Daily Archives: November 14, 2013

Why is it Wrong for Farmers to Make Money?

Why is it Wrong for Farmers to Make Money?

Gary Truitt

Hoosier AG Today

It is not a new argument; it surfaces every time a Farm Bill comes up for debate in Congress. Farmers get lots of bad press because they take subsidies from the government while making millions from high grain prices which drive up the cost of food. Do a Google news search with the words farm and subsidies, and you will get over 7,000 news stories, none of which are positive toward farmers. In most of these stories, farm subsidies are criticized as being “unnecessary” and   farmers are demonized for making a profit off food production.

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Investment in Deworming Can Help Reduce Pasture Reinfection

Investment in Deworming Can Help Reduce Pasture Reinfection

The Stock Exchange

Untreated parasite infections can impact the bottom line of producers in a significant way – and jeopardize the health of the herd. Untreated internal parasites can have a number of negative impacts, including, but not limited to: detrimental affect on the immune system, decreased appetite, decreased weaning weights, and result in lower conception rates. In fact, six of the seven top factors influencing profitability are affected by parasite infections.

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NCBA Working with King Ranch Institute to Develop Leaders

NCBA Working with King Ranch Institute to Develop Leaders

Wyatt Bechtel

Beef Today

The King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management (KRIRM) is offering a new joint program with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) that will help recognize and cultivate future leaders of the beef industry.

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Providing Water to Pastured Livestock

Providing Water to Pastured Livestock

eXtension

Good quality water is an essential for grazing livestock to survive. No matter how successful other grazing management practices are, they all need good reliable water source.

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Study evaluates exposure, adaptation to how climate change affects North American rangeland

Study evaluates exposure, adaptation to how climate change affects North American rangelands.

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

A group of eight U.S. scientists, including Texas A&M University’s David Briske and Bruce McCarl, recently published two assessments that identify trends and projections for rangeland effects of climate change and evaluate adaptation strategies.

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Protecting cattle against bacterial diseases

Protecting cattle against bacterial diseases

Bovine Veterinarian

Two of the most contagious and costly diseases of cattle—bovine tuberculosis (TB) and Johne’s disease—have something in common: Both are caused by mycobacteria.

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Climate, weather and cattle

Climate, weather and cattle

Iowa Beef Center

One of the program priorities of the Iowa Beef Center is to help the industry adapt to environmental and economic risk.

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Common-sense antibiotic use

Common-sense antibiotic use

John Maday

Drovers

Antibiotics are a powerful and important tool in human and animal medicine, and proper use will keep them effective. That was a key message from Terry Dwelle, MD, state health officer of North Dakota, at the National Institute of Animal Agriculture’s antibiotic conference this week in Kansas City.

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Considering alfalfa as part of a ration? Check stands now

Considering alfalfa as part of a ration? Check stands now

Beef Producer

Even though harvest is an exceptionally busy time, a Purdue University Extension forage specialist says alfalfa stand evaluation should not be ignored until harvest is over.

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South Dakota joins Montana, Kansas for trade mission seeking to sell beef cattle to Russia

South Dakota joins Montana, Kansas for trade mission seeking to sell beef cattle to Russia

Daily Journal

The South Dakota Agriculture Department recently joined with its counterparts in Montana and Kansas to send a beef trade mission to Russia.

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