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

FarmTalk

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

Feedstuffs

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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5 ways to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

5 ways to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

Christopher Walljasper

AgWeb

Farmers, ranchers and compassionate Americans from around the country are showing up with boats, supplies, and support to pull their neighbors back on dry land. Even if you can’t make the trek to Houston to lend a hand, there are plenty of ways you can lend a hand.

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Texas Ranchers Battle Hurricane Harvey to Protect Cattle

Texas Ranchers Battle Hurricane Harvey to Protect Cattle

Sara Brown

Drovers

Hurricane Harvey puts Texas cattle herds at risk. Ranchers are assessing damage and trying to evacuate livestock after Hurricane Harvey invaded the Texas coast, bringing torrential rains, tornadoes and high winds.

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1.2 million beef cows in 54 Texas counties affected by Hurricane Harvey

1.2 million beef cows in 54 Texas counties affected by Hurricane Harvey

Blair Fannin

AG Week

The 54 Texas counties declared a disaster area due to Hurricane Harvey contain over 1.2 million beef cows, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture inventory report.

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