Monthly Archives: October 2013

What does this mean on the label of my fly control product?

What does this mean on the label of my fly control product?

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

There are two types of feed-through fly control products. Which works best for you?

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Florida ranch manager accused of stealing more than 100 cows

Florida ranch manager accused of stealing more than 100 cows

Brett Wessler

Drovers

The ranch manager at Pine Ridge Plantation in western Martin County, Florida was arrested Monday after at least 175 cows were stolen and sold at area livestock auctions.

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Research-based tips for the heifer replacement selection

Research-based tips for the heifer replacement selection

FarmTalk

There are some important research-based tips that should be used to select and develop replacement heifers that will improve longevity of any cattle herd.

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Rebuilding U.S. Cow Herd Going to be ‘Very Tough,’ AFBF Economist Says

Rebuilding U.S. Cow Herd Going to be ‘Very Tough,’ AFBF Economist Says

Oklahoma Farm Report

The FFA Convention continues in Louisville, Kentucky, this week and Radio Oklahoma Network Farm Director Ron Hays is there. He caught up with Bob Young, chief economist with the American Farm Bureau Federation at the Young Farmers and Ranchers booth.

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Selection Made Simple: Pick The 8-in-5 Package!

Selection Made Simple: Pick The 8-in-5 Package!

Alan Newport

Beef Producer

Johann Zietsman has a very simple way of describing the efficient kind of cow or bull: He says they should look like eight pounds of sugar in a five-pound package; — an "8-in-5 package."

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Dreaming beyond the slaughterhouse

Dreaming beyond the slaughterhouse

Peggy Lowe and Abbie Fentress Swanson

The Gazette

Meet the newest chapter in an age-old American story. Since the days of “The Jungle,” immigrants have been the backbone of factories built by the U.S. meatpacking industry. The newcomers from Europe filled the slaughterhouses of the past, centered in Chicago and Kansas City. Now the newcomers flock to rural towns where the plants have been relocated, the workers consist of migrants from parts of Asia, Africa and Central America.

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Cargill bans Zilmax from beef supply until issues resolved

Cargill bans Zilmax from beef supply until issues resolved

P.J. Huffstutter

Reuters

Cargill Inc, one of the world’s largest beef processors, threw a wrench into Merck & Co.’s plans to reintroduce its feed additive Zilmax, stating it will not accept Zilmax-fed beef into the Cargill supply chain "until we are 100 percent confident the animal welfare issues are resolved."

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