Daily Archives: July 26, 2013

BeefTalk: Grass and Beef

BeefTalk: Grass and Beef

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

Grass and beef. Or should one say soil and beef because grass is a product of the soil?

The ultimate goal of any cattle operation is to maintain or improve soil quality. Seldom would one see a cow-calf operation that does not involve an extensive outlay of land. This combination of having an active living system of cattle, grass and soil is core to our continued existence.

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Beef Quality Audit

Beef Quality Audit

Dr Dave Barz

Tri State Livestock News

Here in southeast South Dakota we were treated to a great summer rain. Sunday we had three-plus inches of rain on tasseling corn. This should make some great yields. Most were just completing their second cutting of alfalfa.

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Diagnosis Doubts

Diagnosis Doubts

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

Uncertainty regarding the reason for the loss of a heifer should be cleared up with a necropsy, not with assumptions that blackleg has hit the herd.

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Retaining the Calf Crop Adds Value to the Industry

Retaining the Calf Crop Adds Value to the Industry

Clifford Mitchell

Cattle Today

Cattlemen wage their own chess game with the industry every day. Planning strategies to counteract what’s happening with the weather, market demand or increasing costs.

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Solar-powered pumps expand options for remote pastures.

Solar-powered pumps expand options for remote pastures.

Barb Baylor Anderson

Angus Journal

Many producers know the routine of hauling water to cattle all too well. University of Georgia researchers have been working with producers and others to make that chore a thing of the past.

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Iowa State University To Conduct Nationwide Livestock Survey On Coproduct Use

Iowa State University To Conduct Nationwide Livestock Survey On Coproduct Use


Researchers in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at Iowa State University are conducting a survey of the U.S. livestock and poultry industries to better understand the use of animal feed coproducts from ethanol production.

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Feeding Quality Forum set for August

Feeding Quality Forum set for August

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

The supply of feeder cattle and corn byproducts declined during the last year, and the Choice-Select spread can bounce from narrow to near-record-wide in a matter of weeks. Those are just a few factors that keep feedlot managers calculating as they aim to turn 2013 toward profit.

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Animal Rights Groups To Be Uncovered On Nat Geo Series

Animal Rights Groups To Be Uncovered On Nat Geo Series

Beef Producer

If you’re inside agriculture, you may want to tune in or record the National Geographic Channel’s "Inside: Secret America" series at 10 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, July 31. Animal Agriculture Alliance’s President and CEO Kay Johnson Smith will be featured in a segment titled "Animal Undercover."

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Is 2014 The Cow-Calf Sector’s Watershed Year?

Is 2014 The Cow-Calf Sector’s Watershed Year?

Joe Roybal


Kenneth Eng has had a ringside seat on the U.S. beef industry for the past 50 years. In fact, as one of the pioneering feedlot nutritionists who helped shape the face of commercial cattle feeding in the 1960s, it’s probably more accurate to say he was inside the ring.’

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Cattle slaughter numbers fall but animals weighing more

Cattle slaughter numbers fall but animals weighing more

Brett Wessler


Cattle slaughter results for June were lower than the previous month and the same month in 2012, but heavier cattle  almost make up the difference in total beef production.

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