Daily Archives: August 11, 2017

Minimize Forage Ash Content

Minimize Forage Ash Content

Rory Lewandowski

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

Forage ash content comes from both internal and external sources. Internal sources include minerals such as calcium, phosphorus and potassium found in the leaves and stems of forage plants. External sources include things like soil, bedding, and sand that are deposited on the surface of the forage.

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How will summer drought and this fall’s corn crop affect feeder cattle?

How will summer drought and this fall’s corn crop affect feeder cattle?

Burt Rutherford

Beef Magazine

Several factors are at play that may have a significant effect on the fall feeder cattle and calf run, says Brian R. Williams, assistant Extension professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Mississippi State University. One is how the corn and soybean harvest will play out, given extremes in summer weather in the Midwest.

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History of Veterinary Genomics

History of Veterinary Genomics

James Womack

A Steak in Genomics

In 1990, there was a conference at Cold Spring Harbor about mapping genomes in cattle (mapping is figuring out the recombination that occurs between spots on a chromosome. These DNA variants are inherited in patterns, not independently).

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