Daily Archives: June 6, 2013

Wean early, maximize pasture efficiency

Wean early, maximize pasture efficiency

Dr. Dave Barz

Tri State Livestock News

Finally we got some rain. Most of us got enough to get by, but some got enough to end the drought. Many of you have already culled your herds extensively in response to expensive feed and depleted pastures. Hopefully we will now all be able to maintain our herd numbers.

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Calculating the success of an A.I. program

Calculating the success of an A.I. program

The Cattle Business Weekly

Knowing the difference between conception rate and pregnancy rate has a big impact on cattle producer’s bottom line says, Kalyn Waters, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist.

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Do ag graduates pass the unemployment test?

Do ag graduates pass the unemployment test?

Angela Bowman

Drovers

Not all college majors may be created equal when it comes to earnings and unemployment. And for graduates with agricultural degrees, the outlook is bright. According to a study by Georgetown University, the specific degree can truly pay off for some.

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Stocker-Feeder Market Strengthens on Improving Pasture Conditions

Stocker-Feeder Market Strengthens on Improving Pasture Conditions

Oklahoma Farm Report

As a cool and wet spring progresses into summer, the stocker and feeder market is being buoyed by thoughts females may be held back this year to replenish cow-calf operations. Whether that will continue depends entirely on pasture conditions in cattle raising areas.

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High-Priced Stockers Might Still Pencil Out Profits

High-Priced Stockers Might Still Pencil Out Profits

Alan Newport

Beef Producer

In the good ol’ days many stocker/backgrounder operators simply knew if there was more than a dime of rollback, or slide, in cattle prices from start to finish weight, owning cattle wouldn’t pay a profit.

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Cookout Provides Way To Promote Beef Industry

Cookout Provides Way To Promote Beef Industry

Kennie Bass

WCHS

West Virginia’s beef producers marked the start of the grilling season and the approach of Father’s Day with a cookout at the Governor’s Mansion. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and Agriculture Commissioner Walt Helmick hosted the event.

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Where’s the beef … and what does it cost?

Where’s the beef … and what does it cost?

Goldie Currie

Bureau County Republican

Trends in the cattleman business have taken a toll on the beef market. With things like drought, dwindling cattle ranches and the increase in export, the prices of beef have escalated.

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