Daily Archives: January 7, 2010

Video Feature: History of National Western Stock Show-I am Angus

The history of the National Western Stock Show including the story of the Charolais steer painted black and shown as an Angus.

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Q&A:   What is the going rate to charge for calving out and yardage of first calf heifers?

Q&A:   What is the going rate to charge for calving out and yardage of first calf heifers?

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

A:   This information is from an old survey conducted by Dr. Gosey in 199?, but is a good reference to get you started. Feed costs have gone up and labor costs, so you would want to make those adjustments.

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Cattle Tuberculosis Confirmed In South Dakota

Cattle Tuberculosis Confirmed In South Dakota

Bovine Veterinarian

A Yankton County cattle herd has been found positive for bovine tuberculosis (TB) after a 3-year-old cow from the herd was confirmed to be infected with the disease.

State Veterinarian Dr. Dustin Oedekoven said the herd has been quarantined for additional testing.

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Lowlines Fit Niche

Lowlines Fit Niche

Kindra Gordon

Why raise Lowlines? Ask someone who raises this special breed and they’ll likely say, "Why not?"

An ancestor of the Angus breed, Lowlines are about 30% smaller than full-sized Angus cattle – which means they are efficient and offer attributes like calving ease.

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Massive investments in the cattle industry for Russia

Massive investments in the cattle industry for Russia

Evegen Vorotnikov

Meat International

The Russian government will continue to hugely invest in the national meat industry this year, according to local media reports.

According to an official source of the Russian government, next year the total amount of investments in the domestic meat industry will exceed 108 billion rubles (EUR 2 billion), that would be generally consistent with the previous year.

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Wisconsin Beef Continues to Impact State Economy

Wisconsin Beef Continues to Impact State Economy

Wisconsin Ag Connection

More Wisconsin producers are adding beef cattle to their farm operations, which is making a noticeable contribution to the state’s overall economy.

Statistics from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture show 2,000 more farms raised beef cows in 2009 than did in 2008, with a total of 265,000 beef cows on 14,800 farms in Wisconsin.

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Beef Basics II Course now being offered to beef producers

Beef Basics II Course now being offered to beef producers

LEXCH.com

A home study course aimed at providing important information for beef producers has been updated to include the latest research available, according to University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.

Beef Basics II recently was unveiled, focusing on breeding for profitability, said Steve Pritchard, extension educator in Boone and Nance counties who chairs the program.

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