Mark Parker:  The Top 10 reasons for farm couple spats

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 reasons for farm couple spats

FarmTalk

  1. Your definition of “a little late for supper” and hers differ by a couple of hours.
  2. You voted for “the lunatic” and she voted for “the numskull.”

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Ranching runs in Martin’s family

Ranching runs in Martin’s family

Roseanne McKee

Miami News Record

Norita Martin has been selected as th Oklahoma CattleWoman of the Year by the Oklahoma CattleWomen’s Association. The award was announced on July 20 in Norman at the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s annual Convention and Trade Show. The Oklahoma Cattlewoman of the Year was in recognition for being a spokeswoman for the beef industry through many forms of leadership in beef advocacy. As a member of the American National CattleWomen, Martin has participated in state, regional and national meetings developing beef promotion programs.

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Bill Bullard Explains the Injunction in Place Against Montana Beef Council Which Could be Expanded to Cover Other State Beef Councils

Bill Bullard Explains the Injunction in Place Against Montana Beef Council Which Could be Expanded to Cover Other State Beef Councils

Oklahoma Farm Report

R-CALF USA is expanding their war on the Beef Checkoff by asking for a preliminary injunction now in place against the Montana Beef Council to be extended onto the state beef council’s part of the checkoff in 13 additional states. The group announced on Thursday that it is going back to U.S. District Judge Brian Morris in Montana- hoping to expand the court order and potentially cripple the work of the additional 13 Beef Councils at the state level.

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Iowa Hereford Tour Set for Northeastern Iowa

Iowa Hereford Tour Set for Northeastern Iowa

More than 400 head of Hereford cattle from six different herds will be on display in northeastern Iowa during the annual Iowa Hereford Tour on Sunday, Aug. 26. The event is sponsored by the Iowa Hereford Breeders Association (IHBA). Attendees will gather at 9:00 a.m. at Lenth Herefords, 13690 1305th St., Postville, where they will be treated to coffee cake, rolls, coffee, juice and milk. Founded more than 50 years ago by Elden, Bea and Doug Lenth, the Lenth herd is currently run by Doug and his wife Marilyn, who were named the 2018 Iowa Seedstock Producer of the Year by the Iowa Beef Breeds Council.

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Handling Facilities Cut the Stress

Handling Facilities Cut the Stress

Dr. Ken McMillan
DTN

Asking who makes the best cattle chute is sort of like asking who makes the best pickup truck. Want to start a fight? Start talking about religion, politics or pickups. A lot of this is personal preference. I prefer scissor-type headcatches, but others prefer pivoting, self-catching types. I really like chutes that squeeze straight inward rather than in a V shape. I think cattle just seem to do better with a light, equal squeeze.

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Calm, short-haired cattle produce better in the Southeast

Calm, short-haired cattle produce better in the Southeast

Brad Buck

Southeast Farm Press

Cows with shorter hair are cooler, and thus, more productive, said Raluca Mateescu, an associate professor of animal sciences at the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. A calm cow is also more productive than an agitated one, Mateescu said.

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Recent deaths illuminate need for proper cattle handling

Recent deaths illuminate need for proper cattle handling

Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

American Agriculturist

“They realize they have all the infrastructure to raise beef, like barns and fenced pasture, but management is different,” said Brian Adix, regional director of sales for Powder River Livestock Handling Equipment, at the recent Empire Farm Days in Seneca Falls, N.Y.

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