Daily Archives: April 25, 2018

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 advantages of a bad bull

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 advantages of a bad bull

FarmTalk

  1. Settling only half the cows is a big plus in a dry year.
  2. He’s a cheap-keeper since half of the grass he eats is over at the neighbor’s.

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Lower-Profit Operations Have Some Things in Common

Lower-Profit Operations Have Some Things in Common

Victoria Myers

Progressive Farmer

A recent study out of Kansas State University sifted through reams of data and found that when comparing 61 different commercial cow/calf operations over a 5—year period, there were some commonalities among those businesses that made money, and didn’t, regardless of the revenue side of the equation.

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Red Angus Association Releases Two New EPDs Aimed at Increasing Efficiency

Red Angus Association Releases Two New EPDs Aimed at Increasing Efficiency

Beef producers consistently look toward the horizon for new tools to help them improve their bottom line. The Red Angus Association of America has a long history of supporting commercial cattlemen and women who are dedicated to efficiently producing high-quality beef. The recent release of two new Red Angus EPDs, targeted at providing producers with additional selection tools to meet their goals, exemplifies this effort.

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Lives, Livestock, Homes Lost to Oklahoma Wildfires

Lives, Livestock, Homes Lost to Oklahoma Wildfires

Russ Quinn

DTN

Two large wildfires continue to burn in parts of northwest Oklahoma, fueled by dry conditions, high winds and low humidity. Though the winds had let up some by Friday, allowing firefighters to contain more of the fires, the blazes have already killed at least two people and have burned thousands of acres of land and destroyed several homes and ranches.

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Cattle management decisions you can’t afford to ignore

Cattle management decisions you can’t afford to ignore

Beef Magazine

The increasingly transparent market with buyers tracking results by source underscores that producing high-quality beef takes a systematic approach no one segment can afford to ignore. Ever.

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Myth:  Going Meatless One Day A Week Can Have A Significant Environmental Impact

Myth:  Going Meatless One Day A Week Can Have A Significant Environmental Impact

Meat Myth Crushers

The data shows that reducing meat consumption one day per week as recommended by the Meatless Monday campaign has a negligible impact on greenhouse gas emissions. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), just 3.4 percent of greenhouse gas emissions are from livestock agriculture, with beef contributing 1.4 percent.

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American Hereford Association to Release “Maternal Advantage” Program Benefitting Commercial Cattlemen

American Hereford Association to Release “Maternal Advantage” Program Benefitting Commercial Cattlemen

This new female-focused program is designed to take advantage of hybrid vigor by capitalizing on Hereford genetics. It has been documented that Hereford genetics maximize the value of a herd by leveraging its fertility, feed efficiency, profitability and docility to the producer’s advantage.

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