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I can give you advice. Your friends can show you what’s working on their ranch. You can read articles and learn from your local team of experts—Extension specialists, veterinarians, nutritionists, and so on.
Cows That Last=Reproduction For a Lifetime
If you’ve priced replacement heifers lately, or even just added up all the costs of raising your own, you are probably feeling a renewed appreciation for those older, productive cows in the herd.
Nebraska BQA: Effective Cattle Handling
The Stock Exchange
Cattlemen know the importance of proper cattle handling and its effect on animal health and performance. Beef Quality Assurance has been implementing effective cattle handling (low-stress) into educational programs since its establishment in the 1980s.
BEEF 2020 Conference Jan. 7-9
South Dakota Ag Connection
SDSU Extension hosts BEEF 2020 Jan. 7-9, 2014. Designed to provide an intensive, hands-on, educational opportunity to enhance the understanding of the production and marketing of high quality, high value beef; BEEF 2020 is for beef producers and all those involved in the beef industry.
Clues show many livestock may have survived Colorado floods
As much as nine inches of rain in parts of Colorado led to emergency declarations in many counties and stranded livestock as producers weren’t able to move all of their animals to higher ground. Still, some suspect their livestock survived the floods.
Webinar Discusses Effects of Low-Oil Distillers Grains on Livestock
Approximately 80% of ethanol plants are now extracting corn oil and there has been a 30% increase corn oil use by the biodiesel market. Ethanol plants gained additional revenue by removing oil and it has become an important co-product of ethanol production.
5 Soil Health Tips To Keep Forages, Livestock Fit
Hay and Forage Grower
Most beef producers view healthy cattle and healthy forages as the building blocks of a successful business. But don’t forget the entire process begins with the soil, advises Chad Ellis, pasture and range consultant with the Noble Foundation.
Northern Beef Packers sold to White Oak for $44.3 million
A bankruptcy judge approved last week the sale of the assets of Northern Beef Packers to White Oak Global Advisors for $44.3 million. The offer includes $4.8 million in cash and $39.5 million in debt forgiveness, reports the Wall Street Journal.
NCBA Announces Speaker Lineup For Its 2014 Cattle Industry Convention
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is pleased to announce the lineup of speakers for the 2014 Cattle Industry Annual Convention in Nashville, Tenn. Captain Richard Phillips will kick off the convention with keynote remarks during the general opening session, scheduled for Feb. 4 at 3 p.m. and sponsored by Boehringher Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.
Annual grazing conference will help producers improve forages
Livestock producers, Extension educators and agribusiness professionals from around the Midwest interested in improving forages and pasture productivity should attend the Heart of America Grazing Conference Jan. 20-21.