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Using Your Holidays to Make Money: Converting to a Controlled Breeding Season

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Converting to a controlled breeding season can be overwhelming. It’s a process that can take years and involves keeping up with dates and records and culling what you may think are your better cows. However, the long term benefits are well worth the work. For any task this large, it’s best to develop a plan […]

Calving Management; Lee VanVlake, Clemson University Extension Area Livestock Agent

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Southeast cattle farmers and ranchers have begun a very busy and critical time of the year. Most producers have already begun calving season and some are considering improving management practices. Producers can make calving season more predictable, more profitable, and less stressful by implementing some key management practices.   Calving season should be included in […]

Consider Investments in Efficiency with Extra Cattle Income

Cattle Inventory Relationship with Cow-calf Profits

Chart 1 Most cattlemen have a noticeable grin on their faces these days.  Cattle have been selling for record prices this summer as seen in Chart 1 above.  What is causing this major increase in prices?  Primarily there are two key factors: fewer cattle, and cheaper feed. Chart 2 below shows the drastic decline in […]

Florida Bull Test Sale January 18

L & L Cattle Company, Marianna, consigned the top performing bull in the 2013 Florida Bull Test. Their Simmental bull, LLCC Big Jake Z211, gained 5.31 pounds per day on the 112 day test.

The 14th annual Florida Bull Test was conducted at the University of Florida North Florida Research and Education center near Marianna.  There were 126 bulls consigned from 40 ranches located in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and North Carolina.  There were 67 Angus, 7 Charolais, 2 Hereford, 3 Red Angus, 33 SimAngus, and 14 Simmental bulls […]