Daily Archives: August 4, 2013

S.D. Cattlemen Catch Bull With Cage

S.D. Cattlemen Catch Bull With Cage

Lon Tonneson

Beef Producer

No corrals in the pasture? No problem for Martinmass cowboys. They drop a cage on the biggest bull.

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Bull Nutrition

Bull Nutrition

Julie Walker


Bull nutrition is often overlooked by many producers, except when problems arise. Bulls are often managed as one group even though there may be large differences in age, size, and body condition.

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Calculating dry matter intake to meet the nutrient requirements of the beef cow

Calculating dry matter intake to meet the nutrient requirements of the beef cow

Frank Wardynski

Michigan State University

Using large round bales to feed beef cows limits a producer’s ability to precisely meet her nutrient requirements. Accurately predicting feed intake and nutrient analysis of forages can help.

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Health benefits of low-stress handling

Health benefits of low-stress handling

John Maday


Minimizing stress on calves arriving in the feedyard can offer multiple benefits, potentially including reducing sickness and improve feeding margins. Iowa State University Extension Veterinarian Grant Dewell, DVM, MS, PhD, discussed those advantages while presenting results of a recent ISU feeding trial comparing conventional receiving practices with a low-stress system.

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5 Experts Predict Cattle industry’s Future

5 Experts Predict Cattle industry’s Future

Burt Rutherford       


It’s a moving target, the cattle industry. Not only does a rancher today have to deal with all the challenges that have always faced cattle producers, but he or she has to balance a growing list of genetic, management and business decisions as well.

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The decline of Argentina’s beef industry

The decline of Argentina’s beef industry

Vladimir Hernandez


Argentina has made a name for itself around the world with its steaks.

But things are changing dramatically in this country.

Fish exports have overtaken the more traditional beef exports, which reflects the rapid decline of the farming sector in recent years.

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Ranching Is A Hard Business But Tax Examiners Can Think It Is Fun

Ranching Is A Hard Business But Tax Examiners Can Think It Is Fun


If you engage in a trade or business that loses money, you need to be able to prove that you were really trying to make money, if you want to deduct the losses.  Activities that at least superficially appear to have some element of fun about them are inherently suspect.
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A bull buyer’s guide to cattle producers

A bull buyer’s guide to cattle producers

Greg Bowman

Calhoun Times

Gordon County is home to a tremendous number of cattle and cattle operations. We estimate there is easily over 10,000 brood cows locally. Hopefully, all of those cows are raising a calf every year to help ensure that cattle operation stays profitable.

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Improving forage quality to increase milk or beef production

Improving forage quality to increase milk or beef production


Better soils lead to better forage, improved animal health, higher milk quality and larger milk yield. “Soil fertility is the foundation to Integrated Livestock Cropping System [and] works to enhance the flow of nutrients within the biological system,” said Cynthia A. Daley, Ph.D., Organic Dairy Program Professor at California State University.
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State helped beef plant with millions

State helped beef plant with millions

Scott Waltman

Aberdeen News

While both Northern Beef Packers and the state’s certified beef program have had sluggish starts, a partnership between the two is still a possibility, a state ag official said.

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