Daily Archives: September 22, 2015

Baxter Black, DVM: The Fall Run

Baxter Black, DVM: The Fall Run

I was ridin’ pens for Horton in the fall of ‘91.

   It was early October and the run had just begun.

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Did You Know Your Herd Has Its Own Culture? Yep – And That’s Why They Eat What They Eat!

Did You Know Your Herd Has Its Own Culture? Yep – And That’s Why They Eat What They Eat!

Kathy Voth

On Pasture

Your livestock can eat a lot more of what’s in your pasture than you might think. The only thing that holds them back is their “culture” or what they’ve learned from their mom and herd mates. Here’s the background and what you can do to make a difference

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Is Sexed Semen Worth the Extra Expense?

Is Sexed Semen Worth the Extra Expense?

Boyd Kidwell

Progressive Farmer

As beef cattle producers move into the expansion phase, interest in artificial insemination (AI) with sexed semen is increasing. Many ranchers want to see if sexed semen is a profitable way of developing additional high-value replacement heifers.

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Food Safety and Product Quality Key Drivers of Demand for U.S. Beef

Food Safety and Product Quality Key Drivers of Demand for U.S. Beef

Oklahoma Farm Report

A new report by Kansas State University establishes priorities to increase demand for U.S. beef. The study was co-authored by Kansas State University Livestock Market Economist Glynn Tonsor and Center for Risk Management Director Ted Schroeder.

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Federal council forms to tackle antibiotic resistance

Federal council forms to tackle antibiotic resistance

Beef Producer

Representatives are from agriculture, human health and industry; USDA, DoD and HHS are represented agencies

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New body conditioning fact sheet now available

New body conditioning fact sheet now available

Bill Halfman

Drovers

Fall around weaning time is a good time to body condition score your cows to help determine which cows are culled, and possibly sort them in to groups to better manage their nutritional needs over the late fall and winter months.

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AHA to Launch New Ad Campaign

AHA to Launch New Ad Campaign

Hereford World

A new American Hereford  Association (AHA) ad campaign will launch this fall. The campaign will include three ads focused on how Herefords are accountable, predictable, profitable and sustainable.

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Weaning is a powerful management tool

Weaning is a powerful management tool

Rick Rasby

Angus Journal

Reproductive performance is a critical key for profit potential for the cow-calf enterprise. Body condition score (BCS) at calving, at least for spring-calving cows, affects how quickly a beef cow resumes estrous cycles after calving and when she gets pregnant during the next breeding season.

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Oct. 23 Cow Country Congress set for the Maysel Ranch in Fairfield

Oct. 23 Cow Country Congress set for the Maysel Ranch in Fairfield

The Eagle

Area beef producers will learn how to prepare cattle for feedlots and hear the latest in feral hog management at the Cow Country Congress 2015, scheduled Oct. 23 at Maysel Ranch near Fairfield. The ranch is located east of Fairfield off Texas 84. Turn south on County Road 441 and continue for 3.3 miles. The ranch is on the right.

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Oklahoma Man Arrested for Two Felony Embezzlement of Cattle Charges

Oklahoma Man Arrested for Two Felony Embezzlement of Cattle Charges

AgWeb

A Stillwater, Okla. man, who owns Perkins Livestock Sales, was arrested Tuesday and charged with two felony charges of embezzlement of livestock. Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association(TSCRA) Special Rangers Brett Wellden and Bart Perrier led the investigation.

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