Daily Archives: September 22, 2017

BeefTalk: Rain Makes Regrowth; Put Weight on Cows Now

BeefTalk: Rain Makes Regrowth; Put Weight on Cows Now

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

Commit this truism to memory: Feed is available for cattle. In fact, if we did not have cattle and sheep, acre upon acre of forage would be grossly underutilized. Even in dry years, forage is present. Sometimes we need to search, but still, forage is present. Of course, dollars need to be balanced against location, and affordable forage is different than available forage. We hope affordable and available forage is forthcoming.

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Bottle Jaw Possible Sign Of Parasites

Bottle Jaw Possible Sign Of Parasites

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN

The common terms for what you describe are "bottle jaw" and "brisket edema." These conditions occur when protein levels in the blood are low. Albumin is a protein in the blood, and it acts like a sponge, keeping the fluid portion of the blood inside the blood vessels. Worms suck blood from the intestines leading to anemia and low protein. When excessive fluid leaks from the blood vessels, it tends to pool in the lower parts of the body.

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Tools to Manage Cattle Market Risks

Tools to Manage Cattle Market Risks

Jason Bradley

Noble Research Institute

To hedge or not to hedge, that is the question: Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to maybe just go ahead and use forward contracting? But what about using options? You always hear about that being a great tool. Then, you start hearing about all the ways you could combine all of these. Your mouth goes dry, hands begin to sweat and the room starts to spin.

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What happens each day at a cattle feedlot?

What happens each day at a cattle feedlot?

Feedyard Foodie

This has been a week of tremendous learning and growing for me. I did my first Facebook Live broadcast and increased my tech savvy by leaps and bounds. For those of you that do not participate in Facebook, I was able to save the Live Broadcast and upload it to YouTube. This enables me to share it here!

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From Space Cowboy to Montana Rancher

From Space Cowboy to Montana Rancher

Northern AG

As Commander of Apollo 8, NASA astronaut Frank Borman along with fellow astronauts Jim Lovell and Bill Anders become the first humans to orbit the moon. Now 49 years later, Frank has traded in his astronaut suit for cowboy boots as a Montana rancher.

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Commercial Cattleman’s Symposium focuses on building pro

Commercial Cattleman’s Symposium focuses on building profit

Teresa Clark

The Fence Post

Commercial cattlemen learned tips for improving profit in their beef cattle herds at a Commercial Cattlemen’s Symposium held during the National Red Angus convention in Colorado Springs, Colo. Ahead of the conference, Tom Brink, who is the CEO of the Red Angus Association of America, said this year’s lineup of speakers were outstanding. "They will be covering a host of topics designed to help producers improve their productivity and create better bottom line results," he said.

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Roberts: Not the time for a revolutionary farm bill

Roberts: Not the time for a revolutionary farm bill

Sara Wyant

Agri-Pulse

Farmers and ranchers would like to see a new farm bill “sooner rather than later,” says Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts, but he is still in the process of listening to members and various interest groups, while waiting for final budget numbers. The chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry says formal work on a new bill can begin sometime after those efforts are complete

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