Daily Archives: November 13, 2013

Baxter Black, DVM:  The Rain Hotline

Baxter Black, DVM:  The Rain Hotline

For several years my phone conversations with George have been depressing.

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Receiving programs to improve animal health

Receiving programs to improve animal health

Drovers

Problems with respiratory disease can turn a group of feeder calves from profitable to a disaster if animal health is not properly addressed. Almost all calves will undergo some degree of stress before they arrive at your feedyard.

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Turning Today’s Teens into Tomorrow’s Ranchers and Land Managers

Turning Today’s Teens into Tomorrow’s Ranchers and Land Managers

Virginia H. Harris

Progressive Farmer

Max Wilson doesn’t sound like the typical ranch kid. At 16, he describes himself as a filmmaker who’s interested in architecture. In fact, he doesn’t even live on a ranch. He calls Manhattan — as in New York City — home.

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Thinking outside the stocker box

Thinking outside the stocker box

Derrel S. Peel

FarmTalk

Parsons, Kansas — Oklahoma winter wheat is mostly emerged and more than two-thirds is rated good to excellent condition. However, from a forage standpoint, most of the wheat is delayed in development and will need another two to three weeks before stocker turnout.

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Michigan State University Extension has identified a need to conduct corn stover harvest research and education

Michigan State University Extension has identified a need to conduct corn stover harvest research and education

Dennis Pennington

Michigan State University

Corn stover has significant potential as a livestock feed and as feedstock for biofuel and biochemical production. Tight forage supplies have driven up prices, forcing livestock producers to evaluate lower quality feedstocks for forage, particularly corn stover.

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Innovative Communications Necessary to Successfully Engage Millennial Generation Beef Consumers

Innovative Communications Necessary to Successfully Engage Millennial Generation Beef Consumers

Oklahoma Farm Report

The beef industry is heading in new directions when it comes to advertising designed to reach today’s beef consumers. Helping lead the charge is Michelle Peterson Murray, senior executive director for innovative communications with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.

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Trial illustrates accuracy of genomic predictions

Trial illustrates accuracy of genomic predictions

John Maday

Bovine Veterinarian

In 2012, Certified Angus Beef (CAB) and Angus Genetics Inc. introduced the GeneMax test for Angus cattle, which is a simplified DNA test focusing on two traits – marbling and post-weaning gain. The idea is to provide producers with an economical test, at a cost of $17 per sample.

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Rep. King Continues Fight For Farm Bill Amendment

Rep. King Continues Fight For Farm Bill Amendment

Janell Baum

Beef Producer

Until conferees make a final decision on the 2013 Farm Bill, the Humane Society of the United States is keeping its thumb on an amendment offered by Rep. Steve King that it claims would "nullify state agricultural laws."

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McDonald’s unveils Chianina burger

McDonald’s unveils Chianina burger

ANSA (IT)

McDonald’s unveiled a new hamburger for the Italian market Tuesday made 100% from prized Chianina beef. The Gran Chianina, made from the same cattle butchered for the famous ‘bistecca alla fiorentina’ steak. . .

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Better steaks start with better genetics on the farm

Better steaks start with better genetics on the farm

Teresa Snow

Connect Missouri

You might expect to spend $15,000 on a car or a down payment for a house, but one farmer spent that much to get a good breeding bull.

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