Daily Archives: September 13, 2016

When is a beef carcass too big?

When is a beef carcass too big?

Larry Stalcup

Beef Magazine

Larger carcasses have been the norm in recent years. But exactly, “when are your cattle done?” asks Robbi Prichard, beef cattle specialist and professor at South Dakota State University,  speaking at the Feeding Quality Forum sponsored partly by Certified Angus Beef.

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Understanding Carcass Characteristics Important for Successful Retained Ownership

Understanding Carcass Characteristics Important for Successful Retained Ownership

Julie Walker

iGrow

Whether or not producers retain ownership of calves to finished weight depends on many considerations. Knowing the expected carcass characteristics of cattle is a key factor.

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Wilkes cattlemen gain from Golden LEAF-funded effort

Wilkes cattlemen gain from Golden LEAF-funded effort

Jule Hubbard

Wilkes Journal Patriot

Initial results of a beef cattle herd improvement initiative, funded with a $45,000 community assistance grant awarded by the Golden LEAF Foundation in 2013, were told during a Wilkes Economic Development Corp. (EDC) Board meeting Tuesday morning. John Cothren, Wilkes Cooperative Extension Service agent and EDC board member, said the funds were spent on education, equipment and artificial insemination (AI).

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