Monthly Archives: October 2009

Video Feature: Prevent Hay Fires

Dr. Clyde Lane University of Tennessee, Beef Extension Specialist, discusses this important topic.

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Liquid feeds provide different benefits for cattle

Liquid feeds provide different benefits for cattle

AG Weekly

Terri Adams

Gone are the days of just feeding hay and water to livestock through the winter. Now producers have a wide variety of supplemental feeds available to them, including liquid feeds.

A walk through any feed store is almost like a walk through a warehouse-style grocery store: so many different feeds advertising so many different advantages.

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BeefTalk: Collaborative Thought Is Better Than Competitive Strategy

BeefTalk: Collaborative Thought Is Better Than Competitive Strategy

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

Steer No. 2 was sold for $84.76 per hundredweight of live weight minus shrink (Oct. 23 six-state average price published by CattleFax). The steer weighed 1,375 pounds. Minus the 4 percent shrink, the steer’s pay weight was 1,320 pounds, or $1,118.83.

Is this a fair price to whoever owns No. 2? The start of this discussion on calf value rests with the fairness. However, the question is complicated and fairness is only one piece of a very large equation.

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Molds & Mycotoxins Show Up In Corn

Molds & Mycotoxins Show Up In Corn

AG Network

Record October rainfall plus cool weather has increased risk for mold development in corn, and telephone calls to the University of Illinois have increased with questions from producers on how to best deal with this risk.

Moldy corn reduces bushel weight, corn quality, nutrient content, and increase the risk of mycotoxin formation.

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E.coli run amuck

E.coli run amuck

Codi Vallery-Mills

The Cattle Business Weekly

News outlets have been buzzing about ground hamburger and E. coli since the New York Times published its investigative piece earlier this month about Stephanie Smith, a young dance instructor who became paralyzed from eating a single hamburger contaminated with E. coli.

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Educating the public on production practices

Educating the public on production practices

Amanda Nolz

Tri State Livestock News

Since its inception in 1914, the Cooperative Extension Service has been instrumental in addressing the needs of communities across the country through non-formal educational outreach programs and materials. In 1906, county agents, or extension educators, were first hired to help build strong communities and assist them in their questions.

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Vilsack Said Future Program Responsive to Cattle Industry Concerns

Vilsack Said Future Program Responsive to Cattle Industry Concerns


Katie Micik

The future of the National Animal Identification System is in one man’s hands: Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. This summer, Vilsack announced he wanted to reevaluate the program and hosted 14 listening sessions that drew loud, and often angry, opposition.

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