Daily Archives: March 22, 2011

Baxter Black, DVM: THE SIMPLE ANSWER

Baxter Black, DVM:  THE SIMPLE ANSWER

I was on the shuttle bus to pick up a rent car at the Denver Airport when we passed the giant rearing blue horse with glowing red eyes.

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High protein ration effect on reproduction

High protein ration effect on reproduction

Ivan G. Rush

Tri State Livestock News

Thankfully the weather has cooperated these past few weeks in the region and calving cows are facing less challenges from cold stress.

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Steve Cornett: Hedging Feeders on the Hog Market?

Steve Cornett:  Hedging Feeders on the Hog Market?

Beef Today

Repeat after me: Futures prices don’t matter. It’s their relationship to cattle prices that matters. Ok, now, slower: Futures    prices    don’t    matter. It’s their relationship to cattle prices that matters.

It’s the basis, not the level. (Basis is, of course, the difference between cash prices and futures prices.)

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An Example of Adding Value to Your Calf Crop

An Example of Adding Value to Your Calf Crop

Dr. Glenn Selk, Professor-Oklahoma State University

A total of 7,537 Oklahoma Quality Beef Network (OQBN) calves were sold at ten value-added sales this past fall held at seven different Oklahoma livestock markets.

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Grass-Fed Beef versus Grain-Fed Beef

Grass-Fed Beef versus Grain-Fed Beef

Kim Cross

Cooking Light

As we stood at the checkout at a Publix supermarket with some grass-fed cuts, a young checkout clerk asked, “So, what is grass-fed beef?” Hearing the short answer—meat from cows that eat only grass—he looked surprised. “I thought all cows just ate grass.”

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Black Ink: Top grades and relationships

Black Ink: Top grades and relationships

Steve Suther

The Fence Post

Nobody likes to be told that they’ve done a bad job.

Think of the situation-comedy or movie scene: a junior high student has worked for weeks on a final science report or English paper, eagerly awaiting the grade. When the teacher delivers it, she shakes her head in disappointment. The young one’s heart sinks, seeing a big red “C” — or worse — at the top of the paper.

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Surviving Calving Season

Surviving Calving Season

Erich Schaffhauser

KELO

For many people, this time of year is one where we can look forward to finally seeing green grass. For ranchers, it’s a time to make sure all their paychecks survive through unpredictable weather so they can turn a profit.

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