Daily Archives: October 16, 2013

Group Heifer Sales a Plus to Buyers and Sellers

Group Heifer Sales a Plus to Buyers and Sellers

Becky Mills

Progressive Farmer

Over the years, Tommy Brown watched as semiload after semiload of nice heifers left Alabama for the feedlots. He wanted to see these animals stay in area herds as replacements, helping to improve quality and boost incomes for cattlemen around the state.

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Effect of cattle disease on carcass traits

Effect of cattle disease on carcass traits

Bob Larson

Angus Journal

As more finished cattle are targeted to receive Certified Angus Beef® (CAB®) premiums or priced on carcass merit grids, cow-calf producers, cattle feeders and meat purveyors throughout the marketing chain have increased interest in the effect of disease on carcass traits.

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Indiana Beef Evaluation Program offers top bulls at fall sale

Indiana Beef Evaluation Program offers top bulls at fall sale

Amanda Gee

AG Answers

Cattle producers looking for bulls that will add pounds, quality and value to their herds should attend the Indiana Beef Evaluation Program’s bull sale Oct. 19.

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Researchers Study Effect of Nutrition on Growing Fetus

Researchers Study Effect of Nutrition on Growing Fetus

Heather Smith Thomas

Cattle Today

The body condition and nutrition of the dam can make a difference in some of the traits that ultimately are exhibited by the developing fetus. Studies are now underway at the University of Wyoming to explore this phenomenon in beef cattle.

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Health a concern following blizzard

Health a concern following blizzard

Tri State Livestock news

Prolonged stress placed on animals, especially younger animals, due to weather events results in increased cortisol levels in the animals’ bloodstream, which can have profound effects on the immune system.

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Enhancing Beef Demand Must be Industry’s Priority, Tom Field Says

Enhancing Beef Demand Must be Industry’s Priority, Tom Field Says

Oklahoma Farm Report

The fortunes of all operators at every step of the beef industry chain ultimately rest with consumer demand for beef. And a University of Nebraska agribusiness specialist spoke on sustaining that demand, even amidst high retail beef prices, at the recent Beef Stocker Field Day at Kansas State University.

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South Dakota’s Cattle Cataclysm: Why Isn’t This Horror News?

South Dakota’s Cattle Cataclysm: Why Isn’t This Horror News?

Carrie Mess   

Common Dreams

If you aren’t in the ag world, you most likely haven’t heard about the devastating loss that ranchers in western South Dakota are struggling with after being hit by winter storm Atlas.

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