December 2010

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 Let’s Start The New Year At Ground Level

Here are twelve ways to improve your cattle operation that will pay good dividends for the coming year.

Winter Watering - Generations of Innovations

I had a one of a kind Grandpa. Well, maybe we all say that about people that we admire who have lot of knowledge. Sometimes we would get to work together in the corncrib with Grandpa and my uncles on the day the corn sheller would come to Grandpa’s farm. This was a great workout because my job was to rake the ears of corn in the gigantic corncrib into a drag that would take the ears of corn to the sheller. The corn sheller would shell the corn off the cobs. The corn would go into wagons and the cobs would go into a pile that looked like a mountain to me - or maybe I was just really little. The remaining cobs were used for many purposes in those days. 

Countless Reasons to Attend 2011 Cattle Industry Convention

Everywhere you turn there is another good reason to attend the “Rocky Mountain Round-Up,” the 2011 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in Denver, Colo., Feb 2-5.

On one front are the high caliber speakers lined up to address attendees at the event’s general sessions. The Opening General Session Feb. 2 will feature Richard Picciotto, Fire Department of New York Chief and the highest ranking firefighter to survive the World Trade Center Collapse on Sept. 11, 2001. Chief Picciotto is the author of Last Man Down, which chronicles his harrowing experience that day. He will provide a gripping, first-person account of the catastrophe and emergency response.

Product Review – Ag Software

You don’t need us to tell you how far technology has come in a relatively short time.  These days just about every record you can think of is logged digitally so it can be organized according to individual needs.  Tracking your actions from years past can be useful in making an informed decision about what you’ll do in the future in any business, and the cattle business is certainly no exception.  Following are some software products to help you run your operation more smoothly and help your bottom line, too.

 

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Corn Fed vs Grass Fed

Promoters and producers of grass fed beef have made a lot of claims about its nutritional and environmental benefits.  One web-based marketer states, “100% grass-fed meats, from any kind of critter, are the most perfect food for man.  Grass-fed meats will supply 100% of your body's nutrient requirements in perfect balance.  Grass-fed meat is the ONLY food type you can eat exclusively and still have optimal body function.”