Daily Archives: September 1, 2011

Drought has ranchers looking at different options for feeding livestock

Drought has ranchers looking at different options for feeding livestock

D.E. Smoot

The Muskogee Phoenix

Extreme to exceptional drought conditions across Oklahoma dried up much of the hay and forage crops needed to keep cattle herds healthy through the winter.

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Decisions Made During Drought Minimize Costs Later

Decisions Made During Drought Minimize Costs Later

Dr. Dennis Hancock

Cattle Today

I know you are all hoping for an end to these cycles of severe drought. But, it isn’t a matter of "if" but "when" drought hits us in the Southeast.

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Kentucky farmers donating hay to help drought-stricken Texas farmers

Kentucky farmers donating hay to help drought-stricken Texas farmers

WKYT

As many farmers in Texas deal with one of the most severe droughts that state has ever seen, they’re now getting some help from the Bluegrass.

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Naturally Fed, Carefully Bred

Naturally Fed, Carefully Bred

PRWEB

A perfectly charred tender beef patty layered with a meaty, juicy crimson tomato, a crisp, lush lettuce leaf, and one single-wrapped slice of gooey American cheese is a staple loved by ranchers across the US.

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Grazing management — where quantity is king

Grazing management — where quantity is king

Ponoka News

To be a better grazing manager or “grazier” and get higher performance out of cattle it helps to understanding more about how they eat. With a better understanding of grazing mechanics and intake, it is possible to put animals in situations for better grazing performance success.

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Forget Irene: The Drought in Texas Is the Catastrophe That Could Really Hurt

Forget Irene: The Drought in Texas Is the Catastrophe That Could Really Hurt

Hillary Hilton

TIME

As Hurricane Irene swept up the East Coast of the U.S., there was a surge of envy rising deep in the heart of Texas. No one wished ill on a neighbor on the Eastern seaboard, of course, but for some Texans, watching intrepid, slicker-clad reporters standing in water up to their knees was like watching a moon landing.

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Seven Tips For Ranching Success

Seven Tips For Ranching Success

Larry Stalcup

BEEF

Whether you have 100 cows or numbers akin to the King Ranch in Texas or the Deseret operation in Florida, there’s a lot of responsibility in running cattle.

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Choose Bulls that suit Goals of your Operation

Choose Bulls that suit Goals of your Operation

Heather Smith Thomas

Cattle Today

A bull provides half the genetics for any calves you sell, or the heifers you’ll keep as future cows, so you want to make sure you select a good bull that suits your goals.

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Grain Price Remains Key to Cattle Profitability

Grain Price Remains Key to Cattle Profitability

Justin Gleghorn

It has been a month since we completed our breakeven analysis and what a difference 4 weeks makes.  During that time period costs of gain have increased approximately 15%, corn has charged to new closing highs in the December 2011 and March 2012 contracts.

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Nebraska’s Rex Ranch keeps an eye on grazing

Nebraska’s Rex Ranch keeps an eye on grazing

Gayle Smith

Tri State Livestock News

One of the most common concerns for ranchers attending the Nebraska Grazing Conference is determining if the knowledge they gain can be applied to their own operations, and if so how they can use it.

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