Daily Archives: January 28, 2015

Manage cow body condition to increase revenue

Manage cow body condition to increase revenue

Rick Rasby

Angus Journal

Profit is calculated by subtracting revenue from costs. It is a really simple equation, but a lot of management goes into both sides.

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Quick treatment options for preventing, eliminating calf scours

Quick treatment options for preventing, eliminating calf scours

Beef Producer

Calf scours, the diarrhea seen during the first 30 days of a calf’s life, is caused by a variety of bacteria, viruses and parasites. But the exact cause is less important than prompt treatment, says a University of Missouri professor of food-animal medicine.

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Minnesota cattlemen angered by court ruling restoring wolf protection

Minnesota cattlemen angered by court ruling restoring wolf protection

Jonathan Knutson

Twincities.com

. . . That’s harder than it once was. When Genoch was growing up on this third-generation family farm along the Red Eye River on the edge of Minnesota lake country, the cattle were free from wolves. Since the late 1990s, however, his cattle have been threatened by the state’s growing wolf population. Genoch has lost a half-dozen animals to wolves, and worries about losing more

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Beef producers pull together to better serve our customers

Beef producers pull together to better serve our customers

Dave Nichols

BEEF

The Nichols family marked the last chapter of 2014 at our home on Christmas Day. We celebrated as a family and marveled at how the “young uns” had grown and are technologically savvy beyond their years.

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The Scoop on Poop – Recycling Nutrients Through Animal Manures

The Scoop on Poop – Recycling Nutrients Through Animal Manures

Ray Weil

On Pasture

For centuries, the use of farm manure has been synonymous with successful and stable agriculture. In this context, manure supplies organic matter and plant nutrients to the soil and is associated with the production of soil-conserving forage crops used to feed animals.

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Producers share their experiences with cloning

Producers share their experiences with cloning

Cassidy Woolsey

Progressive Cattleman

If you could keep an exact copy of your most valuable bull or elite cow, would you? Let’s say your top-producing animal died tomorrow: Would you shed a few tears and conjure up a few cuss words, or would you simply redeem the animal’s cell line and produce another?

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Cattlemen facing big issues

Cattlemen facing big issues

Brownfield Network

Colin Woodall, Vice President of Government Affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) says when it comes to the big issues facing cattlemen, they are similar, state-by-state.

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