Daily Archives: October 7, 2011

Poor pastures give cattle producers opportunity to review winter feeding options

Poor pastures give cattle producers opportunity to review winter feeding options

University of Missouri

Robert L. Kallenbac

Feeding hay will come sooner than normal for some cattle farmers this fall.

The hot, dry conditions across much of cattle country this summer left cattle with thin pastures and not much to chew this fall.

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BeefTalk: Lowline Influenced, Sized Right and Grass Ready

BeefTalk: Lowline Influenced, Sized Right and Grass Ready

 Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

Starting in 1995, the Dickinson Research Extension Center noted the need to evaluate production costs and herd performance for late-spring (early May) calving in contrast to the traditional spring (late-March, early April) calving in southwestern North Dakota.

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Prevent winter parasites

Prevent winter parasites

Bovine Veterinarian

Whether marketing calves or caring for bred cows this fall, every cattle producer has to make the most of each pound of feed. So why feed parasites too? “There is no reason to feed the cow, calf and the parasites,” says Gary Sides, Ph.D., Pfizer Animal Health Veterinary Operations.

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Do You Have Expansion Fever?

Do You Have Expansion Fever?

Boyd Kidwell

Progressive Farmer

After a brief career as a rodeo bull rider, Jamie Dail started ranching with a small beef herd near Wallace, N.C. During the last 15 years, this eastern North Carolina cattleman has built a herd of 450 brood cows.

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Cloned Cows’ Milk, Beef Up to Standard

Cloned Cows’ Milk, Beef Up to Standard

 Rick Weiss

Washington Post

Milk and meat from cloned cattle are almost identical in composition to the milk and meat from conventionally bred cattle, according to the first comprehensive assessment of the nutritional value of food from clones.

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Flush beef farmers should pay down debt

Flush beef farmers should pay down debt

Carl C. Stafford

Culpeper Star Exponent

Beef farmers are in an interesting situation now with added cash flow coming from cull cow sales and the steady to rising tide of calf income. We fall prey to the temptation to spend when extra cash arrives in our budgets.

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Amid drought, Texas ranchers look to Montana

Amid drought, Texas ranchers look to Montana

Matthew Frank

Missoula Independent

Billings rancher Douglas Sidwell recently got a call asking if he could spare any hay. The buyer was a hay broker in Texas, which is stricken by an unrelenting drought. The broker was looking for as much hay as he could get his hands on to feed starving cattle.

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