Daily Archives: June 12, 2015

BeefTalk: Parasites, the Unwanted Guest

BeefTalk: Parasites, the Unwanted Guest

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

I was watching a video of what appeared to be a wiggling thing inside a very small sack. The wiggling thing was actually a small parasite larva inside the egg sac attached to a small blade of grass. The larva was about to hatch.

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Backgrounding Facility Designs

Backgrounding Facility Designs

Paige Nelson

Angus Journal

According to Chris Hurt, Purdue University Extension economist, 2015 may see the lowest feed prices of the past five years. Kevin Good, CattleFax analyst, projects 2015 750-pound (lb.) feeder calves to range from $195 to $240 per hundredweight (cwt.) and average $220 per cwt.

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The Cow is the First Source of Calf Health

The Cow is the First Source of Calf Health

Matt Hersom

Beef Today

The cow’s plain of nutrition and diet during gestation can affect her colostrum (first milk) production, milk yield, and the long-term health of her calf.

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Beware of Feeding Herbicide Treated Hay

Beware of Feeding Herbicide Treated Hay

Krishona Martinson

On Pasture

Harvesting ditch hay (grass and legumes growing alongside the roadways) is a common practice, especially in western Minnesota. Ditch hay provides livestock owners with forage suitable for beef cattle, dairy heifers and horses.

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Sustainability: What is it and why does it matter?

Sustainability: What is it and why does it matter?

Dr. Sara Place

A Steak in Genomics

Took human civilization from 10,000 BC to 1804 AD to reach a billion people. We are now projected to reach 9 billion people by 2045. Human population growth is exponential.

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DOT approves hours of service waiver for livestock haulers

DOT approves hours of service waiver for livestock haulers

Beef Producer

Hog, cattle and poultry farmers have been granted a two-year waiver from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s hours-of-service rule, the National Pork Producers Council said Wednesday.

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Low density i50K genomic test now available from Zoetis

Low density i50K genomic test now available from Zoetis

BEEF

Next generation technology brings even greater value to the benefits of genomic testing to producers for use on more animals

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