Daily Archives: June 17, 2016

BeefTalk: Breeding Season is Long, so Keep a Good Eye on the Bull

BeefTalk: Breeding Season is Long, so Keep a Good Eye on the Bull

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

For most, June is bull turnout time. Some lingering cows still may need to calve, but the focus is on cropping and haying because the plans for next year’s feed supply are well under way. Producers wanting March-April calves already have turned out the bulls. A June 1 turnout has a projected March 12 start of calving. A July 1 turnout has a projected April 11 start of calving.

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Livestock pest management vital to animal health

Livestock pest management vital to animal health

Farm and Ranch Guide

“Left untreated, these pests can cause significant loss in production,” NDSU Extension livestock environmental stewardship specialist Miranda Meehan says. “In the U.S., horn flies are estimated to cause an economic loss of $1 billion annually.”

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What Farming Isn’t

What Farming Isn’t

Sarah Mock

Éntomo

This past May, I spent more days in a Ram 1500 pickup on dirt roads than in my apartment. I had the incredible opportunity to traverse the American heartland for just over two weeks, seeking out interesting stories from some of America’s most progressive farmers.

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BIF recognizes industry service with annual awards

BIF recognizes industry service with annual awards

John Maday

Bovine Veterinarian

This week, scientists, cattle breeders and others interested in genetic progress in beef production have gathered in Manhattan, Kan. for the Beef Improvement Federation’s (BIF) annual meeting and symposium. During the meeting, BIF recognized several individuals for ongoing service to the industry and beef-cattle breeding.

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Things a cow-calf producer learns when you own a feedyard, what drives profit?

Things a cow-calf producer learns when you own a feedyard, what drives profit?

Chip Ramsay

A Steak in Genomics

From BIF

"I’m humbled to be in front of you." Ramsay said, "You all represent the most passionate and educated group of producers. "Nirvana, what does that mean? In the Buddhist tradition, nirvana is described as the extinguishing of the fires that cause suffering and rebirth. These fires are typically identified as the fires of attachment, aversion, and ignorance.

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U.S. Meat Industry Represents $1.02 Trillion in Economic Output

U.S. Meat Industry Represents $1.02 Trillion in Economic Output

Hoosier Ag Today

A new study shows the U.S. meat and poultry industry accounts for $1.02 trillion in total economic output or 5.6 percent of gross domestic product. The analysis, commissioned by the North American Meat Institute, found the meat and poultry industry is responsible for 5.4 million jobs and $257 billion in wages.

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International meat groups make stops in Iowa cattle country

International meat groups make stops in Iowa cattle country

The Cattle Business Weekly

International meat buyers from Hong Kong and Taiwan as well as South Africa, Angola and Nigeria toured Iowa beef farms in late May. The groups were traveling to St. Louis for a U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) meeting and made stops at farms and packing plants to gain an understanding of Iowa beef cattle production.

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