Daily Archives: January 17, 2011

Baxter Black, DVM:  PORT-A-GONE

Baxter Black, DVM:  PORT-A-GONE

Say you were climbing Mt. Everest with your co-ed bowling team. You cover the last hundred yards to the summit.

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Balancing Competing Forces

Balancing Competing Forces

Troy Marshall

‘BEEF Magazine

One truism about economists is that even when they deliver good news, it’s always coupled with a caveat or two. Of course, there are practical reasons for that,

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Despite snow, dry conditions still affecting wheat pasture cattle operations

Despite snow, dry conditions still affecting wheat pasture cattle operations

Donald Stotts

Southwest Farm Press

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. Unfortunately, even with a recent dusting of fluffy white flakes, it remains extremely dry in most of the winter wheat grazing areas of the southern Great Plains.

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Study weighs benefits of early, late calving

Study weighs benefits of early, late calving

ROBERT ARNASON

Producer.com

June calving is more profitable than March calving but the cost savings and higher profits from late calving are offset by greater variability in revenues from year to year.

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UNL Extension Offers Beef Cow Herd Profitability Workshops Feb. 3

UNL Extension Offers Beef Cow Herd Profitability Workshops Feb. 3

Media Newswire

Two University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension beef profitability workshops on Feb. 3 will help producers get their calves off to a good start in life.

The workshops will be held at the Washington County Extension Office, 597 Grant St. in Blair, beginning at 1 p.m., or at UNL’s Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead at 6:30 p.m. Registration begins 30 minutes prior to the start of the meetings.

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Feed ‘Em Right

Feed ‘Em Right

Gayle Smith

The Fence Post

As consumers become more interested in lean and more consistent beef, producers are looking for ways to make that happen, and still bring in a profit. New research at the University of Wyoming Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center (SAREC) in Lingle, Wyo., is looking into selecting bulls for feed efficiency.

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Management improvements can improve beef producers’ profits

Management improvements can improve beef producers’ profits

Jennifer Carrico

High Plains Journal

Understanding the biological and economical impacts of animal rights and animal welfare in the beef industry can help producers know how the decisions they make on their farms and ranches every day are affecting their operation, according to Dan Thomson, director of the Beef Cattle Institute at Kansas State University.

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