Daily Archives: August 8, 2014

Baxter Black, DVM:  Who would like RFDtv off the air?

Baxter Black, DVM:  Who would like RFDtv off the air?

Who would like RFDtv off the air? Or U.S. Farm Report? Who would like Farm Bureaus shut down, along with the National Cattlemen’s Assn, the Pork Producers, the Egg Council, the Northern Ag Network, Range Magazine, the Delmarva Farmer, the Farm Journal, the Beef Checkoff, the Brownfield Ag Network?

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BeefTalk: Records, a Positive Opportunity

BeefTalk: Records, a Positive Opportunity

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

As summer appears to be waning and fall soon will be upon us, I can remember a former co-worker, Harlan Hughes, saying; "You can’t manage what you don’t measure."

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One-Two Knockout for Flies

One-Two Knockout for Flies

Boyd Kidwell

Progressive Farmer

Flies are never easy to ignore. Scott Warren says without a good control program, fly populations would explode in the 1,000-head commercial cow herd he manages at North Carolina’s Buffalo Cattle Company.

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Manitoba Cattle Rancher Wins Trip of a Lifetime

Manitoba Cattle Rancher Wins Trip of a Lifetime

Amanda Brodhagen


A Canadian beef cattle producer is to take the trip of a lifetime after winning a video-blog competition to participate in the 2014 Five Nations Beef Alliance (FNBA) tour in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA, at the beginning of October.

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Trich is Tricky

Trich is Tricky

Troy Smith

Angus Journal

‘If you never ever want to worry about trichomoniasis,” advises Jeff Ondrak, “you should run sheep.”

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Reducing Beef Cow Numbers and Feeding Hay Fewer Days to Improve Profits

Reducing Beef Cow Numbers and Feeding Hay Fewer Days to Improve Profits

Gordon Groover

Virginia Tech

Tom Stanley, Extension Agent, Farm Business Management, Rockingham, Augusta, Rockbridge, Highland, and Bath Counties. These are good times in the cattle business with record high prices for calves and feed prices that have moderated following the severe drought in the Corn Belt in 2012.

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What Effect Does Genetics and Breed Have on Bovine Respiratory Disease

What Effect Does Genetics and Breed Have on Bovine Respiratory Disease

The Beef Site

As a ‘fairly heritable’ condition, genetics and breeding work on Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) is well worthwhile given the strong value of cattle, says an industry leader.

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Fenceline weaning

Fenceline weaning

Robert Fears

The Cattleman

Fence-line weaning is another tool for managing cattle with a minimal amount of stress. This can lead to healthier cattle, reduced feed cost and better weight gains.

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A New Test For Ranking Forage Qualit

A New Test For Ranking Forage Quality

Heather Smith Thomas


Some laboratories use an index system that enables the client to compare the nutrient value of various batches of hay. The index gives you just one number that predicts the quality of a hay sample, making it simpler to evaluate and compare forages.

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NAILE entry forms/show info available

NAILE entry forms/show info available

Dave Russell

Brownfield Network

Complete show information, rules and entry forms are now available for the North American International Livestock Exposition. Those interested in showing can submit entries online beginning September 1. Entries sent by mail or fax can be sent anytime.

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