Daily Archives: November 5, 2013

Annual Hoosier Beef Congress Set for December 6-8

Annual Hoosier Beef Congress Set for December 6-8

This year, Indiana’s beef producers will celebrate the 27th anniversary of Hoosier Beef Congress (HBC) at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on December 6th, 7th & 8th. The junior shows and tradeshow will be held in the Exposition Hall.

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Baxter Black, DVM:  The Presense of Nothing

Baxter Black, DVM:  The Presense of Nothing

I was explaining about pregnancy testing to a young veterinary student. She plunged her arm into the cow and palpated. After a studious attempt she said, “I can’t feel anything. Maybe she’s open?”

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Drylotting cows offers an option when forage is scarce.

Drylotting cows offers an option when forage is scarce.

Troy Smith

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

In a perfect world, all cows would be grazing in pastures at all times. You’ll hear no argument from Vernon Anderson, but the North Dakota State University (NDSU) animal scientist knows it doesn’t always work that way in the real world.

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Tips to prepare for calving season

Tips to prepare for calving season

Bovine Veterinarian

Dr. Jody Wade, Professional Services Veterinarian with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., shares these management tips to help cow-calf producers have a more productive calving season.

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Crazy Calf

Crazy Calf

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

A recently weaned calf has been acting strange, but the producer can’t find any signs of disease or injury.

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NCBA Convention to be Held in February in Nashville

NCBA Convention to be Held in February in Nashville

Cattle Today

Registration for the 2014 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Trade Show is underway. The 116th Annual Convention will be held in Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 4-7, 2014 and advanced registration is open until Jan. 10, 2014.

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I’m Still Energized About Potential From Good Stockmanship

I’m Still Energized About Potential From Good Stockmanship

Jessee Bussard

Beef Producer

New knowledge like low-stress stockmanship helps us perceive the world anew and also reshape our relationship to it.

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Why It’s Tough To Find Local Beef In Florida

Why It’s Tough To Find Local Beef In Florida

TAMARA LUSH

Huffington Post

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.

One thing isn’t highlighted: Florida beef.

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CATTLE RUSTLIN’ — Rising cattle prices raise rustler worries

CATTLE RUSTLIN’ — Rising cattle prices raise rustler worries

Ted Carter

Mississippi Business Journal

Cindy Hyde-Smith, a Brookhaven cattle farmer and Mississippi commissioner of agriculture and commerce, said she has had reports thefts are rising and could continue climbing along with the price of beef, which the Mississippi State University Agricultural Extension Service says is up about 15 to 20 percent from the same time last year.

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Wintering Calves With Their Mamas Means Healthier Calves

Wintering Calves With Their Mamas Means Healthier Calves

Heather Smith Thomas       

BEEF

By calving later in the spring and wintering those calves with their mothers, three North Dakota producers say they develop healthier, heavier calves at less cost.

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K-State studies show benefits of early calf weaning

K-State studies show benefits of early calf weaning

Mary Lou Peter

Southwest Farm Press

“The conventional weaning time has always been in the fall, when calves are around 180 to 210 days old, but there was no substantial research to show that that was necessarily the best time,” said John Jaeger, beef scientist with K-State Research and Extension, based in Hays.

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