Daily Archives: November 29, 2011

Researchers Look at DNA Feedlot Strategies

Researchers Look at DNA Feedlot Strategies

Cattle Today

Recently, animal scientist John Wagner and his team set out to answer one question: “Is there potential application for DNA technology in the feedlot?”

The research completed by Colorado State University (CSU) says, “Yes.”

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Daily Feed Requirements

Daily Feed Requirements

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

The right decisions about feed are directly tied to the individual herd’s nutritional requirements.

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Consider Group Marketing to Capture More Value

Consider Group Marketing to Capture More Value

Dan Goehl, DVM

Beef Today

Marketing the calf crop is one of the primary economic drivers in the cow–calf business. There are many advantages to be gained by cooperatively feeding and marketing cattle. Some of the most basic steps are to precondition calves on the farm, market them in pot-load sized, same-sex groups and have similar quality genetics on all calves.

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Wide range of cattle industry topics at 2011 Range Beef Cow Symposium

Wide range of cattle industry topics at 2011 Range Beef Cow Symposium

David Ostdiek

Tri State Livestock News

Cattle ranchers are a diverse lot with a common interest: producing and selling beef.

And that is the common theme of the presentations by more than two dozen speakers during the Range Beef Cow Symposium, Nov. 29 through Dec. 1 at Mitchell, NE.

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Condition-scoring beef cows

Condition-scoring beef cows

University of Missouri

Most spring-born beef calves either have been weaned or will be weaned soon. Weaning is the time to start managing beef cows so that they are at the optimum body-condition score (BCS) before the start of the next calving season, said a University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist.

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Western states report comeback of cattle rustling

Western states report comeback of cattle rustling

Laura Zuckerman


Cattle rustlers, casting aside saddle and spurs for modern horsepower, are roaming the West with four-wheel drive and GPS technology in a resurgence of livestock thievery considered a hanging offense on the old frontier.

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Rosholt, SD, man offers $50,000 reward for stolen cattle

Rosholt, SD, man offers $50,000 reward for stolen cattle

Mikkel Pates


Reward: $50,000.

There’s a kind of Old West flavor to a local newspaper ad in which James A. Larsen appeals to the public to bring his cattle back. It’s intriguing further that Larsen is making the appeal after Riley Braaten, 33, already was convicted of aggravated grand theft in the case.

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Who should pay to make ground beef safe from E. coli?

Who should pay to make ground beef safe from E. coli?

Elizabeth Weise

USA Today

What if it were possible to almost entirely do away with E. coli in ground beef and it would cost only about a penny a burger?

Food-safety experts say it’s entirely feasible with new technologies that have become available.

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What’s in a recip?

What’s in a recip?

Sally Northcutt

Angus Journal

What makes one recipient female better than another? When it comes to embryo transfer (ET) calves and performance information through Beef Improvement Records (BIR), there is a difference.

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Get familiar with BCS before calving

Get familiar with BCS before calving

Doug Toburen


Body condition scoring has been around since the 1980s and provides a system in which cattle can be scored from one to nine, from very thin cattle to obese cattle.

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