Daily Archives: April 30, 2015

Under the Hat: Jack of trades

Under the Hat: Jack of trades

Laura Mushrush

Drovers

Keep up with the beef industry newsbeat, and chances are you’ve seen Glenn Selk’s name pop up a time or two. The Nebraska native, Oklahoma import spent years working as an Extension beef specialist for Oklahoma State University, retiring from his full time position in 2010.

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Nutritional Management of Replacement Heifers

Nutritional Management of Replacement Heifers

Brandi Karisch

Beef Today

The replacement heifer is the foundation of a productive cowherd and, it is important to give her the best chance at having a long and productive life in the herd,

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Short Duration Grazing and Native Grasses

Short Duration Grazing and Native Grasses

Clay Coppedge

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

Dalton Merz was born in one drought and retired in another one. It’s what happened in the middle that helped him become a range conservationist, now using everything he once spent his days teaching others on his own living demonstration farm.

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Mark Parker:  The Top 10 benefits of being a lousy cattleman

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 benefits of being a lousy cattleman

FarmTalk

10. There’s a lot of sentimental value to a herd sire you raised on a bucket.

9. It’s less likely for cows with no teeth to over-graze a pasture.

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Success: For Scott Mueller, it all started with the cattle

Success: For Scott Mueller, it all started with the cattle

Terry Anderson

Midwest Producer

No matter the venture, Scott Mueller’s successes all look back at where it all started: raising beef. "Cattle have always been the basis for whatever field we get into," said the Columbus entrepreneur. "Whether it’s working with cow/calf or retained ownership or identifying cows, risk services or composting, they all go back to the feedlot and services surrounding that."

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Seven spring suggestions to set up calves for top performance

Seven spring suggestions to set up calves for top performance

Kevin Hill

Bovine Veterinarian

In the cow/calf business, fall profits depend heavily on decisions producers make in the spring for both cows and calves. Keeping calves healthy and prepared for top marketing programs, as well as getting cows rebred, are universal keys to ranching success.

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Bovine Practitioners offer drug use guidelines for dairy, beef cattle

Bovine Practitioners offer drug use guidelines for dairy, beef cattle

Beef Producer

The American Association of Bovine Practitioners has released its new drug use guideline document to assist beef and dairy livestock veterinarians in guiding appropriate, effective and legal drug use on cattle operations.

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Should You Give Up Raising Beef for Grass-Based Dairying?

Should You Give Up Raising Beef for Grass-Based Dairying?

Kathy Voth

On Pasture

In 2008 when Rich and Carol Radtke and their daughter Madison returned to the farm 3 years after his dad died, they did it with two conditions.  First, they would NOT live in a trailer.

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3 advantages of culling open replacement heifers

3 advantages of culling open replacement heifers

Glenn Selk

Progressive Cattleman

For some Oklahoma cow-calf operations, the bulls go into the breeding pasture with replacement heifers in mid-April. As the bulls are being removed from the replacement heifers in two months, this would be an ideal time to call and make arrangements with your local veterinarian to have those heifers evaluated for pregnancy after another 60 days.

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The Facts About Antibiotics in Livestock & Poultry Production

The Facts About Antibiotics in Livestock & Poultry Production

North American Meat Institute

Consumers are rightfully asking many questions about how livestock and poultry are raised and we want to answer those questions. Few issues are as complex, however, as the issue of antibiotic use in livestock and poultry production.

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Heavier cattle weights changing feeders’ breakeven assumptions

Heavier cattle weights changing feeders’ breakeven assumptions

Nevil Speer

BEEF

Insight into the weekly buy can be facilitated through analysis of the crush – it provides some perspective into the trends of gross margin at the feedyard level. There are several crush variations utilized in the industry.

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