Daily Archives: January 10, 2018

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 things you don’t want to hear from your tractor mechanic

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 things you don’t want to hear from your tractor mechanic

FarmTalk

  1. That’s the first time I’ve seen every single diagnostic code pop up on the computer.

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NCBA Racing Against the Clock to Ensure Congress Makes Progress on Farm Bill Before Mid-Terms

NCBA Racing Against the Clock to Ensure Congress Makes Progress on Farm Bill Before Mid-Terms

Oklahoma Farm Report

With the New Year comes the potential political swings of the November mid-term elections. Lead lobbyist for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Colin Woodall says this means there is limited time to get as much done legislatively as possible, before lawmakers in Washington, D.C. turn their attentions to getting reelected and he says the clock is ticking.

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Are you getting the most out of your ration?

Are you getting the most out of your ration?

Jason Smith

Progressive Cattleman

Just like a business that’s only as good as the people and business plan behind it, the same goes for feed formulations and a person’s ability to deliver it to the bunk.

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Why Should You Grow Multiple Types of Forage Grasses for Grazing Animals?

Why Should You Grow Multiple Types of Forage Grasses for Grazing Animals?

Kathy Voth

On Pasture

Although it might seem like grazing animals will eat any grass in the field, they are actually picky eaters. They prefer a “buffet” of grass choices. And while it’s good for the grazing animals, growing a variety of forage plants in the field also benefits the plants, the soil, and the environment.

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Not All Corn is Created Equal!

Not All Corn is Created Equal!

Jeff Fisher and Stan Smith

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

Since the completion of fall harvest it seems concerns and questions have been circulating throughout Ohio regarding varying levels of protein content in corn. In fact, corn quality – particularly protein content – has been the topic of conversation in some parts of the state off and on for some years.

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Preventing Dystocia Before Calving Season Starts

Preventing Dystocia Before Calving Season Starts

Taylor Grussing

iGrow

Calving season has started for some and will begin soon for others. Meanwhile, beef producers are preparing themselves for less sleep each night, as time spent observing cows day and night will soon start. Nearly 90% of beef producers regularly observe cows and heifers during calving (NAHMS, 2008), and research shows doing calving checks every 3 hours yields best results.

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5 takeaways from President Trump’s speech to the nation’s farmers in Nashville

5 takeaways from President Trump’s speech to the nation’s farmers in Nashville

Joey Garrison,Joel Ebert and Jordan Buie

The Tennessean

Throughout the president’s speech, he praised the Volunteer State and several Republican elected officials. In his opening remarks, Trump declared, “I’m thrilled to be back in the amazing state of Tennessee.” Riffing off the state’s motto, Trump said, “Here, as the state slogan goes, we see America at its absolute best.  And you’re doing well. You’re doing a lot better since Nov. 8th, I might add.”

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How to determine when a cow is in heat

How to determine when a cow is in heat

Sara Welch

Farm and Dairy

The ability to detect heat cycles among your cows and heifers is invaluable if you want to ensure your herd’s reproductive performance. Failure to detect when cows are in heat and breeding cows that aren’t in heat is a major contributor to low fertility and economic loss for producers. Determining the optimum time — estrus — to artificially inseminate your herd early in the breeding season can reduce your calving intervals and decrease your semen expense.

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NMSU’s ACES High pilot program produces calves for international market

NMSU’s ACES High pilot program produces calves for international market

Jane Moorman

New Mexico State University

Getting the best price possible at the sale barn is the goal of cattle producers. It can be tricky with the constantly changing market prices. However, a value-added program is a marketing tool that helps producers earn more dollars for their operation’s bottom line.

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University of Missouri receives $300,000 USDA grant to develop national center for bovine reproduction and genomics

University of Missouri receives $300,000 USDA grant to develop national center for bovine reproduction and genomics

High Plains Journal

The Division of Animal Sciences at the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources boasts many strengths, including its vast research and work with beef cattle reproduction and genetics. The faculty, who have responsibilities not only in research, but also in teaching, extension and economic development, are experts in taking their findings and sharing them with farmers, ranchers and the Missouri community as a whole.

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