Daily Archives: December 14, 2012

Bein’ way too broke to even wager on a sure bet

Bein’ way too broke to even wager on a sure bet

Ken Overcast

The Prairie Star

There’s a sure-fire way to tell when your negative cash flow has gotten out of hand.

The neighbor kids even know it.

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BeefTalk: No Need for Wild Cattle

BeefTalk: No Need for Wild Cattle

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

Using ultrasound, we pregnancy checked the heifers last week at the Dickinson Research Extension Center ranch. The real excitement was the lack of excitement. The heifers walked into the evaluation box, stood quietly and walked out when the test was done. Kudos to management because cattle do not need to be wild and ornery.

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Winter preparation essential for cattle herd management

Winter preparation essential for cattle herd management

Amanda Gee

AG Answers

There are a number of techniques producers can employ to help animals maintain rate of gain and to protect cows as they approach the spring calving season.

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Hay quality affects calving success for next 2 years

Hay quality affects calving success for next 2 years

The Cattle Business Weekly

The quality of hay fed to a beef heifer the next 60 days of winter will determine the vigor of her calf to be born next spring-and whether she can rebreed to calve the next year.

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Mo. farmers sell corn stalks for cattle feed

Mo. farmers sell corn stalks for cattle feed

FarmTalk

Prolonged drought is prompting some Midwest farmers to sell corn stalks they typically would treat as waste to feed hungry, hay-deprived cattle.

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Fight Resistant Weeds with Fall, Spring Attack

Fight Resistant Weeds with Fall, Spring Attack

Bonnie Coblentz

Cattle Today

Stoneville – Research is backing producers’ intense efforts this fall to attack glyphosate-resistant Italian ryegrass using a variety of methods in attempts to limit the damage this troublesome weed can cause.

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 ‘Cattlemen’s College’ Offers One-of-a-Kind Education for Producers

 ‘Cattlemen’s College’ Offers One-of-a-Kind Education for Producers

Oklahoma Farm Bureau

Now in its 20th year, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) Cattlemen’s College has established a reputation as one of the most thorough cattle producer education programs in the nation.

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Beef can actually be healthier than chicken, fish or tofu

Beef can actually be healthier than chicken, fish or tofu

Delores Truesdell     

The Florida Times Union

Lean beef (defined by government guidelines as having less than 10 grams total fat, 4.5 grams or less saturated fat and less than 95 milligrams of cholesterol per 3.5 ounces) can be healthier than chicken, fish — or tofu (bean curd) for that matter — depending on how much is eaten and how it’s prepared.

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Farmers finding mobile phone apps make many tasks easier

Farmers finding mobile phone apps make many tasks easier

Virginia Farm Bureau

If you can grow it or sell it, you can track it on your mobile phone.

That’s the word from C.J. Isbell, a third-generation farmer and co-owner of Keenbell Farm in western Hanover County. After resisting anything but a simple cell phone for years, he’s now an enthusiastic user of mobile farming applications on his iPhone.

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Beef Has A Great Story On The Amino Acid Taurine

Beef Has A Great Story On The Amino Acid Taurine

Guoyao Wu and H. Russell Cross

BEEF

You’ve probably never heard of an amino acid called taurine, most likely because it is rarely mentioned in popular trade magazines or meat science textbooks.

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