Daily Archives: December 30, 2013

Mineral supplements for stockers grazing small grains pasture

Mineral supplements for stockers grazing small grains pasture

Gary Cross

MyPlainview.com

Gazing out across a field of green wheat or rye or triticale forage, one might assume the nutritional needs of stocker cattle are being adequately supplied by the forage. However, concentrations of macro- and trace minerals can range from deficient to adequate in these forages.

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Suspended drug sales focus attention on cattle feed additives

Suspended drug sales focus attention on cattle feed additives

Iowa Public Radio

When the people from the drug company came out to visit Tyler Karney at Ordway Feedyard here on Colorado’s eastern plains, he was a little skeptical. They said their product, Zilmax, could put another 30 pounds on an animal in the last days before slaughter. Then he started blending it into the feed for the 6,500 head of Holsteins at this huge feedlot.

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Risk management important to cattle industry in coming years

Risk management important to cattle industry in coming years

Jennifer Carrico

High Plains Journal

Lance Zimmerman, an analyst with CattleFax, told attendees to the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association convention that many emotions have been covered over the past year regarding the cattle market.

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KOMA Beef Conference scheduled for Jan. 14 at Joplin Regional Stockyards

KOMA Beef Conference scheduled for Jan. 14 at Joplin Regional Stockyards

Joplin Globe

The 2014 KOMA Beef Conference begins at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the Joplin Regional Stockyards on Interstate 44 east of Joplin. The keynote presenter for the evening is Dave Rethorst, Beef Cattle Institute Director of Outreach at Kansas State University, whose topic will be, “Animal Welfare, BQA (Beef Quality Assurance) and Beef Production — How It All Fits Together.”

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U.S. beef promotion and education will focus on Millennial Generation

U.S. beef promotion and education will focus on Millennial Generation

Minnesota Farm Guide

Beef Checkoff organizations see 2017 as an important year for beef sales. It is expected that “Millennials” will begin outspending “Baby Boomers” that year.

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Suspended drug sales focus attention on cattle feed additives

Suspended drug sales focus attention on cattle feed additives

Iowa Public Radio

When the people from the drug company came out to visit Tyler Karney at Ordway Feedyard here on Colorado’s eastern plains, he was a little skeptical. They said their product, Zilmax, could put another 30 pounds on an animal in the last days before slaughter. Then he started blending it into the feed for the 6,500 head of Holsteins at this huge feedlot.

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Cattle producers in Michigan will have the opportunity to become BQA certified and learn about nutritional updates.

Cattle producers in Michigan will have the opportunity to become BQA certified and learn about nutritional updates.

Jeannine Schweihofer

Michigan State University

Michigan State University Extension will offer an Update on Feeding Strategies and Beef Quality Assurance Training on Jan. 29, 2013 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Huron Expo Center in Bad Axe and on Jan. 30, 2014 from 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at the Kent County MSU Extension Office in Grand Rapids. Pre-registration is required and available online. Bring your farm employees that work directly with cattle handling, processing and feeding.

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