Daily Archives: May 14, 2010

Test herd, then treat to avoid parasite resistance

Test herd, then treat to avoid parasite resistance

Drovers

As instances of internal parasite resistance to deworming treatments are becoming more numerous among the country’s cattle herds, it becomes apparent that herd managers must pay closer attention to the use of these valuable herd-health tools.

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Mob Grazing

Mob Grazing

Boyd Kidwell

Angus Beef Bulletin

Mob grazing saved Greg Judy’s cattle operation. In 1999, Greg and his wife, Jan, faced losing their farm to bankruptcy. During the past 10 years, Judy has honed his grazing management to the point that he has quit buying seed and fertilizer, owns no machinery and feeds almost no hay on the livestock operation near Clark, Mo.

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State Of Kansas Fails To Pay State Fair Bill

State Of Kansas Fails To Pay State Fair Bill

Bovine Veterinarian

The state of Kansas has again failed to help pay the bill for the Kansas State Fair’s $29 million master plan project that legislators approved in 2001 – with the fair now shorted about $1.343 million of a match outlined in Kansas statutes.

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Positive Pasture Conditions Boost Cattle Prices

Positive Pasture Conditions Boost Cattle Prices

Kim Watson-Potts

Beef Today

Late winter and spring moisture conditions have been good for pastures across the United States, giving a positive start to grazing season. The latest USDA Pasture and Range conditions report showed 64% of the U.S. reporting conditions as good to excellent. And only 7% report poor to very poor pasture conditions.

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Review the Status of DNA Technology in Cattle

Review the Status of DNA Technology in Cattle

Nebraska Farmer

The use of DNA technology in beef cattle will be addressed at a June 7 conference at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in Clay Center.

Attendees will learn about recent advances in the application of DNA technology as it relates to making selection decisions in beef cattle, says Matt Spangler, UNL Extension beef genetics specialist.

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Farm Groups Wary of New Climate Change Bill

Farm Groups Wary of New Climate Change Bill

Gary Truitt

Hoosier AG Today

  Senators John Kerry (D, Massachusetts) and Joe Lieberman (I, Connecticut) unveiled climate-change legislation on Wednesday, although the bill‘s chances of success are uncertain.

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Applying Nitrogen After Planting

Applying Nitrogen After Planting

Thebeefsite.com

Weather conditions allowed many farmers to plant corn early this year. However, due to 2009’s late harvest, many acres with corn already growing still need to be fertilized with nitrogen.

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Building Better Calves

Building Better Calves

Susan Allen

Aginfo.net

Now how in the world can  human pregnancies help us raise better beef cattle?  I’ll be back with the answer after the  break. Did you know that pregnant women whose bodies are either in a starvation mode or obsess have a direct impact on the health and development of the fetus.

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Docile cattle better earners

Docile cattle better earners

Weekly Times Now

NERVOUS and aggressive cattle are a pain in the wallet.

That is the finding of a study presented recently to the Midwest American Society of Animal Science, in Des Moines, Iowa.

Gary Fike, beef cattle specialist for the Certified Angus Beef brand in the US, said docile cattle in a feedlot graded premium choice and prime at more than double the rate of nervous to very aggressive cattle

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Sexed Semen Is A Good Alternative For Use In Some Cattle Operations

Sexed Semen Is A Good Alternative For Use In Some Cattle Operations

Bovine Veterinarian

Semen that has been separated into male and female sperm is now available for the beef and dairy industries, a bovine specialist in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences told attendees of a recent Pennsylvania Cattleman’s College Purebred Breeders Workshop.

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Online Animal Care Training & Certification Now Available For Livestock Auction Market Personnel

Online Animal Care Training & Certification Now Available For Livestock Auction Market Personnel

cattlenetwork.com

Proper livestock handling and animal care is a major industry topic – and now livestock auction market personnel can fine-tune their handling skills, thanks to a new partnership between Livestock Marketing Association (LMA) and the Beef Cattle Institute (BCI) at Kansas State University.

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Rocky Mountain Junior Beef Expo, May 29-30

Rocky Mountain Junior Beef Expo, May 29-30

The Fence Post

The 2010 Rocky Mountain Junior Beef Expo is scheduled for May 29-30 at Island Grove Park in Greeley, Colo. This Open to the World Steer and Heifer Show is for all young people ages 8 through 20 on the day of the show.

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Beef Production Will Continue to Decline in 2011

Beef Production Will Continue to Decline in 2011

Western Livestock Journal

USDA predicted total U.S. meat production for 2011 will be slightly higher than 2010 as increased pork and poultry production more than offset declines in beef. In its World Supply and Demand Estimates report, USDA said beef production will continue to decline in 2011 on tighter cattle supplies.

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Updated Web Site On Environmental Regulations

Updated Web Site On Environmental Regulations

Thebeefsite.com

The EZRegs web site developed by University of Illinois (U of I) Extension specialists has been updated to include new information on key agricultural environmental regulations.

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After a Tough Year, Cattle Prices on the Rise

After a Tough Year, Cattle Prices on the Rise

KFBB

At Western Livestock in Vaughn, sales over the last few months at the weekly cattle auction have been strong, which owner Lynn Perry says is due in part to supply and demand.

"We’re seeing a really good market now," Perry says, "I was just reading something last night that their expecting this to be the lowest number of cattle we’ve had since 1959."

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