Daily Archives: February 13, 2018

Baxter Black, DVM: The Mountain

Baxter Black, DVM:  The Mountain

Nobody rides the Mountain top when Winter’s locked her jaws.

The Mountain bears the brunt alone, his shoulders to the claws.

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Built to Move

Built to Move

Troy Smith   |

Angus Media

Beef cattle breeders have more tools than ever before to use as aids in selecting breeding animals, including expected progeny difference (EPD) values for various traits, selection indices and genomics. However, there are no “numbers” that are predictive of the structural superiority of one animal over another. Not yet, there aren’t.

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Cattle producer reflections on bull selection from Cow Calf Days

Cattle producer reflections on bull selection from Cow Calf Days

ALFREDO DiCOSTANZO and ERIC MOUSEL

Minnesota Farm Guide

One of the main features of the 2018 Cow Calf Days program this year was a panel of producers and industry representatives discussing genetic selection. From the discussion, which is an excellent way to get interaction with the audience and experts, several main points were drawn. Bull selection, crossbreeding and cow size were the focus of the discussion.

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Beef Quality Assurance Program a Proactive Way for Industry Producers to Stay Ahead of Curve

Beef Quality Assurance Program a Proactive Way for Industry Producers to Stay Ahead of Curve

Oklahoma Farm Report

“We were doing BQA training before we actually had a BQA program for cow/calf and stocker guys, but the one at the feedlot level was developed in Texas and Nebraska back in the ‘80s. So, it’s been around for a long time,” Gill said. “It’s a great honor to get that recognition. It’s been a life career doing quality assurance trainings and I appreciate it.”

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Water system solutions come in many forms

Water system solutions come in many forms

Alan Newport

Beef Producer

Livestock water solutions are sometimes catch as catch can, because spending too much money can eliminate much of the profit from grazing improvements.

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Integrity Beef Alliance Takes Bold Steps to Further Program Development

Integrity Beef Alliance Takes Bold Steps to Further Program Development

Robert Wells, Ph.D.

Noble Research Institute

The 2018 production year is in full swing and cow-calf producers are looking forward to another successful calf crop in the Southern Great Plains. This past year has been an excellent year of growth for the Integrity Beef Alliance, both in participation numbers and in marketing opportunities for members. Additionally, Alliance leadership has taken several steps to further guarantee the program’s future success.

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Trump budget slashes farm programs, food assistance

Trump budget slashes farm programs, food assistance

Philip Brasher

Agri-Pulse

President Trump is proposing to slash crop insurance and other farm programs by $47 billion over 10 years and to dramatically overhaul the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, eventually shrinking its cost to taxpayers by one-third.

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