Daily Archives: January 19, 2011

Graze Standing Corn for Forage Flexibility

Graze Standing Corn for Forage Flexibility

Troy Smith

Angus Journal

Gleaning crop residues after grain harvest is nothing new, but purposely grazing standing corn is not a common practice among U.S. cattlemen. Some producers have utilized green, growing corn as a grazing resource for stockers or cattle being grass-finished, and more rarely with cows.

Full Story

Cattle genetics: Selecting a maternal sire

Cattle genetics: Selecting a maternal sire

Heather Smith Thomas

Tri State Livestock News

There are several important factors to consider when selecting a bull to sire replacement females. The bull makes a lasting contribution to the herd, be it good or bad.

Full Story

Proper Late Gestation Nutrition Gets Results

Proper Late Gestation Nutrition Gets Results

Clifford Mitchell

Cattle Today

Multi-tasking has been linked to job performance and, of recent times, valued as one of the intangibles workers exhibit. The ability to perform a variety of tasks makes that employee a vital member of the team.

Full Story

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

John Harrington


Consider the price changes that the following commodities have experienced over the last 30 days: March corn, up 9 percent; August live cattle, up 7 percent; March feeder cattle, up 6 percent. What’s wrong with this picture?

Full Story

Hedge-Fund Bets on Feeder-Cattle Gain Reach Highest Since 2006

Hedge-Fund Bets on Feeder-Cattle Gain Reach Highest Since 2006

Elizabeth Campbell


Hedge funds are the most bullish on feeder-cattle futures since at least 2006, a sign that speculators may expect tight supplies of the animals to boost prices that already have surged to a record in Chicago.

Full Story

Can Bison Actually Transmit Brucellosis to Cattle?

Can Bison Actually Transmit Brucellosis to Cattle?

Kate Whittle

New West

In a laboratory, it’s happened before. In a natural setting, it’s a more remote possibility. But the fear of roaming buffalo infecting a herd of cattle still frightens ranchers.

Full Story

Fort Worth rightly claims the Chisholm Trail

Fort Worth rightly claims the Chisholm Trail

Bob Ray Sanders

Fort Worth Star Telegram

Keep movin’, movin’, movin’,

Though they’re disapprovin’,

Keep them dogies movin’, rawhide.

Don’t try to understand ’em,

Just rope ’em, throw and brand ’em.

Soon we’ll be livin’ high and wide.

Full Story