Daily Archives: November 22, 2011

Montana Hereford Association Feeder Calf Sale

Montana Hereford Association held a Hereford-influenced feeder calf sale on Wednesday in Three Forks. Ranchers from all over the state bought their calves to the sale barn to be sold primarily to feedlots in the midwest…just another step in the beef production cycle.

Buy supplements right

Buy supplements right

Rick Rasby

Angus Journal

Feed costs make up 50% or more of annual cow costs. Management practices that keep cows grazing to meet the majority of their nutrient needs are almost always more economical than carrying harvested feeds to them to eat. It is important to understand the nutrient needs of the cow herd.

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Protection From Scours

Protection From Scours

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

Scours most frequently occurs in calves less than one month old. The most common ­infectious causes are E. coli bacteria, rotavirus, ­coronavirus and cryptosporidia.

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Nanny government protecting us from ourselves

Nanny government protecting us from ourselves

Dillon Feuz

Tri State Livestock News

I have debated with myself for some time about writing this article. It may prove to be somewhat controversial. However, I finally decided that I would write it and that perhaps those of you who strongly agree with me may be moved to action and those of you who strongly disagree with me may also be moved to action.

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Educate, don’t regulate, to help future farmers

Educate, don’t regulate, to help future farmers

Jackson Citizen Patriot

In reference to the recent proposed child labor laws at the federal level, youth under the age of 16 may be restricted in the agricultural industry, including showing livestock, working on the farm and riding in machinery, to name a few. 

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Hereford Denver Activities Planned

Hereford Denver Activities Planned

KRVN

The event will kick off with the junior Hereford show Thursday, Jan. 12, at 8 a.m. Following the junior show, will be the bull show at noon on Thursday. Both events will be on the Hill in the Stadium Arena.

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Meat: Making Global Warming Worse

Meat: Making Global Warming Worse

Bryan Walsh

Time

Editor’s note: Stories of this ilk are included in the blog to inform those in our industry how agriculture is being presented to and perceived by the public.

Need another reason to feel guilty about feeding your children that Happy Meal — aside from the fat, the calories and that voice in your head asking why you can’t be bothered to actually cook a well-balanced meal now and then?

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Obama sides with big business over small cattlemen

Obama sides with big business over small cattlemen

Stephanie Paige Ogburn

High Country News

When four companies control 80 percent of the supply in a marketplace, even the most conservative economists would likely admit the potential is high for market manipulation.

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DDG Breakthroughs Result from Partnership

DDG Breakthroughs Result from Partnership

Cheryl Anderson

DTN

A three-year partnership between the Nebraska Corn Board and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln resulted in important research breakthrough in distillers grains, according to Kelly Brunkhorst, ag program manager for the Nebraska Corn Board.

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Northern Beef Packers Plant To Open In 2012

Northern Beef Packers Plant To Open In 2012

Evan Coughlin

KSFY

The Northern Beef Packers facility in Aberdeen has been under construction for the last five years, now the plant looks to be close to opening.

In just a matter of weeks Northern Beef Packers will start processing cattle in their new state of the art facility.

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