Daily Archives: June 19, 2014

Proven Strategy Keeps Stocker Losses Low

Proven Strategy Keeps Stocker Losses Low

Boyd Kidwell

Progressive Farmer

Charles Carroll and daughter A. J. Carroll are a winning combination as stockers. The pair have held death losses at the family’s Old Oakes Farm to less than 0.5% for the past four years across a 1,600-head operation.

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Weaning beef calves early

Weaning beef calves early

Rick Rasby

Angus Journal

In areas where forage quantity is not adequate for spring, summer and early-fall grazing, early-weaning could be a management practice to consider, especially for young cows raising their first calf.

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As Heat, Humidity Set In, Livestock Heat Stress is Danger

As Heat, Humidity Set In, Livestock Heat Stress is Danger

Nebraska City News-Press

The heat and humidity of summer are arriving in many parts of Nebraska this week, and a University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension educator is offering tips on how to handle livestock in these potentially dangerous conditions.

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2014 Red Angus National Convention

2014 Red Angus National Convention

Red Angus cattlemen and women are gearing up to head to Savannah, Ga., Sept. 10-13 for the 61st Annual Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) National Convention. Themed – “Hospitality in the Deep South” – the three-day event will be held at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront.

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Why high gas prices mean high beef prices

Why high gas prices mean high beef prices

Daniel Goldstein

Market Watch

While the ethanol industry has tried to reduce its dependence on corn to make the fuel, cattle ranchers can’t because of a five-year-long drought in the Midwest that has parched grazing land and sent corn skyrocketing to more than $8 a bushel in 2012.

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Deputies warn against modern-day cattle rustling

Deputies warn against modern-day cattle rustling

Chloe Morroni

KZVN

If you’ve been to the grocery store lately, you know the price of beef is through the roof. That means thieves are ready to steal cows to make a quick buck. Local authorities are sending out a warning: watch out for modern day cattle rustling.

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How should we formulate a show heifer ration?

How should we formulate a show heifer ration?

Kevin Glaubius

Sure Champ

At younger ages protein requirements are higher making it the limiting nutrient. This would explain why at 15 months of age older calves “blossom”.

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Finishing high-quality beef on grass starts with soil

Finishing high-quality beef on grass starts with soil

Sue Roesler

www.theprairiestar.com

The grass-fed beef industry is rapidly growing, according to Dr. Allen Williams, who spoke during the Beef Cattle and Forage Field Day at NDSU’s Dickinson Research Extension Center’s ranch in Manning, N.D., this past fall.

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New Vaccine Technology Helps Build BRD Immunity in Young Calves

New Vaccine Technology Helps Build BRD Immunity in Young Calves

beefmagazine.com

Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) is the leading cause of death in beef calves 3 weeks of age or older.1 A recent multi-university survey of 61 veterinarians in six states provides insights into practitioners’ experiences with BRD in nursing calves, and 87 percent recommended vaccination of nursing calves to prevent BRD or to shorten the duration of outbreaks.

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Survey of Veterinarians Recommends Quick Calf Vaccination

Survey of Veterinarians Recommends Quick Calf Vaccination

beefproducer.com

A recent multi-university survey of 61 veterinarians in six states found that 87% recommended vaccination of nursing calves to prevent BRD or to shorten the duration of outbreaks, says Brent Meyer, D.V.M., beef cattle technical services manager for Merck Animal Health.

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