Daily Archives: August 8, 2011

Keeping cattle on feed

Keeping cattle on feed

High Plains Journal

I don’t know about you, but I have not enjoyed the recent 100-degree heat wave. Most likely, cattle in the area have not enjoyed it either. Cattle have a temperature comfort zone that ranges from zero to 75 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Top 10 cattle heat stress busters

Top 10 cattle heat stress busters

Ben Holland

Tri State Livestock News

Provide adequate drinking water. A minimum of 1.5 inches of space at water tanks per animal is necessary. In addition, make sure water flows are sufficient to keep up with the requirements of the animal. Above 80 degrees F, cattle may consume more than 2 gallons per 100 pounds of body weight.

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Proud of their name, proud of their product

Proud of their name, proud of their product

The Miami County Republic

The Silvers have been raising Herefords for about 40 years. They’re so fond of them that Gerald said if they ever stopped raising Herefords, they’d be done raising cattle.

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UNL’s Sandhills lab/ranch sets open house

UNL’s Sandhills lab/ranch sets open house

North Platte Bulletin

An open house at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (MDT) Aug. 24.

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Cattle rustling: It still happens

Cattle rustling: It still happens

Jeff Ayres

Clarion Ledger

Larry Smith knows what it’s like to have some of your most valuable possessions stolen.

It wasn’t his vehicle, computer, television or family heirlooms that he lost. Instead, he was without nine head of beef cattle he tends to on his Edwards farm.

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Water consumption critical to beef cattle health, production

Water consumption critical to beef cattle health, production

 High Plains Journal

According to Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University emeritus Extension animal scientist, daily water requirements for the non-lactating beef animal will run from 0.75 to 1.5 gallons per 100 pounds body weight, or 6 to 12 percent of their body weight. Lactating cows nursing calves may consume 18 percent of their body weight.

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Billionaire to put cattle ranch on property

Billionaire to put cattle ranch on property

Bill Thompson

Ocala.com

Car parts magnate and Marion County horseman Frank Stronach seeks to bring a new venture to his adopted community: a sprawling cattle ranch.

The Canadian billionaire plans to establish a state-of-the-art cattle harvesting facility near Fort McCoy that would provide 150 jobs to the economically distressed north Marion community, Stronach’s representatives said.

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Sylvan Dale Ranch’s grass-fed cattle battle rising feed costs

Sylvan Dale Ranch’s grass-fed cattle battle rising feed costs

Madeline Novey

Loveland Reporter-Herald

The air was cool and gray clouds moved above a herd of black and brown steers as they munched on pasture grasses Thursday afternoon at Sylvan Dale Ranch.

Susan Jessup, whose family has owned the ranch west of Loveland since 1946, rested her elbows on the splintered fence and watched the 23 animals as they not only ate but also saved money.

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NDSU’s high-tech feeding site crosses enterprise disciplines

NDSU’s high-tech feeding site crosses enterprise disciplines

AGWeek

North Dakota State University livestock researchers are just testing out the complex controls of a new research complex that increases cross-connections between feeding studies and reproduction, genetics and genomics disciplines.

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‘I was born into agriculture’

‘I was born into agriculture’

The Courier

Gary Wilson will retire Aug. 31 after more than 31 years with Ohio State University, Hancock County Extension.

For many years, he was called the Hancock County Extension agent. Now, he is Maumee Valley Extension educator, agriculture and natural resources, for Ohio State University Extension, overseeing programs in 10 counties.

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