Daily Archives: January 22, 2015

A New Year’s Resolution for Agriculture

A New Year’s Resolution for Agriculture

Damien Mason


Agriculture, I want you to stand up for yourself. Because, at the moment, you’re getting your butt kicked by a bunch of Tofu Eaters. Every day, the Humane Society of the United States and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals work to put you out of business.

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Avoiding Acidosis

Avoiding Acidosis

Travis Meteer

University of Illinois

As farmers put together least-cost rations this winter, many of them will be using corn as an ingredient. For many farmers, corn stored on farm will be the cheapest source of energy. It has been a few years since corn has been this "cheap." Thus, it is worth reminding cattlemen of the dangers of acidosis when feeding higher levels of corn.

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Calf Loss Likely Due to Joint Ill

Calf Loss Likely Due to Joint Ill

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

Joint ill, often resulting from an infected navel, generally affects calves two weeks old and younger.

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Winter Stockpile Grazing’s Final Chapter (Or Is It?)

Winter Stockpile Grazing’s Final Chapter (Or Is It?)

Troy Bishopp

On Pasture

Troy has finished with his stockpile grazing for this season. Here he shares how many days he made it, and talks about lessons learned and the questions he’s asking to help him prepare for next year.

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Farmers and Ranchers Still Optimistic Despite Washington’s Past Dysfunction

Farmers and Ranchers Still Optimistic Despite Washington’s Past Dysfunction

Bob Stallman

The Voice of Agriculture

While America’s farmers and ranchers achieved notable victories on the farm bill and waterways infrastructure legislation in 2014, agriculture must push harder for important policy reforms in 2015, according to American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman.

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Keep Vaccines from Freezing in Cold Weather

Keep Vaccines from Freezing in Cold Weather

Heather Smith Thomas

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

Shannon Williams, Lemhi County Extension educator in Salmon, Idaho, says one of the biggest challenges when working cattle in cold weather is keeping vaccines, syringes and needles from freezing.

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Study your lesson before calving season begins

Study your lesson before calving season begins

Glenn Selk

Feedlot Magazine

One popular industry publication listed an Oklahoma State University Extension Bulletin as one of 6 most important pieces of equipment needed for producers during the calving season.

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Controlled Calving Season is Controlled Management

Controlled Calving Season is Controlled Management

Pennsylvania State University

There is free money in a cow herd that has a tight window of breeding and calving, and it is not a difficult action to realize the benefits by just shutting a gate.

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Preparation for Breeding Cows and Heifers

Preparation for Breeding Cows and Heifers

Gerald Fry

Bovine Engineering

The best time to prepare for reproduction is in the selection process of replacement females. Reproduction is a genetic factor and you select for it.

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Beef Checkoff Launches MBA 2.0

Beef Checkoff Launches MBA 2.0

Melissa Sandfort

The Beef Board

The beef checkoff’s Masters of Beef Advocacy (MBA) program has launched MBA 2.0, an opportunity for beef and dairy producers to step up and be true leaders – ‘Agvocates’, if you will – for the industry and all of agriculture.

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