Daily Archives: September 20, 2012

Ray Sims, legendary auctioneer, dead at 90

Ray Sims, legendary auctioneer, dead at 90

Drovers

Col. Ray Sims, 90, known as one of America’s greatest auctioneers of purebred cattle, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012. Services will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Red Bridge Baptist Church, 4901 East Red Bridge Road, Kansas City, MO. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m., with services beginning at 2 p.m.

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Light Weight Calf Management

Light Weight Calf Management

Warren Rusche

Early weaning of beef calves is a powerful management tool for dealing with drought and feed shortages. By pulling the calves off the cows earlier than normal, we can cut the cow’s daily nutrient requirements by 25% or more.

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Cattle Marketing as Part of Managing Through the Drought

Cattle Marketing as Part of Managing Through the Drought

Thecattlesite.com

Beef cow calf producers in many parts of Wisconsin likely need to evaluate their options for getting through this coming winter, according to the University of Wisconsin Extension Beef Centre.

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Linking In-The-Womb Nutrition With Lifelong Profitability

Linking In-The-Womb Nutrition With Lifelong Profitability

Mark Parker

Progressive Farmer

Bill Ankenman and his son Chris don’t call what they do "fetal programming," but they’ve always been sticklers about taking good care of their Tarentaise cows. Now they’re finding out why their program works so well.

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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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Bred heifers need ample nutrition in coming months

Bred heifers need ample nutrition in coming months

Heath Herje

The Times

This summer, I’ve hammered on the subject of drought and poor pasture and range conditions, and for good reason.

During the past 50 years (minus a few dry ones), producers have grown accustomed to ample rainfall and cheap feed, making their overall management decisions cheap and easy.

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Cornstalk Grazing Offers Potential For Winter Feed Savings

Cornstalk Grazing Offers Potential For Winter Feed Savings

Joe Roybal     

BEEF

A shortage of feed, and the high cost of the feed that is available, is forcing producers to scramble for alternatives this year. Grazing cornstalks is a good option that should be considered, says Aaron Stalker, a range systems specialist at the University of Nebraska’s (UNL) West Central Research and Extension Center in North Platte.

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Beef Cattle Production in the US-Industry Market Research Report

Beef Cattle Production in the US-Industry Market Research Report

PR-Inside

Beef Cattle Production in the USOn the marketWhile Americans are reducing red meat consumption and shifting to alternative sources of protein, such as poultry and eggs, industry demand will remain steady.

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Drought hits U.S. cattle numbers

Drought hits U.S. cattle numbers

Reuters

This summer’s historic drought and record feed grain prices prompted cattle feedlots to cut August purchases to the lowest since 2008 and forced hog producers to rush animals to slaughter swelling pork supplies.

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Cow Herd Gain Value With Quality Genetics

Cow Herd Gain Value With Quality Genetics

Duane Dailey

Trenton Republican Times

Beef producers at the MU Thompson Farm field day were urged to look at the end product from their cow herds by Mike Kasten who has been doing that for years in his farm herd near Millersville Mo.

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