Daily Archives: July 11, 2011

Baled Silage for Livestock

Baled Silage for Livestock

John Jennings, University of Arkansas

Baled silage, commonly referred to as “balage,” originated in northern Europe, where drying conditions are not conducive to the production of high-quality hay. This dilemma is common in Arkansas as well as most of the southeast United States.

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Creep Feeding

Creep Feeding

Shelby Filley, Ph.D., Oregon State University Extension Service

American Cattlemen

One way to provide feed to calves while they are still nursing is through “creepfeeding.” Creep-feeding is the practice of providing supplemental feed to suckling calves while restricting access of older cattle. This is typically done using a feeder surrounded by a pen with narrow openings for calves.

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Four Industry Greats Honored During Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame Banquet

Four Industry Greats Honored During Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame Banquet

Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame

Four outstanding individuals in the cattle-feeding industry were celebrated for their leadership, innovation and dedication during the annual Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame banquet on June 30 in Denver, Colo.

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Tri-State Beef Conference To Be Hosted August 15-16

Tri-State Beef Conference To Be Hosted August 15-16

Dr. Scott P. Greiner, Extension Animal Scientist, VA Tech. sgreiner@vt.edu

A Tri-State Cow-Calf Conference will be held in Johnson City, TN on August 15-16.  The two-day program will include a tour of local beef operations on the afternoon of Monday, August 15.  An evening meal and educational program featuring Kristina Butts from NCBA will immediately follow the tour.

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Taking The Pain Out Of Fencing

Taking The Pain Out Of Fencing

Angela Lovell

AG Canada

Fencing ranks right up there when it comes to ranking least favorite pastimes on the farm and Erickson farmer Adele Popp is no exception.

But Popp was happy to pass along some of the things she’s learned about fencing as part of the South Parkland Beef Seminar pasture tour for women last week.

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Youth program offered at Beef Cattle Short Course

Youth program offered at Beef Cattle Short Course

Blair Fannin, Texas A&M

North Texas e-News

A program featuring educational sessions specifically for youth will be offered in conjunction with the 57th Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course Aug. 1-3 at Texas A&M University. The beef short course is sponsored by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service.

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UT field day should appeal to cattle producers

UT field day should appeal to cattle producers

Patricia McDaniels

Southeast Farm Press

The University of Tennessee is once again hosting a Steak and Potatoes Field Day at the Plateau AgResearch and Education Center.

The free event, which includes a trade show and a sponsored lunch, begins with registration at 8 a.m. CDT on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at the main unit of UT’s Plateau AgResearch and Education Center on U.S. Hwy. 70N west of Crossville.

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Take Steps to Reduce Impact of Sickness on Herd

Take Steps to Reduce Impact of Sickness on Herd

Stephen B. Blezinger, Ph.D., PAS

There are few factors that affect the profitability of a cattle operation like sickness and deathloss in cattle. The following will give you some insight on identifying and managing sick cattle, and steps that can be taken to reduce the impact of sickness and death on the profitability of your operation.

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Handling Steamed Corn Flakes

Handling Steamed Corn Flakes

James I. Sprague


The June 2002 issue of the Journal of Animal Science included a invited review paper by Richard Zinn, Fred Owens and R. A. Ware. They discussed the importance in the flaking process of corn on starch digestibility and feed efficiency.

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Information Avenue for the Beef Industry

Information Avenue for the Beef Industry

Chris Richards, Clint Krehbiel, D.L. Step and Don Wagner

Oklahoma Cattleman

Oklahoma State University serves as an information avenue for many people, including Oklahoma’s cattle producers. Through the Willard Sparks Research Center, OSU Department of Animal Science and College of Veterinary Medicine provide receiving and confinement cattle feeding research information to the Oklahoma and US cattle industry.

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