Daily Archives: February 27, 2012

Evaluate bull fertility for best breeding results

Evaluate bull fertility for best breeding results

Eddie Baggs

Denton Record Chronicle

Research suggests bulls that are evaluated and found satisfactory have a 6 percent higher fertility advantage.

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Polyculture versus Monoculture: Which is Better?

Polyculture versus Monoculture: Which is Better?

Robert Peterson

        Virginia farmer Joel Salatin, featured in the films “FRESH” and “Food, Inc.,” is a living example of how incredibly successful and sustainable natural farming can be. He produces beef, chicken, eggs, turkey, rabbits and vegetables. Full Story

10 tips for using new technologies in your beef operation

10 tips for using new technologies in your beef operation

Agri View

For past couple of years, I have been exploring the social media and mobile devices (smartphones, smartbooks) to see if these tools could be effective in communicating information to beef producers.

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The disconnect between academic idea and cowherd application

The disconnect between academic idea and cowherd application

Farm and Ranch Guide

Common sense makes it clear: simplicity rules. However, ranching profitability is a model of complexity.

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Are your Legume Pastures Cattle Friendly?

Are your Legume Pastures Cattle Friendly?

Randy Kuhn

Beef Today

Legumes can capture nitrogen from the air and use it for their own growth as well as for the benefit of other plants around them. The bacteria that inhabit root nodules trigger a chemical reaction to convert nitrogen gas into a form that is easily used by the plant and put back into the soil.

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Black Ink-Beating Expectations

Black Ink-Beating Expectations

 Steve Suther

Cattle Today

We may think about calving season as one of new beginnings, but it’s really just part of a cycle that started at least nine months earlier and hopefully before that when breeding plans were set.

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Maternal undernutrition: Effects depend on timing

Maternal undernutrition: Effects depend on timing

Bill Beal

Angus Journal

Undernutrition of cows during pregnancy is most often reflected in lower birth weights of their calves and greater susceptibility of calves to calfhood diseases. Depending on when nutrient restriction occurs, however, the effects of maternal undernutrition may be less direct or occur later in the life of the calf.

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