Daily Archives: October 30, 2017

Beef RoundTable: Charting the future: National Beef Quality Audit results

If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it. That quote by Peter Drucker is as true today as it was when first uttered. That’s especially true in the beef business.

Add value by culling, feeding

Add value by culling, feeding

Justin Sexten

Ag Update

Weaning and “preg checking” tell us how successful our last two breeding seasons were. If you fell short in meeting any challenge like keeping pastures vegetative or replacement heifers without records, those effects are in full view when calves cross the scale at weaning.

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Tax Reform Needs to Include These Five Principles

Tax Reform Needs to Include These Five Principles

Northern AG

Tax reform has recently taken center stage in Congress, and the discussions and news stories are heating up. Farmers and ranchers are especially interested in the discussion, as agriculture is a high-risk, high-input, capital-intensive business that needs certain provisions in the tax code essential for success.

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Custom Grazer Gets 46 Months in Prison for Grazing Fraud

Custom Grazer Gets 46 Months in Prison for Grazing Fraud

Wyatt Bechtel


A rancher in in South Dakota has been sentenced to 46 months in prison and must pay back cattle producers after lying about grazing he could offer. Keith Hagen from Sisseton, S.D., was found guilty on eight counts of fraud by a federal jury on June 28. He was sentenced by a federal court in Aberdeen on Oct. 16.

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Holy Cow! A Bull Is Running Around Brooklyn’s Prospect Park

Holy Cow! A Bull Is Running Around Brooklyn’s Prospect Park

Dan Nosowitz

Modern Farmer

Around 11 a.m. this morning, a single loose bovine was spotted in New York City’s most populous borough before being corralled into scenic Prospect Park, a sprawling, Olmsted-designed green space in the center of Brooklyn. It appears to be a bull, and reports indicate that it may have escaped from a slaughterhouse.

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‘Before The Plate’: A new generation faced with a new problem

‘Before The Plate’: A new generation faced with a new problem

Dylan Sher

AG Daily

Farming has been at the heart of every civilization — it is a key factor that ensures its success. Drought, extreme weather, and natural predators to crops and livestock are problems that every farmer has had to deal with. However, now we face a new challenge — one that most farmers never imagined would exist. We now not only need to supply a growing population with a food supply, but we also have to convince that population that the food they are receiving is safe to eat.

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Advantages of Grass-Legume Mixes for Hay and Grazing

Advantages of Grass-Legume Mixes for Hay and Grazing

Heather Smith-Thomas

Tri-State Livestock News

Some grass hay producers in Wyoming apply a significant amount of nitrogen fertilizer to increase productivity, but chemical fertilizers increase production cost and can degrade the soil and environment if not applied carefully.

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Bawling calves and Run-away Horses

Bawling calves and Run-away Horses

Curt Pate Stockmanship

Been doing some different work the last few weeks. I presented at the Black Hills Horse Expo last weekend. I enjoyed the interaction with everyone. The people in that area are great, and I had lots of Native American interaction with our friends the Ducheneaux family and Phillip Whiteman. I really like spending time and learning the ways of the native people to help improve my quality of life.

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Oldest Cow in the World (49 Years old with 39 calvings) – Guinness World Record

Oldest Cow in the World (49 Years old with 39 calvings) – Guinness World Record

Vet Clinics

We consider 20 years is extremely old age for a Cow but a cow named “Big Bertha” lived 49 years old which holds two Guinness World Records, one is for being the oldest cow ever lived in the world and another record for lifetime breeding, having produced 39 calves.

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Keeping Up with an Ag Major: ‘There are hormones in my beef!’

Keeping Up with an Ag Major: ‘There are hormones in my beef!’

Alaina Staggs

UT Daily Beacon

This past week, a newcomer to the beef industry expressed her confusion about "implanting" in beef cattle. The "newbie" went on to explain that she had no experience in any types of implants in the beef industry, and was concerned about how such practices could affect the quality of her herd and the meat they would later produce.

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