Daily Archives: June 12, 2009

Video Feature: Implanting Cattle Properly

Video Feature:  Implanting Cattle Properly

Matt Claeys, Purdue Beef Extension Specialist,  illustrates the proper method for implanting beef cattle.

BeefTalk: The Curves Are Getting Tight

BeefTalk: The Curves Are Getting Tight

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

The Curves are Getting Tighter! The Curves are Getting Tighter!

Each operation needs to complete an inventory of principle resources available and review potential income sources.

Tight curves on any roadway require a driver to slow down. Even if one is familiar with the road, changing conditions create unpredictability.

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ND All Breeds Cattle Tour meeting planned

ND All Breeds Cattle Tour meeting planned

Tri State Livestock News

The North Dakota Stockmen’s Association (NDSA) Seedstock Council will host the 23rd annual All Breeds Cattle Tour in the Belfield/Medora, ND, area this fall, and planning for the event will begin soon. Those who are interested should contact NDSA Member Services Director Tracey Koester at (701) 223-2522 or tkoester@ndstockmen.org to ensure a spot on the tour.

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Q&A: What would help keep the cows out of the pond in the summer?

Q&A:   What would help keep the cows out of the pond in the summer?

Dr. Rick Rasby, Professor of Animal Science, Animal Science, University of Nebraska

A:   There are sure reasons not to allow cattle full access to water in a pond. If the weather is hot, many times cattle will use the pond not only as a place to get a drink, but will stand in the pond to cool themselves.

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A.I. for the commercial cattlemen

A.I. for the commercial cattlemen

Troy Smith

The Cattle Business Weekly

Suppose you gathered up exactly one hundred cow-calf producers representing a true cross-section of the commercial industry. And just suppose you asked all among the crowd who currently use artificial insemination in their operations to raise their hands. It’s

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IRS Increases Enforcement Action on Ranchers

IRS Increases Enforcement Action on Ranchers

John Alan Cohan, Attorney at Law

Cattle Today

Enforcement action by the Internal Revenue Service has actually increased in recent months in the farming, horse and livestock fields, partly due to the need for the government to raise revenue, and partly due to an increase in taxpayers failing to file tax returns or failure to pay taxes owed. One of the principal problems with getting audited is that the IRS considers losses to be a red flag for the idea that you are operating a hobby rather than a business in the farming, horse and livestock industries, particularly if you have a principal occupation other than farming.

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32 Cattle Herds Quarantined Because Of Bovine TB

32 Cattle Herds Quarantined Because Of Bovine TB

Cattlenetwork.com

Officials have now quarantined 32 herds with about 15,000 adult cattle in north-central Nebraska, so testing for bovine tuberculosis can be completed.

State Agriculture Director Greg Ibach (eye-BAW) said Thursday that most of those herds were quarantined because the animals had contact with a Rock County herd where two animals have tested positive for bovine TB.

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NAIS: Detriment to Texas agriculture

NAIS: Detriment to Texas agriculture

Glyn Wright

Bandera County Courier

In 2005, with support from Texas Farm Bureau (TFB), Southwestern Cat­t­le Raisers Association (TSCRA) and Texas Cattle Feeders Association (TCFA), the Texas Legis­lature passed HB 1361 giving the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) the power to implement the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) in Texas.

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Congress, global warming and cow flatulence?

Congress, global warming and cow flatulence?

New Jersey Voices

Did you ever think you would hear a Congressman come before a national audience and talk about cow farts? Well Republican Rep. James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin has been compelled to come out do just that to oppose proposed federal regulations on the issue of farts.

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On the Farm: Ranchers Staying Optimistic

On the Farm: Ranchers Staying Optimistic

KFYR

The North Dakota Stockmen`s Association turned 80-years-old this year. 80 years of looking out for the rancher and being a voice for them. The association lobbies government on issues like property taxes, property rights and animal health. They tend to come into opposition with groups like the Humane Society of the United States and environmental organizations, who sometimes don`t understand the life of a rancher.

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Farming with grass in 21st century

Farming with grass in 21st century

Delta Farm Press

Grass and other perennial plants may be just what the doctor ordered for farmers facing the uncertainties of climate change.

And beef and dairy products from free-ranging, grass-fed cattle — along with legumes and grains grown in addition to grass — may be just what the doctor ordered for consumers.

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Importance of Minerals For Beef Cattle

Importance of Minerals For Beef Cattle

Cattlenetwork.com

This is an excellent time of year to make sure that your mineral-vitamin program is on target. Adequate mineral-vitamin nutrition is vital in optimizing animal growth, lactation, reproductive function and immune response.

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Cow Slaughter Trends Surprising Some In Northern Plains

Cow Slaughter Trends Surprising Some In Northern Plains

Beef Magazine

The feeder cattle marketing season has ended in the Northern Plains and many livestock auction markets are starting reduced summer schedules. However, a number of Northern Plains auctions are reporting higher-than-expected receipts of beef cows, according to Tim Petry, North Dakota State University Extension livestock marketing economist.

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Eco-friendly and economic benefits of conventional beef production

Eco-friendly and economic benefits of conventional beef production

KNEB

The Growth Enhancement Technology Information Team (GET IT) is introducing a marketing program focused on the economic and environmental benefits of conventional beef production.

The campaign will provide beef producers with facts about the “eco-friendly and eco-nomical” benefits of conventional beef production — facts producers can share with family, friends and neighbors who might not be familiar with the benefits of modern beef production systems.

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Most attending session oppose government ID program for cattle

Most attending session oppose government ID program for cattle

Rachael Embler

KOTA-TV

The U.S. Department of Agriculture proposes an animal identification system to track livestock and limit disease.

However, many producers said the cost to them outweighs any benefits.

KOTA Territory ranchers, like Bill Bullard, said they’re ready for a fight.

“If the USDA wants to fight us on this folks, we’ll fight,” Bullard said.

He said it’s a fight for their future.

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