Monthly Archives: November 2010

Keys to Forage Profitability

Keys to Forage Profitability

Garry Lacefield and Don Ball

Beef Today

Forage production is a broad topic. After all, there are numerous forage crops that can be grown in most any given geographical area, the soils and sites available for forage production vary greatly, various species and classes of livestock are produced on different farms and producers have widely differing resources and objectives.

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Scours An Expensive Problem

Scours An Expensive Problem

Dr. Ken McMillan


Q&A: What steps do you recommend to keep scours from cutting our calf crop? I’ve read that scours is the biggest calf killer in the United States.

Calf scours is certainly one of the most costly problems affecting the cow/calf ­producer.

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Late autumn management tips for the cow

Late autumn management tips for the cow

Dave Barz, DVM

The weather has been great this fall. The harvest is completed and most of the fall tillage work is finished as well. The warm temperatures and lack of precipitation have made it easy to maintain gestating cows.

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Gary Minish named provost-senior vice chancellor

Gary Minish named provost-senior vice chancellor

Tom Woolf

The Saluki Times

Southern Illinois University Carbondale Chancellor Rita Cheng today (Nov. 18) announced the appointment of Gary L. Minish as provost and senior vice chancellor.

Cheng selected Minish from among four finalists. His appointment, effective Dec. 15, is subject to ratification by the SIU Board of Trustees.

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Cold weather management for calves and cows

Cold weather management for calves and cows

Rusty Evans

The Leaf Chronicle

Justin Rhinehart, assistant professor with University of Tennessee Extension, offers some good advice on cold weather beef management.

Cold weather can have a drastic impact on the performance of cattle. In fact, it can have as much of an effect on production as hot weather. Understanding how cattle deal with cold will help you understand how to bring cattle through winter without losing performance or wasting resources.

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GIPSA clarification wanted

GIPSA clarification wanted

High Plains Journal

After hearing more of the same and reading the letter to the editor ("Another Washington idea that rural America just can’t afford," Nov. 22, Page 4-B), I have to ask. KCA and R-CALF have never in all the years I have been involved (since day one) ever said or believed that all cattle should be priced the same as commodities like corn or wheat.

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Luke Bowman Joins Select Sires’ Beef Team

Luke Bowman Joins Select Sires’ Beef Team

Select Sires Inc. has hired Luke Bowman as Beef Public Relations and Communications Coordinator. In this role, he will coordinate all aspects of public relations for the beef program, organize beef training within the Select Sires federation, assist with photography and video of newly acquired and current lineup sires, oversee production of the annual Beef Sire Directory and development of other promotional materials. Bowman will be based out of his home in Greens Fork, Ind.

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