to host their 10th Annual Fall Bull & Heifer sale offering 309 head sold on October 15th. The bleachers were full of potential buyers vying for the opportunity to own elite genetics backed by great service by bidding on the 109 bulls, and 200 bred heifers.