Daily Archives: October 12, 2010



You’ve heard the old adage, “There’s more than one way to skin a cat!”  In northern Indiana there’s more than one way to skin a renegade cow!

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Breeding for Black Baldies

Breeding for Black Baldies

By Dr. Ken McMillan


Q&A: My family has a small beef farm with primarily black Angus cows. We’d like to go back to a red Hereford bull for economic and safety reasons. The last black Angus bull was a little too aggressive and unpredictable toward both the cows and us.

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Shipping Fever

Shipping Fever

Kim Watson Potts

Beef Today

Calves with drooping head or ears, a cough and nasal discharge and refusal to eat or drink—these are just some of the signs to watch for as you wean calves and receive stocker cattle this fall.

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Managing cull cows this fall

Managing cull cows this fall

Steve Paisley

Tri State Livestock News

One management area that has received a lot of attention over the last three or four years has been cull cow management and marketing. Some of the common statements made include: 1) The sale of cull cows from the herd represent a significant portion of annual beef herd returns, estimated to be as high as 15-20 percent of herd receipts

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Iowa producers help fund beef sustainability study

Iowa producers help fund beef sustainability study

High Plains Journal

A pound of beef produced today has less of an environmental impact than it did in 1977, according to a new study presented at the 2010 Cattle Industry Summer Conference held this summer in Denver.

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Good Grazing Management Important to Productivity

Good Grazing Management Important to Productivity

Holly T. Boland

Cattle Today

Practicing good grazing management strategies can be very beneficial to a stocker operation. Pastureland that has been managed appropriately will be more productive for a longer period of time, have higher forage quality, and forage waste will be reduced.

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Natural beef gaining fans

Natural beef gaining fans

Ed Merriman

The Bend Bulletin

When cattle prices were low and buyers were scarce in the mid-1990s, seven Oregon ranchers banded together and formed Painted Hills Natural Beef, headquartered in Fossil, to fill what they hoped would become a viable niche market for hormone- and antibiotic-free cattle raised on rangeland in Central and Eastern Oregon.

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Steve Cornett:   Let Me Clarify: Study GIPSA

Steve Cornett:   Let Me Clarify: Study GIPSA

Beef Today

Let me apologize for being unclear in an earlier post to Bill Bullard and his friends in the Obama Administration for writing in an unclear manner. Bullard, in a response, accuses me of disserving the industry by saying “it’s not packers who benefit” from value based marketing.

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Acorn Poisoning in Cattle

Acorn Poisoning in Cattle

Dr. Jeremy Powell, University of Arkansas

When forage is scarce, cattle will often search for alternative food sources. In Arkansas, where cattle are frequently grazed on pastures that may contain oak timber, the possibility exists for cattle to consume acorns.

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North American International Livestock Exposition set for Nov.

North American International Livestock Exposition set for Nov.

High Plains Journal

The 37th Annual North American International Livestock Exposition is scheduled for Nov. 6 to 19 at the Kentucky Exposition Center. The premium and information catalog as well as entry forms are available on the Expo’s website at www.livestockexpo.org.

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