Daily Archives: December 15, 2011

Winter Cow Feeding

Winter Cow Feeding

University of Minnesota

Most beef cattle producers who have been raising cattle for years realize that there are many ups and downs to the cattle business. For almost 100 years, there have been several beef cattle cycles with characteristic peaks and valleys in cattle numbers and prices.

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Southern cattle in northern winter

Southern cattle in northern winter

Codi Vallery-Mills

The Cattle Business Weekly

Many of the cattle that were sold out of southern states this year made their way north. Many producers are wondering how those southern cattle will survive in this region’s winter weather.

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Business Plan is Crucial to Avoid IRS Penalties

Business Plan is Crucial to Avoid IRS Penalties

John Alan Cohan, Attorney at Law

Cattle Today

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Kahla of Tomball, Texas were denied farm deductions of $2,658,774 for their cattle and deer ranches, even though Mr. Kahla was knowledgeable about livestock farming and was highly successful in other businesses. They owned 300 head of cattle.

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Specialist warns producers to watch for fescue foot symptoms in winter

Specialist warns producers to watch for fescue foot symptoms in winter

FarmTalk

Eldon Cole, a livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension, says farmers in southwest Missouri should be watching for symptoms of fescue foot in their cattle, especially as winter sets in and temperatures get colder.

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A Three-Prong Approach to Sustainability

A Three-Prong Approach to Sustainability

Kindra Gordon

Angus Journal

Sustainability is an often-used word in today’s society, and sometimes it may be overused. How does Joshua Dukart define it from a holistic management approach? He says, “In my mind sustainability means managing for the optimal balance of people, money and land.”

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Cracking Down On Polluted Waterways

Cracking Down On Polluted Waterways

Thebeefsite.com

The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) has fined two livestock operators $14,000 each for failing to keep livestock waste from polluting waterways that flow into the Samish River.

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New Shipping Regs on Bulls

New Shipping Regs on Bulls

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

Virgin bulls can no longer enter the state of Texas without testing.

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Cows, Streams, and E. Coli: What everyone needs to know

Cows, Streams, and E. Coli: What everyone needs to know

Lois Wolfson, Tim Harrigan, Michigan State University

Contamination of water by bacteria is one of the leading causes of impairment in U.S. surface waters. While many bacteria occur naturally in the environment and are an important component of many ecosystem processes, some are of concern because they may cause diseases.

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2012 Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference Focuses on Efficiency

2012 Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference Focuses on Efficiency

BYRON LEU, SHERRY HOYER

The Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference (CCCC), a premier educational event for cow-calf producers, will offer a comprehensive package of information on Jan. 21 at the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa. The popular conference has a 40-year history of providing timely, accurate and important information to the state’s beef cattle industry, and Iowa State University (ISU) Extension beef program specialist Byron Leu said this year’s conference will continue its successful traditions.

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University of Nebraska program offers opportunity to be a step out in front

University of Nebraska program offers opportunity to be a step out in front

Terry Anderson

Midwest Producer

Ask just about anyone in Nebraska about beef and there will likely be a reasonable response. It’s that important.

But that’s not enough for leaders in the industry today, or those who want to be among the leaders tomorrow. And a University of Nebraska program is available to help build more know-ledge.

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