Daily Archives: June 25, 2012

Storage tips for distillers grain

Storage tips for distillers grain

Gayle Smith

Tri State Livestock News

The University of Nebraska is working with ranchers to develop efficient, cost-effective ways to store distillers grain on the ranch. Storage is key for livestock producers looking to purchase the feedstuff cheaply during summer months to feed during the winter.

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Potential Toxicity Issues with Tifton 85 Bermudagrass

Potential Toxicity Issues with Tifton 85 Bermudagrass

Dr. Larry Redmon

Haysagriculture.com

Recently, 15 head of Corriente roping calves died as a result of prussic acid poisoning in Bastrop cattle in a clean field of Tifton 85 bermudagrass.  While this has never been reported before, results of analyses of rumen contents and the fresh forage confirmed death was due to prussic acid poisoning.

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NDSU’s Lardy president-elect of national animal sciences group

NDSU’s Lardy president-elect of national animal sciences group

INFORUM

Greg Lardy, head of the Animal Sciences Department at North Dakota State University, has been elected to a one-year term as president-elect of the American Society of Animal Science.

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Quality, value discussed at Louisiana beef field day

Quality, value discussed at Louisiana beef field day

Johnny Morgan

Delta Farm Press

Producing the highest quality beef in order to improve return on investment was the primary topic of the June 9 LSU AgCenter Beef Field Day held at the Central Research Station in Baton Rouge.

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Fly control for beef cattle

Fly control for beef cattle

Paul Gonzales

Clintonnc.com

My position allows me to work with a variety of producers. All of them have their own philosophy on how to raise cattle. No matter how different these may be, they all ask some of the same questions. One of these is, “What is the best thing for flies?”

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Rising cattle prices raise rustler worries

Rising cattle prices raise rustler worries

Ted Carter

Mississippi Business Journal

It’s summer time and the living is just a bit easier for Mississippi’s agriculture theft investigators — at least when it comes to chasing down cattle rustlers.

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Russia hires U.S. rancher to spur beef industry

Russia hires U.S. rancher to spur beef industry

Ilya Khrennikov and Marina Sysoyeva

San Francisco Chronicle

Russian President Vladimir Putin has an ambitious plan to cut his country’s $3 billion annual import bill for beef. He even aspires to return Russia’s beef industry to its prerevolutionary stature.

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Plan for water needs with fall-born calves

Plan for water needs with fall-born calves

Glenn Selk

FarmTalk

Many cow/calf operations with fall-born calves will wean the calves in mid to late June. Weaning during very hot summer weather is stressful enough to the calves. Therefore any management strategy that can reduce stress to the calves should be utilized. “Fenceline weaning” is such a strategy that should be applied.

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Foothill Abortion is costly to beef producers

Foothill Abortion is costly to beef producers

Jean Barton

Red Bluff Daily News

"Foothill abortion in cattle, also known as Epizootic Bovine Abortion (EBA), is a condition well known to beef producers who have experienced losses due to this disease problem.

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Nearly 75% Of U.S. Cattle Are Black-Hided; A Look Behind The Numbers

Nearly 75% Of U.S. Cattle Are Black-Hided; A Look Behind The Numbers

Miranda Reiman

BEEF

Black-hided. It’s the initial requirement for more than 80 beef brands certified by USDA.

 That also means it’s the first limiting factor for supply of programs like the largest and longest-running of those: the Certified Angus Beef® (CAB®) brand.

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