Daily Archives: July 17, 2015

BeefTalk: Understanding Grazing Systems is Not Easy

BeefTalk: Understanding Grazing Systems is Not Easy

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

Grazing plans integrate the biology of plants and animals. Grass is the mainstay of a grazing plan, and the subsequent understanding and implementation of grazing can be overwhelming at times.

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Precondition as a marketing strategy

Precondition as a marketing strategy

Bob Larson

Angus Journal

Cattle producers who manage newly weaned feeder cattle recognize that calves castrated and dehorned, trucked, commingled with new penmates, and given a completely new diet — all near the time of weaning — are at high risk for bovine respiratory disease (BRD).

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Reproductive Strategies In Beef Cattle Conference

Reproductive Strategies In Beef Cattle Conference

Diane Nelson

University of California, Davis

The latest technologies and techniques in beef cattle reproduction will take center stage at UC Davis in August at the 2015 Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Symposium.

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When ‘I don’t agree’ becomes ‘You’re stupid’

When ‘I don’t agree’ becomes ‘You’re stupid’

Holly Spangler

Indiana Prairie Farmer

I’m a real person and so are the farmers I write about. Over time, some people seem to have forgotten that. Here’s a look at my experience and what it says about agriculture.

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Legislators review country-of-origin issue amid retaliation threat

Legislators review country-of-origin issue amid retaliation threat

Janell Thomas

Indiana Prairie Farmer

A group of panelists reviewing the U.S. country-of-origin labeling rule in front of the Senate Ag Committee on Thursday didn’t all agree on the next steps for the rule, but showed understanding that a deal must be reached to satisfy World Trade Organization requirements.

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What are the implications of declining beef cow cull rate?

What are the implications of declining beef cow cull rate?

Nevil Speer


Beef cow slaughter, measured as a percentage of the beef cow inventory, is an important determinant of the following year’s cattle inventory. With that in mind, the front half of the year generally serves as a fairly good indicator of what happens at the back end of the year – barring any major weather disruptions.

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Bull helps nab fleeing burglar

Bull helps nab fleeing burglar

Angela Bowman

Pork Network

One suspect in an Alabama burglary learned a life lesson the hard way: you better be a world-class sprinter if you’re going to try to outrun a bull.

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