Daily Archives: September 2, 2011

Mobile Beef Lab hits the road

Mobile Beef Lab hits the road

The Cattle Business Weekly

The UNL Extension Mobile Beef Lab will take science on the road by teaching participants concepts of biology and agriculture production through rumen-fistulated animals.


Baxter Black, DVM :Pigs, cows, trailer complicate cattle sale, transport

Baxter Black, DVM :Pigs, cows, trailer complicate cattle sale, transport


Ron said it was just one of those days. In fact, it was the day before the regular auction in Fort Pierre, S.D. He had sorted off a truckload of cows he needed to get rid of.


BeefTalk: Grass vs. Grain – Steer Gains

BeefTalk: Grass vs. Grain – Steer Gains

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

There is excitement in the air, or I should say excitement in the grass. The excitement leads to the interesting numbers of 2.80 and 4.07.


Hay-Buying Basics

Hay-Buying Basics

Becky Mills

Progressive Farmer

Maybe you’ve decided your neighbor with the big equipment can make hay cheaper than you can, or maybe it didn’t rain and you’re in a tight bind. Either way, you’re a hay customer.


Appreciation of Farms Beneficial for Tax Purposes

Appreciation of Farms Beneficial for Tax Purposes

John Alan Cohan, Attorney at Law

Cattle Today

Under the IRS hobby loss rule if you have losses in connection with any farming activity, whether livestock, horses, or crops, the IRS may suspect that the activity is engaged in as a hobby rather than a business, particularly if there is a history of losses.


10 cattle health achievements

10 cattle health achievements

Geni Wren

Bovine Veterinarian Magazine

A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) called “10 Human Public Health Achievements” (see sidebar) discussed factors that have improved public health worldwide. These included reduction in child mortality, vaccine-preventable diseases, access to safe water and sanitation and more.


Drought puts cattle ranchers at a crossroads

Drought puts cattle ranchers at a crossroads

Rick Jervis


Most of his cows have gone to slaughter, and the goats have been sold off. But if rain doesn’t soon fall on the parched plateau of West Texas, rancher Sam Epperson may be looking for a new line of work.


Shade crucial for beef cattle performance

Shade crucial for beef cattle performance

Open PR

According to a recent study of Angus heifers, cattle with access to shade during summer heat may be 25 percent more profitable than cattle without shade. Providing cattle with just 2 m2 of shade showed significant improvements. The study was published in the September issue of the Journal of Animal Science.


Landowner Lawsuit

Landowner Lawsuit

Debbie Stepp

The Voice of Agriculture

The hunter said he had verbal permission from the farmer to hunt and use a tree stand on the property. He fell out of the stand and now, a year and a half later, is suing the farmer


The natural disaster that didn’t miss

The natural disaster that didn’t miss

Don Gardner

Bryan County News

I went to Douglas last week for a Beef Cattle Short Course and did not see any tall cotton until just before the Coffee County line. If you want to find gamblers, don’t go to Las Vegas, just drive by a farm.