Daily Archives: October 29, 2013

Taking the Guess Work out of Selecting Bulls and Replacement Heifers

Taking the Guess Work out of Selecting Bulls and Replacement Heifers

American Cattleman

Since 2003, Igenity has worked with countless cattle breed associations, and seedstock and commercial cattlemen around the world to use the latest DNA technology to increase herd profitability.

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Cardiologist & Cattleman

Cardiologist & Cattleman

Kindra Gordon

The Cattle Business Weekly

Red meat isn’t always viewed favorably as a healthy option by the medical community – especially for individuals with heart disease, so a heart doctor who raises beef cattle might sound like a contradiction.

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Don’t be penny-wise and pound foolish with your herd

Don’t be penny-wise and pound foolish with your herd

Miranda Rieman

Farm and Ranch Guide

The average carrying cost of a cow has probably doubled in your lifetime.

According to Texas data, those costs have jumped to nearly $600 per head from maybe half that a few decades ago. At a recent meeting, a Nebraska ag business economist estimated the number had climbed to $800.

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Maintaining facilities to reduce winter BRD outbreaks

Maintaining facilities to reduce winter BRD outbreaks

Drovers

Like most dirty jobs, maintaining winter cattle facilities isn’t a glamorous or even complex task, but it is vitally important. Cold, wet cattle are, at best, not in an environment to grow and perform. At worst, they are more susceptible to developing and spreading illness, including bovine respiratory disease (BRD).

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Try Green-Grass Calving For Love Of Profit And Leisure

Try Green-Grass Calving For Love Of Profit And Leisure

Jesse Bussard

Beef Producer

The arguments for green-grass calving can be pretty convincing, especially the economics.

Ken Nimrick of western Illinois claims his calving season in mid-May through June saves him $100-200 in total feed costs per cow per year.

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Cattle herd begins rebuilding

Cattle herd begins rebuilding

Southwest Farm Press

The U.S. cattle herd may be starting to regain numbers lost to the devastating drought that has gripped the Southwest for the past three years and shows some evidence of continuing.

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Watch For Prussic Acid Poisoning From Sorghum, Sudangrass

Watch For Prussic Acid Poisoning From Sorghum, Sudangrass

Hay and Forage Grower

It’s that time of year when producers should watch cattle for signs of prussic acid poisoning, including labored breathing and staggering, warns Justin Waggoner, a Kansas State University beef systems specialist.

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