Daily Archives: November 7, 2013

Feed Hay Now to Allow Pastures to Recover

Feed Hay Now to Allow Pastures to Recover

American Cattleman

Feed hay in the fall and save the new green grass for winter is a plan that can result in more feed for drought-stressed cow herds. University of Missouri Extension specialists urge continued feeding of hay to allow pastures to rebuild root reserves to prepare grass for strong growth next spring.

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Finding sick calves right away important in backgrounding

Finding sick calves right away important in backgrounding

The Prairie Starr

Backgrounding calves can be successful when backgrounders make disease prevention in calves a priority, spot and take care of sick calves immediately, according to Gerald Stokka, veterinarian and associate professor of livestock stewardship at NDSU. Stokka has been a feedlot vet in the past.

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The trouble with YouTube

The trouble with YouTube

Dan Murphy

Drovers

Most adults are experienced at filtering the rivers of ‘information’ encountered each day online. Not so for kids; they take what they watch as gospel, and that’s a concern for animal agriculture.

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Lifting European Union beef ban may aid transatlantic deal

Lifting European Union beef ban may aid transatlantic deal

ADAM BEHSUDI

Politico

Don’t expect a lot of Irish or French steak to land on American dinner tables anytime soon now that the U.S. has lifted its ban on imports of European Union beef, which it imposed 15 years ago because of fears over “mad cow” disease.

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Cattlefax’s Randy Blach Says Trends Favoring Cattle Industry Now Coming Into Play

Cattlefax’s Randy Blach Says Trends Favoring Cattle Industry Now Coming Into Play

Oklahoma Farm Report

The trend is your friend. So say commodity traders and, now, so does Randy Blach of Cattlefax. He spoke at the Texas Cattle Feeders Association convention in Forth Worth and said that trends currently in place are becoming more favorable to the cattle business.

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Watching the cattle herd

Watching the cattle herd

Bovine Veterinarian

Close observation of cattle herds is considered good animal husbandry. But just watching cattle is not enough in and of itself. Watching them without responding to observed needs amounts to recreation instead of management. To start, producers must know what types of things to look out for when keeping eyes on their herds. Beyond that, producers must determine what actions are best to take when certain things are observed.

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Don’t Get Stuck On A Weight Class For Wheat-Pasture Calves

Don’t Get Stuck On A Weight Class For Wheat-Pasture Calves

Beef Producer

Winter wheat is improving in the Southern Plains and the market for calves to graze on that wheat is heating up.

Coincidentally that is demanding wheat pasture operators look carefully at markets and value of gain for the different weight classes of cattle.

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Jordan Vineyard invents new breed of beef

Jordan Vineyard invents new breed of beef

Inside Scoop

First, Zazu chef Duskie Estes and her husband John Stewart invented their own breed of pig. Now, John Jordan, owner of Jordan Vineyard & Winery in Healdsburg, is fiddling around with his own breed of cow. He calls the animals “Jordan” beef.

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Drought, dry conditions common theme in Texas agriculture past 25 years

Drought, dry conditions common theme in Texas agriculture past 25 years

Blair Fannin

Southwest Farm Press

Throughout the successful 25-year history of the Texas Plant Protection Association, drought has been a common topic during presentations and research.

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Heifer Program Designed To Aid In Building Healthy Kansas Beef Herd

Heifer Program Designed To Aid In Building Healthy Kansas Beef Herd

Monty Thompson

WIBW

A new program aimed at supporting beef cattle producers by improving the reproductive performance of replacement heifers may have come at an opportune time.

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