Daily Archives: July 11, 2013

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Video Feature: Feed cows to get them through

Getting cows through a drought in good body condition is crucial for both the cowherd and its progeny, according to Scott Lake, Extension livestock specialist for the University of Wyoming.

Take steps to reduce heat stress on cattle

Take steps to reduce heat stress on cattle

Mary Lou Peter

FarmTalk

With plenty of summer left to go, soaring temperatures and humidity can take a toll on cattle, resulting in everything from reduced rates of gain to death loss.

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Drilling Down Into the COOL Lawsuit- Consumer Curiosity No Justification for Government Mandate

Drilling Down Into the COOL Lawsuit- Consumer Curiosity No Justification for Government Mandate

Oklahoma Farm Report

Drilling Down Into the COOL Lawsuit- Consumer Curiosity No Justification for Government Mandate Consumer Curiosity is not enough justification for the new COOL Rule that the US Department put into place in late May as they hoped to placate the Canadian and Mexican governments who challenged their earlier COOL Rule in the WTO World Trade Court.

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Watering Cattle With the Sun

Watering Cattle With the Sun

Dan Miller

Progressive Farmer

Gerald Haines wants to improve the grazing offered to his 40-cow commercial Angus herd. He is building pasture quality while installing a conservation plan to protect the water around his farm and the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

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Cow Slaughter Numbers Show Drought Still Forcing Herd Liquidation

Cow Slaughter Numbers Show Drought Still Forcing Herd Liquidation

Beef Producer

It appears the US beef herd will get smaller again this year because of drought-induced, large beef cow slaughter in the first half of the year.

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Texas A&M cattle conference offers comprehensive industry picture

Texas A&M cattle conference offers comprehensive industry picture

Robert Miler

Dallas Morning News

The 59th Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course will be Aug. 5-7 at Texas A&M University in College Station.

“Our U.S. cattle inventory is at levels not seen since the 1950s, and we will address trends and issues such as market outlook and infrastructure changes,” said the conference coordinator, Dr. Jason Cleere, beef cattle specialist for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

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Bunker silo face collapses

Bunker silo face collapses

Progressive Forage Grower

This silage season, will you pack the silage pile or will the pile pack you? The choice is yours. You’re in control. At the very least, you can take control by following these silage packing safety precautions, no exceptions – every time.

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Cattle Herd at 60-Year Low Cuts Tyson Beef Margins

Cattle Herd at 60-Year Low Cuts Tyson Beef Margins

Shruti Date Singh

Businessweek

A third year of drought in Texas, the biggest U.S. cattle producer, is leaving the national herd at a six-decade low and Tyson Foods Inc. (TSN) (TSN) and Cargill Inc. fighting to boost margins amid excess slaughterhouse capacity.

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Beef, Cattle production conference scheduled for August

Beef, Cattle production conference scheduled for August

South East Sun

Registration is now open for the 2013 Regional Beef and Cattle Conference at Auburn University, and the Coffee County Extension office is encouraging anyone with an interest in beef production to attend.

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Shopping around for the best mineral supplements

Shopping around for the best mineral supplements

David L. Burton

Progressive Cattleman

Mineral supplementation of beef cows and stockers creates many questions that are sometimes difficult to answer according to Eldon Cole, a livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

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