Daily Archives: May 5, 2014

Baxter Black, DVM:  High Price of Food?

Baxter Black, DVM:  High Price of Food?

How should we as food producers interpret the media’s looming concern about headlines saying “Rising Food Prices Bite Budgets!”

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Smartphone apps helping producers with herd health, recordkeeping, market prices

Smartphone apps helping producers with herd health, recordkeeping, market prices

Ann Maried Edwards

Iowa Farmer Today

We’re in the midst of a strong beef industry, and producers need to be in-tune with their herd and have information available to them quickly. New apps for smartphones and tablets are helping producers with everything from herd health and recordkeeping to the latest market prices.

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Controlling parasites essential for healthy calves

Controlling parasites essential for healthy calves

Stacy Campbell

The Hays Daily News

A common goal among all cow-calf producers is to wean a healthy calf crop each year. With today’s strong markets, producers should have great incentive to ensure their calves are raised under optimal conditions to achieve cost-effective gains.

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Troy Marshall:  I’m Likely In The Minority, But I Love Heat Detecting

Troy Marshall:  I’m Likely In The Minority, But I Love Heat Detecting

BEEF

Action always seems to be rewarded. Execution seems to be more critical than vision. He who hesitates loses. We all have heard and understand the value of such advice and, as I grow older, it seems clearer that bold action, even if taken in the wrong direction, is preferable to hesitation.

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Of Lice and Men (and Cattle)

Of Lice and Men (and Cattle)

LARRY M. JONES

Weatherford Democrat

With all due respect to John Steinbeck’s oft time controversial novel, Of Mice and Men, we have a slightly different problem down on the “pore farm.”  It doesn’t involve mice or hobos.  Our problems involve lice and cattle.

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California drought drives exodus of cattle ranchers to eastern states

California drought drives exodus of cattle ranchers to eastern states

The Guardian

For decades, ranchers from the east have brought their livestock to California, where mild winters and lush natural pastures created prime conditions for fattening beef cattle.

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$1m grant to tackle beef cattle adaptability

$1m grant to tackle beef cattle adaptability

Tim Lundeen

Feedstuffs

Oklahoma State University has been awarded a $1 million grant through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food & Agriculture to provide some of the first climate adaptation tools for beef producers in the form of water management resources.

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