Daily Archives: July 5, 2013

Baxter Black, DVM:  If Cows Could Talk

Baxter Black, DVM:  If Cows Could Talk

“If you are in a hurry, be deliberate.”

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BeefTalk: Being Proactive is Better Than Reactive When Working Cattle

BeefTalk: Being Proactive is Better Than Reactive When Working Cattle

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

“Blunt force trauma” is a set of words one would not expect to use starting a beef column. However, the topic of this column is safety, and working cattle can be challenging.

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Reduce Feed Costs with Commodity Storage

Reduce Feed Costs with Commodity Storage

John Tyson

Beef Today

Commodity feeding can be a money saving or money losing game, and each farm needs to look at their numbers and make that decision for their operation.

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Consider Grazing Mineral Nutrition for Beef Cows

Consider Grazing Mineral Nutrition for Beef Cows

South Dakota Ag Connection

With the recent moisture that much of South Dakota received, grass is growing and many cattle have been moved to summer pasture. With that move and change in feed, ranchers need to be aware of the nutrient requirements of their livestock and ensure they are all being met, including energy, protein, minerals, vitamins and water.

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Can’t wait for hay to dry? Consider making baleage

Can’t wait for hay to dry? Consider making baleage

Brett Wessler

Drovers

Missouri, and many states to the east, have received more rain this year, making it difficult to wait until hay is dry to harvest. If you need to get hay out of the field, a Missouri Extension specialist suggests making baleage.

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Cattle Producers Keep Pushing for Full Repeal of Death Tax

Cattle Producers Keep Pushing for Full Repeal of Death Tax

Oklahoma Farm Report

Cattle Producers Keep Pushing for Full Repeal of Death Tax A pair of bills were introduced earlier this month in the US Congress that would fully repeal the Estate Tax at the Federal level, going a step further than legislation that was put into place at the very beginning of 2013.

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Beef producers shouldn’t focus on single trait EPDs to improve herds

Beef producers shouldn’t focus on single trait EPDs to improve herds

Amanda Gee

Ag Answers

Expected progeny differences, or EPDs, can help beef producers evaluate bulls when looking to improve their cattle herds, but they shouldn’t focus on just one trait, a Purdue Extension beef specialist says.

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