Monthly Archives: September 2011

Keep bull requirements in mind

Keep bull requirements in mind

Bovine Veterinarian

More good bulls are wrecked between 8 and 15 months of age than any other point in their relatively short lives, says Dan Larson, PhD, Great Plains Livestock Consulting, Inc., Eagle, Neb. While underfeeding can be an issue, over-fat bulls are far more prevalent, Larson says.

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BeefTalk: Has Much Changed in the Last 15 Years?

BeefTalk: Has Much Changed in the Last 15 Years?

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

Following recent field days, several thoughts about cow size surfaced, which triggered some discussion. In fact, as attendees and students were reviewing previous discussions on what are the best cow systems, they could not help but notice a change at the Dickinson Research Extension Center.

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Is organic beef really healthier than conventional?

Is organic beef really healthier than conventional?

Mary Bender

Berkley Health Technology

In the September 2011 issue of Parenting (early years), an article by Allan Greene MD, a pediatrician, called Substitute Teacher, discusses replacements for everyday foods, activities, and household items for school-age children.

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Stockers Should Pencil Out This Fall And Winter

Stockers Should Pencil Out This Fall And Winter

Larry Stalcup

BEEF Magazine

With the continued demand for feeder cattle, stockers should pencil out a little profit this fall and winter – even if your grass is still parched and wheat pasture is wishful thinking, say Extension livestock specialists.

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North Dakota cattle to Kazakhstan

North Dakota cattle to Kazakhstan

Sarah Gustin

KXMB-TV

Nearly 23-hundred head of cattle from the heartland now call Kazakhstan home.

And more are on their way.

Sarah Gustin takes you to Missouri River Feeders Feedlot north of Mandan where the third shipment of cattle to Kazakhstan is preparing for take-off…

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Ag Secretary Invites Public to 55th Keystone International Livestock Exposition

Ag Secretary Invites Public to 55th Keystone International Livestock Exposition

Gantdaily.com

Agriculture Secretary George Greig has invited the public to visit the 55th Keystone International Livestock Exposition, or KILE, to be held Oct. 1-9 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg.

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Benefits of grass-fed beef

Benefits of grass-fed beef

Fort Worth Nutrition Examiner

For better health, nutritionists advise their clients to consume foods as close to their natural state as possible.  This suggestion pertains not only to vegetables and fruits but to lean protein sources as well.

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Register now to attend Oct. 14-15 Master Cattleman Summit

Register now to attend Oct. 14-15 Master Cattleman Summit

Southwest Farm Press

Cattle producers looking to get the most out of their herd management decisions should register now to attend the 2011 Master Cattleman Summit at Oklahoma State University’s Stillwater campus on Oct. 14-15.

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Watch Cattle Sales Online

Watch Cattle Sales Online

Sara Brown

Beef TOday

For a special "A Day in Agriculture" feature, watch cattle markets across the country online. Thanks to the Livestock Marketing Association, we’ve set up a guest login so you can watch cattle sales from your desktop. Just go to http://www.lmaauction.com and type in "agweb" for the login and password. Click on the "View sales" tab to choose your market to watch.

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Drought and flooding places increased pressure on hay prices everywhere

Drought and flooding places increased pressure on hay prices everywhere

Amanda Radke

Tri State Livestock News

According to USDA reports, the price of alfalfa surged 51 percent in the past year, reaching a record $186 per ton in May. Hay and grass make up about half of what cattle eat over their lifetimes.

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Administer Injections Properly to Avoid Side Effects

Administer Injections Properly to Avoid Side Effects

Heather Smith Thomas

Cattle Today

Cattle are often given injections—vaccines, antibiotics, medications to help reduce inflammation, injectable vitamins or minerals, etc. These should always be administered properly in order to minimize tissue damage and reduce the risks for reactions and side effects.

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Cattle Finish Faster In S.D. Monoslope Barn

Cattle Finish Faster In S.D. Monoslope Barn

Jerry Nelson

Dakota Farmer

Mono-slope barns are a profitable way to feed beef cattle, according to one South Dakota  beef producer.

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High-Quality Beef Market Has its Rewards

High-Quality Beef Market Has its Rewards

Del Deterling

Progressive Farmer

Fillets selling for $75 a pound? Rib eyes going for $50 a pound? How about ground beef priced from $7.50 to $14 a pound? Go to the Internet and click Wagyu (or Kobe) beef and you might think producers of this specialty beef cattle have discovered the road to riches.

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Drought helps triple livestock sales at auction

Drought helps triple livestock sales at auction

Jerry Lackey

San Angelo Standard Times

More than 3,000 head of cattle passed through the auction ring Thursday and Friday during a second consecutive week of two-day sales at San Angelo’s Producers Livestock Auction.

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Take care buying drought cattle

Take care buying drought cattle

Leslie Reed

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture on Wednesday warned cattle producers to get proper testing and animal health certificates when they purchase animals being sold off from Texas and other drought-stricken states.

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Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium Nov. 19-21 in Lincoln

Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium Nov. 19-21 in Lincoln

The Fence Post

The ninth annual Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium, Nov. 19-21 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will introduce Nebraska high school students to beef industry professionals, beef producers and other students from around the U.S.

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True Kobe beef comes only from Japan, so ranchers raise U.S. version

True Kobe beef comes only from Japan, so ranchers raise U.S. version

RGJ.com

Half a world away from the secretive farms that produce Japan’s legendary Kobe beef, Jerry Wilson raises the American version of the meat that will become $50 steaks and $13 burgers.

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Cattle from drought-stricken areas quarantined

Cattle from drought-stricken areas quarantined

Leslie Reed

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

With cattle flooding into Nebraska from drought-stricken states like Texas and Oklahoma, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture on Wednesday warned cattle producers to be sure to get proper testing and animal health certificates for the animals they buy.

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Miss America 2011 will discuss agriculture background in K-State presentation

Miss America 2011 will discuss agriculture background in K-State presentation

Chelsea Good

The Fence Post

A presentation by Miss America 2011, Teresa Scanlan, at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan., will look at the importance of agriculture and food security to the nation.

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Farmer Field Day To Focus On Quality Beef

Farmer Field Day To Focus On Quality Beef

Wallaces Farmer

Ebersole family will host field day on how to raise quality beef. Event will take place on their farm near Kellerton in southern Iowa, on October 15 and is sponsored by Practical Farmers of Iowa.

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