Daily Archives: October 17, 2016

BeefTalk: Lower Prices Need Lower Costs

BeefTalk: Lower Prices Need Lower Costs

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist NDSU Extension Service

The daily CattleFax report just popped into my email and was not the positive news one would like. The Oct. 10 values were $98.87 for live cattle and $124.65 for feeder cattle. I had a simple thought: “What, two-digit live-cattle prices!” My second thought: “We have got to get costs down!”

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Mark Parker:  The Top 10 country crimes that ought to be jailable offenses

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 country crimes that ought to be jailable offenses

FarmTalk

10. Road hunting, especially during hay feeding season.

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Head-Catch Troubles

Head-Catch Troubles

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

The bars of a head-catch can restrict flow of the blood to the brain, making it important to keep a close eye on any restrained animal to ensure it is not in distress.

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5 Ways to Reduce Stress in Your Receiving Protocol

5 Ways to Reduce Stress in Your Receiving Protocol

Feedlot Magazine

Is your receiving protocol causing stress, or is it seamlessly transitioning your calves and setting them up for future success? The difference between a stressful and a seamless receiving period can have a significant impact on future performance.

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3 considerations for improving profitably during cattle business volatility

3 considerations for improving profitably during cattle business volatility

Andrew P. Griffith

Drovers

By the time anyone reads this article (about a month after it is written), I anticipate the 2016 fall calf run to be getting underway and producers realizing much lower prices than they have in several years. I also anticipate prices to continue declining through October and November which will mean even lower revenues for producers that delay marketing.

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Utilizing body condition scoring can save cattlemen dollars and time.

Utilizing body condition scoring can save cattlemen dollars and time.

Rick Rasby

Hereford World

Body condition score (BCS) describes the relative fatness or body condition of a cow herd through the use of a nine-point scale. A body condition score five (BCS 5) cow is in average flesh and represents a logical target for most cow herds. A BCS 1 cow is extremely thin while a BCS 9 cow is extremely fat and obese.

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Webinar:Liquor to Feed: Bourbon and Beer Industry Coproducts

Webinar:Liquor to Feed: Bourbon and Beer Industry Coproducts

Dr. Kim Mullenix

Southeast Cattle Advisor

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