Daily Archives: June 8, 2017

Modified Distillers Grains Fed to Yearlings can Stretch Summer Grass and Improve Gains

Modified Distillers Grains Fed to Yearlings can Stretch Summer Grass and Improve Gains

Aaron Berger

University of Nebraska

This is a review of three research studies conducted at the University of Nebraska that evaluated feeding modified distillers grains with solubles to yearling cattle grazing summer range. Summarized by Aaron Berger, Nebraska Extension Educator

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Brazil Scandal Keeps JBS in Hot Water With Temperatures Rising But How Will It Affect Them Here?

Brazil Scandal Keeps JBS in Hot Water With Temperatures Rising But How Will It Affect Them Here?

Oklahoma Farm Report

A giant in the American meat industry, JBS USA, has business holdings throughout the industry, from packing plants for both pork and beef and the Pilgrim’s Pride Chicken operation, to Five Rivers, the largest cattle feeding operation in the US. 

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Lots of dynamics in global beef export markets

Lots of dynamics in global beef export markets

Derrell S. Peel

FarmTalk

It’s a unique time in global beef markets with a wide range of issues providing challenges and opportunities among many of the major beef exporting countries.

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Lemmon Presented BIF Pioneer Award

Lemmon Presented BIF Pioneer Award

The Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) recognized Harvey Lemmon posthumously with a BIF Pioneer Award June 1 during the group’s annual meeting and symposium in Athens, Georgia. The award recognizes individuals who have made lasting contributions to the improvement of beef cattle, honoring those who have had a major role in acceptance of performance reporting and documentation as the primary means to make genetic change in beef cattle.

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Mundhenke Beef Named BIF Commercial Producer of Year

Mundhenke Beef Named BIF Commercial Producer of Year

The Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) presented John and Gina Mundhenke of Mundhenke Beef near Lewis, Kansas, the BIF Commercial Producer of the Year Award June 1 during the group’s annual meeting and symposium in Athens, Georgia. This national award is presented annually to a producer to recognize their dedication to improving the beef industry at the commercial level.

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K-State to Host Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Workshop

K-State to Host Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Workshop

Registration is now open for the 2017 Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Workshop (ARSBC) that will be Aug. 29-30 at the Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center in Manhattan, Kansas. The program is targeted toward commercial and seedstock producers, the artificial insemination (AI) and allied industries and veterinarians interested in using or improving implementation of reproductive management tools and associated genetic tools.

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The Power of Index Based Selection

The Power of Index Based Selection

Jared Decker

A Steak in Genomics™

In the history of selection, we used used visual appearance and local adaptation to create some breed creation. We then moved to actual performance. We started weighing and measuring cattle. Then scientist used statistics to analyze this data and produce sire summaries and EPDs. We have now added genomics to this process. Prior to the release of Milk EPD there was no change in milking ability in Angus cattle.

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63rd Annual Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course

63rd Annual Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course

Hope Beitchman

KBTX

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is presenting a Beef Cattle Short Course beginning on August 7 at 8 a.m. at the MSC Complex on the Texas A&M campus.

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Increase stock density to improve land faster

Increase stock density to improve land faster

Alan Newport

Beef Producer

Graziers who have tried both ultra-high stock densities and a slower form of “rotational” grazing say increased stock density seems to build the land faster. The only two scientific experiments on the topic suggest this is true.

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“If you have good heifers, you have good bulls.”

"If you have good heifers, you have good bulls.”

Laura Conaway

Angus Journal

Terry Walter settles back into his chair. It’s not to add effect to the statement; his shift allows time for others to catch on to what the Colorado rancher knows to be true. Good cattle come from good cattle, and there’s no sense denying the importance of the dam.

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