Daily Archives: February 10, 2015

Grain Sorghum Residue for Beef Cattle

Grain Sorghum Residue for Beef Cattle

Karla H. Jenkins

University of Nebraska

Grain sorghum has long since been a major grain crop for the Texas Panhandle and parts of Kansas. It is a crop that can withstand substantial water shortage and produce acceptable yields as long as the growing season is favorable for its maturity.

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Teen Fights Health Issues to Show Cattle with Brother

Teen Fights Health Issues to Show Cattle with Brother

Beef Today

Wyatt Mosher and his brother Colte are serious about raising cattle. While many young men their age may be into sports, video games or other activities, the Mosher brothers — Wyatt is 17, and Colte is 15 — are into raising and showing Limousin cattle. They have shown their cattle at the Pope County Fair, the Arkansas State Fair and at national competitions for several years, bringing home their fair share of plaques and ribbons.

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How much can I afford to pay for a bull?

How much can I afford to pay for a bull?

Travis Meteer

University of Illinois

A popular question this time of year is "How much can I afford to pay for a bull." My go-to answer is usually… "How much revenue loss would you have from a pasture full of open cows?" After all, we often de-value the role of the bull. We forget that he is a crucial part of the equation to making our product.

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Feeding Whole Cottonseed

Feeding Whole Cottonseed

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

I love whole cottonseed (WCS), but there are definitely some issues with it that need consideration.

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Synbiotics research hoping to yield answers for cattle industry

Synbiotics research hoping to yield answers for cattle industry

Paul Frey

Mountain View Gazette

Research currently being conducted in the province hopes to potentially cut feed costs for cattle producers by using synbiotics, say officials. Wade Abbott and Trevor Alexander are studying ways that prebiotics (nutrients fed to an animal) can increase the growth of good bacteria in the digestive system of cattle.

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Oklahoma sees meth addicts fueling surge in cattle rustling

Oklahoma sees meth addicts fueling surge in cattle rustling

Heide Brandes


One of the oldest Wild West crimes, cattle rustling, has been making a comeback in Oklahoma in recent years, with major culprits being methamphetamine addicts selling stolen livestock to pay for their drug habits, officials say.

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Steering beef in the right direction

Steering beef in the right direction

Bovine Veterinarian

Growth of the world population and new entrants to the middle class will cause demand for meat, milk and eggs to increase worldwide. By 2050, average per capita beef consumption will increase slightly from 182 grams (6.4 ounces) per week to 194 grams (6.8 ounces). To meet this increased demand, global beef production will need to increase by 43 percent.

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NCBA Board Approves Memorandum of Understanding

NCBA Board Approves Memorandum of Understanding

Oklahoma Farm Report

NCBA Board Approves Memorandum of Understanding This past week at the Cattle Industry Convention in San Antonio, Texas, three separate votes were held regarding the Memorandum of Understanding that came from the Beef Checkoff Working Group trying to enhance the $1 a head beef checkoff.

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Don’t tamper with beef checkoff program

Don’t tamper with beef checkoff program

Richard Thorpe III

Deming Headlight

In 1985, the United States Congress passed the Farm Bill, which in turn created the Beef Promotion and Research Act. Creation of this act gave American beef producers the ability to create a mandatory "National Beef Checkoff" program if they so desired.

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Ranchers, Consumers Applaud Dismissal of COOL Lawsuit

Ranchers, Consumers Applaud Dismissal of COOL Lawsuit

Food and Water Watch       

In papers filed today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, industry opponents to the U.S. country of origin labeling (COOL) law dropped their longstanding case against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This ends the lawsuit, American Meat Institute (AMI) et al. v. U.S. Department of Agriculture et al., originally filed in July 2013 by domestic and international meatpackers and trade groups that sought to strike-down the popular labeling law that informs consumers where the meat they purchase was born, raised and slaughtered.

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