Daily Archives: September 19, 2012

Video

Video Feature: Cattle Handling Safety

A 1997 study of 150 Oklahoma cow-calf operations showed that 50% of the worker injuries were a result of human error; equipment and facilities accounted for about 25%. This video takes research to practice by describing animal behavior, corral design and working facilities.

Investigate before feeding crop residue

Investigate before feeding crop residue

Bovine Veterinarian

With the drought of 2012, some dairies may look to alternative roughage sources, such as crop residues, says Shane Gadberry, PhD, University of Arkanasas. Crop residues will often be lower in protein and energy compared to average quality Arkansas hay.

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Minerals important part of nutrition program

Minerals important part of nutrition program

Stephen B. Blezinger, PhD, PAS

Cattle Today

Every producer requires a mineral program. There are no grass or grazing programs perfectly matched to the mineral requirements of cattle.

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NY restaurant offers Kobe steak for $350

NY restaurant offers Kobe steak for $350

KVIA

For those who have long-savored an opportunity to devour some real Japanese Kobe beef, a high-end steakhouse in New York City may just have the answer to your prayers — but it won’t come cheap.

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‘Know Your Rancher’ Says 44 Farms

‘Know Your Rancher’ Says 44 Farms

SBWire

Each morning, when Bob McClaren looks out over 44 Farms near Cameron, Texas, he sees his great-grandparents’ place differently than they ever did. The land is the same, but the life on it has changed. Where tidy rows of corn, cotton, and sorghum once grew, McClaren looks out over herds of Black Angus grazing in lush pastures.

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FDA Approves Iowa Ag Dept. Request to Allow Blending of Corn Containing Aflatoxin

FDA Approves Iowa Ag Dept. Request to Allow Blending of Corn Containing Aflatoxin

Grainnet

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship announced Sept. 18 that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Department’s request to allow corn containing more than 20 parts per billion (ppb) of aflatoxin to be blended with corn with lower levels or no aflatoxin for animal feed.

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Managing short feed supplies after the drought

Managing short feed supplies after the drought

Brainerd Dispatch

Because most of the states hit by the 2012 drought were in the corn-producing areas of the country, serious feed shortages will occur for most livestock operations this winter.

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Beef cattle producers advised to get soil test, save on input costs

Beef cattle producers advised to get soil test, save on input costs

AgriLife Today

A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service soil fertility expert advised beef producers to get a soil test as residual nutrients from previous fertilizer applications may still be in reserve.

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UT Extension offers webinar to producers marketing local beef

UT Extension offers webinar to producers marketing local beef

Drovers

Tennessee beef producers interested in marketing beef or animals for custom harvest directly to consumers are invited to join UT Extension for a series of online webinars.

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Hereford Association Experiences Increases in Registrations, Transfers and Sale Prices

Hereford Association Experiences Increases in Registrations, Transfers and Sale Prices

American Hereford Association

Hereford breeders continued to experience an increased demand for Hereford genetics during the 2010 American Hereford Association (AHA) fiscal year that ended Aug. 31. The Association experienced an increase in registrations and membership as production sale prices increased for both bulls and females.

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