Daily Archives: January 7, 2013

Drought Increases Importance Of Selection Decisions

Drought Increases Importance Of Selection Decisions

The Stock Exchange

This summer’s extensive drought has left feed supplies tight and costs high – making efficient management of herd inventory more important than ever for beef and dairy producers.

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OSU Extension to offer Beef Feedlot School in January, February

OSU Extension to offer Beef Feedlot School in January, February

Tracy Turner

AG Answers

Cattle producers interested in learning more about beef feedlot nutrition and maximizing profits can participate in a discussion of the issues by experts from Ohio State University Extension during a Beef Feedlot School.

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Isn’t it time for a serious look at the facts of castration?

Isn’t it time for a serious look at the facts of castration?

Dave Sparks, DVM

Feedlot Magazine

One of the statements I commonly hear from calf producers is that bulls bring just as much as steers, so why bother? While top quality light bull calves may bring as much as plainer quality steers, these producers are not comparing apples to apples, because there is a marked difference in similar quality steer and bull calves.

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Leases help landowners, tenants know expectations.

Leases help landowners, tenants know expectations.

Linda Geist

Angus Beef Bulletin

University of Missouri (MU) Extension agribusiness specialist Karisha Devlin urged northeastern Missouri agriculture lenders to encourage written agreements between landowners and renters during a recent agricultural lender seminar at Fiddlestiks restaurant in Hannibal, Mo.

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Cow-Calf Share or Cash Cow Leases – What is fair?

Cow-Calf Share or Cash Cow Leases – What is fair?

University of Nebraska

Cow-calf pair in snow-covered fieldCow-Calf share or cash leases can be used as a way to share the revenue and expenses associated with a cow-calf enterprise when multiple people are involved.

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Leadership Changes At U.S. Premium Beef

Leadership Changes At U.S. Premium Beef

Burt Rutherford       

BEEF

teve Hunt, president and chief executive officer of U.S. Premium Beef (USPB), will step down after 17 years in that position, reports the Kansas Livestock Association’s News and Market Report. Hunt will assume an advisory role after Jan. 28. 2013. The USPB Board of Directors has named Stan Linville, previously the company’s chief operating officer, as the new CEO.

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What is and is not in the farm legislation approved by Congress on New Year’s Day.

What is and is not in the farm legislation approved by Congress on New Year’s Day.

Farmgate

There is time-honored political axiom that says there are two things that you never want to see being made.  One is sausage.  The other is legislation.  That was certainly the case as the Senate and House furiously dealt with the fiscal cliff, the dairy cliff, and farm policy.

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New Year’s Resolution List for Beef Producers

New Year’s Resolution List for Beef Producers

Dr. Ron Lemenager

Exclusive to thebeefblog.com

Take feed samples and have them analyzed for nutrient content. Work with a nutritionist to formulate rations that will minimize cost and optimize performance.

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Bovine Respiratory Disease: Diagnosis in the Live Calf

Bovine Respiratory Disease: Diagnosis in the Live Calf

Russ Daly, DVM, DACVPM

iGrow HomeLivestockBeef

When Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) strikes feedlot calves, veterinarians and cattlemen usually don’t spend a lot of time determining the specific bacteria or virus (or mix of both) causing the problem.  Rightfully, the initial actions are directed toward choosing the appropriate treatment that will get the calf on the road to recovery.

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2012 Beef Production Lowest Since 2005; Record High Prices Expected

2012 Beef Production Lowest Since 2005; Record High Prices Expected

Where Food Comes From

Beef production in 2012 was the lowest since 2005 and 2013 beef production is expected to be down another 5% or so. Production is likely to decline again in 2014. The per capita beef supply in 2013 is expected to be the lowest since 1952.

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