Daily Archives: April 24, 2017

Mitigating challenges of lush spring grass

Mitigating challenges of lush spring grass

Travis Meteer

University of Illinois

During the winter season most cattle are supplemented with dry forages, grains, and co-products. This ration is balanced and delivered to cattle. Then spring comes along and cattle are put out to grass.

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Still Water, Green Pastures

Still Water, Green Pastures

Bailey K. Toates

Simmental Register

Terry and Deborah Chandler were married in 1983. The two both agreed that they wanted to raise their family on a farm. They both believed it would teach their children the value of hard work and the life lessons that came along with it. The couple prayed and patiently waited as God directed them to the right place for them to start a family and pursue the dream of having a farm.

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Proper stewardship can help limit fetal losses during calving season

Proper stewardship can help limit fetal losses during calving season

Ryan Crossingham

Farm and Ranch Guide

Each year, calf crops are the lifeblood of cow/calf operations. In the cyclical nature the livestock industry operates under, high survival rates for newly born calves is a key component to a healthy bottom line.

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Evaluating farm accounting software

Evaluating farm accounting software

Kelvin Leibold

Progressive Forage

When it comes to selecting accounting software, think about where you are now and where you eventually want to end up. If you are just new to the computer, buying a comprehensive and complicated financial package will probably leave you frustrated and without any useful records.

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Checkoff records to remain confidential

Checkoff records to remain confidential

The Cattle Business Weekly

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has partially denied a request for information on the national Beef Checkoff from the Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM) to be released.

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Iowa beef series focuses on surviving tough times

Iowa beef series focuses on surviving tough times

Tri State Neighbor

Many farmers are experiencing tough times in this economic downturn, and the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association has designed its summer education series to help cattle producers weather the storm.

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Forage during recovery: Producers seek new grazing options

Forage during recovery: Producers seek new grazing options

Barb Bierman Batie

Today’s Producer

While recovery will take time, the Kansas State professor said he had been to Clark County on March 25 and he saw a lot of things for which to be hopeful. Soil litter cover was helping protect the crowns, and crowns were not heavily damaged despite the intensity of the fires.

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Dewormer Found to Have Activity on Horn Flies

Dewormer Found to Have Activity on Horn Flies

Becky Mills

Progressive Farmer

A team of independent researchers, working in the Kansas Flint Hills, found the dewormer also works against horn flies. Dale Blasi, beef cattle specialist at Kansas State University, said the project looked at 301 head of stockers (heifer short yearlings) on Flint Hills pasture. Average weight was 587 pounds

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Now Is Not The Time To Relax

Now Is Not The Time To Relax

John F. Grimes

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

April is an exciting time of the year for cow-calf producers.  The 2017 calf crop is taking shape and breeding season is currently or soon will be underway.  We have begun to emerge from the doldrums of winter to the warmth and new growth of spring.  The drudgery of feeding hay to the herd is coming to an end as pastures begin their early spring flush of growth.

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Beef Cattle Producers Must be Vigilant to Mitigate Herd Health Risks

Beef Cattle Producers Must be Vigilant to Mitigate Herd Health Risks

Blair Fannin


Beef cattle producers should be observant when conducting annual health vaccination protocols on their cattle, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts.

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