Daily Archives: April 27, 2017

Supplements help cattle producers meet herd nutritional needs

Supplements help cattle producers meet herd nutritional needs

Ryan Crossingham

Farm and Ranch Guide

Cattle producers are in a constant search for ways to take the best care of their animals and making shrewd investments in their herd health protocols. Supplemental programs, such as Gain Smart Balancer, play an important role in meeting herd nutritional needs.

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Distiller’s Dried Grains success story

Distiller’s Dried Grains success story

Agri View

Selling 50 metric tons of U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles may seem minor, but Javier Chávez, U.S. Grains Council Mexico marketing specialist, views those small sales to cattle and dairy producers in southeastern Mexico as the start of another big opportunity for U.S. feed grains.

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Answering Tough Questions: Cattle growth hormones in drinking water?

Answering Tough Questions: Cattle growth hormones in drinking water?

Beef Research

Ashley Broocks. Emily Andreini, Megan Rolf and Sara Place

Hormones are naturally produced by the endocrine system of humans and other animals, and regulate growth, development, and reproductive processes. Plants also produce hormones, or plant regulators, which are chemical substances that influence growth and specify cell function.

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Beef cattle implants: Facts, safety, economics & sustainability

Beef cattle implants: Facts, safety, economics & sustainability

Kevin Gould

Michigan State University

Cattle produces have utilized all forms of technology to increase production and reduce costs. Most producers are very good at what they do, yet several still aren’t using the highest return on investment technology available in the industry, beef cattle implants.

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Tapping genetic tools – Cattle Business Weekly

Tapping genetic tools – Cattle Business Weekly

Kindra Gordon

The Cattle Business Weekly

With the availability of more dependable genetic information for a broader range of traits, cow-calf producers have the tools to make more informed selection decisions that influence cattle productivity and profit.

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How do we build trust with our urban customers?

How do we build trust with our urban customers?

Anne Burkholder

Feedyard  Foodie

I often receive this question when visiting with farmers or groups of students that plan to make agriculture their choice of career. I think that deep down everyone realizes the true answer, and yet there is always that same look of hope in their eyes as they wait for my response.

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Cow Nutrition: Calving to Breeding

Cow Nutrition: Calving to Breeding

Ken Olson

American Cattleman

Calving season has already started for some producers, and will be starting for most others in the near future. Nutritional management of the cow herd is more important during the periods of late pregnancy and early lactation than any other. It has a huge impact on the performance of both the cow and the newborn calf. Nutrition for the cow is important during this period because of its effect on subsequent reproductive performance.

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EXECUTIVE ORDER:  Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in America

EXECUTIVE ORDER:  Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in America

Ag News Feed

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to ensure the informed exercise of regulatory authority that affects agriculture and rural communities, it is hereby ordered as follows:

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Effective Management of the Breeding Season

Effective Management of the Breeding Season

John F. Grimes

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

For spring-calving beef herds, the breeding season is currently or soon will be underway.  Many decisions have already been made in terms of the genetic makeup of the 2018 calf crop.  Natural herd sires or sires to be used through artificial insemination have been selected.  Mature cows have been retained and replacement heifers have been introduced to the breeding herd.

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Milk EPDs: Do higher milking cows equal a higher profit?

Milk EPDs: Do higher milking cows equal a higher profit?

Marci Whitehurst

Progressive Cattleman

Is bigger always better? Maybe you’ve heard, "The larger the calf, the larger the profit." One factor producers consider is milk EPDs to secure a higher weaning weight. It may seem the more milk a cow produces, the bigger her calf, thus a larger profit. However, whether this is true depends on several factors.

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