Daily Archives: February 27, 2013

Contain forage feeding losses

Contain forage feeding losses

Rick Rasby

Angus Journal

In drought years, forages are expensive. It is less expensive to have cows graze to meet their nutrient needs compared to hauling harvested forages to them.

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Developing Heifers in Era of High Feed Costs

Developing Heifers in Era of High Feed Costs

Troy Smith

Angus Journal

Cow-calf producers who raise their own replacement females are often advised to develop heifers to an appropriate weight for breeding in order to achieve reproductive success.

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Can We Really Blend Shows and ERTs? . . .YES

Can We Really Blend Shows and ERTs? . . .YES

Dr. Scott Greiner

Simmental Register

Cattle shows have existed nearly as long as cattle have been domesticated. Historically, shows and exhibitions have played an important role in the promotion of breeds and breed ideals and for individual breeders and programs, created a forum for discussion and interaction among cattlemen, provided youth education and development, contributed to valuation of livestock, and have been a tool for genetic change.

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High profit cattle breed looks promising to producers

High profit cattle breed looks promising to producers

Logan Hawkes          

Southwest Farm Press

By continuing the same careful selection process, the Akaushi brought to Texas remained true to the genetics of the breed. No single trait was sacrificed to develop the U.S. herd.

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What Will It Take To Rebuild The U.S. Beef Cowherd?

What Will It Take To Rebuild The U.S. Beef Cowherd?

Steve Kay

BEEF

Timely spring rains and an improvement in pasture conditions will be vital for some cow-calf producers to stay in business this year. After all, record-high calf and feeder cattle prices can’t save an operation if it can’t feed or water its animals.

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Producers Find Benefits in Using A.I.

Producers Find Benefits in Using A.I.

Heather Smith Thomas

Cattle Today

“We are seeing increased use of AI in beef cattle,” says Carl Rugg (Bovine Elite). “This past year with the drought in southern states, breeders who were able to keep females have trimmed their herds—keeping just the best cows—and they will be using more AI this year.

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Producers should control lice in cold weather

Producers should control lice in cold weather

Amanda Gee

AG Answers

Beef producers should be on the lookout for lice infestations and have a plan for controlling the spread to prevent animal stress, a Purdue Extension beef specialist says.

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Hereford bull smashes record

Hereford bull smashes record

CARLA WIESE-SMITH

Country Life

A Hereford bull sold for the world record price of $600,000 in Bruneau, Idaho, US, on Monday.

C Miles McKee 2103 ET, sold by Colyer Herefords at its annual production sale, was purchased by the Miles McKee Syndicate at Dunlap, Iowa.

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Kansas Continues Marketing Beef Cattle in Russia

Kansas Continues Marketing Beef Cattle in Russia

Kansas AG Land

As middle class populations continue to grow around the world, many consumers begin asking, “Where’s the beef?”

Not only has the growing middle class contributed to record beef exports for large beef producing states such as Kansas, it has also resulted in many foreign countries striving to build domestic beef production, according to J.J. Jones, Kansas Department of Agriculture marketing and trade director.

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Hagerstown hosts Md. cattle industry convention this weekend

Hagerstown hosts Md. cattle industry convention this weekend

Herald Mail

The 26th annual Maryland Cattle Industry Convention, along with the Maryland Hay and Pasture Conference, will be held at the Clarion Hotel and Hager Hall Convention Center on Friday and Saturday, March 1 and 2.

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