Daily Archives: August 10, 2016

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 indications a farmer is an absolute genius

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 indications a farmer is an absolute genius

FarmTalk

10. He knows 50 percent of the trucking/hauling regulations which puts him 50 percent ahead of the people who write them.

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Economics of Rebreeding Non-pregnant Females

Economics of Rebreeding Non-pregnant Females

University of Nebraska

In Nebraska, spring calving is the prevailing cow-calf production system and non-pregnant females are often sold in October and November as cull cows. Photo Courtesy of USDA NRCS.

In Nebraska, spring calving is the prevailing cow-calf production system and non-pregnant females are often sold in October and November as cull cows. Photo Courtesy of USDA NRCS.

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Consider Culling Cows with Mastitis

Consider Culling Cows with Mastitis

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

Mastitis is an infection of the mammary gland. It is one of the most common and costly diseases in dairy cattle. In dairy cattle, it is usually easy to detect and treat; but note that I said "treat," not "successfully treat." This is something dairy farmers are all too familiar with.

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How Will VFD Affect You? Five Things For Which Producers Will Be Responsible

How Will VFD Affect You? Five Things For Which Producers Will Be Responsible

Oklahoma Farm Report

As the January 1 date approaches for 2017, which will put the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) officially into place, Dr. Kathy Simmons of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, is optimistic that all those involved and impacted by the rule will experience a smooth transition as they make necessary preparations on their respective ends.

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Red Angus Convention in Okla. this September

Red Angus Convention in Okla. this September

The Cattle Business Weekly

“Oklahoma, where the Red Angus Roam” is the theme for the 2016 National Red Angus Convention being planned for September 7-9, 2016 in Oklahoma City. With the spotlight on excellence and capturing additional dollars from the marketplace, Red Angus cattle raisers will not want to miss this information-packed, three-day event.

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Certified Angus Beef LLC to receive Don L. Good Impact Award

Certified Angus Beef LLC to receive Don L. Good Impact Award

Kansas State University

Certified Angus Beef LLC, the world’s largest and most successful branded beef program, has been selected to receive the 2016 Don L. Good Impact Award. With nearly four decades of leadership in the beef business, the CAB brand in fiscal 2015 reported record sales for the ninth consecutive year, marketing 896 million pounds of product.

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LFTB is back in the news

LFTB is back in the news

Ken Anderson

Brownfield AG News

The 2012 controversy involving lean, finely textured beef is back in the news this week. A South Dakota jury reportedly will hear the case next year of BPI v. ABC, according to foodsafetynews.com. BPI sued ABC after the network and its news division repeatedly called the company’s beef product “pink slime”.  The reports created a media sensation that caused some customers, including grocery stores, restaurants and the national school lunch program, to stop using the product.

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The fed cattle market is poised to tip

The fed cattle market is poised to tip

Nevil Speer

Beef Magazine

July marked the fourth consecutive month of lower cattle prices. That comes on the heels of eight months of softer markets in 2015. Therefore, the only reprieve in cattle prices during the past 15 months occurred between January and March of this year. This invites questions about whether there’s more to come or is this finally the end? That remains to be seen.

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Managing Maternal Separation

Managing Maternal Separation

Kasey Brown

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

“There is no event that we impose upon cattle that is more stressful than weaning. Looking at behavior is in our toolbox to evaluate welfare,” said Joe Stookey, professor of animal behavior in the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan.

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