Daily Archives: November 11, 2011

Do Your Homework Before Buying a Bull

Do Your Homework Before Buying a Bull

Ted G. Dyer

Cattle Today

Selecting the right bull for your cow herd could be considered as one of the most important decisions you make in staying profitable. Don’t make a quick unprepared decision on purchasing a bull.

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Hay Shortage May Lead to More Foreign Materials in Hay

Hay Shortage May Lead to More Foreign Materials in Hay

Oklahoma Farm Report

Truck after truck can be spotted on highways throughout the state bringing in hay from other areas. Daren Redfearn, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension forage specialist, has some tips for producers to consider when purchasing hay from regions outside the southern Great Plains.

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BeefTalk: Twenty Years of Great Beef Production

BeefTalk: Twenty Years of Great Beef Production

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

In the last 20 years, typical beef producers have increased herd size, established new expectations for cattle growth from slightly older cows and maintained solid reproductive performance. Hats off to some great performance-orientated cattle producers.

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Are You Ready for a Disaster?

Are You Ready for a Disaster?

Jonathan Anschutz

Beef Today

It was more of a trick than a treat for many in the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast. The record shattering snowstorm that lashed the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast on October 29th dumped as much as two feet of snow and left nearly 3 million homes from Maryland to Maine without power.

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Poor forage quality requires solid nutrition management this winter

Poor forage quality requires solid nutrition management this winter

AG Answers

Concerned with forage quality, particularly over late-made first cutting hay, an Ohio State University Extension specialist said farmers need to diligently manage livestock nutrition needs this fall and winter.

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Supreme Court skeptical of California’s slaughterhouse law that grew out of scandal in Chino

Supreme Court skeptical of California’s slaughterhouse law that grew out of scandal in Chino

Inland Valley Review

The U.S. Supreme Court seemed ready Wednesday to block a California law that would require euthanizing downed livestock at federally inspected slaughterhouses to keep the meat out of the nation’s food system.

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Farmers produce themselves out of prosperity

Farmers produce themselves out of prosperity

Daryll E. Ray and Harwood D. Schaffer

Delta Farm Press

In reading Jerry Hagstrom’s report on a three-day conference, Agriculture Investment Summit for the Americas, we were struck by the witty insight of Jason Henderson when he said, “I have never met a farmer who is unwilling to produce himself [or herself] out of prosperity.”

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