Daily Archives: October 24, 2016

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 thoughts that go through your head as you approach a rickety bridge with a load of corn

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 thoughts that go through your head as you approach a rickety bridge with a load of corn

FarmTalk

10. No way am I going to back this thing up a quarter-mile.

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Is Corn Silage a Forage?

Is Corn Silage a Forage?

Terry Klopfenstein

University of Nebraska

Of course the answer is yes and no. About ½ of the corn plant is grain and about ½ is forage making corn silage a unique “forage”. The corn plant is highly productive so yields of dry matter are greater than about any other forage, about 2 times alfalfa. In the distant past, corn silage was commonly used as a forage for cattle because of the large yield of nutrients per acre.

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Clinton, Trump Camps Split on Regulations, Agree on Farm Bill

Clinton, Trump Camps Split on Regulations, Agree on Farm Bill

Ashley Davenport

AgWeb

Agricultural advisors from Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s respective campaigns went face-to-face on issues facing American agriculture, a candidate forum co-hosted by Farm Journal Media and Farm Foundation.

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Neb. State of Beef Conference set for Nov. 2-3

Neb. State of Beef Conference set for Nov. 2-3

Tri State Livestock News

Lincoln, Nebraska, Oct. 19, 2016 – The 2016 Nebraska State of Beef Conference is Nov. 2 and 3 at the North Platte Sandhills Convention Center, 2102 S. Jeffers St. Experts from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the cattle industry will speak on making good use of the resources that have moved the state to the forefront of the national industry, as well as technology that shows promise. The theme is “Innovation in the Cowherd and Beyond.”

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Drought leaves East Tennessee cattle in trouble

Drought leaves East Tennessee cattle in trouble

Knoxville News Sentinel

Drought conditions are making life just about impossible for East Tennessee’s cattlemen. Neal Denton, University of Tennessee/Knox County extension agent, said some even are selling their cattle off. “People are decreasing their herds sooner than they normally would,” Denton said.

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Keeping Liability outside the Fence

Keeping Liability outside the Fence

Texas Agrilife

The primary questions underlying landowner liability are: 1) does the landowner owe a duty to the person on their property; and 2) if so, what is that duty? In Texas there are three primary categories of persons to whom a landowner may owe a duty: trespasser, licensee, and invitee. A trespasser enters property without permission.

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Calf Shape and Calving Difficulty

Calf Shape and Calving Difficulty

R.A. Nugent

Angus Journal

Editors Note: This is a vintage article that appeared in the Angus Journal twenty five years ago. It provides some food for thought.

Calf birthweight and pelvic area of the cow are the two most important factors associated with calving difficulty. Both traits are moderately heritable and can  be  used  as  selection  criteria  to  reduce calving difficulty.

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