Daily Archives: June 13, 2016

Baxter Black, DVM: Public Signs

Baxter Black, DVM:  Public Signs

Public signs and announcements are often unclear. Hidden meanings lurk beneath even the simplest directive.

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Inputs are out (when it comes to managing pastures)

Inputs are out (when it comes to managing pastures)

David Pratt

Progressive Cattleman

Listen to some “experts” and you’d think pasture management comes out of a bag or a bottle. They’d have you spraying weeds, seeding “improved” species and spraying fertilizer to make pastures productive.

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K-State’s Chris Reinhardt Talks About Providing Shade for Your Bulls

K-State’s Chris Reinhardt Talks About Providing Shade for Your Bulls

Oklahoma Farm Report

As summer temperatures begin to rise, heat stress becomes a concern for cattle producers. Chris Reinhardt, Kansas State University feedlot extension specialist, says a combination of heat, humidity, solar radiation and a lack of wind can make a tremendous amount of heat load on cattle. Bulls can especially suffer from heat stress, resulting in long-term consequences in fertility, reduced performance and overall health.

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Will preconditioning pay enough on 2016 calves?

Will preconditioning pay enough on 2016 calves?

Alan Newport

Beef Producer

A new study converts some of those dollar amounts to percentages so you can make better budget projections at today’s prices.

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Indiana Beef Council Host Farm To Table Tour

Indiana Beef Council Host Farm To Table Tour

Gary Truitt

Hoosier AG Today

The Indiana Beef Council hosted a group of over 30 nutritionists, chefs and other culinary influencers from across the state of Indiana on a tour of a working cattle farm in Thorntown, IN. The goal was to expose these influencers to modern beef production and to educate them on the issues that are top of mind among consumers.

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Use “cow-pie-ology” to monitor your herd’s nutritional status

Use “cow-pie-ology” to monitor your herd’s nutritional status

Burt Rutherford

Beef Magazine

American philosopher Yogi Berra once opined that you can observe a lot by just watching. And he’s right. But have you ever thought to apply that idea to cow pies? Body condition scores (BCS) have been promoted for a long time as a way to monitor the general nutritional status of a cow herd. And for good reason. Cows with a lower BCS don’t milk as well and don’t breed back as well.

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Cattle Improvement series to answer questions in changing industry

Cattle Improvement series to answer questions in changing industry

Angie Winn

Newschannel10.com

“This program is comprised of many of the same questions producers have asked for years, but times change and so have many of the answers,” Pritz said. “A real highlight to illustrate many of those changes will be the live cattle demonstrations in the auction ring, which is the actual setting many of our producers use to buy and sell cattle.”

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