Daily Archives: September 2, 2015

Keep an Eye on Cow Condition

Keep an Eye on Cow Condition

Jay Jenkins

University of Nebraska

Fall is one of the most important times to evaluate the condition of your cows. It gives you time to take action to ensure that your cows calve in adequate body condition.

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Supplementation of beef cattle on pasture

Supplementation of beef cattle on pasture

David Bohnert

Progressive Cattleman

Historically, the objective of supplementation programs has been to address nutrient deficiencies based on the difference between cattle nutrient requirements and nutrients provided by forage.

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Fatigued cattle syndrome: The search for solutions

Fatigued cattle syndrome: The search for solutions

Dan Frese

Bovine Veterinarian

Low-stress cattle handling is an often-discussed topic by cattle producers, veterinarians and nutritionists as well as those who purchase our beef.  It is generally accepted that handling cattle in a manner that promotes better health and performance is a good thing. 

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Fact sheet helps beef producers sort out next steps for herd growth

Fact sheet helps beef producers sort out next steps for herd growth

Beef Producer

As the beef breeding herd expands, beef demand will shift. To help beef producers understand and plan for these shifts, two Kansas State livestock researchers have released a "Beef Demand Prioritization" fact sheet.

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You can’t manage what you don’t measure in your cow herd.

You can’t manage what you don’t measure in your cow herd.

Kevin Gould

Michigan State University

All beef cow-calf operations can evaluate their cow performance with simple calculations that start with the adjusted weaning weight formula and index.

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Cattle and Bison are Better Than You At Feed Mixing

Cattle and Bison are Better Than You At Feed Mixing

Kathy Voth

On Pasture

After two decades of studying how animals choose what to eat, Fred Provenza and his colleagues at Utah State University had a whole new understanding of palatability and the ability of animals to choose the right foods.

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Newest film tells story of beef “from pasture to plate.”

Newest film tells story of beef “from pasture to plate.”

Kindra Gordon

Angus Journal

In the continuing effort to educate consumers about how their food is produced by farmers and ranchers, video clips and movie documentaries are proving to be a powerful tool to share agriculture’s message.

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Coalition wants USDA to enforce law

Coalition wants USDA to enforce law

Morning Ag Clips

Today, the national nonprofits the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Compassion Over Killing, Farm Forward, Farm Sanctuary, Mercy for Animals, and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals submitted a 38-page petition for rulemaking to the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), calling on the Agency to properly enforce the Humane Methods of Livestock Slaughter Act (HMSA).

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In A Remote Part Of Washington, A Scramble To Save Cattle From Flames

In A Remote Part Of Washington, A Scramble To Save Cattle From Flames

NPR

More than 1,000 square miles of wildfires are burning in Washington state. In the remote Okanogan Valley in the north-central part of the state, many cattle ranchers are scrambling to save their herds.

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Beef industry at ‘critical crossroads’

Beef industry at ‘critical crossroads’

Ken Anderson

Brownfield Network

The U.S. beef industry is at a critical crossroads. So says Glynn Tonsor, a livestock economist at Kansas State University. “We’ve had abnormally high cattle prices the last several years, and the core reasons for that are both tight supplies and strong beef demand,” Tonsor says.

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