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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Supply worries send U.S. cattle prices to record highs

Supply worries send U.S. cattle prices to record highs

Theopolis Waters

Reuters

 Slaughter cattle prices in the U.S. Plains hit their highest level on record on Friday, the result of a smaller herd that already has driven up beef prices, analysts and economists said.

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American meat-labeling rules prompt Canada to threaten sanctions and a trip to the World Trade Organization

American meat-labeling rules prompt Canada to threaten sanctions and a trip to the World Trade Organization

CBC News

Canada will head to the World Trade Organization in coming months to lay the groundwork for possible sanctions against the U-S over its country-of-origin meat-labelling rules.  Ritz says Canada’s pledge to retaliate against a range of U-S products if the rules aren’t scrapped or amended is no idle threat.

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4 Ways To Manage Antibiotic Resistance

4 Ways To Manage Antibiotic Resistance

Burt Rutherford

BEEF

It’s a case, says Terry Dwelle, of being vigilant, judicious and smart. And perhaps, most importantly of all, of coming out from behind the barricades and silos and working together. That’s his prescription for dealing with antibiotic-resistant pathogens.

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Montana Ranch

Montana Ranch

Elissa Curtis

The New Yorker

“The age of the open range is gone, and the era of large cattle drives is over,” said the photographer Ami Vitale, whose work from Montana is both a testament to a disappearing way of life and an ode to its endurance.

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