Daily Archives: July 6, 2017

Mark Parker:  Top 10 most common causes of farmer injuries

Mark Parker:  Top 10 most common causes of farmer injuries

FarmTalk

10. Spending your wife’s vacation fund money on yet another bargain cow at the sale barn.

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From Cattle Buyer to Auction Owner

From Cattle Buyer to Auction Owner

Maggie Malson

The Cattleman

Everything about the weathered wooden catwalk, the cattle bawling, trailers being unloaded, the smell of the manure and hay, and the cry of the auctioneer asking for bids feels like home for the owner of Gulf Coast Livestock Auction in Alice. Eddie Garcia has fond memories of being a 7-year-old boy visiting the local auction barns with his father, Esteban Garcia lll. These were defining moments for him.

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Cow Size

Cow Size

Steve Boyles,

Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter

ncreasing Mature Body Weight of the United States Cow Herd: There has been a 30% increase in cow mature size over the last 30 years. From 1975 to 2015, cow numbers have decreased by 35%, but beef production has been maintained at a level similar to 1975 In response to the low cow numbers carcass weights have increased.

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Argentine cattle owners find similarities in North Dakota

Argentine cattle owners find similarities in North Dakota

Codi Vallery-Mills

The Cattle Business Weekly

On June 27-28 three North Dakota ranches welcomed guests from Argentina and Brazil to their cattle operations.  As part of a tour coordinated by Genex Cooperative Inc., Strommen Ranch, Ellingson Angus and Schaff Angus Valley showed their cattle and talked ranching with the group that consisted of veterinarians, Cooperative Resource International sales reps, and cattle owners.

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BPI settlement struck at surprising point in trial

BPI settlement struck at surprising point in trial

Nick Hytrek

Midwest Producer

The sudden settlement of Beef Products Inc.’s $1.9 billion defamation lawsuit against ABC in the midst of the trial caught many observers by surprise — not just because the case had been settled, but because it happened when BPI lawyers were still presenting evidence and ABC had yet to call a single witness. “What surprised me is that it was settled when it was,” said Chuck Baldwin, journalist in residence at the University of South Dakota Media and Journalism Department.

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Age and source premiums on the horizon with final China beef trade deal.

Age and source premiums on the horizon with final China beef trade deal.

Jeff Mafi

American Angus Association

Beef trade negotiations between the United States and China finalized June 12 after a 14-year absence. Here are a few of the aspects of the agreement according to the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service.

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The dog days of fescue toxicosis

The dog days of fescue toxicosis

Mike Rankin

Hay and Forage Grower

I’ve come to the conclusion that no forage species offers more complexities and mind-boggling management alternatives than toxic tall fescue. It is both a gift from God and at the same time a curse derived . . . well . . . let’s just say from somewhere farther south.

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Americans spend big on booze, beef on July 4th

Americans spend big on booze, beef on July 4th

Zlati Meyer

USA Today

Last year, Americans bought close to $804 million worth of beef in the two weeks around the holiday, according to Nielsen, which tracks consumer data. They also purchased more than $371 million worth of chicken and more than $217 million worth of pork.

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A beef producer’s guide for use of antibiotics

A beef producer’s guide for use of antibiotics

Wes Ishmael

Beef Magazine

Judicious use of antibiotics is no longer just a good idea — it’s essential if we want to have antibiotics in our toolbox going forward. Here are 14 things to keep in mind when using antibiotics with your cattle.

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Considerations for cattle producers affected by drought

Considerations for cattle producers affected by drought

Mark Dorenkamp

Brownfield Ag News

Eric Mousel with the University of Minnesota says dryness is expanding beyond north-central South Dakota, and cattlemen and women in the region need to plan for the worst. “For most guys, the big thing is not running too much weight off the cattle before they decide to do something (like) early-weaning some calves to take pressure off.  Those types of things.”

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