Daily Archives: November 4, 2013

U.S. farm kids lavish shampoos and drugs on their prize cattle

U.S. farm kids lavish shampoos and drugs on their prize cattle

Lisa Baertlein, P.J. Huffstutter, Julie Ingwersen and Mike Hirtzer

Reuters

For more than a century, ranchers and their kids have paraded cattle around the dusty show ring at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas, in a rite of passage that is part farm economics, part rural theater.

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John D. Bartee Memorial Cattle Sale coming

John D. Bartee Memorial Cattle Sale coming

Rusty Evans

The Leaf Chronicle

Mr. John D. Bartee, Sr., was a man who loved cattle and youth. He combined these passions with the realization of the 4-H Livestock Arena on Rossview Road.

His dream was to see the completion of the arena and for it to be utilized by the youth in our area.

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Acorn Poisoning in Cattle

Acorn Poisoning in Cattle

Jeremy Powell

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

When forage is scarce, cattle will often search for alternative food sources. In Arkansas, where cattle are frequently grazed on pastures that may contain oak timber, there is the possibility for cattle to consume acorns. When cattle head to available timber ground and wooded lots around the farm in search of grazing or browsing during the fall of the year, hungry cattle will frequently eat acorns dropped by oak trees.

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S.D. ranchers carry on after thousands of cattle die

S.D. ranchers carry on after thousands of cattle die

Peter Harriman

Sioux Falls Argus Leader

State officials estimate up to 30,000 cows died after they were caught out in a blizzard that dumped 2 to 4 feet of snow on the range last month.

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Picking, developing replacement heifers can be difficult

Picking, developing replacement heifers can be difficult

David Burton

Springfield News-Leader

According to the United States Meat Animal Research Center and South Dakota beef herd data, heifers calving within the first 21 days of their first calving season had increased longevity.

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Florida Cattle Ranchers Seek Locally Grown Label

Florida Cattle Ranchers Seek Locally Grown Label

TAMARA LUSH

ABC News

Under the "Fresh From Florida" marketing campaign offered by the state’s agriculture officials to stores and consumers, people are encouraged to buy things that are grown and raised in the Sunshine State.

Alligator, tomatoes and, of course, oranges are on the list.

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Canada poised to retaliate in meat labeling fight

Canada poised to retaliate in meat labeling fight

GARY LAMPHIER

EDMONTON JOURNAL

Read our lips: we will retaliate, and it will cost you big time.

That’s the blunt message Canada’s agriculture ministers are taking to the North American Meat Association’s annual conference in Chicago this weekend.

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Four States Cattle Conference set for December

Four States Cattle Conference set for December

News Observer

Beef producers are still recovering from a decimating drought in 2012 and they’ll get a chance to discuss their progress at the Four States Cattle Conference next month.

The Dec. 5 conference is to be held at the Four States Fairgrounds in Texarkana, where producers from Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas are to gather.

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Haskell Woman Accused Of Selling Cattle Stolen From Okmulgee Ranch

Haskell Woman Accused Of Selling Cattle Stolen From Okmulgee Ranch

Tami Beyersdoerfer

 Newson6.com

A Haskell woman arrested on a complaint of knowingly concealing stolen property is a suspect in an Oklahoma cattle theft investigation. . . . We told you earlier this month how 19 head of cattle, worth more than $100,000, were stolen from the ranch over two weeks.

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