Daily Archives: June 20, 2013

Video Feature: Beware of Poisonous Hemlock

Poisonous Plant Problems

Poisonous Plant Problems

Troy Smith

Angus Journal

The obvious difficulty drought delivers is a shortage of forage for grazing and, in the absence of irrigation, to harvest as hay. A less obvious problem is the proliferation of undesirable plants that seems to occur. Weeds, including the poisonous kinds, just seem to do better during and after a drought.

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Set objectives, implement health protocol for profitability

Set objectives, implement health protocol for profitability

Red Angus Association of America

As with any successful business endeavor, setting goals and maintaining a program’s health will enhance profitability. Cattle producers and industry professionals explored these aspects of profitability at the “Manage For Profit” symposium that kicked off the annual Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Research Symposium and Convention on June 12 in Oklahoma City, Okla.

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FDA proposes vet prescriptions for water and feed antibiotics

FDA proposes vet prescriptions for water and feed antibiotics

Codi Vallery-Mills

The Cattle Business Weekly

If you missed a meeting, here is a recap of the drafted proposal. The FDA aims to phase in veterinary oversight of therapeutic antimicrobial use, which should be of interest to food animal producers and veterinarians.

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BeefTalk: Good Marketing is Essential to Capture Available Dollars

BeefTalk: Good Marketing is Essential to Capture Available Dollars

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

Do not let big numbers fool you. With good marketing skills, heavy calves will capture more value. If there is one concept cow-calf producers have total control over, it is how they market their calves.

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Time Is Running Out On Beef Demand

Time Is Running Out On Beef Demand

Troy Marshall

BEEF

I love the beef checkoff. Perhaps more accurately, I believe in the importance of building beef demand, and I think the programs that have been carried out by the contractors with our checkoff dollars have been tremendous.

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Livestock Grazing And Activist Intervention Still At Loggerheads

Livestock Grazing And Activist Intervention Still At Loggerheads

Jesse Bussard

Beef Producer

Grazing rights are a hot topic of late, from the Grazing Improvement Act currently awaiting consideration in the House of Representatives to the protests of Wyoming ranchers on the intervention of environmental activists in their grazing permit renewal process.

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