Daily Archives: September 7, 2011

Where’s The Seedstock Sector Headed?

Where’s The Seedstock Sector Headed?

Troy Marshall

BEEF

I really admire breed associations and believe strongly in what they’ve done for our industry in genetic improvement. Breed associations employ some of the brightest, most passionate people in our industry and they’ve prospered over time because they’ve been very successful in creating value.

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New Variety Of Cotton Tested For Feed Use

New Variety Of Cotton Tested For Feed Use

Thebeefsite.com

Researchers at New Mexico State University are carrying out field and lab trials on a glandless variety of cotton whose seed meal has potential as a feed ingredient because of its low gossypol content.

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Antibiotic resistance is the old kid on the block

Antibiotic resistance is the old kid on the block

Shannon Linderoth

Bovine Veterinarian

Whenever antibiotic resistance hits the news, reports often read as though this is a new occurrence. Adding to this sentiment, scientists commonly express surprise at how fast bacteria developed resistance to the miracle antibiotic drugs when they were developed less than 100 years ago.

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Extended Release Antibiotics

Extended Release Antibiotics

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

Extended release antibiotics can last up to 8 days, and are usually given in an area that will be discarded when cattle are processed, like their ear.

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Don’t cut costs on cow nutrition or heifer selection

Don’t cut costs on cow nutrition or heifer selection

Gayle Smith

Tri State Livestock News

With input prices continuing to rise, cattle producers will have to stay diligent in finding ways to continue to reduce costs, explained Steve Paisley, a University of Wyoming (UW) associate professor of animal science during the 2011 Cattleman’s Conference in Douglas, WY.

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Cattle 101 – Head ’em up, move ’em out

Cattle 101 – Head ’em up, move ’em out

Mark Duncan

The Daily Courier

“Anyplace you go in Arizona, you’re looking at somebody’s ranch,” says Arizona Cattle Growers Association President Andy Groseta. This herd is foraging near the Granite Dells in Prescott.

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Yaks in Parker County

Yaks in Parker County

Judy Sheridan

Weatherford Democrat

When Parker County resident Bob Payne moved back to Texas from Spokane in 2001, he packed his yaks.

Yaks … animals native to Tibet, with long handlebar horns and shaggy skirts of coarse, dark hair.

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Balancing Act

Balancing Act

BEEF Magazine

More gain with better feed efficiency is the objective, along with a better-than-breakeven price in the end. But feeders know they must use production methods that promote strong gains and produce high-quality beef that meets the consumer taste test. Tender, tasty beef is imperative to ensure long-term demand.

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Nationally known grazing author to lead workshops

Nationally known grazing author to lead workshops

Echo Press

Nationally known grazing expert and author Greg Judy will lead two days of workshops on how farmers and landowners can produce profits from pastured livestock. The workshops will be held September 9-10 at the Broadway Ballroom in Alexandria.

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New Management System Helps Feedlot Operators Boost Revenues

New Management System Helps Feedlot Operators Boost Revenues

Market Watch

Feedlot operators across the country have access to a new management system that will create jobs, increase efficiency and lower production costs.

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