Daily Archives: January 12, 2016

Baxter Black, DVM: Pleasant Valley

Baxter Black, DVM:  Pleasant Valley

Once upon a time there was a beautiful little valley called Pleasant Valley.

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Exhibitors commemorate Farm Show’s 100th year

Exhibitors commemorate Farm Show’s 100th year

Merriell Moyer

Lebanon Daily News

The Pennsylvania Farm Show is celebrating its 100th year and has asked commercial exhibitors at this year’s show to do something special to help them commemorate the anniversary. Emily Summey, owner of Stockyard Style, put together a display featuring a variety of ribbons and plaques she won at various agricultural events including several from the Farm Show.

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R-CALF seeks investigation into cattle price collapse

R-CALF seeks investigation into cattle price collapse

Ken Anderson

Brownfield Network

Cattlemen’s organization R-CALF USA is asking the U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Committee to investigate the collapse of cattle prices in 2015. One of the things they want to know, says R-CALF CEO Bill Bullard, is whether the major meatpackers manipulated the cash cattle market.

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Shifts in cattle feeding: Expanded herds here to stay in Midwest feedlots

Shifts in cattle feeding: Expanded herds here to stay in Midwest feedlots

Jeff DeYoung

Iowa Farmer Today

Years of drought in the Southern Plains brought feeder cattle north to the Midwest, and while green grass has returned to Texas and Oklahoma, some of those cattle are here to stay. Since about 2007, cattle on feed numbers have dropped substantially in those states as drought-ravaged pastures forced cow/calf producers to liquidate herds.

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Concerns Over Copper Deficiency

Concerns Over Copper Deficiency

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

True copper deficiency is most common in growing animals. A change in coat color is the sign of copper deficiency that most people point to, because it’s easy to see. But real copper deficiency can cause what I call “pocketbook changes.”

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Create Management Calendar for New Year

Create Management Calendar for New Year

Stephen B. Blezinger, PhD, PAS

Cattle Today

As we wind down 2015 and get ready for 2016 it’s always interesting to pull out the crystal ball and take a look at the coming year. We can all agree on one thing, the cattle markets have likely been the topic of many/most coffee shop discussions during 2015.

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3 Meat-Marketing Claims Explained

3 Meat-Marketing Claims Explained

Annie Carlson

Find Our Common Ground

With so many product claims in the marketplace, it can be confusing to understand the differences well enough to make informed decisions about what to feed your family. Here are explanations of a few of the certifications and marketing claim standards from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that my farm could apply for

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Wolf drains farm funds, Cooperative Extension

Wolf drains farm funds, Cooperative Extension

John Finnerty

The Daily Item

Collateral damage from the state’s budget standoff is no longer focused at social welfare groups. Wielding his line-item veto, Gov. Tom Wolf has now taken aim at agriculture programs, including the Cooperative Extension Service, held dear to many Republican lawmakers who have thrown roadblocks to a budget deal.

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Deadly weather causes heavy herd loss across Southwest

Deadly weather causes heavy herd loss across Southwest

Logan Hawkes

Southwest Farm Press

Ranchers and dairy farmers in the Texas Panhandle and across eastern New Mexico continue to count their losses from tragic winter storm Goliath that caused the deaths of thousands of cows over the opening days of the New Year.

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Marketing and Regulations Headline 2016 Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference

Marketing and Regulations Headline 2016 Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference

Iowa Beef Center

The premier educational event in Iowa for cow-calf producers is offering a comprehensive package of information to attendees this month. The popular Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference has provided timely, accurate and important information to the state’s beef cattle industry for more than 40 years.

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