Daily Archives: July 22, 2015

New Beef Industry Long Range Plan Establishes Roadmap for 2016-2020

New Beef Industry Long Range Plan Establishes Roadmap for 2016-2020

Tri State Livestock News

During the 2015 Cattle Industry Summer Conference in Denver this week, 16 beef industry leaders representing every link in the beef value chain presented a plan for meeting aggressive goals to strengthen the beef industry from 2016-2020.

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In the digital age, misinformation about agriculture can spread faster than wildfire.

In the digital age, misinformation about agriculture can spread faster than wildfire.

Bridget Beran

Hereford World

While scare tactics from animal rights organizations and food chains often dominate the misinformation being spread, Moore says it’s important to know what’s being said about the agriculture industry because of the chain reaction that often follows sensational videos and articles.

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Greenley Research Center hosts 38th Annual Field Day

Greenley Research Center hosts 38th Annual Field Day

A Steak in Genomics

Miranda Wilson, from the Decker Computational Genomics Group, will be presenting at the 38th Annual Field Day at the University of Missouri Greenley Research Center Tuesday August 4th from 8am to 12pm. She will be discussing "EPDs and Indexes: What You Need To Know"

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Make Weaning About the Cow

Make Weaning About the Cow

Victoria G. Myers

Progressive Farmer

Ask most cattle producers about weaning programs, and you’ll get a number. Usually, it’s the age of the calves when they wean them; sometimes, it’s a weight range. But weaning decisions, Ron Gill says, should be about the cow.

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How to maximize value during corn silage drydown

How to maximize value during corn silage drydown

Matt Laubach

Progressive Forage Grower

There’s a magic moment during the harvest window when the corn plant dries to a perfect level: The starch content is high, and the crop’s yield potential is at its peak.

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Wet baleage raises botulism risk

Wet baleage raises botulism risk

Hay And Forage Grower

With the wet conditions and challenges in making dry hay this year, there’s been a lot of discussion and ink dedicated to making baleage. Round and square bale silage certainly has become as common as traditional silos for storing high-moisture forages.

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Move shifts more than 1 million acres to federal jurisdiction.

Move shifts more than 1 million acres to federal jurisdiction.

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

President Obama designated three more national monuments under the Antiquities Act. The Berryessa Snow Mountain in California, Waco Mammoth in Texas, and Basin and Range in Nevada together add more than 1 million acres to federal jurisdiction. With these designations, Obama will have used the Antiquities Act to establish or expand 19 national monuments, putting more than 260 million total acres of land and water under restrictive management during his presidency.

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Common factors that affect dressing percentage of beef carcasses

Common factors that affect dressing percentage of beef carcasses

Bill Halfman

Drovers

During the past few months I have had a number of discussions with folks on dressing percentage of cattle and how come theirs were less than the numbers we typically use or expect to see.  Most of these questions were from people who direct market some of their animals and sell on hanging carcass weights. These questions have been asked enough that a review of this topic is likely helpful to others.

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Rectal palpation versus ultrasound for pregnant cows

Rectal palpation versus ultrasound for pregnant cows

Roy Lewis

Manitoba Cooperator

Both rectal palpation and ultrasounding for pregnancy have advantages depending on their intended application, and both require a skilled veterinarian performing the pregnancy exam to get accurate results.

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Detecting disease in beef cattle using ear tag units

Detecting disease in beef cattle using ear tag units

EurekAlert

"We know that rumination and feeding patterns change in diseased animals long before they visually show clinical signs," said Dr. Karin Orsel, Associate Professor at the University of Calgary.

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