Daily Archives: June 2, 2015

Baxter Black, DVM:  Louie Snappin’ Bees

Baxter Black, DVM:  Louie Snappin’ Bees

Ol’ Louie loved bees. Of all the things I remember about him, I remember that best. He’d be layin’ out in the front yard, day dreamin’ and sunnin’ himself when I’d see an eye open and an ear cock.

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Summer costs continue to rise

Summer costs continue to rise

Rick Rasby

Angus Journal

Although calf prices have decreased some recently, cow-calf producers are still experiencing some good times economically. Widespread moisture would be nice to get the grass going in some areas and to help with drought recovery in others.

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Ohio man indicted for cattle-rustling scheme involving three states

Ohio man indicted for cattle-rustling scheme involving three states

Farm and Dairy

An Ohio man has been indicted for running a scheme in Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia where he allegedly purchased over $30,000 worth of livestock and vehicles using fraudulent checks and falsified documents.

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New Grassroots Grazing Program for Young and Beginning Graziers

New Grassroots Grazing Program for Young and Beginning Graziers

Iowa Beef Center

A new grazing education and networking program intended for young and beginning graziers will be offered this summer and fall by the Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University.

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Plan when to cut grass hay

Plan when to cut grass hay

Bruce Anderson


When do you cut your grass hay? Do you wait until all row crops are planted? Maybe you plan to cut between your first and second irrigation of corn or cutting of alfalfa. Some growers wait until mid- to late summer to minimize weather risks or cut off late emerging weeds.

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Understanding wet hay

Understanding wet hay

Glenn Selk

Feedlot Magazine

After several years of drought, rain in Oklahoma is allowing cool season forages to grow in abundance.  Harvesting and baling cool season crops such as fescue and wheat hay is a challenge during a wet spring.

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Trends Plus Cow-Calf Webinar

Trends Plus Cow-Calf Webinar

Cattle Fax

Seasoned cow-calf producers recognize the calf market’s record-high prices are likely to decline as cowherd expansion brings additional supplies. Producers can maintain higher profitability by recognizing this shift and quickly adjusting management and marketing strategies. CattleFax will this discuss these topics during its next Trends+ Cow-Calf Webinar at 5:30 p.m. MT, Jun. 10, 2015. To participate in the webinar and access program details, producers and industry leaders simply need to register online.

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Heat Tolerance in Cattle for Welfare, Performance

Heat Tolerance in Cattle for Welfare, Performance

The Angus Foundation

Beef producers care about heat stress adaptability in their cattle, out of concern for their comfort as well as economics. That is why the American Angus Association’s research priorities committee set a high priority on learning more about heat tolerance in cattle. The Angus Foundation funded the white paper as part of its commitment to further research initiatives.

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Chronic wasting disease found in a wild Michigan deer

Chronic wasting disease found in a wild Michigan deer

Jim Lynch

The Detroit News

Michigan has recorded its first case of chronic wasting disease in a wild deer — an ominous milestone linked with a fatal neurological disorder that has the potential to reduce the animal population over many years.

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Beef industry in Missouri going strong

Beef industry in Missouri going strong

Julie Harker

Brownfield Network

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has recognized the state’s beef industry in a proclamation for May beef month. Mark Russell, with the Missouri Beef Industry Council, says Missouri remains a leading cow-calf state and cattle numbers are growing., “Well, the beef industry represents at least HALF of the 100-thousand farms in the state of Missouri.

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