Daily Archives: June 4, 2013

Big Bale Storage Losses Can Be Huge

Big Bale Storage Losses Can Be Huge

Beef Today

The bottom line is that cattle producers need to do a better job of preserving hay in order to ensure adequate supplies of quality feeds.

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Controlled Breeding Season Brings Price Advantages

Controlled Breeding Season Brings Price Advantages

Becky Mills, Progressive Farmer

Lawrence Bernard used to be the kind of cattleman who let nature take its course. Years ago, he used a year-round breeding program and, as a result, had near year-round calving. One benefit of this approach was he never had to pen the bull.

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What is the most important change for improving your grazing program before the next drought?

What is the most important change for improving your grazing program before the next drought?

John Jennings

University of Arkansas

Sometimes I think a minor in psychology along with my agronomy degree would have been useful. Grass is easy to manage. Mow it, graze it, fertilize it, manage it and it grows like it supposed to. People are hard. Some only need a little education on a subject to make improvements and some just won’t change no matter what they hear or see.

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Multiple deliveries

Multiple deliveries

Jonathan Knutson

Agweek

Keith Sistad beat the odds again, though on a much smaller scale. Last year, one of the Fosston, MN cattleman’s cows gave birth to an astonishing four heifer calves. This year, the same cow gave birth to twins. One of the quads died shortly after birth, but the other three are doing just fine. One of the twins died, too, but the remaining twin is died fine. So is the mother.

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Controlling Flies on Pastured Cattle

Controlling Flies on Pastured Cattle

David J Boxler, University of Nebraska

There are three fly species in Nebraska that economically impact pastured cattle: horn fly, face fly and stable fly. Control of these flies can be economically beneficial to cow-calf and stocker/yearling operations.

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Revised COOL Rule from Obama Administation Unlikely to Help Beef Demand for US Producers

Revised COOL Rule from Obama Administation Unlikely to Help Beef Demand for US Producers

Oklahoma Farm Report

Revised COOL Rule from Obama Administation Unlikely to Help Beef Demand for US Producers The US government will require meat packers to explicitly list the origin of beef, pork and chicken sold in US grocery stores, a regulation intended to resolve years of disputes with Canada and Mexico that was adopted May 23, 2013.

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6 Tips for Improving Nitrogen in Cattle Pastures

6 Tips for Improving Nitrogen in Cattle Pastures

Beef Producer

Cattle producers aren’t immune to nitrogen loss in pastures, according to Dirk Philipp, assistant professor for University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. Philipp says nitrogen is actually the most important and most costly plant nutrients, especially for cattle pastures.

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The Balancing Act® on Lifetime TV Welcomes 44 Farms® to its Morning Show to Talk Steaks

The Balancing Act® on Lifetime TV Welcomes 44 Farms® to its Morning Show to Talk Steaks

Popular morning show The Balancing Act® on Lifetime TV welcomes 44 Farms® to its “Everyday Gourmet” series. 44 Farms will be featured in a 3-part mini-series, “A Tribute to the American Farmer – The Heart of Texas & Star of Center Plate”.

A representative from 44 Farms® will explain how its cattle are raised, fed, and handled to ensure that their beef is of the highest quality for any meal.

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New York’s ‘local’ beef, often not as local as you think

New York’s ‘local’ beef, often not as local as you think

RYAN DELANEY

WBFO

The steaks stacked in the coolers of butcher shops in New York may be marketed as local, but just what that label means varies widely.

The state actually has no definition for classifying whether beef sold under that label is locally produced; the duty of deciding what’s local falls to the store selling the meat.

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Summer Annuals Can Provide Pasture or Stored Feed Options

Summer Annuals Can Provide Pasture or Stored Feed Options

Rory Lewandowski

The Daily Record

June is the ideal time frame for planting a warm season summer annual crop. These forages thrive in summer heat, are drought tolerant and can be used for either grazing or as a stored feed. Summer annuals include sorghum, sudangrass, sorghum x sudangrass hybrids, millet, teff and corn.

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