Daily Archives: May 12, 2011

Cow Culling Considerations

Cow Culling Considerations

Dr. Brett Barham

University of Arkansas

Planning an intensive rotational grazing system

Planning an intensive rotational grazing system

Randy Kuhn

Beef Today

   When planning an intensive rotational grazing system there are some basic concepts to keep in mind. Most importantly forages need sufficient rest periods before animals are allowed access to them following a grazing event/period.

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Tornadoes, Floods May Cause Cattle Health Problems

Tornadoes, Floods May Cause Cattle Health Problems

Hay and Forage Grower

Producers facing flooding and tornado damage need to be on guard for symptoms that cattle have ingested metal storm debris, or for the development of the bacterial infection blackleg, warns Tom Troxel, University of Arkansas animal scientist.

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Making better stocker cattle

Making better stocker cattle

Laura Nelson

Tri State Livestock news

Good stocker operators think about how to make their cattle better for the next segment in the beef business.

Many of them gathered at the Backgrounding for Quality field day near Hamilton, KS, last month to learn more about what feeders want and how to get there.

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Personal Biosecurity for Livestock Farm Visits

Personal Biosecurity for Livestock Farm Visits

Dean Ross, Theodor Ferris, Daniel Grooms

Michigan State University

Recent animal health problems in Asia and elsewhere keep pointing to the need to reconsider our defense against emerging animal diseases. In the last decade, biosecurity has often been talked about in agriculture, but practiced haphazardly.

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Cattlemen Driving Hard to End Ethanol Subsidy

Cattlemen Driving Hard to End Ethanol Subsidy

Victoria G. Myers

Progressive Farmer

"We don’t support forcing taxpayers to prop up an industry that should be able to stand on its own two feet." That quote, from Montana cattleman Bill Donald, pretty well sums up the position of many in the cattle industry when it comes to ethanol subsidies.

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What If We Didn’t Grow The Food?

What If We Didn’t Grow The Food?

Gary Truitt

Hoosier AG TOday

The term “food security” gets used a lot these days. It is a term used by the USDA, the United Nations, and other groups to refer to the amount of food people have to eat.

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$1.5 Million Gift To UConn Agriculture Program

$1.5 Million Gift To UConn Agriculture Program


The Hartford Courant

Richard DelFavero, a builder with a passion for farming, has donated $1.5 million to the University of Connecticut to fund its first endowed chair in agricultural resource economics.

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UNL feedlot research evaluating potential of ethanol byproduct

UNL feedlot research evaluating potential of ethanol byproduct


Cattle producers will soon learn how another ethanol by-product can be used as a feed source. Condensed distillers solubles or often referred to as "syrup".can replace traditional protein and energy sources in beef cattle diets and add ration condition to increase palatability.

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Beef cattle prices climb; so do farmers’ costs

Beef cattle prices climb; so do farmers’ costs

Malcolm Hall


The steer — peering out from a feed-lot shed on the Pugh family farm — likely has no idea that he now carries a premium price.

Beef farmers and professional agriculture observers are saying the market has driven up the price of beef.

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