Daily Archives: February 10, 2012

Watch your tires to prevent hardware disease      

Watch your tires to prevent hardware disease                            

Carl Dahlen      

Progressive Cattleman

Inverted tires can make great structures to hold cattle feed and water, but regular maintenance is required.

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Prevent beef calf respiratory disease

Prevent beef calf respiratory disease

Geni Wren

Bovine Veterinarian

When calves die in their first three weeks of life, the major causes are calving-related problems or weather-related causes (25.7% and 25.6%, respectively), according to the National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) Beef 2007–2008 report.

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New Grazing Approaches Save Big Money

New Grazing Approaches Save Big Money

Boyd Kidwell


If high fertilizer prices and hay costs are getting you down, it might be time to take a fresh look at rotational grazing. Rethink everything you thought you knew and try something completely different. That’s what Greg Wade did.

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BeefTalk: The Winner – the Heavier-conditioned, Large Steer With No Muscle

BeefTalk: The Winner – the Heavier-conditioned, Large Steer With No Muscle

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

What does it mean when the highest total dollar value received per carcass from a set of steers goes to the steer with the least muscle? He wins the class, despite his heavier-conditioned, overly large carcass with poor muscle, but he graded choice.

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Bull reproductive exams important as breeding season approaches

Bull reproductive exams important as breeding season approaches

AG Answers

Examining bulls for reproductive soundness is important as breeding season approaches, says a Purdue Extension beef specialist.

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Adjust farm model to keep family business viable

Adjust farm model to keep family business viable

Kersha Cartwright

Douglas County Sentinel

As a response to rising feed prices and extensive drought conditions, local farmer Joe Griffith and his father, Mac, recently made the decision to transition their family’s traditional cattle farm to a natural grass-fed beef farm for local processing and consumption.

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MF Global’s Collapse Has Ranchers Steamed

MF Global’s Collapse Has Ranchers Steamed

Elizabeth Campbell


Pete Bonds, a 59-year-old Texas rancher, doffed his cowboy hat and stepped to the microphone. He wanted to tell an executive from CME Group (CME), owner of the world’s largest futures market, what he thought of the $100 million fund set up to help protect ranchers and farmers from another collapse like commodities broker MF Global’s last October.

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