Daily Archives: September 24, 2013

Baxter Black, DVM:  Teamwork on the Farm

Baxter Black, DVM:  Teamwork on the Farm

JB and Deb are one of those couples that form the backbone of Agriculture.

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Let Grass, Cows be Guide When Weaning

Let Grass, Cows be Guide When Weaning

Feedlot Magazine

Producers should let the condition of their cattle and forage dictate when to wean calves, two North Dakota State University Extension Service specialists say.

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Potential applications for use of direct-fed microbials in receiving and finish beef diets

Potential applications for use of direct-fed microbials in receiving and finish beef diets

Nicole Kenney

Farm and Ranch Guide

Concern over the use of antibiotics in the animal feed industry has led to the exploration of methods to increase disease prevention in cattle production systems.

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Umbilical Hernias in Calves

Umbilical Hernias in Calves

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

There are times when umbilical hernias in calves call for surgical corrections.

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Current Uses of Gender-selected Semen

Current Uses of Gender-selected Semen

Kasey Brown

Angus Beef Bulletin

Gender-selected semen may seem like a technology for the future, but there are many uses for it now with improving results, John Hall, University of Idaho, told participants of the 45th Annual Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Research Symposium and Convention in Oklahoma City June 12-15.

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How Do Your Calves Measure Up?

How Do Your Calves Measure Up?

Julie Walker

iGrow

Weaning is fast approaching, and with that comes an evaluation of the calf crop. Some ranchers elect to sell calves at weaning which, for many, is the best decision, depending on feed and facility resources and the availability of labor and management.

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Mourer Says Producers Have Several Tools to Add Value to Their Beef Cattle

Mourer Says Producers Have Several Tools to Add Value to Their Beef Cattle

Oklahoma Farm Report

With weaning season upon us, ranchers are preparing to market their cattle. Gant Mourer, Value Added Specialist with the Oklahoma State University Animal Science Department, says there are a lot of things producers can do to add value to each head sold.

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Lack of Cattle Catches Up with Beef Industry

Lack of Cattle Catches Up with Beef Industry

Where Food come from

The September USDA Cattle on Feed report shows a September 1 feedlot inventory at 9.88 million head, down 7 percent from last year and the smallest September feedlot inventory since 2003.  The August placement total of 1.79 million head was 11 percent lower than one year ago and was the lowest August placement figure since the current report format began in the mid 1990s.

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September Cattle On Feed Smallest In A Decade

September Cattle On Feed Smallest In A Decade

Darrell Mark

iGrow

USDA reported that there were 9.876 million head of cattle on feed in feedyards with 1,000+ head capacities on September 1, 2013 (Table 1). That’s down 7.2% from a year ago and is the smallest September on feed inventory since 2003.

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Beef Cattle Production – Crucial Considerations For Beginners When Rearing Beef Cattle

Beef Cattle Production – Crucial Considerations For Beginners When Rearing Beef Cattle

John Price

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Beef cattle production is considered to be one of the lucrative types of farming. If you are planning to start raising beef cattle as a business, there are some important things that you need to know to be able to succeed in this line of industry.

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