Daily Archives: August 12, 2016

BeefTalk: May Calves Put 1,610 Pounds of Beef on the Market

BeefTalk: May Calves Put 1,610 Pounds of Beef on the Market

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

What is the bottom line for an Aug. 1 bull turnout? For openers, the answer is a 1,610-pound steer at harvest 22 months later with a carcass value on the rail of $2,224 and a return to the cattle producer of $896 after subtracting cow costs. Wow! We’ve seen some good numbers during the last three years of good markets.

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Autogenous Vaccines for Cattle

Autogenous Vaccines for Cattle

Heather Smith Thomas

Angus Beef Bulletin EXTRA

Autogenous vaccines are custom-made vaccines (often called a herd-specific vaccine), utilizing a pathogen that a veterinarian isolates from an animal or several animals within that herd. The pathogen sample is sent to a laboratory that cultures and grows it, creating the vaccine specifically for that herd.

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Sluggish prices have slowed most herd expansion plans

Sluggish prices have slowed most herd expansion plans

Jeff DeYoung

Iowa Farmer Today

Jordan Albert and his family have been retaining heifers over the past two years as they look to build their Buchanan County herd.  But the combination of lower calf prices and lack of pasture has slowed down the process.

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Oats for Fall Pasture or Hay

Oats for Fall Pasture or Hay

Bruce Anderson

University Of Nebraska

It’s August and fall is just around the corner. Could you use some extra pasture or hay in late September and October? Oats might be your answer.  Oats may be one of our most under-used fall forages. That’s right. Plain old dull oats.

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P&S Modernization Covers Online Cattle Sales and Payments

P&S Modernization Covers Online Cattle Sales and Payments

Victoria G. Myers

Progressive Farmer

Hoping to amend the nearly 100-year-old Packers and Stockyards Act (P&S), HR 5883 was introduced in the House of Representatives by David Rouzer, R-N.C., a member of the House Committee on Agriculture.

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Water quality plays a vital role in any season

Water quality plays a vital role in any season

Raney Lovorn

FarmTalk

For stock ponds, increased quantity also means increased water quality, and this year’s late summer rains in the Flint Hills have ranchers counting their blessings.  A plentiful water supply means more than just increased water intake in cattle, it also means cooler ponds with less contaminants.

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If Meat Eaters Acted Like Vegans.

If Meat Eaters Acted Like Vegans.

Rachel Gilke

On Pasture

Please don’t take this as permission to behave poorly towards people with different food choices. Do take it as permission to laugh about how we can all go a little overboard sometimes.

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National Junior Angus Association Board of Directors named

National Junior Angus Association Board of Directors named

Agri-view

he National Junior Angus Association Board of Directors has elected 12 individuals to serve the organization for the coming year; they were announced at the 2016 National Junior Angus Show Awards Ceremony held July 8 in Grand Island, Nebraska.

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Is Your Forage Management Compromised? These Tips Could Save Your Bottom Lin

Is Your Forage Management Compromised? These Tips Could Save Your Bottom Line

Oklahoma Farm Report

Production costs – It has been the topic as of late for Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Market Economist Dr. Derrell Peel. He says to get the most profitability out of their cattle, producers need to squeeze every penny, and realize that better management habits by the producer can often make all the difference.

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