Daily Archives: October 13, 2016

The Truth About Calving…Beef Cattle

The Truth About Calving…Beef Cattle

Outside the AG Room

In the midst of calving season and really any other time of the year – the dairy industry is often the focus of consumer questions and concerns.  The beef industry often flies under the radar.  With the buzz word being TRANSPARENCY, flying under the radar is not always ideal.

I love taking pictures, especially pictures of my cattle (cows, bulls, and calves alike) and, of course, my kids! 

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Phases of silage fermentation

Phases of silage fermentation

Adegbola T. Adesogan d Yoana C. Newman


The silage fermentation process takes several days and can be divided into five phases. Each of the five phases is characterized by different changes in the forage.

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To Graze or Not to Graze Cattle, That is the Question

To Graze or Not to Graze Cattle, That is the Question

Oklahoma Farm Report

The big question for producers right now is whether or not any money can be made this fall and winter, grazing cattle out on wheat pasture. Oklahoma State University Livestock Market Economist Dr. Derrell Peel has advocated that the potential for profitable margins for producers using this strategy since late summer.

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Fall deworming helps decrease parasite load

Fall deworming helps decrease parasite load

Beef Producer

Producers could be losing as much as $200 per head each grazing season they do not deworm cattle. “As beef producers head into fall, it’s important to remember that with parasites, the same effects you see in feedlot cattle also occur in the cow herd,” said Gary Sides, PhD, managing nutritionist, Beef Strategic Technical Services at Zoetis..

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Planning for your 4-H beef project animal: Calf selection

Planning for your 4-H beef project animal: Calf selection

Julie Thelen

Michigan State University

As the fall weather approaches, many youth across Michigan begin looking for their 4-H beef project animal. Caring for a beef animal requires forward thinking and creating a plan of how to see your project through to the end. In addition to the requirement of selecting the animal, there is also a financial burden of caring for an animal through the duration of your project.

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Dart gun concerns

Dart gun concerns

The Cattle Business Weekly

Dart guns to administer medications to sick cattle in the pasture have become increasingly popular in the past few years. Several research trials evaluating their effectiveness on drug delivery, efficacy, impacts on meat quality and other factors are underway, and initial results are revealing some concerns with this method of medication transmission.

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Importance of Preventative Medicine to Farmers and Ranchers

Importance of Preventative Medicine to Farmers and Ranchers

The Cow Docs

Fall has fallen again, and once more it is that time of year when calves are weaned and transitioned to a new stage in life. Like all transitions for cattle (and people too!) this time can be stressful. In order to keep the calves content and healthy, farmers and ranchers focus on preventative medicine.

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