Daily Archives: June 30, 2015

Baxter Black, DVM: Three Flat

Baxter Black, DVM:  Three Flat

Now everyone I ever knew that did much work with stock has spent some time in practice throwin’ houlihans at rocks.

Full Story

Roberts announces resignation as CEO of NCBA

Roberts announces resignation as CEO of NCBA

Burt Rutherford


After six eventful years at the helm of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), Forrest Roberts is resigning as chief executive officer, effective July 31. Roberts has been the CEO of NCBA since 2009.

Full Story

Grubs in pastures

Grubs in pastures

Anitha Chirumamilla, Amanda Bachmann and Pete Bauman.


Grubs can be a recurring problem in South Dakota pastures, and recently SDSU Extension staff have fielded many inquiries. While damage from grubs can occur in any region, the majority of landowner concerns have generally originated from the south central portion of the state.

Full Story

Auction market owners leery of technological changes

Auction market owners leery of technological changes

Ed White

The Western Producer

You don’t want to do a Blackberry when faced with the invention of the iPhone, scrambling too fast to match the competition and falling hard when you fail.  You also don’t want to be another Kodak, reacting too slowly to save yourself from the digital revolution.

Full Story

Seven will be inducted into Meat Industry Hall of Fame

Seven will be inducted into Meat Industry Hall of Fame

The Cattle Business Weekly

The Meat Industry Hall of Fame is proud to announce the Members of the Class of 2015. A record number on nominees were on this year’s ballot, and a record number of votes were cast by current Members and the organization’s Board of Trustees.

Full Story

Know your unknowns

Know your unknowns

By Steve Suthers

Farm and Ranch Guide

What you don’t know can hurt you. That’s obvious when you didn’t know there was a snake in the boat, wasps in the mailbox or a bull in that stall. But it applies to many more cases in finance, love and war.

Full Story

What is a Grazing Wedge and What Do You Do With It?

What is a Grazing Wedge and What Do You Do With It?

By Jim Gerrish

On Pasture

A grazing wedge is a simple visual depiction of what you have available for grazing in all of your pastures. Once the data is entered into the spreadsheet, it can be sorted from highest to lowest available SDA creating ‘the grazing wedge’.

Full Story

Environmental Conditions Can Increase Hoof Issues

Environmental Conditions Can Increase Hoof Issues

Stephen B. Blezinger, Ph.D, PAS

Cattle Today

It has only been recently that much of the cattleman’s concerns focused on drought and widespread lack of moisture needed to grow pastures and forages.

Full Story

No ‘normal’ seen for beef sector

No ‘normal’ seen for beef sector

Krissa Welshans

Feedstuffs Foodlink

During the U.S. financial crisis that started several years ago, many markets experienced abnormal activity and irregular market patterns. While market norms have not exactly returned, Oklahoma State University department of agricultural economics assistant professor John Michael Riley recently noted that more normal patterns have resumed — with the exception of agricultural markets.

Full Story

Don’t shed any tears over pinkeye

Don’t shed any tears over pinkeye

Morning AG Clips

Any producer who has experienced a pinkeye outbreak is keenly aware of the discomfort and lost performance that can occur. Every year a producer can lose thousands of dollars due to poor weight gains, drop in milk production, labor in treating infections and docked sale prices due to pinkeye. It’s frustrating for producers and downright distressing for the animals.

Full Story