Daily Archives: January 21, 2011

Feeding hay can be a dangerous prospect

Feeding hay can be a dangerous prospect

Susan Dudasik

Prairie Star

We rarely think of handling hay as dangerous, but it can be unless you follow a few simple safety rules like being cautious around the stacks, leaving hay hooks in visible places and checking the hay and bins for harmful debris.

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Red vs. white meat

Red vs. white meat

Vickie Jackson

Detroit Alternative Medicine Examiner

The cry against red meat has often reached a hysterical level.  Many people shun beef or any red meat without considering its healthy aspects, labeling it, automatically, as virtual poison.  Funny, our ancestors–not that many decades ago–ate a healthy diet which included plenty of red meat, and many of them lived to a ripe old age, even into the nineties and beyond.

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Mob Grazing 101

Mob Grazing 101

Kindra Gordon

Hereford World

Start with a high stock density for a short period of time, allow for ample recovery of the plants, and you might yield some impressive pasture results.

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Probe it now

Probe it now

Rick Rasby

Angus Journal

If you haven’t yet tested your forages for the winter feeding program, do it now. Quality can vary a bunch. Forages are the primary energy source for beef cows. Hopefully, up until now, most cows have been grazing crop residue or stockpiled forage. As far as harvested forages are concerned, as forages mature digestibility decreases because of the increase in fiber.

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LMA assures Eastern Livestock victims

LMA assures Eastern Livestock victims

Julie Harker

Brownfield Network

The Livestock Marketing Association (LMA) is reminding the more than 700 producers who got bad checks from the troubled Eastern Livestock Company that they still have “a proven, fiscally sound method for marketing their cattle.” The CEO of the LMA, Mark Mackey, points out that none of the defaults came from a livestock auction.

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Plan for Hay Production Now to Improve Quality

Plan for Hay Production Now to Improve Quality

Stephen B. Blezinger, Ph.D., PAS

Cattle Today

Production of quality hay has been a concern to cattle producers for decades. The value of quality hay, whether it be grass or legume, has always been important as it provides for a significant portion of the animal’s nutrient needs, especially protein and energy.

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BeefTalk: Pausing to Ponder the Future of Beef

BeefTalk: Pausing to Ponder the Future of Beef

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

In a broad sense, cattle production includes the grass, cow and beef industries. The grass industry accepts harsh environments, the cow industry tries to avoid harsh environments and the beef industry tries to design away harsh environments.

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