Monthly Archives: May 2012

Smith Demands Answers from EPA Over Aerial Surveillance of Nebraska Livestock Operations

Smith Demands Answers from EPA Over Aerial Surveillance of Nebraska Livestock Operations

Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) today joined Reps. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), Lee Terry (R-NE) and Sens. Ben Nelson (D-NE) and Mike Johanns (R-NE) in sending a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson inquiring about the EPA’s use of aerial surveillance of livestock operations in Nebraska.

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Bred Heifer Mythology

Bred Heifer Mythology

Shan Ingram

HeiferPro

Most cow-calf producers believe three myths associated with the development of heifers into cows. I will discuss them briefly in this article.

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Cattle producers may need to plan for a drought again

Cattle producers may need to plan for a drought again

FarmTalk

Parsons, Kansas — Arkansas cattlemen may need to prepare for another year of drought, said Tom Troxel, associate head-animal science for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

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Biosolids Pump Up Pasture Fertility at a Fraction of the Cost

Biosolids Pump Up Pasture Fertility at a Fraction of the Cost

Boyd Kidwell

Progressive Farmer

These are interesting days in the beef business. Cattle prices are at record levels, but expenses are sky-high and rising. What if there was a way to cut those costs, especially fertilizer?

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To cull or not to cull?

To cull or not to cull?

Dan Murphy

Drovers

Few animals worldwide are as iconic as the kangaroo. As a first-time visitor Australia years ago, I can testify that one of the most sought-after encounters I wanted to experience was a chance to see these unique marsupials in the wild.

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Recipe For Low-Input Heifers

Recipe For Low-Input Heifers

Gayle Smith

With beef cattle numbers down, input costs rising, and calf prices at record highs, specialists are seeking ways to replace those valuable cows at an economical cost.

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Finding Efficiency With Forages

Finding Efficiency With Forages

Kindra Gordon

Angus Journal

Today’s U.S. beef industry is certainly in unchartered territory. Cattle prices are at historical highs, but so are production costs. Because of this, Jeff Geider, director of the Institute of Ranch Management at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, says, “Higher prices for livestock will not guarantee profitability. It all depends on what it cost to produce them.”

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