Daily Archives: September 13, 2017

Mark Parker:  The Top Ten things farmers find in the pockets of jackets they haven’t worn since last spring

Mark Parker:  The Top Ten things farmers find in the pockets of jackets they haven’t worn since last spring

FarmTalk

10. A list of things you were supposed to pick up for your wife that you swore she never gave you.

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Hay donated to fire victims may contain noxious weeds

Hay donated to fire victims may contain noxious weeds

The Republic

Montana’s Department of Agriculture is asking ranchers who received donated hay after a large fire or ongoing drought to keep an eye out for noxious weeds. Dave Burch, the agency’s weed program manager, urges ranchers to watch for new weed species, document them and follow up with weed control. Burch says county weed coordinators, extension services and conservation districts can help ranchers identify invasive species and develop a management plan.

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Penned beef heifers stressed, sedentary and experience delayed puberty

Penned beef heifers stressed, sedentary and experience delayed puberty

Oregon State University

Beef heifers raised in close quarters are under more stress and don’t get as much physical activity as heifers raised on pasture, according to an Oregon State University study.

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Reminders for cattle transport

Reminders for cattle transport

Heidi Carroll

Capital Journal

An accident involving a cattle truck in Indiana on July 11th sheds light on how quickly the beef industry hits the media spotlight. In this specific case, creating a less than desirable outcome for agriculture. As summer heat and drought conditions push potential weaning dates ahead on the calendar many cattlemen may start to feel crunched for time and become overwhelmed by the management decisions they need to make.

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Cull Cows; a disappointing failure or marketing opportunity

Cull Cows; a disappointing failure or marketing opportunity

Justin W. Waggoner

Kansas State University

Most cattle operators view open cows, with some degree of disappointment. However, you might be surprised at the amount of revenue that can be realized from cull cow sales.

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Livestock production a much smaller challenge to global food security than often reported

Livestock production a much smaller challenge to global food security than often reported

Science Newsline

"As a Livestock Policy Officer working for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, I have been asked many times by the press to report on the negative environmental impacts of livestock," explained lead investigator Anne Mottet, PhD.

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Study shows importance of fewer follicles in cow ovaries

Study shows importance of fewer follicles in cow ovaries

Larry Lee

KGFW

Michigan State researchers have found out how important it is for heifers to have the right number of follicles in their ovaries.  Dr. James Ireland says having too many follicles can hinder the animal’s reproductive abilities, and he tells Brownfield the number of follicles is a hereditary trait. “This is highly heritable.

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