Daily Archives: October 25, 2017

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 reasons farmhouses don’t get much trick-or-treat action

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 reasons farmhouses don’t get much trick-or-treat action

FarmTalk

10. People still talk about the monster in flowered boxer shorts and cowboy boots somebody saw walking from the barn.   

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Fertility Freeze

Fertility Freeze

Victoria G. Myers

Progressive Farmer

The average bull in a commercial beef herd stays around for four years and mates at least 100 cows. That makes him key to genetic direction of the herd and his reproductive potential the true source of his value. But, all of that potential can literally go cold in a perfect storm of freezing temperatures, lack of acclimation and management missteps.

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Stocker Producers Find Themselves in Rare Opportunity to Increase Their Margins of Profitability

Stocker Producers Find Themselves in Rare Opportunity to Increase Their Margins of Profitability

Oklahoma Farm Report

It has proven to be a very profitable year so far for most all segments of the cattle industry here in 2017, according to Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Market Economist Dr. Derrell Peel. He explained to Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays, that feedlots have managed to make substantial profits, which in turn have encouraged profitability among stocker producers.

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Cargill to acquire animal health company Diamond V

Cargill to acquire animal health company Diamond V

T. Rowe Price

Ag Daily

Cargill has signed a binding agreement to acquire Diamond V, a leading global provider of innovative natural solutions and technologies that improve animal health, animal performance, and food safety.

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New mapping tool keeps cattle from catching brucellosis

New mapping tool keeps cattle from catching brucellosis

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Ranchers in the greater Yellowstone area have a new mapping tool for reducing the spread of brucellosis from elk to cattle. A team of biologists from the University of Wyoming and the U.S. Geological Survey have built a computer model of elk behavior during spring migration to identify habitats with the highest risk of brucellosis spilling over from elk to cattle.

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NAFTA renegotiations can help revitalize rural America

NAFTA renegotiations can help revitalize rural America

High Plains Journal

While many across America have focused (rightly) on the wreckage of American factories caused by the North American Free Trade Agreement, many more families also saw their livelihoods impacted as NAFTA hammered America’s beef industry.

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Alberta food scientists try to pin down exactly what influences the taste of beef

Alberta food scientists try to pin down exactly what influences the taste of beef

ELIZABETH CHORNEY-BOOTH

The Globe and Mail

As with wine, the flavour of a piece of beef doesn’t just vary according to the breed of cattle or what part of the animal’s body the cut came from, but also external factors such as diet and ranch management, not to mention how the final product is cooked.

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