Daily Archives: April 16, 2014

Scours in Beef Calves Prevalent this Spring

Scours in Beef Calves Prevalent this Spring

Kansas State University

Although many beef producers experienced more than the usual number of hypothermia cases in calves born this year due to several days of sub-zero temperatures, scours is still the No. 1 neonatal calf disease producers will fight year after year, according to K-State veterinarian Gregg Hanzlicek.

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More Markets, More Buyers, More Profits

More Markets, More Buyers, More Profits

Boyd Kidwell

Progressive Farmer

Bill Couser sees farming as a full circle. If it comes off the farm, it can go back into the farm. And in just about every case, it can make money or save money for the operation in the process.

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Heifer development affects future reproductive performance

Heifer development affects future reproductive performance

Rick Rasby

Angus Journal

Heifer-development programs can be a major expense for the cow-calf enterprise. Heifer-development costs will depend on when the potential replacements are weaned and the feeding strategy used to develop them. Because the replacement-heifer enterprise does not generate income, or usually very little income from cull replacements, costs for this enterprise are borne by the cow-calf enterprise.

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Corn Procurement Strategies for Cattle Feeders

Corn Procurement Strategies for Cattle Feeders

South Dakota Ag Connection

Last fall’s record-large 13.925 billion bushel corn crop drove prices down and helped restore profitability and optimism to the cattle feeding sector at the beginning of the year.

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Aren’t Ranching & Marathon Running Kind Of Synonymous?

Aren’t Ranching & Marathon Running Kind Of Synonymous?

Troy Marshall

BEEF

Like many middle-aged men, I realize I should get back into physical shape. Also like most middle-aged men, that’s about as far as I’ve progressed on the notion – recognizing that I should. I likely won’t be joining the running set of cowboys because I happen to be geographically challenged

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Cold Weather Created Calving Problems In Midwest

Cold Weather Created Calving Problems In Midwest

Beef Producer

Beef producers faced calving challenges this winter due to historic cold weather. Producers and veterinarians reported that some cows simply lay down and gave up this winter when it came time to calve.

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Stymie Silage Shrink

Stymie Silage Shrink

Ann Behling

Hay and Forage Grower

Todd Bengen estimates his family has improved dry matter recovery by three percentage points on their bunkers of corn silage, alfalfa haylage and earlage – just by fine-tuning covering strategies.

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Farm Bureau at Odds with EPA Clean Water Rule Comments

Farm Bureau at Odds with EPA Clean Water Rule Comments

Andy Eubank

Hoosier AG Today

The American Farm Bureau’s Washington director strongly disputes EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy’s defense of the agency’s proposed water rule. McCarthy insisted last week before a Senate panel the agency was trying to make the new clean water rule work for farmers and that it would keep existing exemptions and add new ones. But AFBF’s Dale Moore is certainly skeptical.

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Understanding Beef Cattle Lameness Takes Knowing Where to Look

Understanding Beef Cattle Lameness Takes Knowing Where to Look

Bovine Veterinarian

Beef cattle are naturally adept at hiding signs of weakness, which makes signs of lameness difficult to quickly diagnose.

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Grass-fed beef conference scheduled for May 29-30

Grass-fed beef conference scheduled for May 29-30

Peter J. McGuill

Victoria Advocate

The interest in niche beef markets continues to increase as a result of consumer demand and beef producers identifying new value added markets. One such market that has seen a significant increase in popularity in the past few years is grass-fed beef.

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