Daily Archives: July 19, 2010

Ranchers’ brands bought and sold amid rising costs

Ranchers’ brands bought and sold amid rising costs

The Cattle Business Weekly

Thomas Dyekman of Loveland, Colo. twice passed up the opportunity to sell the title to the historic cattle brand that has been in his family since before the turn of the 20th century.

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Yearling Bulls are a Fast Track to Upgrading Today’s Crossbred Herd

Yearling Bulls are a Fast Track to Upgrading Today’s Crossbred Herd

Del Deterling

DTN/Progressive Farmer

At Angell Ranch, they discovered years ago that yearling bulls are the fastest and most economical track when it comes to upgrading quality in a crossbred herd.

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Steve Cornett:   Jobs! Get ‘Em While They’re Hot!

Steve Cornett:   Jobs! Get ‘Em While They’re Hot!

Beef Today

I hadn’t thought of what a test tube Arizona might be for finding out if guest workers take jobs unemployed Americans want.

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Bull problems

Bull problems

Dave Barz, DVM

Tri-State Livestock News.

Another shower of rain? It seems to be a wet summer so far. The wheat harvest has just started, but the summer pasture looks great. Most of you cow-calf producers are in the height of the breeding season. Just because the bulls are turned out doesn’t mean your work is over.

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Plan Early to Insure Reproductive Efficiency in the Breeding Herd

Plan Early to Insure Reproductive Efficiency in the Breeding Herd

Cattle Today

It is never too early to be looking ahead; in fact it is a necessary management skill. For the cow/calf operation, calving season means looking ahead to the breeding season.

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Grazing Improves Former CRP Land

Grazing Improves Former CRP Land

Hay and Forage Grower

Having the right number of cattle on the right piece of land for the right amount of time for the right reasons may be one of the most powerful tools farmers have to ensure the long-term sustainability – both economic and environmental – of their operations, says Donald Nelson, Washington State University Extension beef specialist.

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US Corn Expected To Drive Feed Costs Up

US Corn Expected To Drive Feed Costs Up

Thebeefsite.com

A Winnipeg based grain market analyst expects US corn to play a key role in influencing the cost of feeding livestock heading into the fall and winter this year, reports Bruce Cochrane.

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Don’t Overlook Water as a Essential Nutrient

Don’t Overlook Water as a Essential Nutrient

Chel Terrell

Cattle Today

It’s July and those sweltering summer temperatures continue to creep higher and higher. As the sweat beads trickle down and clothes stick to the body like glue, one of the first things a person wants to reach for – besides the air conditioner knob – is a tall glass of ice cold water. Water is essential to our survival, whether it’s helping us cool down or providing essential nutrients needed to sustain life.

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Here’s your chance to win the “Get ready for grilling” package.

Here’s your chance to win the "Get ready for grilling” package.

Answer a few easy questions about your beef checkoff investment and you’re automatically entered to win a grilling package including a stadium blanket, grilling utensils, cooler, potholder, Chef Richard Chamberlain’s spice rub, beef checkoff cap and instant read thermometer.

 Take the beef checkoff trivia challenge.

With milk prices low, dairy farmers turn to beef cattle

With milk prices low, dairy farmers turn to beef cattle

Alyssa Sunkin

Times Herald-Record

In what used to be a dairy farm region, more and more farmers are raising beef cattle, either to keep their farms operational or try to turn a profit amid sour milk prices.

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Omega Farms recognized for restoration

Omega Farms recognized for restoration

Williamston Enterprise

The Michigan Barn Preservation Network celebrated 15 years during its their annual conference and meeting at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing recently.

This conference begins with a day-long bus tour of area barns that falls under the job assignment of Dan Creyts of west Lansing.

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Texas Longhorn beef rancher goes unorthodox – to direct sales

Texas Longhorn beef rancher goes unorthodox – to direct sales

KYLE PEVETO

Lubbock Online

Across the pastures of James Gentz Jr.’s family ranch north of Winnie, longhorn cattle lie around, chew their cud and fatten up.

Looking over the field, Gentz, 56, admired the breed he has raised for 30 years, known for their diverse colors, wide-set horns and hardiness in tough Texas summers.

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Stockpile Surplus Pasture Growth

Stockpile Surplus Pasture Growth

Hay and Forage Grower

This might be a good year to stockpile pasture grasses for grazing next winter, suggests Bruce Anderson, University of Nebraska Extension forage agronomist.

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NCBA: Time is Running out for Estate Tax Reform

NCBA: Time is Running out for Estate Tax Reform

Beef Today

Only 30 legislative days are left on the Congressional calendar until the estate tax reverts back to its staggering pre-2001 levels. If Congress fails to act, starting Jan. 1, 2011, farm estates worth a mere $1 million will be taxed at a rate of 55%.

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AVMA Testifies In Support Of Judicious Use Of Antimicrobials In Food Animals

AVMA Testifies In Support Of Judicious Use Of Antimicrobials In Food Animals

Bovine Veterinarian

Testifying before members of the U.S. House of Representative’s Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, the AVMA’s Dr. Christine Hoang reiterated the AVMA’s stance that such bans can have far-reaching impacts on both animal and human health. Dr. Hoang also emphasized the veterinarian’s duty in promoting both public health and protecting animal health and welfare.

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