Daily Archives: February 28, 2013

Pooling Preconditioned Calves Maximizes Returns

Pooling Preconditioned Calves Maximizes Returns

Karl Wolfshohl

Progressive Farmer

There’s a saying in Texas that everything is bigger. But when it comes to the state’s famous Hill Country, individual cow herds don’t number in the thousands. On the contrary, many operations are quite small.

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Illinois Cattle Feeders to feature four industry experts at seminar

Illinois Cattle Feeders to feature four industry experts at seminar

The Journal Standard

The Illinois Cattle Feeders will hold a seminar featuring four cattle industry experts from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 6 at the Ogle County Farm Bureau, 421 W. Pines Road, Oregon, Ill.

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Cattle graze amid Beale’s spy planes

Cattle graze amid Beale’s spy planes

Appealdemocrat.com

As sleek jets, unmanned drones and famous spy planes roar overhead, one group of Beale Air Force residents couldn’t care less. They’re much more likely to get excited by sunshine, a spot of green grass and cool water to quench their thirst.

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Oklahoma cow-calf producers face critical decisions

Oklahoma cow-calf producers face critical decisions

Donald Stotts

Southwest Farm Press

Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is recommending that cow-calf producers plan now for the next two-to-four months, regardless of whether the producer has a spring- or fall-calving herd.

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Beef: It’s more than just meat

Beef: It’s more than just meat

NELDA STARKS

Starkville Daily News

Beef production represents the largest single segment of American agriculture. In fact, USDA says more farms are classified as beef cattle operations (35 percent) than any other type.

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Beef Cattle Lice Control

Beef Cattle Lice Control

Robert D. Hall

University of Missouri

Chewing lice feed on hair, scabs and excretions from the animal’s skin and irritate the skin with their sharp claws and mandibles. Chewing lice infestations weaken the animal, interrupt normal feeding activities and make the animal more susceptible to diseases.

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Feed Cattle, Not Birds

Feed Cattle, Not Birds

American Cattleman

European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) were first introduced to the United States in the late 1800s. It is believed that starlings were imported from Europe and released in New York City’s Central Park so that all birds mentioned in Shakespeare’s works would inhabit the new country.

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Beef producers: MORE tech coming

Beef producers: MORE tech coming

Gene Johnston

Agriculture.com

While the headline on this story is true, don’t be scared by the thought of more technology to keep up with. Some of the technology coming in agriculture is actually low-tech; as in, using farm dogs.

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U.S. cattle herd declines but northern states see increases

U.S. cattle herd declines but northern states see increases

TIM PETRY

The Prairie Star

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released the much anticipated "Cattle" report on Feb 1.

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Barley Grain and Forage for Beef Cattle

Barley Grain and Forage for Beef Cattle

Vern Anderson, Greg Lardy, Marc Bauer, Kendall Swanson, Steve Zwinger

North Dakota State University

Barley is an ancient crop dating back to  7000 B.C. and is considered one of the most  widely adapted grain crops in the world. Barley is the fourth most important cereal grain in the world, with uses by humans and animals for food, feed and beverages.

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