Daily Archives: September 27, 2011



I never claimed to be a cowman and I’ve got the scars to prove it! 

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Heifers don’t have to be pigs at the feed bunk

Heifers don’t have to be pigs at the feed bunk

By Evelyn Boswell

Montana State University

Heifers being prepared for breeding don’t have to eat like pigs, stuffing themselves at all-you-can-eat feed bunks with unlimited refills, according to scientists at a Montana State University experiment station.

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Culling For Udder Conformation

Culling For Udder Conformation

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

There is no hard and fast rule as to when to cull a cow on udder conformation.

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Economics Behind Livestock ID

Economics Behind Livestock ID

Beef Today

A study assessing the impact of traceability and animal identification programs on the international market for red meat has been released by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF).

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Low conception rates in heifers

Low conception rates in heifers

Dave Barz, DVM

Tri State Livestock News

Finally the cool days of fall have arrived after one of the hottest, driest summers I can remember. In our area we didn’t receive much rain since the first of July and the pastures are “toast.” Many producers are worrying about feeding their cows soon, adding expense to the ranch.

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Bale grazing & windrow grazing lets cows feed themselve

Bale grazing & windrow grazing lets cows feed themselves

Heather Smith Thomas

Letting cows feed themselves during winter is one of the best ways to save on winter feed costs. Some form of harvested forage is generally used in winter climates when snow covers the pastures, but a lot of time and expense can be saved by not hauling hay in from fields and then haul it back out to cattle.
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How to Feed Cattle

How to Feed Cattle

Wiki How

Feeding is the most important and probably the most confusing part of raising cattle. This is because there are a wide variety of feedstuffs, ration types and alternatives, and methods of feeding cattle.

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Veterinarian Advice – Pregnancy Checking

Veterinarian Advice – Pregnancy Checking


The fall season is an important time for cattle producers. It is time to wean the year’s calf crop and figure out which are being sold and when. It is also time to prepare for the most expensive part of a cow’s year; the winter feeding period.

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Kentucky Grand Jury Accuses Livestock Broker of Theft

Kentucky Grand Jury Accuses Livestock Broker of Theft

Katie Micik


A federal grand jury and Kentucky grand jury handed down the first criminal indictments associated with the collapse of Eastern Livestock Company on Thursday.

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Cattle Thieves Butcher Calves On Rancher’s Property

Cattle Thieves Butcher Calves On Rancher’s Property


Special Rangers and deputies in Rogers County are investigating another case of cattle theft. In this case, the thieves actually butchered the cattle right on the spot.

When Ryan Payne went to check his cattle Sunday evening, he made a shocking discovery.

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