Daily Archives: October 15, 2014

Baxter Black, DVM: To The Feedlot Hoss

Baxter Black, DVM: To The Feedlot Hoss

Boys, I offer a toast

To that creature tied to the post

Who through all his ills and occasional spills

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Grazing cattle on feed stalks can help keep the feed bill down.

Grazing cattle on feed stalks can help keep the feed bill down.

Julie Walker

Beef Today

Producers looking for options to reduce feed costs may consider grazing corn stalks. Feed, which comprises over 50% of the annual production costs, is the largest expense of a cow/calf operation.

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Bovine Lymphosarcoma: Few Cows Show Clinical Signs Of Cattle Disease

Bovine Lymphosarcoma: Few Cows Show Clinical Signs Of Cattle Disease

Mike Apley

BEEF

There are multiple forms of bovine lymphoma/lymphosarcoma (different names, same disease). The forms are classified by age of onset, location of the tumors and frequency of occurrence in a population.

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More Beef-Building Tips from Cattle Producers

More Beef-Building Tips from Cattle Producers

Jordan Anderson

Agriculture.com

Last week we compiled a list of 9 tips that can help you build your cattle herd for the most profit in the future. We asked our community members in Cattle Talk (Agriculture.com community) and the Beef Growers’ Corner (on Farmers for the Future) to share their bits of advice to add to the mix.

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IFGC Conference Focuses on Forages

IFGC Conference Focuses on Forages

Sherry Hoyer,

Iowa Beef Center

The 2014 Iowa Forage and Grassland Council (IFGC) Conference will be held November 25 at the Des Moines Airport Holiday Inn. The event begins with registration at 8 a.m., followed by the IFGC annual meeting at 9 a.m., and is open to anyone interested in forage and grassland issues.

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NMSU’s Corona Center hosts symposium on mineral nutrition for cattle

NMSU’s Corona Center hosts symposium on mineral nutrition for cattle

Jane Moorman

New Mexico State University

Experts will help ranchers consider the importance of mineral nutrition for their cattle herds at a special one-day symposium – “Minerals and their Role in Ranch Sustainability” – set for Nov. 20 at New Mexico State University’s Southwest Center for Rangeland Sustainability at the Corona Range and Livestock Research Center.

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Wet Year Brings Increased Risk Of Hay Fires

Wet Year Brings Increased Risk Of Hay Fires

Hay and Forage Grower

“If you put hay up that is too wet, farmers need to be diligent about … monitoring that storage,” Hill says. “They should make daily trips out to their barns and use their senses to determine if the hay might be getting a little hot.”

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Make time to body condition score cows

Make time to body condition score cows

Katie Allen

Drovers

The old tractor still runs, but because the fuel gauge is busted, you have to keep checking to make sure it has enough fuel to continue working. And whether you realize it or not, your cows function similarly to that old tractor.

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Regulations keep cattle healthy and consumers happy

Regulations keep cattle healthy and consumers happy

Lisa Henderson

The Collegian

Diseases in beef cattle are an obstacle many producers work to overcome on a yearly basis. Most recently, the industry has seen an increase in the number of herds infected with trichomoniasis.

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Fibrolytic enzymes benefit beef cattle

Fibrolytic enzymes benefit beef cattle

Emmy Koeleman

All About Feed

The study, published in the Journal of Animal Science, consisted of two experiments to evaluate the effects of adding an exogenous fibrolytic enzyme (FE) on ruminal pH and fermentation, digestibility, and growth performance of feedlot beef cattle fed a finishing diet containing wheat dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS).

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