Daily Archives: February 16, 2015

New Bulls Require Added Management

New Bulls Require Added Management

Stephen B. Blezinger, Ph.D., PAS

Cattle Today

It’s that time! It’s that time of the year when many producers begin giving thought to the future of their cow herd. Given current cattle markets, these are important considerations.

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What do Justin Bieber, Bill Clinton and Ozzy Osbourne All Have in Common?

What do Justin Bieber, Bill Clinton and Ozzy Osbourne All Have in Common?

Facts About Beef

They all dropped meat from their diet, but went back after noticing changes in energy and health. A nutritious-diet is one of the most important factors in maintaining a happy and healthy lifestyle.

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Pregnancy check cows for age, gender

Pregnancy check cows for age, gender

Beef Producer

The primary reason for the early pregnancy check cows is to age the fetus more accurately. Many cattle producers use this as a gauge for expected calving date, according to Eldon Cole, livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

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Selling the Sacred Cow: India’s Contentious Beef Industr

Selling the Sacred Cow: India’s Contentious Beef Industry

Sena Desai Gopal

The Atlantic

The Hindu reverence of cattle—particularly the cow—is well-known. Census data shows that nearly 80 percent of India’s 1.2 billion population are Hindu. Most Hindus worship the cow and abstain from eating beef, so it might come as a surprise that India has become the world’s second-largest beef exporter.

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Cattlemens Webinar Series

Cattlemens Webinar Series

Beef USA

The seedstock cattle business has experienced an information explosion in the past decade thanks to new technologies for genetic prediction and selection. As a commercial cattleman heading to bull sales this spring, how do you best utilize these new selection tools to move your breeding program in the right direction?

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Conservation, Climate, and CAFOs

Conservation, Climate, and CAFOs

Tara Ritter  

Institute for Agriculture and Trade

Recommended changes to the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), a farm program designed to encourage conservation, may instead promote the expansion of factory farms that harm the climate. EQIP is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA NRCS), and is one of the largest federal conservation programs.

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Data-Driven Bull Buying

Data-Driven Bull Buying

Jared Decker

A Steak in Genomics

There are lots of ways to make a decision. We can act on our impressions or intuitions. Or, we can gather data and let the evidence guide our decisions. I call this a data-driven philosophy.

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When you’re feeding a pregnant cow, you’re feeding for two

When you’re feeding a pregnant cow, you’re feeding for two

Heather Smith Thomas


Cows have different nutritional needs at different stages of gestation. A cow’s nutrient requirements in early gestation aren’t much different from her maintenance requirements, but her needs increase as the fetus inside her grows. And if a cow is lactating, she needs a much higher level of protein and energy than during pregnancy.

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From Cattle to Corn, Crude Oil Dive Ripples Through Farm Economy

From Cattle to Corn, Crude Oil Dive Ripples Through Farm Economy


Craig Uden, who fattens cattle for beef on his Nebraska feedlot, expects to cut his energy costs by as much as a quarter this year because of falling oil prices – a silver lining in an otherwise tough rural economy.

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Mineral supplements help performance

Mineral supplements help performance

Dana Zook

Enid News

Although mineral supplements are a small part of the beef cattle diet, their proper use in a nutrition program can go a long way in maximizing cattle performance.

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