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Wet conditions make haying a challenge
Tri State Livestock News
The persistent wet conditions in many parts of the area covered by the Tri-State Livestock News will make haying a very challenging activity this summer.
Steve Cornett: Get Better or Get Out
Competition is a frustrating thing. Still, there is a difference between war and business deals. In both, you have two sides. But only in one is “all fair,” and that’s because when you’re at war anything that hurts the adversary helps you. But in business, as often as not, the opposite is true.
Sexed Semen Offers New Breeding Opportunities
Heather Smith Thomas
One of the newer developments in the beef industry is use of sexed semen. AI has been used for many years to increase the number of progeny from superior sires, and embryo transfer enables producers to increase the number of offspring from a specific mating.
Drought to have multi-year effect on rebuilding U.S. cow herd
Ongoing drought conditions in the southern Great Plains states make it increasingly likely the rebuilding of the U. S.’ cow herd will take four years or more. For the year to date, beef cow slaughter decreased 4.4 percent nationally while beef cow slaughter in Region 6, which closely corresponds to the drought area, increased 11.7 percent.
Feeder calf mistakes
Bovine Veterinarian Magazine
Beef cattle nutritionist Mike Hubbert, PhD from New Mexico State University’s Clayton Livestock Research Center, says it’s important to “feed for health” with new calves arriving in the feedlot. “I define feeding for health as: the individual animal is consuming the proper nutrients at the proper units/levels for the promotion of healthy, cost efficient growth,” Hubbert explains.
Senate Ag Committee Examines Livestock Industry
Hoosier AG Today
Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Ag Committee, says bolstering conservation and other critical Farm Bill programs will help to strengthen the 250-billion dollar livestock industry, a major area for job and economic growth as the Committee moves forward in crafting a new Farm Bill.
A Yardstick to Cull By
Kay Richardson says the decision to cull should be done with an eye toward building the best, most reproductive herd possible.
Cattlemen Included in Key Survey
Cattle producers are being asked to provide their input to the 2011 National Beef Quality Audit. The 2011 NBQA, led by scientists from Colorado State University and Texas A&M University, is designed to collect and analyze information from cooler audits in the packing sector, face-to-face interviews with beef supply chain partners and, for the first time, cattle producers including feeders, stockers, cow-calf operators, and seedstock producers will be surveyed.
Forage Options For Surviving Drought
Hay & Forage Grower
Producers in the southeastern U.S., where drought is contributing to a short hay supply, should know how much hay and pasture they have available and how much will be needed to get through a dry period, said Dennis Hancock, University of Georgia Extension forage specialist.