Daily Archives: January 17, 2017

Long recovery lets legumes reseed themselves

Long recovery lets legumes reseed themselves

Greg Judy

Successful Farming

This is our eighth year of mob grazing. It involves very intense grazing of cattle in relatively small paddocks and moving them frequently. We put 100,000 pounds of cattle per acre of pasture and move them to a new pasture twice a day. That’s 100 cows of 1,000 pounds each on 1 acre.

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Telling the Beef Industry’s Story to an Often Skeptical Public

Telling the Beef Industry’s Story to an Often Skeptical Public

The Beef Roundtable

Beef producers work hard every day to be good stewards of the land and their livestock so they can produce a safe, wholesome beef product that provides consumers with a great eating experience. Today we’re going to talk about telling the beef industry story to an often skeptical public.

BudBoxes vs. Tub Systems: Which is Easier to Use?

BudBoxes vs. Tub Systems: Which is Easier to Use?

Whit Hibbard 

On Pasture

When asked about the differences between tubs and BudBoxes, Temple Grandin claims that BudBoxes are skill dependent, whereas the tubs are not. In other words, she believes that it takes less stockmanship skill to operate a tub than a BudBox. The implication is that tubs are preferable to BudBoxes because they are easier to operate.

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DNA Collection:  Speed Up Tissue Sampling

DNA Collection:  Speed Up Tissue Sampling


When profiling cattle, it’s important to record an animal’s ID and correctly match it with the DNA sample. In the real world of handling cattle, with many things happening at once, mistakes can happen. It’s not uncommon to find animal IDs have been mislabeled, blood or hair samples have been cross-contaminated or DNA test cards have been blown into the mud and muck.

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Using genomics to make better breeding decisions

Using genomics to make better breeding decisions

Shelby Mettlen

The Cattle Business Weekly

The last 10 years have been an exciting time to explore genomics, says Ben Hayes, leader of the “1,000 Bull Genomes Project” in Australia. With more than 3.5 million cattle genotyped using genomic-estimated breeding values (EBVs) around the world, cattlemen have access to the greatest degree of precision breeding the industry has seen.

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Feeding the World–Part 1

Feeding the World–Part 1

Ashley Garrelts

Writing on the Range

Last week I started to research the different types of agriculture technology for an educational presentation.  This eventually led to reading many articles and opinions on how agriculture will need to change to feed a growing population.  The current projection is that by 2050,  the world’s population will increase by 35% and to feed that population crop production will need to double.

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Want the most value for your bull-buying dollar? Broaden your view

Want the most value for your bull-buying dollar? Broaden your view

Wes Ishmael

Beef Magazine

“Go into the sale with a bigger window of bulls and be willing to open up the price window,” says Mary Lou Bradley-Henderson of Bradley 3 Ltd. at Memphis, Texas.

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Critical temps challenge cattle producers

Critical temps challenge cattle producers

Midwest Marketer

The heat of summer can be a challenge for cattle producers, but the cold, wet and wind of winter and early spring can cause headaches that can’t be matched.

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Are producers looking for the right signs to know if a calf has BRD

Are producers looking for the right signs to know if a calf has BRD

Morning Ag Clips

“Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is far too common on dairies,” said Greg Edwards, managing veterinarian, Dairy Technical Services, Zoetis. “Detecting respiratory disease symptoms early in a calf’s life can help prevent chronic infections and lead to better future lifetime productivity.”

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Supreme Court will consider WOTUS jurisdiction dispute

Supreme Court will consider WOTUS jurisdiction dispute

Ken Anderson

Brownfield AG Network

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take up the dispute over which lower courts have jurisdiction to hear challenges to the EPA’s Clean Water Act rule, also known as Waters of the U.S., or WOTUS.

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External Influences Mean Rapid Change For Cattle Feeding

External Influences Mean Rapid Change For Cattle Feeding

Katrina Huffstuttler

Feedlot Magazine

Dr. Pete Anderson, director of research for Midwest PMS LLC, said farming and food production are no longer local industries serving local markets, but are part of a global marketplace with scaled opportunities and risks and increased volatility. Individual cattle producers are subject to external influences to a greater degree than ever before and the collective responses to these forces will shape the industry and determine its future.

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