Monthly Archives: May 2011

On-Pasture Finishing Viable for Smaller Feeders

On-Pasture Finishing Viable for Smaller Feeders

Alan Newport

Beef Producer

Researchers in Oklahoma and Illinois recently released cost-saving details of their experiments with feed-finishing calves in a pasture setting.

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Invite a Cow to Lunch

Invite a Cow to Lunch

Tom Bechman

Indiana Prairie Farmer

Many of you may bring a cow to lunch, only not in the form the cow might like. Whoever invented the ‘Eat More Chicken’ commercial was a genius. Often, the cow comes to the table in the form of a steak or hamburger.

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Auburn University hosting statewide Beef Field Day

Auburn University hosting statewide Beef Field Day

The Wetumpka Herald

The Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association working with the Auburn Animal Sciences Department and The Alabama Cooperative Extension System will host a statewide Beef Field Day.

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Identifying Cull Cows

Identifying Cull Cows

Eldon Cole

Eldon Cole discusses identifying candidate cows for culling.

Eldon Cole is a University of Missouri livestock specialist for southwest Missouri headquartered at Mt. Vernon. He was raised on a livestock farm at Potosi, Mo., and graduated from the University of Missouri College of Agriculture in 1962 and received a Masters in Animal Husbandry in 1963. Mr. Cole began his Extension career in 1964 in Marshall and in 1968 transferred to Mt. Vernon as livestock specialist. His programs include beef and forage production and utilization, Missouri Steer Feedout, Show-Me-Select Beef Heifer Replacement Program, bull breeding soundness clinics, and grazing schools to name a few.

USDA Sticking by GIPSA Rule

USDA Sticking by GIPSA Rule

Jerry Hagstrom


The Obama administration will not withdraw the proposed Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration rule regarding the marketing of livestock and poultry, even though a bipartisan group of 147 House members wrote Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack urging that it be rewritten, a USDA spokesman said late last week.

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Cattle Producers Join Forcers for Better Sales

Cattle Producers Join Forcers for Better Sales

Linda Breazeale

Cattle Today

Cattle producers and buyers are finding a win-win method of marketing cattle in the Cattlemen’s Exchange and Homeplace Producer Sales.

Mississippi State University’s Extension Service is partnering with several organizations and sale barns to offer auctions in Winona and Hattiesburg for cattle that may never pass through either of those cities.

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BeefTalk: Little Money Available for High-cost Producers

BeefTalk: Little Money Available for High-cost Producers

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

Times are good and perennial grasses, or should we say perennial plants, are doing a little more waving in the wind this spring than their annual grass counterparts.

If one mentions grass, then cattle discussions are soon to follow. Even when times are good, with good grasses and good prices, survival is not to be taken for granted by grass and cattle producers.

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