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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