Monthly Archives: January 2011

Improper cow nutrition proves costly for beef producers

Improper cow nutrition proves costly for beef producers

AG Answers

Thin cows can be economically devastating as beef producers head into spring calving season, said Purdue Extension beef specialist Ron Lemenager.

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Winter pinkeye

Winter pinkeye

Kenny Barrett Jr., DVM, MS

Tri State Livestock News

You will be hard pressed to find a fly in South Dakota this time of year. We have always been taught flies cause pinkeye. So where does winter pinkeye come from? Obviously there must be more to the story; and there is.

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Farmer has big plans to make the Valley beef central

Farmer has big plans to make the Valley beef central

Rebecca Martinez

Staunton News Leader

For all the cattle raised in Augusta County, they sure don’t stick around.

Calves were sold, often in lots, at the Staunton Union Stock Yards Friday. Most of them will be sent to Pennsylvania or the Midwest, where there are enormous feedlots and meat processing facilities. The buyers there stand to make a bigger profit by finishing, processing and selling the beef.

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A Better Way to Feed Hay

A Better Way to Feed Hay

Kindra Gordon

Hereford World

It may sound peculiar, but Neil Dennis of Wawota, Saskatchewan, Canada, starts putting out bales for winter feeding in the fall — long before the snow and winter weather sets in. He may position 600 bales in a pasture, each about 20 feet apart.

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Steve Cornett:  Taco Bell’s No-Win Defense

Steve Cornett:  Taco Bell’s No-Win Defense

Beef Today

We should have been suspicious when we heard they called that rat-looking little “Quiero Taco Bell” dog “Senor Filler.”

Ok. That’s unfair, but Taco Bell got themselves into this, and it will be entertaining to watch them dig their way out.

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Proper Written Contracts Important for Ranch Managers

Proper Written Contracts Important for Ranch Managers

John Alan Cohan, Attorney at Law

Cattle Today

We all know that recordkeeping is important for tax purposes, as well as for keeping track of day-to-day activities on the ranch, but most ranchers do not keep the right kind of records.

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What Number Nerds Don’t Know About Country Store Arithmetic

What Number Nerds Don’t Know About Country Store Arithmetic

John Harrington


While the current bull market in livestock futures is as fun to watch as a fireworks display at Disney World, there’s something about the exploding sky that just doesn’t add up.

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