Daily Archives: January 5, 2017

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 home repairs seldom seen inside the city limits

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 home repairs seldom seen inside the city limits

FarmTalk

10. Second floor window replacement due to the inattentive backing of a grain auger.

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What’s Better For Tracking Finances – Quickbooks? Quicken?

What’s Better For Tracking Finances – Quickbooks? Quicken?

Kathy Voth

On Pasture

If you’re like me, every year you think, “I resolve to keep better financial records,” and then maybe, like me, you get stuck because you’re not sure what to track and solving the accounting software issue just adds to the anxiety. So, let’s see if we can start out better in 2017 by checking in with someone who might be able to help us: Shannon Sand, Business Management Field Specialist with South Dakota State’s University Extension Livestock group.

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Trump Hits a Home Run for Agriculture with Scott Pruitt Nomination – But will Dems Block the Plate?

Trump Hits a Home Run for Agriculture with Scott Pruitt Nomination – But will Dems Block the Plate?

Oklahoma Farm Report

President-elect Donald Trump has proven he has a knack for turning heads this year. Even after his dramatic campaign, Trump’s recent actions have still managed to conjure strong emotions from different interest groups.

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Beware of Johne’s Disease

Beware of Johne’s Disease

Michelle Arnold, DVM

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

Johne’s  (pronounced Yo-knees) Disease is a chronic disease of severe, watery diarrhea and weight loss in adult cattle caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis, commonly referred to as “MAP”. These bacteria are very hardy due to a protective cell wall that can withstand harsh conditions and allows survival for long periods in the environment.

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Beef cattle nutrition focus of UW Extension workshop

Beef cattle nutrition focus of UW Extension workshop

Tri State Livestock News

“Meeting the Nutritional Needs of Range Beef Cattle,” presented by University of Wyoming Extension of Johnson County, is Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 17-18, at the conference center of the TA Guest Ranch 13 miles south of Buffalo on Old Hwy 87.

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Producers Talk About the Checkoff:  Kristina McKee, Tennessee

Producers Talk About the Checkoff:  Kristina McKee, Tennessee

The Beef Board

Kristina McKee is a partner in Mid-South Livestock Center in Unionville, Tenn., and has been serving the area’s beef producers since 1996. Her late father-in-law had been in the auction market business for 65 years. Because of this, Kristina has a passion for agriculture.

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Country of Origin Labeling and Cattle Prices

Country of Origin Labeling and Cattle Prices

Jayson Lusk

Last week, I traveled quite a bit – from Georgia to Montana and back to Oklahoma.  In all three locations, I heard a claim that I hadn’t yet heard before.  Namely that the low cattle prices we are now observing is a result of the repeal of mandatory country of origin labeling (MCOOL) for meat around the first of this year (note: the repeal came about a result of a series of World Trade Organization rulings against the U.S. policy).

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The importance of maintaining proper BCS in beef cattle

The importance of maintaining proper BCS in beef cattle

Peter Vitti

Grainnews

Warm temperatures and lots of rain right into fall regenerated pastures producing plenty of nutritious grasses for cattle. Many gestating cows are going into the winter, healthy and in decent shape. By feeding them well-balanced overwintering diets, we can continue this momentum, so these beef cows can get through a typical cold winter and be prepared for a successful calving season.

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Missing Facts in R-CALF, Tomi Lahren Videos

Missing Facts in R-CALF, Tomi Lahren Videos

Wyatt Bechtel

Drovers

Tomi Lahren, a television host for the cable network TheBlaze, hosted Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers of America (R-CALF USA) CEO Bill Bullard on her program to discuss issues important to American beef producers. An initial 15-minute interview netted more than a half million views, while a shorter wrap up called “Final Thoughts with Tomi” has almost 2.6 million views.

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Beef cow/calf improvement seminar to take place in January

Beef cow/calf improvement seminar to take place in January

The 2017 Beef Cow/Calf Improvement Seminar will take place on Saturday, January 21at the Orange County Community Center (1075 N Sandy Hood Rd, Paoli, IN 47454) beginning at 9:30 AM and ending at 3:30 PM. The theme for this year’s seminar will focus on “Factors Affecting Meat Quality.” This seminar will explore the nutrition, genetic and environmental influences on meat quality.

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