Daily Archives: November 3, 2011

Understanding Dosage and Storing

Understanding Dosage and Storing

Southern Livestock Standard

Operating costs continue to rise, making it more critical than ever for producers to ensure they are getting optimal results from their cattle dewormer. To get the best result, it pays to dose and store the product correctly since both factors can affect product efficacy.

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Sorting cows for more efficient winter supplemental feeding

Sorting cows for more efficient winter supplemental feeding

Dr. Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension animal scientist

TSCRA

Cow calf producers in the Southern Plains are searching for every management strategy that will improve the efficiency of the feeding program for their cow herds. Drought-shortened pastures and reduced and/or expensive hay supplies mean that feed wastage must be eliminated.

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Drought-Stressed Corn Silage For Beef Cows

Drought-Stressed Corn Silage For Beef Cows

Thebeefsite.com

Due to the summer drought, many producers chopped drought-stressed corn for silage. Corn silage from drought-stressed corn is excellent livestock feed, although several management issues must be considered.

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Clone on the Range

Clone on the Range

Melissa Del Bosque

Texas Observer

In the scientific world, however, the quest to perfect the technique, and to profit from it, was just getting started. The Edinburgh-based Roslin Institute, which cloned Dolly, sold its patents to a Scottish biotech firm, which eventually went bankrupt.

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Farming Economics: A good life that pays those willing to work

Farming Economics: A good life that pays those willing to work

Charles Stanley

The Times

Steve Wilson, 34, is doing the work he likes best: farming.

"I’ve lived on a farm my whole life. I didn’t consider any other careers. This is what I wanted to do and I’m doing it. I’m very blessed."

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Arkansas drought worsens, some cattle producers hauling water

Arkansas drought worsens, some cattle producers hauling water

Mary Hightower

Delta Farm Press

Worsening drought is prompting some Arkansas cattle producers to do more than just haul hay to feed their herds: Now they’re hauling in water.

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Beef herd continues to shrink amid drought, soaring feed costs

Beef herd continues to shrink amid drought, soaring feed costs

Ag Answers

Drought in the Southern Plains and several years of high feed prices have discouraged beef producers enough that the U.S. cattle herd continues to shrink, a Purdue Extension agricultural economist says.

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Hay test can lead to more efficient feeding during drought

Hay test can lead to more efficient feeding during drought

North Texas E-News

An inexpensive hay test can offer the best guidance as to how much supplemental feed is required for a beef cattle herd, and at the same time, save ranchers money, according to a Texas AgriLife Research scientist.

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Winter Feed Cost Challenge

Winter Feed Cost Challenge

Kim Watson Potts

Beef Today

This winter may bring cattle producers even more challenges in terms of weather and keeping

winter feed costs in check. Hay supplies were pushed this summer and fall as grazable forage was limited in drought-ravaged areas, forcing not only liquidation but feeding of hay earlier than expected.

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Demand for ag degrees driven by students, employers

Demand for ag degrees driven by students, employers

Heather Hamilton

Tri State Livestock News

With record-breaking enrollment and graduation numbers being posted by multiple western universities, and a high demand for graduates in both traditional and recently developed areas of study, the future appears to be bright for college graduates with a degree in agriculture.

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