Daily Archives: January 17, 2014

Why Are Feeder Cattle Prices So Good Right Now?

Why Are Feeder Cattle Prices So Good Right Now?

Mike Murphy

The Cattleman

Operating a business under the vagaries of weather means cattle producers need creative, yet sound, production management strategies with specific attention to feed and water resources.

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Extra magnesium can aid pregnant cows and avoid prolonged births

Extra magnesium can aid pregnant cows and avoid prolonged births

The Herald

"In some cases prolonged calvings can result in more calf deaths. The simple change to feeding we are recommending should help to overcome the problem at very little cost. The goal is to ensure that cows can effectively mobilize calcium from their body to allow the birth process to proceed"

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Making the Best Cow

Making the Best Cow

Sara Gugelmeyer

Hereford World

What do you get when you add the best Hereford genetics in the country to the best Angus genetics in the country? Jess Herbers knows the answer: it’s the best commercial cow around — the black baldie

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The case for an antibiotics tax

The case for an antibiotics tax

Brad Plumer 

Washington Post

The rise of antibiotic-resistant germs is becoming a big problem in the United States. That’s why last month  the Food and Drug Administration put out new rules to limit the widespread use of antibiotics in cows, pigs and chickens raised for food.

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What Does FDA’s Antibiotic Control Announcement Mean to Producers?

What Does FDA’s Antibiotic Control Announcement Mean to Producers?

Dee Griffin

Beef Today

Perhaps the best description is the FDA announced the final step in a process that started almost two decades ago. The bottom line is this final step offers more for livestock producers than it is thought to take away.

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Winter means cattle producers need to keep closer eye on herds

Winter means cattle producers need to keep closer eye on herds

High Plains Journal

Many areas have had cold temperatures and snow recently. “Cattle are generally fine in the cold weather,” said Shane Gadberry, associate professor for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. “However, when the weather turns wet, the situation changes.”

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Fescue and Fertility

Fescue and Fertility

Kasey Brown

Angus Journal

Nutrition and reproduction are partners in a dance of profitability. Without reproduction, there is no calf to produce a paycheck. Without nutrition, there is no ability for a cow to breed back to produce a calf. Keeping both in balance requires knowledge and practice.

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Lakota, N.D., farmer sentenced to 3 years in cattle theft, terrorizing case

Lakota, N.D., farmer sentenced to 3 years in cattle theft, terrorizing case

Stephen J. Lee

AGWeek

Lakota, N.D., farmer Rodney Brossart was sentenced today to three years in prison, with all but six months suspended during two years of supervised probation.

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Market Conditions Conducive to Beef Herd Expansion in 2014, Derrell Peel Says

Market Conditions Conducive to Beef Herd Expansion in 2014, Derrell Peel Says

Oklahoma Farm Report

The U.S. cattle industry will be paying close attention to the January 31st Cattle Inventory report which, among other things, will detail the size of the nation’s beef cow herd.

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Post-weaning nutrition, crucial for a healthy rumen

Post-weaning nutrition, crucial for a healthy rumen

Bovine Veterinarian

Shoreview, Minn. – It’s no secret that getting calves off to a great start takes consistency and the ability to offer calves the nutrients they need, when they need them most. Today’s leading colostrum replacers, milk replacers and calf starters are all equipped with the most cutting edge technologies that aim to deliver the nutrients needed for optimal weight gains and structural development.

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