Daily Archives: September 18, 2015

BeefTalk: Can Production Efficiency Offset Costs?

BeefTalk: Can Production Efficiency Offset Costs?

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

What happens when producers experience a 281 percent increase in the average price per hundredweight for calves in a 14-year period (2000 to 2014)?

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Vet’s Desk: Slow down and make a better plan

Vet’s Desk: Slow down and make a better plan

Travis McCarty

Bovine Veterinarian

"Doc, my calves I just weaned are getting sick!"

"Okay, how did you wean them?"

"We gathered the cows and calves up on Monday morning. The cows broke on us twice and ran to the back of the creek twice before we could get them gathered back up."

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Mark Parker:  The Top 10 signs you’re at a bad bull sale

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 signs you’re at a bad bull sale

FarmTalk

10. The ringman is carrying a stun gun.

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Test, Don’t Guess!

Test, Don’t Guess!

Aaron Berger

University of Nebraska

Fall is here and the weather reminds us of the changing of the seasons. This is the time of year when many producers are hauling hay home for the winter as well as pricing and purchasing hay.

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Battle Over WOTUS Continues in the Courts, NCBA Urges Producers to Contact Their Senators

Battle Over WOTUS Continues in the Courts, NCBA Urges Producers to Contact Their Senators

Oklahoma Farm Report

The Environmental Protection Agency has begun to implement the Waters of the US rule in at least 37 states. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Environmental Counsel Scott Yager said the WOTUS rule became effective on August 28, 2015.

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Herd health: Vaccinations for the cow-calf operation

Herd health: Vaccinations for the cow-calf operation

Drovers

One of the most common questions in cow/calf production is what vaccines are necessary on an annual basis to keep the herd healthy. The guidelines set forth in this article are designed to help answer that question but the details of what products to use and when to administer them are best decided by the producer and his or her veterinarian.

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Time of year to think potassium

Time of year to think potassium

Mike Rankin

Hay and Forage Grower

Labor Day has come and gone. Though most farmers focus on harvest this time of year, it’s also a time to be thinking more specifically about potassium from several forage crop fronts.

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What Does Sustainability Mean to You?

What Does Sustainability Mean to You?

Don Ashford

On Pasture

“Sustainable” and “sustainability” have become the topic of a large number of articles in livestock magazines lately. It seems that some of the writers of these pieces have taken the concept as a positive one for the production of livestock.

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Violative Residue: Five things you need to know

Violative Residue: Five things you need to know

Jill J. Dunkel

Feedlot Magazine

The USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) is charged with maintaining the safety of the nation’s meat supply. Chemical residues in meat, including antibiotics, are among many areas the agency monitors.

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The Paradox of the Roasted Vegetable Sandwich – Do We Eat What We Preach?

The Paradox of the Roasted Vegetable Sandwich – Do We Eat What We Preach?

Jude Capper

Linkedin

So here’s the question: who has been out to eat with friends, family or work colleagues, ordered what’s perceived as a virtuous (low-fat, high-fibre, gluten-free or vegetarian) meal in a restaurant, and then grabbed a Snickers bar on the way home?

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