Daily Archives: September 4, 2012

Drought Impacts on the Beef Cow Herd Could Accelerate This Fall

Drought Impacts on the Beef Cow Herd Could Accelerate This Fall

Where Food Comes From

It is difficult to estimate just how much impact the drought this year has had on the cow herd.  Beef cow slaughter for the year to date is down nearly 11 percent from last year, a smaller decline than previously expected

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Consider Culling Cows With Mastitis

Consider Culling Cows With Mastitis

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

If mastitis is caught early it can be treated with intramammary infusions of an antibiotic.

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If You Buy Calves for Fall Pasture This Year- The Smart Buy is to Go Heavy

If You Buy Calves for Fall Pasture This Year- The Smart Buy is to Go Heavy

Derrell Peel

Oklahoma Farm Report

If You Buy Calves for Fall Pasture This Year- The Smart Buy is to Go Heavy- Derrell Peel The smart buy this fall- if you decide to try to buy some cattle to run on fall pasture- wheat pasture or otherwise- is to look at heavier weight stockers instead of lighter stockers that many cattle producers traditonally like to buy for wheat pasture.

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Preconditioning strategies for drought-stricken areas          

Preconditioning strategies for drought-stricken areas                            

Progressive Cattleman

The U.S. Drought Monitor continues to show the spread of severe and extreme drought into larger areas of cow-calf country. Producers are seeing the effects of more heat, reduced forage quality and dwindling water supplies in the cows and calves.

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Improve Forage Production to Prepare for Dry Months

Improve Forage Production to Prepare for Dry Months

Dr. Pat Keyser

Cattle Today

Once again, Mid-South beef producers are being faced with a serious summer drought that has dried-up pastures across much of the region.

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Harvesting and Feeding Drought Stressed Forages

Harvesting and Feeding Drought Stressed Forages

Ki Fanning

Beef Today

This year is proving to be challenging, with the drought area more wide spread and the hay and corn crop likely to be reduced.  When combined with low ethanol prices, the result is reduced ethanol production, thus limited distillers grains supply.

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Veterinarian Provides Top Nine Drought Tips

Veterinarian Provides Top Nine Drought Tips

W. Mark Hilton

BEEF

Plan ahead, weigh your options carefully, think long term and utilize your veterinarian in coping with drought.

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Brahman Assn: Genetics Provides Relief For Drought-Stricken Herds

Brahman Assn: Genetics Provides Relief For Drought-Stricken Herds

AgriMarketing

Two summers of dire drought conditions in a vast majority of the U.S. has made drought relief a hot topic among the nation’s cattlemen. The importance of selecting cattle that fit the environment is more apparent now than ever before, especially considering the extremely hot and dry conditions, limited forage and high feed prices that have driven cattlemen to disperse their herds.

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Thieves steal 49 cows from Massachusetts farm

Thieves steal 49 cows from Massachusetts farm

Fox News

The beef thieves hit the farm on Old Fall River Road between 10 p.m. and midnight, taking cattle worth about $50,000, said Police Chief Timothy Lee, South Coast Today reports.

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No stampede back for cattle ranchers

No stampede back for cattle ranchers

William Pack

My San Antonio

Staggered by drought last year, the Texas cattle industry remains woozy and somewhat smaller this year despite a boost from storms that peppered the state.

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