Daily Archives: January 12, 2015

Damper Disease In Young Calves

Damper Disease In Young Calves

Heather Smith Thomas

Hereford World

Many producers today are trying to build their herd numbers. With the price of replacement heifers at an all-time high, focus has been on keeping more heifer calves within the herd. The best place to start is preventing or minimizing losses and striving for a 100% calf crop with live, healthy calves.

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Carry capacity influences leased land value

Carry capacity influences leased land value

Dan Childs

The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation

Profits from grain and livestock enterprises generally impact the rental rates on lands that are used to grow these commodities. During highly profitable times, rental rates for land usually trend higher. Likewise, when profits are lower, rental rates will trend lower.

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Cow Nutrition in Cold, Wet Weather

Cow Nutrition in Cold, Wet Weather

Gary DiGiuseppe

The Cattleman

As the cows in your spring calving herd enter their final trimesters, it’s important to keep one eye on your feed supply and the other on the weather report.

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2015 Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference offers priceless education free of charge

2015 Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference offers priceless education free of charge

Drovers

The popular Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference has provided timely, accurate and important information to Iowa’s beef cattle industry for more than 40 years; now you can get that information for free according to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef program specialist Patrick Wall.

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All Natural VS. Organic:  What Are the Differences?

All Natural VS. Organic:  What Are the Differences?

Stephen B. Blezinger, Ph.D., PAS

Cattle Today

First, let me start by wishing each of you a very happy, prosperous and blessed New Year. If you are in the cattle business, and if you’re reading this you most likely are, you know we have a LOT to look forward to in 2015.

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Panel discusses emergency preparedness for livestock operations

Panel discusses emergency preparedness for livestock operations

Tom Parker

High Plains Journal

As the storm intensified, the sky grew darker, the driving rain stung like buckshot and a small herd of cattle outside of Bennington sought shelter behind an L-shaped windbreak. In ordinary conditions it would have been a likely place of refuge, but this storm was anything but ordinary.

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New Corn Coproducts Fact Sheet Series Available from Iowa Beef Center

New Corn Coproducts Fact Sheet Series Available from Iowa Beef Center

Iowa Beef Center

In an effort to extract more value from the corn kernel, new technological advances in the ethanol-making process have resulted in coproduct feedstuffs that are compositionally different from those produced through earlier, more traditional methods.

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Liver abscesses still significant challenge for cattle industry

Liver abscesses still significant challenge for cattle industry

John Campbell

The Western Producer

Recent studies have demonstrated that liver abscesses are still a common occurrence among cattle at slaughter.  Liver abscesses are associated with episodes of rumen acidosis caused by carbohydrate overload. It is most commonly observed in feedlot cattle and in dairy cattle that are fed high level grain diets.

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Cattle plunge through ice, die in mass drowning

Cattle plunge through ice, die in mass drowning

Jim Stasiowski

Rapid City Journal

In a pasture alongside the White Clay Reservoir that straddles the Nebraska-South Dakota border, Mike Carlow fed 207 beef cattle on Tuesday, and his brother, Pat, fed them on Wednesday. Thursday was the next time the two saw the cattle, and the sight was ghastly: dozens of dark, motionless lumps in the winter-white setting of that reservoir.

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My American Farm Launches New Beef Heritage Game

My American Farm Launches New Beef Heritage Game

The Voice of Agriculture

A new beef heritage game, entitled "The Steaks Are High," was recently launched on the myamericanfarm.org website. In this game, users pick an avatar character from the beef industry and explore the beef production process from cow-calf operation, to livestock auction, to stocker ranch, and finally to the feed yard.

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