Daily Archives: February 18, 2014

Can a bull with one testicle get the job done?

Can a bull with one testicle get the job done?

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

Bulls are the most important members of the herd. A breeding soundness exam, for any potential sire, can save headaches and expense.

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Is Hay Still the Best Choice to Winter Cows?

Is Hay Still the Best Choice to Winter Cows?

Hereford World

The feed cost environment for 2013-14 is dramatically different compared to last year, according to Warren Rusche, South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension cow-calf field specialist.

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Williams: ‘Sharing your story with consumers’

Williams: ‘Sharing your story with consumers’

LORETTA SORENSEN

Prairie Star

Daren Williams, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) executive director of communications, said making the effort to engage consumers in conversations about beef products because consumers have never taken a more personal interest in their food supply.

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Beta-agonists, the Environment and Cattle Fatigue

Beta-agonists, the Environment and Cattle Fatigue

Katie Allen

Angus Journal

In agricultural production, maintaining a level of excellence that includes environmental sustainability, animal welfare and food safety, while keeping food affordable for consumers is top-of-mind for many farmers and ranchers, as well as the researchers looking to help them find solutions to ensure this level of excellence.

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Falling in Love with Mob Grazing

Falling in Love with Mob Grazing

Traci Nachtrab

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association

Yep, Lucky 3 Farm fell in love with Mob Grazing last year. And we got a little crush on Greg Judy. But like all good love stories, we have to begin our tale with a little tragedy.

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Sustainability Offers Platform for Tremendous Growth, McDonald’s VP Says

Sustainability Offers Platform for Tremendous Growth, McDonald’s VP Says

Oklahoma Farm Report

Sustainability. What does it mean? Does it mean the same thing to beef consumers as it does to producers? What changes does it portend for the cattle industry?

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When A Cold Snap Hits … The Animals Come First

When A Cold Snap Hits … The Animals Come First

Fae Holin

Hay and Forage Grower

As I monitor Facebook posts, tweets and blogs from farmers as well as press releases from state ag commissioners and universities about preparing and surviving another cold snap, I think back to the farm winters I’ve lived through. Growing up on a livestock farm meant chores for us several times a day – more than usual during bitter cold weather.

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Beef Veterinarians Work To Improve Trich Regulations, Testing

Beef Veterinarians Work To Improve Trich Regulations, Testing

Wes Ishmael

BEEF

"Just because you go fishing in the river and don’t catch anything, it doesn’t mean there are no fish in the river,” says Carl Heckendorf, Livestock Disease Veterinarian for the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

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How Much You Can Pay for a Bull?

How Much You Can Pay for a Bull?

Julie Walker

Beef Today

It’s bull-purchasing season! Purchasing an animal, especially a bull, should be considered an investment. Over the years, you have heard that you should be reducing your production and investment costs. It is time to make wise investments, which will improve your profitability.

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Meat Labeling Terms – What do They Mean? Part 1: Grass-fed and Grain-fed

Meat Labeling Terms – What do They Mean? Part 1: Grass-fed and Grain-fed

Lindsay Chichester

University of Nebraska

Meat is a nutrient dense food product. Specifically, beef is a good source of protein, zinc, B vitamins, iron, and other essential nutrients!

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