Daily Archives: November 18, 2014

Baxter Black, DVM: Farming Dreams

Baxter Black, DVM:  Farming Dreams

In the land of Nod a movement sprung up to build houses without the use of power tools. The advocates of organic construction (OC) supported the movement because it prohibited the recovery and use of the carbon coal and oil.

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Insure Proper Protein Feeding for the Health of the Herd

Insure Proper Protein Feeding for the Health of the Herd

Stephen B. Blezinger, Ph.D, PAS

Cattle producers, feed company’s nutritionists regularly talk about protein and its importance in cattle nutrition. It’s been talked about to the point that it is often taken for granted.

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Make beef quality a dairy priority

Make beef quality a dairy priority

Macy Sarbacker

Farm and Ranch Guide

“As a dairy producer, you’re a beef producer too, and a direct link to the food chain. Market cows are responsible for 18 percent of total ground beef production per year, enough to provide more than 28 quarter-pound burgers for every man, woman and child in the United States every year,” said Richard Wallace, senior veterinarian at Zoetis.

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Buying Late Bred Cows and Their Potential for Additional Revenu

Buying Late Bred Cows and Their Potential for Additional Revenue

Shannon Sand

iGrow

Record high cattle prices have led to questions about additional revenue-generating options in the market. This has led some producers to wonder if there is potential for additional revenue.

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The importance of feed testing

The importance of feed testing

Janna Kincheloe

Drovers

Optimal growing conditions across much of South Dakota this summer have resulted in large quantities of forage being produced. However, quality can vary greatly among and even within fields.

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When a Bull Goes Bad

When a Bull Goes Bad

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

Breeding soundness evaluations should be done prior to EVERY breeding season. That is EVERY bull EVERY year.

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It’s not too early to start preparing spring pastures

It’s not too early to start preparing spring pastures

Bruce Schultz

Delta Farm Press

It’s not too early to start preparing spring pastures by attacking weeds and addressing fertility issues, LSU AgCenter experts advised at an early November beef cattle producer program in Opelousas, La.

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