Daily Archives: February 17, 2016

Baxter Black, DVM:  Neat and Tidy Calving

Baxter Black, DVM:  Neat and Tidy Calving

This is the time of year when cow people don’t get much sleep. If you boiled “raisin’ cattle” down to its bare bones, the whole business revolves around gettin’ a live calf on the ground.

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Communication Means Listening Too

Communication Means Listening Too

B. Lynn Gordon


Communication is becoming more and more challenging with the influx of social media in our society. Face-to-face discussions with people we work with on our farms and ranches, in our organizations or even our families continue to decline. The use of email surged and now it’s considered old school and communication in the social media world is by texting and many other new aspects keep entering our society every day.

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Test for nitrates in summer annuals

Test for nitrates in summer annuals

Rick Rasby

Angus Journal

In most parts of the United States, we enjoyed a pretty nice fall with some moisture. There were opportunities to graze dormant winter range and corn residue.

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Pay Attention to the Management of Yearling Bulls

Pay Attention to the Management of Yearling Bulls

Dr. J. R. Segers, Jason Duggin and Dr. Jennifer Tucker

Cattle TOday

When producers recognize the need for genetic improvement in their herd, a new bull(s) is usually the most obvious solution.

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Silage, baleage offer forage flexibility

Silage, baleage offer forage flexibility

Samantha Stanbery Athey


In wet years like 2015, haymaking becomes a difficult, if not impossible, endeavor. But cows must be fed regardless so many area farmers and ranchers turned to alternate options: silage and baleage.

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Dragging pastures: Are the benefits worth the cost?

Dragging pastures: Are the benefits worth the cost?

Cassidy Woolsey

Progressive Forage Grower

When it comes to dragging pastures, there isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” approach; it either works for your operational goals or it doesn’t.

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Techniques of low-stress livestock handling

Techniques of low-stress livestock handling

Whit Hibbard


To slow animals down that are going faster than we want we parallel them (rear to front or tail to head) within their pressure zone, which is the area between  the outer edge of their flight zone and the point at which we have no effect. As we pass each animal’s balance point its attention shifts to us, and it will slow down, or even stop, to let us pass on by.

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