Monthly Archives: January 2016

Twin births in beef cattle: Double your pleasure?

Twin births in beef cattle: Double your pleasure?

Dr. Carl Dahlen

Minnesota Farm Guide

Twin births occur in <1 to 7 percent of cattle depending on breed and genetics. Though fairly rare, it helps to prepare for the possibility of twin births prior to calving season.

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Creating Uniformity in a Diverse Industry

Creating Uniformity in a Diverse Industry

Craig A. Morris


During its 100 years of serving the livestock industry, USDA Market News – part of USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) – has prided itself in creating transparency and clarity in the marketplace by allowing all industry stakeholders to have the same information about the market at the same time.  The entire agricultural supply chain relies on USDA Market News for timely, unbiased data. 

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Improving Adaptability

Improving Adaptability

Steve Suther

Angus Genetics Inc. Genetic Service Director Tonya Amen moderated the animal scientist panel of Megan Rolf, Oklahoma State University; Jared Decker, University of Missouri; and Mark Enns, Colorado State University (CSU). Their topic, “Matching Angus Genetics to Your Environment,” was part of Angus University’s 21st Century Cattle Production track.

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Is “Fat” a Four-letter Word?

Is “Fat” a Four-letter Word?

Dr. Roy Burris

Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter

Is fat a bad word? Not necessarily. Simply put, fat is just the body’s storage form of energy. If an animal consumes more energy than it uses, the excess calories will be stored as fat – money in the bank to be used in an energy shortage (think cows calving in late winter). Fat also imparts flavor to food (like a T-bone steak) but it also adds calories. So managing fat can be a delicate issue in the cattle business.

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Genomics: A Gateway Technology to Cattle Herd Management in the Future

Genomics: A Gateway Technology to Cattle Herd Management in the Future

Oklahoma Farm Report

DNA technology is really helping advance the cattle industry rapidly and it’s really a new phenomenon. Dr. Michael Bishop of Illumina said the establishment of genomics started just a few years ago.

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Biggest mistake among ag wome

Biggest mistake among ag women

Katie Hancock


Women have an important role in agriculture. Yes, many of us are farm wives. But we are also farmers, landowners, teachers and advocates. The biggest mistake among many women is surrendering to the fear of getting involved in a male-dominated world.

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The Top 10 signs spring planting can’t be too far off:

The Top 10 signs spring planting can’t be too far off:


Posted: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 9:54 am

10. The over-achiever down the road has his planter power-washed, calibrated, hooked-up and pointed toward the first field.

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