Daily Archives: October 23, 2015

BeefTalk: Now is the Time to Save Feed Costs

BeefTalk: Now is the Time to Save Feed Costs

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

Now is the time to make the necessary adjustments for the future of your cowherd. The cow is slowing down. The cow is not challenged by cold or heat; the cow is living in a rather neutral environment. Let’s say the cow has some time off. This is what makes a cow happy.

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Meat of the matter: Collegiate credulity

Meat of the matter: Collegiate credulity

Dan Murphy


Don’t misjudge the extent to which young people align with anti-industry activists on the basis of low turnout at protest events. Only a few may be marching, but many more are believing. To a certain degree, one expects college students to embrace causes that later on in life seem, shall we say, a bit extreme. That’s what college is for.

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Livestock Rollover Accidents: The Veterinarian’s Role

Livestock Rollover Accidents: The Veterinarian’s Role

J. K. Shearer DVM, MS

Iowa State University

Annually more than 50,000,000 head of domestic and imported cattle and calves are transported on US highways and roads. This amounts to approximately 400,000 head of livestock on the road at any given time in the United States.

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Gelbvieh Association to host symposium for commercial cattlemen

Gelbvieh Association to host symposium for commercial cattlemen

Tri State Livestock News

The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) is hosting a commercially focused educational symposium, titled “Cattlemen’s Profit Roundup” on Saturday, December 12, 2015 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Embassy Suites Kansas City-International Airport in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Prevent accidents when working cattle

Prevent accidents when working cattle

Indiana Prairie Farmer

Most cattle herds are gathered at least once a year for branding, vaccinating, pregnancy testing, weaning and other management tasks. This can be a safe or dangerous chore depending on several factors. Shannon Williams, Lemhi County Extension Educator, University of Idaho, says it’s important to make sure corrals and facilities are in good repair and working properly.

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BRD in pre-weaned calves

BRD in pre-weaned calves

John Maday

Bovine Veterinarian

While we generally think of bovine respiratory disease (BRD) as a problem associated with shipped stocker and feeder calves, about 20 percent of ranches experience some incidence BRD in pre-weaned calves on their home pastures.

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Angus Blood Gets a Dose of Heterosis

Angus Blood Gets a Dose of Heterosis

Boyd Kidwell

Progressive Farmer

Ten years ago, Franklin Lindsay purchased purebred Angus heifers for replacements. At that time, Certified Angus Beef (CAB) was all the rage and black-hided cattle ruled the roost in feeder-calf markets.

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Making the decisions that come with fall weaning

Making the decisions that come with fall weaning

Farm and Ranch Guide

As summer turned to autumn, you faced familiar questions. Do I market calves at weaning or precondition them? Which heifers should I keep? Record prices made answers a bit easier last year, but with those on the decline you may want to consider alternatives.

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Cattle Grazing Can Help Prevent Wildfires

Cattle Grazing Can Help Prevent Wildfires


Farmers and ranchers have been raising cattle on rangelands for more than 200 years. Rangelands provide ranchers with access to nutritional forage for livestock, preserving the integrity of the Western livestock raising heritage. Additionally, livestock grazing can be used as a tool to lower wildfire risk by reducing the amount, height and distribution of grasses and forage that fuels wildfire.

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Cattle rustling U.S.A., where ‘Rawhide’ meets ‘Breaking Bad’

Cattle rustling U.S.A., where ‘Rawhide’ meets ‘Breaking Bad’

Jon Herskovitz


Cattle rustling, a crime associated with the Wild West, is on the rebound in the heart of the U.S. cattle industry, driven largely by ranch hands stealing livestock to get money to feed their drug habits.

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