Daily Archives: January 7, 2016

Oregon standoff: Who’s really getting hurt by federal grazing laws?

Oregon standoff: Who’s really getting hurt by federal grazing laws?

Los Angeles Times

Few locals agree with the methods used by the armed activists who rolled into Burns, Ore., over the weekend and took over the headquarters of the sprawling Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. But they share some of the same frustrations with the federal agencies that manage about half the state’s land.

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Safety in Working and Handling Livestock

Safety in Working and Handling Livestock

Rory Lewandowski

The Ohio State University

During the holiday season it can be easy to think about holiday plans and preparations and lose some focus when working with livestock, or perhaps you will have some non-farm family members or friends visiting and “helping” with livestock chores.

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Pennsylvania farmer recognizes own stolen cows at auction

Pennsylvania farmer recognizes own stolen cows at auction

The Morning Call

Police say a farmer working at a southwestern Pennsylvania livestock option recognized his own stolen cows, leading to the arrest of a suspect.

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Setting Up Fencing and Water for Mob Grazing on 2700 Acres

Setting Up Fencing and Water for Mob Grazing on 2700 Acres

Kathy Voth

On Pasture

The first thing most folks think of when considering mob or management-intensive grazing on a large landscape is all the work involved in fencing and watering the cattle. It’s a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. In fact, with a little planning, the right equipment and some ingenuity, the Reisers demonstrated that it is possible.

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Give Hay the Boot

Give Hay the Boot

Becky Mills

Angus Beef Bulletin

One of the happiest days of Bass Hyatt’s cattle career came from a divorce. Most assuredly not from Sandra, his wife and partner of 45 years, but from his hay operation. “I don’t have to start up the tractors in the winter. I don’t have to make hay. I got rid of the hay equipment, and we don’t have the maintenance or fuel costs to run it,” Hyatt gloats.

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Heart of America Grazing Conference

Heart of America Grazing Conference

Midwestern forage and livestock producers can get the latest research-based information at the Heart of America Grazing Conference. Hosted by the Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council and the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, the conference begins the afternoon of Jan. 25 and goes through the afternoon of Jan. 26 at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Lexington. One- and two-day registrations are available.

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Where’s the (grass-fed) beef?

Where’s the (grass-fed) beef?

Will Broaddus

Salem News

“Our White Parks never have an ounce of grain in their life,” Ward said. “The cows give birth to their calves in the field. They nurse off the mother and then move to grass.”

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Blizzard Kills an Estimated 12,000 Beef Cattle, Another 40,000 Missing

Blizzard Kills an Estimated 12,000 Beef Cattle, Another 40,000 Missing


Winter storm Goliath left a wave of dead and stray beef cattle in its wake as the blizzard pushed across the Panhandle region of Texas last week.

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Cattlemen’s College heads to San Diego in January

Cattlemen’s College heads to San Diego in January

Progressive Cattleman

The 23rd annual Cattlemen’s College will be held as part of the 2016 National Cattlemen’s Beef Association convention and trade show in San Diego, California. The college takes place Jan. 26-27 and includes a full schedule of stimulating and thought-provoking sessions that can help generate high returns for your operation.

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Answers for Anaplasmosis

Answers for Anaplasmosis

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

. . . Anaplasmosis, is a common disease in many parts of the country, especially the Gulf Coast. And it seems to be expanding. This is caused by a small blood parasite that can destroy red blood cells, causing anemia and, in time, death. It’s transmitted by biting insects, especially ticks and horseflies. Humans can spread the disease through the use of contaminated needles and instruments used for castration or dehorning.

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