Daily Archives: April 6, 2012

Livestock producers can add value to culled cows

Livestock producers can add value to culled cows


Minnesota Farm Guide

Cull cows represent a significant source of income for beef cattle producers. In fact, cull animals account for about 15 to 20 percent of the gross income in a beef cattle operation.

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Restrictions for imported cattle embryos and semen from the European Union

Restrictions for imported cattle embryos and semen from the European Union

The Cattle Business Weekly

These restrictions became effective February 21, 2012, and were placed to address the emergence of Schmallenberg virus in Europe.

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BeefTalk: Plan Ahead Instead of Reacting; Sell Infertile Cows

BeefTalk: Plan Ahead Instead of Reacting; Sell Infertile Cows

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

Now is the time to be thinking just how many cow-calf pairs should be turned out to grass. Stocking rates and grazing dates should have been planned and set.

However, predictions of rainfall shortages need to be applied to the plan and stocking rates adjusted to accommodate less potential forage.

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Keep Young Bulls In Top Condition

Keep Young Bulls In Top Condition

Hay and Forage Grower

Yearling and two-year-old beef bulls should be in condition score 6 before the start of the breeding season, advises Rick Rasby, University of Nebraska animal scientist.

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Tips For Feeding Wet Distillers Grains To Cattle

Tips For Feeding Wet Distillers Grains To Cattle

Scott Laudert


Allowing wet distillers grains plus solubles (WDGS) to spoil in the bunker during storage doesn’t affect growing cattle or feedlot cattle performance but will result in increased shrink and nutrient losses.

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Farm helps heal vets

Farm helps heal vets

Parija Kavilanz


Former Army Sergeant Adam Burke’s struggle to overcome post-traumatic stress disorder took him out of the monotony of a rehab office and into the fresh air of a farm.

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Protecting Against External Risk Back

Protecting Against External Risk Back

Lynn Gordon


Risk and volatility are two very common terms being discussed and analyzed in the agricultural circles today. The reason for this is the unprecedented marketplace the agricultural industry and more specifically the beef industry finds itself currently in.

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Is the Cattle Business Turning Around for the Good?

Is the Cattle Business Turning Around for the Good?

Deanna Bettineschi


Raising cattle is a difficult job, especially in these tough economic times.

“It’s pretty expensive now. Just like with everybody today with fuel prices gas diesel fuel fertilizer and things we need to produce hay, pasture and grass to graze the cattle on." Beef Cattle Producer Jim Yance said.

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Demand More from the Herd

Demand More from the Herd

Miranda Reiman

Cattle Today

The headline reads, “Beef prices skyrocket.” A little more information comes with, “Wholesale beef prices at record levels.” Another adds, “Beef exports up seven percent in two months.”

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Tips for a successful calving season

Tips for a successful calving season

Gayle Smith

The Fence Post

Many factors can play a role in whether or not a producer has a successful calving season, but management is the key. According to Steve Paisley, extension beef cattle specialist with the University of Wyoming, making sure a newborn calf gets up and nurses within six hours of birth is critical to its future health.

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