Daily Archives: November 6, 2012

Baxter Black, DVM:  THE RIGHT DOG FOR THE OCCASION

Baxter Black, DVM:  THE RIGHT DOG FOR THE OCCASION

One of my Texas buddies was talkin’ about stockdogs “down south” being different than those “up north”.

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When cows show up in unexpected places

When cows show up in unexpected places

TERRI ADAMS

The Prairie Star

It’s not a call, or a voice mail, or a text any producer wants to receive

"There’s a cow in your house."

And, although instant shock would cause you to disbelieve the message, the messenger had proof: a photograph of the errant bovine peering out a second floor window.

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ABS Global invests in beef feed efficiency research and development

ABS Global invests in beef feed efficiency research and development

Progressive Cattleman

ABS Global Inc. has acquired an elite group of Angus females backed by three decades of feed efficiency testing and ABS proven genetics.

 The cows were acquired through the Wardens Farm Complete Dispersion Sale, held in September near Council Bluffs, Iowa. In addition to feed efficiency selection for the last 30 years, the Wardens Farm program has emphasized calving ease, carcass merit and overall performance.

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Bottle Fed Calves

Bottle Fed Calves

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

After calves have received colostrum, they need 8% to 10% of their body weight in milk or milk replacer every day

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Using ammoniated low-quality forage

Using ammoniated low-quality forage

Rick Rasby

Angus Journal

It seems like drought is more normal than years with “normal” moisture. At least in Nebraska, producers are usually managing livestock through a drought or utilizing post-drought management strategies to recover after a drought.

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Reform estate taxes to protect farmers and ranchers

Reform estate taxes to protect farmers and ranchers

Leland Hogan

Deseret News

According to Benjamin Franklin, death and taxes are life’s only certainties. But for farmers and ranchers, death taxes, also known as estate taxes, are far from a sure thing.

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Ranchers upbeat about South Dakota beef plant

Ranchers upbeat about South Dakota beef plant

Businessweek

Cattle ranchers in the Northern Plains who have been waiting nearly six years for a new slaughterhouse in northern South Dakota are excited that the facility is almost fully operational, saying it will provide benefits such as savings on transportation costs.

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