Daily Archives: March 13, 2014

A Good Bull Pays His Own Way

A Good Bull Pays His Own Way

Victoria G. Myers

Progressive Farmer

Putting a new face in the bull pen has become a pricey move. Depending on the bull, most commercial cattle operations are looking at spending $3,000 for those muscled-up genetics. But he’s really an investment for the entire operation.

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Angus University set for Nov. 5 at National Angus Convention

Angus University set for Nov. 5 at National Angus Convention

American Angus

Make plans now to attend the first-ever Angus University, an all-day educational event that takes place as part of the 2014 Angus Means Business National Convention and Trade Show. Angus University will be Nov. 5 at the KCI Expo Center in Kansas City, Mo.

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RYE and RYEGRASS: What’s the Difference?

RYE and RYEGRASS: What’s the Difference?

Bruce Anderson

University of Nebraska

What do you think of with the phrase “forage rye”? What about ryegrass? These words can describe half a dozen forage grasses that are very different from one another. Planting the wrong one can be an expensive mistake.

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Slaughter cow market following seasonal pattern — only more so

Slaughter cow market following seasonal pattern — only more so

FarmTalk

Boning cow prices in Oklahoma City were reported at just over $102/cwt. in the first week of March. This level suggests that March slaughter cow prices will exhibit a more than seasonal price increase.

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Cow attack shows need for caution while working with livestock

Cow attack shows need for caution while working with livestock

Amber Selman

Iowa Farmer Today

Hearing about or seeing a family member being attacked by a cow during calving leaves a big impression. I can remember when my mom called to tell me my dad was run over by a cow while tagging a calf.

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Beef industry looks to appeal to younger generation

Beef industry looks to appeal to younger generation

Jan Lee Buxengard

Houston County News

The younger generation has moved away from eating beef for a variety of reasons, but the executive director of the Minnesota Beef Council doesn’t believe it has to be that way.

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Takes a good bull for a good herd

Takes a good bull for a good herd

PHILIP SHACKELFORD

Sealy News

My grandfather had an old saying that if you start with a good bull, in a few years, you’ll have some pretty good cows. Now my grandfather wasn’t a Ph.D. in beef cattle science, far from it, but he was spot on with his analysis of what it takes to make a good cow herd

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