Daily Archives: March 8, 2013

Bull buying made simple

Bull buying made simple

Black Ink

Earlier this week Mark told you a herd bull is a big investment, and getting more so all the time. Since you’ll be putting so many of your proverbial eggs into that one expensive basket, you want to make sure he’s the right guy for the job. But with so many numbers and figures to sort out, do you ever feel overwhelmed?

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BeefTalk: Survival Comes Before Expansion in the Cow Business

BeefTalk: Survival Comes Before Expansion in the Cow Business

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

What would you say if someone told you that 40 percent of the cow-calf producers are struggling to justify being in the beef business? After all, the cattle business is a great business and currently humming along through great times.

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Ten ideas to improve your herd’s cattle health this year

Ten ideas to improve your herd’s cattle health this year

Joplin Regional Stockyards

Like in any other part of our cattle operations, resolving to do some things better for the health programs we have on our beef cattle operations might pay us dividends.

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Have We Gotten a Little Too Smart on BRD Testing?

Have We Gotten a Little Too Smart on BRD Testing?

Mike Smith

Drovers

Drs. Fulton and Confer, both veterinary professors at Oklahoma State, write here that the battery of Bovine Respiratory Disease diagnostic tests at a veterinarian’s disposal was “unthinkable” 25 years ago. The modern molecular tests available can quickly and accurately detect the presence of the numerous viruses and bacteria that can contribute to respiratory disease.

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Steak: The new lobster?

Steak: The new lobster?

 Jonathan Knutson

Agweek

High corn prices, spring blizzards and lack of subsoil moisture aren’t the only things that concern area cattle producers right now.

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Lee family’s Hereford steps off Fernvale ranch into lottery ad

Lee family’s Hereford steps off Fernvale ranch into lottery ad

The Tennessean

Most things have stayed pretty much the same on the 1,000-acre Triple L Ranch in Fernvale since Louis Leon Lee acquired the land in 1962 and started raising cattle.

But some things have changed.

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Prospect Of Meat Inspector Furloughs Has Cattle Industry On Edge

Prospect Of Meat Inspector Furloughs Has Cattle Industry On Edge

AgriMarketing

An official of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) says the uncertainty over potential furloughs of federal meat inspectors has the cattle industry "on edge".

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