Daily Archives: August 17, 2015

40 Ways Cattle Ranchers and Farmers Help the Environment

40 Ways Cattle Ranchers and Farmers Help the Environment

Explore Beef

The cattle farmer and rancher commitment to the environment goes beyond just lip service. Here are 40 ways raising beef is greener than you think…

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Being a good neighbor from a cattle health standpoint

Being a good neighbor from a cattle health standpoint

Bob Larson

Angus Journal

Being a good neighbor and having good neighbors are important considerations when planning your overall herd health strategy.

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Make Good Stocking Decisions During Dry Spells and Drought

Make Good Stocking Decisions During Dry Spells and Drought

Kathy Voth

Cattle Today

Imagine it’s the end of June and it hasn’t rained in awhile. Your region is well below the average annual rainfall and it’s hard to say when the skies might open and give your pasture a little relief.

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Spring Annuals Planted in the Middle of the Summer can be Excellent Fall Forage

Spring Annuals Planted in the Middle of the Summer can be Excellent Fall Forage

Aaron Berger

University of Nebraska

The good spring and early summer moisture we have received in Nebraska along with continued strong forage prices for grazing is encouraging producers to consider what annual forages could be planted into prevent plant acres or wheat stubble to produce fall forage.

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Turn Around Trouble on New Stockers

Turn Around Trouble on New Stockers

Becky Mills

Progressive Farmer

Pasture-based stockers like Keith Glover may be at the mercy of weather, but most will admit the No. 1 production headache they have year in and year out is health care.

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Animal welfare policies: Coming soon and here to stay

Animal welfare policies: Coming soon and here to stay

David Cooper

Progressive Cattleman

n the past year, the number of companies crafting new policies to embrace animal welfare concerns has steadily climbed. And that trend is only going to grow stronger, if for no other reason than the need for products and restaurants to keep up with their competition.

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Researchers test ear tags for tracking rumination, sickness in beef cattle

Researchers test ear tags for tracking rumination, sickness in beef cattle

Beef Producer

Accelerometers – tiny devices that can measure acceleration – have been used on dairy animals to measure feed intake, detect heat and notably, identify sickness. The study, "Technical note: Accuracy of an ear tag-attached accelerometer to monitor rumination and feeding behavior in feedlot behavior," can be found in June’s issue of the Journal of Animal Science.

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Planes to cows; a journey

Planes to cows; a journey

Agri View

Sometimes military service at a young age profoundly impacts the rest of a person’s life. That would be the story of Missourian Roger Edwards, a Navy veteran and cattle farmer. When the farm boy graduated from high school in Hartville, Missouri, in the late 1960s, he had a decision to make. The Vietnam War was in full swing, including the “draft” – the selective service board.

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Tips to help cattle cope with summertime heat stress

Tips to help cattle cope with summertime heat stress

Peter Vitti

Canadian Cattlemen

I always feel sorry for beef cattle in an open field that cannot escape the hot summer sun. The other day I was driving a pasture with about 30 Black Angus cows and spring calves. Not a tree or waterer in sight.

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23 Things Most Livestock Showman Have Done At Least Once

23 Things Most Livestock Showman Have Done At Least Once

Rachel Cutrer

Ranch House Designs

If you’ve ever shown livestock of any species, chances are you have done these things at least once in your life!

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Tyson closes Denison, Iowa, beef plant

Tyson closes Denison, Iowa, beef plant

Meat Poultry

When Tyson Foods Inc. announced the expansion of its beef-processing facility in Dakota City, Neb., in 2012, there were plenty of reasons to believe the company’s aging beef plant in Denison, Iowa, would close shortly thereafter.

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