Daily Archives: June 13, 2017

Baxter Black, DVM: Sandhills Savior

Baxter Black, DVM:  Sandhills Savior

In the sandhills of Nebraska stands a monument of wills

Where man has staked his claim to them blowin’, rollin’ hills

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Holistic probably isn’t what you think

Holistic probably isn’t what you think

Walt Davis

Beef Producer

Even though the term "holistic management" has been in common use in agricultural circles for several decades, some people are still uncomfortable with the phrase. People involved with agricultural education or research seem particularly reluctant to mention the word holistic.

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Plan to Have it Made in the Shade

Plan to Have it Made in the Shade

Justin Sexten

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

It’s been an interesting year for climate, as we could tell halfway through the spring. A parade of wind storms, fires, blizzards and floods moved swiftly by, leaving every cattle farm and ranch to cope with those and the peculiarities of an early or late spring, with too little or too much moisture.

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A Capacity to Care…

A Capacity to Care…

Anne Burkholder

Feedyard Foodie

The capacity to care is what sets an excellent caregiver apart from everyone else. This person not only provides feed, water and basic daily care to his/her animals; but also brings a sense of security to the animal.

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American farmers back NAFTA rewrite to protect beef producers

American farmers back NAFTA rewrite to protect beef producers

Oscar Rousseau

Global Meat News

Protect local beef suppliers against globalisation, the National Farmers Union has demanded in an open letter to President Trump, following news of plans to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

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Cattle industry urges against mandatory ID

Cattle industry urges against mandatory ID

The Fence Post

Cattle producers, veterinarians, sale barn operators and others involved in the cattle industry encouraged the federal government not to implement any kind of mandatory individual identification for feeder cattle 18 months of age and younger.

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BIF 2017: Genetics of reproduction project

BIF 2017: Genetics of reproduction project

Alison Van Eenennaam

A Steak in Genomics™

The grant dubbed the "heifer fertility project" is really looking for embryonic lethal variants. These are DNA variants that if an embryo inherits two copies of the variant, that embryo is aborted. The DNA variant breaks a gene. If an animal inherits two copies, it can’t live.

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Working With the BLM

Working With the BLM

Paige Nelson

Angus Journal

‘By a show of hands, how many of you hate the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) or the Forest Service?” asked John Reese, a BLM range conservationist from Kanab, Utah. Reese addressed a group of young ranchers

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WNY beef producers excited about new market

WNY beef producers excited about new market


Later this year, beef producers in the U.S. will have access to the Chinese market for the first time since 2003, and Western New York cattle farmers are excited for the change. "It will mean great opportunities for beef producers," said Brenda Bippert. She’s owner of WBB Farm in Alden and also executive secretary of the New York Beef Producers Association.

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Ranchers Who Helped With Hay Donations Now Need Help

Ranchers Who Helped With Hay Donations Now Need Help

Don Jorgensen


Now it’s the South Dakota farmers and ranchers who need help.  Our hot dry weather is taking a tremendous toll on their pastures and the summer is just beginning; leaving many to believe it’s going to get worse before it gets better.

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