Daily Archives: October 21, 2015

Steer Clear Of Foot Rot

Steer Clear Of Foot Rot

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

Foot rot in cattle can result from a long drought, followed by wet conditions

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Alternative feeds to consider in 2015-2016

Alternative feeds to consider in 2015-2016

Alfredo Dicostanzo

Farm and Ranch Guide

Summer and harvest year 2015 will be remembered as unusually good for forage and grain harvest. Abundant forage supplies were noted almost immediately. Most recent hay auction results indicate that most grass and legume-grass hay continues to sell for under $80/ton for beef cattle applications. Many hay lots with relative feed value between 110 and 120 sold for $30 to $60/ton. These prices favorably support diet formulations for cows and backgrounding calves.

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Mark Parker:  The Top 10 phrases farmers hate to hear

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 phrases farmers hate to hear

FarmTalk

10. Market report: ‘dropped the limit.’

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Certified Angus Beef Brand Achieves Record Sales for 9th Consecutive Year

Certified Angus Beef Brand Achieves Record Sales for 9th Consecutive Year

Certified Angus Beef LLC reported record sales of its signature Certified Angus Beef® brand for the ninth consecutive year, marketing 896 million pounds of product in fiscal 2015, ending Sept. 30. It’s also the 11th straight time the brand’s network of more than 17,500 licensed partners achieved year-over-year growth. The 1.6 percent increase represented an additional 14 million pounds of product.

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Vaccinating Cattle Safely

Vaccinating Cattle Safely

Heather Smith Thomas

Hereford World

Most beef herds are vaccinated at least once a year, and many go through the chute twice or more annually. It is important to make sure these cattle-working tasks are accomplished smoothly and safely, for safety of the crew doing the job and optimum health of the cattle being worked.

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The consistency of your cow herd’s manure will provide clues to protein deficiencies

The consistency of your cow herd’s manure will provide clues to protein deficiencies

Gary Digiuseppe

The Cattleman

There are 2 periods during the year when cattle producers typically have to tackle the effects of declining pasture. Texas AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist Dr. Jason Banta, a Texas A&M associate professor of animal science based at the Research and Extension Center at Overton, says the start of decline should be assessed each year, although it generally begins during the latter part of the summer.

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Important factors to keep in mind when culling beef herd

Important factors to keep in mind when culling beef herd

High Plains Journal

Culling your beef herd is not an easy task. Every producer is guilty of “let’s give her one more year," especially in years when forage and hay is abundant.

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