Daily Archives: October 25, 2013

BeefTalk: Sending Spayed Heifers to the Feedlot

BeefTalk: Sending Spayed Heifers to the Feedlot

By Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

The spayed heifers are off the grass and ready for the feedlot. The Dickinson Research Extension Center spayed all the extra heifers and sent them to grass at the end of May and returned them home in mid-October.

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S.D. livestock losses to have $1.7 billion impact on area economy

S.D. livestock losses to have $1.7 billion impact on area economy

Brett Wessler

Drovers

While cattle producers in western South Dakota continue to calculate losses stemming from the early October blizzard, a South Dakota Stockgrowers Association official estimates the economic impact.

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Putting the Age of U.S. Farmers in Perspective

Putting the Age of U.S. Farmers in Perspective

University of Illinois

A reoccurring topic of public discussion is the age of U.S. farmers and the impending need to replace them. This post examines changes in the average age of U.S. farmers over time and compares the age of U.S. farmers with the U.S. labor force.

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Winter Feed Estimator is a great tool for cow-calf producers

Winter Feed Estimator is a great tool for cow-calf producers

Kable Thurlow

Michigan State University

Estimating winter feed needs now will save beef cow-calf producers from running out of feed during a time when feed prices are the highest to purchase.

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Program aims to bring youth to ranches

Program aims to bring youth to ranches

Nelson Harvey

Aspen Daily News

Neither Call Camblin nor Sam Wood thinks they’ll ever work full time on their family cattle ranches. Yet both young men hope they can stay in the ranching business as they age, even if they’re also forced to hold down part-time jobs off the farm.

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Ethan Farmer Gives Back to Cattle Industry

Ethan Farmer Gives Back to Cattle Industry

South Dakota Ag Connection

Matt Bainbridge, 32, got a jump start on his farming career when as a college junior his grandma was ready to sell her farm.

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Beef tops $200

Beef tops $200

John Maday

Bovine Veterinarian

Wholesale beef prices have had a good week so far, topping the $200 mark for the first time since the spring of this year.

Wednesday’s National Daily Cattle and Beef Summary from USDA showed the Choice cutout averaging $200.79 per hundredweight, with select at $184.91, for a Choice-Select spread of $15.88. Those prices were up $1.46 and $1.88 respectively from Tuesday’s averages.

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