Daily Archives: September 9, 2010

Video Feature: Baxter Black: “Toxi” Coffee

Video Feature:  Baxter Black: “Toxi” Coffee

We hear of his affinity for “toxic” coffee another digestive challenge. From US Farm Report.

Heterosis – Ignored or Forgotten?

Heterosis – Ignored or Forgotten?

Dave Daley,

Southern Livestock Standard

So why are we still talking about heterosis? I remember attending a cattlemen’s meeting in 1967, in Bangor California when I was 9-years-old. Our farm advisor gave this very clear, simplistic report on crossbreeding-and the data was irrefutable.

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September Means Corn Silage Harvest

September Means Corn Silage Harvest

North Dakota State University

The time to make corn silage is approaching quickly.

Late-season crops remain ahead of or near the average for maturity, with some corn chopping already under way, according to the North Dakota Agricultural Statistics Service’s recent North Dakota Crop, Livestock and Weather Report.

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Increased Value Opportunities For Producers

Increased Value Opportunities For Producers


The checkoff-funded Beef Innovations Group (BIG) recently debuted six new cuts from the beef round at the first Innovative Beef Symposium in Denver, part of its effort to help meat processors, manufacturers, retailers, foodservice operators and cattle producers maximize yield, add versatility and increase profitability.

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Benefits of Clover

Benefits of Clover

Dr. Ken McMillan


Clovers and legumes require good soil fertility. So your first step is to take soil samples and apply any recommended nutrients and lime. Clovers and legumes in general do not do well in acid soils.

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Don’t Miss Out On Cull Cow & Bull Value

Don’t Miss Out On Cull Cow & Bull Value

Wes Ishmael


When it comes to cull cows, the difference between a troublesome afterthought and a strategic profit center is usually a few months and some feed. That’s especially true this year as cattle numbers continue to decline.

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Reducing weaning stress

Reducing weaning stress

The Cattle Business Weekly

“Weaning is the most traumatic event of an animal’s life,” says Joseph Stookey, an animal behaviorist at the University of Saskatchewan. He adds, “From a calf’s perspective they think they are going to die – the calf hasn’t gotten the message he can survive on his own.”

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Cattlemen Left To Choose Premiums or Pounds in Implant Debate

Cattlemen Left To Choose Premiums or Pounds in Implant Debate

Victoria G. Myers

Progressive Farmer

Beef cattle implants, depending on who’s doing the talking, are either the closest thing to a free ride a producer ever got, or they are an abysmal decision in an increasingly finicky market.

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Q&A: Are cattle with high altitude disease safe to eat?

Q&A: Are cattle with high altitude disease safe to eat?

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

A:   Brisket disease is another name for high altitude disease. Clinical signs vary with the degree the animal is affected. Signs can range from depression to swelling in the brisket

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Microbial Breakthrough Impacts Livestock Production

Microbial Breakthrough Impacts Livestock Production


For the first time ever, University of Illinois researchers have discovered how microbes break down hemicellulose plant matter into simple sugars using a cow rumen bacterium as a model.

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