Daily Archives: June 19, 2017

Timely Tips for Managing What’s Happening in Pastures Now

Timely Tips for Managing What’s Happening in Pastures Now

Victor Shelton 

On Pasture

As I’ve traveled around my state of Indiana lately, I have seen quite a range in pasture growth, from almost no growth left at this time, to the appearance that there are no grazing animals on the place! 

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Sweetclover – Friend or Foe

Sweetclover – Friend or Foe

Bruce Anderson

University of Nebraska

Sweetclover can be a curse or a blessing. Ignore it in pastures and it can get coarse, stemmy, and unpalatable. Just like some problem weeds. Ignore it in haylands and it could actually kill livestock if the hay gets moldy.

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Low-Cost Profit Bump

Low-Cost Profit Bump

Becky Mills

Progressive Farmer

Whether you’re trying to squeeze a profit from stocker cattle or help cows get every bit of good out of drought-hammered forages, ionophores can help.

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Farm groups critical of Trump’s crackdown on Cuba

Farm groups critical of Trump’s crackdown on Cuba

Bill Tomson

Agri Pulse

New measures unveiled today by the Trump administration to restrict U.S. travel and trade with Cuba met with strong opposition from U.S. farm groups hoping to increase agricultural exports to the island nation. President Donald Trump said the policy directive he signed in Miami is necessary to confront the “brutal nature of the Castro regime” and strengthen the U.S. embargo, but farm groups said it sets back their efforts to help feed the communist country.

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The 5 pieces of cow advice you shouldn’t take

The 5 pieces of cow advice you shouldn’t take

Bryan McMurr

Progressive Cattleman

In the cattle industry, we’re not short of opinions. However, there is just some advice we shouldn’t take. With science, research and economics as evidence, heed caution before embracing the five myths below.

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Make Treatment Plans a Priority

Make Treatment Plans a Priority

Donald Stotts

Angus Beef Bulletin

It is “calf-working time” in Oklahoma, which should serve as a valuable reminder for producers to get with their veterinarians to review, revise or — if one does not exist — develop a treatment protocol plan for their specific cattle operations.

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The impact of interest rates increases on ag

The impact of interest rates increases on ag

Meghan Grebner

Brownfield AG Network

While the increase was widely anticipated – it does put added pressure on farmers who are already facing a tight ag economy. “It’s going to more so impact their operating lines of credit, short-term lending – particularly for inputs like seed and fertilizer for example,” he says.

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U.S. beef again can go to China but must meet these requirements

U.S. beef again can go to China but must meet these requirements

Delta Farm Press

U.S. beef exports to China must meet specified requirements under the USDA Export Verification Program. These requirements apply to U.S. companies such as slaughterers, fabricators, and/or processors.

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Warm Weather Increases Parasite Risk in Sheep, Cattle

Warm Weather Increases Parasite Risk in Sheep, Cattle

The Cattle Site

Dairy and beef cattle are at risk of husk, caused by infection with the cattle lungworm from June onwards. Unvaccinated calves, naïve adult cattle and those without an effective anthelmintic program face the greatest threat.

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Beef Industry Leaders in EVP Sharpen Critical Thinking

Beef Industry Leaders in EVP Sharpen Critical Thinking

Drovers

On June 15 and 16 nearly 40 veterinarians return to Olathe, Kan., for the second module of EVP Beef, an 18-month certificate program delivered by the University of Illinois in conjunction with Kansas State University. The participants are honing leading-edge skills that will benefit their clients and enhance their careers.

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