Daily Archives: February 14, 2014

Marketing cattle through photos

Marketing cattle through photos

Stephanie Smolek

The Cattle Business Weekly

"A photo and a video is a must," says Kyla Copeland with Focus Marketing Group Inc. "A lot of people now days aren’t afraid to buy an animal based on a good picture and a good video, so it’s very important to get that and market it to the best of their ability."

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Cold happens…

Cold happens…

Joan Ruskamp          

Commonground Nebraska

Cattle that live outside adjust to the weather.  They have a thick hide (we know it as leather) and grow hair that insulates their bodies for colder temps.  In Nebraska we also get strong winds so the wind chill is a factor in designing cattle pens.  We seek to provide pen conditions that keep them as comfortable as possible.

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NSAIDs could reduce impact of shipping

NSAIDs could reduce impact of shipping

Bovine Veterinarian

Most cattle are transported by truck at least once during their lifetime. During transit, calves become stressed and thus are more susceptible to developing lung infections such as bovine respiratory disease (BRD).

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Feeding and breeding studies point to ways to make more money.

Feeding and breeding studies point to ways to make more money.

Lon Tonneson

Beef Producer

There are a few ideas in the latest North Dakota State University beef research that might be help you make more money.

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On Virginia cattle farm, life goes on even in the deep snow

On Virginia cattle farm, life goes on even in the deep snow

T. Rees Shapiro

Washington Post

John Seymour has been farming for 30 years, waking most days before dawn to tend to cattle. At 3:45 a.m. Thursday, as snow continued to blanket the Fauquier County pastures, Seymour rose from bed, his thoughts immediately focusing on the babies in the fields.

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BeefTalk: In Search of Good Sires

BeefTalk: In Search of Good Sires

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

Focusing on five traits within the Red Angus breed – birth weight, weaning weight, yearling weight, marbling score and rib-eye area – the Dickinson Research Extension Center has set a goal that the average value for herd sire expected progeny differences (EPDs) should meet or exceed the Red Angus breed average EPD values.

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Controlling input cost in developing heifers

Controlling input cost in developing heifers

 Trey Patterson

HeiferPro

If you were building a factory to produce a product, you would want the factory to have quality and efficiency built in.  But, you would also be very aware of the cost to build that factory. Why?

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