Daily Archives: November 15, 2013

BeefTalk: Fall Pregnancy Exams Tell the Story

BeefTalk: Fall Pregnancy Exams Tell the Story

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

Last week, one set of 72 beef cows came off the pasture and was brought home to the Dickinson Research Extension Center ranch headquarters. The cows’ trip through the chute was fast. Their average weight was 1,482 pounds, with a condition score of 5.3.

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When ‘Unweaned’ is OK

When ‘Unweaned’ is OK

Jill Dunkel

Angus Journal

Everybody knows weaned and preconditioned cattle will outperform unweaned calves in the feedyard and on the rail, right? Not always. In the commodity world, it’s still a fair bet, but recent data suggest weaning “on the truck” may work best when that event is well-planned.

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Beef specialist offers tips for winterizing cattle operations

Beef specialist offers tips for winterizing cattle operations

Amanda Gee

Ag Answers

November is a good time for beef producers to assess their pastures and facilities and take care of some routine tasks to prepare their cattle operations for winter, a Purdue Extension beef specialist says.

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Antibiotic resistance complex, open to misinterpretation

Antibiotic resistance complex, open to misinterpretation

Drovers

The sharing of science-based antibiotic use and resistance information continued among experts and leaders from the animal, human and public health communities during the “Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health” symposium sponsored by the National Institute for Animal Agriculture and conducted Nov. 12-14, in Kansas City, Mo.

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Hope with hide on

Hope with hide on

Heather Hamilton-Maude

Tri-State Livestock News

Three weeks into starting Heifers for South Dakota with the hope of providing one producer severely impacted by the Atlas blizzard with 10-15 head of cattle to replace what they lost, Ty Linger and crew delivered the first 23 of more than 500 donated head to Jacob and Melanie Rausch of Hermosa.

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Value of Preconditioned Certified Health Programs to Feedlots

Value of Preconditioned Certified Health Programs to Feedlots

Kansas State University

Preconditioning calves has become common practice among cow-calf producers. Preconditioning is the production management process cow-calf producers employ before they sell their calves that prepares the calves for entering the feedlot. Preconditioning practices may include castrating, dehorning, weaning, administering a health program, and adapting calves to dry feed.

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Ranchers rankled by Joan Jett pick for SD float

Ranchers rankled by Joan Jett pick for SD float

AgWeek

Some South Dakota farmers and ranchers are upset by the selection of singer-guitarist Joan Jett, a vegetarian and animal rights advocate, to perform on the state’s float in the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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Lots of Options for Cull Cows and Stockers this Year

Lots of Options for Cull Cows and Stockers this Year

Oklahoma Farm Report

With winter pasture coming on and a need to rebuild the nation’s cow herd, many producers are thinking about holding back cows that otherwise would have been culled and sent to market this year. Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Market Economist Dr. Derrell Peel says cull-cow prices are strong this season.

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U.S. Heaps Pressure on Korea Over Beef Shipments

U.S. Heaps Pressure on Korea Over Beef Shipments

The Chosunibo

The U.S. government is pressuring Korea to further open up its beef market as Washington plans to remove its own restrictions on European beef imports.

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Eli Lilly and Company (LLY) Unit Raises Prices On Ractopamine, Farm Animal Drugs

Eli Lilly and Company (LLY) Unit Raises Prices On Ractopamine, Farm Animal Drugs

Biospace

Elanco Animal Health unit will raise the price of its beta-agonist feed supplements by 2 to 3 percent on November 26 amid strong demand from beef feedlots, a company spokeswoman told Reuters.

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