Daily Archives: August 15, 2014

BeefTalk: Eucs, Grass and a Tear

BeefTalk: Eucs, Grass and a Tear

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

The other day, the Dickinson Research Extension Center became home to an unstoppable force that is going to drill a well. In this case, an oil well.

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Why Is Death Loss Increasing In Heavier Beef Cattle?

Why Is Death Loss Increasing In Heavier Beef Cattle?

Troy Marshall

BEEF

The industry has done a tremendous job of improving nutritional programs and pre-conditioning programs, so much so that the death loss number of cattle under 700 lbs. has been dramatically falling in feedyards around the country.

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Creep Feeding Economics

Creep Feeding Economics

Jeff DeYoung

Iowa Farmer Today

Green grass remains plentiful on a late-July day as Jeff Lutz drives through some pasture. It’s been a good year with adequate moisture into July. But, Lutz says, not all years are this good, and he makes sure his cows have plenty of grass going into fall and winter through his forage-stockpiling program.

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Step-Up™ Locomotion Scoring System

Step-Up™ Locomotion Scoring System

ZinPro

Locomotion scoring is based on the observation of cattle walking (gait), with emphasis on head bob and stride length. This system is intuitive and easy to learn and implement.

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Research studies millennials’ views on ‘factory farming’

Research studies millennials’ views on ‘factory farming’

Ken Anderson

Brownfield Network

The beef industry is making a greater push to reach the millennial generation, which is generally defined as that group of individuals born between 1982 and 2001.

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Support for agriculture difficult when few people understand it

Support for agriculture difficult when few people understand it

Hembree Brandon

Delta Farm Press

It’s interesting, says Rep. Rick Crawford, that there are 535 members of Congress who consider themselves experts on farm policy, yet “few want to be on the Ag Committee.”

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Preventing heat stress in cattle takes priority in summer

Preventing heat stress in cattle takes priority in summer

Progressive Cattleman

Summer is here and so is the heat. While animal owners are sure to give pets plenty of water and shade, it is just as important for ranchers to have enough water and shade for cattle and other grazing animals.

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