Monthly Archives: June 2015

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.

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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.

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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.

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Why science doesn’t support rotational grazing

Why science doesn’t support rotational grazing

Ben Norton

Progressive Cattleman

One of the more fascinating aspects of grazing management in recent decades has been the contrast between what scientists say about rotational grazing and what ranchers say.

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A successful artificial insemination program is the result of many separate steps done correctly.

A successful artificial insemination program is the result of many separate steps done correctly.

Warren Rusche

Beef Today

Factors such as insemination timing, semen placement, estrous detection and synchronization protocols usually receive the most focus. Semen handling is often overlooked in the discussion, but is just as important to the success or failure of AI.

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How Bad Is It When Your Curing Hay Gets Rained On in the Field?

How Bad Is It When Your Curing Hay Gets Rained On in the Field?

Krishona Martinson

On Pasture

Rain occurring while cut hay is laying in the field causes both yield and quality losses that reduce the value of the crop as an animal feed and a marketable commodity.

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Mark Parker:   The Top 10 ways you can spot a modern farmer

Mark Parker:   The Top 10 ways you can spot a modern farmer

FarmTalk

10. When he gets stuck, he can give his wife the GPS coordinates so she can pick him up.

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