Daily Archives: October 15, 2013

Baxter Black, DVM: Winch Up

Baxter Black, DVM:  Winch Up

A while back I decided to build up my ranching reputation by improving my equipment.

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Ethanol Byproducts Still Pay their Way in Feedlots

Ethanol Byproducts Still Pay their Way in Feedlots

Lyndee Stabel

Cattle Today

Paying the feed bill has cleaned out bank accounts faster than Jesse James in recent years, as high corn prices left cattlemen everywhere looking for the cheapest, most efficient alternatives.

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Can a blood test tell me how far along my pregnant cow is?

Can a blood test tell me how far along my pregnant cow is?

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

The only way to know how far into a pregnancy a cow is, is through a preg check by your veterinarian.

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Animal Well-Being Amidst Weather Disasters

Animal Well-Being Amidst Weather Disasters

Heidi Franzky and Rebecca Bolt


South Dakota weather poses challenges to animal owners in every season of the year. Following the substantial weekend snowfall on the western half of the state, animal owners are rising to the challenge to provide proper care and relief to the weather-stressed animals.

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Knowing hay quality affects supplementation strategy

Knowing hay quality affects supplementation strategy

Glenn Selk


Cattle producers in many areas of Oklahoma have been fortunate this summer to receive timely rains.  Many big round bales of hay have been stored for winter feeding.  Meeting the supplemental protein needs for the cows and replacement heifers consuming that forage must be done properly and economically.

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Special needs cattle show at Dixie Classic Fair spurs friendship

Special needs cattle show at Dixie Classic Fair spurs friendship


Friendships flourish through Dixie Classic Fair’s 4-H Special Needs class and Beef Cattle Show.

North Davidson High School student Joseph Groce first met mentee Emily Thomason six years ago through the class.

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Free Rangers Can’t Have It Both Ways

Free Rangers Can’t Have It Both Ways

Gary Truitt

Hoosier AG Today

. . .The proverb’s meaning is similar to the phrase “you can’t have it both ways,” something else my mother said a lot. This phrase came to mind as I watched the coverage of and reaction to the disaster in South Dakota.

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Tens of thousands of cattle feared dead after South Dakota storm

Tens of thousands of cattle feared dead after South Dakota storm


South Dakota had the sixth-largest cattle herd in the United States with some 3.85 million head in January 2013, according to the U.S. Agriculture Department. Most of those are in the western part of the state, where the storm struck, leaving carcasses strewn on the Plains and hitting ranchers with tens of millions of dollars in losses.

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Delicious Health Food Wins Flavor Contest – Again

Delicious Health Food Wins Flavor Contest – Again

Rx Beef

For 2013, the second year in a row, Mark & Linda Merrill’s grass fed beefalo steak was the clear winner of the prestigious Kansas City American Royal contest for finding America’s Best Tasting Steak.

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Rancher, daughters raise British White cattle

Rancher, daughters raise British White cattle

Maureen McMullen


Christina Traeger has operated Rolling Hills Traeger Cattle Ranch for 16 years. With the help of her three daughters, Hayley, 14, Ashley, 18, and Rebecca, 19, Traeger raises pigs, geese, chickens, ducks and, their specialty, British White beef cattle.

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