Daily Archives: May 17, 2018

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 things a farmer learns from his kids

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 things a farmer learns from his kids

FarmTalk

  1. A 3-year-old will repeat “Dad’s words” during those moments when all goes quiet in a public place.
  2. A new .22 — you’re going to find some holes in stuff you prefer unholey.

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Cattle Flies and control

Cattle Flies and control

Jason Garrett

Overton County News

As warmer temperatures start to emerge, beef producers can almost guarantee they will start to see increased numbers of flies on their cattle. These pest are associated with lower animal grains, losses of blood, infection and disease, decreased milk production and lost grazing time all from being harassed and bothered constantly which results in lost revenue for beef producers.

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Publication Provides Comprehensive Overview of Pasture Management

Publication Provides Comprehensive Overview of Pasture Management

Dan Loy, James Russell

Iowa Beef Center

A new version of an iconic Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication has been released, providing updated information to livestock producers who are looking to increase production and returns by improving management of their grassland areas.

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CattleFax to Receive Don L. Good Impact Award

CattleFax to Receive Don L. Good Impact Award

Kansas State University

CattleFax, an organization created by cattle producers, has been selected to receive the 2018 Don L. Good Impact Award. The award, presented by the Livestock and Meat Industry Council Inc. (LMIC), is named in honor of Good, who is a former head of the Kansas State University Department of Animal Sciences and Industry (ASI), and recognizes positive impact on the livestock and meat industry or agriculture.

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These cows are modeling the tracking technology of the future

These cows are modeling the tracking technology of the future

Rachel Metz

MIT Technology Review

Embedded RFID sensors and other trackers have long been used in livestock, though generally just for identifying each animal. There are already some behavior-tracking wearables out there, such as collars, that use sensors to pinpoint events like cud-chewing and illness.

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There’s a story to tell about antimicrobial use — and it’s a good one

There’s a story to tell about antimicrobial use — and it’s a good one

Roy Lewis

Manitoba Cooperator

There have been volumes written about antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in recent years — this article will highlight some of the key points on how well the cattle industry is doing so far and what changes veterinarians may make in their recommendations going forward.

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Odde Presented the Jay B. Dillingham Award for Agricultural Leadership and Excellence

Odde Presented the Jay B. Dillingham Award for Agricultural Leadership and Excellence

Kansas State University

Ken Odde, former Kansas State University Department of Animal Sciences and Industry (ASI) department head and current professor, was presented the Jay B. Dillingham Award for Agricultural Leadership and Excellence Award by the Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City on May 15.

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Study supports eco-impact of lifelong cattle grazing, but there are caveats 

Study supports eco-impact of lifelong cattle grazing, but there are caveats 

Ari LeVaux

Colorado Springs Independent

The hamburger stands as one of America’s favorite dishes and most famous food exports. Thanks to that culinary stature, it’s in a position to teach us something: how to shrink the carbon footprint of our meals.

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U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef elects leadership

U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef elects leadership

High Plains Journal

The U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, the Nation’s leading multi-stakeholder beef sustainability group, announced a new board of directors and executive officer group during the recent Fourth Annual General Assembly Meeting in Oklahoma City. Elected by USRSB’s diverse membership body of cattlemen and women, beef processors, retailers, restaurants, technology providers and environmental conservation organizations, the new USRSB board will drive the strategic direction and focus of the world’s largest collaborative beef sustainability forum.

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The Family Ranch

The Family Ranch

Melissa Hemken

Cowboys and Indians

Bruce Porter’s descendants imagine their ancestor gazing out at the Teton Mountains from the piece of earth he purchased in the 1930s, their family land in Jackson, Wyoming. For Porter’s great-grandsons, Cody and Chase Lockhart, the bounds of that rooted landscape motivated a new model of ranching.

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