Daily Archives: February 13, 2012

Design corrals to reduce cattle stress    

Design corrals to reduce cattle stress                                

Robert Fears    

Progressive Cattleman

Allowing cattle to become stressed can reduce weight gains, milk production, feed efficiency and disease immunity.

In addition, stress often causes abortions and injuries to animals and employees. Cattle stress is reduced by using proper handling techniques and facilitated with corrals designed for smooth animal flow.

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Handling animals with grass tetany

Handling animals with grass tetany

Geni Wren

Bovine Veterinarian Magazine

Grass tetany is caused by a magnesium imbalance in cattle often due to young, rapidly growing forage with an increased potassium content, usually the result of fertilization in the growing season.

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Tips On The Art And Science Of Getting ‘Em Bred

Tips On The Art And Science Of Getting ‘Em Bred

Burt Rutherford


If you look at the averages, where would you guess the most room for improvement lies in increasing the cash flow and, therefore, the potential profitability of a beef cattle operation?

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S.D. packing plant wooing beef producers

S.D. packing plant wooing beef producers


Bismarck Tribune

Some cattle producers think they could cut shipping costs in half by selling to Northern Beef Packers packing plant in Aberdeen, S.D.

Joe Matehs, owner of Matehs Feed Lot in Upham near Minot, spends about $60 a calf to ship to Tyson Fresh Meats Inc., in Dakota City, Neb.

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Cattlemen’s Classic changing lineup of events reflect changes in beef industry trends

Cattlemen’s Classic changing lineup of events reflect changes in beef industry trends


Kearney Hub

More open competitions for adults and youths have been added to the schedule for the 21st annual Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classics, along with educational programs, live entertainment and fun.

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Beef’s Shrinking Environmental Footprint

Beef’s Shrinking Environmental Footprint


Contrary to popular belief, eating beef is not bad for the environment and Dr. Jude Capper with the Department of Animal Sciences at Washington State University has the research to prove it.

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Tenn. and Ky. beef profits hit historic highs

Tenn. and Ky. beef profits hit historic highs

CBS Moneywatch

There’s reason for optimism down on the farm, providing that’s a beef cattle operation in Tennessee or Kentucky.

The mid-South states are the center of cow-calf beef production east of the Mississippi River. Kentucky ranks eighth nationally and Tennessee is ninth.

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Enjoying the benefits of beef

Enjoying the benefits of beef

Trent Loos

High Plains Journal

As a regular attendee at professional meetings and conventions, I can honestly say that I have never been a part of any like the 2012 Cattle Industry Convention that just concluded in Nashville, Tenn.

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Where’s the Beef? Less of It in Texas

Where’s the Beef? Less of It in Texas

Mark Peters and Marshall Eckblad

The Wall Street Journal

A severe drought in the southern Great Plains is fueling a massive cattle drive north that is pushing beef prices higher and threatening to alter the country’s production of red meat.

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Beef a good choice for dinner

Beef a good choice for dinner

Renee Simon

The University Leader

As the daughter of a cattle rancher and a person of omnivorous tendencies, I found the article “Vegetarianism humane choice” first unreadable, then annoying and finally, irritating for reasons beyond my initial disgust. After the first few paragraphs, I simply wanted to refute all the arguments made, many of which were based on unfounded evidence.

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