Daily Archives: May 6, 2015

Estrus Synchronization Considerations in Beef Herds

Estrus Synchronization Considerations in Beef Herds

Bethany Johnston

University of Nebraska

Synchronizing estrus in your beef herd can shorten your calving season, produce more uniform calf weights, and last but not least, provide the opportunity to use proven genetics through artificial insemination (AI).

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Contract farmhand accused in cattle theft

Contract farmhand accused in cattle theft

Natalie Allison Janicello


A Snow Camp man has been arrested in connection with the larceny of 189 beef cattle this spring from a farm in southern Alamance County. The State Bureau of Investigation obtained warrants for the arrest of James Earl Holliday, 34, of 1830 Major Hill Road, on a charge of felony embezzlement.

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Tenderness isn’t only factor that beef-eaters value

Tenderness isn’t only factor that beef-eaters value

Beef Producer

Tenderness of a beef cut isn’t the be-all end-all, a carefully chosen panel of 120 consumers said. Given only certified tender strip steaks that varied in marbling and juiciness, the consumers said flavor is where it’s at.

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Strong Beef Market Will Hold for Cow-Calf Producers

Strong Beef Market Will Hold for Cow-Calf Producers

Victoria G. Myers

Progressive Farmer

With his dusty boots and wide-brimmed hat, the American cattleman has an image as being stoic, steely-eyed and straight-faced. But even the toughest old drover out there can no longer stifle the occasional smile. Record calf prices and the green grass of spring have simply destroyed his long-bred defense against glee.

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Tips for using cover crops as supplemental livestock forage

Tips for using cover crops as supplemental livestock forage

Prairie Farmer

Cover crops can be used for supplemental livestock forage and grazing, but crop harvesting must be completed quickly.

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Supplement summer silage with spring forage crops

Supplement summer silage with spring forage crops

Morning AG Clips

If producers need to supplement haylage and there is already a hay crop growing on the farm, the shortage may be addressed using summer production to boost haylage. Producers could also consider planting additional alfalfa this spring to increase total farm alfalfa production and avoid running out in late winter.

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Pasture walks and field tours cap Purdue grazing workshop in Dubois

Pasture walks and field tours cap Purdue grazing workshop in Dubois

Darrin Pack

Ag Answers

The Southern Indiana Purdue Ag Center in Dubois will host the “Grazing 102” workshop June 9 and 10. Livestock producers will learn the essential concepts of managing a successful grazing operation.

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Ag groups petition Congress to protect agricultural innovation

Ag groups petition Congress to protect agricultural innovation

John Maday

Bovine Veterinarian

A coalition of more than 80 agricultural industry organizations, universities and others recently signed a letter to Congress stating opposition to any budget or appropriations amendments that would “undermine agricultural producers’ access to technology or restrict or malign the commercial development of modern plant or animal agricultural applications, including biotechnology.”

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You Can’t Improve What You Don’t Analyze

You Can’t Improve What You Don’t Analyze

Mike Baker

On Pasture

As livestock producers you are constantly reminded of the importance of collecting all kinds of measurements: weaning weight, sale weight, pasture height, days on pasture, pounds per acre….the list goes on and on. All of this data is important, but if you don’t put it into dollars and cents to measure the cost of doing business, then the chance of your farm making a profit is at risk.

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Purdue College of Ag ranks fifth worldwide

Purdue College of Ag ranks fifth worldwide

Meghan Grebner

Brownfield Network

Purdue University’s College of Agriculture is ranked fifth-best among colleges of agriculture worldwide.  The British company Quacquarelli Symonds specializes in information about higher education and careers.

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