Daily Archives: March 29, 2017

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 planting time considerations

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 planting time considerations

FarmTalk

10. The stacked trait seed you bought tolerates a dozen different pests — but not escaped cows and the neighbor kid’s four-wheeler.

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Rangeland researchers advise smaller cows for better herd results

Rangeland researchers advise smaller cows for better herd results

Chris Branam

Progressive Cattleman

Ranchers running beef cattle on dry and dusty landscapes should consider smaller cows to get the best out of their herd.

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Spring Management After Mud Season

Spring Management After Mud Season

Greg Judy

On Pasture

Now that we made it through March mud month and into April, green grass is coming on. We all get anxious to turn the livestock out on the new spring grass. Ideally you should have some winter stockpiled grass left that you have not grazed yet.

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Preconditioned calf premiums still look good

Preconditioned calf premiums still look good

Alan Newport

Beef Producer

Annual preconditioned calf premiums in Oklahoma suggest the value of these specially primed cattle is at least tracking alongside calf prices. The average premium last fall for all the calves in the Oklahoma Quality Beef Network’s nine sales was $10.22 per hundredweight, which is about a dollar less than in 2015, and more than the years preceding the market high in 2014.

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Robust Market Demand Keeping Beef Prices on the Rise Despite Growing Production and Suppl

Robust Market Demand Keeping Beef Prices on the Rise Despite Growing Production and Supply

Oklahoma Farm Report

No doubt that improving beef demand is staring us right in the face, so says Extension Beef Cattle Specialist Dr. Glynn Tonsor. He told Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays that prices have continued to rise in the wholesale boxed beef market since February 1st of this year, while increased beef production has stayed the course feeding a growing supply.

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Culling your beef cow herd

Culling your beef cow herd

Phil Durst

Michigan State University

Just as wise selection of bulls or replacement heifers are primary ways to improve your beef cow-calf herd, selecting the cows to cull each year is also important as a way to improve your herd.

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Concrete in cattle yards: Five tips from ISU Extension

Concrete in cattle yards: Five tips from ISU Extension

Kris Kohl

Tri State Neighbor

March and April are often a nightmare in feedlots because of mud. Concrete put in the right place makes feeding cattle a pleasure during these months. Here are some tips for paving a cattle yard

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Cattle Industry to President Trump: Please Help Get U.S. Beef Back into China

Cattle Industry to President Trump: Please Help Get U.S. Beef Back into China

Northern AG

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association today sent a coalition letter to President Donald Trump, urging him to raise the restoration of U.S. beef access to China when he meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping in April. Leaders from the U.S. Meat Export Federation and the North American Meat Institute also signed the letter.

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The bull sale mystique

The bull sale mystique

Troy Marshall

Beef Magazine

This time of year is bull sale season for the cattle industry. If you had the time or the inclination, you could go to a bull sale every day of the week, it seems. Admittedly, as a seedstock producer, I may be a little biased, but there is a certain amount of excitement that is hard to describe at a bull sale.

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Reputation Driven

Reputation Driven

Becky Mills

Angus Beef Bulletin

For Virginia cattle producers, progressive marketing of quality cattle is hardly a new practice. Their graded feeder-calf system has been in place since 1959, and they were pioneers when their Tel-O-Auction system came to be in 1982. Still, it was a bold move when the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service and Virginia Cattlemen’s Association (VCA) teamed up to offer the Virginia Quality Assured (VQA) program, a program that demands top management and genetic standards.

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