Daily Archives: May 18, 2012

Ranchers and Livestock: A Complex Relationship

Ranchers and Livestock: A Complex Relationship

Joe Epperly

As I travel and talk to the general public, I find that a grand majority of them, from omnivore to vegan, are concerned about the welfare of livestock. They care deeply about the way livestock are treated and they are appalled by the videos of abuse that are put out by various animal rights groups.

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Nebraska Youth Range Camp planned

Nebraska Youth Range Camp planned

High Plains Journal

Do you know a young person age 14 to 18 who is interested in learning more about the outdoors? If so, encourage them to attend the 49th annual Nebraska Youth Range Camp, which is sponsored by the Nebraska Section Society for Range Management. It will be held June 11 to 15 at the Nebraska State 4-H Camp in Halsey.

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Study showed cows prefer grazing on clean grass

Study showed cows prefer grazing on clean grass

AG Weekly

A recent study by Kevin Bradley, University of Missouri Extension weed scientist, confirmed that cattle prefer clean, weed-free grass when given the choice.

The study tracked grazing patterns across three continuously grazed locations in Missouri. A mix of broadleaf weeds or broadleaf weeds and woody brush infested each site, which ranged from 50 to 100 acres in size.

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BeefTalk: There Is Room for More Cows

BeefTalk: There Is Room for More Cows

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

One advantage of keeping records is the ability to look back in time. Time changes everything, but that everything may be big for some and small for others.

The question asked more frequently today is: What is the future of the beef business? The question is not too difficult to answer. However, before one answers, it doesn’t hurt to look back as well as forward.

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Four Years Later, Is The Beef Industry Better Off?

Four Years Later, Is The Beef Industry Better Off?

Joe Roybal


Presidential challengers often court voters by asking, “Are you better off than four years ago?” We decided to pose that question, in the industry sense, to Colin Woodall. As vice president of government affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Woodall is the organization’s point man on Capitol Hill.

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England Hired as Hereford Advertising Coordinator

England Hired as Hereford Advertising Coordinator

Jessica England, Columbia, Mo., has been selected as the new Hereford Publications Inc. advertising coordinator. England graduated in May with a bachelor’s of science degree in agricultural journalism from the University of Missouri.

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200 buffalo escape Iowa farm, spotted across five counties in two states

200 buffalo escape Iowa farm, spotted across five counties in two states


"Home on the Range," is the state song of Kansas, but after 200 escaped buffalo made their way across five Iowa counties, the Hawkeye State is singing a similar tune.

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Plan for possibility of forage shortage for cows

Plan for possibility of forage shortage for cows

Jim Paulson,

Tri County News

Will the April showers bring May forage? As the moisture deficit continues across much of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Extension educators are hearing the question: What if the drought pattern continues?

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Considerations on pasture rental costs

Considerations on pasture rental costs

Ken Olson


New demands for corn such as ethanol production and growing export markets have increased the price of corn, and the repercussion has been increased costs of virtually all other feedstuffs. Through both direct and indirect influences, this has also driven land prices and rental rates up, including range and pasture land.

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Beef cattle producer survey results: sires and breeds

Beef cattle producer survey results: sires and breeds


In 2011, the Mississippi Beef Cattle Improvement Association sponsored prizes as an incentive for beef cattle producers in the state to participate in a comprehensive survey of beef cattle production. The survey was designed and implemented by the Mississippi State University Extension Service.

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