Daily Archives: March 24, 2011

Video Feature: Temple Grandin on Virginia Farming

Jeff Ishee visits with Temple Grandin about her life and research

 

DNA Revolution: Ready for today’s cattle industry gene data ?

DNA Revolution: Ready for today’s cattle industry gene data ?

Codi Vallery-Mills

The Cattle Business Weekly

Agriculture has hit another level of the technology revolution. DNA test research and development is offering cattle producers an opportunity to become the most efficient and profitable agricultural producers the industry has seen.

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Less Stress, Less Hassle

Less Stress, Less Hassle

Becky Mills

Josh Gunn has 5,000 reasons to keep cattle as calm as possible in his family’s custom preconditioning and stocker operation. That is the number of freshly weaned calves that come to the Springfield, Tenn., farm already stressed to the max.

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How to Start up a Beef Cow Calf Operation

How to Start up a Beef Cow Calf Operation

WikiHow

Generally, most rookie cattlemen should start off as commercial cattlemen to gain the experience of calving cows, weaning calves, marketing calves, selecting cows and bulls and replacement heifers and culling the rest, etc. before they decide to go into the seedstock or purebred business.

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U.S. beef prices advance as global buying increases

U.S. beef prices advance as global buying increases

Bob Burgdorfer

Reuters

The ongoing rise in beef prices has surprised analysts and economists, who say better-than-expected exports to such places as South Korea and Mexico are driving the increases.

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More documentation means more premiums for cattlemen

More documentation means more premiums for cattlemen

Gayle Smith

The Fence Post

“They’re black and they’ve had all their shots” is not enough any more for ranchers marketing their calf crop. According to Dr. Darrell Wilkes, manager of ABS Beef Supply Systems in Parker, Colo., the cattle market is dictating more documentation.

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Just a day in the life of a Mom during calving season

Just a day in the life of a Mom during calving season

Jan Swan Wood

Tri State Livestock News

The first spring after we moved to this place came on the heels of a hard, cold winter. The cows had spent most of the winter humped up behind the windbreak, eating hay and staying warm. Consequently, the calves were rather on the jumbo order when calving finally came. I pulled every calf born here that spring and I was not set up for it.

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Farmers turn out in droves for cattle auction opening day

Farmers turn out in droves for cattle auction opening day

Smoky Mountain News

Quintin Ellison

The first cow ushered into the WNC Regional Livestock Center in Canton weighed 850 well-proportioned pounds. Despite being two-months pregnant, she danced lithely about the livestock arena, easily sidestepping the green, long plastic paddle a handler occasionally dabbed in her direction.

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Goggins to Receive Saddle and Sirloin Honor

Goggins to Receive Saddle and Sirloin Honor

Angus.org

Lifelong livestock marketer and Angus breeder Patrick K. Goggins has been named recipient of the 2011 Saddle and Sirloin Portrait Award. The award is among the livestock industry’s highest honors, bestowed on an individual person who has had a profound and lasting impact on American agriculture.

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ICA Names Strohbehn To Hall Of Fame

ICA Names Strohbehn To Hall Of Fame

Wallaces Farmer

Longtime ISU Extension beef specialist Daryl Strohbehn was recently inducted into Iowa Cattlemen’s Association Hall of Fame. His accomplishments and contributions to cattle production in Iowa and beyond were noted at the recent ICA convention in Ottumwa.

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