Daily Archives: January 10, 2012

A Rotten Egg Deal

A Rotten Egg Deal

Gary Truitt

Hoosier AG Today

Steak and eggs make a great breakfast; toss in some bacon and you have a fantastic way to start the day. But producers of steaks, pork, and many other meat proteins are at odds with the egg industry over a deal with the devil. 

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Don’t Skip the Preg Checks

Don’t Skip the Preg Checks

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

A pregnancy check by an experienced veterinarian is money and time well spent.

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Manage Grazing To Reduce Fescue Toxicity

Manage Grazing To Reduce Fescue Toxicity

Hay & Forage Grower

Studies have shown that frequent, close grazing can reduce concentrations of the harmful alkaloid in fungus-infected tall fescue.

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Reduce Hay Feeding by 2/3 or More!

Reduce Hay Feeding by 2/3 or More!

Dr. Dan Buskirk, MSU Dept. of Animal Science

According to my calculations, if Michigan’s corn stover (a.k.a. cornstalks) were to be grazed or harvested with just 15% efficiency, there would be enough to supply more than 10 tons annually for every beef cow in Michigan.

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Cattle improve biodiversity

Cattle improve biodiversity

The Western Producer

Brad Wildeman, who is also president of the Pound-Maker feedlot and ethanol company near Lanigan, Sask., told the recent Canadian Forage and Grassland Association conference that cattle is a green business.

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Chambersburg teen’s steer takes top honors at Pennsylvania Farm Show

Chambersburg teen’s steer takes top honors at Pennsylvania Farm Show

Public Opinion

Lindsay Upperman of Chambersburg took grand champion honors Sunday with her 1,315-pound light heavyweight crossbred steer, Stetson, in the Junior Market Steer competition at the 2012 Pennsylvania Farm Show.

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The Right Bale Feeder Conserves Hay, Cuts Costs

The Right Bale Feeder Conserves Hay, Cuts Costs

Dan Undersander

Hay & Forage Grower

Round-bale feeding losses can range from 3% to more than 40% depending on the feeding system or lack thereof. When round bales are simply put out onto pasture, animals eat some and, in the process, pull the bales apart, leaving hay to be trampled on.

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Steve Cornett:  States Shoulder Too Much of the Promotion Burden

Steve Cornett:  States Shoulder Too Much of the Promotion Burden

Beef Today

We spend too little promoting beef. Inflation and dwindling cattle numbers have reduced the $1 per head national checkoff program to ridiculousness.

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Proper nutrition before and after calving

Proper nutrition before and after calving

Gayle Smith

Tri State Livestock News

Many factors can play a role in whether or not a producer has a successful calving season, but management is the key. According to Steve Paisley, extension beef cattle specialist with the University of Wyoming, making sure a newborn calf gets up and nurses within six hours of birth is critical to its future health.

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Arson suspected at Calif.’s biggest beef processor

Arson suspected at Calif.’s biggest beef processor

The Sacramento Bee

Investigators say arson is suspected in a blaze that destroyed 14 big-rig tractors and several trailers at California’s Harris Farms cattle operation, the state’s largest cattle feeder, beef processor and beef marketer.

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