Daily Archives: May 15, 2018

Baxter Black, DVM: Nitwit Wisdom

Baxter Black, DVM:  Nitwit Wisdom

Nitwits are partial to wisdom

that’s usually corny and trite.

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Late-Term Losses Can be a Costly Mystery

Late-Term Losses Can be a Costly Mystery

DTN

Late-term calf losses can set back a program, and they can be hard to address because the reasons are often unclear. Gerald Stokka, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension veterinarian and livestock stewardship Specialist, admits “there are often more questions than answers, and trying to find a reason for the loss can be a complex and frustrating process.”

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Operation Hay Lift delivers more than 275 loads

Operation Hay Lift delivers more than 275 loads

Ag Daily

Farm Rescue volunteers contributed 170,000 miles behind the wheel to Operation Hay Lift. As of today, Operation Hay Lift is responsible for transporting more than 275 loads of hay, which is the equivalent of over 8,000 round bales.

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Is it Profitable to Add Weight and Sell Heavier Feeder Calves this Year?

Is it Profitable to Add Weight and Sell Heavier Feeder Calves this Year?

Chris Prevatt

University of Florida

The feeder calves with the greatest value are almost always the heavier calves. The question that producers must answer for themselves is “Will it be profitable to add the additional weight and sell heavier feeder calves?” They can accomplish this by calculating the value of gain of their feeder calves.

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Belted Galloways Fit Nicely on Diversified Maine Farm

Belted Galloways Fit Nicely on Diversified Maine Farm

Jeffrey B. Roth

Lancaster Farming

It all started because Bob Sullivan wanted to eat good food. “When I got started (farming) it wasn’t like now … you just couldn’t go to a grocery store and find the stuff I wanted in there,” said Sullivan, a certified public accountant who, along with his wife, Colleen Prentiss, owns the 2,000-acre Old Ackley Farm.

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Using Solar Energy to Pump Water for Livestock

Using Solar Energy to Pump Water for Livestock

Jenifer Bearden

Farms.com

Sometimes the cost of running overhead power lines to power remote pumps is cost prohibitive on large acreages.  This causes farmers and ranchers to look for alternative energy sources.  In Florida, a great energy source is solar energy.

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The many benefits of adding yeast cultures to creep feeds

The many benefits of adding yeast cultures to creep feeds

Dr. Twig Marston

The Cattle Business Weekly

There are several opportunities to increase both feed efficiency and weight gain with creep feeds. Just as cattle genetics and management practices have advanced over the last several generations, nutritional knowledge and practices have evolved. This has allowed calves to continually improve, meeting the increasing demands of cattle producers and consumers alike.

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