Daily Archives: August 9, 2017

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 signs your neighbor isn’t much of a farmer

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 signs your neighbor isn’t much of a farmer

FarmTalk

10.  He has to buy his own caps because nobody will give him one.

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Cow Poop Analyzer App Estimates Forage Quality

Cow Poop Analyzer App Estimates Forage Quality

Kathy Voth 

On Pasture

With the “Cow Poop Analyzer” app, you take a picture of a manure pile, and then compare your picture to file photos. Each file photo comes with an estimate for the crude protein and digestibility you can expect from your forage based on the quality of the manure. Even better, you can add a title and pasture name to the automatically dated record. Then you’ll have a history of forage quality in your pastures over time.

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Fall Feed Outlook: What to expect as we approach the fall cattle run

Fall Feed Outlook: What to expect as we approach the fall cattle run

Brian R. Williams

The Cattle Business Weekly

There is no doubt that cattle feeders are closely watching the conditions of the corn and soybean crop in the field right now. Although many spring-calving producers will likely not market their calves for another month or two, we could see a few more feeder cattle than normal hit the market during August and September. Much of North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and even a large portion of the Sandhills in Nebraska are in a severe drought or worse.

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Marketing quality should be considered when getting ready to sell the calf crop

Marketing quality should be considered when getting ready to sell the calf crop

Justin Sexten

The Fence Post

The day you make breeding choices, purchase bulls or buy bred heifers, marketing the calf crop begins. With those decisions in the rear view, it’s time to consider how to make the most of a great mating. Sale day for your spring-born calves grows closer as each day grows shorter, and that brings up weaning.

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Watch out for online sale scams

Watch out for online sale scams

TSCRA

TSCRA Special Rangers are warning folks about a recent case of fraud concerning the purchase of cattle online and reminding sellers to take precautions when accepting cashier’s checks. If a buyer presents a cashier’s check, do not accept a payment amount for any price other than the one that was agreed.

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These are not your daddy’s calf crops

These are not your daddy’s calf crops

Bruce Derksen

Beef Magazine

When the relative peace and quiet of the summer months come to an end, cattlemen’s thoughts turn to weaning the calf crops. The meticulous planning of the spring vaccinations, branding, tagging, castrating, and dehorning the calves before they were sent to pasture is far in the rear view mirror.

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Temple Grandin Is Getting the Incredible Honor She Deserves

Temple Grandin Is Getting the Incredible Honor She Deserves

 A. Stout

The Autism SIte

Doctor Temple Grandin is one of the world’s most well-known and respected individuals with autism. This incredible woman, a Professor of Animal Sciences at Colorado State University, has worked hard to advocate for autism.

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