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t was a month last Tuesday when Hooter sold his smartphone to Cousin Charlie for $29.76, no more and no less—trading his dependence on communication technology for what he hoped would be a simpler, less vexing daily existence.

Selecting sires is an important decision that producers make in cow-calf operations. In a single sire herd, the bull is responsible for one-half of the genetics of the entire calf crop.

As a wildlife specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, I receive many phone calls and emails from hunters during the hunting season asking, “What's wrong with this deer?” The hunter then provides some details regarding what he is seeing on the deer. Together we can usually diagnose the problem.

Noble Foundation consultants have always encouraged producers to have relationships with their local veterinarians.

I hear that architects are putting porches back on houses these days, although they have no idea why. Mostly for decoration I'd say.

In Part 3 of this series we discussed grouping of cattle by production status and age to better manage their nutrient demands. By focusing these groups we create a narrower range of nutrient demands that can be addressed more accurately and more efficiently and reduces variation a great deal. In other words, there is much less “feeding on the averages.” But along with managing the nutrient demand of the animal we have to manage the nutrient supply.

Certainly, the recent downturn in cattle prices is driven by seasonal factors in tandem with macroeconomic forces, but it also has plenty to do with domestic and international demand.

Calving season is the beginning of a long process that gets most operators paid for the work done throughout the year. A high percentage of live calves, especially in this market, should pay dividends to diligent ranchers.

Each year in August, it is time for an important reminder. Fall-calving season is here. In fact, the start of the fall calving season often begins before some producers expect it.

As temperatures in College Station reached 100 degrees during Monday's opening general session of the 61st Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course, it could also accurately describe a red-hot cattle market the past two years.

Brangus exhibitors from 10 states, arrived in Duncan, Okla. over the week of July 13- July 18 to show in the Western themed 2015 National Junior Brangus Show & Futurity.

In order to understand how genomic tests can enhance Expected progeny Differences (EPDs), it makes sense to first step back and look at what EPDs represent. EPDs are a prediction of an animal's genetic merit that comes from a statistical analysis.

The herd's getting bigger. USDA says there are at least a million more beef cows and replacement heifers compared to last summer, a rapid start to a rebound that should last several years.

Brandon Neely, Southside, Ala., proved his world-class talent as a livestock auctioneer at the 52nd anniversary of Livestock Marketing Association's (LMA) World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC).

The Appalachian Classic Charolais Sale was held May 30, 2015 in Knoxville, Tenn. has all the latest cattle news including the up to the minute USDA Market Reports. Check it out. has news of interest to commercial cattle producers. If you are a serious cattle producer this is the place for you!