Daily Archives: August 25, 2015

Baxter Black, DVM: Team Tying

Baxter Black, DVM: Team Tying

I have watched team roping evolve. Thirty years ago it was called team tying.

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Consider tracking key performance indicators to boost cattle profits

Consider tracking key performance indicators to boost cattle profits

Beef Producer

Key performance indicators have been used in business applications for many years, but not so much in cattle operations. Stan Bevers, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist in Vernon, Texas, discussed 13 key performance indicators, also known as KPIs, at the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course in College Station.

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Zilmax Not the Culprit of “Fatigue Cattle Syndrome”

Zilmax Not the Culprit of "Fatigue Cattle Syndrome"

Oklahoma Farm Report

Two years ago at the Summer Cattle Industry Conference, there was a feedlot cattle condition that was highlighted by showing cattle suffering from extreme mobility problems, as they were delivered to a packing plant

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Take Grazing Outside the Box

Take Grazing Outside the Box

Becky Mills

Progressive Farmer

If you see a group of steers in a field of green corn, you can generally bet it is either an accident or a salvage operation for a drought-stunted crop. But not at Josh Gunn’s operation. Grazing green corn is just one way he makes use of a high-quality summer annual.

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Three-legged approach to using carcass data

Three-legged approach to using carcass data

Laura Conoway


High carcass value, high performance, peak health: Through grid marketing, carcass data and genetic selection tools, the three can work in tandem for the good of all, while keeping that seesaw in balance.

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Fenceline Weaning – Is It For You?

Fenceline Weaning – Is It For You?

Kathy Voth

On Pasture

Weaning is a stressful time for your cows and calves, and generally anytime your animals are stressed, you’ll be experiencing some kind of stress as well.  That’s why some producers are turning to fenceline weaning.

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Early harvest may improve corn-silage starch digestibility

Early harvest may improve corn-silage starch digestibility

Stacey Smart


Total starch is a common term thrown around when discussing rations, but it does not tell the whole story. The amount of rumen-degradable starch — or starch available to the rumen microbes — is a critical element in cow performance.

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Get ready for fall-calving now

Get ready for fall-calving now

Oklahoma State University

Fall-calving season is just around the corner, and that means cow-calf producers should be taking care of the cattle operation version of a “honey-do list.” Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension emeritus cattle specialist, said now is the time to get the calving kit ready and make certain the calving shed is clean, in good operating condition and ready for business.

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Ohio State Beef Cattle School Offered in October

Ohio State Beef Cattle School Offered in October

Ohio State University

Beef cattle producers who want to reduce costs while maximizing their profit potential can learn how during a Beef School Oct. 6, 13 and 20, taught by experts from Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center.

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Vomitoxin wheat use recommendations

Vomitoxin wheat use recommendations

Julie Harker

Brownfield Network

Missouri wheat growers are dealing with an unprecedented level of vomitoxin in their wheat and the University of Missouri has recommendations for using it for cover crops and animal feed because so much has been rejected by grain elevators.

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