Daily Archives: August 21, 2012



If there are any heroes in the Abandoned/Neglected/Abused horse quagmire, it is the BLM Wild Horse Program.

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Living weed-eaters

Living weed-eaters

Gayle Smith

Tri-State Livestock News

According to Kathy Voth, who has her own company, Livestock For Landscapes, cows can gain 2.2 pounds per day on forages with 16 percent protein. Cattle can meet or beat that percentage once they are trained to eat weeds like Canada, Musk, Italian, Russian, and Milk thistles, Spotted, Diffuse, and Russian knapweeds, Leafy spurge, Hoary cress (Whitetop), Kochia, Field bindweed, Pigweed, Ragweed, Curly dock, Goldenrod, Lambquarters, and Wild Licorice.

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Use Caution Feeding New Silage

Use Caution Feeding New Silage

Wes Ishmael 

This summer’s drought has resulted in an abundance of corn silage; however, Extension specialists warn that drought-stressed silage requires a few precautions.

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Caution when Feeding Treated Soybeans

Caution when Feeding Treated Soybeans


The drought of 2012 is pushing livestock producers to think beyond their usual feed sources, but Kansas State University agronomist Stu Duncan urges caution when it comes to using herbicide-treated soybeans for grazing or forage.

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FDA approves in the BRD therapy additive

FDA approves in the BRD therapy additive


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the combination feeding of Pulmotil®, an in-feed bovine respiratory disease (BRD) treatment, with Rumensin®, an efficiency-enhancing feed additive. This means producers can now combine the only 14-day sustained, in-feed BRD treatment with one of the most proven, widely used feed additives in the industry.

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Is barley an overlooked crop for ruminant livestock?

Is barley an overlooked crop for ruminant livestock?


The Daily Record

Although barley is grown in Wayne County, its acreage is lower than wheat and oats. Barley might be a crop that is overlooked by ruminant livestock owners and maybe a crop that should see more acres.

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Weaning Wisdom

Weaning Wisdom

Kindra Gordon

Hereford World

Weaning time brings cattle producers one step closer to their paycheck for that calf crop — so they know how important it is to ensure calf health. Most producers agree that weaning success isn’t about fancy techniques; it’s simply about doing the basic management strategies right.

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‘Drought-proofing’ rancher, grazing systems experts at grazing lands conference

‘Drought-proofing’ rancher, grazing systems experts at grazing lands conference

University of Arkansas

A Kansas rancher who believes in working toward “drought proofing,” and experts on grazing systems are on the agenda at the Arkansas Grazing Lands Conference, Aug. 21-22 at the Wyndham in North Little Rock.

The conference theme is “Profit through Conservation.”

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Watch for weeds in imported hay

Watch for weeds in imported hay


Shortages in pasture availability have forced many to purchase hay this year, sometimes from other states or lower quality hay. When doing this, it is important to be aware of potential unintended consequences, such as introductions of new noxious/invasive weeds, potentially toxic weeds in the hay

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Get Creative with Feeding Options

Get Creative with Feeding Options

Kansas State University

Producers who trucked in supplemental forages from further north last year will likely be out of luck this season thanks to the expansive drought.

Many producers will be forced to get creative with feeding and grazing this year, said Justin Waggoner, K-State beef systems specialist, during the 2012 K-State Beef Conference on August 9. “We’re probably going to have to make do with what we have,” he said.

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