Daily Archives: September 5, 2013

Applied Reproduction in Beef Cattle Event in Staunton, VA Oct. 15, 16, 2013

Applied Reproduction in Beef Cattle Event in Staunton, VA Oct. 15, 16, 2013

The Stock Exchange

Cattle producers, veterinarians and other industry personnel from across the country will have the opportunity to participate in another installment of an outstanding educational event called “Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle”. This year’s meeting will be held at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel in Staunton, VA on October 15 and 16, 2013.

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UNL Beef Feedlot School planned for Mitchell, one other Neb. Location

UNL Beef Feedlot School planned for Mitchell, one other Neb. Location

Tri State Livestock News

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will be offering a Beef Feedlot School at Mitchell and another Nebraska location in September.

Feedlot employees in the panhandle are encouraged to attend the event on Sept. 18th at the Scotts Bluff County fairgrounds in Mitchell. The goal of this program is to assist with the training of feedlot employees in the areas of animal health and feeding.

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Beef Marketing Margins

Beef Marketing Margins

Darrell Mark

South Dakota Ag Connection

As consumers were heading to the grocery stores to buy their steaks and hamburgers for grilling on this Labor Day holiday, they might have thought that the prices for the beef were quite expensive and that cattle producers were making a lot of money.

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Proper bunker silo management is key for high quality forage

Proper bunker silo management is key for high quality forage

Phil Kaatz

Michigan State University

As corn silage harvest approaches, producers should remember some principles that can be used to help optimize silage quality for their operation.

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Is Cow Tipping Real?

Is Cow Tipping Real?

Jake Swearingen

Slate

Let’s get this out of the way: Cow tipping, at least as popularly imagined, does not exist. Drunk young men do not, on any regular basis, sneak into cow pastures and put a hard shoulder into a cow taking a standing snooze, thus tipping the poor animal over.

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North Florida Cattlemen Cautious Amid Zilmax Weight Gain Drug Sale Suspension

North Florida Cattlemen Cautious Amid Zilmax Weight Gain Drug Sale Suspension

Elly Ayres

WUFT

Almost a month after sales of Merck & Co. Inc.’s major cattle weight gain drug Zilmax were suspended, Alachua County cattlemen and beef specialists are considering how the North Florida cattle industry will be affected.

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A good lease should spell out limitations

A good lease should spell out limitations

Blair Fannin

Southwest Farm Press

A smile and a handshake may have served your grandfather well when he conducted business on his farm or ranch 30 or 40 years ago.

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Help Baby Calves Start Breathing

Help Baby Calves Start Breathing

Glen Selk

Via University of Nebraska

All baby calves are born with some degree of respiratory acidosis. Respiratory acidosis is the buildup of by-products of carbon dioxide and a deficiency of oxygen. As the calf passes through the birth canal, it undergoes this buildup of carbon dioxide and its metabolites, and a deficiency of oxygen.

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Producers Invited to ISU Beef Nutrition Research Showcase

Producers Invited to ISU Beef Nutrition Research Showcase

Iowa State University

People who attend Iowa State University (ISU) football games and who also are interested in beef research have a unique opportunity awaiting them on the date of the final home ISU football game on Nov. 18. ISU’s Iowa Beef Center and beef nutrition faculty and staff are planning the “Beef Nutrition Research Pre-game Showcase” beginning that morning.

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Beef Cow Production Will Continue To Shift Out Of The Corn Belt

Beef Cow Production Will Continue To Shift Out Of The Corn Belt

Harlan Hughes

BEEF

This September marks the start of BEEF magazine’s 50th year of publication. Over the past 50 years, BEEF has grown to play a major role in technology transfer for the U.S. beef industry and beyond. I’m proud to have been a part of that effort for the last 12 years.

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