Monthly Archives: June 2011

Livestock Producer Focuses on GIPSA Rule at Ag Hearing

Livestock Producer Focuses on GIPSA Rule at Ag Hearing


Testifying before the Senate Ag Committee Tuesday – Kansas Livestock Association President-Elect Frank Harper explained that free trade – even with its imperfections – is relatively more equitable than regulated and subsidized markets.

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Floods Damaging Montana Hayfields and Forage Harvest

Floods Damaging Montana Hayfields and Forage Harvest

Beef Cattle News

With persistent flooding threatening the successful harvest of forage crops in his state, Montana Congressman Denny Rehberg recently sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack asking USDA to open Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands for haying and grazing.

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Cattle folks watch stover ethanol warily

Cattle folks watch stover ethanol warily

Dan Piller

Des Moines Register

The cattle industry long ago jumped off the ethanol bandwagon, blaming ethanol for spikes in corn prices in 2008 and then in the last 12 months that cattle feeders say have caused them to spend most of the last four years  in the red.

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Individual cattle management

Individual cattle management

Tom Fanning manages Buffalo Feeders, where individual management leads to increased quality and profitability. This video news is provided by Certified Angus Beef LLC and the American Angus Association. Visit or for more information.

Wet conditions make haying a challenge

Wet conditions make haying a challenge

Greg Lardy

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.

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Steve Cornett:  Get Better or Get Out

Steve Cornett:  Get Better or Get Out

Beef Today

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.

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Sexed Semen Offers New Breeding Opportunities

Sexed Semen Offers New Breeding Opportunities

Heather Smith Thomas

Cattle Today

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.

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