Daily Archives: July 6, 2016

Baxter Black, DVM:  21st Century Citizen Soldiers

Baxter Black, DVM:  21st Century Citizen Soldiers

The term “citizen soldier” applies to an army composed of ordinary citizens rather than professional soldiers, like Vietnam War enlistees and draftees that served their 2 years and were released to go back to their previous life.  It also applies to the National Guard.

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The King of Cattle Forages

The King of Cattle Forages

Boyd Kidwell

Progressive Farmer

Silage has never gone out of fashion in Bath County, Kentucky, even when the lure of $6- to $8-per-bushel grain made many producers forget about chopping corn. This season, with grain prices down and beef at historically high levels, is a good time to give corn silage a second look.

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Minerals play a key role in cattle diets

Minerals play a key role in cattle diets

Benjamin Herrold

Iowa Farmer Today

Experts say getting the right amount of minerals in cattle diets can yield big rewards, especially during the hot summer months when cattle get less nutrition from pastures.

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Beef markets affected by outside static

Beef markets affected by outside static

Raney Lovorn


The cattle market has seen substantial changes over the past year, leaving many producers asking “Now what?”. Oklahoma State University Extension Economist Scott Clawson addressed the hopes and fears of market-conscious cattlemen last week at the Bermuda Grass Field Day hosted by K-State and OSU Extension.

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Junior Hereford Expo returns to Wisconsin

Junior Hereford Expo returns to Wisconsin

Mary Hookham


BJ Jones, co-chair of this year’s Junior National Hereford Expo, is hoping for an exceptional turnout of exhibitors, cattle and visitors at the event, which has returned to Wisconsin this year. He expects to have 800 youth exhibitors with 1,700 head of Hereford cattle.

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Specialist Calls for Continued Industry Shifts for the Herd of Tomorrow

Specialist Calls for Continued Industry Shifts for the Herd of Tomorrow

Oklahoma Farm Report

Extension beef cattle specialist Dr. David Lalman of Oklahoma State University recently spoke at the Beef Improvement Federation’s annual symposium hosted by Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas this past June.

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Heat stress risk for cattle at emergency level in coming days

Heat stress risk for cattle at emergency level in coming days

PJ Griekspoor

Beef Producer

After a relatively cool and wet end to June and beginning to July, summer temperatures are on the way back, with forecasts for highs in the mid and upper 90s for the next 10 days across most of Kansas.

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Rebound in beef demand needed to improve cattle prices

Rebound in beef demand needed to improve cattle prices

Lee Schulz

Prairie Farmer

Whipsawing cattle and beef prices continue to magnify interest in beef supply and demand fundamentals. A wealth of information is available on current (and upcoming) supplies (e.g. reports including National Cattle & Beef Summary, Cattle on Feed and Cold Storage to name a few). Much less information is available regarding demand strength. Nonetheless, beef demand is a critical component driving current prices in the entire cattle complex, as well as speculation on prices for later time periods.

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Agriculture Liens: Lien on Stray Animals

Agriculture Liens: Lien on Stray Animals

Cari Rincker

Rincker Law

The owner of the stray must be given written notice within thirty (30) days of the stray coming unto the lienor’s land, unless the owner of the stray is not known, in which case a notice must run in the nearest county newspaper for two successive weeks.

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Pregnancy checking provides management options

Pregnancy checking provides management options

Bryan Nichols

The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation

Checking cows for pregnancy is nothing new, yet its adoption rates are still incredibly low. According to the 2008 United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) survey on cow/calf management practices in the U.S., only 18 percent of all operations and 58 percent of operations with 200 head or more check cows for pregnancy status.

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