Daily Archives: August 21, 2013

Fall feeder cattle marketing options

Fall feeder cattle marketing options

Ryan Sproul

Grand Lake News

I wanted to share some fall cattle market observations. My thanks goes to Dr. Derrell Peel, OSU Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist, for providing some of the facts and figures. Oklahoma feeder cattle prices have increased about $20/cwt. for all weights since the lows in late May.

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Answers for Anaplasmosis

Answers for Anaplasmosis

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

Keep anaplasmosis levels down by controlling biting flies and ticks, and using clean needles and equipment.

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Small Herd, Maximum Marketing

Small Herd, Maximum Marketing

Becky Mills

Angus Journal

With 55 cows, the Cunningham family can’t exactly put together a semi-load of steers or host their own bull sale. Instead, the Molino, Fla., cattlemen add value to their Angus and Angus-cross calves with savvy marketing, including freezer beef and consignment replacement heifer sales.

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How to Feed Whole Sugar Beets

How to Feed Whole Sugar Beets

Meg Butler

eHow

Sugar beets are an ideal supplemental food source for ruminant livestock. They are high in energy and digestible fiber. Processed beet products such as beet pulp and molasses are often fed to livestock or incorporated into manufactured pellets as a binding agent. Ruminants may also be fed whole, unprocessed sugar beets. However, to minimize the choking hazard, whole beets should be cut into smaller pieces before they are fed to livestock.

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Trowbridge announces and explains the policy established with regard to DD

Trowbridge announces and explains the policy established with regard to DD

Angus.org

Today, the Board of Directors voted unanimously to recognize Developmental Duplication (DD) as a genetic condition, inherited as a simple recessive. The Board also unanimously adopted a policy relating to the registration status of current and future animals determined to carry this mutation.

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Will beef production plummet with Zilmax suspension?

Will beef production plummet with Zilmax suspension?

John Maday

Drovers

Amid all the discussion and debate around the issue of Zilmax (zilpaterol hydrochloride) over the past two weeks, one thing is clear: The product performs as advertised in terms of boosting carcass weights and lean-meat yield.

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Iowa State researchers says little difference between anti-biotic free animals and farm raised

Iowa State researchers says little difference between anti-biotic free animals and farm raised

Quincy Journal

Due to recent hype surrounding meat raised without antibiotics – Iowa State University’s authority on antibiotics in food production took a look at data to back up his own claims that it’s all antibiotic free

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