Daily Archives: March 7, 2016

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 farmer vows

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 farmer vows


10. Abstain from chasing the neighbor’s mongrel bull out of your pasture with your pickup when you’re over-caffeinated.

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What’s at stake as WOTUS heads to the Supreme Court?

What’s at stake as WOTUS heads to the Supreme Court?

Tiffany Dowell Lashmet

Progressive Cattleman

The dreaded topic of “waters of the United States” is in the news again. This time, however, it is not the definition of the term at issue. Instead, the question that will be considered by the U.S. Supreme Court is how and when landowners may appeal the government’s decision that waters of the U.S. exist on their property.

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Precision Breeding Equals Sustainable Beef Cattle Production

Precision Breeding Equals Sustainable Beef Cattle Production

Oklahoma Farm Report

It could be called Precision Breeding- the technology that is being worked on by scientists like Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam of the University of California in Davis. Her work in the gene editing arena was featured in a presentation at the Cattle Industry Convention earlier this year.

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If You Don’t Fertilize Fescue Pastures, Pay Special Attention to Mineral Supplementation

If You Don’t Fertilize Fescue Pastures, Pay Special Attention to Mineral Supplementation

Beef Producer

With the high price of nitrogen, let’s face it, pastures and hay fields don’t always get fertilized as they should. But other than harvesting fewer tons of forage, it doesn’t really matter that much, right? Or does it? What if you knew that lack of nitrogen fertilization directly correlated with Fescue Toxicity symptoms?

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Selecting Replacement Heifers

Selecting Replacement Heifers

Bruce Treffer

University of Nebraska

When going into the heifer pen to decide which of the calves stay in the operation and which are sold, producers are making choices that affect the profitability of their herd for years to come. A crystal ball would sure come in handy as we never really know the outcome of alternate choices.

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Generic beef promotion concern amid no ‘COOL’

Generic beef promotion concern amid no ‘COOL’

Julie Harker

Brownfield Network

The head of the Missouri Farmers Union says the absence of U.S. Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) for meat raises concerns about more foreign beef coming into the U.S. and the promotion of what he refers to as generic beef through national and state beef checkoffs, “From Australia, it comes from – oh my gosh – I can’t remember how many places I’ve read.

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Pitfalls of Good Stockmanship

Pitfalls of Good Stockmanship

Doug Ferguson

On Pasture

I was helping a registered cattle breeder prepare for his bull sale. He wanted to catch a special cow to have on display for customers to look at while they were selecting the bulls they wanted to bid on. A group of us consisting of myself, the owner, two hired hands and his daughter set out to gather in this cow. I evaluated the circumstance I was in.

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