Daily Archives: April 15, 2011

BeefTalk: Bulls Furloughed Until Mid-July

BeefTalk: Bulls Furloughed Until Mid-July

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

Just as the weather changes, so do agricultural operations. There are long- and short-term plans, but the actual work generally is somewhere in the middle. Planning is important because, without a long-term plan, it is very hard to have a short-term plan.

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7 Do’s & Don’ts for Breeding Season

7 Do’s & Don’ts for Breeding Season

Kindra Gordon

Angus Journal

“Do things twice as well as you need to because the little mistakes at every point can really add up.” That’s the advice George Perry, a beef reproduction specialist at South Dakota State University (SDSU), gives to cow-calf producers as they prepare their herds — and their management tactics — for breeding season.

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Prevention Is Worth More than a Pound of Cure

Prevention Is Worth More than a Pound of Cure

Dan Goehl

Beef Today

As spring calving progresses, it is time to prepare for the adversity that comes with it. Calf scours is one of the issues that we begin to deal with as we get deeper into the season.

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Feeders Can Strike a Balance Between Grade and Grain

Feeders Can Strike a Balance Between Grade and Grain

Cattle TOday

In a perfect world, cattle growth promotants would improve and increase marbling, too. Short of that, feeders can strike a balance between grade and gain, implant and marbling levels.

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Bovine TB Confirmed In Michigan

Bovine TB Confirmed In Michigan

WLNS

Michigan officials say they’ve recently confirmed bovine tuberculosis in two Alpena County beef herds. State agricultural officials say that bovine TB has been detected in 52 cattle herds and four privately owned cervid operations, which usually involve deer, since testing began in 1998.

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Harvesting high quality hay and haylage to keep feed costs down

Harvesting high quality hay and haylage to keep feed costs down

Gary Rapking

The Inter-Mountain

Energy and protein supplements are expensive. To make a farm profitable, it is important to keep costs down and productivity up. The major cost in livestock production is feed cost.

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East Texas farmers, ranchers feeling the effects of drought

East Texas farmers, ranchers feeling the effects of drought

Hayley Wielgus

KYTX

It’s a drought in East Texas after the driest March on record. The area is nearly six inches short on rainfall and that’s affecting the local economy.

It wouldn’t be a Jacksonville farm without the famous tomatoes.  That’s why Guinn Plant Farm is using these soaker hoses to keep their crops alive.

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