Daily Archives: October 31, 2014

BeefTalk: Change, It’s in Your Mind

BeefTalk: Change, It’s in Your Mind

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

I could not help noticing Whit Hibbard’s article, It’s All About Mindset, that popped up on the Drovers CattleNetwork. The article talked about low-stress livestock handling. The article quoted Bud Williams, who noted that to establish the principles of low-stress livestock handling, one must have the correct mindset.

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Purebred Beef Unit offers students chance to gain experience

Purebred Beef Unit offers students chance to gain experience

Taylor Isley

The Collegian

Students and faculty alike enjoy working and learning at the Purebred Beef Teaching Unit. The Purebred Beef Teaching Unit located off Kimball Avenue allows students to experience the cattle industry through hands-on work experience and different teaching experience offered at the unit.

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Corn stalks can be a good option for feed

Corn stalks can be a good option for feed

Rory Lewandowski

Ohio’s Country Journal

As corn harvest progresses, don’t overlook corn stalks as a feed resource. Corn residue can meet the nutrient needs of ruminant livestock that are in early to mid-gestation.

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Is there a right to farm?

Is there a right to farm?

Suzanne B. Bopp


After a recent vote (and a recount), Missouri has decided to make an addition to its state constitution: a right to farm amendment. The closeness of the vote necessitated the recount. Out of almost a million votes cast, the difference between supporters and opponents was just 2,375 votes.

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Red Angus Selection Indices Estimate Profitability

Red Angus Selection Indices Estimate Profitability


Guided by Red Angus philosophies that separate science from politics, the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) is pleased to announce the development and release of the HerdBuilder and GridMaster indices.

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Calf Prices Pressured By Seasonality And Harvest

Calf Prices Pressured By Seasonality And Harvest

Wes Ishmael


Notwithstanding the fact that calf and feeder prices remain amid the historic ether and that supplies remain exceedingly tight, situational economics pressured calf prices this week.

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How to Use the Stocker Price Tracker Spreadsheet

How to Use the Stocker Price Tracker Spreadsheet

Alan Newport

Beef Producer

To see value of gain numbers this spreadsheet will generate, you’ll need to enter real prices from a nearby cattle market in the value of gain analyzer.

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Seeking Top Dollar

Seeking Top Dollar

Greg Henderson

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

It’s sale day. The gate opens, and the first draft of your calves trots into the ring. You hear the auctioneer announce from the block, “Here they are, boys, a set of reputation calves from …”

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Frugality can cost you on energy supplements

Frugality can cost you on energy supplements

Michael Fisher

Progressive Cattleman

Energy is a vital component of every cow’s diet. Unfortunately, most grazing cattle will experience a period of time when the available forage does not meet their energy needs.

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Animal welfare and consumer relations

Animal welfare and consumer relations

Dr. Bob Larson

Angus Journal

Providing a safe and healthy environment for cattle is not only the foundation for good animal welfare and efficient production, but it is also necessary in order to maintain a positive image of cattle production for consumers.

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