Daily Archives: October 11, 2013

BeefTalk: The Prairie is a Difficult Place to Call Home

BeefTalk: The Prairie is a Difficult Place to Call Home

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

There are times in this world when we all need to stop, take a deep breath and reflect. Death on the prairies is never easy, but it is all too real. We were reminded again of the forces of Mother Nature this past week. What can one say?

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How to Leave Money on the Table this Fall

How to Leave Money on the Table this Fall

Greg Henderson

Beef Today

Feeder cattle prices are called a "runaway" this week. Declining corn prices has prompted cattle feeders to bid up yearling cattle prices to dizzying heights, which is great news if you’re a seller.

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Healthy, Fertile Bulls Essential for a Productive Herd

Healthy, Fertile Bulls Essential for a Productive Herd

Lee Jones, DVM, MS

Healthy, fertile bulls are essential for a productive herd. A fertile, healthy, mature bull can breed 30 or more cows in a 75 to 90 day breeding season.

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Vaccinating cows for reproductive diseases begins with the heifer

Vaccinating cows for reproductive diseases begins with the heifer

Frank Wardynski

Michigan State University

The best time to vaccinate cows for reproductive diseases is before breeding but finding the window of opportunity after calving and before breeding can be challenging. The key starts with a sound heifer vaccination program.

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Post-doctoral Research Associate Joins Iowa Beef Center

Post-doctoral Research Associate Joins Iowa Beef Center

Iowa Beef Center

Post-doctoral research associate Megan Van Emon came to Iowa State University for the opportunity to work with beef-related research and with extension faculty and staff. After several months, she couldn’t imagine herself being anywhere else.

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Public unaware of predator problem, livestock educator says

Public unaware of predator problem, livestock educator says

Dean Rea

Capital AG Press

Wolves and other predators pose a more serious problem for Pacific Northwest livestock producers than the public may realize, a beef expert said during a breakfast meeting of the Lane County Livestock Association.

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The South Dakota Rancher Relief Fund

The South Dakota Rancher Relief Fund

The South Dakota Rancher Relief Fund was established on October 8, 2013 by Black Hills Area Community Foundation to provide support and relief assistance to those in the agriculture industry impacted by the blizzard of October 4-7, 2013.

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