Daily Archives: August 28, 2017

Baxter Black, DVM: JUMPER

Baxter Black, DVM:   JUMPER

Betty said her dad had a bull that kept jumpin’ the fence. She wondered if I knew any surefire cures for fence jumpin’ bulls. I asked her what they’d tried already.

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Beef crossbreeding advantageous

Beef crossbreeding advantageous

Mary Hookham


Crossbreeding is a common practice on beef operations across the nation and around the world. At a recent beef workshop hosted by University of Wisconsin-Extension of Dodge County, Dairy and Livestock Agent Amanda Young shared information about how and why crossbreeding is used so often.

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Unique heifer donation program helps 4-H youth get growing in the beef industry

Unique heifer donation program helps 4-H youth get growing in the beef industry

Tri State Livestock News

While the county fair livestock show season is winding down, one 10-year-old 4-Her is already dreaming about the 2018 county fair. That’s because next year young Cody Jones will be showing a heifer that was awarded to him at this year’s Butte-Lawrence County Fair held in Nisland, South Dakota, in early August.

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Should you partner with cattle?

Should you partner with cattle?

R. P. "Doc" Cooke

Beef Producer

Partnering with cattle is nothing new and there have been and are some very impressive success stories. On the other hand, lending institutions have ended up with lots of ranches and this fact indicates that those agreements didn’t work out just right.

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Tips for planning a successful field day

Tips for planning a successful field day

Wallaces Farmer

Field days are educational events hosted by a producer or educator and held on a farm or ranch. The events usually include demonstrations of specific management practices and equipment or highlight research methods and results.

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Cattlemen pleased with Interior Dept. National Monument report

Cattlemen pleased with Interior Dept. National Monument report

Tom Steever

Brownfield News Network

The Public Lands Council and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association say they’re pleased with the Interior Department’s report that could result in reducing the size of some Western U.S. National Monuments.  Ethan Lane at the Public Lands Council tells Brownfield National Monument designations were done without consulting Western ranchers.

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Body condition scoring animals

Body condition scoring animals

Marvin Reynolds

Alamosa News

With weaning time coming up in a few weeks, many beef producers will have their animals where they can get a look and feel of their animals. This is a great time to evaluate the BCS on an animal. It also allows time to increase the BCS for cows before calving next year. If an increase in BCS is needed after weaning is the easiest time to do so.

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Anthrax poses danger to livestock

Anthrax poses danger to livestock

Williston Herald

Drought conditions raise the risk of anthrax exposure to cattle and other livestock, which can result in their sudden death. Anthrax is caused by a bacteria called Bacillus anthracis, which produces spores that are hardy and have a high survival rate. The spores are uncovered in very dry conditions, as well as during times of high rainfall, and can put cattle and other livestock at risk, said NDSU veterinarian Gerald Stokka.

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The art of the visit

The art of the visit

Marytina Lawrence

AG Week

We are a farm family that raises beef cattle. As such, we spend a large amount of our summer traveling the countryside showing cattle at fairs and expositions. In addition to gaining exposure, we also have created a great opportunity for our children to meet new people. While traveling the country, I have noticed something interesting that definitely applies to the "farm family" but could be considered applicable for all.

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Cow-calf Producers Have Marketing Options to Consider

Cow-calf Producers Have Marketing Options to Consider

Andrew P. Griffith


Finished cattle prices have declined more than 26 percent since their apex of $144.60 in May which has resulted in fed cattle revenues declining about $500 per head over the same time period. Comparing this to 2016, fed cattle prices peaked just above $139 in the middle of March and declined nearly 18 percent by the last week of August.

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