Daily Archives: March 12, 2012

Converting Pastures To Crabgrass

Converting Pastures To Crabgrass

Ann Behling

Hay and Forage Grower

The past 17 years, V. Mac Baldwin has slowly and successfully incorporated summer-annual crabgrass as part of his Yanceyville, NC, grazing operation. He estimates average daily gains of 2-3 lbs/head.

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Forage, corn feed alternative for cattle may come from biodiesel industry

Forage, corn feed alternative for cattle may come from biodiesel industry

Kay Ledbetter

North Texas e-News

Crude glycerin, a byproduct of biodiesel production, could be an economical ingredient in cattle diets, according to studies by Texas AgriLife Research and West Texas A&M University personnel.

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Prescribed Grazing Management

Prescribed Grazing Management

Randy Kuhn

Beef Today

The Natural Resources Conservation Service provides assistance to ranchers and farmers who wish to apply grazing management to their operation.

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Certified Angus Beef Awards $21,000 In Colvin Scholarships

Certified Angus Beef Awards $21,000 In Colvin Scholarships

AgriMarketing

Seven university students from across the Unites States have won $21,000 through the Certified Angus Beef ® brand Colvin Scholarship. The awards recognize their commitment in both activities and scholastic achievement.

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With calving season under way, beef-cattle producers look toward pivotal year

With calving season under way, beef-cattle producers look toward pivotal year

Eric Brown

The Fence Post

Bouncing across rolling hills of blue grama and buffalo grasses northeast of Nunn, Colo., in a flatbed Ford F-250, Peterson can’t help but grin and chuckle just a bit as he checks out the new additions on his pastures.

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One-way ticket to ride

One-way ticket to ride

Jennifer M. Latzke

High Plains Journal

Every day feedyards across the High Plains load cattle for shipment on a one-way journey to a processing plant–usually just down the road a ways.

But with the rise of a new middle class worldwide with an increasing appetite for high-quality proteins, that one-way journey may take those cattle halfway around the globe.

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‘Pink slime’: Revolting beef additive or absolutely edible?

‘Pink slime’: Revolting beef additive or absolutely edible?

Amy Hubbard

the33tv.com

"Pink slime," a food additive made from spare beef trimmings that’s treated with ammonium hydroxide to kill off E. coli, salmonella and other possible bacteria, continues to rear its slimy head.

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Dade County farmer says thieves took half his cattle herd

Dade County farmer says thieves took half his cattle herd

Ashley Reynolds

KY3 News

It’s an on-going problem in rural areas of the Ozarks.  A Dade County farmer says he lost half his herd of beef cattle.

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North Dakota cattle ranchers enjoy prosperity after lean years

North Dakota cattle ranchers enjoy prosperity after lean years

Jonathan Knutson

Inforum

Veteran rancher Keith Johnson has lived through droughts, blizzards and long stretches of poor prices.

That makes him appreciate this winter even more. Beef prices have soared to record highs, reaching levels he describes as “unimaginable, the highest we’ve seen in our lifetime.”

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Switch to beef cattle could be the savior of declining Western Massachusetts dairy farms

Switch to beef cattle could be the savior of declining Western Massachusetts dairy farms

Stan Freeman

Masslive.com

Raised in a Boston suburb, Johanna Andersen-Pratt took the back-to-the-land philosophy to heart in the 1970s and milked cows on a dairy farm here for two years after college.

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