Monthly Archives: July 2015

BeefTalk: Grazing Systems Combine MLRAs and Ecological Sites

BeefTalk: Grazing Systems Combine MLRAs and Ecological Sites

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

As grazing systems are discussed, the complexity of the systems actually can hide the simplicity. As an animal breeder, whenever I move into different disciplines, I find myself needing to review information that has changed. Actually, in the beef industry, implementation and refinement of technology is often the point of interest.

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Mark Parker:  The Top 10 memorable events in county fair history

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 memorable events in county fair history


10. County 4-H agent has breakdown; joins carnival; never heard from again.

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Value of Gain Made Simple

Value of Gain Made Simple

Becky Mills

Progressive Farmer

It is simple to figure out the economics of preconditioning, right? If a 400-pound steer brings $2.91 per pound, but a 450-pound steer sells for $2.81 per pound, all you have to do is multiply that extra 50 pounds times $2.81 for $140.50, right? Wrong. Clemson Extension area livestock specialist Brian Beer says every pound of gain is not worth $2.81.

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Estimating Cattle Age With Dentition

Estimating Cattle Age With Dentition

Kathy Voth

On Pasture

Did you know that cattle don’t get all their permanent teeth until they’re 5 years old? The lower front teeth, known as incisors, come in over a period of years, 2 pair at a time, starting with the two center teeth. This means that you can tell the age of your animals by how many of the front incisors they have.

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Survey shows good support for beef checkoff

Survey shows good support for beef checkoff

Ken Anderson

Brownfield Network

Three out of four cattle and dairy producers—76 percent—continue to support the beef checkoff program. “And 81 percent of the people says the beef checkoff has helped contribute to a positive trend in beef demand,” says California cattleman Jimmy Maxey, chairman of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board.

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TPP Deal Must Work for Beef Industry

TPP Deal Must Work for Beef Industry

The Cattle Site

The Five Nations Beef Alliance (FNBA) has said a comprehensive, trade liberalising deal is “vital” and pledged to help the beef industry to “reap the maximum benefits” of future tariff cuts.

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Designing a Bud Box

Designing a Bud Box

Travis Meteer

University of Illinois

It is often said "If you can work cattle together, you can do anything together." We have all had a stressful chuteside experience, but have you investigated ways to better handle your cattle?

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