Daily Archives: August 16, 2017

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 irritating facts about your neighbor

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 irritating facts about your neighbor

FarmTalk

10.  He’s 20 years younger so his place is never coming up for sale.

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Three Stages Of Calving

Three Stages Of Calving

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN

I recommend checking cows that are in labor at least three times a day—heifers even more often. We have our heifers by a road we drive by several times a day. All calving pastures should have easy access to a working facility. Make mental (even better, physical) notes of cows that are getting close to calving.

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Genomic tools for commercial cattle within sight

Genomic tools for commercial cattle within sight

Annemarie Pedersen

Canadian Cattlemen

In an industry where margins can be tight it’s often hard to justify the cost for something like a DNA test that seems “nice to have.” But what would the return on investment need to be to make DNA a “need to have” item on every farm and ranch?

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NCBA CEO Testifies on Capitol Hill: “Please Do No Harm!”

NCBA CEO Testifies on Capitol Hill: “Please Do No Harm!”

NCBA

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) CEO Kendal Frazier today testified on Capitol Hill in support of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and warned Congress against using the treaty’s renegotiation to resurrect failed policies like mandatory Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL).

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Farm Babe: No nutritional difference between grass fed or grain fed beef

Farm Babe: No nutritional difference between grass fed or grain fed beef

Ag Daily

Grass fed and grain fed beef are nutritionally equivalent. Okay, well not technically, but the differences are so minimal you would need to eat thousands of pounds of beef in a single sitting to have any real nutritional impact.

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NSW (AU) virtual fencing trial shows promise in commercial cattle application

NSW (AU) virtual fencing trial shows promise in commercial cattle application

Beef Central

A NEW South Wales beef producer who took part in a recent commercial trial of virtual fencing systems says he can see applications using the technology to reduce expensive fencing and keep stock out of areas that are difficult to muster or control.

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Last Chance to Comment on WOTUS Repeal – NCBA Urges Producers Submit Comments By Aug. 28

Last Chance to Comment on WOTUS Repeal – NCBA Urges Producers Submit Comments By Aug. 28

Oklahoma Farm Report

Scott Yager, who works on environmental issues for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, is currently spearheading the association’s efforts to influence the repeal and replace action on the Waters of the United States by the Environmental Protection Agency. And with the public comment period only open for another two weeks

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Taking it easy at Blue Bell Ranch means doing it better

Taking it easy at Blue Bell Ranch means doing it better

Dakota Farmer

Sometimes farm and ranch tours can be a grind. There is usually a ton of information to digest. The facts and figures seem to come at you as fast as an angry Holstein bull. There are profits and losses to weigh and new ideas and practices to consider. You think about what worked, what didn’t and what might work for you. You hurry from one stop to the next. You have to run, run, run.

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Livestock forum to tackle traceability for cattle

Livestock forum to tackle traceability for cattle

Meat Poultry

The National Institute for Animal Agriculture and the US Animal Health Association will be hosting the 2017 Strategy Forum on Livestock Traceability in Denver Sept. 26-27.

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Anaplasmosis: Not just a Southern cattle producer problem

Anaplasmosis: Not just a Southern cattle producer problem

Ag Daily

Think anaplasmosis can’t affect your herd? Think again. While the highest prevalence has generally been in the Southern states, anaplasmosis has been identified in all 50 states, and with increased cattle movement over the last decade the footprint has spread.

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