Daily Archives: May 15, 2015

Thin Cows? A Pre-breeding Nutritional Push Helps

Thin Cows? A Pre-breeding Nutritional Push Helps

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

Spring was mellow this year. There was some cold weather, but more dry than wet weather, which was good for calving. Calf losses should be minimal, while keeping in mind that a 4 percent calf death rate is not abnormal. Even when the weather is good, the calving season has some good and bad days.

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Tools to keep calves healthy through the summer

Tools to keep calves healthy through the summer

Russ Daly

Drovers

Branding season or pasture turnout is a natural time point that lends itself well to working calves and preparing them for the summer ahead.

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Helicopter to the Rescue for Oklahoma Cattle

Helicopter to the Rescue for Oklahoma Cattle

Beef Today

Cattle stranded by floodwaters in Oklahoma were saved from possible starvation thanks to a delivery of hay and feed by a Chinook helicopter.

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Yes, you can insure livestock

Yes, you can insure livestock

Alan Newport

Beef Producer

It’s amazing just how many things a beef operation can insure. With prices of inputs and animals rising, insurance looks increasingly like a viable business consideration.

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Mandatory or Voluntary Runoff Rules?

Mandatory or Voluntary Runoff Rules?

Todd Neeley

DTN

Agriculture and environmental interests may agree that farmers need to do more to cut back nutrient runoff, but the path toward achieving those cutbacks continues to be a point of contention.

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Tight Supplies, Strong Dollar Continues to Impact Beef Exports

Tight Supplies, Strong Dollar Continues to Impact Beef Exports

Oklahoma Farm Report

Beef exports are showing some improvement since the beginning of the year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released their latest numbers for the month of March.

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A flood of comments on the Dietary Guidelines

A flood of comments on the Dietary Guidelines

Shefali Sharma

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

The North American Meat Institute and other meat industry players have heavily lobbied the agencies to ensure that these recommendations are not accepted and have asserted that sustainability concerns should be excluded from guidance on nutrition.

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