Daily Archives: May 1, 2018

Baxter Black, DVM:  Classified Ads (Interpreted)

Baxter Black, DVM:  Classified Ads (Interpreted)


COWBOY (at least own a hat), REMOTE CAMP (applicant must be able to work a parachute), SELF STARTER (rooster furnished).

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Bale grazing can lead to nutrient excesses

Bale grazing can lead to nutrient excesses

Jesse Bussard

Beef Producer

Much is said about the boosts in soil health and forage productivity seen from bale grazing pastures. Less is mentioned regarding the potential nutrient management concerns associated with this winter feeding method. “The most un-talked about aspect of bale grazing is the potential nutrient loading and runoff that takes place,” says Idaho forage and grazing expert, Jim Gerrish.

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5 tips for multiplying manure’s value

5 tips for multiplying manure’s value

Steve Groff

Nebraska Farmer

Remember when manure was considered just a waste product? Times have sure changed since then. We now know the value and benefits that properly managed manure can offer. Cover crops can hike those values even higher.

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Managing Hay Resources: Evaluating Hay for Purchase

Managing Hay Resources: Evaluating Hay for Purchase

Chanda Engel


Calving has begun or is not far off for many beef herd managers in the area. As winter progresses we are closer to spring and green grass; however, the hay pile may be shrinking faster than anticipated. This may bring about the need to purchase some additional hay stocks to tie the herd over until the grass is ready for them. Anytime we purchase hay we should give it two tests—one with our physical senses and one with a hay probe.

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Diving into beef demand and what drives it

Diving into beef demand and what drives it

Lynn Gordon

Beef Magazine

In a time of uncertainty, decision-makers having access to as much information as possible to guide the industry is like knowing the game plan for the other team — it doesn’t always lead to a win, but it sure helps.

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This Geneticist Is Creating Gene-Edited Animals for Our Plates

This Geneticist Is Creating Gene-Edited Animals for Our Plates

Marissa Fessenden


Animal geneticist Alison Van Eenennaam has six calves that are rather unusual. Most people might not pick up on what’s odd, but close inspection, and knowledge of bovine genetics, reveals that none of the calves have horns despite being a mix of breeds that typically have them.

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The WIRED Guide to Crispr

The WIRED Guide to Crispr

Megan Molteni


If you’re asking, “what’s Crispr?” the short answer is that it’s a revolutionary new class of molecular tools that scientists can use to precisely target and cut any kind of genetic material. Crispr systems are the fastest, easiest, and cheapest methods scientists have ever had to manipulate the code of life in any organism on Earth, humans included.

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Review Animal Health Challenge Areas to Assess Feed Hygiene

Review Animal Health Challenge Areas to Assess Feed Hygiene

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

Buffy Uglow

“We are recognizing bacterial loads in feedstuffs to a far greater extent than ever before, and they are appearing in more places than ever before,” says John Goeser, Rock River Laboratory animal nutrition, research and innovation director.

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Get value from idle pasture

Get value from idle pasture

Wallaces Farmer

We sold our small beef cattle herd last year to concentrate on crops. We have 40 acres that’s best used as permanent grass pasture. A neighbor wants to rent the acreage. He wants to trade fixing the fence for free pasture this year.

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More U.S. Beef Could be Destined for Europe

More U.S. Beef Could be Destined for Europe

Wyatt Bechtel


The European Union might be willing to accept more imports of U.S. beef to help ease trade tension with President Trump. Officials from the European Union (EU) are considering a trade deal that would allow more access for U.S. beef in an effort to avoid a trade war over aluminum and steel.

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