Daily Archives: December 6, 2017

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 last words uttered before a farm calamity

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 last words uttered before a farm calamity

FarmTalk

  1. I’m positive the Roundup Ready beans are in that field and the Liberty Link beans are across the road.

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Beef steak preferences are a battle of ‘tradition’ versus ‘new’

Beef steak preferences are a battle of ‘tradition’ versus ‘new’

Donald Stotts

High Plains Journal

It has been said change is a constant and that saying has certainly been proven accurate when it comes to those succulent steaks meat-lovers so love to eat.

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Common Traits of Successful Ranchers

Common Traits of Successful Ranchers

Robert Fears

The Cattleman

In every region of Texas, there are many ranches that have been owned and operated by the same family through 3 or more generations. The Texas Department of Agriculture Family Land Heritage Program has registered more than 4,000 ranches/farms that have been maintained by the same family for at least 100 years. What enabled these families to retain ownership of land and assets through multi-generations?

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The American Hereford Association outlines major revisions to its genetic evaluation.

The American Hereford Association outlines major revisions to its genetic evaluation.

Shane Bedwell

Hereford World

The American Hereford Association (AHA) will continue to offer the most robust and progressive genetic evaluation, helping to identify Hereford genetics that are the most profitable for the commercial industry. Over the last two years, the American Hereford Association (AHA) Board of Directors and staff have researched and thoroughly evaluated the necessary steps to implement a single step genomic evaluation using the Biometric Open Language Tools (BOLT) software.

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Reproductive Tract Score Can be a Game Changer

Reproductive Tract Score Can be a Game Changer

Victoria G. Myers

Progressive Farmer

If replacement heifers are the future of a strong beef herd, good conception rates are confirmation the best available heifers were selected for the breeding season. What if there was one easy-to-get number that could tell a producer 30 days out which heifers are most likely to conceive?

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Take some of the stress out of cold stress

Take some of the stress out of cold stress

Christopher Clark

Progressive Cattleman

Frigid temperatures, howling winds, ice storms, freezing rain and snowdrifts are just a few of the winter highlights waiting just around the corner. Although beef cattle can tolerate extreme winter conditions surprisingly well, cold stress can negatively affect animal health, welfare, performance and production.

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A Big Farm Can Be Sustainable…But Only if It’s Managed Like a Collection of Small Farms

A Big Farm Can Be Sustainable…But Only if It’s Managed Like a Collection of Small Farms

John Ikerd

In These Times

Does farm size matter to agricultural sustainability? My answer consistently has been, “Yes!” It’s easier to manage a small farm sustainably because sustainability requires more management per acre farmed or dollar invested. That said, unsustainable large farms are not unsustainable because they are large, they are large because they are unsustainable.

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