Daily Archives: August 30, 2017

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 reasons for buying a bad bull

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 reasons for buying a bad bull


10. Your neighbor took one look at him and immediately began fixing the border fence.

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More Than a Genetic Spreadsheet

More Than a Genetic Spreadsheet

Becky Mills

Progressive Farmer

Genetic tests are available for everything from birthweight to carcass weight, so it’s tempting to select your next herd bull based on those results alone. Just think, no more driving all across the country to look at pen after pen of yearling bulls. Or, you could build your dream herd of females off a spreadsheet of genetic predictions for maternal traits. Then again, maybe not.

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Moocall releases innovative herd management a

Moocall releases innovative herd management app

Ag Daily

Moocall‘s newest mobile app shows exactly how “smart” herd management can be — and it’s free. To best help beef and dairy farmers manage their breeding and keep track of their herd, the just-released Breedmanager app doesn’t look at the herd as a whole, but rather breaks it up into “smart lists.” These smart lists filter the herd by their relative position within the breeding cycle, which means at the tap of a finger a farmer can quickly identify the cows that are due to calf in the next week, or cows that were in heat in the last 24 hours and so on.

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Some wolves may have become ‘habituated’ to eating cattle

Some wolves may have become ‘habituated’ to eating cattle

Eric Mortensen

Capital Press

Northeast Oregon cattle ranchers have called for two entire packs to be killed, saying the state’s “incremental” approach won’t deter voracious wolves.

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2017 High Plains Nutrition & Management Roundtable

2017 High Plains Nutrition & Management Roundtable

University of Nebraska

The High Plains Nutrition & Management Roundtable is an annual meeting hosted by the local ARPAS chapter, comprised by beef industry professionals from the tri-state area (CO, WY, NE) who share a common interest in improving the beef industry through improved nutrition and management practices.

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Genetic marker sought for feed efficiency in cattle

Genetic marker sought for feed efficiency in cattle

Tim Lundeen


Researchers with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture are working to identify genetic markers that can help cattle producers find the best bang for their buck when choosing breeds and budgeting for feed.

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Expert offers tips on how to help burned-out pastures recover

Expert offers tips on how to help burned-out pastures recover

Kay Ledbetter

Beef Magazine

Wildfire in the Great Plains seems to have become just another natural disaster, like blizzards and drought, which ranchers have to deal with. But a wildfire is different—it’s more destructive, more devastating and seemingly more permanent.

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