Daily Archives: August 15, 2017

Baxter Black, DVM:  The Historic Star Valley Beanfield War

Baxter Black, DVM:  The Historic Star Valley Beanfield War

I guess it never would have happened if Raymond hadn’t sold his cows. The Star Valley Beanfield War, I mean.

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Yon Family Farms: If you build it, they will come

Yon Family Farms: If you build it, they will come

Cassidy Woolsey

Progressive Cattleman

Going back to the family farm may be a dream for some, but that doesn’t make it a reality.When Sally, Drake and Corbin Yon decided to return to their family’s reputable seedstock and row-crop business in Ridge Spring, South Carolina, the legwork had already been done.

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Greg Judy Talks Fencing, Leasing, Cow-Size and More

Greg Judy Talks Fencing, Leasing, Cow-Size and More

Kathy Voth

On Pasture

These are just a few of the questions Greg Judy answers as he and Justin Rhodes walk across the pasture moving fence. We rarely suggest videos this long, but all 19 minutes of this video are jam-packed with words of wisdom and ideas that you’ll appreciate.

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Pharmaceutical Use in Cattle – Online Course

Pharmaceutical Use in Cattle – Online Course

John Maday

Bovine Veterinarian

The course will equip persons involved in the management, administration, distribution or sale of pharmaceuticals used in cattle to maximize therapeutic outcomes, prevent drug-related problems and protect the wholesomeness of the food supply chain.

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Genotyping Embryos

Genotyping Embryos

Matt Barten

A Steak in Genomics™

Growing out of DNA testing for genetic conditions, Barten decided to develop a company that could biopsy embryos and DNA test embryos (rather than waiting for calves to be born).

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Using drought stressed field crops as emergency forages

Using drought stressed field crops as emergency forages

Greg Lardy

Tri State Livestock News

The area affected by drought conditions continues to expand with parts of the Dakotas now into the D4 (extreme drought) category on the latest Drought Monitor. With this in mind, I know many of you are considering how to salvage some of the drought stressed field crops, which may be available in your local areas. In my column this week, I will give you a few tips and pointers on making the most out of drought stressed field crops.

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Beef hoop barn benefits first generation farmer

Beef hoop barn benefits first generation farmer


Camp Point, Ill., farmer Jacob Schmidt did not grow up on a farm, but that did not stop him from pursuing and realizing his dream of being a farmer. With the help of family and neighbors, he slowly worked his way into farming full time as a first-generation farmer.

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Preg-test your cows early & earn more

Preg-test your cows early & earn more

Wes Ishmael

Beef Magazine

“Early pregnancy testing is a tool we can use to sort and market cattle to their highest and best value,” says Aaron Berger, Extension educator in beef systems at the University of Nebraska’s (UNL) Panhandle Research and Extension Center “It also allows us to use the information to strategically manage cows in terms of when we give them inputs.”

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Things That Can Lengthen Your Fall Growing Season

Things That Can Lengthen Your Fall Growing Season

Gary Bates


One of the most expensive parts of a cattle operation is feeding a herd during the winter.  More specifically, it is the hay that has to be used when no grazing in available.  It isn’t unusual for a producer in Tennessee and other parts of the country to feed hay for over 100 days during the winter.

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15 Places in the U.S. Where Cowboy Culture Is Alive and Well

15 Places in the U.S. Where Cowboy Culture Is Alive and Well

Wide Open Country

The cowboy is the symbolic icon of American western culture and dates back more than two centuries. Today, being a cowboy means living the ranching lifestyle. Cattle operations are the largest single segment of American agriculture. More than 1 million beef producers in the U.S. are responsible for more than 94 million head of beef cattle.

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