Daily Archives: January 14, 2011

Cattle and Crops on the Shrinking Prairie

Cattle and Crops on the Shrinking Prairie

Beverly Moseley

The Cattleman

Located west of Houston, the Katy Prairie has been home to Raymond Dollins’ family ranch for decades. The prairie soil nourishes the ranch’s crops, forages and cattle that provide his living.

He knows first-hand the challenges farmers and ranchers face — drought, floods and swings in commodity prices. He has stayed the course. It’s in his blood. It’s a way of life.

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New traceability system uses smart-phone technology

New traceability system uses smart-phone technology


Using existing internet, computer and mobile phone technologies, a new animal tracking and herd management solution has been introduced to give cattle producers better control of animal information and herd management. Trazaro enables beef producers to receive, store and transfer data about animals efficiently, dependably and securely.

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Estrus Synchronization Planner Now Available to Beef Producers at No Charge

Estrus Synchronization Planner Now Available to Beef Producers at No Charge

Iowa State University

AMES, Iowa — Thanks to financial support from a multi-state extension group, beef producers are now able to get the Bovine Estrus Synchronization Planner at no charge.

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7 problems that may occur in late pregnancy

7 problems that may occur in late pregnancy

Heather Smith Thomas

Tri State Livestock News

There are a number of things that can go wrong during the last phase of pregnancy. Some problems can be resolved or dealt with easily, while others are more serious and can be deadly to the cow or fetus.

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EPA Issues Emissions Data From Animal Feeding Operations

EPA Issues Emissions Data From Animal Feeding Operations


Washington DC—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making data publicly available from a two-year study of air emissions from animal feeding operations (AFOs).

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Sara Lee buyout could pave way for JBS deal

Sara Lee buyout could pave way for JBS deal


A leveraged buyout of Sara Lee Corp (SLE.N) could pave the way for Brazilian beef processor JBS SA to buy the U.S. company’s meat division, analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch said in a report on Thursday.

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NCBA’s Educational Platform for 2011 Cattle Industry Convention

NCBA’s Educational Platform for 2011 Cattle Industry Convention


Cattlemen and women won’t want to miss the 18th annual Cattlemen’s College® at the 2011 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in Denver, Colo., starting Feb. 2.

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BeefTalk: The Future of Beef, Cows and Grass

BeefTalk: The Future of Beef, Cows and Grass

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist,  NDSU Extension Service

One fundamental point often is overlooked among all the charts, trends and rhetoric about the beef business. The beef business does not exist without the business of the cow. The cow business is the foundation of the beef business. Without cows, there is no beef or beef business.

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Camp Cooley Ranch For Sale

Camp Cooley Ranch For Sale

Southern Livestock Standard

Almost 11,000 acres big, and one of the last of its kind, this amazing ranch is rich in history, natural beauty, surface and subsurface water with an abundance of improved Coastal Bermuda grasslands, as well as minerals. One of the largest ranches in central Texas, it boasts incredible rolling topography, lakes, timber, wildlife, and wetlands.

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Mid-South stocker conference scheduled

Mid-South stocker conference scheduled

Aimee Nielson

Southeast Farm Press

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture is once again teaming up with the University of Tennessee to offer the sixth-annual Mid-South Stocker Conference set for Feb. 21-22 in Bowling Green.

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