Monthly Archives: May 2015

Chandler Keys Says Cattlemen Should Bypass Congress for Beef Checkoff Increase

Chandler Keys Says Cattlemen Should Bypass Congress for Beef Checkoff Increase

Oklahoma Farm Report

The nation’s beef checkoff has been in place for 30 years. The original beef checkoff was established under the 1985 Farm Bill, where producers set up $1 per head assessment for marketing, education and promotion. Since that time a lot has changed, including what that dollar will buy you today.

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BeefTalk: Cow Size and Success in the Beef Business

BeefTalk: Cow Size and Success in the Beef Business

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

What do you do with a group of 98 heifers in which 5 percent have a frame score of 1 and 2, 11 percent have a frame score of 3, 21 percent have a frame score of 4, 28 percent have a frame score of 5, 27 percent have a frame score of 6 and 8 percent have a frame score of 7 and 8?

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Genetic evaluation is now in the hands of commercial cattle producers

Genetic evaluation is now in the hands of commercial cattle producers

Troy Marshall

BEEF

It seems that everyone in seedstock circles is talking about genomically-enhanced EPDs and the rapid changes occurring in the seedstock industry. With the advent of multi-breed evaluations and improvements in national genetic evaluations, the rate of progress is unprecedented.

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What to do if you have Lost Cattle Due to Flooding

What to do if you have Lost Cattle Due to Flooding

The Hennessey Clipper

Several inches of heavy rain over the past few weeks have some cattlemen looking for missing cattle. The high waters have washed fences out on some ranches and cattle wonder onto another landowner’s property.

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You Know You’re a Farmer When…

You Know You’re a Farmer When…

Fastline

The weather forecast will determine how your day will go.

Your work clothes weigh quite a bit more by the end of the day due to all of the tools and other miscellaneous things you pick up through out the day.

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Ag groups push House for fast track authority

Ag groups push House for fast track authority

Carol Ryan Dumas

Capital AG Press

Most U.S. ag organizations are urging House members to pass Trade Promotion Authority after the Senate’s passage on Friday night, contending TPA is critical in free-trade agreements and the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership in particular.

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Safe travels

Safe travels

John Maday

Drovers

Just about every cattle producer with a pickup truck also has a stock trailer to connect to it, but many don’t give their trailer a lot of thought. They hitch it up when they have cattle to haul, and park it under a tree when they’re finished.

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