Daily Archives: August 29, 2014

BeefTalk: Wet and Dry; There Is No Constant

BeefTalk: Wet and Dry; There Is No Constant

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension

The use of the word “sustainability” often is an indication that someone is searching for a simple, normal approach to life. In other words, the ability to fit in without the pressures of uncertainty.

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Feed Supply and Demand

Feed Supply and Demand

Matthew A. Diersen

Livestock Marketing Information Center

In recent weeks people in different livestock sectors have been wondering about the relative price impacts of corn and other feeds. Other people have asked about the longer-run price outlook for feed and for cattle. Having expectations for corn and hay in this setting is necessary as they ultimately feed into the prices for different classes of cattle. For crops using a balance sheet allows for both supply and demand adjustments.

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Tips To Reduce the Risk of Calf Scours in Fall-Calving Herds

Tips To Reduce the Risk of Calf Scours in Fall-Calving Herds

Glenn Selk

Oklahoma Farm report

Fall calving in the Southern Plains has several advantages. One of the least-discussed advantages to fall-calving is the reduction of risk to an outbreak of scours. Neonatal calf diarrhea (commonly called “calf scours”) is one of the most costly disease entities in the beef cattle business.

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Lean beef: Building on a success story

Lean beef: Building on a success story

High Plains Journal

Responding to its market, the beef industry began making important changes in both perceived and actual nutritional properties of its products nearly 40 years ago. Those changes and the resulting impact they have had in marketing beef are more significant than most producers realize.

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Marbling matters as weaning time approaches

Marbling matters as weaning time approaches


Minnesota Farm Guide

Marbling in cattle — the taste fat — was long considered the feedlot’s responsibility, until research pointed to opportunities all the way back to the ranch. Genetic potential is a key, and deposition of this intramuscular fat links to management decisions much earlier than those final months on feed.

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County fair teaches life lessons

County fair teaches life lessons

Tri State Livestock News

Many of you have just finished your county fair. There was a lot of work from both the kids and parents to help prepare the livestock and exhibits. Besides the parents we have the County Extension Agents, judges, cousins, grandparents and other numerous community members involved for the preparation.

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Cattle producers can add revenue through cost-effective calf management

Cattle producers can add revenue through cost-effective calf management

Mac Young

AgriLife Today

CORPUS CHRISTI – A new Farm Assistance study conducted by specialists with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service reveals cattle producers can add significant net cash farm income to their operations on top of already high cattle prices by implementing cost-effective calf management practices.

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Maximum Value Comes at the Optimal End Point

Maximum Value Comes at the Optimal End Point

Becky Mills

Progressive Farmer

Bill and Claudia Tucker believe in setting the mark high and holding it there. Preconditioning is never optional. Tucker Family Farms is a seventh-generation operation in Amherst, Va., expanded in 1992 to include retained ownership through slaughter.

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Two Midwestern governors chastise EPA

Two Midwestern governors chastise EPA

Ken Anderson

Brownfield Network

The governors of Nebraska and Iowa are not mincing words when it comes to their feelings about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In a conference call with reporters, Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman called EPA “the enemy of agriculture”.  Heineman says the agency is the biggest regulatory issue that farmers and ranchers face.

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Webinar to Help Producers Expand Profitably

Webinar to Help Producers Expand Profitably


CattleFax will hold another of its popular CattleFax Trends+ webinars at 5:30 p.m. MT, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, and registration is now open. Previous Trends+ webinars have attracted nearly 1,500 cow-calf producers, stockers and backgrounders over the past year.

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