Daily Archives: March 21, 2013

Top Ten Ways to Reduce Feeding and Nutrition Costs

Top Ten Ways to Reduce Feeding and Nutrition Costs

Stephen B. Blezinger, Ph.D., PAS

Cattle Today

Don’t worry, David Letterman has not quit his day job to take a stab at being a ruminant nutritionist. But for a lot of us, being able to break management techniques and concepts that can be a little complicated into ten “easy” steps has a lot of appeal.

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Manage For Profit – Selection and marketing strategies to maximize calf value

Manage For Profit – Selection and marketing strategies to maximize calf value

Red Angus Media

While cattle producers are forced to play the hand they are dealt, it’s important to realize that a strategically played trump card can win the game.

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Culling For Udder Conformation

Culling For Udder Conformation

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

Deciding when to cull cows with bad teats may not be as simple as it seems.

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What does an Angus cow weigh?

What does an Angus cow weigh?

Sally Northcutt

Angus Beef Bulletin

A frequent question to our office is: What does an average Angus cow weigh? Some of the interest stems from the Association’s publication of mature size expected progeny differences (EPDs) and the use of these genetic values in the weaned calf ($W) bioeconomic index.

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Fresh grass means new calves

Fresh grass means new calves

Drovers

As ol’ man winter releases us from his grip, the pastures will begin to flourish. We’ve had a good fall and winter as far as precipitation is considered and forages are expected to take off quickly once the temperatures warm.

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Charges possible after 100 cattle found dead in ND county

Charges possible after 100 cattle found dead in ND county

Emily Welker

AG Week

Prosecutors are considering criminal charges against the owner of 100 cattle found dead last week in North Dakota’s McIntosh County, at least some of which starved to death.

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Humane Society Getting Its Way on “Downed” Veal Calves

Humane Society Getting Its Way on “Downed” Veal Calves

Beef Cattle News

For most of the past decade, “downer” cattle were kept out of the food supply because of concern that most were older cows, which are thought to be more susceptible to disease, especially Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, or Mad Cow Disease.

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Breeding soundness exam essential to get good results

Breeding soundness exam essential to get good results

Mark Keaton

Baxter Bulletin

The spring breeding season is approaching. Reproductive performance is a key to realizing maximum returns from the beef-cattle enterprise. Both the cow and bull must be reproductively sound to produce a live calf.

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Pennsylvania bull test celebrates 40 years of improving beef industry

Pennsylvania bull test celebrates 40 years of improving beef industry

Farm and Dairy

Pennsylvania’s beef industry will celebrate a milestone at the end of March: 40 years of improving genetics through the Pennsylvania Performance Bull Testing Program.

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Could the Lowline Angus Cow Save Vermont Beef?

Could the Lowline Angus Cow Save Vermont Beef?

ALICE LEVITT

Seven Days

List first brought Lowlines into his family six years ago as a hobby. Now he’s convinced that the smaller-than-average, hardy cattle that he raises at Grass Roots Farm are just what Vermont needs to build a healthy grass-fed-beef industry.

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