Daily Archives: September 17, 2013

Baxter Black, DVM:  REAL COWBOYS & INDIANS VS HOLLYWOOD & URBAN AMERICA

Baxter Black, DVM:  REAL COWBOYS & INDIANS VS HOLLYWOOD & URBAN AMERICA

The furor of lawsuit threats, animal rights terrorists, gesticulating celebrity actors and ex-politicians traveling the countryside like Barnum and Bailey is finally bringing out those who really have something at stake in the Wild Horse/Domestic Horse slaughter issue.

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Make Buyers Aware of Withdrawal Times

Make Buyers Aware of Withdrawal Times

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

t’s important to handle the sale of animals treated with long-withdrawal products in a responsible, up-front manner.

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Cow Whispering

Cow Whispering

Kasey Brown

Angus Journal

Think about why you got into the cattle business. You may have grown up in the cattle business and watched your grandparents and parents work cattle. You may enjoy profitable calf prices, despite the ever-increasing input costs.

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Situational stocker supplementation

Situational stocker supplementation

Paul A. Davis, Ph.D.

Feedlot Magazine

Grazing stockers during the summer months when pasture is plentiful results in attractive costs of gain. After arrival and acclimation, intense management is usually not necessary which further reduces input costs.

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Selling grass finished freezer beef

Selling grass finished freezer beef

Jeannine Schweihofer, Michigan State University

Grass-finished beef is in high demand. Many farmers are selling grass-fed beef as freezer beef. Grass finished freeze beef will typically have a lower dressing percentage than grain finished beef and producers should consider that and other factors when setting a price.

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Herd expansion means tighter supply first

Herd expansion means tighter supply first

The Stock Exchange

In a roomful of cattle feeders, an Oklahoma State University (OSU) livestock marketing specialist had everyone’s full attention as he said there is no way around it: In the next two to three years, the already short supply of feeder cattle will only get tighter.

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Jesse Bussard:  When it comes to stocker cattle profits, viewpoint is everything.

Jesse Bussard:  When it comes to stocker cattle profits, viewpoint is everything.

Beef Producer

I’ve been working on a feature article about the success of Nebraska beef producer Doug Ferguson using sell-buy livestock marketing in his stocker-backgrounder operation. I mentioned Ferguson in last weeks’ blog.

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