Daily Archives: February 26, 2015

Seedstock Marketing 101

Seedstock Marketing 101

Troy Smith

Angus Journal

They say experience is the best teacher. The wisdom behind that well-worn proverb has been embraced by educators responsible for developing seedstock-merchandising classes offered

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How much water does it take to produce a pound of beef?

How much water does it take to produce a pound of beef?

Beef Producer

"While higher numbers cited may have been accurate 30 to 40 years ago," Capper says, "the modern beef industry is so efficient in the way it feeds, breeds and cares for the animals that it is able to use far fewer resources today than ever before"

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2015 Heifer Synchronization Protocols

2015 Heifer Synchronization Protocols


With calving underway, next year’s calf crop may be the last thing cattle producers are thinking about, but according to Robin Salverson, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist, it’s never too late.

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How to treat bloat in cattle

How to treat bloat in cattle

Todd Vineyard

Wise County Messenger

Normally this is the time of year that our winter small grain pastures are getting ready to make significant growth, and bloat should be on our minds from a management standpoint.

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Beef producers strongly support checkoff

Beef producers strongly support checkoff

Logan Hawkes

Southwest Farm Press

While cattle producers are still reeling from multiple years of drought and resulting  higher feed costs and a shortage of available forage, the industry postures for herd expansion and is experiencing modest gains in product demand, and the U.S. cattle industry looks to the future with a good measure of optimism.

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Journagan Herefords Go to School Every Day

Journagan Herefords Go to School Every Day

Victoria G. Myers

Progressive Farmer

Marty Lueck was once described as the sort of cattleman who could look at a picture of one of his Hereford cows and tell you where she came from, her age and, more times than not, who her parents were.

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Genetic resistance to parasites: An option besides chemicals?

Genetic resistance to parasites: An option besides chemicals?

Cassidy Woolsey

As cattle evolved over the centuries, so did technology. No longer are cattle relying solely upon their genetic resistance to survive. Instead, technological approaches have been made to improve production in cattle.

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Lameness – Identification and treatment important for public perception

Lameness – Identification and treatment important for public perception

Feedlot Magazine

As cattle navigate across pastures or fields, frozen ground or muddy conditions due to winter precipitation can set in motion the opportunity for injury or infections in the foot. Identifying affected cattle, as well as determining the cause and best course of action are essential not only for animal welfare, but also to keep cattle performance on track.

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New beef processing plant in panhandle

New beef processing plant in panhandle


Investors in a proposed beef processing plant say they are close to choosing a site in the western Nebraska panhandle for the project. Investors told reporters Tuesday that they have been meeting with officials from Gering and Bridgeport to discuss the cities as potential sites for the processing plant.

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NCBA encourages dietary guideline comments

NCBA encourages dietary guideline comments

Ken Anderson

Brownfield Network

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is urging producers and consumers to submit comments on the dietary guidelines report. Kristina Butts, NCBA executive director of legislative affairs, says it’s important that producers make their voices heard.

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