Daily Archives: January 4, 2012

Baxter Black: The McGuffin

Baxter Black: The McGuffin

Tri State Livestock News

Three giant lobby groups from an alternative time-warp are engaged in a furious hissy fit whose purpose is raising money to pay lawyers.

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Handling Facilities Cut the Stress

Handling Facilities Cut the Stress

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

When it’s time to rework corrals, try to avoid chutes with overly wide lanes, and fit chute size and weight to cattle size.

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Prepare For Late-Gestation Beef-Cow Nutrition

Prepare For Late-Gestation Beef-Cow Nutrition

Hay and Forage Grower

If your hay doesn’t test at least 10% crude protein and 60% TDN, it won’t meet the nutritional needs of late-lactation beef cows, warns Rory Lewandowski, Athens County, OH, Extension educator.

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OSU’s Peel Predicts Higher Cattle Prices in 2012

OSU’s Peel Predicts Higher Cattle Prices in 2012

Oklahoma Farm Report

OSU’s Peel Predicts Higher Cattle Prices in 2012 Beef and cattle prices increased to new record levels in 2011 and are expected to push even higher in 2012- so says Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Market Economist Dr. Derrell Peel.

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PA Farm Show Takes Stage This Saturday

PA Farm Show Takes Stage This Saturday


Pennsylvania is proud to host the largest indoor agricultural exposition in the country, with nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 290 commercial exhibits.

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Develop hay feeding strategies to avoid winter waste

Develop hay feeding strategies to avoid winter waste



To ensure a viable calf crop and a productive summer herd, beef producers must provide adequate feedstuffs throughout the winter. Because the largest component of a winter ration is often forage, an analysis of feedbunk management can keep hay expenditures from sizzling.

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Farmers may feel impact of proposed child labor law changes

Farmers may feel impact of proposed child labor law changes

Rick Montgomery

The Kansas City Star

Not long ago at church, a grown-up asked Adam Mershon, 11, if he planned on being a farmer like his dad, granddad and great-granddad.

“I already am a farmer,” he replied.

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Few US vets trained to treat organic livestock

Few US vets trained to treat organic livestock


Peninsula Clarion

The lack of chemicals used in organic production has created a challenge for farmers in caring for their animals: Few veterinarians are trained to treat livestock without antibiotics or other modern drugs.

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Stop the MAPness!

Stop the MAPness!

Randy Kuhn

 Beef TOday

We don’t spread manure on any of our fields used for Hay production.  It’s a personal decision that we made from day 1 simply due to the fact that it doesn’t seem like a healthy option.   Of course there is manure in our pastures that is deposited by the animals while they graze.

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Roving herd of cattle spur havoc

Roving herd of cattle spur havoc

Diana M. Alba

LasCruces Sun-News

They creep in – usually at night – bust up fences, dance on water pipes and munch down free meals.

And while the antics might be all fun and games to the perpetrators – a wandering herd of cows and calves – the patience of several Radium Springs property owners is wearing thinner by the day.

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