BeefTalk: A Lot Happens Around the Kitchen Table
Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service
For years, the kitchen table has been the center of planning for those in agriculture. Conversations of the past, present and future surface around the table. Today, the kitchen table may be in the warming shed, the barn, the seed-cleaning facility, the shop or an available room slightly warmer than outside. In some cases, a meeting room, built to accommodate the input and planning for today’s agricultural enterprises, is the designated center.
Patented Implant Coating Adds Pounds
Victoria G. Myers
In a 200-day study in Oklahoma, lightweight stocker steer calves were studied to see if a new, patented sustained-release polymer barrier implant coating would improve performance. That coating is only available on Synovex One-Grass and Synovex One-Feedlot implants.
3 breeders share their secret to a successful sale day
For seedstock producers, sale day is the most important day on their operations. Three seedstock operators offer their experiences in putting together their sales.
Fences and Management-intensive Grazing – Why Bother?
My friend, Bob Kinford, recently posed the following question during a conversation about grazing management alternatives. Recognize most of my operating experience is in high rainfall & irrigated environments while Bob comes from much more of a rangeland perspective. I wholeheartedly endorse what Bob does with cattle on rangeland. I enjoy what I do in the wet world.
How will ag fare under the new administration?
Lori Leonard Reyman
Inauguration 2017 was one of patriotic, positive signs that make a farm girl at the Capitol feel proud and hopeful; and one of distasteful, negative signs, too. For the Iowa ag industry, the image of President Donald J. Trump taking the oath of office is the sign of a new era for trade, taxes and regulation.
Can I Compare EPDs Across Breeds?
AG News Feed
Expected Progeny Differences published by one breed are inherently not comparable to those published by another breed. This is due to several factors including differences in arbitrary base adjustments used by each breed, the lack of data from comparisons among animals of different breeds, and differences in selection emphasis for a specific trait in one breed compared to another.
Hay Sampling the Right Way
"Cattle should be fed in an optimum manner and to maintain nutritional requirements depending on age and growth stage,” said Dirk Philipp, associate professor-animal science for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. “Maintaining body condition is important to get animals through the winter and have a good start into the grazing season.”
How to feed the future in a changing world
Farm and Dairy
Hundreds of young agricultural professionals from across Ohio gathered in the state’s capital this past weekend. Adam Sharp, Executive Vice President of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, kicked off the event Friday evening. He urged the audience to take out our phones, “On April 18th mark your calendars ‘run out of food’. Without farmers the world would run out of food in just 74 days,” he explained.
2017 cattle market outlook: Profitability possible for cow-calf producers
While nothing is certain in the cyclical and often volatile world of cattle markets, the downturned mouths that marked last fall’s down-turning cattle markets may see a reversal in 2017. In fact, for those who attended the annual CattleFax outlook session at the 2017 Cattle Industry Convention in Nashville, the reverse scowls may already be in place.
AMS delays organic livestock standards final rule
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is delaying the effective date of the Organic Livestock & Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule by 60 days until May 19, 2017.