Daily Archives: February 28, 2012

Baxter Black, DVM:  THE TEN PERCENT

Baxter Black, DVM:  THE TEN PERCENT

Ten percent of the people do 90% of the work

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Stress: Are Hauling and Livestock Markets More Stressful than Packing Plants?

Stress: Are Hauling and Livestock Markets More Stressful than Packing Plants?

Joe Epperly

The movie about Temple Grandin was inspiring and helped to share her experience with people who didn’t understand her gift or in my mind how cattle behave. Side note: these were cowboys who did not have the benefit of hindsight like I do, so I do not hold any grudges against them for not following a young autistic girl.

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How nutrition of the dam affects male progeny

How nutrition of the dam affects male progeny

Rick Rasby

Angus Journal

It seems the more we know, the more we really don’t know or understand. In this column we have discussed fetal programming of fertility in female progeny.

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Foster calves in the beef herd

Foster calves in the beef herd

Bovine Veterinarian

Cow-calf producers are well aware that no two calving seasons are the same.  In some years, the percentage of cows delivering viable calves is quite high. 

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Influence of wet distillers grains diets on beef cattle fecal bacterial community structure

Influence of wet distillers grains diets on beef cattle fecal bacterial community structure

7th Space

The high demand for ethanol in the U.S. has generated large stocks of wet distillers grains (DG), a byproduct from the manufacture of ethanol from corn and sorghum grains.

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Take the Guesswork Out of Heifer Replacement

Take the Guesswork Out of Heifer Replacement

Del Deterling

Progressive Farmer

Raymond Schneider, 75, admits retirement briefly crossed his mind several years ago. But new agricultural technology has him so excited that he keeps putting aside any thoughts of slowing down.

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Senator Charles Grassley- the US Needs a Comprehensive BSE Rule Now

Senator Charles Grassley- the US Needs a Comprehensive BSE Rule Now

Oklahoma Farm Report

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says it’s time the United States shows leadership and gives our international trade negotiators a stronger footing for dealing with beef issues.

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Does Heifer Retention Equal Cattle Herd Expansion?

Does Heifer Retention Equal Cattle Herd Expansion?

Beef Today

A number of factors affect motivation for an expansion in beef cow numbers. These include prospects for future steer and heifer calf prices, feeder cattle prices, fed cattle prices, cutout values, and retail beef prices, as well as prospects for costs or profit margins at every level, the state of the beef trade, and the occurrence of drought.

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Cattle inventory: How low can it go?

Cattle inventory: How low can it go?

Mary Hightower

Delta Farm Press

The total number of U.S. beef cattle has declined 14 of the last 16 years, with 2011 marking the sixth consecutive year of weakening numbers and the longest consecutive decline in history.

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Beef Board Announces Its 2012 Leadership

Beef Board Announces Its 2012 Leadership

Agri Marketing

The Cattlemen’s Beef Board seated new members and elected 2012 officers, as well as members of its Executive Committee and the Beef Promotion Operating Committee, during its annual meeting in Nashville Feb.

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