Daily Archives: August 28, 2013

Baxter Black, DVM: The Obvious

Baxter Black, DVM:  The Obvious

“The data is clear – Calves that arrive healthy and stay healthy at the feedlot make more money.”

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Angus Genetics, Zoetis Genetics Release Developmental Duplication Genetic Condition Test

Angus Genetics, Zoetis Genetics Release Developmental Duplication Genetic Condition Test

AgriMarketing

Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 27, Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI) and Zoetis Genetics are accepting orders and samples for Developmental Duplication (DD) genetic condition testing. As with other tests, orders are to be submitted through the AGI ordering process available at the American Angus Association® AAA Login website (www.angusonline.org). Either Association archived or newly collected samples may be used for testing.

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Mapping herd improvement through Sire Profit Analysis

Mapping herd improvement through Sire Profit Analysis

Lyndee Stabel

Farm and Ranch Guide

When Daryl Strohbehn retired as an Iowa State Extension beef specialist there was one project he wasn’t ready to give up the reins to.

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Planning for winter feeding gets complicated in 2013

Planning for winter feeding gets complicated in 2013

Clay Wright

Beef Today

Typically, planning a winter feeding program has been fairly straightforward: estimate the number of cattle to be wintered, the amount of standing forage that will be available and how much hay is needed to get to spring grass.

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Double-Cropping Can Help Lower Winter Feed Costs

Double-Cropping Can Help Lower Winter Feed Costs

Cheryl Anderson

DTN

With near-record-low hay stocks and impending high winter feed costs, some livestock producers are looking for alternatives to typical winter feed such as alfalfa hay. Double-cropping oats after wheat is an alternative some are trying this year.

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Is it better to buy feed or sell cows?

Is it better to buy feed or sell cows?

Heather Smith Thomas

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

Many areas in the West have suffered severe drought, some regions for several years in a row. After a relatively dry winter and spring, most states had pasture shortages this summer, especially in areas where ranchers depend on summer ranges that were burned during last year’s catastrophic fires.

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Preventing Respiratory Acidosis in New Born Calves

Preventing Respiratory Acidosis in New Born Calves

Glen Selk

The Stock Exchange

We have previously discussed the research that indicates that the average length of time that a mature cow is in stage 2 of calving is less than half an hour.  The average length of time that a first calf two-year old is in stage 2 of labor is about an hour.

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