Daily Archives: September 4, 2009

Video Feature: Glenn Beck- An end to the Cattle Business?

On Wednesdays Program Glenn’s guest puts forward a theory on the planned end of the cattle business.

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How much time between spraying and grazing?

How much time between spraying and grazing?

Dr. Jerry Volesky, Associate Professor of Agronomy,West Central Research & Extension Center

Both Roundup (glyphosate) or 2,4-D with Banvel are equally effective in controlling field bindweed in stubble.

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Agro-terrorism threat a real one

Agro-terrorism threat a real one

Advocates for Agriculture

An author and terrorism expert says as the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks approaches, Americans need to be aware of the threat of agro-terrorism and the impact it could have on the nation’s food supply.

Tim Downs is the author of Ends of the Earth (Thomas Nelson, September 2009), a novel which explores the scenario of a terrorist attack on U.S. farms which contaminates the nation’s food supply. Downs, who has done extensive research on agro-terrorism, says it is especially difficult to defend against.

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Economic Impact of Artificial Insemination vs. Natural Mating for Beef Cattle Herds

Economic Impact of Artificial Insemination vs. Natural Mating for Beef Cattle Herds

Mississippi State University

Artificial insemination (AI) has been commercially available as a viable technology since the 1940’s. It has been used extensively in the dairy cattle industry over the last several decades and has totally changed the genetic structure of the national dairy herd.

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Early Weaning Pays

Early Weaning Pays

Miranda Reiman

Angus Journal

It’s too good to be true. That’s what many producers think when they’re told they can sell heavier, higher-quality calves while reducing cow costs with one simple management strategy.

Animal scientists give validity to what otherwise seems an unlikely possibility.

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Buying versus Raising Replacement Heifers

Buying versus Raising Replacement Heifers

Dr. Glenn Selk, Extension Cattle Specialist, Oklahoma State University

Dr. Dillon Feuz, University of Nebraska Agricultural Economist at the Panhandle Research Station recently addressed the issue of raising versus buying replacement heifers. He carefully examined the costs of raising replacements and correctly included the value of increased carrying capacity of the operation, if replacements are purchased. Using cattle prices and input prices that are in line with today’s markets, Dr. Feuz arrives at a "cost" of raising a bred commercial replacement heifer at approximately $700.

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Cattle prices could move higher as a result of less supply

Cattle prices could move higher as a result of less supply

Blair Fannin

Agrilife News

With more people eating at home as a result of the recession, an improved economy could encourage consumers to spend more money eating out in the coming months, which could be good news for cattle producers later this year and into 2010, said a Texas AgriLife Extension Service livestock economist.

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