Daily Archives: November 30, 2015

Increasing Percent of Cows Bred in First 30 Days Improves the Bottom Line

Increasing Percent of Cows Bred in First 30 Days Improves the Bottom Line

Kindra Gordon

2015 Range Beef Cow Symposium

 “Pregnancy has a four times greater economic impact than any other production trait in a cow herd, yet how many producers select for pregnancy first?” That was the question Cliff Lamb posed to attendees at the 24th Range Beef Cow Symposium on Tuesday, Nov. 17. Lamb, who is with the North Florida Research & Education Center, shared findings from research with the Center’s cow herd when an emphasis was placed on selecting for pregnancy.

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Partial-Confinement Systems for Cows

Partial-Confinement Systems for Cows

Troy Smith

Range Beef Cow Symposium

Why would cow folk accustomed to maintaining their breeding herds on range and pasture consider keeping cows in confinement? According to University of Nebraska Cow-Calf and Range Specialist Karla Jenkins, drought may be the reason. It might be because conversion to crop production or other uses has limited the availability of grazing land. It could be because pasture rents have become expensive.

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Fall Calving: Who has a Marketing Plan?

Fall Calving: Who has a Marketing Plan?

Dr. Andrew Griffith

University of Tennessee

The fall calving season is in full swing and many fall calving herds will be wrapping up the calving season by the end of November. For many producers, their thoughts rest on winter feeding and trying to keep cattle healthy.

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Rental Agreements for Cover Crop Grazing

Rental Agreements for Cover Crop Grazing

Beef Today

Jay Parsons and Mary Drewnoski

Cover crops are becoming increasing popular throughout Nebraska and the surrounding region. As their name implies, cover crops cover the ground helping prevent soil erosion outside of the growing season for the primary crop.

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Bob Larson

Angus Journal

Cattle are an amazing animal species for many reasons. One of the most important reasons is because they can thrive when fed a wide variety of diets and feedstuffs.

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Sale Barn Calves Success Tips

Sale Barn Calves Success Tips

Don Ashford

On Pasture

Are you afraid to buy calves at the sale barn? Don’t be. Don shares how you can buy them and bring them up right to end up with a profit.

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Where’s the beef? Trucker steals 40,000 pounds of meat

Where’s the beef? Trucker steals 40,000 pounds of meat


Where’s the beef? That’s what authorities would like to know after someone stole 40,000 pounds of it from a meat plant in central Pennsylvania. State police say it happened Nov. 21 at Nicholas Meat near Loganton. According to troopers, a trucker loaded $110,000 worth of meat into a trailer during a scheduled pickup and drove off. He was supposed to deliver it by Monday to a company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin — but never showed up.

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Montana Ranchers on Canadian Border Watch

Montana Ranchers on Canadian Border Watch

Judi Mcleod

Canada Free Press

The rhetoric of politicians like Barack Obama and Justin Trudeau are cold comfort to the the roughly 100 ranchers who span Montana’s border with Canada.

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Open Season Is Seen in Gene Editing of Animals

Open Season Is Seen in Gene Editing of Animals

Amy Harmon

New York Times

Other than the few small luxuries afforded them, like private access to a large patch of grass, there was nothing to mark the two hornless dairy calves born last spring at a breeding facility here as early specimens in a new era of humanity’s dominion over nature.

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Missouri Cattle Industry Convention to provide timely information

Missouri Cattle Industry Convention to provide timely information


Missouri Cattlemen’s Association (MCA) Vice President Butch Meier said the 48th Annual Missouri Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show will feature industry experts that will focus on timely information valuable to anyone in the beef cattle business. The event will be held Jan. 8-10, 2016, at the Tan-Tar-A resort in Osage Beach, Mo. Meier, who raises cattle near Jackson, Mo., said the three-day event is expected to attract cattle producers from all regions of the state.

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