Daily Archives: February 22, 2011

I’m still here! What Extension folk do in the winter months…

I’m still here! What Extension folk do in the winter months…

Dr. Chris Raines, Pennsylvania State University

My primary appointment at Penn State is in Cooperative Extension, a national program started in 1914 by the Smith-Lever Act.  In short, the Extension functions as a credible, researched-based resource that informs its stakeholders about developments in agriculture.  I work with various groups, including livestock producers, butchers, food retailers, and the general consumer.

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R-CALF Testimony Heard

R-CALF Testimony Heard

KNEB

The House Ag subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk held a hearing last week focused on the Commodity and Futures Trading Commission’s implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

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The Recip Side of the Embryo Transfer Business

The Recip Side of the Embryo Transfer Business

Becky Mills

DTN

If flushing donor cows doesn’t pencil out for your operation, there is still a way to add value to a commercial herd with embryo transfer. Many purebred producers today will gladly pay someone else to provide recipient cows and raise the embryo calves until weaning.

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Calving Season Tips for Producers

Calving Season Tips for Producers

Grant Dewell, Sherry Hoyer

Iowa State University

As calving season begins, producers are keeping one eye on the weather and the other eye on the cows. Iowa State University (ISU) Extension beef veterinarian Grant Dewell shares five tips on helping calving season be as successful as possible for producers, regardless of the weather conditions.

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Steve Cornett:  No Peace for Beef’s Leadership

Steve Cornett:  No Peace for Beef’s Leadership

Beef Today

If anything became clear at the annual confab/cat-fight of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, it’s that the rift between the two sides is taking on the intractability of Mideast peace efforts.

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Udder gold

Udder gold

Kenny Barrett Jr., DVM, MS

Tri State Livestock News

Colostrum is the “first milk” produced by mammals immediately after giving birth. This white gold is similar to milk, but is packed with proteins, cells, signaling molecules, enzymes and sugars beneficial to the health and wellbeing of the calf. Think of it as the “Wheaties” to start life out right.

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Livestock dealer is nation’s biggest

Livestock dealer is nation’s biggest

Joe Malan

Enid News and Eagle

In 1936, Karl Winter started Winter Livestock in Dodge City, Kan.

Many years later, Ray Winter and his son, Mark Winter, brought the business to Enid in the early 1990s.

Since then, it has become the largest independent cattle marketing company in the nation. The Enid-based company sells about 600,000 cattle annually.

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