Monthly Archives: November 2011

Baxter Black, DVM: PILLS

Baxter Black, DVM:  PILLS

While sitting next to a 20-something young woman on the airplane, I shook a handful of peanut butter M & M’s into my palm.  She said, “I wish I’d bought some of those, too.”

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Make Preparations for Herd Prior to Arrival of Winter

Make Preparations for Herd Prior to Arrival of Winter

Darrell Rankins, Ph.D.

Cattle Today

As the winter feeding period quickly approaches let’s take a moment to evaluate some important points. As everyone is well aware of, input costs are extremely high.

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Some cows would make great Black Friday shoppers

Some cows would make great Black Friday shoppers

Bill Croushore

Daily American

Ugh. Another Black Friday has come and gone with the typical reports of shootings, pepper spray and near riots. I feel pity for those people who find it necessary to participate in this new American spectacle in the hopes of saving a few bucks on a television. It does remind me, however, of predictable animal behavior that farmers have to deal with.

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Double-Cropping With A Twist

Double-Cropping With A Twist

Becky Mills


Andy Andreasen already had planned to graze cattle under his pine trees after the trees were thinned in 2004. When a tornado from Hurricane Ivan thinned them again six months later, the plan became a necessity.

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The grass isn’t greener on the other side: Drought

The grass isn’t greener on the other side: Drought

Danielle Kalisek

North Texas e-News

Drought—a word that’s receiving a lot of attention throughout Texas—seems to be on everyone’s mind. From agriculture to urban life, from farmers and ranchers to energy producers, water suppliers and consumers—everyone and everything are being affected by drought.

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Cattle Producers Avoid “GIPSA Rule”

Cattle Producers Avoid "GIPSA Rule"

Wes Ishmael


Congress voted earlier this month on a $19.8-billion, ag spending bill that includes language blocking USDA from implementing controversial reforms to livestock and poultry marketing.

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Weaning management & growing heifers

Weaning management & growing heifers

Ivan G. Rush

Tri State Livestock News

What about these cattle prices? It seems records continue to be set on feeder and fed cattle. Even though the fed cattle futures are volatile, their upward trend makes me wonder where they will top out.

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