Daily Archives: January 8, 2009

Video Feature: How do you get a show steer’s hair to be thick?

Video Feature: How do you get a show steer’s hair to be thick?

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University of Minnesota Beef Team offers two new home study courses focusing on backgrounding and bovine tuberculosis

University of Minnesota Beef Team offers two new home study courses focusing on backgrounding and bovine tuberculosis

The University of Minnesota Beef Team is proud to present the 2009 Beef Home Study Course. This year producers will have the choice of two topics-Bovine Tuberculosis and/or Backgrounding Operations. The home study course assists beef producers in furthering their knowledge of topics that may benefit the management of their beef operation while learning in the comfort of their home or office. There will be six lessons included with each course offering.

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Extension Offers Beef Profitability Workshops in January and February

Extension Offers Beef Profitability Workshops in January and February

How a beef operation is managed can make a significant difference in how profitable it is. With so many variables to consider, such as feed and fuel costs and up-and-down markets, managing profitability and maintaining a healthy bottom line can present an ongoing challenge.

UNL Extension will offer beef profitability workshops in January and February to help producers meet these challenges.

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Marbling Is Good Fat

Marbling Is Good Fat

Steve Suther, Certified Angus Beef

Southern Livestock

    Marbling has become one of the least understood concepts in the beef-consuming world. No wonder, with all the competing and contradictory messages from “experts.”

If your blood test shows low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels have jumped, most doctors and nutritionists say cut back on red meat—especially highly marbled beef.

    People use a simplistic filter for diet and health news: fat and cholesterol are bad. But facts are beginning to dispel the clouds.

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Calving Condition

Calving Condition

Troy Smith

Angus Journal

Whether they grew up in the cow business or were drawn to it later in life, most cow-calf producers have relied on sage advice. Maybe it came from Granddad or other wizened mentors – veterans of droughts, bad winters and market swings – who survived and managed cows long enough to use up plenty of herd tally books. Surely, as you learned the ropes, someone warned, “You can’t starve a profit out of a cow.”

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Cattle Preconditioning: Identifying Parasites

Cattle Preconditioning: Identifying Parasites


Stomach Worms. These parasites are a particular problem when pastures are irrigated and in areas of high rainfall. Deworm cattle that graze irrigated pastures or lush, moist pastures or serious infections might develop. In other types of pasture, economic response to deworming is often difficult to demonstrate.

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Mix It Up

Mix It Up

Kim Watson

Beef Today

Taking advantage of lower-cost byproduct feeds or even using your own grain makes an appealing option for feeding cattle. The challenge lies in getting that feed formulated and mixed correctly for the type of cattle you feed.

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