Daily Archives: December 2, 2015

OSU’s Beef 509 workshop focuses on creating greater value for consumers

OSU’s Beef 509 workshop focuses on creating greater value for consumers

Tracy Turner

Ag Answers

“The average livestock producer rarely follows the animals through harvest to the finished product,” said John Grimes, beef coordinator for Ohio State University Extension and a member of the OSU Extension Beef Team.

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Cattle Q&A with Allen Moczygemba

Cattle Q&A with Allen Moczygemba

Progressive Cattleman

The American Angus Association announced on Oct. 30 that Allen Moczygemba will be its new president and CEO, effective Dec. 1, 2015. He will be the CEO for AAA and its subsidiaries: Angus Productions Inc., Certified Angus Beef LLC, Angus Genetics Inc. and the Angus Foundation.

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Producer Perspective on Reproductive Technologies

Producer Perspective on Reproductive Technologies

Kasey Brown

Range Beef Cow Symposium

The Blairs first started using timed artificial insemination (TAI) in the early 2000s. After trial and error, they settled into using the 14-day CIDR® protocol for heifers because it tightens up the second cycle and results in a 70%-75% conception rate in 28 days. For heifers, he said, they use Kamar heat detection patches.

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Is she good for another year?

Is she good for another year?

Glenn Selk

Feedlot Magazine

At cow culling time, producers often face some tough decisions.  Optimum culling of the herd seems to require a sharp crystal ball that could see into the future.  Will she keep enough body condition through the winter to rebreed next year?  How old is the cow?  Is her mouth sound so that she can harvest forage and be nutritionally strong enough to reproduce and raise a big calf?

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Growing More Grass with Intensive Grazing

Growing More Grass with Intensive Grazing

Heather Smith Thomas

Through rest and rotation, Kansas cattleman increases ranch carrying capacity fourfold. Kent Powell and wife Linda raise registered-Angus cattle on their ranch near Kalvesta, Kan. — a ranch that has been in Kent’s family since his great-grandfather started farming there in 1887.

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Mark Parker:  The Top 10 signs it’s deer season in these parts:

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 signs it’s deer season in these parts:

FarmTalk

10. Give him another couple days and your dog will have dragged enough body parts into the yard to assemble a complete skeleton.

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Mob Grazing on 2700 Acres in North Dakota

Mob Grazing on 2700 Acres in North Dakota

Kathy Voth

On Pasture

Like many of you, Jay and Krista Reiser asked that question as they consider the North Dakota ranch they hoped to take over. They thought that mob grazing had the potential to help them solve two problems. First, their financial adviser had shown them that if they continued managing the ranch as it had been, they’d see a negative cash flow of $38,000 a year.

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