Daily Archives: September 23, 2011

Getting your feeders to hit the Grid

Getting your feeders to hit the Grid

The Cattle Business Weekly

The marketplace recently has demanded the beef cattle industry be more aware of quality and better meeting the desires of the consumer.

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Preconditioning programs reduce risk of BRD

Preconditioning programs reduce risk of BRD

Bob Larson

Angus Journal

It has been well-established that cattle that become sick due to bovine respiratory disease (BRD) while they are in a feedlot are likely to have reduced gain and carcass performance compared to cattle that remain healthy. And we know that calves that are castrated and dehorned, trucked, commingled with new penmates, and given a completely new diet — all near the time of weaning, are at high risk for BRD. 

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BeefTalk: A Chaotic Beef Industry

BeefTalk: A Chaotic Beef Industry

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

The beef world is changing, but one should avoid the word chaotic because the beef world has a lot of structure and is far from disorganized. However, the incoming forces that we do not control, such as Mother Nature, are slamming us.

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Livestock Fatalities Often Tied to Aggressive Cattle

Livestock Fatalities Often Tied to Aggressive Cattle

Claire Vath

Progressive Farmer

Every farmer, rancher or vet has a personal story about a run-in with livestock. Sometimes it seems that busted lips, broken toes, bruised ribs and sprains come with the territory.

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Livestock competitions about learning, winning

Livestock competitions about learning, winning

Karen Baker

The Times-Picayune

For families whose lives revolve around junior livestock competitions, winning is important, but learning and gathering life experiences is what makes the long hours, expense and work worthwhile.

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Careful heifer selection can help producers manage input costs

Careful heifer selection can help producers manage input costs

Gayle Smith

With input prices continuing to rise, cattle producers will have to stay diligent in finding ways to continue to reduce costs, explained a University of Wyoming Associate Professor of Animal Science during the 2011 Cattleman’s Conference in Douglas, Wyo.

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Protocols From MU Thompson Farm Boost Cattle Quality, Add Value To Beef

Protocols From MU Thompson Farm Boost Cattle Quality, Add Value To Beef


Thompson farm, the beef reproduction laboratory for university of Missouri researchers, reported new breeding protocols at a field day, Tuesday, Sept. 20.

"We have technology that works and is being underused," Dave Patterson told the crowd during the opening session.

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Cattle, forage highlight LSU AgCenter field day

Cattle, forage highlight LSU AgCenter field day

Bruce Schultz

Delta Farm Press

Louisiana cattle owners stand to benefit from the Texas drought because ranchers in the Lone Star State are selling cattle and will eventually have to restock, cattle experts said at the Sept. 17 Acadiana cattle field day.

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Retirement information for ranchers

Retirement information for ranchers

Amanda Radke

Tri State Livestock News

According to the latest USDA Census of Agriculture, the average age of the U.S. rancher is 58 and climbing. As this generation of ranchers age, plans for retirement, transition and succession are of top priority.

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Extension discusses maintenance of crops and cattle

Extension discusses maintenance of crops and cattle

Kyndel Lee


More than 100 farmers and ranchers met at the Kuhlman Extension Center Tuesday for the 35th Annual Randall County Ag Show and Crops Tour.

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