Daily Archives: December 26, 2013

Baxter Black, DVM:  Shepherds Christmas Reunion

Baxter Black, DVM:  Shepherds Christmas Reunion

The light of the campfire flickered across the faces of the herders. They’d polished off the last of the cabrito.

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Update on major E. coli study in beef

Update on major E. coli study in beef

The Cattle Business Weekly

This group of bacteria is a serious threat to the safety of the food supply, causing more than 265,000 infections in the United States each year.

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Partnering on Quality

Partnering on Quality

Laura Conaway

Angus Journal

Good partnerships are hard to come by and even more difficult to maintain. They take time, effort from both parties, and sometimes a little bit of magic. That’s the paradox.

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What Management Technique Could Give You The Highest Profit?

What Management Technique Could Give You The Highest Profit?

Alan Newport

Beef Producer

Animal gain is a powerful financial tool but recent record corn prices showed us that even good gains can’t outrun excessive costs.

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Extending the Productive Life of the Stock Cow

Extending the Productive Life of the Stock Cow

Jim Krantz


January 1, 2013 U.S. cow inventory totals documented a 60-year low in stock cow numbers, marking eight continuous years of reduction in the U.S. cowherd. Most analysts predict those totals to indicate further reductions when the January 1, 2014 report is unveiled.

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6 Factors For Calculating Pasture Grazing Rental Rates

6 Factors For Calculating Pasture Grazing Rental Rates

Hay and Forage Grower

Getting a good deal is critical for both parties when pasture land is up for rent, especially since land in short supply in the Midwest. So says Kevin Gould, Michigan State University (MSU) Extension beef educator.

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Explaining how cattle prices fluctuate

Explaining how cattle prices fluctuate

Sarah Sanderson Dillon

Helena Independent Record

In the cattle business change is constantly changing. With beef prices, it is never the same from year to year; the fluctuation is inconsistent. Sometimes it can feel like a losing battle, with no end in sight, but then they are some years that we feel that the battle is not that bad. We feel as if our heads are above water, and some years we feel like we are drowning.

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Beef Cow Longevity Series Set for Early 2014

Beef Cow Longevity Series Set for Early 2014

AG Web

Many factors affect beef herd profitability, but one specific factor, keeping young cows in the herd, is a huge challenge for cattle producers. Producers are searching for ways to keep young females in the cow herd longer for several reasons.

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NCBA’s Cattlemen’s College Lineup Set for Feb. 3-4 in Nashville

NCBA’s Cattlemen’s College Lineup Set for Feb. 3-4 in Nashville

Celebrating its 21st year, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) Cattlemen’s College has established a reputation as one of the most thorough cattle producer education programs in the nation. Sponsored by Zoetis Animal Health, the 2014 edition of Cattlemen’s College offers a wide range of informative, hands-on educational workshops designed for cattle operations of every size and sector.

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Cow herd nutritional adjustments for winter

Cow herd nutritional adjustments for winter

Katie Allen

Agri View

A Kansas State expert recommends that producers assess their forages, and the body condition and hair coat of each cow in the herd, as cold winter temperatures loom.

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