Daily Archives: January 14, 2016

3 key performance indicator targets for beef cow-calf operations

3 key performance indicator targets for beef cow-calf operations

Stan Bevers

Progressive Cattleman

As expansion of the national beef herd accelerates and leads to lower prices, it is an excellent opportunity to review financial performance numbers that ranches should try to attain.

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Evaluating marketing options for your cattle

Evaluating marketing options for your cattle

Blair Fannin

SouthernLivestock.com

From traditional livestock auctions to online sources, cattle producers have a variety of options to choose from when marketing cattle, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service beef cattle specialist.

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Magnesium and the Rumen: What you need to know to prevent grass tetany

Magnesium and the Rumen: What you need to know to prevent grass tetany

Beef Producer

As we enter into winter and spring, many will start high magnesium supplementation to help prevent winter tetany and grass tetany. We’ve all heard over and over that cattle need extra magnesium to prevent tetany. But have you ever wondered why?

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NCBA Supports House Vote of Disapproval of WOTUS, But Pushback Must Continue

NCBA Supports House Vote of Disapproval of WOTUS, But Pushback Must Continue

Oklahoma Farm Report

Another attempt to stop the Waters of the U.S. rule has taken place in the House. The House voted and passed S.J. Res. 22, a resolution to disapprove the Waters of the United States rule. The Senate passed a similar measure in November by a vote of 53-44.

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Mark Parker:  The Top 10 selling points for your old truck:

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 selling points for your old truck:

10. From-the-cab transmission access.

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Creating more fuel efficient cattle

Creating more fuel efficient cattle

Dave Mathieson

Truro Daily News

Just as automobile engineers and drivers look for ways to make their automobiles more fuel-efficient, so do biologists and ranchers with their cattle.

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Livestock Economist Steve Meyer Says Cattlemen Need to Adjust to Changing Times for Cattle Prices

Livestock Economist Steve Meyer Says Cattlemen Need to Adjust to Changing Times for Cattle Prices

Oklahoma Farm Report

The latest U.S. beef and pork exports as of November 2015 showed demand momentum. Pork exports were picking up the pace and beef exports also showed some signs of life. November exports of U.S. pork were up eight percent from a year ago. That was the largest volume since May. The export value was still down 13 percent from a year, but up slightly from October.

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Commit Time to Work on the Business this Year

Commit Time to Work on the Business this Year

Aaron Berger

University of Nebraska

January has arrived. Traditionally this is the time of year when people reflect on the year past and also think about changes that could be made in the New Year to move them toward their goals. As you make plans for this year, decide now to schedule time that will be spent working on the business in the year ahead.

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How Long Does It Take to Feed 400 Cows in the Winter?

How Long Does It Take to Feed 400 Cows in the Winter?

Jim Gerrish

On Pasture

Using a well designed grazing cell & the right portable fence tools, I can generally feed the herd in about 25-30 minutes even with the ground frozen. No expensive machinery, No diesel fuel, No engines to start.

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Protect animals from winter’s extremes

Protect animals from winter’s extremes

AgriView

Animals burn extra calories to keep warm in severe cold. Nutrient requirements generally increase about 1 percent for every degree the temperature falls below 20 degrees F.

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