Daily Archives: April 13, 2011

Low-Stress professional halter breaking beef cattle Part 2

Low-Stress professional halter breaking beef cattle Part 2

University of Missouri instructor demonstrates a low-stress method of halter breaking a beef animal. Many professionals use these same methods for other animals. It is low stress for the handler and the animal.



SDSU Extension announces restructuring

SDSU Extension announces restructuring

Tri State Livestock News

The South Dakota State University College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences has announced the restructuring of the South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service in response to a 10-percent reduction in state appropriations for Fiscal Year 2012. In addition to a decrease of $818,644 in state appropriations, the agency is anticipating a reduction of $325,000 in federal budgets for a one-year total of $1.2 million.

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Food Shortages in America?

Food Shortages in America?

Beef Today

“Americans deserve a government that plans for the future. That means responding to threats of grain shortages, not just predicting them. Releasing some land from CRP contract will provide an infusion of additional production that is desperately needed. It’s a decision the President can make and one he should act upon as quickly as possible,” said Rep. Devin Nunes.

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Rotational grazing recycles nutrients

Rotational grazing recycles nutrients


Due to the dramatic increase in fertilizer prices over the past six months, producers are wondering how they can get the most bang for their buck with limited funds for fertilizer and lime purchases.

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The Bull on Cottonseed

The Bull on Cottonseed

Dr. Ken McMillan

Too much cottonseed can lead to infertility in bulls. Is any amount safe?

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Corn Gluten Feed for Beef Cattle

Corn Gluten Feed for Beef Cattle

Dr. Mark A. McCann, Extension Animal Scientist, VA Tech

The domestic processing of corn to produce high-fructose corn syrup has made available an increasing amount of corn gluten feed.  In many locations in Virginia, corn gluten feed is one of the few and most economical by-product or co-product feeds available.

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Michael Pollan discusses the fine points of food policy

Michael Pollan discusses the fine points of food policy

Leslie Cole

The Oregonian

Editor’s note: Stories of this ilk are included in the blog to inform those in our industry how agriculture is being presented to and perceived by the public.

How to start an American revolution? Write an unlikely page-turner that dissects our bewildering landscape of food choices and urges readers to think through the ramifications of what we buy and put in our mouths.

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