Daily Archives: August 10, 2012

Video Feature: Baxter Black – Evolution of the Ranch Wife

The impact of hot weather on bull fertility           

The impact of hot weather on bull fertility                                   

Glenn Selk        

Progressive Cattleman

Several research trials have been conducted throughout the years looking at the effect of high temperatures on bull fertility.

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Three Management Strategies For Stretching Hay Supplies to the Max

Three Management Strategies For Stretching Hay Supplies to the Max

Oklahoma Farm Report

The hot, dry weather has reduced warm season hay production to almost nil in many parts of the state. With many pastures going white, cattle producers are having to break into what hay they do have far earlier than expected.

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Wyoming State Fair celebrates 100 years

Wyoming State Fair celebrates 100 years

Heather Hamilton

Tri-State Livestock News

The Wyoming State Fair officially began in 1905 in Douglas, WY. Its unofficial beginning was several years earlier, in 1886, with the “First Annual Wyoming Territorial Fair” held by the Board of Trustees of the Wyoming Fair Association.

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Animal Welfare Groups Demand Action After 400 Pregnant Cattle from US Die en Route to Russia

Animal Welfare Groups Demand Action After 400 Pregnant Cattle from US Die en Route to Russia

The Business Journal

The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and Compassion in World Farming are calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to take immediate action following reports that 400 pregnant cattle among a total of 3,900 cattle being transported by ship from the United States to Russia have died en route.

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Technology Enhanced to Evaluate Tenderness and Color Stability in Meat

Technology Enhanced to Evaluate Tenderness and Color Stability in Meat

Sandra Avant

USDA

A system designed by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists to predict superior beef tenderness is just as effective at predicting tenderness in pork and color stability in meat.

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Wisconsin Opens Borders to Michigan Cattle Signaling Additional Market for State’s Producers

Wisconsin Opens Borders to Michigan Cattle Signaling Additional Market for State’s Producers

Michigan.Gov

Today, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Director Jamie Clover Adams announced that Wisconsin will recognize Michigan’s recent bovine Tuberculosis (TB) Split State Status achievement from the United States Department of Agriculture, which reopens market opportunities for Michigan’s 17,000 cattle farmers.

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Internal Cattle Parasites in 2012

Internal Cattle Parasites in 2012

Clay Wright

The Samuel Roberts Nobile Foundation

Traditional internal parasite control in cow herds has often been in conjunction with other trips through the chute, such as first calf-working in the early summer and at weaning in the fall. In recent years, however, producers have trended away from the routine of convenient deworming in favor of a more deliberate, strategic approach.

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Drought forcing Southern Indiana farmers to sell cattle

Drought forcing Southern Indiana farmers to sell cattle

Courier Journal

Indiana’s worst drought in decades is forcing some cattle farmers to sell off cows they can no longer afford to feed as pastures dry up and feed prices soar.

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BeefTalk: Calculating Cost Per Unit Is Critical

BeefTalk: Calculating Cost Per Unit Is Critical

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

The world of costs is not really that complicated, but often it is overlooked.

Although it is true that feed must be edible, free of digestive problems and compatible with the beef cow, that still leaves a large selection of alternative feedstuffs. Regardless of what one is feeding, the first step is figuring cost per unit of desired nutrients.

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