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ISSUE DATE: 11/01/2010

Making Goode cattle better

By Jennifer M. Latzke

Jimmy and Glennette Goode have heard all of the puns about their last name, but they don't mind.

Through technology and sound breeding, they're making their "Goode" Angus better.

A future rooted in history

Just outside of Pampa, Texas, in the northern corner of the Panhandle, sits the Goode Angus Ranch. Here, on land that is itself a history lesson in Texas ranching, the Goodes use the tools of today to improve their registered Angus herd. It's a far cry from how Glennette's father, Glen Dawkins, used to ranch.

"At one time he ran a registered Hereford herd, but for the last several years he ran a commercial herd of Brangus with a variety of bulls," Glennette said. "He didn't tag his cattle, and he ran a bull with the cows year round but that was because he just liked to watch the calves. So, we'd spend a weekend two times a year rounding up calves and taking them to the market." Mostly, the herd back then was another piece of the family's diversified agricultural and real estate enterprise in the Pampa area.


NEWS

Altitude a factor in energy production
Animal-source foods help combat poor nutrition, health
ARS scientists detect genes in microbes
Conference to focus on sustainable ag
Detecting, measuring potato phytonutrients
Economists watch US dollar, ag exports
Eight UNL students win Engler scholarships
FSA emergency loans available
Funding supports alternative energy research
Iowa State University awarded Rapid Response grant
ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences enrollment increases
K-State to host ag events
Man accused of putting saw blade pieces in meat
NFU pleased with biofuels initiative
Norman Borlaug posthumously presented United Nations organization's top award
NREM professor receives national award
Panel will discuss dealing with anti-ag activists
Poll: Rural Nebraskans still tied to agriculture
Program identifies local food producers
Research partnership formed
Risk Management Education Workshops scheduled
RMFU supports Vilsack on GIPSA rule
School students get outdoor education
State Farm Bureau meets to approve policies
Student conducts antimicrobial research
USDA announces renewable energy initiatives
USDA livestock marketing rule may cost jobs
USDA offers funding to rural cooperatives
USDA provides disaster assistance
USDA, American Indian farmers close to settlement
UW Ag College Honors 2010 Award Recipients
'Vote No on 744' gains support with caravan

CROPS

2011 Wheat Yield Contest rules set
Another haystack fire in northern Colorado
ARS develops new dry bean
Bootheel grower wins 'Gator Give-A-Way'
CAP payments offered to some cotton, soybean producers
Clearfield wheat shows improved tolerance
Control winter weeds now
Corn research provides alternative to oil dependency
Extension to host insect, disease management school
Farm management course for women starts Nov. 2
Field crops need additional rainfall
'Hardlock' problem hits some Texas cotton
Harvest 90 percent finished
Kansas Corn Farmers Zip Through Harvest, Bringing in Second Largest Crop in History
K-State releases new winter canola variety
K-State to host ag events
Missouri Corn elects new president
National No-Tillage Conference program announced
NMSU collaborates with Italian university
NRCS launches pilot program
Pecan Show set for Nov. 20
Producer recalls boll weevil control efforts
Project aims to decrease corn irrigation requirements
Rain hits dry northern Arkansas
Soy exports set record again
Sunflowers are a bright spot for High Plains producers
Texas wines score well in competition
U of I confirms soybean pathogen's resistance to fungicides
Watch for soybean cyst nematode
Wheat research takes coordinated effort
WHO report shows atrazine safety
Wichita Farm and Ranch Show scheduled
Winter canola production growing
Workshop will explain changes to crop insurance
Yellow wheat in fall has several causes

LIVESTOCK

Be proactive in Beef Quality Assurance
Calculating stocking rates of cows
Castration clinics scheduled
Cattle on feed numbers released
Checkoff surveys consumers on beef safety
Composting large ruminant animals
Governor wants animal research facility
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo tickets on sale
K-State gets grant to improve food safety
K-State to host Swine Day
K-State vet college earns national accreditation
Making Goode cattle better
Missouri Livestock Symposium to hold Meat Goat Program
MSGA convention joins with rodeo
NM family finds horse killed
NWSS names livestock manager
Quality beef producers wanted
Red meat production up
Researchers discover test for TSEs
RWDCA internship offered
Shorthorn Juniors exhibit at Keystone
Show-Me-Select replacement heifers offered
SMCA to host Steer Feedout evaluation
Southeast Colorado Bull Test canceled
Springfield officials lay out new chicken rules
Strong Momentum Continues for U.S. Beef, Pork Exports
Texas CattleWomen offer beef gift certificates
Vet appointed to endowed professorship
Western senators back bill to kill wolf protections

EDITOR

China--Threat or opportunity?
Preventing a repeat
Tigers like these don't change stripes
UCS takes offense to 'propaganda' claim

COLUMNS

Broadleaf corn herbicide can be used on soybeans
Empty spaces
Just a scoop full
Let your pride show
New weed management platform debuts
Seed treatment offers flexibility
Software makes VRT prescriptions easier
Soil conditioner is new crop management tool
The end of schnitzel

MARKETS

Aberdeen cattle sales report
Above average temps help with field work
Ada livestock sales report
Alfalfa conditions still in mostly good condition
Amarillo livestock sales report
Apache livestock auction report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Clovis livestock sales report
Colorado feeder cattle report
Crops drying down in fields
Dalhart livestock sales report
Dodge City cattle sales report
Dunlap feeder cattle auction
Ericson livestock sales report
Faith livestock sales report
Fall weather provides favorable harvesting conditions
Field crops need additional rainfall
Ft. Smith livestock auction report
Georgia livestock auction summary
Goldthwaite sheep sales report
Grain market close
Grain, soybean bids higher
Harvest nears completion ahead of average pace
Harvest winds down
High Plains slaughter news
Joplin regional cattle sales
Lexington livestock market report
Light movement in some areas
McAlester livestock auction report
Moderate to active hay trade in Kansas
Most of winter wheat has been seeded
Newell sheep sales report
North Arkansas livestock auction report
Ogallala livestock auction report
OKC West livestock sales
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales
Pratt livestock cattle sales
Rains help topsoil moisture levels
Row crop harvest ahead of average
Russell feeder cattle auction report
Salina cattle auction report
South Central direct sheep sales
Springfield dairy heifer sales report
Springfield livestock auction report
St. Onge livestock sales report
Tulia livestock auction report
Tulsa livestock auction report
Warmer temps allow harvest to finish up
Weather allows for rapid harvest, wheat seeding
West Plains regional cattle sales
Woodward livestock auction report
Wyobraska cattle sales report

RANGE

Controlling saltcedar leaf beetle on athel
Dung beetles do the dirty work
Fall conference to focus on forages, drought
Make sure fences are grounded
Prairie chicken numbers declining
Prairie Project will teach about prairie

FAMILY

4-H youth honor county commissioners
Extension offers holiday cooking, food safety program
Hannah ideal for growing family
Hedge apples plentiful in Ozarks
How to make heads roll
Insensitivity
Meditation for 11-1-10
Plant spring flowering bulbs now
Rainwater harvesting could help stem Houston storm-water flooding
The Fall
The power of mushrooms

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