Daily Archives: September 13, 2013

BeefTalk: 1 Percent Is Good Money Spent to Protect Calves

BeefTalk: 1 Percent Is Good Money Spent to Protect Calves

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

Cost versus income always is key, but cost versus prevention also is important. In other words, producers spend money to make money and spend money to protect money. Both costs are relevant.

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New Fact Sheets Provide Herd Vaccination Program Considerations

New Fact Sheets Provide Herd Vaccination Program Considerations

The Stock Exchange

As we move into the fall months, a common practice on many herds is processing the beef herd, both the cows and the calves.  Administering vaccinations are a common part of many fall programs.

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Putting Ourselves in the Cow’s Hooves?

Putting Ourselves in the Cow’s Hooves?


. . . Just one thing though – the wheat harvested to produce that bread caused the death of 25x more animals than are killed to produce a lb of meat. Time to don the virtual reality helmet again and see yourself as a fieldmouse with a combine harvester bearing down on you… I’ll take the captive bolt over the combine harvester blades every time thanks.

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Grazing alfalfa regrowth

Grazing alfalfa regrowth

Tri State Livestock News

An important principle of adaptive grazing management includes identifying unique or unusual circumstances and “adapting” to take advantage of the opportunity presented.

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Farmers should avoid overgrazing, check forage inventories

Farmers should avoid overgrazing, check forage inventories

Amanda Gee

Beef Today

Drier weather in the last month has led to slow growth of forages in parts of the Midwest, meaning livestock producers need to double check their forage supplies for the rest of the season now, a Purdue Extension forage specialist says.

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Follow best practices when handling vaccines

Follow best practices when handling vaccines

High Plains Journal

Healthy calves are the result of a conscious, planned effort that includes a comprehensive health program developed with your veterinarian stressing preventative care through proper management, sanitation, observation and vaccination.

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Forage Production with Limited Precipitation or Irrigation

Forage Production with Limited Precipitation or Irrigation

Aaron Berger

University of Nebraska

Many farmers and ranchers are looking at what forage options are available this spring and summer to replace summer grass that will be lost due to drought. Making the most of limited precipitation and irrigation water will be important.

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Meat Industry Groups To Consider Merger

Meat Industry Groups To Consider Merger

Beef Producer

The American Meat Institute and North American Meat Association Thursday announced the two organizations are in discussions regarding a possible merger.

According to a joint press statement, the two groups’ executive committees this week voted to pursue discussions about creating a new American meat organization.

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Are lower fat DDGs still economical?

Are lower fat DDGs still economical?

Barb Glen      

The Western Producer

Fat content as low as four percent | Less fat means less energy, but the price remains steady

Lower fat content in corn-based dried distillers grains imported by Canadian livestock feeders has caught many by surprise.

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Beef industry showcases its sustainability

Beef industry showcases its sustainability


The beef industry has improved its sustainability by 5 percent in just six years according to the results of the checkoff-funded Beef Industry Sustainability Assessment, released during the 2013 Cattle Industry Summer Conference.

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