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

iGrow

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

Drovers

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       

BEEF

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

BBC

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

Forbes

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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