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If you ever wondered how important it is for cattle producers to take seriously even the most preposterous allegations levied by activist groups, consider the long winding road involving circus elephants.

Creep feeding, like so many management practices, has been around for a long time. In the current cattle markets, with the value of calves at every-time highs, producing the extra pounds of beef can pay substantial dividends.

The replacement heifer is the foundation of a productive cowherd, and it is important to give her the best chance at having a long and productive life in the herd.

Across the United States, the makeup of commercial cow herds varies to fit various environments. In the South, increased heat and humidity require cattle that are able to perform in these conditions.

Maybe you're just starting out in the cattle business, or maybe you've been in it for decades and thought you'd seen it every by now. Either way, this is an exciting time when you can be sure of great risk and, potentially, great rewards.

“big year-over-year increases in U.S. chicken and pork production have been a theme across every meat and poultry markets, and rightly so. Those increases, compounded by lackluster exports, have dropped wholesale pork and chicken prices dramatically,” say analysts with the Livestock marketing Information middle (LMIC), in the organization's recent Livestock Monitor.

For many producers the last four or five years have been particularly challenging, especially when it came to providing for the forage needs of the cow herd.

Chipoltle wants their pork to arrive from free-rooting hogs who eat non GMO rations and snooze in deeply bedded barns and Panera Bread came out with a No-No list of things they want no part of, including artificial preservatives, colors, sweeteners and flavors.

Don't miss the largest family event in the Brahman breed July 6-11, 2015, at the Four States Fairgrounds in Texarkana, Ark.

It has only been recently that much of the cattleman's concerns focused on drought and widespread lack of moisture needed to grow pastures and forages. These conditions remain in many parts of the country. However, other areas including widespread parts of the southern US have “enjoyed” substantial if not excessive rainfalls over recent weeks and months. While this greatly improves forage growing conditions in these areas, a host of other problems develop with the high, sustained moisture levels.

An enthusiastic crowd full of familiar faces, as well as breeders new to the Brangus breed, filled the sale pavilion at Cavender's Neches River Ranch to appraise a tremendously youthful offering of registered and commercial Brangus females.

Anyone who knows G.W. understands that he would rather use a toothbrush to scrub the inside of a squeeze chute—in subzero weather—than have anyone entertain the possibility that he's not taking care of business.

I wish I never have to retire because, quite frankly, I'm not very good at it. My friends can't understand why I don't want to retire while I can't understand why they worked their entire lives doing something they can't wait to quit.

It's been talked about for 60 years. It's better for animals, preferred by most cattle feeders and could provide a 169 percent return on investment.

The 28th Annual American Brahman Breeders Association (ABBA) National F1 & Texas Brahman Association (TBA) Sale showed a high demand for F1 replacement females as averages for the sale were among top prices of any female replacement sale this year.

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