Daily Archives: June 25, 2015

Simple Plan for Incoming Stockers Cuts Losses

Simple Plan for Incoming Stockers Cuts Losses

Ken McMillan

Progressive Farmer

Over the years, Ken McMillan has seen a lot of stocker operations come and go. The Alabama veterinarian and cattleman developed a checklist producers can use as they bring in stocker calves.

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The forage fallout of high grain prices

The forage fallout of high grain prices

Mike Rankin

Hay and Forage Grower

Iowa lost 21 percent of its pasture base from 2007 to 2012, according to an Iowa Beef Center (IBC) publication released last fall and reported by Dan Loy, the center’s director, in their most recent Growing Beef newsletter.

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Livestock Foraging Behavior: It may not be what you think!

Livestock Foraging Behavior: It may not be what you think!

Darrell Emmick

On Pasture

A number of years ago, I was speaking at a grazing conference to a group of dairy farmers about how their cows went about selecting what to eat from the vast array of plants found in most pastures.  I

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5 Reasons Why Every Cattleman Needs a Cattle Dog

5 Reasons Why Every Cattleman Needs a Cattle Dog

Michaela Mann


A dog is a staple in many households acting as a loyal companion, a playmate and protector. The role of a family dog takes on a whole new meaning when the dog is also a cattle dog.

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Evaluate Pastures Now

Evaluate Pastures Now

Rick Rasby

Angus Journal

Evaluate pastures now and make plans for implementation of management strategies.

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Beef Production Gaining Efficiency, While Reducing Environmental Impact

Beef Production Gaining Efficiency, While Reducing Environmental Impact

Oklahoma Farm Report

Producing more with less. That’s the goal of sustainability. Dr. Sara Place, associate professor of animal science at Oklahoma State University has been tackling this very issue for the beef industry. She recently presented at the Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) convention in Biloxi, Mississippi.

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Miles City Livestock is Back in Business

Miles City Livestock is Back in Business


On afternoon of June 13th the Miles City Livestock Commission was in heap of twisted steel and a pile of ashes. But today, is sale day at Miles City Livestock, less then two weeks after the fire, the majority of the ruble has been removed and the community of Miles City, area ranchers and the crew at the Miles City Livestock are proving that an unfortunate accident cannot slow down this key component of eastern Montana agriculture.

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Changing the debate on antibiotics

Changing the debate on antibiotics

Rick Berman


Activist groups including PETA and HSUS never run out of issues. If you change one practice to appease these vegans, such as sow housing, they’ll come back next week with more demands. Groups in the “conflict industry” have nothing else to do.

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WTO panel to arbitrate COOL dispute

WTO panel to arbitrate COOL dispute

Erica Shaffer

Meat Poultry

The international dispute over US country of origin labeling (COOL) has gone to arbitration. The United States asked the World Trade Organization’s Dispute Settlement Body to assess how much Canada can claim through retaliatory tariffs.

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What to do if your wet co-products run out

What to do if your wet co-products run out

Luke Miller

Feedlot Magazine

Wet co-products are a common component of many cattle feeding programs. However, the availability of these co-products can be less than consistent during times of inclement weather, plant shut-downs, or simply a temporary imbalance of supply and demand.

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