Daily Archives: July 27, 2017

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 bits of advice for first-time fair moms

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 bits of advice for first-time fair moms

FarmTalk

10. Those cute new sandals you bought? Probably not a good choice for the livestock barns.

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Walk-Through Fly Control

Walk-Through Fly Control

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN

By 1986, pyrethroid resistance was widespread enough that the University of Missouri Extension service began promoting the use of the fly trap as another tool in horn fly control. Today, it’s fair to say fly control is getting more challenging with each passing year.

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From Big to Small to Big to Small – Our History of Cattle Breeding From 1742 to Today

From Big to Small to Big to Small – Our History of Cattle Breeding From 1742 to Today

Kathy Voth

On Pasture

Attempts to improve cattle started in the British Isles in the mid–1700’s when farmers began recording ancestry and developing local breeds. The same occurred later on the continent of Europe. Early European cattle were used primarily for draft and milk.

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Feeding Steers on Corn Gluten or Distillers Grains? Learn to Recognize Urinary Calculi and How to Prevent Them

Feeding Steers on Corn Gluten or Distillers Grains? Learn to Recognize Urinary Calculi and How to Prevent Them

Michelle Arnold, DVM

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

“Urolithiasis” is the veterinary term used for the disease resulting from the formation of stone-like structures (“calculi”) inside the urinary tract of cattle, similar to kidney stones in humans. If a stone lodges in the urethra, it can partially or completely block the flow of urine and eventually lead to rupture of the bladder or urethra and ultimately death.

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Fall forage options evaluated

Fall forage options evaluated

Lauren Peterson

Hay And Forage Grower

Planning is especially vital for fall forage production. While yield may be higher if planted early, dry weather and pest pressure are limiting factors. The contrary is true for late fall planting.

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NAFTA: Where’s the Beef?

NAFTA: Where’s the Beef?

Katelyn McCullock

Drovers

Cattle trade flows play an important role across the U.S. well beyond trade deficits and surpluses, or volumes.  They provide numbers to keep feedlots full and packing plants running efficiently.  They provide flexibility to adjust to market conditions along the supply chain in all three countries.

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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

Angus Beef Bulletin

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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