Daily Archives: December 24, 2012

Combining Limited Access of Hay with Nighttime Feeding

Combining Limited Access of Hay with Nighttime Feeding

Dr. Glen Selk

The Stock Exchange

Cow-calf producers have always wished for the calves to be born in daylight. If cows go into labor in daylight, it is easier to see the cows and it is easier to get help if extra assistance is required to help with the delivery.

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Cattlemen honor leaders in Nebraska beef industry

Cattlemen honor leaders in Nebraska beef industry

The Cattle Business Weekly

The 2012 Nebraska Cattlemen Annual Convention Banquet began on the eve of December 6th. The Master of Ceremonies, Chris Calkins, University of Nebraska Professor of Animal Science, entertained the audience as he introduced industry leaders and speakers.

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Farm bill is stuck in House

Farm bill is stuck in House

Jerry Lackey

Gosanangelo.com

Even as every farm organization has echoed wishes for a new farm bill before the lame-duck Congress ends its session, it appears that the Grinch rather than Santa Claus has stolen Christmas at the farm.

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Federal traceability rule takes effect on February 26

Federal traceability rule takes effect on February 26

John Maday

Drovers

The USDA on Thursday issued its long-awaited final rule for animal disease traceability, drawing praise from some corners and attacks from others. The new rule will require official identification for animals crossing state lines, with several significant exceptions.

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Field Notes: Drought will continue to haunt beef industry

Field Notes: Drought will continue to haunt beef industry

Abbie Fentress Swanson

KBIA

The latest seasonal drought outlook from the National Weather Service forecasts that between now and April, heavy snow and rain will help reduce the impact of the drought in parts of the country.

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Dr. John Clifford of APHIS Offers Insights Into New Animal Disease Traceability Rule

Dr. John Clifford of APHIS Offers Insights Into New Animal Disease Traceability Rule

Oklahoma Farm Report

Three years after the initial framework, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a final rule this past Thursday establishing regulations for animal disease traceability (ADT) of U.S. livestock moving interstate.

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The most expensive time of the year – even for cattle

The most expensive time of the year – even for cattle

Val Slack

Zanesville Recorder Record

If you were asked what you thought the most expensive time of the year was, Christmas probably would come to mind. This time of year also is the most expensive time of year on a forage-based livestock operation. It’s the time of year when the pastures have quit growing and hay feeding starts.

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Utilizing cornstalks can lower cow ration costs

Utilizing cornstalks can lower cow ration costs

MARTHA BLUM

World-Grain.com

There is a lot of forage that is underutilized.

"Cornstalks are that No. 1 forage that is underutilized," said Travis Meteer, University of Illinois Extension beef specialist. "A lot of those cornstalks get tilled under, and there is a lot of value there."

Grazing cornstalks is one way to extend the grazing season.

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Outdoors with Russell Graves: Cowtown

Outdoors with Russell Graves: Cowtown

North Texas E-News

When the railroad arrived in Fort Worth in 1876, the town became the terminus for livestock and in 1887, the Union Stockyards were built and began accepting cattle.  In the early 20th century Armour & Company and Swift & Company began processing cattle.

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How to Determine How Many Head of Cattle Per Acre Are Required for Your Pastures

How to Determine How Many Head of Cattle Per Acre Are Required for Your Pastures

WikiHow

Knowing how many head of cattle are allowed or required per acre for your pasture is important to prevent overgrazing via over-stocking, or even under-stocking.

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