Daily Archives: November 26, 2012

Minority Report

Minority Report

Wendy Sweeter

The Cattle Business Weekly

Those involved in animal agriculture have a decision to make. According to Wes Jamison, associate professor of communications at Palm Beach Atlantic University, livestock producers need to decide what, if anything, they are going to do to present their industry in a favorable position to consumers.

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Understanding Supply And Demand

Understanding Supply And Demand

SouthernLivestock.com

When you think about the Beef Checkoff Program and its aim of building beef demand, what comes to mind? Building demand often is confused with building per capita consumption — a very different measure. Consumption is driven by supply, which the beef checkoff cannot control.

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Basics make a difference in BRD prevention

Basics make a difference in BRD prevention

Julie Harker

Brownfield Network

This year has heightened the risks of cattle contracting Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD). Dr. Eric Moore, technical services vet for Merck Animal Health, tells Brownfield in many cases there’s been a double-drought effect.  Moore says, “It’s really even worse this year than last year because last year the calves were just nutritionally stressed.

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BeefTalk: True Thanksgiving Never is Divided

BeefTalk: True Thanksgiving Never is Divided

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

There is so much to be thankful for. If one is doubtful, one only needs to mall watch, or in simple terms, watch people. The day-to-day bustle of people reminds us that we have lists we set out to fulfill.

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Targeted Grazing of Weeds

Targeted Grazing  of Weeds

Roger Gates

Tri-State Livestock News

Grassland managers are alert to the challenge of providing for the nutritional needs of grazing livestock, while simultaneously ensuring the future desirability and productivity of the vegetation communities available.

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Eyes on Efficiency

Eyes on Efficiency

Kindra Gordon

Angus Journal

In a quest to cope with the higher feed costs facing the current cattle industry, efficiency is top of mind for producers, feeders and researchers. In North Dakota, two studies are under way to gain more knowledge — and possibly propagate better genetics — for the cattle efficiency equation.

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Beef cattle workshop to discuss bull selection, management techniques

Beef cattle workshop to discuss bull selection, management techniques

Blair Fannin

North Texas E-News

A Jan. 18 workshop in College Station will teach beef cattle producers bull selection techniques and feature discussions on breeding programs, performance data, care and management.

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Future rosy for some, not for others

Future rosy for some, not for others

Barbara Duckworth

The Western Producer

Next year could be the worst of times or the best of times for the North American beef industry, depending on the sector.

The cow-calf sector may enjoy record prices, but ongoing drought in the United States and escalating feed grain prices could drive other sectors further into the red.

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Producers seeking alternative cattle feeds

Producers seeking alternative cattle feeds

KRISS NELSON

The Messenger

With low pasture quality coming out of the 2012 drought year, and with at least some of the same weather expected for 2013, dairy and cattle producers are facing mammoth feeding challenges.

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Lessons from the 2010 and 2011 Arkansas drought experience

Lessons from the 2010 and 2011 Arkansas drought experience

K. Bradley Watkins

Delta Farm Press

Arkansas, like most of the southern United States, experienced drought conditions in 2010 and 2011. Drought conditions developed in 2010 after a record wet 2009, and extreme summer temperatures prevailed throughout most of Arkansas that year.

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