Daily Archives: August 6, 2012

Video Feature: Loading Cattle for Transport



Bob Larson

The Angus Journal

Although cattle (particularly light-colored cattle) can experience simple sunburn that results in red, peeling skin much like human sunburn; severe skin damage caused by the sun in cattle almost always requires consumption of certain plants or molds growing on plants.

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Shrinking US Beef Cow Herd of Concern

Shrinking US Beef Cow Herd of Concern


The shrinking US beef cow herd and resulting reductions in the annual calf crop are an item of concern to most industry analysts and participants, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner.

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House passes disaster aid package, now what?

House passes disaster aid package, now what?

Bob Meyer

Brownfield Network

The next big question is will the package go anywhere? The Senate has indicated they will not take it up this week and may not even take it up when Congress returns in September. The upper house continues to push the lower house to pass the farm bill.

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Is It Too Late For Drought Planning?

Is It Too Late For Drought Planning?

Troy Marshall


Drought is inevitable; it is a natural part of the climate for nearly every region on earth. Good people can and do disagree on global warming and the causes, but everyone must recognize that we have forever been in an environment of climate change.

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Bartow cattlemen stake their lives and legacy every day

Bartow cattlemen stake their lives and legacy every day

Matt Shinall

The Daily Tribune News

Hard work may be the only consistency when it comes to a day in the life of an American farmer. Whether row crop or livestock, those who live off the land strive each day in an endeavor to make a living from the same means their father and grandfathers have for generations before them.

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Marketing cull cows

Marketing cull cows

Rusty Evans

The Leaf Chronicle

Andrew Griffith, University of Tennessee agriculture economist, shares some thoughts with us on marketing cull cows:

Because of the summer’s drought conditions, many cattle producers are making the decision to cull their herds because of the high costs expected for winter feed.

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Beef biz better off without big government

Beef biz better off without big government

Joplin Regional Stockyards

When my friends in Washington, D.C. ask me about Florida, like many people outside the state, they often think of Florida only for its sunshine and beaches. Many of them are surprised to hear that Florida is also home to some of the largest cattle ranches in the country.

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UNL’s Gudmundsen ranch to hold open house

UNL’s Gudmundsen ranch to hold open house

North Platte Bulletin

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory is having its 13th annual open house from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mountain Time on Aug. 22.

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