Daily Archives: January 21, 2009

Video Feature: Are there any A.I. schools primarily for exhibitors?

Video Feature: Are there any A.I. schools primarily for exhibitors?

Purina Mills

Feed prices affect livestock outlook

Feed prices affect livestock outlook

Cheryl Anderson

Tri State Livestock News

Grain prices brought many livestock producers near the breaking point in 2008, and, while they have abated from record highs, feed prices will likely continue to trouble producers in 2009.

Corn prices have cut profit margins and breakevens enough that livestock producers have lost massive amounts of money in recent years, according to Darrell Mark, extension livestock marketing specialist for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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How Much Colostrum Does A Calf Need?

How Much Colostrum Does A Calf Need?

cattlenetwork.com

Generally a calf should receive 5 to 6 % of its body weight as colostrum within the first six hours of life, and another 5 to 6 % of its body weight when the calf is 12 hours old. Colostrum weighs about 8 lbs per (US) gallon or 10 pounds (Imperial gallon), therefore an 80 lb calf would require 4 lbs of colostrums per feeding.

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Argentine cattle — once grass-fed greatness — moving to state sponsored feedlots

Argentine cattle — once grass-fed greatness — moving to state sponsored feedlots

Brian Ries

The Daily Loaf

Argentina used to be one of the world’s final outposts of incredible beef, largely raised in the pampas grasslands and herded by those colorful gauchos. Not any more. Where have all the cowboys gone?

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Award winning beef program hits hard times

Award winning beef program hits hard times

BETTER FARMING

The directors of a beef marketing venture that owes producers $400,000 say they are “moving forward slowly” and have been able pay interest on debts to producers.

Launched in 2006, Kerr Farms Sales, which featured Angus beef raised without the use of hormones or antibiotics, seemed destined for success. The venture had four shareholders: Bob Kerr, a cattle producer based in Chatham, Amos Brielmann a cattle producer based in Rainy River, Eugene Miniota, a meat distributor, and Stefan Oellinger who is the business’ general manager. The group supplied frozen ground beef to Costco stores in Eastern Canada.

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US Beef Back to Best in South Korea

US Beef Back to Best in South Korea

KOREA, SOUTH – Last year, anti-government protests in Korea erupted after President Lee Myung Bak lifted a ban on imports of American beef. Demonstrators believed U.S. beef imports were tainted with mad cow disease.

According to Chosun, consumption of U.S. beef subsequently declined during that period. But U.S. beef is now once again South Korea’s top imported meat.

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Angus Genetics Showcased at 2009 National Western Angus Carload & Pen Show

Angus Genetics Showcased at 2009 National Western Angus Carload & Pen Show

Angus producers competed for top honors during the 2009 National Western Stock Show’s (NWSS) Angus Carload & Pen Show, January 17 in Denver, Colo.  Three carloads and 31 pens-of-three were showcased in the Yards during the 103rd NWSS.  Rance Long, Big Cabin, Okla.; Jim Pipkin, Republic, Mo.; and Larry Rice, Scottsbluff, Neb., evaluated the bulls and selected champions..

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