Monthly Archives: March 2013

OSU Extension expert: Grass not yet ready for foraging

OSU Extension expert: Grass not yet ready for foraging

Tracy Turner

AG Answers

Producers might want to hold off grazing their cattle for a week or so longer than usual because of continued cold weather, an Ohio State University Extension expert says.

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Corn stover: What is its worth?

Corn stover: What is its worth?

Dennis Pennington

Michigan State University Extension

Corn stover is made up of the stalk, leaves, husks and tassels left in the field after harvesting the grain with a combine. This stover can be used to make advanced biofuels or be used as a low quality, emergency livestock feed. There are a number of factors you should consider before you set a price for corn stover.

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Cattle eating habits tracked

Cattle eating habits tracked

Harley Richards

Red Deer Advocate

The animal, which was being finished in a feedlot, was packing on five pounds a day and reached slaughter weight in just 10 1/2 months.

This performance attracted the attention of Basarab, a beef research scientist at Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development’s Lacombe Research Station, and other researchers.

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Baxter Black, DVM:  The Ag Meister

Baxter Black, DVM:  The Ag Meister

I came of age listening to Evan Slack every morning on the radio telling us the current market. “Higher, higher, higher!” he’d say.

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Mob Grazing

Mob Grazing

Heather Smith Thomas

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

Short-duration, high-intensity grazing — many cattle on a small area of pasture, moved at least once a day or several times a day to a new section of pasture — is often called mob grazing. There are several interpretations of what mob grazing means.

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Baby heifers – which do we keep?

Baby heifers – which do we keep?

Geni Wren

Bovine Veterinarian Magazine

Making the decision on which heifers to keep back for replacements can start as early as that heifer’s birth.

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Artificial Insemination for Beef Cattle

Artificial Insemination for Beef Cattle

Glenn Selk

Thebeefsite.com

Many producers of purebred and commercial beef cattle can profitably utilize artificial insemination (AI) on virgin heifers or on the cow herd or both. Success with artificial insemination requires attention to detail in all areas of herd management. One of the most important factors affecting the success of the program is the manager’s attitude.

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