Daily Archives: September 11, 2012

Baxter Black, DVM:  Cowboy’s take on the economy

Baxter Black, DVM:  Cowboy’s take on the economy

I’ve been trying to apply some cowboy logic to a Stimulus Plan that depends on hiring more government workers as a solution to unemployment in the private sector.

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Can You Afford That Cow?

Can You Afford That Cow?

Kasey Miller

Angus Beef Bulletin

With the intense drought last year in Texas and the Southwest, many cattle producers were forced to liquidate their herds. The beginnings of an El Niño weather pattern have brought much of Texas and the Southwest more rainfall this spring and summer, and producers are starting to consider restocking their herds.

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Prices force evaluation of value added programs

Prices force evaluation of value added programs

Clifford Mitchell

Cattle Today

Marketing cattle at whatever stage fits the production model is becoming less of a challenge for most commercial operators. Channels are open to those producers who wish to take advantage of them.

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ABC’s Attack On Lean Beef Costs Economy More Than A Half Billion Dollars

ABC’s Attack On Lean Beef Costs Economy More Than A Half Billion Dollars

Dan Gainor

CSN News

The U.S. beef industry is enduring what one analyst called “a perfect storm” of both the huge drought and ABC-led attacks on lean finely textured beef (LFTB) that activists hyped by nicknaming the product “pink slime.”

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Supplement Grazing with WDGS and Corn Residue

Supplement Grazing with WDGS and Corn Residue

Cheryl Anderson

DTN

Beef producers in many Midwestern areas may find themselves short on pasture and grass this year due to the summer’s extreme heat and drought. But a group of University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers have found one workable alternative: mix wet distillers grains and low-quality forage.

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Use Of Ionophores & Implants Hard To Beat

Use Of Ionophores & Implants Hard To Beat

Wes Ishmael 

BEEF

Like a trusted horse, certain stocker-essential technologies are too easily taken for granted.

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K-State’s Beef Stocker Field Day Planned Sept. 27

K-State’s Beef Stocker Field Day Planned Sept. 27

Kansas State University

Management tips to help producers optimize their stocker operations are the focus of Kansas State University’s 2012 Beef Stocker Field Day, planned for Thursday, Sept. 27 in Manhattan.

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Deer Disease Fueled by Drought in Nebraska Cattle

Deer Disease Fueled by Drought in Nebraska Cattle

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State agriculture officials say a disease fueled by the Midwest drought that’s often fatal to deer is showing up in cattle in Nebraska.

State Veterinarian Dr. Dennis Hughes has confirmed nine cases. The disease, Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease, or EHD, is spread by biting gnats and leads to internal bleeding.

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Study Suggests Canada’s Beef Industry At A Tipping Point

Study Suggests Canada’s Beef Industry At A Tipping Point

AgriMarketing

A new study released by CAPI, the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute, indicates that Canada’s beef industry is at a profound tipping point and corrective action is needed if it is going to deliver maximum benefits to producers and industry stakeholders and deliver on its potential of being a reliable contributor to a protein hungry world.

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Angus Association Video Shows Producers How to Take DNA Samples for Genomic Testing

Angus Association Video Shows Producers How to Take DNA Samples for Genomic Testing

Oklahoma Farm Report

Producers who want to include genomic information in their fall sale marketing should plan ahead and submit DNA samples early in order to receive timely results. The American Angus Association advises a four-week turnaround before data is complete.

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