Daily Archives: January 2, 2018

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 Christmas lessons learned

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 Christmas lessons learned

FarmTalk

  1. Your dog assumes the huge ham the deliveryman put on the porch was sent to him.

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Baxter Black, DVM:  2017 – A Year To Forget

Baxter Black, DVM:  2017 – A Year To Forget

“Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” – President John F. Kennedy, 1962. The U.S. at that time has been remembered as a “royal” time.  It was the age of Camelot.  His wife a queen, he was the Golden Boy.

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Cow-calf producers could soon be required to report manure emissions as mandated by the EPA.

Cow-calf producers could soon be required to report manure emissions as mandated by the EPA.

Amanda Radke

Beef Magazine

. . . Yet, it appears even with fewer bureaucrats on the payroll and a smaller budget, whether intentional or not, the EPA is going to continue to be a thorn in the side of animal agriculture, thanks to the unrelenting efforts of environmental activist groups to undermine animal agriculture and put ranchers out of business.

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You Aren’t the Only Animal That Hates the Cold

You Aren’t the Only Animal That Hates the Cold

Walt Bumgarner

Lancaster Farming

Cattle can be amazingly tolerant of cold, but there are certain times when a manager needs to be thinking about ways to mitigate stressful cold conditions. This requires some knowledge of the science involved and more than a little common sense and experience. The lower critical temperature is the point at which animal performance starts to go downhill. A number of research papers put this temperature between 18 and 20 degrees F.

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2018 Beef Supply Big Picture Outlook

2018 Beef Supply Big Picture Outlook

John Nalivka

AGWeb

USDA’s December 1 Cattle on Feed report showed a sharp increase in the number of cattle placed on feed during November – up 14% from a year earlier.  In fact, 9 of the 12 states included in the monthly survey posted double digit gains over the prior year.  Coupled with a 3% gain over the prior year for fed cattle marketed during November, the on feed inventory jumped 8% from a year earlier.

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Reviewing 2017’s impact on the beef industry

Reviewing 2017’s impact on the beef industry

Kaitlyn Hildebrand LaMoille

BCR News

With the New Year around the corner, what a better way to wrap up my last article for the year than to highlight some events that have happened within the beef industry. This year has been filled with ups and downs in the cattle industry that led to major impacts.

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Allen County’s sheriff brings his badge to the barnyard

Allen County’s sheriff brings his badge to the barnyard

LimaOhio.com

Being the top cop in Allen County can be a daunting task in and of itself, but when Sheriff Matt Treglia leaves the Allen County Sheriff’s Office, he has another job waiting for him, one that he says is “in his blood.”

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