Daily Archives: December 4, 2012



Getting bucked off is always a possibility in the daily life of a journeyman horse trainer.  They take on horses to break and ride. Kayo (an alias to protect the guilty) had gained a good reputation for skilled horsemanship.

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Nursing Calf Worries

Nursing Calf Worries

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

Some cows can carry supernumerary teats, which can make it impossible for new calves to get enough milk and colostrum for good growth.

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Uniform Higher Quality

Uniform Higher Quality

Miranda Reiman

Angus Journal

Auction barn studies show the larger the group and the more uniform the cattle, the higher the premiums. Work from Arkansas to North Dakota proves it’s true on individual lots, but what of that logic when it’s applied to the nation’s cow herd?

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Nutrient Use Rule the Focus of Area Beef Meetings Beginning this Week

Nutrient Use Rule the Focus of Area Beef Meetings Beginning this Week

Andy Eubank

Hoosier AG Today

Area beef meetings around Indiana begin this week and some important information will be brought to the state’s cattle producers over the next month. The Indiana Beef Cattle Association teams with Purdue University each year for the meetings and they’ll bring in another organization this year, according to Joe Moore, IBCA Executive Vice President.

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Ohio Oats-For-Forage Crop To Yield Well

Ohio Oats-For-Forage Crop To Yield Well

Hay and Forage Grower

Ohio growers can expect “excellent yields” from oats planted after wheat and into early harvested corn silage fields thanks to late-season rains and warmer-than-normal temperatures, says Stan Smith, an Ohio State University beef cattle expert.

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Drought, Politics Key Factors in Serious Cattle Shortage

Drought, Politics Key Factors in Serious Cattle Shortage

Dan Myers

The Daily Meal

The U.S. is in the midst of a serious cattle shortage. The national herd is at an all-time low, and feedlot population is down 12.5 percent. Back in 1975, there were 132 million heads of cattle; now there are less than 91 million.

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Joint KSU, OSU Study Shows Little Effect of M-COOL on Consumer Behavior

Joint KSU, OSU Study Shows Little Effect of M-COOL on Consumer Behavior

Oklahoma Farm Report

A joint study conducted by Kansas State University and Oklahoma State University looked at the impact of mandatory country of origin labeling of meat products on the retail level.

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Cow-Calf Conference Focuses On Pasture Conditions

Cow-Calf Conference Focuses On Pasture Conditions

Hay and Forage Grower

Pasture conditions and recovery methods will be discussed at the Jan. 15 Cattle Trails Cow-Calf Conference in Lawton, OK, a joint effort between Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service.

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Texas ‘drought is rearing its ugly head again’

Texas ‘drought is rearing its ugly head again’

Fort Worth Star Telegram

Steve Campbell

Water managers are eyeing their gauges, farmers are watching wheat fields wither, ranchers are recalculating their herd numbers and city dwellers are dragging out their sprinklers again as drought rapidly intensifies across Texas.

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Leachman takes witness stand

Leachman takes witness stand

Jan Falstad

Billings Gazette

During the sixth day of his horse abuse trial on Monday, Billings livestock breeder James Leachman testified the plastic leg bands he used to identify his horses were “never too tight” and said he would use them again.

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