Daily Archives: November 23, 2010

John Harrington: GIPSA, This Doesn’t Help

John Harrington: GIPSA, This Doesn’t Help

DTN

A New Albany [Kentucky]company that’s one of the largest livestock brokerages in the country is under federal investigation after allegedly issuing millions of dollars in worthless checks — or making no payment at all, in some cases — for cattle put on the market earlier this month.

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Cull cow feeding and management

Cull cow feeding and management

Steve Paisley

Tri State Livestock News

My last column discussed making the decision whether or not to feed cull cows. Several factors, and several decisions, made up front, help to determine the profitability and success of a cull cow feeding operation.

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Donation Considerations

Donation Considerations

Barb Baylor Anderson

Angus Journal

Donating cattle, embryos or semen to universities that may benefit from your operation’s genetics can go a long way toward helping advance beef industry research. Southern Cattle Co., Marianna, Fla., found such a fit earlier this year at the University of Illinois (U of I).

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Braunvieh Cattle Offer Value to the Beef Industry

Braunvieh Cattle Offer Value to the Beef Industry

Stephen B. Blezinger, Ph.D., PAS

Cattle Today

The beef industry touches virtually every part of the globe. Worldwide there are over 250 recognized breeds of cattle of which approximately 70 are found in the United States. The crossbreeding combinations are infinite.

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Things To Do Before Purchasing A Bull

Things To Do Before Purchasing A Bull

Brett Barham

Bovine Veterinarian

I know many producers spend many hours in the process of purchasing a bull. It’s a big decision – one that can impact your herd for many years beyond the expected usefulness of the bull due to his daughters remaining in production. It pays to do some homework on determining what kind of bull you need prior to purchase. Here are some steps to help guide you through the process.

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Selecting Docility Genetics

Selecting Docility Genetics

Sally Northcutt & Bill Bowman

Angus Journal

Cattle behavior has been documented to influence economically important traits. Quality grade was also greatly enhanced in the more docile cattle, with double the percentage of carcasses grading USDA Prime and premium Choice.

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Virginia Charolais Leader James E. Kindig Passes

Virginia Charolais Leader James E. Kindig Passes

Staunton News Leader

James Earl Kindig, 85, of Stuarts Draft passed away Nov. 20, 2010, at the Shenandoah Hospice House. 

Earl traveled throughout North America to find the optimum mix of genetics and confirmation to improve his herd. In 1970, he traveled to Oregon with his son, James Lee, and purchased the "Poller" bull, which was the first homozygous polled Charolais bull and became nationally known for siring only polled offspring.

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