Daily Archives: June 28, 2010

Extra pounds equals extra dollars

Extra pounds equals extra dollars


Maximizing returns is a goal for every producer, no matter what stage of production. For cow/calf producers, implanting calves is one of the most profitable tools available — returning far more in weight gain and feed efficiency than the cost of the implant itself.

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Our Number-One Enemy Is Ourselves!

Our Number-One Enemy Is Ourselves!

Troy Marshall

Beef Magazine

This week’s drama with the Executive Committee of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB) and its meaningless decision to separate totally from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) illustrates the serious problem this industry has with its leadership and organizations

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Hay making challenges in wet weather

Hay making challenges in wet weather

Ken Olson

Tri State Livestock News

If hay has been rained on, it will lose nutritional value. The best alternative is to turn it as needed to hasten drying it out, but do so while it is still damp enough to retain its leaves. If it keeps getting rained on, it becomes increasingly difficult to retain its value.

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One Health

One Health

Barbara Hesselgrave

In today’s world, the convergence between animals, humans and their respective environments has become more interdependent than we often realize. We are literally no more than 24 hours from any two points on the globe. And, as communities around the world cope with rapid changes in climate and land use, the borderlines between people and their goods and products — and the hidden domain of diseases — has gradually begun to blur.

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USMEF Watching New Beef Agreement Between Canada and China

USMEF Watching New Beef Agreement Between Canada and China

Hoosier AG Today

  The U.S. Meat Export Federation is interested to see what a new agreement to open China to Canadian beef will mean for U.S. beef. USMEF estimates the value of the Chinese market for U.S. beef exports to be upwards of 200-million dollars.

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North Dakota drops TB testing regulation

North Dakota drops TB testing regulation

Brad Swenson

Bemidji Pioneer

The state of North Dakota on this week dropped additional testing requirements for most cattle entering that state from Minnesota and Montana.

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Ultrasound steers cattle growers in right direction

Ultrasound steers cattle growers in right direction


Harrison Daily Times

In assembly line-like fashion, the cows moved from chute to chute, where at each stop, their flanks were slathered with vegetable oil. Standing in the sultry morning air, four people went wordlessly about their work, moving wand-like devices over the oiled-up hides and intently peering at monitors behind them. On the screens appeared black and white images of quivering life.

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