Daily Archives: March 28, 2016

The Science Behind Cattle Ranches

The Science Behind Cattle Ranches

A cattle ranch is a business and should be treated as such. Many who want to start raising cattle probably have had the romantic visions of cowboys riding the range and herding cattle all sunny day and would love to be ones to do that on their own ranch. If only they knew they could do that simply by visiting a dude ranch on their summer vacations! Sitting in the saddle watching or herding cows all day doesn’t earn you much money either.

Economics of Pregnancy Testing Beef Cattle

Economics of Pregnancy Testing Beef Cattle

Neil Billinger

Saskatoonhomepage.ca

More cattle producers are including pregnancy checking as part of their management strategy, but a recent survey puts the number at only 60 per cent.

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Plan, Prepare Now for Spring and Summer Grazing

Plan, Prepare Now for Spring and Summer Grazing

Gallagher

After a long winter, fences and pastures may be a little worn for the wear. Taking steps now to plan and prepare for the upcoming grazing season will give producers an advantage going into spring. To get fencing and pastures up to par, Gallagher Territory Manager Owen White suggests some tips for pasture managers to get a plan in place.

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Understanding fetal programming in cattle

Understanding fetal programming in cattle

Cliff Lamb

Drovers

Fetal programming is a term that many producers may have heard of in recent years, but may not have understood the concept. The concept of fetal programming, also known as developmental programming, was first introduced in humans and referred to as “the Barker hypothesis.”

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Nobody Uses Steak Sauce Anymore, Here’s Why

Nobody Uses Steak Sauce Anymore, Here’s Why

Dan Gentile

Huffington Post

Although it used to be a staple of any steakhouse table, these days steak sauce is like a condiment hybrid between a T-Rex and the type of bull that hangs out in China shops. It’s nearly extinct, but when it does make an appearance, it destroys everything in its path.

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Fort Smith businessman, cattle rancher David McMahon has died

Fort Smith businessman, cattle rancher David McMahon has died

Michael Tilley

Talk Business

Fort Smith businessman, cattle rancher and quiet philanthropist David McMahon has died. He was 84, and would have been 85 on Saturday (March 26). McMahon, along with wife Mary Ann, owned and operated Belle Point Beverages, a Budweiser distributorship located in downtown Fort Smith, and Belle Point Ranch near Lavaca.

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Beef producers can’t swallow linking of red meat, cancer

Beef producers can’t swallow linking of red meat, cancer

Hastings Herald

The WHO’s announcement could have been detrimental to beef producers like the Karrs,but in the end there seemed to be little to no fallout, save for a bevy of initial media attention. “I feel like it’s fairly frequent that there’s something in the news about food issues,” said Karr, who blogs about farming for CommonGround Nebraska and at realfarmwifeonthecountyline.com.

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