Daily Archives: September 12, 2017

Baxter Black, DVM:  COYOTE COWBOY OBSERVATIONS

Baxter Black, DVM:  COYOTE COWBOY OBSERVATIONS

-There’s always time to pet your dog.

-If a feller doesn’t trim his own horse’s feet, he’s got too many horses or not enough time.

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Success with Stock Dogs

Success with Stock Dogs

Denice Rackley

On Pasture

Stock dogs can be an incredible asset to a livestock producer or they can be cause for frustration. It has been a struggle to learn how to use stock dogs but it has been well worth the effort. The dogs save me thousands of steps and time, making all my work with stock easier and more enjoyable.

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September meetings provide opportunities to beef cattle ranchers

September meetings provide opportunities to beef cattle ranchers

Today’s Producer

Kansas producers looking to add value to their beef cattle herds are finding success in the Sunflower Supreme program. Three meetings on Sept. 12 will provide ranchers with all the information they need to meet the Oct. 1 enrollment deadline for fall-calving heifers.

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California rancher discusses 10-year struggle to pay death tax

California rancher discusses 10-year struggle to pay death tax

AGDAILY

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has kicked off a media and advertising campaign that will shine a spotlight on how the death tax impacts America’s cattle and beef producers.  The first campaign video features fifth-generation California rancher Kevin Kester, whose family struggled for a decade to pay a large death-tax bill after his grandfather passed away.

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10 practical tips for a successful weaning and preconditioning program

10 practical tips for a successful weaning and preconditioning program

Robert Wells

Beef Magazine

Feedlot buyers are becoming more selective and are rewarding cattle producers with proper vaccination and preconditioning programs, or discounting those who don’t. The following tips are designed to help producers be more successful during the preconditioning phase of calf development.

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Livestock industry is good for local economies

Livestock industry is good for local economies

Greg Lardy

AgWeek

When one compares to our neighboring states, the lack of livestock activity is apparent. While the livestock industry accounts for approximately 42, 44 and 40 percent of the gross agricultural receipts in Minnesota, Montana and South Dakota, respectively, in North Dakota it only accounts for 14 percent of gross agricultural receipts. In North Dakota, livestock sales account for $1.1 billion in receipts while livestock accounts for $7.1 billion, $1.6 billion, and $3.6 billion in receipts in Minnesota, Montana and South Dakota, respectively.

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Protected yeasts may offer digestion boost to beef cattle

Protected yeasts may offer digestion boost to beef cattle

Feed Navigator

“The objective of this study was to determine whether feeding ruminally protected active dried yeast (ADY) exhibits post-ruminal activity in comparison with feeding non-protected ADY assessed by measuring feed intake, ruminal pH and fermentation, and site and extent of feed digestion in finishing heifers,” the researchers said.

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