Daily Archives: March 1, 2012

Yearling Bulls Need First Season Management

Yearling Bulls Need First Season Management

Clifford Mitchell

Cattle Today

Good management can come with different techniques and styles. Scenarios for sound philosophies differ from place to place and operators must use knowledge to sometimes take extra steps in preparation for success. Managing the bull battery can be a complicated task.

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House votes to overturn Supreme Court decision on eminent domain

House votes to overturn Supreme Court decision on eminent domain

Pete Kasperowicz

The Hill

The House on Tuesday afternoon approved legislation that overturns a 2005 Supreme Court decision that affirmed the ability of states to take control of private property under the doctrine of eminent domain and hand it to another private developer.

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Problems after calving

Problems after calving

Bob Larson

Angus Journal

Both calves and cows have a number of health risks around the time of calving. Of course, cattlemen and veterinarians recognize the risk to calves during and after a difficult birth; but is it also important to recognize that cows are at risk from several important complications following calving.

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More heifers in feedyards

More heifers in feedyards

John Maday

Bovine Veterinarian

Last Friday’s Cattle on Feed report shows feedyard inventories as of February 1st up 2 percent from a year ago. Placements during January were down 2 percent and January marketings were up 2 percent from those during January, 2011. 

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Bargain-Basement Stockers Turn a Profit

Bargain-Basement Stockers Turn a Profit

Boyd Kidwell

Progressive Farmer

Mark Bray has one of the toughest jobs in the cattle business. He makes a living buying 370-to-440-pound highly-stressed calves from sale barns and turning them into valuable feeder cattle.

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Kansas Rancher Testifies on Realities of Overregulation in Washington

Kansas Rancher Testifies on Realities of Overregulation in Washington

Oklahoma Farm Report

The Senate Western Caucus and the Congressional Western Caucus today hosted a hearing to directly address the federal government’s role in creating obstacles to economic growth and eroding property rights in the West.

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Bismarck, North Dakota’s Farmers Livestock Exchange closes it’s doors Feb. 29

Bismarck, North Dakota’s Farmers Livestock Exchange closes it’s doors Feb. 29

Tri-State Livestock News

Ranchers planning to sell their cattle at Farmers Livestock Exchange will have to go elsewhere, starting Feb. 28.

Farmers Livestock has been sold to developers and will no longer be a sale barn. The development will be called “Expressway Industrial Park.”

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Consumer Interest in Beef Quality Grades Does Impact the Cattle Business

Consumer Interest in Beef Quality Grades Does Impact the Cattle Business


Beef quality grades and consumer interest do impact the cow-calf producer according to Eldon Cole, a livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

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Every Inch Matters

Every Inch Matters

Dianna F. Dandridge

Sequoyah County Times

There’s just something about longhorn cattle that catches the attention of passers-by.

More than 30 years ago this bovine breed with the magnificent horns captured the attention and hearts of now-retired veterinarian Lee Ragains and wife Linda, of Sallisaw, owners of the Lone Wolf Ranch.

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Keeping heifers healthy important for calving operations

Keeping heifers healthy important for calving operations


The Eagle

Nutritional needs of beef cattle vary among their different life stages. For optimal growth and production, these requirements need to be met from conception through maturity.

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