Daily Archives: February 22, 2016

Mark Parker:   The Top 10 things city folks should understand about cattlemen pulling stock trailers

Mark Parker:   The Top 10 things city folks should understand about cattlemen pulling stock trailers

10. Fully functional trailer lights are really more of a goal than a hard-and-fast rule.

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How do we revamp our operation to be more efficient?

How do we revamp our operation to be more efficient?

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

The foundation of every good cattle operation starts with three fundamental things. First, you need good working facilities; next, a controlled calving season; and finally, a good recordkeeping system. All of these work together to create an efficient, well-organized business.

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Feedyard Accidents and the Risks to Your Bottom Line

Feedyard Accidents and the Risks to Your Bottom Line

Don Tyler

Feedlot Magazine

Let’s face it. Common sense isn’t so common anymore. We used to hire kids off the farm who would clock in on day one already knowing how to run equipment, work cattle and stay out of the way when things got dicey. Now, we have to teach them everything under the sun and pray they can figure out the rest.

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Mob-Grazing on Large Landscapes – What You Might Expe

Mob-Grazing on Large Landscapes – What You Might Expect

Kathy Voth

On Pasture

Jay and Krista Reiser were considering taking over a 2700 acre North Dakota ranch they knew they were facing some problems. First, their financial adviser told them to expect a $38,000 annual loss if they continued to operate the ranch as it had always been run.

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President Obama Uses Antiquities Act to Lock off Additional 1.8 Million Acres

President Obama Uses Antiquities Act to Lock off Additional 1.8 Million Acres

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For the 22nd time in his Administration, President Obama has improperly leveraged the Antiquities Act of 1906 to lock up millions of acres of the American West.

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California survey provides insight into cattle abortions

California survey provides insight into cattle abortions

John Campbell

The Western Producer

An abortion outbreak in a cow herd can be one of the most frustrating issues that veterinarians and cattle producers can experience. Little can be done to change the situation, and it is often difficult to diagnose what is causing the problem to prevent it from occurring in the future.

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Can We Get More Cows Bred?

Can We Get More Cows Bred?

Kindra Gordon

Angus Journal

Cattlemen understand that getting more cows bred means the opportunity to produce more calves, which in turn equates to more beef to sell. While increasing the economic return to the rancher, it also plays an important role in increasing domestic and global beef supplies.

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The challenges of calving time (From Herald Scotland)

The challenges of calving time (From Herald Scotland)

Herald Scotland

The biggest worries are caused by difficulties at calving when calves can be lost and cows badly injured by giving birth to big calves with wide hips. That can damage the nerves associated with their mother’s pelvis resulting in temporary or even permanent paralysis of the cow’s hind legs.

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Consider IGR as additional horn fly control

Consider IGR as additional horn fly control

Dana Zook

Enid News

The horn fly is one of the most detrimental insects to the beef cattle industry. At peak population levels, horn flies cause weight loss, lower milk production and reduce overall efficiency.

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Backlash over cattle grazing on public land hits Point Reyes

Backlash over cattle grazing on public land hits Point Reyes

Kurtis Alexander

San Francisco Chronicle

Ryan Giammona grabbed a rusty kitchen knife from the back of his Chevy pickup and sliced open a bale of hay. It was feeding time on the family ranch outside Olema, and a few dozen hungry head of cattle rushed forth from the sprawling hills around the Point Reyes National Seashore, where Giammona’s father has leased grazing land since before the 18-year-old was born.

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