Daily Archives: August 14, 2014

Tips For A Successful Calving Season

Tips For A Successful Calving Season

Milton W. Orr

University of Tennessee

As most producers are aware, calving season is a busy time of year for most producers. It is important to plan the calving season from the star t of the breeding season to make it as stress free as possible. There are many things producers can do to reduce stress and problems associated with the calving season, but the best producers remain ready for problems to protect the investment in the calf crop.

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GrassSnap Tracks Pasture Conditions

GrassSnap Tracks Pasture Conditions

The Progressive Farmer

Photographs, GPS location, dates, directions and comments about pastures all in one, convenient place. That’s the idea behind the University of Nebraska’s new mobile app, called GrassSnap.

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Where does beef come from? Part 1 – A geographic perspective

Where does beef come from? Part 1 – A geographic perspective

Julia Darnton, and Lauren McGuire

Michigan State University

As much as people would like to believe they know, a vast majority of Americans could probably only say which grocery store their beef came from, as opposed to the geographic area it was raised in.

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NCBA Shows Scope of WOTUS Rule

NCBA Shows Scope of WOTUS Rule

Oklahoma Farm Report

The battle over the ‘Waters of the US’ continues. WOTUS is a proposed regulatory rule from the Environmental Protection Agency and US Army Corps of Engineers that is currently open for public comment through Federal Register.

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Drought‐related risks to cattle

Droughtrelated risks to cattle

Robert H. Poppenga, DVM, PhD, Birgit Puschner, DVM, PhD,

Bovine Veterinarian

With much of California under severe to extreme drought, we are witnessing impacts on beef cattle producers well beyond simple shortages of water and forage. We expect a difficult year for California ranchers, and similar problems could emerge in other drought-affected areas, creating a need for additional vigilance among veterinarians and producers to assure cattle health and productivity.

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Producers discuss policy priorities at NCBA summer conference

Producers discuss policy priorities at NCBA summer conference

Progressive Cattleman

Members of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) addressed current policy priorities at the 2014 Cattle Industry Summer Conference in Denver this week, passing new resolutions and directives for the 2014 policy agenda.

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Inaugural Brangus Fall Conference Set for October

Inaugural Brangus Fall Conference Set for October

GoBrangus

Join the International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) for the inaugural Brangus Fall Conference set for October 2-4, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas. Participants can expect informative sessions and fun social events while networking with the Board of Directors and committee members. Headlining the event is keynote speaker Forrest Roberts, Chief Executive Officer for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.

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