Daily Archives: March 7, 2011

Ready for today’s cattle industry gene data ?

Ready for today’s cattle industry gene data ?

Codi Vallery-Mills

The Cattle Business Weekly

Agriculture has hit another level of the technology revolution. DNA test research and development is offering cattle producers an opportunity to become the most efficient and profitable agricultural producers the industry has seen.

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Making your vet’s “A-1” client list

Making your vet’s “A-1” client list

Susan Dudasik

The Prairie Star

Ever notice how some folks can never get a vet, while others simply call and he’s pulling up the drive? Although a vet is usually called out biannually for routine work, he’s still the most important person in a horse’s life. And he’s usually the least appreciated, until he’s needed at midnight for something that should have been taken care of hours earlier.

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Iowa Bill Protects Farmers From Undercover Videos

Iowa Bill Protects Farmers From Undercover Videos

Beef Today

Iowa State Representative Annette Sweeney has recently introduced a bill to the state legislature that would provide legal protection to famers and agribusinesses from undercover videos, reports the Animal Agricultural Alliance (AAA).

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2011 Range Beef Cow Symposium dates and location announced

2011 Range Beef Cow Symposium dates and location announced

Tri-State Livestock News

The 23rd Range Beef Cow Symposium (RBCS) will be held Nov. 29-Dec. 1 in Mitchell, NE. This popular educational event for cattle producers started in 1969 at Chadron, NE, and is held every other year.

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Them Against Us – Part VII – Lost Horizons

Them Against Us – Part VII – Lost Horizons

Cattle TOday

It’s impossible for them to understand.

There’s no way for anyone who has never built fence, been run over by the calf they’re doctoring or busted ice with numb hands to grasp the emotions, generational learning and innate intricacies associated with beef cattle production.

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Lifelong Vernal resident Brud Gardiner trains Border Collies the Uintah way

Lifelong Vernal resident Brud Gardiner trains Border Collies the Uintah way

Sam Taylor

Vernal Express

A loud whistle pierces the morning air.

“That’s left,” said Brud Gardiner, a Vernal resident who specializes in using highly-trained dogs to handle cattle. He whistles a different tune. “That’s right.” Then another trill. “That’s get a hold.”

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Cattlemen’s Group Promotes Red Meat, Trains Recruits to Win Over Consumers

Cattlemen’s Group Promotes Red Meat, Trains Recruits to Win Over Consumers

Stephanie Simon

Wall Street Journal

Colorado native Jen Johnson loved raising cattle and eating steak, a lifestyle some of her friends at Princeton University found a bit hard to swallow.

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How Much Can You Afford For A Bull?

How Much Can You Afford For A Bull?

Troy Marshall

BEEF
Jim McGrann, Texas A&M University emeritus professor, sent me a write-up and spreadsheet this week that provided a very sophisticated way of calculating the actual costs of a bull, and the impact of bull prices.

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Best way to choose a bull: Determine the herd’s needs

Best way to choose a bull: Determine the herd’s needs

Fred Hall

Times Record News

The prices cow calf producers are receiving for calves, the availability of feed and a host of other production and marketing factors have as much to do with the price of bulls as the bulls’ intrinsic value.

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Watch for Iowa cattle numbers to fall

Watch for Iowa cattle numbers to fall

LARRY KERSHNER,

The Messenger

Following what he called "an overall profitable year" for cattle and swine producers, Shane Ellis, an Iowa State University livestock economist, said that 2011 holds clouds on the horizon that could dampen their bottom lines.

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