Daily Archives: April 1, 2015

Beef Sire Selection

Beef Sire Selection

Brett Barham

University of Arkansas

Selecting a herd sire is one of the most important decisions a cow­calf producer makes. A herd bull contributes half the genetic makeup of his calves and plays an essential role in herd genetic improvement

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New tech monitors cow movement for estrus

New tech monitors cow movement for estrus

Amber Selman

IowaFarmer Today

“For many years, there have been items to help us detect estrus like the pedometer,” Fricke said. “But those are like the first cell phones, and the accelerometer technology is like a smartphone. It is able to gather so much more information and is more accurate.”

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Manure Happens: How to Use it to Your Advantage

Manure Happens: How to Use it to Your Advantage

Russ Quinn

DTN

For thousands of years, farmers used livestock manure as a beneficial crop nutrient. Even with modern agriculture methods, manure can be an effective fertilizer option with several advantages over commercial fertilizer, but it takes some additional effort and time.

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Effective treatment of Bovine Respiratory Disease Complex essential for profit

Effective treatment of Bovine Respiratory Disease Complex essential for profit

Laura Fagen

Bovine Veterinarian

When considering profit, it is much easier for producers to sell calves that have always been healthy rather than those treated for disease, reported Washington State University Extension.

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Global Interest in Producing Sustainable Beef

Global Interest in Producing Sustainable Beef

Oklahoma Farm Report

Global Interest in Producing Sustainable Beef The U.S. cattle industry has a great sustainability story to tell. A key player in helping measure sustainability and tell the story is Kim Stackhouse-Lawson. She is the Director of Sustainability Research for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.

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Why do animals do what they do?

Why do animals do what they do?

Melissa Elischer

Michigan State University

No matter what purpose these species have, they share one very important social characteristic – they are herd animals! The herds may take on species-specific names, such as a “flock” for sheep or “clutch” for chicks. No matter what their herd is called, they are still a group of the same animals existing together as a cohesive unit.

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PLC: Senate budget votes good news for beef producers

PLC: Senate budget votes good news for beef producers

Beef Producer

A variety of provisions passed by the Senate during the FY 2016 budget talks last week could be good news for beef producers, Executive Director of the Public Lands Council Dustin Van Liew said in a National Cattlemen’s Beef Association audio report on Monday.

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