Daily Archives: September 3, 2014

Baxter Black, DVM:  Fair Board Drama

Baxter Black, DVM:  Fair Board Drama

I went to America last week…the middle of America, Kansas, to a county fair. I flew into Denver and drove across miles and miles of green prairie.

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Ranchers weigh options on replacement heifers amid historic high prices

Ranchers weigh options on replacement heifers amid historic high prices

Texas A&M AgriLife

When it comes to replacement heifers in beef cattle operations, producers are faced with a dilemma: Raise them, buy them or sell them and “take the money and run,” said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist.

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As the price of beef rises, ranchers turn to genetic testing to ensure their beef is buttery

As the price of beef rises, ranchers turn to genetic testing to ensure their beef is buttery

Jen Gerson

National Post (CDN)

As the price of beef rises, and customers demand more consistency in their cuts, cattle ranchers are increasingly turning to such high-tech tools as genetic testing to ensure their beef is buttery, said Reynold Bergen, the science director for the Beef Cattle Research Council.

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Heavy feeder prices provide stocker opportunity

Heavy feeder prices provide stocker opportunity

Darrell Peel

FarmTalk

The rollback in price between stocker purchase price and feeder sales price, along with overall price level, is the principal determinant of the gross margin, i.e. value of gain, for stocker production.

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Defending Beef: Nicolette Hahn Niman’s Call for a Third Way

Defending Beef: Nicolette Hahn Niman’s Call for a Third Way

Kurt Michael Friese

Huffington Post

Contrary to the dogma of many environmental and human health advocates, beef is not inherently bad for either the earth or our personal well-being. Like so many things in our modern world, though, the over-production and over-consumption of it can be.

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Getting started right with AI

Getting started right with AI

Cliff Lamb

Angus Journal

Before discussing what you should expect from an AI program, it is important to understand a few definitions that are frequently used but often misinterpreted when talking about the success of a program.

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Liability of Cattle Involved in Motor Vehicle Collisions

Liability of Cattle Involved in Motor Vehicle Collisions

Jim Jansen,

University of Nebraska

Nebraska cattle producers face liability risk when their cattle get out onto public roadways in the state. Motor vehicle accidents involving cattle on public roadways may cause personal injury or property damage to the vehicle.

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IBBA Launches Brangus Built Commercial Program

IBBA Launches Brangus Built Commercial Program

GoBrangus

The International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) launched the Brangus Built commercial program designed to help producers identify and garner the added value associated with the Brangus influence of their commercial replacements.

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Name-Brand Feeders

Name-Brand Feeders

Greg Henderson

MyMachinery.com

Reputation calves. The description gives you a sense of pride and your calves sell near the top of the market that day. But, what exactly does "reputation" mean? And, more importantly, what’s it worth?

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Retired farmers: The new face in farming

Retired farmers: The new face in farming

Jaye Knight

Progressive Forage Grower

I’ve been reading all about the “new” face of farming, which is usually an article accompanied by pictures of youthful farmers and their families. But I’d like you to meet Don and Willie, another face of farming.

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