Daily Archives: June 1, 2015

‘Obama Administration, EPA has Shut Out Rural America’

‘Obama Administration, EPA has Shut Out Rural America’

Congressman Frank Lucas

Today the EPA stands by its decision to expand federal control over our nation’s waterways. This means anything from the largest lakes and rivers to the smallest drainage ditches commonly found on farms and ranches are subject to government scrutiny and penalties.

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How to Avoid the Summer Pasture Slump

How to Avoid the Summer Pasture Slump

Beef Today

The sight of fresh, green pastures as the summer months approach can be a welcome sight for many cattle producers, especially after feeding costly forages throughout the winter.

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Our Love/Hate Relationship With the WTO

Our Love/Hate Relationship With the WTO

John Harrington


Sometimes I think WTO stands for nothing more than "world trading optional." Is the international trade tribunal a critical tool in nurturing global economic growth, or an evil force set to destroy national sovereignty and individual freedom?

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C.K. “Sonny” Booth named Limousin Hall of Fame Inductee

C.K. “Sonny” Booth named Limousin Hall of Fame Inductee

The Cattle Business Weekly

A name familiar to many in the seedstock and auction business is Colonel C.K. “Sonny” Booth of Miami, Okla., who will be the sixth person inducted into the North American Limousin Foundation Hall of Fame with a ceremony to take place June 30, 2015 in Tulsa, Okla.

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Controlling Musk Thistle

Controlling Musk Thistle

Bruce Anderson

University of Nebraska

Does anybody like musk thistles? If not, let’s do something about them. Following recent rains you’re probably anxious to get into the field for planting. Don’t forget, though, that this also is the best time to control musk thistles. I’ll bet that you can get into your pastures to spray at least one or two days sooner than you can get into row crop fields to plant.

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Supplement provides opportunity

Supplement provides opportunity

Samantha Stanbery


In today’s cattle market, every dollar counts, and producers at the Kansas State University Beef Cattle and Forage Crops Field Day learned how supplementation could help bring in those extra dollars.

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High-Moisture Grain for Beef Cattle

High-Moisture Grain for Beef Cattle

Homer B. Sewell

University of Missouri

Some Missouri farmers are harvesting and storing high-moisture corn or milo for cattle rations. This practice has a number of agronomic advantages that are appealing to farmer-feeders who produce their own grain. Also, high-moisture processing improves the feed value of the grain, especially milo.

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Understanding the TDN and Net Energy System

Understanding the TDN and Net Energy System

Johnny Rossi

University of Georgia

Cattle can derive energy from many sources (starch, fiber, sugars, fat, and proteins). The energy value of a feed depends on the amount of fat, protein, and carbohydrate it contains. Calories are used to express the energy values of feedstuffs.

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Controlling Horn Flies

Controlling Horn Flies

Brian Beer

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

Horn flies annually account for about $1 billion in economic losses for cattle producers in the United States. Control of horn flies became very convenient with the introduction of insecticide ear tags. The early ear tags contained pyrethroid insecticides and were very effective … for a while.

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